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Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest.

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About 3,000 people in Minsk held administratively liable for participating in protests
International

About 3,000 people in Minsk held administratively liable for participating in protests

A total of about 3,000 people have been subjected to administrative proceedings in the Belarusian capital since the beginning of mass protests in August, Oleg Lavrukhin, the prosecutor of the city of Minsk, said on Sunday.

Belarusian police use water cannons, stun grenades to disperse protesters in Minsk
International

Belarusian police use water cannons, stun grenades to disperse protesters in Minsk

Belarusian police used water cannons and stun grenades against participants of an unauthorized rally in Minsk, Natalia Hanusevich, a spokeswoman for the police department of the Minsk City Executive Committee, told Sputnik on Sunday.

Several dozen protesters detained at opposition rally in Minsk
International

Several dozen protesters detained at opposition rally in Minsk

Several dozen protesters have been detained at an unsanctioned opposition rally in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on Sunday, a representative from the country's Interior Ministry told Sputnik.

EU to update Industrial Strategy in 2021: Ursula von der Leyen
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EU to update Industrial Strategy in 2021: Ursula von der Leyen

Brussels, Oct 3 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said that the European Union (EU) will ...

Over 10 people detained at protest rally in northwestern Minsk
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Over 10 people detained at protest rally in northwestern Minsk

More than 10 people were detained on Tuesday for participating in an unauthorized protest in the northwest of Belarusian capital Minsk, spokeswoman for the Minsk main police department Natalya Ganusevich told Sputnik.

Russian deputy FM warns US ambassador against interference in Belarus
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Russian deputy FM warns US ambassador against interference in Belarus

Moscow, Sep 18 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko stressed "the inadmissibility of any interference in the internal ...

Belarusian security forces detain at least 20 people during protests in Minsk
International

Belarusian security forces detain at least 20 people during protests in Minsk

Belarusian security forces have detained at least 20 people during the latest day of unsanctioned protests in central Minsk, Sputnik correspondents at the scene report on Sunday.

US Open: Azarenka masters Mertens to set up Serena semifinal
Tennis

US Open: Azarenka masters Mertens to set up Serena semifinal

New York, Sep 10 Two-time finalist Victoria Azarenka of Belarus stormed into her first Grand Slam semifinal since ...

633 arrested in Belarus mass protests
International

633 arrested in Belarus mass protests

Minsk, Sep 7 At least 633 people were arrested in Belarus following a fourth consecutive weekend of protests ...

Hundreds arrested during protests in Belarus, says Interior Ministry
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Hundreds arrested during protests in Belarus, says Interior Ministry

Hundreds of people have been detained throughout Belarus for participating in unauthorized protests on Sunday, Interior Ministry spokeswoman Olga Chemodanova told Sputnik, adding that the precise number will be available on Monday.

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