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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…

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A world championship of logging

The world’s best forestry workers gathered in the picturesque Polish town of Wisla over the weekend (September 8-11) for the World Logging Championships.

The world’s best forestry workers gathered in the picturesque Polish town of Wisla over the weekend (September 8-11) for the World Logging Championships.

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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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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.

Business

Belarus 2.0: tech's bright spot in a struggling economy

Belarus is better known for its Soviet-era farms. Yet one industry has escaped government interference: IT. And it's thriving.

Belarus is better known for its Soviet-era farms. Yet one industry has escaped government interference: IT. And it's thriving.

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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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US Cold War nuclear target list released

Document shows how US Air Force proposed to drop atomic weapons on densly populated areas and target civilians in big cities.

Document shows how US Air Force proposed to drop atomic weapons on densly populated areas and target civilians in big cities.

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Interview: Literature Nobel winner shocked by Russian critics

All Russian writers who have won the Nobel prize have been subjected to harassment in Russia. That is the assertion of the Svetlana Alexievich from

All Russian writers who have won the Nobel prize have been subjected to harassment in Russia. That is the assertion of the Svetlana Alexievich from

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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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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

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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

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Minsk police drag blind man down stairs

Belarusian police have been confronted by citizens of the capital Minsk over their treatment of a blind man accused of assaulting an officer. Video

Belarusian police have been confronted by citizens of the capital Minsk over their treatment of a blind man accused of assaulting an officer. Video

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EU hails Belarus prisoner releases as 'long-sought step forward'

The EU has hailed the pardon and release of six jailed opposition figures by the veteran President of Belarus, Aleksander Lukashenko, as a

The EU has hailed the pardon and release of six jailed opposition figures by the veteran President of Belarus, Aleksander Lukashenko, as a

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Upsurge in fighting sparks Ukraine crisis talks

Western concerns grow over the fragility of the Minsk peace deal after fighting flares once again in Ukraine. Leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine are to hold emergency talks on Monday in Berlin

Western concerns grow over the fragility of the Minsk peace deal after fighting flares once again in Ukraine. Leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine are to hold emergency talks on Monday in Berlin

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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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Farmhand Depardieu

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko teaches French actor Gerard Depardieu how to use scythe at Lukashenko’s official residence in Ozerny

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko teaches French actor Gerard Depardieu how to use scythe at Lukashenko’s official residence in Ozerny

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The scything tale of the French actor and Belarusian president

French actor Gerard Depardieu, despite being branded a ‘threat to national security’ in Ukraine, still has friends in high places in Belarus. The

French actor Gerard Depardieu, despite being branded a ‘threat to national security’ in Ukraine, still has friends in high places in Belarus. The