Para-rower dies after boat capsizes at world championships
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of rowing says para-rower Dzmitry Ryshkevich died after his boat capsized during training at the world championships in Austria.
Lithuania to buy iodine tables as Belarus plans power plant
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Lithuanian government says it has decided to purchase more than 4 million iodine tablets, estimated to be worth 900,000 euros ($1 million), because of plans in...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Zheng Saisai kept sending back those big, looping groundstrokes and digging balls from every corner to keep points alive as Aryna Sabalenka became more and more frustrated...
Newlywed dies in river near bus seen in ‘Into the Wild’
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A newlywed said he frantically tried but failed to save his wife as she struggled to cross a raging river near a bus in the Alaska wilderness made famous by the movie...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A newlywed woman from Belarus who was swept away by a river in Alaska was trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild."
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on woman's river death in Alaska (all times local):
A newlywed woman from Belarus who was swept away by a river in Alaska was trying to...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say a diplomat from Belarus was shot by a neighbor who later committed suicide. The incident did not appear to be politically motivated.
Ukraine’s new president invites Putin for talks
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president has proposed holding talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in the east and Russia's 2014 annexation of...
4 Ukrainians released from separatist captivity
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Four Ukrainian nationals on Friday were released after spending years in separatist captivity and handed over to the Ukrainian government in a rare gesture of good...
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A 55-year-old table-tennis player has won a bronze medal at the European Games, 36 years after she was a world champion for China.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Live-ammunition drills the Serbian military is holding with Russian and Belarusian troops show Belgrade has allies in any future war in the Balkans, Serbia's defense...
Krakow confirmed to host 2023 European Games
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Polish city of Krakow has been confirmed as the host of the 2023 European Games.
It was the only bidder after a Russian plan to hold the games in Kazan fizzled...
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday as host Belarus seeks to shed its reputation as one of the continent's most isolated...
Draw list for Champions League qualifying
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Draw Wednesday for Champions League qualifying:
Germany beats Belarus without coach Loew
BORISOV, Belarus (AP) — Germany brushed off the absence of coach Joachim Loew to beat Belarus 2-0 on Saturday in European Championship qualifying, but remains behind fast-starting Northern Ireland...
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin at an investment forum (all times local):
Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no plan...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's athletics team for this month's European Games in Belarus will fly there in the prime minister's government jet, after sports officials couldn't find seats on...
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BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew will miss the side's upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia to recover from a sporting accident.
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Remains of more than 1,000 Holocaust victims were laid to rest on Wednesday in a Belarusian city on the border with Poland after a mass grave was discovered on a building...
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Russian oil firm asks for probe of contaminated supply
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France beats Romania in doubles to reach Fed Cup final
ROUEN, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia held her nerve on serve in the decisive doubles match as France reached the Fed Cup final with a nail-biting 3-2 win Sunday against a Simona Halep-inspired...
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian Ashleigh Barty beat doubles partner Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-6 (2), 6-3 to level their Fed Cup semifinal at 1-1 on Saturday.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Defending champion Kiki Bertens and third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, both among the top 10 players in the world, lost Thursday at the Volvo Car Open.
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in Belarus have arrested 15 demonstrators who were trying to prevent the removal of wooden crosses from a wooded area near the capital of Minsk where tens of thousands...
Belarusian president fires governor over cow welfare
MOSCOW (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired three officials including a governor for keeping cows in poor conditions at a local farm.
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in the capital of Belarus have blocked several hundred opposition demonstrators from holding a rally and detained some of them.
Anti-government protesters march in Belarusian capital
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 2,000 opponents of Belarus' authoritarian government have rallied in the country's capital of Minsk.
The Sunday rally marked the 101st anniversary of the formation...
The stars of last year's World Cup had to dig deep as European Championship qualifying began Thursday.
World Cup finalist Croatia nearly dropped points against Azerbaijan, only to be saved...
Belarusian FM lashes out at Russian ambassador
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Belarusian Foreign Ministry has lashed out at Russia's ambassador, accusing him of showing disrespect for the country — the latest sign of tensions between the two...
