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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Belarus

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Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues
The arrest is part of an effort to stifle weeks of protests demanding the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarus detains more people as protests demanding leader’s resignation continue
The renewed crackdown on protesters comes as authorities crank up pressure on the opposition, jailing several activists.
Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests
The Taoiseach expressed Ireland’s solidarity with the people of Belarus in their pursuit of democracy and human rights.
Tens of thousands take to the streets in Belarus demanding the resignation of the president
Officials warned Belarusians not to participate in “illegal demonstrations”.
EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown
Protesters have flooded the streets of Belarusian cities since the 9 August election.
Simon Coveney says Ireland does not accept the result of the Belarussian presidential election
He said he is “deeply concerned” by human rights abuses in the country.
'There will be no new election until you kill me': Lukashenko is defiant as EU leaders to discuss next steps
Lukashenko tried to rally support today but was met with workers chanting at him to “go away”.
Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko rejects election rerun on seventh day of protests
Lukashenko said earlier that he has support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Thousands continue protests in Belarus as president discusses unrest with Vladimir Putin
Crowds gathered in Minsk to honour a protester who died during this week’s crackdown.
Thousands join new protests in Belarus capital as president eases crackdown
Today’s crowds in Minsk grew to more than 20,000, filling central Independence Square.
700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep'
More than 6,700 people have been detained following protests over a disputed election.
European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus
Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.
Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania
One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.
Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'
Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.
Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue
Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.
Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote
Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected the results of the exit poll.
Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election
Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the ex-Soviet country since 1994, making him Europe’s longest serving leader.
'Frankly not comprehensible' - Eyes of the world on Belarusian football
The country’s Premier League season continues despite the global pandemic, which has seen the rest of world football shut down.
Watch: Daniel James continues impressive form with curling winner for Wales
The Man United winger’s first-half strike made it back-to-back victories for Ryan Giggs’ side.
Northern Ireland have cranked up pressure on Netherlands - O'Neill
They sit nine points ahead of the Dutch, who have played two fewer games.
Northern Ireland strike late to maintain perfect start to Euros campaign in Belarus
Elsewhere tonight there were defeats for Scotland and Wales.
Bolton striker Magennis sends Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland top of Group C
Northern Ireland moved top of Group C with a 2-1 victory over Belarus on Sunday night.
Arsenal teenager earns first Northern Ireland call-up
Daniel Ballard is the only new face in Michael O’Neill’s 27-man group.
A mass grave has been unearthed in a Belarusian former Jewish ghetto
The remains of hundreds of people have been found.
Giroud ends 794-minute Chelsea goal drought as Blues progress to Europa League last 32
The France international scored his first goal of the season tonight.
'It feels good to do a good deed': This nine-year-old Irish boy is travelling to Belarus to help Santa
Misha McEneney will help Santa deliver presents to hundreds of children in orphanages in Belarus this Christmas.
Watch: Dramatic 95th minute equaliser denies Dinamo Minsk first title in 13 years
An incredible stoppage time equaliser meant BATE Borisov denied Minsk their first league title since 2004.
Coordinator for Irish rights group among 57 arrested ahead of protests in Belarus
The head of the main opposition party was also arrested by police ahead of the protests in Minsk.
Frozen in time: Looking inside the abandoned towns inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone
The footage was captured by Irish journalist Colm Flynn while working on his documentary Finding Banni.
European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey
The expressions of support came at a meeting of European Olympic committees in Minsk, Belarus.
Woman killed after man attacks shoppers with axe and chainsaw in Belarus
The attacker was arrested at the scene.
Fagan's stunning strike earns St Pat's Europa League draw in Minsk
The Saints take a precious away goal back to Richmond Park for next week’s return leg.
Ireland v Belarus, Euro 2016 warm-up
All eyes were on Turner’s Cross tonight as Ireland played their final Euro 2016 warm-up match. Catch up with the action here.
The Belarus Eurovision entry wants to dance naked on stage with wolves
The Eurovision’s committee may not allow the performance.
Irish people do their bit to help sick children in Belarus this Christmas
An Irish funded team of “flying doctors” have flown into Eastern Ukraine while dozens of children are coming over to Irish families for Christmas.
Europe's 'last dictator' re-elected after saying his main rival shouldn't win because she's a woman
Western sanctions in the country, imposed over rights abuse allegations, might soon be lifted.
Investigation continues into murder of 7 ft 6 in tall Dimitri Hrynkevich
The incident happened last Wednesday night.
Gardaí launch murder investigation into death of Tralee assault victim
24-year-old Dmitry Hrynkevich passed away from his injuries last night.
Ukraine expresses "careful optimism" ahead of peace talks with Russia and rebels
Nato are expected to announce fresh sanctions on Russia later today.
Man arrested after threatening to blow up plane to "a destination in Europe"
The plane was boarded by anti-terrorism agents who entered into talks with the alleged would-be hijacker.