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Stories with place: Minsk
  • Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:31 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded.

  • EU praises release of political prisoners in Belarus story has photos
    Updated: Aug-23-15 8:40 am

    MINSK, Belarus - The European Union praised Belarus' release of political prisoners as "important progress" in its efforts to improve relations with the West, while the most prominent of those freed described it as a cynical attempt by the authoritarian government to gain access to badly needed Western credits.