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Belarus stripped of European track cycling championships

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Belarus was stripped of hosting next month's European track cycling championships on Thursday amid an international furor after a passenger jet...

Belarusian leader defends his action to divert flight

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KYIV, Ukraine — Belarus' authoritarian president on Wednesday defended his action to divert a European flight that triggered bruising European Union sanctions and accused...

Biden calls Belarus plane diversion an ‘outrageous incident’

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President Joe Biden on Monday said the forced diversion by Belarus of a commercial passenger jet so it could arrest an opposition journalist was...

World hockey body backs Belarus in diplomatic spat over flag

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ZURICH — Amid a diplomatic incident over flags at the hockey world championship in Latvia, the governing body of the sport on Tuesday sided...

Germany pulls out of track cycling championships in Belarus

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BERLIN — Germany’s national track cycling team will not compete at next month’s Elite Track European Championships in Belarus in response to what the...

UK bars Belarus airline after plane forced to land in Minsk

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LONDON — Britain on Monday barred Belarus’s national airline and instructed U.K. aircraft to avoid Belarussian airspace after a Ryanair passenger jet was forced...

EU mulls response to Belarus diverting plane to nab reporter

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BRUSSELS — Angry European Union leaders were set to consider a joint response Monday to Belarus' diversion of a plane traveling between EU member...

EXPLAINER: What was behind a jet’s diversion to Belarus?

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The diversion of a Ryanair flight to Lithuania by Belarus, leading to the arrest of an opposition journalist who was a passenger, has sparked...

Belarus opposition figure detained when flight diverted

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KYIV, Ukraine — A founder of a messaging app channel that has been a key information conduit for opponents of Belarus’ authoritarian president was...

Ukraine’s leader says France, Germany too soft on Russia

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KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine's leader said Thursday that France and Germany have recently softened their stance in talks with Moscow on settling a conflict...