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Belarus: Country in Eastern Europe
Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk. Over 40% of its 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) is forested. Its major economic sectors are service industries and manufacturing. Until the 20th century, different states at various times controlled the lands of modern-day Belarus, including Kievan Rus', the Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and the Russian Empire.

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GOP leaders split with Trump on peaceful transfer of power

[NFA] Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined other Republican lawmakers in rallying to the defense of constitutional government on Thursday, after President Donald Trump refused to commit to a..

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Driver Speeds Through Police Checkpoint in Minsk [Video]

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EU refuses to recognise Lukashenko as Belarus president [Video]

EU refuses to recognise Lukashenko as Belarus president

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Sanctions threat? Russia isn't likely to be worried

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko assumed his sixth term of office on Wednesday during a surprise ceremony after weeks of mass protests.

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Belarus abruptly swears in Lukashenko [Video]

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Alexander Lukashenko was suddenly sworn in as Belarusian president on Wednesday, despite protests against his disputed election. The opposition immediately cried foul. Lucy Fielder reports.

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We are not against sanctions on Belarus, insists Cyprus FM Nikos Christodoulides

Cyprus insists it does not oppose sanctions against Belarus but wants similar measures slapped on Turkey.View on euronews

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No Belarus sanctions by EU despite Tikhanovskaya plea [Video]

No Belarus sanctions by EU despite Tikhanovskaya plea

Belarus' opposition leader makes a shocking presentation but EU foreign ministers still unable to agree on sanctions.

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Belarus opposition urges EU to move on sanctions [Video]

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The leader of the main opposition party in Belarus was in Brussels on Monday to apply pressure on the European Union to go ahead with sanctions against officials accused of election rigging. Sviatlana..

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Belarus protests: Opposition appeal to EU fails to unblock sanctions

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EU weighs Lukashenko sanctions, meets his Belarus opponent

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Belarus: Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya tells EU to be 'brave' on sanctions [Video]

Belarus: Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya tells EU to be 'brave' on sanctions

The opposition leader has called for a bolder response from the EU over Alexander Lukashenko's refusal to relax his grip on power.

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In Brussels, Belarus opposition urges EU to move on sanctions [Video]

In Brussels, Belarus opposition urges EU to move on sanctions

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Belarus crackdown: EU ministers welcome Belarus opposition leader [Video]

Belarus crackdown: EU ministers welcome Belarus opposition leader

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Belarus crackdown: In Brussels, Tikhanovskaya calls on EU to be 'stronger & braver' [Video]

Belarus crackdown: In Brussels, Tikhanovskaya calls on EU to be 'stronger & braver'

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Belarus crackdown: Thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime [Video]

Belarus crackdown: Thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime

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Belarus crackdown: Opposition leader Tikhanovskaya to meet EU foreign ministers [Video]

Belarus crackdown: Opposition leader Tikhanovskaya to meet EU foreign ministers

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Mass anti-Lukashenko rally starts after Belarus police crackdown [Video]

Mass anti-Lukashenko rally starts after Belarus police crackdown

Opposition seeking president's exit after disputed election calls for protests a day after hundreds of women were held.

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Belarus: Tens of thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime, over 100 arrested [Video]

Belarus: Tens of thousands join weekly protest against Lukashenko regime, over 100 arrested

Over a 100 people were arrested at Sunday's protest in Minsk and other cities, a day after over 400 women were arrested at peaceful women's marches.View on euronews

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Belarusian police arrest 200 women at opposition protest [Video]

Belarusian police arrest 200 women at opposition protest

Police in the capital of Belarus have cracked down sharply on a women’sprotest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation.

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Belarus: More than 200 arrested at anti-government women's march in Minsk [Video]

Belarus: More than 200 arrested at anti-government women's march in Minsk

Among those arrested was 73-year-old Nina Baginskaya who has become a regular figure of anti-establishment protests since they began in August.

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