Lithuania has ordered its border guards to turn away, by force if needed, migrants attempting to enter as it blames the recent surge, of mostly Iraqis, on neighbouring Belarus.
In the latest plot twist in the diplomatic stand-off unfolding on the sidelines of Tokyo 2020, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya boarded a flight to Vienna but is expected to head to Poland, where she has been offered a humanitarian visa.
As the heat wave scorching the eastern Mediterranean intensified, temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius in parts of the Greek capital.
Ukrainian police opened a murder investigation after Vitaly Shishov, whose NGO helps victims of persecution fleeing Belarus, was found hanged in a Kiev park.
Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the closing of schools, permanent or temporary, in Western Thrace violates the education rights of minority children.
Devastating fires reach as far north as Russia and have hit continental Europe amid a scorching heatwave.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is set to seek asylum in Poland as "her life would be in danger if she returned to Belarus" after she criticised how her team was being managed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Fanned by soaring temperatures and strong winds, this year's fire season has been significantly more destructive than the previous average.
Some 3,000 security forces deployed around the French capital on Saturday for a third weekend of protests against the planned virus pass that will be needed to enter restaurants and other places in France.
The move reflects Serb opposition to the Bosnian law amendments imposed last week by Valentin Inzko, the outgoing High Representative in Bosnia. The amendments aimed to outlaw attempts at minimizing the scope of the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica.
Greenland loses massive amount of ice with enough melting to cover US state of Florida in 2 inches of water, scientists say.
President Emmanuel Macron, who defended Charlie Hebdo's caricatures insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad as freedom of expression, sues billboard owner Michel-Ange Flori, who depicted Macron as Adolf Hitler to protest Covid-19 curbs.
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