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Ukraine sees World Bank-backed loan this year: finance minister

15 Apr 2019

KIEV Ukraine hopes to raise new sovereign debt backed by a guarantee from the World Bank again this year though the size of the issue has not been decided yet, Finance Minister Oksana Markarova told Reuters on Monday.

Ukraine presidential rivals undergo televised drug tests

05 Apr 2019

KIEV The two remaining candidates in Ukraine's presidential race underwent televised drug and alcohol tests on Friday, capping a week in which they traded jibes in tit-for-tat social media videos and goaded each other to agree to a live policy debate. | Video

Belarus leader seeks better ties with West despite Russian 'hysterics'

05 Mar 2019

MINSK Belarus will seek better ties with the West even though this provokes "hysterics" from its traditional ally Russia, long-serving President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday, a day after lifting a cap of five U.S. diplomats in his country.

Belarus allows traders to buy shares with bitcoin

15 Jan 2019

MINSK Belarus launched a platform on Tuesday allowing traders to buy shares, gold, foreign exchange and other traditional assets with cryptocurrencies, which it says is the world's first regulated tokenized securities exchange.

In poke at Russia, Belarus mulls routing oil trade via Baltics

10 Jan 2019

MINSK, Jan 10 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday threatened to route the country's trade in oil and oil products exclusively through the Baltic states, and said Minsk's relations with Russia could break down over a festering subsidy row.

Russian Orthodox Church breaks with Constantinople in row over Ukraine

15 Oct 2018

MINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Monday it had decided to sever all relations with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in protest over its endorsement of Ukraine's request for an "autocephalous", or independent, church.

Russia vows tough response to Ecumenical Patriachate over Ukraine

13 Oct 2018

MINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Saturday it would respond firmly to the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate over its decision to back Ukraine's request to establish an independent, or "autocephalous", Church.

UPDATE 1-Belarus food retailer lines up landmark overseas IPO

08 Oct 2018

MINSK, Oct 8 Belarus' largest grocery retailer Eurotorg is set to become the country's first company to list on an overseas stock market, as economic stability and a friendlier business environment allow non state-run enterprises to flourish.

CORRECTED-Belarus on cusp of first overseas IPO as Soviet-style grip on business loosens

08 Oct 2018

MINSK, Oct 8 Belarus' largest grocery retailer Eurotorg is set to become the country's first company to list on an overseas stock market, as economic stability and a friendlier business environment allow non state-run enterprises to flourish.

Belarus declares two foreign "spies" persona non grata

05 Oct 2018

MINSK Belarus has declared two foreign citizens accused of being spies as persona non grata, the head of the KGB state security service told reporters on Friday.

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