- EU official: Bloc may suspend sanctions on Belarus Updated: Oct-09-15 8:08 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union may suspend sanctions on Belarus, following the release of political prisoners there earlier this year, an EU official said on Friday, signaling what could be the end of the nine-year-long international isolation for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.
- New Nobel literature prize winner transcends easy categories Updated: Oct-08-15 2:27 pm
MINSK, Belarus - With a reporter's eye and an artist's heart, Svetlana Alexievich writes of the catastrophes, upheaval and personal woes that have afflicted the Soviet Union and the troubled countries that succeeded it. Her writings, characterized by plain language and detail so visceral it's sometimes painful to read, won her this year's Nobel literature prize.
- The Latest: Scholar wonders about Putin reaction to Nobel Updated: Oct-08-15 1:21 pm
STOCKHOLM - Latest news from the awarding of the Nobel Prize in literature.
- Belarus independent journalists targeted ahead of election Updated: Oct-08-15 5:46 am
MINSK, Belarus - A secret apartment in an old Minsk building has become just the latest risky place for journalists from the independent Belsat television station to work.
- Study: Mammals thrive in Chernobyl exclusion zone Updated: Oct-07-15 11:54 am
MOSCOW - Nearly 30 years after a nuclear reactor caught fire and spewed a lethal cloud of radiation, some species of mammals are thriving in the zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a new study says.
- Belarus' president says he doesn't want Russian air base Updated: Oct-06-15 2:07 pm
MINSK, Belarus - Belarus doesn't want to host a Russian military air base, President Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday, a statement that highlighted a strain between the two neighbors and allies.
- Belarusian media claim gov't attack on their websites Updated: Oct-05-15 11:20 am
MINSK, Belarus - Belarusian independent media outlets on Monday accused the government of blocking their websites less than a week before presidential elections, describing it as an attack against free press.
- Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris Updated: Oct-02-15 5:24 pm
PARIS - A summit reviving a European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine ended Friday with a call for the delay of contentious rebel plans to hold local elections this month and for both sides to begin a promised withdrawal of smaller-caliber weapons.
- Roma stunned in 3-2 defeat to BATE in Champions League Updated: Sep-29-15 5:12 pm
BORISOV, Belarus - Two goals from fullback Filip Mladenovic powered Belarusian underdog BATE Borisov to a surprise 3-2 win over Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday.
- UN envoy: 'Great mistake' to block aid in east Ukraine Updated: Sep-29-15 12:09 pm
GENEVA - Efforts by Russia-backed separatist rebels to block "desperately needed" humanitarian aid from reaching people in conflict-ridden eastern Ukraine could amount to crimes against humanity, a top U.N. human rights official said Tuesday.
- AP Interview: Ukrainian president pins hopes on UN talks Updated: Sep-28-15 12:18 am
NEW YORK - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he wants Monday's planned meeting between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin to lead to better implementation of an accord aimed at halting war in eastern Ukraine.
- Kiryienka surprising winner of time trial world championship Updated: Sep-23-15 5:18 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Only a handful of people at the start line knew Vasil Kiryienka's name Wednesday.
- Hundreds rally in rare protest in authoritarian Belarus Updated: Sep-23-15 2:49 pm
MINSK, Belarus - Hundreds of people have gathered in the Belarusian capital Minsk for a rare unsanctioned protest which did not provoke police violence.
- Belarusian demonstrators call for election boycott Updated: Sep-10-15 3:48 pm
MINSK, Belarus - About 300 opposition supporters rallied Thursday in the Belarusian capital calling for a boycott of next month's presidential vote.