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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...

Nicaragua arrests 6 more opposition figures; EU weighs move

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan police arrested a half dozen more opposition figures, including the sixth presidential hopeful to have been arrested in a crackdown...

Anti-LGBT Georgian protestors burn EU flag in capital

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MOSCOW — Opponents of LGBT rights clashed with police in the Georgian capital and burned a European Union flag that was hanging in front...

Report: Venezuela security forces continue killings, torture

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CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan security forces carried out fewer extra-judicial killings in the 12 months through April, a U.N. report said Monday, but it...

Morse continues to grow her business, reputation teaching golf

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Crystal Morse doesn’t have time to calculate the number of miles she puts on the golf carts at The Legends Golf Club. Just know it’s...

Israel arrests Palestinian rights lawyer who protested Abbas

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JERUSALEM — A Palestinian human rights lawyer was detained by Israeli forces early Sunday after taking part in a protest in the occupied West...

Paris airport workers block terminal to protest pay cut

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PARIS — Paris airport workers protesting pay cuts on Friday blocked a busy terminal at a Charles de Gaulle Airport and skirmished with police,...

IOC gives athletes more scope for protest at Tokyo Olympics

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GENEVA — The IOC finally relented on Friday to let Olympic athletes make gestures of protest in their field of play at the Tokyo...

US hits Myanmar with new sanctions, revokes ICC penalties

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday hit 22 senior Myanmar officials and family members with sanctions over the government’s crackdown on democracy protests...

Belarus leader says alleged foreign-backed plots thwarted

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KYIV, Ukraine — Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko claimed Friday that his government has thwarted a series of purported Western-backed plots, and ordered the...