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Belarus orphanage children found on brink of starvation

A criminal inquiry is underway after 100 children in homes in Minsk were discovered seriously malnourished and suffering from neglect.

A criminal inquiry is underway after 100 children in homes in Minsk were discovered seriously malnourished and suffering from neglect.

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Belarus police raid offices of TV channel

Police in Belarus have raided the offices of an independent TV channel in Minsk, seizing equipment and detaining at least one cameraman.

Police in Belarus have raided the offices of an independent TV channel in Minsk, seizing equipment and detaining at least one cameraman.

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Belarus opposition leader released from custody amid protests

As people continue to gather in Belarus to demonstrate against the government, an opposition leader has been released after three days in custody.

As people continue to gather in Belarus to demonstrate against the government, an opposition leader has been released after three days in custody.

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Belarus protest turns violent as hundreds arrested

Police in Belarus arrest hundreds as clashes occur when a mass rally turns into a protest against an unpopular new tax.

Police in Belarus arrest hundreds as clashes occur when a mass rally turns into a protest against an unpopular new tax.

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Belarus protests put more pressure on Lukashenko over 'parasite' tax

Braving the wrath of their hardline president, protesters took to the streets of Belarus over the weekend in the latest show of anger at a so-called ‘social parasite tax’ on those deemed to be doing t

Braving the wrath of their hardline president, protesters took to the streets of Belarus over the weekend in the latest show of anger at a so-called ‘social parasite tax’ on those deemed to be doing t

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Belarus halts collection of 'social parasite' tax

Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko has suspended a tax on those not in full-time employment, after public opposition sparked mass protests.

Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko has suspended a tax on those not in full-time employment, after public opposition sparked mass protests.

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Protests in Belarus over 'social parasite tax'

Street protests in Belarus against a new tax on part-time workers spread on Sunday from Minsk to other towns.

Street protests in Belarus against a new tax on part-time workers spread on Sunday from Minsk to other towns.

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Rare protests in Belarus spread beyond the capital

Rare protests in Belarus have spread beyond the capital Minsk to the second largest city Gomel where around 2000 people have marched against a harsh new tax law.

Rare protests in Belarus have spread beyond the capital Minsk to the second largest city Gomel where around 2000 people have marched against a harsh new tax law.

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Belarusians denounce 'law against social parasites'

Around 2,000 Belarusians have taken to the streets to rally against a law imposing a tax on those not in full-time employment.

Around 2,000 Belarusians have taken to the streets to rally against a law imposing a tax on those not in full-time employment.

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Belarus Ice Swimming

A winter swimming championship was held in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The competition attracted participants from across Europe.

A winter swimming championship was held in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The competition attracted participants from across Europe.

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Belarus activists risk the wrath of Lukashenko over flag

In a rare open protest against the government in Belarus, hundreds of activists have called for the nation’s flag to be changed back to the one adopted after the collapse of the soviet…

In a rare open protest against the government in Belarus, hundreds of activists have called for the nation’s flag to be changed back to the one adopted after the collapse of the soviet…

Sport

Magnificent minnows in a night of World Cup action

In the World Cup qualifiers in Group A France were in Belarus and with all the talent on show failed to breakdown a stubborn home side. The Euro 2016 hosts and runners-up go home unhappy.

In the World Cup qualifiers in Group A France were in Belarus and with all the talent on show failed to breakdown a stubborn home side. The Euro 2016 hosts and runners-up go home unhappy.

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Belarus: A star in the air

At the Minsk air festival, a team of skydivers formed a star in the air as they clung together.

At the Minsk air festival, a team of skydivers formed a star in the air as they clung together.

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Journalist killed in Kyiv car bomb laid to rest

An award-winning journalist, killed by a car bomb in Kyiv, has been laid to rest in his native Belarus.

An award-winning journalist, killed by a car bomb in Kyiv, has been laid to rest in his native Belarus.

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Belarus stages re-enactment of Napoleonic wars

The sound of shooting cannons and pistols and clouds of smoke filled a park in Minsk during a re-enactment of a Napoleonic battle.

The sound of shooting cannons and pistols and clouds of smoke filled a park in Minsk during a re-enactment of a Napoleonic battle.

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EU lift majority of sanctions against Belarus

EU foreign ministers lift asset freezes and visa bans against Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko and 169 others including three companies.

EU foreign ministers lift asset freezes and visa bans against Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko and 169 others including three companies.

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Lukashenko's own 'eternal' Movember

At the ballot box a few weeks ago, Lukashenko bore the confident smile of someone who knew how it would turn out. His youngest son was with him, the

At the ballot box a few weeks ago, Lukashenko bore the confident smile of someone who knew how it would turn out. His youngest son was with him, the

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Lukashenko sworn in for fifth term as Belarus president

The president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has been sworn in for a fifth term in office. Officials claim he secured close to 84 percent of last

The president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has been sworn in for a fifth term in office. Officials claim he secured close to 84 percent of last

Business

World Travel Market 2015 interview – Mikhail Portnoy, Belarus

At the World Travel Market 2015 in London, the leading event for the global travel industry, euronews spoke to Mikhail Portnoy, Deputy Minister at

At the World Travel Market 2015 in London, the leading event for the global travel industry, euronews spoke to Mikhail Portnoy, Deputy Minister at

Europe

EU suspends Belarus sanctions

EU officials said on Thursday that they will will suspend sanctions on Belarus for four months from Saturday. They include those on President

EU officials said on Thursday that they will will suspend sanctions on Belarus for four months from Saturday. They include those on President

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Five in a row for Lukashenko

Belarus has elected President Alexander Lukashenko for a fifth term in office. Officials claim he secured close to 84 percent of the vote from an 87

Belarus has elected President Alexander Lukashenko for a fifth term in office. Officials claim he secured close to 84 percent of the vote from an 87

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Belarus prepares for a presidential vote the result of which few doubt

No prizes for guessing who the likely winner in this Sunday’s presidential elections in Belarus will be. Alexander Lukashenko looks set fair for a

No prizes for guessing who the likely winner in this Sunday’s presidential elections in Belarus will be. Alexander Lukashenko looks set fair for a

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Svetlana Alexievich winsNobel Prize for Literature

Writing history and now making history. Svetlana Alexievich has become the first journalist to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Belarusian

Writing history and now making history. Svetlana Alexievich has become the first journalist to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Belarusian