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Ethiopia suspends work of 2 aid groups active in Tigray

Two international aid groups say the Ethiopian government has suspended part or all of their operations
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Egypt president vows to increase price of subsidized bread

Egypt’s president has vowed to raise the price of government-subsidized bread
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, a vendor counts his money at a bread stand in the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. On Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has vowed to raise the price of government-subsidized bread, a move that would be the latest in a series of austerity measures taken by his government in recent years to overhaul the country’s economy. El-Sissi offered no further details on the amount or timing of the increase. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
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British navy group: 'Potential hijack' of ship off UAE coast

The British navy has warned of a “potential hijack” of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman, without elaborating
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Thousands flee homes as heat wave fuels Greek wildfire

Thousands of people have fled their homes north of Athens fled their homes as a wildfire reached residential areas and Greece grappled with its worst heat wave in decades
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Flames burn through a forest area during a wildfire that broke out in Tatoi, northern Athens, Greece, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. The Greek Fire Service maintained an alert for most of the country Tuesday and Wednesday, while public and some private services shifted operating hours to allow for afternoon closures. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
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Afghan official: Acting defense minister targeted in attack

A powerful explosion rocked an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan’s capital in an attack that apparently targeted the country’s acting defense minister
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Smoke rises from a powerful explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. The explosion rocked a posh neighborhood of the Afghan capital where several senior government officials live. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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Turkey's Erdogan faces mounting criticism over wildfires

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is facing increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires that have left eight people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes
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A man leaves as advancing fires rage the Hisaronu area, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. For the sixth straight day, Turkish firefighters battled Monday to control the blazes that are tearing through forests near Turkey's beach destinations. Fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures, the fires that began Wednesday have left eight people dead. Residents and tourists have fled vacation resorts in flotillas of small boats or convoys of cars and trucks. (AP Photo)
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Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraine

Vitaly Shishov was found hanged in a city park not far from his home.
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This undated photo provided by Belarusian Human Rights Center "Viasna," shows Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Kyiv-based Belarusian House in Ukraine. Belarusian activist Shishov, who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution, was found hanged in one of the city's parks not far from his home, police said Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (Human Rights Center Viasna via AP)
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Taliban take much of provincial capital in south Afghanistan

The Taliban are pressing ahead with their advances in southern Afghanistan.
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Afghan security personnel patrol a deserted street during fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces, in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. The Taliban pressed on with their advances in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Tuesday as Afghan forces launched airstrikes to defend the provincial capital. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)
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Russia hands Navalny ally parole-like sentence over protests

A court in Moscow has sentenced a close ally of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 1 1/2 years of parole-like restrictions
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Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol, a close ally of Alexei Navalny, looks at photographers as she arrives at the court in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. A Russian court on Tuesday restricted Lyubov Sobol move for a year and a half after she was found guilty of violating the COVID-19 safety rules. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Olympics, Turkey fire and drought: World in Photos, Aug. 3

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Olympics, Turkey fire and drought: World in Photos, Aug. 3
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At least 3 wounded in Sweden shooting amid rise in violence

Police say at least three people have been wounded in a shooting in the southern Swedish city of Kristianstad
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Poolice stand at the scene of a shooting incident, in the Nasby area, of Kristianstad, Sweden, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. Police say that at least two people have been injured in a shooting in the southern Swedish city of Kristianstad. Swedish police received an alert on Tuesday afternoon that several loud bangs had been heard. According to preliminary information, no one was killed. (Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency via AP)
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1st cruise ship docks in Puerto Rico since pandemic began

The Carnival Mardi Gras has docked in Puerto Rico — the first cruise ship to visit the U.S. territory since the pandemic began
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Tourists exit Carnival's Mardi Gras cruise ship after it docked in the bay of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, marking the first time a cruise ship visits the U.S. territory since the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
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Group run by British navy now calls incident off the United Arab Emirates' coast a 'potential hijack'

Group run by British navy now calls incident off the United Arab Emirates' coast a 'potential hijack'
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Thai protest leader renews calls for reform of monarchy

A protest leader in Thailand has renewed calls for the reform of the country’s monarchy and suggested that time is  running out for the powerful institution to respond
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Saudi man executed in Shiite-populated east for rebellion

Saudi Arabia has announced the execution of a man it says had been found guilty of armed rebellion and protesting against the state
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Seoul: North Korea releases army rice reserves amid shortage

North Korea is releasing emergency rice reserves.
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FILE - In this May 25, 2021, file photo, farmers plant rice at the Namsa Co-op Farm of Rangnang District in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea is releasing emergency military rice reserves as its food shortage worsens, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, with a heat wave and drought reducing the country's supply. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
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Malaysia leader in limbo as key party, minister pull support

