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Head of Track and Field in Belarus Avoids Ban
Vadim Devyatovskiy, the head of track and field in Belarus, avoided a lengthy ban after winning a marathon legal battle against the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Canada Edges Switzerland
Matt Barzal scored in a shootout to lift Canada to a 3-2 win over Switzerland in the world junior hockey championship in Helsinki, Finland. Russia beat Belarus, 4-1.
Slovakia Beats Belarus in World Juniors
Lukas Hrusik broke a tie 19 seconds into the third period, and Slovakia defeated Belarus, 4-2.
Arrest in Sprinter’s Disappearance
A man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the disappearance of the Belarussian sprinter Yulia Balykina.
Aleksandr Lukashenko of Belarus Wins Fifth Term as President
Analysts said the results, like those of many elections in the Soviet Union, had been determined long before voters cast their ballots on Sunday.
Nobel Writer Sees Politics Through Lens of Mistrust
Svetlana Alexievich, the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, gave a bleak assessment of the political situation in Russia and her native Belarus to journalists on Saturday.
Svetlana Alexievich’s Chorus of Fire
The Nobel winner’s work is about reclaiming history, one voice at a time.
Nobel Prize for Literature Announced
Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, announced on Thursday that the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to the Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich.
Denmark: Nazi Hunter Urges Inquiry of Dane, 90
A leading Nazi hunter has asked Denmark to investigate a 90-year-old Dane suspected of being involved in the mass murder of Jews in Belarus.
Moldova Eyes Russia’s Embrace as Flirtation With Europe Fades
Moldova’s feuding pro-European politicians are so tainted by their failure to combat corruption and create a functioning state that, to many here, Russia looks appealing.
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