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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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Hundreds detained in latest anti-government demos in Belarus [Video]

Hundreds detained in latest anti-government demos in Belarus

Rights groups say hundreds of protesters have been arrested in Belarus as weekly demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko continue.

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Belarus opposition leader calls for foreign help to end unrest [Video]

Belarus opposition leader calls for foreign help to end unrest

Al Jazeera speaks with Belarus's exiled opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as protests continue in her country calling for president to step down.

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Thousands attend Belarus protester's funeral [Video]

Thousands attend Belarus protester's funeral

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of a Belarusian protesterin the country's capital Minsk. The death is the latest flashpoint in months-long mass protests against President Alexander..

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'It's a dead end': 100 days since Belarus' election, Lukashenko is still in power. Now what? [Video]

'It's a dead end': 100 days since Belarus' election, Lukashenko is still in power. Now what?

Belarus' protest movement is united in wanting to bring down Alexander Lukashenko - but then what? View on euronews

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Hundreds arrested as police use stun grenades to disperse Belarus protest [Video]

Hundreds arrested as police use stun grenades to disperse Belarus protest

Police in Belarus use stun grenades and tear gas to break up a demonstration as weekly protests against President Alexander Lukashenko continueView on euronews

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Thousands mourn death of Belarus protester [Video]

Thousands mourn death of Belarus protester

Thousands of people carrying candles and flowers gathered in Minsk on Thursday (November 12) to mourn the death of a 31-year-old anti-government protester who they say was badly beaten by Belarusian..

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Belarus detains at least 400 as anti-Lukashenko protests continue [Video]

Belarus detains at least 400 as anti-Lukashenko protests continue

Around 400 people were detained during the latest protests in Belarus against President Alexander Lukashenko, a human rights group reported.View on euronews

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Belarus opens first nuclear power plant amid criticism from Lithuania [Video]

Belarus opens first nuclear power plant amid criticism from Lithuania

Lithuanian officials say the Astravyets plant, which is close to its own capital city, has been plagued by accidents and mistreatment of workersView on euronews

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Belarus' first nuclear power plant launches despite Baltic unease [Video]

Belarus' first nuclear power plant launches despite Baltic unease

It lies just 20km from Lithuania and the European Union. View on euronews

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Police fire warning shots in Belarus protests [Video]

Police fire warning shots in Belarus protests

Riot police fired warning shots and arrested more than 200 Belarusians who marched through Minsk on Sunday demanding veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko leave power. Gloria Tso reports.

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Belarus police fire warning shots at protesters [Video]

Belarus police fire warning shots at protesters

Police in Belarus fired warning shots into the air and started detaining protesters on Sunday (November 1) as thousands began to march in the capital Minsk to demand veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko..

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Belarus police fire warning shots [Video]

Belarus police fire warning shots

Police in Belarus fired warning shots into the air and started detaining protesters on Sunday (November 1) as thousands began to march in the capital Minsk to demand veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published
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

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:05Published

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