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US, EU Suspend Some Sanctions Against Belarus

The United States and the European Union are temporarily lifting some sanctions against Belarus, which freed the last of its political prisoners in August. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby on Thursday called the move a "limited reprieve ... that opens the door to expanded commercial ties for the Belarusian economy." But Kirby said the U.S. was still encouraging Belarus to "take additional positive steps" to improve its human rights record and institute...

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