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Belarus denies selling weapons to Syria


September 21st, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Sep 20 (IANS) Belarus Thursday denied Washington's accusations of trying to sell weapons to Syria and violating a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution after the US imposed sanctions on ... Read more...

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Ecuador refuses to extradite Belarus cop


August 30th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ecuador's top court has rejected an extradition request for a former Belarusian investigative police officer.According to Belarusian news portal Platforma, 30-year-old Alexander Barankov, wanted by ... Read more...

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Belarusian embassy in Kyrgyzstan attacked


August 29th, 2012 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relatives of victims of the 2010 uprising in Kyrgyzstan threw stones at the embassy of Belarus here, demanding extradition of the former Kyrgyz president and ... Read more...

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Belarus still recognises Ostapchuk as Olympic champion: minister


August 14th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 14 (IANS) Belarus still recognises female shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk as an Olympic champion, Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister of Belarus Cheslav Shulga has said."Some mistake or misunderstanding ... Read more...

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Team Sushil celebrates Olympic silver


August 12th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar's team celebrated the Olympic silver Sunday and hailed the wrestler for making endless sacrifices that made him the only Indian individual athlete to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Belarus denies boycott rumours


July 27th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has no plans to boycott the Olympics after President Alexander Lukashenko was refused entry to Britain, the Belarusian minister for sports and tourism said.Lukashenko ... Read more...

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Belarus may stop oil imports from Venezuela


June 8th, 2012 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, June 8 (IANS) Belarus' first Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko has said the country may stop importing oil from Venezuela.Reacting to media reports about suspension of Venezuelan oil supplies ... Read more...

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Russia restricts Belarusian airline


April 6th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarusian national airline Belavia said it has been barred from performing flights to all destinations in Russia except Moscow.Russia and former Soviet state Belarus have ... Read more...

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Belarus unveils 200,000-ruble banknote


March 13th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, March 13 (IANS) The Belarusian central bank unveiled Monday a 200,000-ruble banknote after huge devaluation of its currency last year.Belarus decided to issue the new currency note in order ... Read more...

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EU decides to withdraw all envoys to Belarus (Lead, Changing Dateline)


February 29th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 29 (IANS) The European Union decided to withdraw all of its envoys to Belarus after the latter asked the head of the EU delegation to Belarus and the ... Read more...

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Belarus to recycle nuclear waste in Russia


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Dec 23 (IANS) Belarus will dispatch nuclear waste from a soon-to-be-built atomic power plant for recycling in Russia, a top official said.Alexander Mikhalevich, deputy academic secretary of the National ... Read more...

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European Union urges Belarus to ban death penalty


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union has called on Belarus to join the rest of Europe in prohibiting capital punishment."The European Union opposes the use of capital punishment ... Read more...

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Russia to build first nuclear power plant in Belarus


October 12th, 2011 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 12 (IANS) Russia and Belarus have signed a contract for constructing the first nuclear power plant in Belarus, media reports said.Russia's Atomstroyexport will build two nuclear reactors with ... Read more...

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Sole survivor of Russian plane crash regains consciousness


September 13th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The only survivor of a plane crash in Russia that killed almost an entire ice hockey team has regained consciousness in hospital, an official said ... Read more...

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Poor quality fuel cause of Russian plane crash?


September 8th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poor quality of aviation fuel could be one of the possible reasons why the Yak-42 plane crashed in Russia Wednesday, killing at least 43 people, ... Read more...

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Belarus to test reusability of land near Chernobyl


August 5th, 2011 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 5 (IANS) Belarus will examine the possibility of reusing thousands of hectares of lands near the disaster-hit Chernobyl nuclear plant, an official said."Over the 25 years that have ... Read more...

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Belarus has the right to IMF loan: PM


June 14th, 2011 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has the right to receive a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said Monday."We, as the legal IMF ... Read more...

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Obama urges more pressure on Belarus’ Lukashenko


May 29th, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pressure must be applied to the Belarusian authorities to put an end to political repression of the country's opposition, US President Barack Obama said ... Read more...

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US to expand sanctions against Belarus: Obama


May 28th, 2011 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US is set to expand sanctions against Belarus, US President Barack Obama said in a statment Friday."Consistent with our values and principles, the ... Read more...

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Russian embassy bomber jailed in Belarus


May 27th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Belarusian anarchist was Friday sentenced to eight years in prison for throwing a fire bomb into the Russian embassy compound in the capital Minsk ... Read more...

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UN condemns Belarusian subway station bombing


April 14th, 2011 - 7:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 14 (IANS) The UN Security Council has "condemned in the strongest terms the apparent terrorist attack" in Belarusian capital city Minsk which occurred Monday and killed 12 ... Read more...

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11 killed, 126 injured in metro station blast in Belarus


April 12th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Minsk, Apr 12 (ANI): At least eleven people were killed and 126 others were wounded in an explosion which tore through a metro station in the Belarus capital Minsk on Monday evening.The ... Read more...

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Belarus stops gas transit to Europe


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has put on hold gas transit to Europe through its territory until the Russian energy giant Gazprom pays for the use of its pipelines. "Until we are ... Read more...

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Dubai - where public kissing is a taboo, but prostitution flourishes


May 16th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Dubai's Islamic austerity is nothing but a sham. Couples who publicly kiss are jailed, however the state turns a blind eye to 30,000 imported prostitutes.According to The Times, ... Read more...

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Five killed in fresh Kyrgyz unrest, president in Belarus


April 20th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk/Bishkek, April 20 (DPA) The deposed Kyrgyz leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev has found refuge in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, that nation's President, Alexander Lukashenko, said Tuesday. Bakiyev, 60, is in Minsk with three ... Read more...

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Polish president’s body reaches Warsaw


April 11th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Surender Bhutani Warsaw, April 11 (IANS) The body of Polish President Lech Kaczynski reached Warsaw Sunday evening after a military farewell given by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Smolensk. Kaczynski died ... Read more...

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Berlusconi plots trips ‘to stall his trials’


November 8th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Rome (Italy), Nov.8 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been accused of planning more than a dozen foreign trips in an attempt to ensure that two trials, in which he is ... Read more...

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Israeli politicians seek coalition ‘’savior after polls”


February 16th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Feb.16 (ANI): Kadima leader and Israels Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Likud party chairman Binyamin Netanyahu expressed hope on Sunday that a "responsible adult" would intervene to build a new ... Read more...

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Belarus striker labels Roo the weakest link in UK line-up


October 13th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.13 (ANI): Belarus striker Vitaly Bulyga has labeled Wayne Rooney as the weakest link in the England football team ahead of their match, though the latter scored twice in Englands ... Read more...

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Belarus to assume presidency of CIS premiers’ council


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Minsk, May 23 (RIA Novosti) Belarus will take on the rotating presidency of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) council of prime ministers at a session here Friday, the country's foreign ... Read more...

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Eleven US diplomats leave Belarus embassy amid diplomatic row


May 3rd, 2008 - 10:10 pm ICT by admin
DPA Minsk, May 3 (DPA) Eleven US diplomats have left the country's embassy in Belarus only hours before a Belarusian government order to leave within 72 hours expired, the Interfax news agency cited ... Read more...

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US envoy to Belarus leaves


March 12th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Minsk, March 12 (RIA Novosti) The US Ambassador to Belarus Karen Stewart left Minsk for Washington Wednesday, the embassy here said on its website. Belarus last week advised the ambassador to ... Read more...

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