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'What if we halt natural gas supplies?' Belarus' Alexander Lukashenko warns against new EU sanctions
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'What if we halt natural gas supplies?' Belarus' Alexander Lukashenko warns against new EU sanctions

Pressure is building to address the plight of hundreds of migrants, mainly Kurds from West Asia, who are stuck at the Belarus-Poland border in freezing weather

Top Belarus ice hockey official steps down after controversy over threatening players for political views
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Top Belarus ice hockey official steps down after controversy over threatening players for political views

The Belarus hockey federation had initially signaled Dmitri Baskov could stay on as president, but he told state TV on Friday he was stepping aside to avoid possible further sanctions against the federation if he stayed.

Olga Safronova second Belarusian athlete to be granted humanitarian visa by Poland
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Olga Safronova second Belarusian athlete to be granted humanitarian visa by Poland

Safronova came to neighbouring Poland, which has been offering refuge to a growing number of Belarusian dissidents, after she was dropped from the Belarus roster for the Tokyo Olympics when her horse was deemed to be limping.

Firstpost Explains: Why Belarus sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya refuses to go home from Olympics
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Firstpost Explains: Why Belarus sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya refuses to go home from Olympics

Belarus sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya said she was forced to leave Japan by Belarus officials midway her Olympics' campaign. Here's an explainer on what all is happening with her.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Poland offers humanitarian visa to Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Poland offers humanitarian visa to Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

The sprinter was in "direct contact" with Polish diplomats in Tokyo, said Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz, adding that Warsaw would do "whatever is necessary to help her to continue her sporting career".

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya alleges team officials of trying to forcefully send her home
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya alleges team officials of trying to forcefully send her home

Tsimanouskaya said in a filmed message distributed on social media she was pressured by Belarus team officials and asked the IOC for help.

European Cycling Union cancels 2021 Elite Track Championships in Minsk after political fall-out over Belarus' diversion of passenger plane
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European Cycling Union cancels 2021 Elite Track Championships in Minsk after political fall-out over Belarus' diversion of passenger plane

The decision follows a furious reaction from the European Union after a Ryanair flight from Athens to the Lithuanian capital Vilnius was intercepted by a Belarusian fighter jet and forced to land in Minsk

Germany, Netherlands pull out of European Track Championships in Minsk in protest against Belarus’ controversial policies
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Germany, Netherlands pull out of European Track Championships in Minsk in protest against Belarus’ controversial policies

International disapproval of Belarus and its president, Alexander Lukashenko, has increased since the regime diverted a Ryanair jet on Sunday to arrest Roman Protasevich, an opposition journalist who was on board.

'Outrageous': Joe Biden condemns forced landing of Ryanair flight in Belarus, backs EU sanctions
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'Outrageous': Joe Biden condemns forced landing of Ryanair flight in Belarus, backs EU sanctions

EU leaders agreed on Monday to cut air links with Belarus, and the bloc said it would adopt further 'targeted economic sanctions' against Belarusian authorities

EU imposes air traffic curbs on Belarus after plane diversion in Minsk to arrest dissident journalist
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EU imposes air traffic curbs on Belarus after plane diversion in Minsk to arrest dissident journalist

The 26-year-old reporter was aboard a Ryanair plane from Athens to Vilnius. It was still in Belarusian airspace when it was told to divert to Minsk

Roman Protasevich, Belarusian dissident drawing global attention, ran influential channel on Telegram
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Roman Protasevich, Belarusian dissident drawing global attention, ran influential channel on Telegram

Protasevich has continued to roil Lukashenko’s regime while living in exile in Lithuania, so much so that he was charged in November with inciting public disorder and social hatred.

Belarus stripped of role as 2021 Ice Hockey World Championships co-host due to 'political unrest, COVID-19'
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Belarus stripped of role as 2021 Ice Hockey World Championships co-host due to 'political unrest, COVID-19'

Belarus had been due to co-host the event with Latvia in May and June, but ice hockey's governing body, the IIHF, said the decision to move the world champs from Minsk was "unavoidable... due to safety and security issues that are beyond the IIHF's control".

Alexander Lukashenko closes Belarus borders, reshuffles security team in attempt to curb mass protests
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Alexander Lukashenko closes Belarus borders, reshuffles security team in attempt to curb mass protests

The president has been at loggerheads with his EU neighbours since the country plunged into turmoil following a disputed election in August this year

Coronavirus Outbreak: Over 1000 fans gather in stadium to watch Belarus league football match
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Over 1000 fans gather in stadium to watch Belarus league football match

Belarus is the only country in Europe still playing a national football league, making it an unlikely draw for fans overseas who are starved of matches in their own countries

Coronavirus Outbreak: Players in Belarus 'concerned' after being told to play on during pandemic, says football union FIFPro
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Players in Belarus 'concerned' after being told to play on during pandemic, says football union FIFPro

FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann says it’s not comprehendible that the Belarus league is still playing after kicking off this month. It’s the only top-tier European league in action

Femen co-founder and prominent Putin critic, Oksana Shachko, found dead in her Paris apartment
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Femen co-founder and prominent Putin critic, Oksana Shachko, found dead in her Paris apartment

Oksana Shachko was one of four feminist activists who founded Femen in Ukraine in 2008

Fed Cup: United States defeat Belarus to lift their 18th title, first one since 2000
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Fed Cup: United States defeat Belarus to lift their 18th title, first one since 2000

Vandeweghe and Rogers defeated Sabalenka and Sasnovich 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to give the United States a 3-2 final victory and an 18th Fed Cup crown.

Fed Cup: Aliaksandra Sasnovich makes 2-2 for Belarus after beating Sloane Stephens of US
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Fed Cup: Aliaksandra Sasnovich makes 2-2 for Belarus after beating Sloane Stephens of US

Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 87th in the world, prevailed 4-5, 6-1, 8-6 in two hours six minutes to chalk up her second win over Sloane Stephens.

Russia shows its might in war games with Belarus but dismisses Western fear of threat
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Russia shows its might in war games with Belarus but dismisses Western fear of threat

Russia engaged in war games with Belarus in the week-long Zapad 2017 while dismissing allegations the war games could be a cover to station troops and equipment.

Narendra Modi, Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko discuss defence and trade
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Narendra Modi, Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko discuss defence and trade

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko before their meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on Tuesday.