Leaders of Russia and Belarus meet in Sochi

May 28, 2021

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko talk to each other during their meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko talk to each other during their meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, May 28, 2021.

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Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Alexander Lukashenko, the leader of Belarus whose recent actions have drawn condemnation from other world leaders. Also, Germany has agreed to pay Namibia $1.3 billion to atone for its colonial-era genocide. And in Kenya, the first-ever national wildlife census, where every animal is counted, from elephants to anteaters.

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