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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
- (in plural) Money; cash.