The biggest party in Malaysia’s ruling alliance says embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has lost the right to govern because a number of its lawmakers have withdrawn their support
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Malaysian opposition members Anwar Ibrahim, fourth from left, and Mahathir Mohamad, second from left in blue mask, hold a banner reading "Muhyiddin and Cabinet resign" during a protest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Malaysian opposition lawmakers marched toward the parliament building in Kuala Lumpur to demand Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to resign. (AP Photo/FL Wong)
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Greece claims Turkey endangered migrants in Aegean accident

Greece’s migration minister has accused neighboring Turkey of allegedly endangering migrants at sea and ignoring an agreement with the EU to stem illegal migration into Europe
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On the bus or off, Venezuela journalists try to deliver news

Two decades of governments that see the press as an enemy have pushed Venezuelan journalists to find alternative ways to keep citizens informed
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Juan Pablo Lares, left, talks to bus passengers as he and his associate Maximiliano Bruzual deliver their newscast "El Bus TV Capitolio" and hand out free copies of the newspaper "Enterate," in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 31, 2021. Two decades of governments that see the press as an enemy have pushed Venezuelan journalists to find alternative ways to keep citizens informed. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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Free climber scales London skyscraper in climate stunt

A 21-year-old free climber who was imprisoned two years ago for climbing the U.K.’s tallest skyscraper has scaled another building, this time to draw attention to climate change
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Free-solo climber George King climbs the Stratosphere Tower building, a 36-story residential tower block in Stratford, east London Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. In 2019, George King was sentenced to six months' custody after admitting breaching a High Court injunction when he scaled The Shard - one of the tallest buildings in Europe. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
August 03

Lithuania to turn migrants crossing in from Belarus away

Lithuania has ordered its border guards to turn away, by force if needed, migrants attempting to enter the Baltic country as a surge of Iraqis coming in from neighboring Belarus has emerged a major foreign policy issue
August 03
FILE - In this Friday, July 9, 2021 file photo, a member of the Lithuania State Border Guard Service looks through binoculars as he patrols on the border with Belarus, near the village of Purvenai, Lithuania. Lithuania has ordered its border guards to turn away, by force if needed, migrants attempting to enter the Baltic country as the rapidly growing number of immigrants illegally crossing from neighboring Belarus has emerged a major foreign policy issue to the small European Union nation. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
August 03

China sticks to goal of having carbon emissions peak by 2030

China’s climate change envoy says it will stick to its goal of having its carbon emissions peak by 2030
August 03
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 23, 2015 file photo, Xie Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of China's National Development and Reform Commission, attends a press briefing by the Chinese Delegation at the 7th US China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and 6th Consultation on People-to-People (CPE) at the US State Dept. in Washington. China's climate change envoy said Tuesday Aug. 3, 2021, that it would stick to its goal of peaking carbon emissions by 2030, even as others from the U.S. and Britain urged the country to do more to limit global warming. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 03

Orangutan tries on safari visitor's dropped sunglasses

Orangutan tries on woman’s sunglasses after safari park visitor drops her shades into an enclosure during a trip.
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Orangutan tries on woman’s sunglasses after safari park visitor drops her shades into an enclosure during a trip.
August 03

German Greens say they'll meet Paris climate goals

With less than two months before Germany holds an election, the environmentalist Green party has announced a 10-point plan that puts the Paris climate accord’s goal at the heart of its election program
August 03
Annalena Baerbock, candidate for chancellor and federal leader of the Greens and Robert Habeck, federal leader of the Greens, present their party's "immediate climate protection programme" in Biesenthal, Germany, Tuesday, Aug.3, 2021. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
August 03

Giant panda gives birth to female twins

Giant panda on loan to France from China gives birth to two female twins, the second and third cubs ever born in the country.
August 03
Giant panda on loan to France from China gives birth to two female twins, the second and third cubs ever born in the country.
August 03

Election body targets Bolsonaro after he fails to show fraud

After years of attacking Brazil’s voting system as susceptible to fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro has ignored a deadline from the nation’s electoral court to present proof of his claims
August 03
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony at the Ministry of Citizenship, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Bolsonaro once again mentioned in his speech the existence of fraud in the Brazilian electoral system. The electoral court has rebuffed his claims as baseless, saying the system is trustworthy and there are several means of checking results. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 03

After Beirut blast, winning justice becomes a life's mission

Fighting for justice has become their life’s mission for many who lost family.
August 03
Ibrahim Hoteit, 51, left, and his wife, Hanan, lead a protest for the relatives of victims of the Aug. 4, 2020, Beirut port explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, July 10, 2021. Hoteit, whose brother was killed in the blast, has become the face of calls for justice from the families of the victims. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
August 03

