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VIDEO: Belarus elects loyal parliament

Monday, September 24th 2012, 13:22

Belarus has elected a parliament filled with supporters of President Alexander Lukashenko, after a boycott by the two main opposition parties. Election officials said the minimum turnout of 50% was reached in all 110 constituencies.
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Belarus elects loyal parliament

Monday, September 24th 2012, 12:08

Belarus elects a parliament filled with supporters of President Alexander Lukashenko, in a vote Western observers say was not free.
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Germany trained Belarus forces

Friday, August 24th 2012, 22:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany admits that in 2008-2010 it trained members of the security forces of Belarus - the country branded by the West as Europe's "last dictatorship".
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EU backs Sweden in Belarus row

Friday, August 10th 2012, 18:59
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The EU expresses support for Sweden in a row with Belarus over a political stunt involving teddy bears, but stops short of sanctions.
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EU to meet over row with Belarus

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 9:25
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The EU calls urgent talks over the diplomatic row between Belarus and Sweden, which followed a political stunt involving teddy bears.
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Belarus steps up teddy bear row

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 13:40
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Belarus takes strong diplomatic action against Sweden following a stunt involving teddy bears parachuted into the former Soviet state.
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Belarus expels Sweden ambassador

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 16:02
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Minsk

Belarus expels Sweden's ambassador to Minsk for meeting opposition groups, weeks after teddy bears were air-dropped in a pro-democracy stunt.
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Belarus generals sacked for stunt

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 9:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The Belarus leader sacks his air force and border security chiefs after a Swedish plane air-drops teddy bears carrying signs calling for freedom.
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Neymar cool on Brazil gold hopes

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 19:17
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's Neymar plays down the chances of his country winning a first football gold medal despite a brilliant performance in a 3-1 win over Belarus.
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VIDEO: Strange case of the 'airlifted teddies'

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 15:19

An independent photographer has been detained in Belarus after posting images of teddy bears dropped into the country by political protesters.
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Lukashenko to attend Euro final

Friday, June 29th 2012, 12:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is set to attend the finals of the Euro 2012 football championship in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
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Belarus release brings EU praise

Monday, April 16th 2012, 11:33
related places: Minsk

The EU's foreign affairs chief welcomes the early release of two dissidents in Belarus but urges Minsk to free "all other remaining political prisoners".
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EU condemns executions in Belarus

Monday, March 19th 2012, 14:13
related places: Minsk

Belarus executes two men convicted of a metro bombing in Minsk in April which killed 15 people, drawing EU condemnation.
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'Enemies of the internet' named

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 20:09
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain and Belarus join Reporters Without Borders' annual list of the countries with the most repressive policies against cyber-dissidents.
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