Belarus

Russian smuggles 450,000 dollars of diamonds as gravel for fish tank

A Russian man was caught smuggling 450,000 dollars' worth of diamonds into Belarus, claiming the rocks were gravel for a fish tank, Belarusian authorities said Friday.

Russia increases arming of western border in response to NATO buildup

Russia is increasing its military capabilities on its western border in response to NATO building up its own forces, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.

Serbia, Russia and Belarus to hold joint military exercise near Belgrade

Russia will send three Russian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76MD aircraft,  BMD-2 airborne infantry fighting vehicles, drones and other military equipment to Serbia for the purpose of the military...

Minsk to host 2019 European Games

The 2019 European Games will be held in Minsk after the European Olympic Committees (EOC) general assembly approved the capital of Belarus, the sole candidate, on Friday.

Ericsson Nikola Tesla, beCloud introducing LTE technology in Belarus regions

Ericsson Nikola Tesla and the beCloud company have launched the second phase of a project to introduce LTE technology in three regions in Belarus and the contract is worth more than HRK 76 million...

Belarus elects opposition member to parliament, first time in decade

Belarus has elected an opposition politician to its lower house of parliament for the first time in a decade, according to preliminary results released Monday.

Belarus' voter turnout almost 75 per cent for parliamentary elections

The voter turnout for Belarus' parliamentary elections surpassed 50 per cent on Sunday afternoon, the level required to validate the elections, the government...

Europe's "last dictatorship" Belarus begins parliamentary poll

Belarus is set to hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, with pro-regime candidates expected to receive the majority of the 110 seats in the lower house.

Belarusian president invites pope to meet with Russian-Orthodox head

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has invited Pope Francis to meet with the head of the Russian-Orthodox Church for a peace summit, state agency Belta reported Saturday.

EU removes 170 people, three entities from Belarus sanctions list

EU sanctions on Belarus targeting 170 individuals and three entities will end this month, after a decision finalized Thursday to lift the bulk of restrictive measures against the former Soviet...

EU agrees to lift Belarus sanctions in bid for closer relations

EU foreign ministers decided Monday to lift the bulk of the bloc's sanctions against Belarus, in recognition of democratic progress made by the former Soviet state, paving the way for closer...

EU agrees to lift Belarus sanctions, keeps arms embargo in place

EU foreign ministers decided Monday to lift the bulk of the bloc's sanctions against Belarus, in recognition of democratic progress made by the former Soviet state, paving the way for closer...