Rights group: Lebanese officials failed to protect residents

An international human rights group says Lebanese officials knew of the risks posed by the highly explosive material stored at Beirut’s port and did nothing to protect the public against it
August 03
FILE - In this Aug 5, 2020 file photo, a drone camera captures the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon. The Aug. 4 blast at Beirut's port tore through the city at 6:07 p.m., destroying entire neighbourhoods and killing scores of people. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
August 03

Iran supreme leader endorses hard-line protégé as president

Iran’s supreme leader has officially endorsed his hard-line protégé as the nation’s next president, just two days ahead of the inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi
August 03
In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, gives his official seal of approval to newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi in an endorsement ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. A portrait of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini hangs in the background. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
August 03

BMW reaps $5.7 billion in profit, warns on parts shortages

Germany's BMW is reporting 4.8 billion euros in profit for the second quarter
August 03
FILE - In this Friday, May 14, 2021 file photo the logo of German car manufacturer BMW is fixed at the headquarters in Munich, Germany. German automaker BMW reports second-quarter earnings on Tuesday Aug. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
August 03

Israeli court's compromise would avoid Palestinian evictions

Israel’s Supreme Court has floated compromises to prevent the evictions of dozens of Palestinian residents in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah
August 03
Protesters hold signs during a hearing on the possible evictions of Palestinian from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem, outside the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
August 03

Fears over impunity grow as Haiti probes president's slaying

Haitian police have detained more than 40 suspects in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse, but many people fear the country's crumbling judicial system could result in the assassination going unpunished
August 03
New Prime Minister Ariel Henry, center, talks with former interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph as they stand surrounded by Henry's cabinet after his appointment in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, weeks after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise at his home. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)
August 02

Nicaragua party lists presidential candidate despite arrests

A conservative coalition in Nicaragua has registered a former leader of the 1980s “Contra” rebels as a presidential candidate in the Nov. 7 elections to challenge the re-election bid of President Daniel Ortega
August 02
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, lead a rally in Managua, Nicaragua. The European Union on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 slapped sanctions on Nicaraguan first lady and seven other senior officials accused of serious human rights violations or undermining democracy, amid a crackdown on opposition politicians in the Central American country. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga, File)
August 02

Extreme heat driven by climate change hits Olympics

ABC News' Kenneth Moton reports on the latest Olympic challenge as athletes and organizers grapple with extreme heat and the possibility that this may be the new reality for future Olympics.
August 02
VIDEO: Extreme heat driven by climate change hits Olympics
August 02

Cuba ambassador on protests: 'There wasn't any shut down of internet"

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Cuba’s ambassador to the UN Yuri Gala on last month's protests in Cuba amid economic hardships, and the Cuban government’s crackdown.
August 02
VIDEO: Cuba ambassador on protests: 'There wasn't any shut down of internet"
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Italy's Draghi wins confidence votes on justice reforms

Premier Mario Draghi’s government has easily won two confidence votes  from Italian lawmakers, securing approval in Parliament’s lower chamber for a key justice system reforms
August 02
Italian Premier Mario Draghi speaks at a press conference at Chigi Palace government office in Rome, Thursday, July 22, 2021. With daily COVID-19 cases sharply rising again, Italy will soon require people to have a so-called “green pass” to access venues like gyms, museums and indoor restaurants in a bid to avoid a return to pandemic lockdowns devastating for the economy. Certification that one has received at least one vaccine dose in the last nine months, has recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months or tested negative in the previous 48 hours will let people dine at tables inside restaurants or cafes, go to movies, sports events, casinos, town fairs or other leisure venues. Premier Mario Draghi's government approved a decree Thursday ordering the measures. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
August 02

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

Turkey is seeking international help to fight wildfires, and neighbor Greece is using old power stations to cope with the demand for air conditioning as a heat wave intensifies in southeast Europe
August 02
A man walks away with his cows from an advancing fire in Cokertme village, in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. For the sixth straight day, Turkish firefighters were battling Monday to control the blazes tearing through forests near Turkey's beach destinations. Fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures, the fires that began Wednesday have left eight people dead and forced residents and tourists to flee vacation resorts in a flotilla of small boats.(AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
August 02

