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Europe's week: Belarus border crisis dominates agenda
Tensions between Minsk and Brussels continued to simmer over migrants attempting to cross into the bloc.
Meet the hackers trying to bring down Belarus' disputed president
The crackdown in Belarus may have stopped public dissent, but as these hackers suggest, it could be just driving it underground.
Lithuania challenged on migration law changes amid Belarus border row
The Council of Europe says the changes "remove, in the case of an emergency situation, significant safeguards in the asylum procedure".
Belarus sprinter under guard in Poland longs for normality
“I would like to go back to normal, to visit the city and enjoy the summer, but I understand that it is dangerous," Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told Euronews.
Lukashenko denies involvement in death of Belarusian activist Shishov
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko denied involvement in the death of an activist in Kyiv last week, claiming he was "nobody" to the regime.
The struggle is not over for a democratic Belarus | View
One year after elections widely viewed as unfair, Franak Viacorka, advisor to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, says they will continue to fight for reforms and that the regime’s recent actions are desperate.
The raid that killed off Belarus' last independent media platform
The raid is symptomatic of a wider crackdown on dissent in Belarus since the disputed reelection of Lukashenko last August had sparked huge protests.
'No one is safe': Tears and fears at Kyiv vigil for dead Belarusian
As they gathered to pay tribute to activist Vitali Shishov who was found dead in Kyiv on Tuesday, Belarusian exiles in Ukraine said they no longer felt safe from their country's autocratic leader.
NGO accuses Minsk after Belarusian activist found dead in Ukraine
Vitali Shishov led a group helping Belarusians flee repression in the country and went missing while jogging on Monday.
Lithuania takes a tougher line on the migrant influx from Belarus
Lithuania has struggled with a flow of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, a huge influx that the Baltic country has blamed on Minsk as part of a "hybrid war" against the EU.
Belarus says it has dismantled 'terror cells' with ties to West
President Alexander Lukashenko said the "terrorist sleeper cells" allegedly plotting a coup against him had ties with Germany, Ukraine, the US, Poland and Lithuania.
'A pathetic revenge policy': Is Belarus enabling illegal migration?
The number of people who illegally crossed into Lithuania from Belarus shot up in June following condemnation over the forced landing of a Ryanair flight to arrest a journalist.
Belarus cuts cooperation on migration with EU over sanctions
The EU on Thursday slapped new bruising economic sanctions on Belarus over last month's diversion of a passenger jet to arrest a dissident journalist.
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Europe's week: Hungary's LGBT law dominates agenda
Last week, the Hungarian parliament passed a new law that bans the portrayal of homosexuality and sex reassignment in school education material and TV programmes addressed to people under 18 years of age.
Belarus sanctions likely to be approved later this month, says EU
MEPs debated the situation in Belarus with the EU's High Representative Josep Borrell on Tuesday.
Belarusian activist stabs himself in court to protest repression
Stsiapan Latypau's desperate act on Tuesday sheds light on the situation of Belarus' 454 political prisoners. The activist was arrested during massive protests against President Lukashenko last September.
Meet the journalist who fled Belarus hours before Ryanair diversion
Carrying just her passport, money and a few essentials in her handbag, Arina Malinovskaya fled for the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
Putin supports Lukashenko amid outcry over Ryanair flight diversion
"There is always someone who causes problems for us," Lukashenko told Putin.
US, European nations call for probe into Belarus plane diversion
"These acts are a blatant attack on international civilian aviation safety and on European security and show flagrant disregard for international law," they said following a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday.
Lukashenko is 'turning Belarus into the North Korea of Europe'
"Lukashenko is turning my country into the North Korea of Europe: non-transparent, unpredictable and dangerous."
Belarusian opposition politician sentenced to 7 years in prison
Pavel Seviarynets was sentenced along with six other activists on Tuesday amid international fury over Minsk's forced diversion of a passenger jet to arrest an opposition journalist.
Latvia's PM slams 'asymmetrical reaction' after diplomats expelled
The entire staff of Latvia's embassy in Minsk was ordered to leave Monday after the red and white flags used by the opposition were raised in Riga.
How Belarusians have fled in growing numbers since disputed election
Around 995 people sought shelter in EU countries between August and December 2020, compared with 545 over the same period in 2019.
Belarus: Lukashenko claims he foiled US-backed 'coup' as 2 arrested
The Belarusian President said that it was very "the FBI, the CIA" were "most likely" involved in the alleged plot to assassinate him and his family.
Belarus police continue crackdown on protests, making arrests in Minsk
A demonstration in the Belarusian capital was thwarted by police who arrested at least 100 people in an ongoing crackdown against peaceful protests.
Belarus: Over 200 arrested during Freedom Day protests
The EU's top diplomat warned on Thursday that "we are witnessing a further escalation of repression against the Belarusian people".