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Pro-Ukraine demonstrators in Belarus assail Russian policy
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 2,000 opposition activists marched Wednesday through the Belarusian capital to condemn Russia's policy and express solidarity with Ukraine.(3/25/2015 2:40:08 PM)
Tractor Diplomacy: 5 Reasons Why Belarus is an Emerging Global Player
Since the Minsk summit, Belarus has entered the global stage as a new player in both top-level negotiations and international trade, as the country has used its capacity as an industrial powerhouse to build links worldwide. We look at the five biggest trends that are propelling Belarus into its new status.(3/30/2015 1:21:03 PM)
Pope ready to help improve ties between Belarus and EU: Vatican
Pope Francis is ready to help improve ties between Belarus and the European Union, a senior papal official said on Saturday in the latest sign of a developing thaw in relations between Brussels and Minsk. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, also said discussions were under way for a visit to Vatican City by President Alexander Lukashenko. Roman Catholics make up just over 10 ...(3/14/2015 12:06:01 PM)
Belarus get the better of FYR Macedonia
FYR Macedonia 1-2 Belarus Goals from Timofei Kalachev and Sergei Kornilenko, the latter a late winner, gave the visitors their first victory in Group C at the fifth time of asking.(3/27/2015 5:56:40 PM)
Belarus track federation president defends his position
Former Olympic hammer thrower Vadim Devyatovsky of Belarus is ready to again defend himself against doping charges at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Vadim Devyatovsky, who won the silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has been serving as president of the Belarus athletics federation for the last six months. The IAAF says Devyatovsky remains suspended until the case is resolved.(3/23/2015 1:49:57 PM)
Belarus needs flexible currency, economy shrinking 2 pct in 2015 - IMF
Belarus will have to allow a flexible currency rate to receive further financial support from the International Monetary Fund, the body's chief envoy to Minsk said on Monday, predicting the country's economy would shrink by two percent in 2015. The former Soviet republic's economy has been battered by a plunge in the Russian rouble and the conflict in Ukraine and earlier this month the finance ...(3/16/2015 10:03:21 AM)
US lifts sanctions on Belarus energy company
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The United States is lifting sanctions on a Belarus energy company, underscoring a thaw in relations in the wake of Minsk's key role in negotiations over Ukraine.(3/11/2015 8:25:46 AM)
Russian government to loan $110 mln to Belarus
MOSCOW/MINSK, March 27 (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday it would provide a $110 million loan to Belarus, whose economy has been hit by the conflict in neighbouring Ukraine and the weakening of the Russian rouble. The former Soviet republic has a record $4 billion in debt payments this year, mostly to Russia and the International Monetary Fund. "To avoid transaction and foreign exchange risks ...(3/27/2015 12:26:39 PM)
Belarus agrees to supply potash to China at $315/T - Interfax cites source
Belarus has agreed to supply potash to China at $315 per tonne in the first half of 2015, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday, citing a market source. Belarussian Potash Company was not available ...(3/19/2015 7:04:13 AM)
EU warms, a little, to Belarus as Russia relations freeze
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union is starting to warm to Belarus again after years of bitter division during which the east European nation was coined as "the last dictatorship" on the continent.(3/7/2015 8:02:23 AM)
Source: Yahoo