Russian President Vladimir Putin orders the government to help Belarus fight Western sanctions, World News

President Vladimir Putin has instructed the Russian government to support Belarus in combating Western sanctions imposed on political opponents during the Minsk proceedings, the Kremlin said on Thursday. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko traveled to Russia, a close ally, to hold talks with Russian leader and key ally, Vladimir Putin, as …

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Authoritarianism advances as the world battles the pandemic

LONDON (AP) – Here’s some of what happened while the world was distracted by the coronavirus: Hungary has banned the public display of homosexuality. China has shut down Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy newspaper. Brazil’s government extolled the dictatorship. And Belarus hijacked a passenger plane to arrest a journalist. COVID-19 has …

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