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Belarus police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

(Reuters) - Belarusian police detained hundreds of protesters in central Minsk on Saturday, a witness said, as around 2,000 people marched through the city demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko step down. Learn More

 

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Biggest Thai protest in years cheers calls to reform monarchy

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people joined Thailand's biggest protest in years on Saturday, cheering calls to curb the powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's monarchy and for the removal of former coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister. More »

 

Belarus warns EU against inviting Lukashenko's rival to meeting

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The foreign ministry in Belarus said on Saturday that it saw the possible participation of opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in an EU ministerial meeting as an interference in domestic affairs, the Belta state news agency reported. More »

 

Former Canada PM Turner, who was in office for just 11 weeks, dies aged 91

OTTAWA - Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner, who was in office for just 11 weeks and led his Liberal Party to a massive electoral defeat in 1984, died on Saturday aged 91, media reported. More »

 

Iran's Zarif says world should oppose U.S. sanctions or expect same

DUBAI (Reuters) - The world community should oppose the United States' use of sanctions to impose its will as a "bully," or expect to face sanctions itself, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday. More »

 

About 9,000 migrants on Greece's Lesbos move into tent camp after fire

LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - Thousands of asylum-seekers have moved into a new temporary facility on the Greek island of Lesbos, government officials said on Saturday, 10 days after a fire destroyed the Moria camp. More »

 

Kremlin critic Navalny posts photo of himself walking

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was seen walking down the stairs in a photo posted on his Instagram feed on Saturday, five days after a Berlin hospital said he had been taken off a ventilator and could breathe independently. More »

 

Police clash with protesters at anti-lockdown demonstration in London

LONDON (Reuters) - More than a thousand people gathered in central London on Saturday to protest against lockdown measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, before the event was broken up by police. More »

 

Haiti moves closer to constitutional referendum, elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian President Jovenel Moise has appointed nine members to a provisional electoral council tasked with preparing a constitutional referendum and organizing local, municipal, legislative and presidential elections in the Caribbean country. More »

 

Civilians killed in airstrikes on Taliban base, Afghan official says

KABUL (Reuters) - At least 12 civilians were killed and more than 10 others injured on Saturday in twin airstrikes on a Taliban base in the northeastern Afghan province of Kunduz, a provincial official said. More »

 

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