October 20, 2021

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Jailed Journalist Denies Health Reports in Video: Belarus Update

(Bloomberg) — A video of Belarusian journalist Raman Pratasevich was released late Monday contradicting reports of his deteriorating health, as European Union leaders began debating possible measures against Minsk over the forced landing of a Ryanair Holdings Plc plane.The 27 leaders are considering further sanctions against President Alexander Lukashenko’s administration at a two-day summit in Brussels. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the incident “without precedent” and said explanations from the Belarus government weren’t credible.Potential measures could include suspending flights over Belarus, banning the country’s national airline from landing at EU airports and blocking ground transit into the bloc, according to a person familiar with the summit preparations.For now, even as Ryanair…

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