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19.12

Lukashenka: Dont lament and groan, just get ready for New Year and Christmas  ? 205

14:55, Society

Lukashenka: Dont lament and groan, just get ready for New Year and Christmas

The dictator does not see any problem in the 30% fee on purchase of foreign currency.

Beltelecom blocks Charter website  ? 205

14:17, Politics

Beltelecom blocks Charter website

Access to the Charter website has been blocked in Belarus.

Amendments to law on mass media are war of lie against truth 2

14:16, Freedom of speech

Amendments to law on mass media are war of lie against truth

The Political Council of the United Civil Party (UCP) has released a statement.

SBU: Bodies of MH17 victims contain missile fragments 7

13:53, Ukraine

SBU: Bodies of MH17 victims contain missile fragments

The bodies of some of the passengers killed in the plane crash contain metal objects.

Lukashenka steals money from people 62

13:48, Politics

Lukashenka steals money from people

The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus ruled that the Belarusians might sell the currency only at the official rates.

Photo-fact: Green men in Minsk  ? photos

13:18, Politics

Photo-fact: Green men in Minsk

A group of soldiers of the Russian army was noticed at the central railway station in Minsk.

SBU detains Luhansk woman planning terrorist attack in Kyiv 9

13:13, Ukraine

SBU detains Luhansk woman planning terrorist attack in Kyiv

Ukraines SBU state security service has detained a resident of Luhansk who was planning to commit a terrorist attack in the center of Kyiv.

Belarusian Christian Democracy Party: We must protect Charter-97 8

13:05, Politics

Belarusian Christian Democracy Party: We must protect Charter-97

With the closure of the Charter-97 in Belarus a new wave of repressions will take place.

Banks shut down online currency exchange photos

13:04, Society

Banks shut down online currency exchange

It used to be the only way to buy foreign currency without queuing until the morning of December 19.

Black Friday in Belarus: Dollar costs 14,150, euro 17,400 rubles  ? 552

12:33, Economics

Black Friday in Belarus: Dollar costs 14,150, euro  17,400 rubles

The National Bank has imposed a 30% fee on selling foreign currency.

EU formally publishes anti-Crimean sanctions 3

12:25, Ukraine

EU formally publishes anti-Crimean sanctions

EU restrictive measures on Crimea and Sevastopol approved by the European Union Council on December 18 were published by the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) on Friday.

Adoptive mother Iryna Motsnaia sentenced to four years in prison 8

12:18, Society

Adoptive mother Iryna Motsnaia sentenced to four years in prison

Iryna Motsnaia from Klimovichy, who was taken the adopted children away from her in summer, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison on December 19.

The day the Belarusians felt free  ? photos 42

10:16, Politics

The day the Belarusians felt free

On December 19, 2010 mass protest against fraud presidential elections were held in Belarus.

Hollande and Merkel arrange new round of talks with Putin and Poroshenko

9:53, Ukraine

Hollande and Merkel arrange new round of talks with Putin and Poroshenko

French President Francois Hollande is counting on major progress in resolving the conflict in Ukraine before the end of this year.

At night MTBank sold US dollars at Br11,970 9

9:00, Economics

At night MTBank sold US dollars at Br11,970

In the all-day exchange office of MTBank situated in the building of a casino, the highest foreign currencys selling rate in Minsk is recorded, Nasha Niva writes.

People in Minsk watch currency exchange offices overnight to buy dollars photos 32

8:51, Society

People in Minsk watch currency exchange offices overnight to buy dollars

Belarus is back in 2011, the time with long queues at currency exchange offices and foreign currency deficit.

Ales Bialiatski: West supports Putin by supporting Lukashenka  ? 6

7:54, Politics

Ales Bialiatski: West supports Putin by supporting Lukashenka

Sanctions are the only effective tool in critical cases.

Obama signs Ukraine Freedom Support Act  ? 12

7:45, Ukraine

Obama signs Ukraine Freedom Support Act

The U.S. President again called on Russia to end its occupation and attempted annexation of the Ukrainian territory.

