By Iryna LEWSHYNA

Lukashenka talks up relations with United States

Belarus wants to normalize relations with the United States on mutually beneficial terms, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in Minsk on Wednesday, speaking at a meeting with U.S. Charge d'Affaires Scott Rauland in connection with the end of the diplomat's tenure

Lukashenka to his military generals: We should be the first to die if necessary

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Tuesday presented general's shoulder straps to a number of senior officers of the Armed Forces, the interior ministry and the Investigative Committee who had recently been promoted to the rank of general major.

Emigre politician Navumchyk makes surprise trip to Belarus

Emigre opposition politician Syarhey Navumchyk arrived in Minsk on Tuesday on his first visit to Belarus in 20 years.

Lukashenka: Parliamentary elections should be held in democratic atmosphere

Mr. Lukashenka reportedly warned that no numerical restrictions should be placed on foreign observers.

Lukashenka issues edict increasing pension age

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has signed a presidential edict directing that the pension age should be gradually increased by three years – by six months a year – from 55 to 58 years for women and from 60 to 63 years for men.

Gazprom rejects Belarus’ request for gas price cut

Gazprom finds it “inexpedient” to reduce the price of natural gas supplied to Belarus, Valery Golubev, deputy chairman of the Russian state-owned gas giant, said on April 9.

Renowned poet Nil Hilevich dies aged 84

Renowned Belarusian poet Nil Hilevich, the last surviving holder of the People's Poet title, has died aged 84.

Authorities deny registration to pro-independence movement

The justice ministry had denied state registration to the Movement for the Statehood and Independence of Belarus that has a number of prominent opposition politicians and public figures among its founders.

Lukashenka, Putin exchange words of gratitude at Minsk talks

Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged words of gratitude as they opened a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Belarus and Russia at the Palace of Independence in Minsk on Thursday.

Lukashenka meets with leaders of Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Haiti while in Caracas

Lukashenka and Morales agreed to develop Belarusian-Bolivian relations after the pattern of Belarusian-Venezuelan relations…

Kazulin released from prison to attend father-in-law’s funeral amid pardon rumors

Former presidential candidate Alyaksandr Kazulin has been released from prison to attend the funeral service for his father-in-law amid rumors...