EU leaders back Belarus sanctions and warn Turkey over drilling

World Oct 2, 2020

EU leaders back Belarus sanctions and warn Turkey over drilling

EU leaders agreed to impose sanctions against members of the Belarus regime on Friday and fired a warning at Turkey over its gas drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean. In a summit statement hammered out over more than six hours of haggling, the 27 leaders ...

Putin doubles down on Belarus ally, wary of protest contagion

World / Politics | FOCUS Sep 13, 2020

Putin doubles down on Belarus ally, wary of protest contagion

Russian President Vladimir Putin is tightening his embrace of beleaguered ally Alexander Lukashenko as the Belarusian ruler intensifies a crackdown on monthlong protests. Putin, who hosts Lukashenko for talks in Sochi on Monday, is determined opposition demonstrators won’t topple the Belarusian president, said five people ...