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Lukashenka skips summits in Russia

Alyaksandr Lukashenka did not travel to Russia's Saint Petersburg to attend Monday's summits of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

Lukashenka to have face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on March 15

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin will have a face-to-face meeting in St. Petersburg on March 15, ahead of a session of the Supreme State Council of the Belarusian-Russian Union State, according to the Kremlin press office.

Mahilyow Regional Court sentences gang member to death over four murders

The gang targeted foreign nationals who were sleeping in their cars parked on the roadside at night...

Detention of people arrested over firebomb attack on Russian embassy extended by three days

The indymedia site described the arrested men as “civil society activists who participate in various social campaigns aimed at the protection of human rights...

Molotov cocktail bombs thrown at detention center in Minsk

Two unknown people have thrown two Molotov cocktail bombs at the door of the detention center on Akrestsina Street in Minsk early on Monday, BelaPAN reports.

Carton containing 65 cocoons of tropical butterflies found on train at Ukrainian border

A carton containing 65 live cocoons of rare tropical butterflies was found on a passenger train during a routine customs inspection at the Ukrainian border in the Homyel region on August 9.

Belarus joins Customs Union but differences persist

Despite the establishment of the Customs Union, Russia has refused to scrap its export duty on crude oil and petroleum products supplied to Belarus.

Belarusian lawmakers passed ratification bill for Customs Union’s Code, sources say

A final decision on Belarus’ accession to the Customs Union of Kazakhstan and Russia will be taken by Alyaksandr Lukashenka...

Customs Union ratification not on agenda of Belarusian legislature`s final meeting

On June 30, the Belarusian National Assembly rises for the summer recess.

Decision on Belarus\' participation in customs union will be made by the three presidents on July 5

A final decision on Belarus' participation in the customs union will be made during a meeting between the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia in Astana on July 5, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov told reporters on Thursday,

Gazprom: Gas flow to Belarus may be cut by 85 percent

\"Considering the price of gas that has already been supplied in June and the amount of the debt, which is $192 million,...

No progress in talks with Russia on oil export duty, deputy prime minister says

Minsk and Moscow have failed so far to make any progress in their talks on Russia's export duty on crude oil and petroleum products supplied to Belarus, Andrey Kabyakow, Belarus' deputy prime minister, told reporters on the sidelines of an international economic forum in S

Bykaw\'s birth anniversary to be marked by Belarusian-language dictation session in St. Petersburg

A Belarusian-language dictation session will be held in the Library of National Literatures of St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 19 on the occasion of the 86th birth anniversary of Belarus' literary great Vasil Bykaw.

Lower chamber delays ratification of Customs Union\'s Code

The House of Representatives was not expected to consider the ratification bill for the Code of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia at its June 14 meeting, the lower chamber's press office told BelaPAN

Star forward Yahor Meshcharakow to take break from basketball

Belarusian basketball star Yahor Meshcharakow has announced plans to take a year's break from the sport, as quoted by BelaPAN.

Belarus continues talks with Customs Union partners, says foreign ministry spokesman

Belarus continues talks with Kazakhstan and Russia in an attempt to settle differences over the three nations' Customs Union, with Minsk expected the negotiations to be a success, Andrey Savinykh, spokesman for the Belarusian foreign ministry, told reporters on Thursday, a

Minsk ready to compromise on Customs Union

“We want only one thing: everything should be decent and any relations on a bilateral, trilateral or multilateral basis should be based on equal rights and respect,” Lukashenka says.

Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia waive inner customs controls for imports

Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia have waived inner customs control for imports entering their Customs Union, BelaPAN reports.

Customs Union talks fail

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told reporters that import duty rates on automobiles, the import of goods by individuals and export duties were stumbling blocks.

Prime ministers of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia to discuss car import duties this week

The prime ministers of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia are expected to discuss import duties on automobiles for individuals within the countries' Customs Union at their talks in St.Petersburg on May 21, BelaPAN re

There are all conditions for Belarus to meet social and economic development targets for five-year period, prime minister says

Alyaksandr Lukashenka received Belarusian Prime Minsiter Syarhey Sidorski who briefed him on preparations for meetings of the heads of government...

Barys Kit turns 100

Both Belarus and Belarusians around the world have the right to be proud of Dr. Kit, a celebrated scientist and educator and a great patriot of his Fatherland...

Belarusian national team get new head coach

The Executive Committee of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation (BIHF) on Monday appointed Eduard Zankavets to coach Team Belarus at next month's world championship in Germany, BelaPAN reports.

Lukashenka meets with visiting St. Petersburg governor

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on October 25 received Valentina Matviyenko, governor of Russia’s St. Petersburg, Belapan reports.