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Belarus: Country in Eastern Europe
Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, and historically Byelorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Covering an area of 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) and with a population of 9.3 million, Belarus is the thirteenth-largest and the twentieth-most populous country in Europe. The country is administratively divided into seven regions. Minsk is the capital and largest city.

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Putin observes war games with Belarus that worry EU neighbours [Video]

Putin observes war games with Belarus that worry EU neighbours

Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia on Monday expressed concerns about the war games, saying Russia has not been transparent about them.

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Russia, Belarus continue massive military drills [Video]

Russia, Belarus continue massive military drills

Moscow says 200,000 personnel will take part in the week-long Zapad-2021 military exercise in Belarus, western Russia and the Baltic Sea, one of the country's biggest drills in recent years.

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Belarus leader Lukashenko meets Russian counterpart Putin in Moscow [Video]

Belarus leader Lukashenko meets Russian counterpart Putin in Moscow

Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow today to discuss integrating the two countries and upcoming joint military exercises.

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Czech Republic helps Lithuania fund border fence with Belarus [Video]

Czech Republic helps Lithuania fund border fence with Belarus

The deal comes after Lithuania asked fellow EU member states for assistance against illegal migration.

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Belarusian political activist Maria Kolesnikova given 11-year jail term [Video]

Belarusian political activist Maria Kolesnikova given 11-year jail term

Kolesnikova was a key figure of the Belarusian opposition in last year's disputed presidential election.

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Belarus court gives opposition activists lengthy sentences [Video]

Belarus court gives opposition activists lengthy sentences

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Brussels working on fresh sanctions against Belarus over migrant influx [Video]

Brussels working on fresh sanctions against Belarus over migrant influx

The European Commission confirmed to MEPs that new measures targetting the Lukashenko regime were being prepared.

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Lithuania challenged on migration law changes amid Belarus border row [Video]

Lithuania challenged on migration law changes amid Belarus border row

The Council of Europe says the changes "remove, in the case of an emergency situation, significant safeguards in the asylum procedure".

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Migrants in limbo at Poland-Belarus border as Polish legalise pushbacks [Video]

Migrants in limbo at Poland-Belarus border as Polish legalise pushbacks

"Such a change will, in the opinion of the Ombudsman, be absolutely contrary to the Geneva Convention on refugees," says Marcin Sosniak of the Ombudsman's office. "It is also contrary to European Union..

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Poland will build a fence on its border with Belarus to stop migrants [Video]

Poland will build a fence on its border with Belarus to stop migrants

A 2.5-metre-tall fence will be erected along most of the 150-kilometre border, with construction due to begin next week.

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Belarusian Olympic sprinter speaks out on taking refuge in Poland [Video]

Belarusian Olympic sprinter speaks out on taking refuge in Poland

Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya, who refused to her country’s orders to return home after she refused to run in an event she hadn’t trained for at Tokyo 2020, spoke out about seeking..

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Exiled Olympian: 'People in Belarus are really afraid' [Video]

Exiled Olympian: 'People in Belarus are really afraid'

Kristina Timanovskaya, Belarusian Olympic sprinter turned unlikely dissident gives her account of what happened in Tokyo, her new life in Poland and her message to the people of Belarus and the world

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Hear stories from the border of Europe's last dictatorship [Video]

Hear stories from the border of Europe's last dictatorship

EU countries such as Lithuania, Latvia and Poland have accused Belarus of organizing “state-sponsored” illegal migration in retaliation to state sanctions imposed by the European Union. As the..

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Lithuania to build fence on Belarus border to stop migrants [Video]

Lithuania to build fence on Belarus border to stop migrants

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Lukashenko treats sports 'like his own toy' [Video]

Lukashenko treats sports 'like his own toy'

The president of Belarus is saying that the Olympic athlete who defected from his country during the games, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, was "manipulated" by outside forces. But another athlete who left..

