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Belarus holds vote, ignores blatant ballot box stuffing

Nov. 15, 2019 6:58 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus is holding a parliamentary election but with top opposition candidates kept off the ballot, only loyalists to the nation’s authoritarian president will win in what observers see as a dress rehearsal for next year’s similarly skewered presidential vote. Belarus...

Belarus' leader visits Austria, pushes for closer EU ties

Nov. 12, 2019 9:42 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian leader says his nation is hoping for better ties with the European Union. President Alexander Lukashenko made the comments Tuesday after talking to Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen during a visit to that country. Lukashenko said Austria could help normalize...

US, Belarus mend diplomatic ties with return of ambassadors

Sep. 17, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat says Washington and Belarus have agreed to return ambassadors to each other's countries, mending an 11-year break. U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David hale made the announcement in a Tuesday visit to the Belarusian capital Minsk. In 2008,...