The letter Z has been used to glorify Russia's war in Ukraine. Now, countries like Lithuania and Latvia are moving to ban the letter as one step toward stemming Russia’s pro-war propaganda.
Belarusian authorities have released about 1,000 people detained amid demonstrations contesting the results of the presidential election, in an attempt to assuage public anger against a brutal crackdown on peaceful protests and avoid Western sanctions.
Intensifying a crackdown following a controversial election, Belarus' interior ministry said on Wednesday that police had fired live rounds at protesters in the city of Brest and arrested more than 1,000 people nationwide.
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.
Latvia and Lithuania have banned Kremlin-tied RT television channels over links to Dmitry Kiselev, who is sanctioned by the EU for spreading propaganda about Ukraine. "The problem is that RT is a part of this infrastructure of propaganda," media expert Solvita Denisa-Liepniece told The World's Carol Hills.
The Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are poised to become one of the first blocs to reopen regional travel, thanks to their swift response to the pandemic and measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
It’s hard explaining to kids what COVID-19 is, much less the new restrictions that come with it. Reporter Ari Daniel spoke to a bunch of families all over the world about their challenges and how they’re making do.
Who’s manipulating what you know before you vote?
A new look into HBO's upcoming miniseries "Chernobyl" gives us a deep look into the nuclear power plant disaster that rocked the then Soviet Union and continues to impact Ukraine to this day. Director Johan Renck spoke with Carol Hills about why he feels this story needs to be told.
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. Their experience may offer useful lessons as the US joins the battle.
Through war and Islamophobia, a generation thought they might have lost their histories and faith in Eastern Europe. But, unexpectedly, they found it again.