Turkey battles wildfires for 6th day; 10,000 are evacuated

Firefighters in Turkey are battling for the sixth straight day to control wildfires that are tearing through forests near some of the country's top beach resorts
August 02
People run away as the wildfires engulf an area near the seashore, forcing people to be evacuated by boats, in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Wildfires in the Turkish holiday destinations of Antalya and Mugla are still raging as firefighters worked to battle the blazes for a fifth day. Authorities warned tourists and residents to keep evacuating Turunc, a town in the seaside resort of Marmaris, and navy ships waited in the sea there to see if a bigger evacuation was needed. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)
August 02

Fog envelopes city skyline in Brisbane

A resident in Brisbane, Australia, captured a view of the city skyline shrouded in fog in the central business district.
August 02
A resident in Brisbane, Australia, captured a view of the city skyline shrouded in fog in the central business district.
August 02

Italy wildfires seen in aerial footage

Officials in Italy battled wildfires that raged across the country, including in the Dannunziana forest near Pescara, where at least 100 people were evacuated.
August 02
Officials in Italy battled wildfires that raged across the country, including in the Dannunziana forest near Pescara, where at least 100 people were evacuated.
August 02

Ambassador: US orders 24 Russian diplomats out by Sept. 3

The Russian ambassador to the United States says Washington has ordered 24 Russian diplomats to leave the country by Sept. 3
August 02
August 02

Mexico president downplays sparse turnout in referendum vote

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has downplayed the abysmal turnout for a national referendum on pursuing ex-presidents for alleged wrongdoing during their administrations
August 02
A banner showing images of several Mexican former presidents, obscuring their eyes with red bars, and calling for citizens to participate in a referendum on whether ex-presidents should be tried for their alleged crimes during their time in office, hangs from a wall in Mexico, City. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
August 02

Israeli defense chief: Alleged Iran attack an 'escalation'

Israel’s defense minister says Iran’s alleged attack on a merchant ship off the coast of Oman last week was “a stepping-up of the escalation” of hostilities by Iran, and called for international action
August 02
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Olympic wins and losses, wildfires and wildlife protectors: World in Photos, Aug. 2

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
August 02
VIDEO: Olympic wins and losses, wildfires and wildlife protectors: World in Photos, Aug. 2
August 02

Afghan president seeks defense of cities as Taliban advance

The Afghan president is blaming the American troops' speedy pullout for the intensified violence in his country
August 02
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks at the extraordinary meeting of the Parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 02

Their town wiped out by a mudslide, people of La Reina mourn

On the night of Nov. 24, 2020, their town -- La Reina -- was wiped from the face of the earth
August 02
Tomasa Rodriguez, 60, and her husband, Rufino Caballero, 63, stand for a portrait among the remains of their home destroyed by hurricanes Eta and Iota in the village of La Reina, Honduras, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. "We had installed drinking water, the thieves took the taps. They took the toilet bowl," says Caballero. "We had opened a window in the wall, with glass, because it looked very dark. They stole our glass," says Rodriguez. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
August 02

EU to aid Lithuania as migrants pour in from Belarus

European Union officials have pledged millions of euros to help Lithuania tackle a migrant crisis that it blames on the government of neighboring Belarus and its authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko
August 02
Towe Mahawa, a migrants from Guinea, holds her daughter Kadaitou as she looks through a fence at the refugee camp in Druskininkai, some 145km (99,1 miles) south from Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Lithuania has struggled with a flow of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, a huge influx that officials in the tiny Baltic country say was organized by Belarusian authorities as part of a "hybrid war" against the European Union.(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
August 02

What Simone Biles’ return to competition means for Team USA

Plus, what to know about Raven Saunders’ Olympic protest and what’s next for the U.S. women’s soccer team after losing to Canada.
August 02
VIDEO: What Simone Biles’ return to competition means for Team USA
August 02

Belarus sends reporter to prison over deleted chat messages

A court in Belarus has convicted a journalist of insulting the president in messages in a deleted chat group and sentenced him to 1 1/2 years in prison, the Belarusian Association of Journalists says
August 02
This handout undated photo provided by Belarusian Human Rights Center "Viasna", shows Belarusian journalist Siarhei Hardziyevich sitting in a court room in Minsk, Belarus. A court in Belarus has convicted Siarhei Hardziyevich of insulting the president in messages in a deleted chat group and sentenced him to 1 1/2 years in prison, the Belarusian Association of Journalists says. (Human Rights Center Viasna via AP)
August 02

Poland's PM wants accord with EU on law and judiciary

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says he wants to reach “some kind of accord” with the European Union
August 02
FILE - In this Friday, June 25, 2021 file photo, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki talks to journalists as he arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. Morawiecki on Monday, Aug. 2 says he wants to reach “some kind of accord” with the European Union. The comments come amid a standoff over the way Poland’s government has sought to discipline judges and other judicial changes. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)