Mar 17, 2015

Frenchman packs Russian wife in suitcase to enter EU

A Frenchman tried to smuggle his Russian wife into the European Union by hiding her in a massive suitcase, without realizing there had been no need for the would-be James Bond scheme. Poland’s border guards detained the man, who authorities said was in his ...

Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

Dec 22, 2014

Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

The authoritarian leader of Belarus flew into Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting to calm Europe’s volatile eastern edge. But a high-ranking Ukrainian official said Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko was just as keen to use the ...

Dec 5, 2014

Journalist missing in Minsk, feared detained

A Belarussian journalist who specializes in defense has been missing for several days, his colleagues said on Thursday, raising fears he has been detained by security forces. Journalist Alexander Alesin “has not come to work for several days now,” Irina Krylovich, deputy editor of ...

Kushnir triumphs in men's aerials

Feb 18, 2014

Kushnir triumphs in men's aerials

This was a high five Anton Kushnir will never forget. Five spins into the frosty night air followed by a near-perfect landing gave Kushnir the gold medal Monday and wrapped up a sweep of aerials gold at the Sochi Olympics for Belarus. He won ...

Feb 15, 2014

Domracheva nabs second gold medal

Belarus’ Darya Domracheva put in a phenomenal skiing performance Friday to win her second biathlon gold of the Sochi Olympics and become the first person from the ex-Soviet state to win multiple Winter Games golds. Domracheva, who already clinched the pursuit gold this week, ...

Belarus deals Japan another defeat

Oct 16, 2013

Belarus deals Japan another defeat

Japan will head home empty-handed from its Eastern Europe tour as the Asian champions went down meekly 1-0 at the hands of Belarus on Tuesday. Yan Tigorev’s strike just before halftime sent Belarus past Alberto Zaccheroni’s side, which lost yet again to a team ...