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Belarus leader Lukashenko lashes out after new US, UK sanctions [Video]

Belarus leader Lukashenko lashes out after new US, UK sanctions

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How sports became a ‘battleground for reprisals’ in Belarus [Video]

How sports became a ‘battleground for reprisals’ in Belarus

Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya joined a group of defecting Belarusian sportspeople when she spurned her homeland.

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Defiant Belarus leader shrugs off sanctions [Video]

Defiant Belarus leader shrugs off sanctions

A defiant President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday a Belarusian sprinter defected at the Olympic Games only because she had been "manipulated" by outside forces and shrugged off a coordinated..

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Revolt, repression and reprisals: A look back at a year of turmoil in Belarus [Video]

Revolt, repression and reprisals: A look back at a year of turmoil in Belarus

Monday marks one year since the disputed election in Belarus, which sparked a protest movement of unprecedented size.

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The struggle is not over for a democratic Belarus | View [Video]

The struggle is not over for a democratic Belarus | View

One year after elections widely viewed as unfair, Franak Viacorka, advisor to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, says they will continue to fight for reforms and that the regime’s recent actions are..

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Belarus marks one year since disputed election [Video]

Belarus marks one year since disputed election

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Exhibition marks Belarus crackdown anniversary [Video]

Exhibition marks Belarus crackdown anniversary

Another form of protest - how Belarusian political prisoners are being remembered, a year after a disputed election.

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Krystsina Tsimanouskaya: Two Belarus coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics [Video]

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya: Two Belarus coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics

It was done as an interim measure during a formal investigation “in the interest of the wellbeing of the athletes,” the International Olympic Committee said.

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US Open: Leylah Fernandez beats Aryna Sabalenka to reach New York final

Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez shocks Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka to reach the US Open final - where she could face 18-year-old Briton Emma Raducanu.
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'Their terms shouldn't frighten us': Activist and opposition leader sentenced in Belarus

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Gareth Bale summons the spirit of Andorra and Euro 2016 to save Wales once again against Belarus.
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Belarus v Wales: Robert Page's men without 13 players for World Cup qualifier in Russia

Wales will be without 13 players for Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Belarus in Kazan, Russia.
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Wales' World Cup qualifier with Belarus in Russia a 'nightmare', says Robert Page

Manager Robert Page says Wales face a "logistical nightmare" in playing their World Cup qualifier with Belarus in Russia.
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'Please help us': Desperate plea from migrants stuck in no man's land between Belarus and Latvia

'please help us': desperate plea from migrants stuck in no man's land between belarus and latvia
The messages are increasingly desperate. "Please help us because we are so hurt, we are broken".
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Belarus 'attacking' EU by forcing asylum seekers into the bloc

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The EU has said Belarus is "attacking" the bloc by illegally forcing migrants to cross into countries like Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
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Belarus president in fighting form during Monday's 'big conversation'

One year since mass protests saw Alexander Lukashenko launch an unprecedented wave of reprisals against his own people, he was on fighting form at Monday’s so-called ‘big conversation’.
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Britain imposes new sanctions on Belarus - but Lukashenko tells London to 'choke on them'

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Britain has imposed sanctions on Belarus to put pressure on President Alexander Lukashenko over what it calls his regime's attempts to "crush democracy and violate human rights".
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Two Belarus team coaches removed from Olympics over attempt to send sprinter home

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it has removed two Belarusian team coaches from the Games, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystina Tsimanouskaya back to..
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Belarus: IOC expels two coaches over Krystina Timanovskaya case

Ms Timanovskaya said she was forced to leave Tokyo after she complained about her coaches online.
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Belarus Olympian Timanovskaya says grandmother warned her not to come home

Krystina Timanovskaya says she fled after being warned it was not safe to fly home from the Olympics.
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Belarus sprinter says family feared she would be sent to psychiatric ward if she returned home

