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Belarussian opposition win parliamentary seat

Opposition groups win parliamentary seats for first time since 1996 as MPs loyal to President Alexander Lukashenko retained power.

Opposition groups win parliamentary seats for first time since 1996 as MPs loyal to President Alexander Lukashenko retained power.

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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

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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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Belarus’ Lukashenko picks potatoes in campaign photo op

We are all too familiar with the common strategies used by campaigning politicians, but President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko being snapped

We are all too familiar with the common strategies used by campaigning politicians, but President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko being snapped

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Eurasian Economic Union Summit begins with a show of disunity

The leaders of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan have sealed a deal to introduce a Eurasian Economic Union which will come into

The leaders of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan have sealed a deal to introduce a Eurasian Economic Union which will come into

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Eurasian Economic Union: 'Trade not politics'

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus have signed into being an economic union The pact is intended to boost co-operation between the ex-Soviet neighbours

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus have signed into being an economic union The pact is intended to boost co-operation between the ex-Soviet neighbours

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Russia forms 'epoch-making' trading bloc with Belarus and Kazakhstan

The presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have signed a deal to create a vast trading bloc, hoping that it will challenge the economic might

The presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have signed a deal to create a vast trading bloc, hoping that it will challenge the economic might

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Femen in protest at visit of Belarus' Lukashenko to Ukraine

Three Femen activists have been arrested in Ukraine after staging a topless protest against the visit of President Lukashenko of Belarus. In Kiev

Three Femen activists have been arrested in Ukraine after staging a topless protest against the visit of President Lukashenko of Belarus. In Kiev

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Russia praises Belarus election criticised by Europe

Going against the findings of a European body, Russia has praised Sunday’s election in Belarus, describing the ballot as “free, open, and conducted

Going against the findings of a European body, Russia has praised Sunday’s election in Belarus, describing the ballot as “free, open, and conducted

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News+: Powerless over Belarus

President Alexander Lukashenko saw his supporters sweep to victory in Belarus’ parliamentary elections over the weekend after opposition parties

President Alexander Lukashenko saw his supporters sweep to victory in Belarus’ parliamentary elections over the weekend after opposition parties

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Minsk claims high turnout in Belarus elections

The preliminary results in the Belarus parliamentary elections are in, although the final result will not be known for days. The authorities are

The preliminary results in the Belarus parliamentary elections are in, although the final result will not be known for days. The authorities are

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Polls close in boycotted Belarus election

Alexander Lukashenko is expected to have his presidency reinforced by the election in Belarus. Official results show a 26 percent turnout through

Alexander Lukashenko is expected to have his presidency reinforced by the election in Belarus. Official results show a 26 percent turnout through

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Polls open in Belarus as opposition stays away

In the city of Minsk and across Belarus polls have opened for the country’s parliamentary election. The two main opposition parties have boycotted

In the city of Minsk and across Belarus polls have opened for the country’s parliamentary election. The two main opposition parties have boycotted

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Voters urged to boycott Belarus election

The two main opposition parties in Belarus are urging voters to boycott Sunday’s election, after earlier withdrawing their candidates from the race

The two main opposition parties in Belarus are urging voters to boycott Sunday’s election, after earlier withdrawing their candidates from the race

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Journalists 'fined' over Belarus teddy bear stunt

The Belarus authorities have reportedly fined two journalists over last month’s pro-democracy stunt which saw teddy bears airdropped into the

The Belarus authorities have reportedly fined two journalists over last month’s pro-democracy stunt which saw teddy bears airdropped into the

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Defence heads roll in Belarus after bear drop

Could it be the first time ever that a country has been terrified by teddy bears? Possibly not, but what is clear is the drop of some 800 or so

Could it be the first time ever that a country has been terrified by teddy bears? Possibly not, but what is clear is the drop of some 800 or so

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Belarus: Reporters protest over teddy bear arrest

Journalists in Belarus have been protesting over the arrest of a blogger for posting pictures of teddy bears on the internet. The cuddly toys had

Journalists in Belarus have been protesting over the arrest of a blogger for posting pictures of teddy bears on the internet. The cuddly toys had

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Swedish activists behind Belarus teddy bear stunt

Two Swedish advertising executives have revealed how they managed to drop hundreds of teddy bears over Belarus, which carried human rights

Two Swedish advertising executives have revealed how they managed to drop hundreds of teddy bears over Belarus, which carried human rights

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Belarus: Senior officials sacked over teddy bear stunt

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has sacked two senior officials, after a plane dropped hundreds of teddy bears over the hardline state in

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has sacked two senior officials, after a plane dropped hundreds of teddy bears over the hardline state in

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Belarus military parade

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko hosted a military parade in country’s capital, Minsk, July 3. Lukashenko warned against attempts to stage

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko hosted a military parade in country’s capital, Minsk, July 3. Lukashenko warned against attempts to stage

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Putin chooses Belarus for first foreign trip

Vladimir Putin has made his first trip abroad since beginning his new term as Russian president by visiting isolated Belarus and his counterpart

Vladimir Putin has made his first trip abroad since beginning his new term as Russian president by visiting isolated Belarus and his counterpart

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Belarus frees opposition leader

Belarussian opposition politician, Andrei Sannikov, has been released from prison after the EU imposed new sanctions on the former Soviet

Belarussian opposition politician, Andrei Sannikov, has been released from prison after the EU imposed new sanctions on the former Soviet