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Stories with place: Belarus
  • Cyclist Yates can keep racing despite positive doping test 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 1:17 pm

    AIGLE, Switzerland - British cyclist Simon Yates can continue to race despite a positive doping test during the Paris-Nice race, the International Cycling Union said Friday.

  • Belarus tennis player escapes punishment over meldonium 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 12:15 pm

    LONDON - A player from Belarus has escaped punishment after testing positive for meldonium, the same substance found in Maria Sharapova's sample at the Australian Open, the International Tennis Federation says.

  • UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 7:52 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday.

  • Memories painful on Chernobyl's 30th anniversary story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:08 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - As Ukraine and Belarus on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident with solemn words and an angry protest, some of the men who were sent to the site in the first chaotic and frightening days were gripped by painful memories.

  • AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:14 am

    GUBAREVICHI, Belarus - On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation's food safety limits.

  • Pope recalls Chernobyl and 'forgotten' conflict in Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 7:36 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is calling attention to the suffering in Ukraine caused by what he terms the "forgotten" armed conflict between government forces and Russian-backed rebels.

  • Obama-Putin discuss need to implement Ukraine peace deal 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 3:26 pm

    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have spoken by telephone, and the White House says they spent much of the call discussing Ukraine, with Obama urging Putin to abide by a 2015 agreement aimed at ending the conflict.

  • Belarus beats Russia to move into World Group 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 3:56 pm

    MOSCOW - Belarus secured its place in the World Group of the Fed Cup for the first time when Aliaksandra Sasnovich rallied to beat Russia's Margarita Gasparyan 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 on Sunday.

  • Belarusian lifter's provisional meldonium suspension lifted 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 12:29 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - A two-time Olympic medal-winning weightlifter from Belarus has had his provisional doping suspension lifted in line with new guidelines on meldonium cases.

  • The Latest: Putin: Russia considers trade for Ukraine pilot story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-16 9:57 am

    MOSCOW - The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's marathon call-in TV show (all times local):

  • Ukraine's embattled prime minister resigns story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-16 4:43 pm

    MINSK, Belarus - Ukraine's embattled prime minister announced Sunday that he is resigning, opening the way for the formation of a new government to end a drawn-out political crisis.

  • Belarus athletics chief wins battle against doping ban 
    Updated: Apr-09-16 11:22 am

    MOSCOW - The IAAF says the head of athletics in Belarus has avoided a lengthy ban after winning a marathon legal battle against the World Anti-Doping Agency.