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Andrei Makhovsky

Belarus to propose higher potash price to China

Aug 28 2018

MINSK Belarusian Potash Company (BPC), the world's largest potash exporter, will propose raising the price of its new contract with China to $290 per tonne, the level of its recently signed deal with India, Chief Executive Elena Kudryavets said.

Belarus detains journalists, rights groups see move to muzzle free media

Aug 07 2018

MINSK Three journalists working for independent news outlets in Belarus were detained on Tuesday on suspicion of hacking the computer systems of state-run news agency BelTA and stealing its data, the authorities said.

From Buenos Aires to Brest - Maradona takes charge of Belarus club

Jul 16 2018

BREST, Belarus Argentina great Diego Maradona took over as chairman of Belarus soccer club Dynamo Brest on Monday after signing a three-year contract and said he hoped the country's strongman President Alexander Lukashenko would become a fan.

Belarus gains from Russia's political disputes to grow big in fuel re-export

Jul 10 2018

MOSCOW/MINSK Belarus, often seen as a buffer between Moscow and the rest of Europe, has capitalized on a general aversion from trading with the Kremlin to become the largest re-exporter of Russian liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), trade data and official statistics show.

We'll bring back border controls if you do, Lukashenko tells Russia

Jun 01 2018

MINSK President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday Belarus was ready to bring back border controls with Russia after 20 years of free movement if a recent reimposition of spot checks by Moscow proved to be long-lasting.

Belarus sentences Ukrainian to eight years for spying: envoy

May 23 2018

MINSK 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.

Six years after teddy bear row, Belarus revives ties with Sweden

May 22 2018

MINSK Belarus appointed an ambassador to Stockholm on Tuesday, ending a six-year-old diplomatic spat over a pro-democracy stunt that saw hundreds of teddy bears airdropped by a Swedish public relations firm over the former Soviet republic.

Belarus leader says may loosen grip on power - but not yet

Apr 24 2018

MINSK Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday said the constitution could be "improved" to share some of his powers, but not in the near future.

Belarus adopts crypto-currency law to woo foreign investors

Dec 22 2017

MINSK Belarus has legalized transactions in crypto-currencies, part of a drive to foster private sector growth and attract foreign investment by liberalizing parts of its Soviet-style economy.

Belarus passes draft law to cut red tape for businesses

Nov 23 2017

KIEV, Nov 23 Belarus's parliament passed a draft law on Thursday cutting red tape for businesses by reducing the number of fines that can be imposed on firms for violations and removing most grounds for property confiscation.

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