France warns Russia as EU prepares sanctions on Belarus

By Sabine Siebold, Andrius Sytas and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS/WARSAW/MOSCOW (Reuters) – France told Russia on Monday NATO would be prepared to defend the sovereignty of Ukraine, near where NATO says Moscow has been staging a troop buildup, while Western...

How Minsk became a mecca for migrants travelling as tourists

By Charlotte Bruneau, Joanna Plucinska and Yara Abi Nader SULAIMANIYA, Iraq/HAJNOWKA, Poland (Reuters) – When Kamaran Mohammed travelled with his wife and three children to the Belarus capital Minsk last month from their home in northern Iraq, they went as...
Latvia bans unvaccinated lawmakers from voting, docks pay

Latvia bans unvaccinated lawmakers from voting, docks pay

(Reuters) – Latvia’s parliament voted on Friday to ban lawmakers who refuse COVID-19 vaccine from voting on legislature and participating in discussions. Latvia, which has one of the lowest vaccination rates in European Union, was the first in the bloc to...