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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

News in Brief

Polish Aid for Belarussians



WARSAW -- Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz opened a scholarship program Wednesday aimed at helping Belarussian students kicked out of their home universities for opposition activities.

The Konstanty Kalinowski scholarships, named after a 19th-century Polish-Belarussian journalist and revolutionary, paves the way for 300 Belarussian students to continue their studies in Poland. (AP)




For the Record



Talks on ending a standoff between Ukraine's top opposition party and members of the parliamentary majority coalition have been suspended indefinitely, the president's office said Wednesday. (AP)

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday signed a bill into law that press freedom advocates say will tighten government control over media. (AP)