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Britain must be ready for confrontation with Russia – warning as tensions explode

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Some 4,000 mostly Middle Eastern migrants are amassed in woodlands along theBelarus-Polish border following reports […]

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Belarus migrants: ‘He beat us for three hours’ – the stories of asylum seekers trying to make it into Poland

Outside a detention centre in the Polish city of Bialystok, where we know asylum seekers who crossed the border from Belarus are being held, we meet a local mother and son. They have arrived as visitors. The mother, who only wants to be known as Zofia, is carrying a bag of clothes. She plans to […]

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US announces sanctions on Belarus over journalist's detention

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) – The Biden administration announced it would re-impose sanctions against nine Belarusian state-owned enterprises and is developing additional penalties to target officials in the administration of President Alexander Lukashenko over the forced landing of a Ryanair jetliner and the arrest of a dissident journalist. The administration has also issued a “Do Not Travel” […]

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Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus leader defends Ryanair diversion and accuses opponents of crossing ‘many red lines’

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has accused critics in the West of crossing “many red lines”, in his first public comments since a Ryanair jet was forced to land in Minsk and an opposition activist arrested. “As we predicted, ill-wishers from outside and inside the country, have changed their methods of attacking us,” he told a […]

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Belarus journalist appears in new video after claim he is ‘in hospital with heart disease’

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Scores of protesters detained as Belarus police disperse demonstration

Police in Belarus on Saturday detained scores of demonstrators pushing for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader after an August election widely seen as manipulated. Hundreds of students marched across the capital, chanting “Go away” to demand that President Alexander Lukashenko step down. They were blocked by police, who rounded up some and forced […]

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EU to sanction Lukashenko, citing worsening Belarus violence

FILE PHOTO: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko speaks at an event in Minsk, Belarus, September 17, 2020. Tut.By via REUTERS/File PhotoLUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to sanction Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and other senior officials over an Aug. 9 election the West says was rigged, citing worsening police violence against protesters. […]

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Belarus opposition leader sees inspiration in fallen Berlin wall

Slideshow ( 3 images )BERLIN (Reuters) – Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya visited a fragment of the Berlin Wall ahead of a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, saying she saw in it a symbol of the transformation she wanted to bring about in her own country. Tsikhanouskaya, who says she won Belarus’s presidential […]

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Dozens of protesters detained during anti-government rally in Belarus

Belarus police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as thousands of people gathered in the capital Minsk demanding the release of a jailed opposition leader, the latest in a wave of mass protests following a disputed election. Maria Kolesnikova, 38, has emerged as a key opposition figure after others were either jailed or forced out […]

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Hundreds of Belarus protesters say they were beaten by police, demand justice

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Artur Khomenko, an entrepreneur from Minsk, said police officers began beating him with their fists and truncheons after they detained him on the fourth night of huge protests that have weakened Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko’s grip on power. Then they pulled down his underwear and threatened to rape him with a truncheon, […]