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Goes to the polls with her husband in custody – Svetlana challenges «Europe’s last dictator» – VG

DISSATISFACTION: Thousands of people gather under appeals by Svetlana Tikhanovskaya (37). She is the biggest challenger to “Europe’s last dictator”. Photo: Sergei Grits / AP Svetlana Tikhanovskaya (37) is the teacher with no political experience who has managed to strike a chord with the people of Belarus. Tonight she goes to the polls against the current president Alexander Lukashenko (65). …

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The dictator’s iron grip may be about to come loose – VG

DICTATOR: For 26 years, the President of Belarus has ruled the country with dictatorial brutality. Now younger voters are tired of holding on to the regime. Photo: Sergei Gapon / Pool AFP – The EU and Norway must urge President Alexander Lukashenko not to use force against the opposition, says Inna Sangadzhieva in the Norwegian Helsinki Committee. She believes that …

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Beirut | Fear of enormous destruction

Thousands of protesters gathered in central Beirut in rage against the political elite, which is accused of turning the city into a disaster area. In the large crowd on Martyrs Square in Lebanon’s capital on Saturday, more loops are waving and demanding that those responsible be punished. On the outskirts of the large demonstration, security forces use tear gas against …

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Have had a mild depression – VG

Speak out: Michelle Obama has started a podcast and openly shares her thoughts with listeners. Photo: SCOTT OLSON / GETTY PICTURES NORTH AMERICA The former first lady opens up about her own psyche and says that she has had a mild depression as a result of the last few months. It is in Wednesday’s episode of “The Michelle Obama Podcast” …

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The wrestling legend confesses to murder – Dagbladet

One should be careful about what one posts on social media, but a similar example as the one Marty Jannetty published on Wednesday should be looked for further. The wrestling legend is known for his rather controversial Facebook posts, but in Wednesday’s posts he was most shocked. At the post office, he confesses to having killed a man when he …

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16 port employees were arrested after the Beirut explosion – VG

ARRESTED: 16 employees in the port of Beirut were arrested after the explosion on Tuesday. Photo: Thibault Camus / POOL / AP POOL 16 people employed in the port of Beirut have been arrested after the explosion in which over 130 were killed and thousands injured on Tuesday. A total of 16 people employed at the port of Beirut were …

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France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic turn red – VG

RED: France is one of the countries that now turns red from midnight on August 8 and thus triggers a quarantine obligation when they return to Norway. Photo: GONZALO FUENTES, REUTERS When the Norwegian authorities now change travel advice for Europe, several countries are red. Four Swedish counties are opening, while two are closed again. Norwegians who have traveled in …

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