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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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Workers and students strike against Lukashenko [Video]

Workers and students strike against Lukashenko

Factory workers chanted slogans, students and pensioners took to the streets, and police detained dozens on Monday as the Belarusian opposition sought to ramp up pressure on veteran leader Alexander..

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Belarus: Opposition says general strike underway as Lukashenko ignores call to resign [Video]

Belarus: Opposition says general strike underway as Lukashenko ignores call to resign

Hundreds of students have gathered outside universities in the capital Minsk clapping and chanting slogans.View on euronews

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Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovskaya calls for nationwide strike [Video]

Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovskaya calls for nationwide strike

Tikhanovskaya said the deadline for authorities to meet her demands, which included Lukashenko announcing his resignation, would expire at 11:59 pm on Sunday.View on euronews

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Belarus police fire stun grenades as 100,000 protest [Video]

Belarus police fire stun grenades as 100,000 protest

The opposition has given Belarusian President Lukashenko an ultimatum: Resign by midnight or face a national strike.

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Protests in Belarus ahead of Lukashenko deadline [Video]

Protests in Belarus ahead of Lukashenko deadline

Tens of thousands of people have marched throiugh Minsk and other cities in Belarus a day before the country's opposition has threatened to launch a national strike if President Alexander Lukashenko..

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Belarus opposition movement wins Sakharov Prize for human rights [Video]

Belarus opposition movement wins Sakharov Prize for human rights

The award comes as EU sanctions Belarusian officials amid protests and refuses to recognise Alexander Lukashenko as the leader.

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Sakharov Prize 2020: Belarus' opposition wins EU human rights award [Video]

Sakharov Prize 2020: Belarus' opposition wins EU human rights award

EP President David Sassoli recognised an "initiative of brave women" in his speech, including opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.View on euronews

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Belarus opposition wins EU human rights prize [Video]

Belarus opposition wins EU human rights prize

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Belarus protests: Retirees rally against authoritarian president [Video]

Belarus protests: Retirees rally against authoritarian president

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Anti-government rallies held across Belarus despite regime threats [Video]

Anti-government rallies held across Belarus despite regime threats

Police have detained protesters at a rally in the Belarus capital Minsk as anti-government protests show no signs of abating

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Women take to streets of Belarus once again, calling for Lukashenko to go [Video]

Women take to streets of Belarus once again, calling for Lukashenko to go

In what has now become a tradition on Saturdays in the Belarusian capital, hundreds marched carrying flowers and chanting in protest againt president Alexander Lukashenko

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Belarus ramps up crackdown on protests, allows police to use lethal weapons [Video]

Belarus ramps up crackdown on protests, allows police to use lethal weapons

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EU agrees sanctions against Lukashenko for crackdown on Belarus protests [Video]

EU agrees sanctions against Lukashenko for crackdown on Belarus protests

EU foreign ministers also agreed to sanction Russian officials over the suspected poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.View on euronews

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Belarus police crack down on protesters, detain dozens [Video]

Belarus police crack down on protesters, detain dozens

Security forces in Minsk use water cannon, stun grenades to disperse opposition supporters demanding new election.

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Dozens detained in Belarus after clashes with police [Video]

Dozens detained in Belarus after clashes with police

Tens of thousands of people marched through the center of the Belarusian capital Minsk on Sunday to demand that authorities free political prisoners, prompting police to turn water cannon on them...

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Belarus: Dozens of arrests in Minsk as police use water cannon to break up anti-Lukashenko protests [Video]

Belarus: Dozens of arrests in Minsk as police use water cannon to break up anti-Lukashenko protests

Thousands rallied for the ninth consecutive Sunday rally against Alexander Lukashenko following his disputed re-election in August.View on euronews

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“We are women. We are strong.” - Belarusian opposition leader promises to fight until victory [Video]

“We are women. We are strong.” - Belarusian opposition leader promises to fight until victory

The leader of Belarus’s opposition movement has promised their combat will continue “until victory” - because the Belarusian people will never again accept to live in “a state of slaves”.View..

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Kyrgyzstan president: Ready to resign amid unrest [Video]

Kyrgyzstan president: Ready to resign amid unrest

Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said on Friday he was ready to resign once a new cabinet was appointed to end the power vacuum in the Central Asian nation gripped by unrest since opposition..

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Belarusian opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya unfazed by Russian arrest warrant [Video]

Belarusian opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya unfazed by Russian arrest warrant

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the Belarusian opposition figurehead who is currently in exile, told Euronews she is not frightened about being placed on Russia’s wanted list.

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