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A Belarusian sprinter who has flown to Poland after a stand-off with her country's officials at the Tokyo Olympics said her grandmother had advised her not to return home.
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Belarusian sprinter Krystina Tsimanouskaya arrives in Warsaw to seek refuge

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A plane carrying Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystina Tsimanouskaya has landed in Warsaw after she travelled to the country under Polish diplomatic protection.
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Belarusian sprinter heads for Vienna after accusing team officials of threatening her with 'punishment'

belarusian sprinter heads for vienna after accusing team officials of threatening her with 'punishment'
A Belarusian sprinter has boarded a flight to the Austrian city of Vienna, just days after a public dispute with her own team officials.
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Belarus sprinter Krystina Timanovskaya flies out of Japan

Krystina Timanovskaya had refused orders to fly home early to Belarus and is now en route to Vienna.
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Missing Belarusian activist found dead in Kiev, Ukraine police say

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A Belarusian activist who was reported missing has been found dead in a park in Kiev, Ukrainian police have said.
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Belarusian sprinter arrives at Polish embassy in Tokyo after refusing to board flight home

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Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has arrived at the Polish embassy in Tokyo after refusing to board a flight back to Minsk.
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'We're just normal sports people': Belarusian sprinter gets Polish visa - as husband in Ukraine

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystina Tsimanouskaya has received a humanitarian visa by Poland after refusing to board a Minsk-bound flight from Tokyo.
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Belarusian sprinter being protected at Tokyo airport hotel after refusing to fly back to Minsk

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A Belarusian sprinter who refused to get on a flight from Tokyo after she said she was taken to an airport against her will is "safe and secure" and being looked after, the International Olympic..
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Sprinter says she has been taken to airport against her will for criticising Belarus Olympic coaches

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An Olympic sprinter from Belarus has said she refuses to return to her home country after apparently being taken to the airport against her will for publicly complaining about national coaches.
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Tokyo Olympics: Pat McCormack beats Aliaksandr Radzionau in men's welterweight round of 16

Watch highlights as Team GB's Pat McCormack beats Belarusian Aliaksandr Radzionau in the men's welterweight round of 16 at Tokyo 2020.
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Wimbledon 2021: Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova beat Belarus's Aryna Sabalenka to book place in Wimbledon final - highlights

Watch highlights as Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova sweeps past Belarus's Aryna Sabalenka by two sets to one to book her place in the final at Wimbledon.
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Victor Babariko: Opponent of Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko jailed for 14 years

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The Belarusian Supreme Court has sentenced Victor Babariko, who ran for president last year and was imprisoned on the campaign trail, to 14 years in jail.
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Wimbledon 2021: Aryna Sabalenka eases past Maria Camila Osorio Serrano in third round

Watch the best shots as Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka progresses into round four at Wimbledon beating Colombia's Maria Camila Osorio Serrano in straight sets.
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Meet the activists keeping the spirit of resistance alive in Belarus

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Dissident Belarusian journalist and girlfriend moved from jail to house arrest

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Dissident journalist Roman Protasevich, who was arrested when a Ryanair flight was diverted to Belarus, has been moved from jail to house arrest.
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UK joins EU, US and Canada in imposing sanctions on Belarus over forced plane landing

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The UK has joined the US, the European Union and Canada in imposing sanctions on Belarusian officials following the forced landing of a Ryanair flight last month.
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EU to ban Belarusian jets from airspace over regime critic snatched from plane

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Brussels is to ban Belarusian planes from EU airspace as it ramps up pressure on the Minsk regime over the forced diversion of a passenger jet and arrest of a government critic.
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Dissident Belarusian journalist appears to praise President Lukashenko in new video

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Dissident journalist Roman Protasevich has been filmed appearing to praise Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko in a new video.
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Dissident Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich says he was set up by associate after plane arrest

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A dissident journalist, held in custody in Belarus after being arrested when his Ryanair flight was diverted, has claimed in a new video that he was set up by an unidentified associate.
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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said that the country's opponents are trying to "destabilise" the political situation there.
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