Protesters Clash With Kyiv Police Over Coal Blockade; At Least 7 Detained
Nationalists and other protesters clashed with police in Kyiv as demonstrators rallied in support of a blockade on coal-producing regions controlled by separatists.
White House Official: No Trump Advisers In Touch With Russian Intelligence
The White House chief of staff has denied that advisers to President Donald Trump were in contact with Russian intelligence during the election campaign.
Hundreds Protest In Belarus's Gomel Against 'Parasites' Tax
Hundreds of demonstrators marched in the Belarusian city of Gomel to protest a law against "social parasitism." The February 19 protest included people of all ages and passed without incident despite not having been approved in advance by the authorities. The law requires people who were employed fewer than 183 days in a calendar year to pay an equivalent of about 200 U.S. dollars as a special tax imposed to combat what Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka calls "social parasitism." The law exempts registered job-seekers, homemakers, subsistence farmers, and those working in Russia. Officials say only about 10 percent of the 430,000 Belarusians affected by the law have paid the tax so far. The deadline for compliance is February 20. (RFE/RL's Belarusian Service)
Thousands Rally In Tbilisi To Support Pro-Opposition TV Station
Thousands have rallied in the Georgian capital Tbilisi to protest what they say is an attempt by the government to shut down a popular television channel.
U.S. Vice President Tours Dachau Concentration Camp
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife and daughter, Charlotte, have toured the Nazi-era concentration camp of Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich.