- Making News: Government in Belarus Cracks Down on Opposition Protesters
In the central square of Minsk, the capital city of Belarus, 300 anti-government demonstrators were hauled away early this morning. That ended five days of protest against last week's rigged election. Emma Simpson, who's in Minsk for the BBC, says relatives are awaiting news of their sons and daughters, some of whom face up to 15 years in prison.
- Reporter's Notebook: EU to Require 'Integration Contract' of Immigrants
When it returns from recess next week, the US Congress is scheduled to re-open the issue of immigration. Meantime, at a meeting in Germany, EU ministers have proposed that immigrants should pledge to learn the language of their host country, as well as the western values of democracy, free speech, the rule of law and respect for other religions. Those who break the proposed signed contracts could be deported. David Rennie is Europe correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.
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