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Lithuania struggles with migrant flood opened by Belarus

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VEREBIEJAI, Lithuania — Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time....

Belarus targets rights activists, journalists with raids

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KYIV, Ukraine — Authorities in Belarus on Wednesday raided offices and homes of dozens of human rights activists and journalists in a crackdown that...

Lithuania struggles with migrant influx opened by Belarus

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VEREBIEJAI, Lithuania — Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time....

Russian fund: India’s top vaccine maker to produce Sputnik V

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MOSCOW — Russia's sovereign fund on Tuesday announced a deal with a top Indian vaccine manufacturer to produce the Russia-designed Sputnik V vaccine. ...

Putin hosts leader of Belarus for talks on closer ties

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday hosted the authoritarian leader of Belarus, who has increasingly relied on Moscow's support amid increasing tensions...

Lithuania passes laws to curb migrant arrivals from Belarus

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VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania’s parliament on Tuesday passed new legislation aimed at curbing an influx of migrants crossing its borders that it accused neighboring...

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HELSINKI — The European Union’s border agency is pledging to “significantly” step up its support to Lithuania in the coming days “due to the...

Lithuania builds border fence to stem migration from Belarus

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VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania began Friday to erect a fence along its border with Belarus to deter third country migrants from entering, a week...

Belarus government blocks top media outlet, detain reporters

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KYIV, Ukraine — The Belarusian authorities on Thursday blocked the website of a leading online media outlet and detained several of its journalists, the...

Belarus sentences former presidential contender to 14 years

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KYIV, Ukraine — The Supreme Court in Belarus on Tuesday sentenced a former contender in the 2020 presidential race to 14 years in prison...