Photo fact: Belarusians do not believe Lukashenka  ? photos 49

7:44, Economics

Photo fact: Belarusians do not believe Lukashenka

Long queues at currency exchange offices show it.

18.12

Dollar reaches Br11,500, no foreign cash in currency exchange offices  ? 218

16:08, Economics

Dollar reaches Br11,500, no foreign cash in currency exchange offices

Minsk residents say many currency exchange offices do not have foreign cash.

EU Council to approve new sanctions against Crimea

15:53, Ukraine

EU Council to approve new sanctions against Crimea

The Council of the European Union has decided to impose new sanctions against companies in the Ukrainian territory of Crimea, which was illegally annexed by Russia in March.

Russia can ask Lukashenka to leave his post  ? photos 18

15:51, Politics

Russia can ask Lukashenka to leave his post

A round-table discussion Ukraine and Belarus in conditions of Russian aggression was held in Kyiv.

Russia to supply 4 divisions of S-300 to Belarus before October 2015 18

15:37, Army

Russia to supply 4 divisions of S-300 to Belarus before October 2015

The deliveries are provided for by the appropriate agreement.

Portraits of political prisoners emerged in Minsk streets photos 2

14:53, Politics

Portraits of political prisoners emerged in Minsk streets

Portraits of the prisoners of Lukashenkas regime were posted in the Belarusian capital on the Day of Solidarity.

Eduard Lobau: I want to serve in army of free democratic Belarus  ? 10

14:39, Interview

Eduard Lobau: I want to serve in army of free democratic Belarus

Former political prisoner Eduard Lobau keeps his dream alive after four years in prison.

Belarusians can get cheaper visas 5

14:22, Society

Belarusians can get cheaper visas

The Belarus-EU talks might result in cheaper visas for Belarusian citizens.

Dismissed activists from Babruisk fined for hunger strike 9

13:56, Society

Dismissed activists from Babruisk fined for hunger strike

Activists of the Free Belarusian Trade Union were fined 1,050,000 rubles each by the court of Babruisk and the Babruisk district.

Officials will be obliged to declare savings 8

13:21, Society

Officials will be obliged to declare savings

Belarusian officials will be obliged to declare their savings, if they are not in the bank for safety.

Ukrainian journalist to Putin: "When will you stop punitive operation in eastern Ukraine?" photos 27

13:02, Ukraine

Ukrainian journalist to Putin: "When will you stop punitive operation in eastern Ukraine?"

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the Russian terrorists acting in the Donbas cannot be called mercenaries.

Lukashenka wants to use euros and dollars in trade with Russia 30

12:53, Economics

Lukashenka wants to use euros and dollars in trade with Russia

The dictator is outraged by the losses suffered by Belarus in trade with Russia.

Merkel: Russia doesnt respect Ukraine sovereignty, so sanctions inevitable 1

12:30, Ukraine

Merkel: Russia doesnt respect Ukraine sovereignty, so sanctions inevitable

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that sanctions against Russia are inevitable because Moscow does not respect the sovereignty of Ukraine.

Photo fact: Long queues at currency exchange offices in Minsk photos 10

12:17, Economics

Photo fact: Long queues at currency exchange offices in Minsk

Minsk dwellers buy up currency.

Vehicle confiscation for throwing cigarette butts from car 102

9:34, Auto

Vehicle confiscation for throwing cigarette butts from car

Sanctions for environmental pollution may be significantly tightened in 2015.

Maryna Adamovich had a conjugal visit with Mikalai Statkevich 15

9:11, Politics

Maryna Adamovich had a conjugal visit with Mikalai Statkevich

The wife of the political prisoner was allowed to make two hours' conjugal visit with her husband in Mahileu prison.

Belarusians began to withdraw ruble deposits  ? 25

8:02, Economics

Belarusians began to withdraw ruble deposits

It's not a trend yet, but depositors apparently began to lose their nerves.

The trial on Yury Belenki postponed

7:49, Politics

The trial on Yury Belenki postponed

The hearing of an administrative case of Yury Belenki, the vice-chairman of Conservative Christian Party Belarus Peoples Front (BPF), is again postponed.

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