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2006-07-16 12:29:57

By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian police on Sunday detained about 30 people who staged a demonstration outside the Russian embassy to demand the Kremlin stop backing hardline President Alexander Lukashenko.

2006-03-28 08:24:27

By Dmitry Solovyov MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko, whose re-election sparked opposition protests, on Tuesday abruptly delayed his inauguration without explanation, but declared "all political battles" were over in his country.

2006-03-27 10:12:59

By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian courts on Monday jailed for up to 15 days dozens of mostly young protesters detained when police broke up rallies against a presidential election judged unfair by the West.

2006-03-27 06:18:01

By Nikolai Pavlov MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian courts on Monday began trying opposition protesters detained when police broke up a weekend rally against a presidential election judged unfair in the West.

2006-03-26 12:13:08

By Dmitry Solovyov MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus accused the West on Sunday of trying to foment unrest on its streets, while opposition leaders in the ex-Soviet state traded accusations over failure of a protest broken up by police at the weekend.

2006-03-26 06:13:31

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has demanded the release of a Belarussian opposition leader arrested during a rally to protest against last week's election victory of President Alexander Lukashenko, EU president Austria said.

2006-03-25 11:32:14

By Andrei Makhovsky and Oleg Shchedrov MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian riot police broke up a protest march on Saturday just hours after a rally at which a top opposition leader proclaimed the launch of a movement to "liberate" the country from President Alexander Lukashenko.

2006-03-25 10:27:11

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian police on Saturday detained one of the two opposition leaders who lost to President Alexander Lukashenko in elections a week ago, witnesses said.

2006-03-25 09:22:35

By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus's opposition leader on Saturday publicly told President Alexander Lukashenko that more and more people were losing their fear of him and announced the formation of a movement to "liberate" the country from his grip.

2006-03-25 07:41:18

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus's opposition leader, addressing a rally protesting against the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, proclaimed on Saturday the creation of a movement to "liberate" the country.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.