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Russia’s Ukraine War is forcing the Belarus opposition to rethink strategy

More than four hundred representatives of the Belarusian opposition gathered in Vilnius on August 8-9 for an event that highlighted a mood of increasing militancy as the movement responds to the new realities created by Russia’s ongoing invasion of neighboring Ukraine. The conference in the Lithuanian capital was timed to mark the second anniversary of […]

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The other reason why food prices are rising

The United Nations’ worst-case scenario calculation is that global food prices will rise by an additional 8.5% by 2027. More expensive fertilizers are contributed to those higher costs, with some fertilizers spiking 300% since September 2020, according to the American Farm Bureau. “Last year [fertilizer] was around $270 per ton and now it’s over $1,400 […]

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Russia Ukraine War News Live Updates: Kyiv accuses Moscow of using nuclear plant for deadly rocket attack; 13 killed

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe on the continent. The Zaporizhzhia plant is in southern Ukraine, near the town of Enerhodar on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is one of the 10 biggest nuclear plants in the world. Built during […]

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NBC 10 I-Team: Cracking the case of ‘Popes Island Jane Doe’

NBC 10 I-Team: Cracking the case of ‘Popes Island Jane Doe’ Turn to 10 Source link

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Tennis-Azarenka withdraws from Toronto Open due to visa rejection | Sports-Games

Belarussian Victoria Azarenka will not play in the WTA 1000 tournament in Toronto next week after her visa application was rejected, the twice grand slam champion said on Twitter https://twitter.com/vika7/status/1556302134928441345. The 33-year-old, ranked 20th in the world, also missed Wimbledon in June due to a ban on Belarussian players. The tennis governing bodies have banned […]

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Finance

The thirst for freedom in Belarus is unquenchable

The peaceful pro-democracy protests that swept through Belarus in August 2020 evoked memories of Solidarity, the mass movement that had arisen in neighbouring Poland 40 years earlier. The focus of discontent was identical: a repressive regime, aligned with Moscow, that mistreated citizens and brought shame on the nation. Even the patriotic colours on display in […]

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Belarus checks combat readiness on border, Ukraine secures Kyiv defenses

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Belarus is testing the readiness of its troops in regions along its shared border with Ukraine, Ukrainian Armed Forces said Thursday as Kyiv secures its defenses against the threat of a second assault. Belarusian special operations groups have been conducting combat readiness checks and troops in Belarus’ Brest […]

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Gymnastics congress moved to let Russian officials attend

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Gymnastics Federation said Wednesday its annual congress will be moved out of Norway so that officials from Russia and its ally Belarus can attend. The FIG congress was due to be held in Norway in October but the FIG said it will be moved. It said the Norwegian Gymnastics […]

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Belarusian Sources See Lingering Russian Threat to Ukraine’s North, Disagree on Belarus’ Role

WASHINGTON/VILNIUS —  Exiled Belarusian sources say recent Russian military activities inside Belarus, a key Moscow ally, show Russia is trying to maintain a threat of attack from Belarus against northern Ukraine after failing in a land-based assault on the region housing Ukraine’s capital Kyiv earlier this year. While the Belarusian journalists, analysts and dissidents say […]

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India backs UN resolution to recognise human right to clean, healthy environment; raises concern over text | Science-Environment

India has voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution that recognises the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right, but dissociated itself from an operative paragraph of the text and voiced its concerns over the procedure and substance of the resolution. The 193-member General Assembly adopted the resolution […]