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U.S. moves to restrict travel from the United States to Belarus

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Transportation Department on Tuesday issued an order to ban ticket sales for air travel between the United States and Belarus, acting after Minsk forced a Ryanair flight to land and arrested a dissident journalist who was aboard. In issuing the order, the Transportation Department said the U.S. State Department had determined that limiting travel between the United States and Belarus was in Washington’s foreign policy interest in light of the diversion of the Ryanair flight. It said the order would extend to “interline” travel in which tickets are purchased throu…

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