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Russian Orthodox Church breaks with Constantinople in row over Ukraine

Oct 15 2018

MINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Monday it had decided to sever all relations with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in protest over its endorsement of Ukraine's request for an "autocephalous", or independent, church.

Russia vows tough response to Ecumenical Patriachate over Ukraine

Oct 13 2018

MINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Saturday it would respond firmly to the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate over its decision to back Ukraine's request to establish an independent, or "autocephalous", Church.

UPDATE 1-Belarus food retailer lines up landmark overseas IPO

Oct 08 2018

MINSK, Oct 8 Belarus' largest grocery retailer Eurotorg is set to become the country's first company to list on an overseas stock market, as economic stability and a friendlier business environment allow non state-run enterprises to flourish.

CORRECTED-Belarus on cusp of first overseas IPO as Soviet-style grip on business loosens

Oct 08 2018

MINSK, Oct 8 Belarus' largest grocery retailer Eurotorg is set to become the country's first company to list on an overseas stock market, as economic stability and a friendlier business environment allow non state-run enterprises to flourish.

Belarus declares two foreign 'spies' persona non grata

Oct 05 2018

MINSK Belarus has declared two foreign citizens accused of being spies as persona non grata, the head of the KGB state security service told reporters on Friday.

Belarus seeks to resume IMF talks on new loan: minister

Sep 29 2018

MINSK Belarus is seeking to resume talks with the International Monetary Fund about a new loan in 2020 after they were suspended last year, Belarussian Finance Minister Maxim Yermolovich told Reuters on Saturday.

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.

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