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Belarus opposition leader flees country; Russia approves coronavirus vaccine; Trump proposes additional limits on US-Mexico border

The main challenger in Belarus' presidential vote, who has refused to concede defeat amid a massive police crackdown on protesters, has left the country and is now in neighboring Lithuania. And, Russia has became the first country in the world to clear a coronavirus vaccine. Also, the Trump administration is reportedly considering additional ways to limit entry at the US-Mexico border.


Global Politics

Iron Curtain becomes green belt

Twenty years ago today the Iron Curtain began to unravel. Now, the fortified east-west border is just a memory. But not all vestiges have vanished. Ashley Ahearn reports, in some places the former no-man's land is being preserved as a green belt.

Arts, Culture & Media

Lithuania's Got Accordion Talent

The "Got Talent" franchise is popular all over the world. And wherever it is, chances are good a wacky act will perform. In Lithuania, the talent show was just won by an accordion player. He bellows keys like Steve Vai on an axe.

Global Scan

Could NATO successfully counter Russian aggression? The US is worried

NATO is on high alert on its eastern borders, with the controversy between Russia and Ukraine still simmering. The US and UK fear that Russian forces may be more nimble than NATO. Meanwhile, historians are learning about an older military conflict, the US Civil War, from a dig. And China ponders its dog meat festival, in today's Global Scan.