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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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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]

Belarus opposition urges EU to move on sanctions

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 [Video]

Belarus protests: Opposition appeal to EU fails to unblock sanctions

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EU weighs Lukashenko sanctions, meets his Belarus opponent [Video]

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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UN rights investigator warns of ‘iron curtain’ in Belarus [Video]

UN rights investigator warns of ‘iron curtain’ in Belarus

A UN investigator of human rights violations in Belarus is warning of another ‘iron curtain’ descending on Europe.

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Russia-Belarus military drills near Polish border as protests continue [Video]

Russia-Belarus military drills near Polish border as protests continue

It comes as Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is facing regular protests calling on him to resign.View on euronews

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Belarus may close Poland, Lithuania borders [Video]

Belarus may close Poland, Lithuania borders

A U.N. investigator warned of the possibility of "another Iron curtain" descending in Europe during an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus in Geneva on Friday. It comes as President..

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Belarus backers seek to block speeches at UN rights body [Video]

Belarus backers seek to block speeches at UN rights body

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Belarus unrest: UN Human Rights Council debates violence & arrests [Video]

Belarus unrest: UN Human Rights Council debates violence & arrests

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Lukashenko says Belarus will close borders with Poland and Lithuania [Video]

Lukashenko says Belarus will close borders with Poland and Lithuania

"We are forced to ... close the state border on the West, primarily with Lithuania and Poland," Lukashenko said.View on euronews

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EU votes in favour of sanctions on Belarus' Lukashenko [Video]

EU votes in favour of sanctions on Belarus' Lukashenko

The non-binding resolution was passed 574 for and 37 against with 82 abstentions.

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