Belarus votes on Sunday - and there's little doubt about the outcome. The country's president Alexander Lukashenko has been in charge since the 1990s. DW met up with one of his critics, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature.
German elections are outdated and boring. And, as an American expat living in Berlin, Amien Essif couldn't be more grateful.
Russia and Belarus have moved toward a rapprochement after a series of disputes between the traditional allies. It comes as both countries have cracked down on rare street protests.
Belarusian journalist and writer Svetlana Alexievich receives the Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday in Stockholm. She is lauded for her unique, and often harrowing, insights into life behind the Iron Curtain.
The social media giant has described renewed efforts as "one of our most important goals." With elections just around the corner in Germany, authorities fear fake news could affect the vote.
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