Ryanair’s Forced Landing in Belarus Sparks Outrage

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    May.24 — Europe and the United States are reacting with outrage after Belarus ordered a Ryanair Holdings Plc flight, transiting its airspace, to land and arrested a journalist on board, an unprecedented violation of European air travel protocols. In a tweet, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen labeled the action unacceptable and action will be discussed at today’s EU Leaders Summit in Brussels. Bloomberg’s Maria Tadeo reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.”

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