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President Biden issues executive order with sanctions against Belarus officials

Top of The World: President Joe Biden has issued an executive order imposing economic sanctions targeting members of the Belarusian government. And, Bangladesh has begun vaccinating Rohingya refugees in the country, with the help of aid agencies. Also, an armed group has ambushed and killed 30 people, including civilians, soldiers and pro-government militiamen in Burkina Faso

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The Taliban claims responsibility for deadly car bombing in Kabul

Top of The World: The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a car bomb set off on Tuesday evening in Kabul. And, the trial of Belarusian opposition figures Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak has begun in a court in Minsk behind closed doors. Also, Lebanon marked the grim anniversary on Wednesday of the massive explosion at the Beirut port that killed more than 200 people.

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Germany apologizes for genocide in Namibia

Top of The World: Germany on Friday formally acknowledged that it committed genocide in the colonial-era killings of tens of thousands of people in Namibia. And, Moscow banned French and Austrian passenger airlines from flying over Russian airspace. Also, US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced in a memo on Thursday new steps to combat the growing number of hate crimes in the US.

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Blinken continues diplomatic mission in the Middle East

Top of The World: Sec. Blinken announced plans to reopen a diplomatic office in Jerusalem that oversees outreach to the Palestinians. And, Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko is defending his decision to divert a passenger jet. Also, Syrians living in government-held areas are heading to the polls on Wednesday, for the second presidential election since the uprising-turned-war started in the country 10 years ago.

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EU imposes sanctions on Belarus over Protasevich arrest

Top of The World: The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on Belarus, in response to the forced diversion of a commercial flight to detain activist and opposition journalist Roman Protasevich. And, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the Middle East following a deadly 11-day war between Israel and Hamas and vowed to aid Gaza. Also, Tuesday marks one year since the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Belarus opposition figure detained after flight diverted

Top of The World: Outrage and condemnation grew more intense on Monday from Western countries over the arrest of 26-year-old Belarusian activist. And, a ceasefire after 11 days of deadly airstrikes and rocket attacks between Israel and Hamas is holding. Also, Samoa’s first and newly elected woman prime minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, was locked out of Parliament on Monday.

Anti-terrorism police investigating knife attack in Paris

In Paris, near the former office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, at least two people were stabbed Friday, with one suffering serious injuries. And, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has apologized for the killing of a South Korean government worker who was shot and burned after crossing into the North just off the shore. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a cyber truce between Moscow and Washington.

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