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Belarus sentences Ukrainian to eight years for spying: envoy

MINSK (Reuters) - A Belarussian court has sentenced a Ukrainian radio correspondent to more than eight years in prison for spying, Ukraine's ambassador in Minsk Ihor Kizim told Reuters on Wednesday. Last November, Belarus's KGB state security service said it had uncovered a spy ring working for Ukr


Belarus restores ties with Sweden after teddy bear rift

MINSK, Belarus (AP) - Belarus has named a new ambassador to Sweden, turning the page on a six-year rift that followed a Swedish advertising agency's air drop of teddy bears bearing messages about human rights.


Britain wins praise for rainbow flag in Belarus

Critics say lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) peopleface violenceand abuse in Belarus, where President Alexander Lukashenko, in office since 1994, has said it is "better to be a dictator than gay".


Belarus calls LGBT relationships 'fake' in row with UK embassy over rainbow flag

“Supporters of single-sex relationships furiously argue their position, despite the principles and traditions that have formed in society. But however you spin it, single-sex relationships are fake,” the ministry said.


OSCE-supported transboundary exercise for effective joint response to wildfires in Chernobyl-affected areas held in Gomel, Belarus

A two-day discussion-based tabletop exercise on how to respond to a simulated wildfire in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone organized by the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, in close partnership with the Global Fire Monitoring Center, was held on 17 and 18 May 201


China's powerful new vice president to visit Russia, Belarus

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s powerful new vice president, Wang Qishan, will visit Russia and Belarus starting this week, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, his first overseas trip since being appointed in March.


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Diego Maradona is my chairman in Belarus and life couldn't be better admits Peter Leven

Leven, who joined Dynamo as a coach last month, admits the thought of working under one of football’s greatest ever players in Belarus is surreal.


We Need a Movie About Sister Antonia, the Prison Angel of Tijuana (Podcast)

On March 25th, thousands of people gathered in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to celebrate the centenary of the so-called BNR; the proclamation of the first Belarusian People's Republic in 1918, which was swept away a few months later by the Bolsheviks. It's a commemoration not officially recognised

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Belarus: Independent union leaders face long prison sentences

Gennady Fedynich is president of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate the Belarusian Radio and Electronic Industry Workers' Union (REP), Ihar Komlik is treasurer of the same union. Both have been given one month to prepare for the case before it goes to court. Both leaders face with imprisonment up


Maradona appointed Dynamo Brest chairman in Belarus

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Al Fujairah v Khor Fakkan - UAE First Division - Fujairah stadium, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates - April 27, 2018 - Al Fujairah's manager Diego Maradona of Argentina reacts during the match. REUTERS/Christopher Pike


Maradona named chairman of Belarus club

"Will Maradona be able to help Belarusian -- particularly Brest -- football? I think the answer is obvious," said club spokeswoman Olga Khizhinkova.


Diego Maradona takes director role with Dinamo Brest in Belarus

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Diego Maradona is leaving the dugout for the director's box.The former Argentina great announced on Tuesday that he will become chairman of Belarusian club Dinamo Brest, who play in the country's top division.The 57-year-old Maradona posted a photo of his new contract on h


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Will try to play Emiratis for Dynamo Brest: Maradona

Sonner than later Emirati players will be grabbing headlines in European scene, which will be a first-of-its-kind experience for the UAE football. Fujairah Sports Club's former coach Diego Maradona has confirmed taking Emirati players to his Belarusian club Dynamo Brest, where he is named as the cha


Pakistan reaching out through cooperation

Cultural ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states join hands at the meeting in Sanya, Hainan province, in May. [Photo by Sha Xiaofeng/For China Daily]


2018 FIFA World Cup - Group C Preview - Futbolgrad

France will be among the favourites heading into the World Cup after finishing the UEFA qualification Group A in first place ahead of Sweden, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Luxembourg and Belarus. Although impressive at times during World Cup qualification France’s brilliant results against the Netherlands


US routs SKorea, Czechs blank Belarus at world hockey

The Czech Republic shut out Belarus 3-0, and Denmark closed in on a quarterfinal berth after beating Norway, also 3-0.


Vice-president traveling to Russia for forum

While attending the forum, Wang expects to exchange with Russian leaders in-depth views on bilateral relations, and talk about major issues that concern both nations, Lu said at a daily news briefing.


Germany gets 1st win at worlds, Switzerland beats Belarus

HERNING, Denmark (AP) - Host Denmark upset Finland 3-2 Wednesday as defending champion Sweden stayed perfect at the ice hockey world championship, shutting out Austria 7-0 on Wednesday for its fourth straight victory.