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# Belarus

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EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.
Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergei Tikhanovsky’s wife and self-exiled current opposition leader, denounced the verdict on Twitter.
Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’
Volha Zalatar was arrested on the street when she was taking her 10-year-old daughter to music school.
US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions
Britain said it had imposed sanctions ‘on eight Belarusian individuals responsible for repression and human rights violations’.
President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons
Alexander Lukashenko has also said for the first time that he recognises the contested Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia.
Opinion: The suffering of migrants at the border with Belarus is a result of EU migration policy
Jim Clarken of Oxfam Ireland says the EU must better protect migrants suffering at its borders.
More than 100 migrants flown out of Belarus as standoff appears to de-escalate
118 migrants were flown out of Belarus yesterday, with another group due to leave today.
Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff
The EU has accused Lukashenko’s government of orchestrating the migration surge as a “hybrid attack”.
Poland says border crisis 'greatest' bid to destabilise Europe since Cold War
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is visiting the Baltic states to discuss the conflict.
Belarus-Poland border camp cleared as Iraqis fly home from migrant stand-off
Around 2,000 people, mainly Iraqi Kurds, had been stuck in freezing temperatures at the camp.
Hundreds of migrants arrive back in Iraq on flight from Belarus
Belarussian officials believe there’s still 7,000 migrants in the country.
Polish forces use water cannons on migrants at Belarus border
Polish police said they responded after one officer was seriously injured when the migrants threw objects
Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel
Belarus President Lukashenko today discussed the crisis with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Minsk says it will repatriate migrants at Polish border, as EU broadens its Belarus sanctions
Iraq has recorded 571 of its citizens on the border who have said they are ready to return “voluntarily”.
Dozens of migrants detained as EU readies Belarus sanctions
Aid agencies say at least 10 migrants have died so far and have warned of a humanitarian crisis unfolding.
Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights
The EU believes it is “seeing progress” on the migrant crisis along the border between Belarus and Poland.
Irish aid worker claims migrants in Poland/Belarus area have been beaten and electrocuted
At least ten people have already died in the region in recent weeks.
Explainer: Why tensions are flaring between Poland and Belarus over migrant crossings
The situation has escalated rapidly since last weekend.
Belarus accuses EU of 'provoking' migrant stand-off at Poland border
Thousands of migrants have been trying to illegally enter the country and are now trapped on the border.
Hundreds of migrants trapped in Belarus-Poland border standoff
Washington and Brussels called on Minsk to stop what they described as an orchestrated influx.
Seven die as Belarusian cargo plane crashes in Russia
The crew consisted of three Belarusians, two Russians and two Ukrainian nationals.
EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus
Poland and Lithuania have been struggling to cope with an unusually high number of migrants arriving at their borders in recent months.
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two journalists from the Philippines and Russia
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were awarded the prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Two leading opposition activists in Belarus given lengthy prison sentences
Maria Kolesnikova has been in custody since her arrest last September.
Belarus leader denies repression a year after disputed vote
President Alexander Lukashenko also promised to step down ‘very soon’ but would not say when exactly.
The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?
Our guest this week is Matthew Luxmoore, Moscow correspondent from Radio Free Europe.
Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had accused her country’s Olympic team officials of trying to force her to go back home.
Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland
The IOC has received a report from Belarus’s Olympic committee, which is “being evaluated.”
Last protest leader still in Belarus goes on trial accused of ‘conspiring to steal power’
Lukashenko has been cracking down on opponents since protests erupted last year following ‘unfair’ elections.
Belarus athlete boards Vienna-bound flight from Japan
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has been offered asylum in Poland following claims her team tried to force her to return home after she criticised her coaches.
Missing Belarus activist found dead in Ukraine, UN calls for 'thorough' investigation
Vitaly Shishov ran an NGO that helped his compatriots flee repression in Belarus.
Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to fly to Poland later in the week.
Tokyo 2020: Belarus athlete taken to airport after criticism of coaches
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she is refusing to fly home.
Belarus authorities raid homes and offices of journalists and human rights activists
Authorities raided the homes of dozens of NGO workers and journalists across the country.
UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus
The situation in Belarus has “deteriorated significantly” over the last year.
Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest
The country’s exiled opposition leader said the move was “good news”, but not freedom yet.
Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions
A dissident journalist was arrested in May after the flight he was on was diverted to Minsk.
Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says
The plane changed course to head for the Belarus capital Minsk escorted by a MiG fighter jet.
Jailed opposition journalist brought before Belarusian foreign ministry news conference
The opposition said the appearance by Raman Pratasevich showed he is a hostage.
'I'm proud of Ireland's footballers': Taoiseach lends support to players who took the knee
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban this week defended fans who booed Republic of Ireland players.