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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.