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Stories with place: Belarus
  • US to maintain Russia sanctions, hopes EU will keep them too 
    Updated: May-23-16 1:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Washington will maintain economic sanctions against Russia over its support of armed separatists in eastern Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea and is hopeful that the European Union will do the same, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

  • EU chides Belarus over recent increase in death penalties 
    Updated: May-20-16 6:52 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Union is complaining to Belarus about what it calls an upsurge in death sentences over the past months.

  • US diplomat in Moscow for talks on Ukraine 
    Updated: May-18-16 7:12 am

    MOSCOW - A senior U.S. diplomat is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on Ukraine.

  • UN rights experts criticize reported Belarus execution 
    Updated: May-13-16 12:03 pm

    GENEVA - U.N. human rights experts are criticizing a reported execution of a murder suspect in Belarus, saying the move violates the country's international commitments.

  • German FM: Ukraine talks made progress on security issues story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 12:49 pm

    BERLIN - Talks between Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France produced several agreements aimed at improving security in eastern Ukraine but no deal on holding local elections in the separatist region controlled by Russia-backed rebels, a top German diplomat said Wednesday.

  • US attorney: 2 Belarusians took in $1.35M from phishing scam 
    Updated: May-06-16 12:48 pm

    PITTSBURGH - Two men from the Eastern European country of Belarus have been charged with receiving $1.35 million stolen in an international phishing scheme from the bank account of a Pennsylvania oil and gas drilling company, federal authorities in Pittsburgh said Friday.

  • 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.