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Tom Balmforth

Tens of thousands protest in Belarus, defying warning shots

02 Nov 2020

MOSCOW Riot police fired warning shots into the air, used stun grenades and arrested more than 200 people to deter tens of thousands of Belarusians who marched through Minsk on Sunday to demand veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko leave power. | Video

Tens of thousands protest in Belarus, defying warning shots

02 Nov 2020

MOSCOW Riot police fired warning shots into the air, used stun grenades and arrested more than 200 people to deter tens of thousands of Belarusians who marched through Minsk on Sunday to demand veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko leave power. | Video

'Take Biden and Trump down!' In Moscow, neither U.S. candidate appeals

29 Oct 2020

MOSCOW Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a staunch ally of President Vladimir Putin, threw a champagne party in Russia's parliament in 2016 to toast Donald Trump's presidential election victory.

Lukashenko shuts borders, shakes up security team to stamp out Belarus protests

29 Oct 2020

MOSCOW Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko partially closed the country's land borders and replaced his interior minister and named three security hawks to new roles on Thursday in an attempt to tighten his grip after months of mass protests.

'Take Biden and Trump down!' In Moscow, neither U.S. candidate appeals

29 Oct 2020

MOSCOW Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a staunch ally of President Vladimir Putin, threw a champagne party in Russia's parliament in 2016 to toast Donald Trump's presidential election victory.

Workers and students pose strike challenge to Belarusian leader

27 Oct 2020

MOSCOW Factory workers chanted slogans, students and pensioners took to the streets, and police detained at least 235 people on Monday as the Belarusian opposition sought to intensify pressure on veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko with a nationwide strike.

U.S. welcomes Russian offer to freeze warheads totals to extend nuclear pact by a year

21 Oct 2020

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON The last U.S.-Russia strategic nuclear arms control pact gained momentum toward a one-year extension on Tuesday as Washington welcomed a proposal by Moscow to prolong it if both sides agreed to freeze their stocks of all nuclear warheads for that period.

Belarus seeks presidential challenger's arrest, threatens to use firearms at protests

16 Oct 2020

MOSCOW Belarus said on Friday it was seeking the arrest of exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya for jeopardising national security, days after she called for a general strike if the president does not yield to protesters' demands to quit.

Pollution off Russia's Far East looks highly toxic, says WWF

06 Oct 2020

MOSCOW Conservation group WWF said on Monday that unexplained toxic pollution off Russia's far eastern coast was likely caused by a highly soluble substance as officials played down the scale of the problem and suggested it was not manmade. | Video

'Square of Change': a Belarus courtyard becomes an unlikely protest battleground

05 Oct 2020

MOSCOW When state workers accompanied by police painted over opposition graffiti on a wall in a Minsk courtyard in August, local residents swiftly painted it back.

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