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian police said 15 officers were injured Saturday in a clash with far-right demonstrators who disrupted a campaign appearance of President Petro Poroshenko.
Ukrainian presidential ballot to have 39 names
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The ballot for Ukraine's presidential election will include 39 candidates, a marginally slimmer field after five contenders dropped out in recent days.
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday promised life imprisonment for anyone convicted of military corruption allegations, including the incumbent...
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The authoritarian president of Belarus on Tuesday called for better ties with NATO and lifted restrictions on U.S. diplomats, an apparent bid to win concessions from Moscow...
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The president of Belarus once again dismissed the possibility that Russia could incorporate his nation as the two former Soviet republics discuss how to integrate their...
Ukraine: Court ruling on law means end for corruption cases
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's Constitutional Court has struck down a law against officials enriching themselves, a move that raised concerns Wednesday about a weakening of the country's fight...
Ukraine drops out of Eurovision after spat with singer
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine has pulled out of this year's Eurovision song contest following a politically-tinged dispute between the singer who won the national competition and the country's...
Serbia takes delivery of 4 more Russian-made fighter jets
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia took delivery of four Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets from Belarus on Monday, the defense ministry said, part of an arms purchase that could heighten tensions in...
Arsenal stunned by Borisov in Europa League, Chelsea wins
Arsenal slumped to a 1-0 defeat at BATE Borisov in the first leg of the Europa League's round of 32 on Thursday, while crosstown rival Chelsea shook off its recent struggles with a 2-1 win at Malmo.
Ukraine bars entry to Russian Church-affiliated bishop
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Ukrainian Border Guards Service says it has stripped a Russian Church-affiliated bishop of his Ukrainian citizenship and barred him from entering the country.
Border Guards spokesman Oleh Slobodyan said on Thursday that Bishop Gedeon was stopped as he tried to fly into the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Slobodyan said the priest, who is father superior in a renowned monastery in Kiev, has been engaged in "anti-Ukrainian activities."
Belarus editor on trial, faces possible 5-year sentence
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The editor of the largest independent news website in Belarus is on trial for professional malfeasance in a case that could bring her a five-year prison sentence if convicted.
Tut.by editor Marina Zolatava's trial began on Tuesday. She is charged in connection with other Tut journalists' obtaining the password of the state news agency Belta and using it to get unauthorized access to subscriber-only material.
Belarusian student stabs and kills teacher and classmate
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus' Interior Ministry says a high school student has stabbed and killed his teacher and a classmate at a high school.
The ministry said the tenth-grader attacked the history teacher before she started her lesson Monday. He also stabbed two classmates who tried to protect the teacher at a school in the town of Stolbtsy, 65 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of the capital, Minsk.
Romania upsets Czechs in Fed Cup, Australia beats US
Romania upset defending champion Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday, along with France, Belarus and Australia.
Romania reached the semifinals for the first time after its first victory against the Czechs, who won six titles in the last eight years.
Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu teamed up to clinch the best-of-five contest with a 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4 win over Czech pair Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova in the doubles.
Fed Cup: France and Belarus lead 2-0; Czechs and US tied
France and Belarus were in command of their Fed Cup first-round ties while 2018 finalists the Czech Republic and the United States were level in their ties on Saturday.
Australian Open semifinalist Karolina Pliskova won the first point for the Czechs against Romania after easing past Mihaela Burzanescu 6-1, 6-4 on an indoor hard-court in Ostrava.
But Simona Halep won the second singles by routing Katerina Siniakova, the star of last year's final victory against the United States, 6-4, 6-0.
Ramanouskaya, Burov take home gold in aerials at worlds
DEER VALLEY, Utah (AP) — Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya of Belarus captured her first major title with a win in the women's aerials at the world championships.
Ramanouskaya's run on Wednesday night eclipsed runner-up Liubov Nikitina of Russia. China's Xu Mengtao earned the bronze.
Defending champion Ashley Caldwell of Ashburn, Virginia, took fifth in her return from a shoulder injury.