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Belarus Struggles to Make Sense of April Terror Attack and Country's Future
The crowd outside the Oktoberskaya metro station in Minsk silently studies the makeshift tribute to those slain in last week's terror attack. One young woman silently weeps as she clutched her bouquet of carnations she is preparing to leave. Handwritten prayers, poems and photos of Jesus are tucked
Belarusian Capital Minsk Awarded 2019 European Games
The capital of Belarus was chosen Friday to host the 2019 European Games, ending more than a year of uncertainty after the previous host pulled out. The European Olympic Committee's general assembly approved the choice of Minsk, which was the only candidate to stage the second edition of the
Belarus Capital Seems Main Contender for 2019 European Games
The Belarusian capital city Minsk has emerged as the main contender to host the 2019 edition of the troubled European Games
Report: Executions Resume in Belarus as EU Lifts Sanctions
A new report by a Paris-based human rights group and Belarusian activists says Belarus has resumed executions after the European Union lifted most of its sanctions against the former Soviet nation
Ukrainian Officials Say Car-Bomb Killing of Journalist is Attempt to Destabilize Country
MOSCOW-- Ukrainian officials are suggesting that the killing of a prominent journalist by a car bomb today in central Kiev was intended to "destabilize" the country, with some hinting that Russia may have played a role. Pavel Sheremet died when a bomb that had apparently been placed in his car
The Global News Quiz! (All taken from this week's "Global Note")
QUESTIONS 1) Name Ann Romney’s Olympic horse. 2) Which world leader flew to London – for a judo match? 3) Three suspected al-Qaeda members were arrested in southern Spain. Besides explosives – they were said to be carrying documents related to what?3) Vladimir Putin. 4)...
The Global Note: Al Qaeda In Spain?…In Syria, Horrors On Both Sides…In Belarus , Teddy Bears From The Sky
AL QAEDA TRIO ARRESTED IN SPAIN Three suspected al-Qaeda members have been arrested in southern Spain - allegedly carrying explosives. The trio, including one Turk and two Chechens, are thought to have been planning an attack in Spain – and the case is notable because...
Europe's Last Dictator Barred From London Olympics
MOSCOW – Who is blocking Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko from attending the London Olympics? That’s what the head of Russia’s Olympic Committee wants to know after the man dubbed Europe’s Last Dictator did not receive permission to travel there for the games. “The organizing committee...
President Obama Assails Belarus and 'Europe’s Last Dictator'
WARSAW, Poland -- After meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk today in Warsaw, President Obama continued to criticize the authoritarian government of Belarus, calling out President Aleksandr Lukashenko by name. The comments came one day after the U.S. State...