Thousands in Belarus Form ‘Lines of Solidarity’ in Protest

“I’m confident that EU and the United States fully share the same concerns about what has taken place and what is taking place in Belarus and I’m very hopeful that we can collectively work in a way that gets a better outcome for the people of Belarus,” Pompeo said Thursday on a visit to Slovenia. 

Belarus authorities free detainees amid protesters’ pressure

The demonstrations have spread even though the protest lacks leaders. The top opposition challenger in the vote, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, suddenly emerged Tuesday in neighboring Lithuania and called on her supporters to stop protests in a video that her associates said was recorded under pressure from law enforcement officials before she left. The 37-year-old former teacher […]

‘We don’t need war’: Belarus releases detainees in bid to quell protests

Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky and Vasily Fedosenko in Minsk; Additional reporting by Anton Zverev and Andrey Ostroukh in Moscow and Gabriela Baczynska in Brussels; Writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Alex Richardson, Giles Elgood, Grant McCool and Michael Perry

Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi says uranium enrichment is progressing

The head of Iran’s atomic energy agency had said the country is building a new generation of centrifuges for uranium enrichment but that they need more tests before being mass-produced, apparently trying to counter internal criticism of its deal with world powers.

Lukashenko Declared Winner in Belarus Election for 6th Straight Term

— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) August 10, 2020 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the organization “condemns violence against peaceful protestors.” “Fundamental rights must be respected,” he said in a statement.

Iran nuclear deal means ‘surrender’ for western powers, says Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has praised a landmark nuclear deal struck in Geneva as a victory for Iran, telling a crowd it in effect meant the “surrender” of western powers to his country’s demands.

Austria’s foreign minister joins call for sanctions against Belarus

Alexander Lukashenko, in power since 1994, claimed victory in Sunday’s presidential election with around 80% of the vote, triggering clashes between security forces and opposition supporters in which at least two protesters have died and thousands have been detained.

Nuclear talks showed US hostility towards Iran, says supreme leader

As senior Iranian and western diplomats gathered in Geneva to discuss the implementation of an agreement sealed in November between Tehran and six world powers, Khamenei – who has the final word on all Iranian state matters – made it clear that he remained sceptical of the US and its intentions.

Czech PM reiterates sovereignty in foreign affairs after Pompeo’s visit

“I said (to Pompeo) that we are moving forward as a member of the EU, that there has been a similar situation in other similar bids, and that we cannot eliminate anyone to comply with EU rules. So I explained it to him clearly, and I think he understood,” MF Dnes quoted Babis as saying […]

Amazon app quiz August 14, 2020: Get answers to these five questions to win Sony 1000XM3 headphones for free

Amazon app quiz is now live. In today’s quiz, the e-tailer is giving its participants a stand a chance to win Sony 1000XM3 headphones for free. Name of the winner of today’s quiz will be announced on August 15. The daily app quiz on Amazon starts at 8am and continues till 12pm. The quiz usually […]