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Explained: What's happening on the Poland-Belarus border and who orchestrated the migrant crisis?
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Explained: What's happening on the Poland-Belarus border and who orchestrated the migrant crisis?

It appears to be an orchestrated crisis, created by Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarus's autocratic ruler, to cause trouble for the European Union in retaliation for a series of sanctions against his government. Lukashenko, however, denied the allegation

Poland-Belarus border crisis: Polish forces use water cannons on migrants who threw stones
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Poland-Belarus border crisis: Polish forces use water cannons on migrants who threw stones

Poland's Defense Ministry said that Belarusian forces tried to destroy fencing along the countries' common border, while the Interior Ministry posted video apparently showing migrants trying to tear down a fence

'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

Indian Wells: Aliaksandra Sasnovich books second-round clash with Emma Raducanu
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Indian Wells: Aliaksandra Sasnovich books second-round clash with Emma Raducanu

Sasnovich, a 27-year-old from Belarus ranked 100th in the world, saved nine of the 10 break points she faced to emerge with the 6-0, 6-4 first-round victory and advance to a meeting with Raducanu, the British 18-year-old whose run to the US Open title last month electrified the tennis world.

Migrants en route to Europe get trapped between borders; rue harsh conditions
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Migrants en route to Europe get trapped between borders; rue harsh conditions

Boshra al-Moallem endured cold nights, mosquitoes, hunger and terrible thirst at the border between Belarus and Poland. Only after she collapsed from exhaustion and dehydration did Polish guards finally take her to a hospital

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.

FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Wales boss Robert Page slams 'crazy' Belarus move
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FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Wales boss Robert Page slams 'crazy' Belarus move

Football of Association of Wales (FAW) officials were furious when the game was switched to Kazan, 700 kilometres east of Moscow, because of the logistical problems it created.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Two Belarus coaches kicked out of Games over Krystsina Tsimanouskaya removal
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Two Belarus coaches kicked out of Games over Krystsina Tsimanouskaya removal

The International Olympic Committee on Friday said it had removed the accreditations of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich and they had left the Olympic Village.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya 'happy to be in safety' after arriving in Warsaw
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya 'happy to be in safety' after arriving in Warsaw

The 24-year-old athlete has been at the centre of a diplomatic drama in the middle of the Games since seeking the protection of Tokyo 2020 staff on Sunday, saying her team was trying to bundle her onto a plane after she publicly criticised her coaches.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya boards Vienna-bound flight from Japan
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya boards Vienna-bound flight from Japan

The 24-year-old had been expected to take a direct flight to Warsaw but switched at the last minute, an airport official told reporters.

Missing Belarusian activist Vitaly Shishov found dead in Ukraine; police open murder probe
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Missing Belarusian activist Vitaly Shishov found dead in Ukraine; police open murder probe

Shishov, 26, headed the Belarusian House in Ukraine, an NGO helping his compatriots flee the repression in Belarus

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

Belarus diverts Ryanair plane to arrest dissident journalist; secret police present on flight, says airline CEO
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Belarus diverts Ryanair plane to arrest dissident journalist; secret police present on flight, says airline CEO

Roman Protasevich was held on Sunday after a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius was intercepted by a Belarusian fighter jet and diverted to the capital of Minsk, State TV reported

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.