Biden welcomes Belarus opposition leader to White House
01 August 2021 | 8:57 am
Democracy and human rights were the focus of talks between the US president and Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in Washington, DC.
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Molotov cocktails were thrown at police cars as riots broke out in Northern Ireland ahead of a visit by US President Joe Biden.
The Belarusian leader called for Russia to defend Belarus "as its own territory." Belarus hosts a contingent of thousands of Russian troops.
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US President Joe Biden is set to deliver a keynote speech at the University of Ulster in the Northern Irish capital, Belfast. Later, he travels to the Republic for a meeting with officials and his own distant relatives.
President Joe Biden met with U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Wednesday as part of a visit to mark the 25th anniversary of Northern Ireland's 1998 peace deal.
The second day of the US President's Ireland tour takes him to Dublin. Biden will also stop at the town of his ancestors in County Mayo, where he plans to reconnect with distant relatives.
Qualifying spots for the Paris Olympics are up for grabs at the multi-sport event in Poland. But with some sports wanting Russians and Belarusians back in competition, divisions are emerging.
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The troops will help US Border Patrol, but they will not take part in law enforcement duties, the White House said. The decision comes as the US grapples with large numbers of migrants at its southern border.
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