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BELARUS

No Russian swimmer entered the World Championships currently being held in Doha.
MORE SPORTS / Swimming
Feb 18, 2024
World Aquatics stands by its strict Russia policy for Olympics
Swimming's global governing body approved the return of Russian and Belarusian participants last September, but strict rules remain in place.
Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka hits a return against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko during their third round match on Friday at the Australian Open.
TENNIS
Jan 19, 2024
No handshakes as Belarus' Sabalenka downs Ukraine's Tsurenko
The match was a one-sided affair, as Sabalenka ruthlessly handed the 28th seed Tsurenko a dreaded "double bagel" in 52 minutes.
Ukrainian Paralympic Committee President Valeriy Sushkevych has said a recent vote to allow Russian athletes to compete at the Paris Games was tainted.
PARALYMPICS
Dec 3, 2023
Ukrainians strive to force IPC into Russia Paralympics U-turn
Sushkevych says he has "new facts" that reveal the extent of the Russian Paralympic Committee's support for the war in Ukraine.
Hiromichi Kikuchi was sentenced to eight months in prison on Tuesday for mediating organ transplants overseas without government approval.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 28, 2023
Japan NPO head sentenced for unauthorized organ transplants overseas
The Tokyo District Court handed an eight-month prison sentence to the executive for mediating organ transplants in Belarus without government approval.
Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya defected to Poland during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after refusing to board a return flight to Belarus on Aug. 1, 2021.
MORE SPORTS / Athletics
Aug 8, 2023
Belarusian sprinter who defected at Olympics to race for Poland
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya refused to board a flight back home from Tokyo in August 2021 when she was removed from the Games against her will.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 23, 2023
Even past dissent in Belarus means constant scrutiny
Aleksandr Lukashenko brutally repressed those who opposed his claim of re-election as president. The crackdown on dissent has only deepened since.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jul 14, 2023
IOC supports Russian and Belarusian athletes participating in Asian Games
The International Olympic Committee on Thursday welcomed the Olympic Council of Asia's decision to allow individual neutral athletes with a Russian or Belarusian passport to compete at the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 7, 2023
Wagner chief Prigozhin is in Russia, Belarus leader says
Prigozhin repeatedly accused the top brass of corruption and incompetence and cast the June 24 "march of justice" on Moscow as a protest against them.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 5, 2023
Rights situation in Belarus 'catastrophic,' U.N. told
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko"s regime in Minsk is deliberately purging civil society of its last dissenting voices, Anais Marin told the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 30, 2023
Eastern Europe sounds warning on Wagner mercenaries in Belarus
Latvia’s prime minister, Krisjanis Karins, said the presence of Wagner in neighboring Belarus posed an urgent threat of "infiltration” into the European Union.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 28, 2023
Wimbledon braces for Ukraine and Russian cold front
The sporting fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war will likely be on the minds of many amid the tranquil surroundings of the All England Club in London when Wimbledon gets underway on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jun 28, 2023
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko feted in Russia after mutiny role
It was Lukashenko, according to his own narrative and Putin, who played a major role in ending the Wagner mutiny that threatened to destabilize the world"s largest nuclear power.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 26, 2023
One big winner of Kremlin-Wagner clash? The dictator next door.
Alexander Lukashenko is trying to use a PR victory to burnish his credentials as a credible statesman, mediator — and above all, loyal ally to Putin.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 25, 2023
Rebel Russian mercenaries turn back short of Moscow 'to avoid bloodshed'
The move, which de-escalated a major challenge to President Vladimir Putin"s grip on power, will see the Wagner Group fighters move to Belarus.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 22, 2023
Putin’s nuclear scare tactics will fall flat
Ukraine and the West are smart to take Russia’s nuclear doctrine at face value: No nukes will fly until and unless Russia faces an existential threat. So far, it hasn’t.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 17, 2023
Putin says Russia positions nuclear bombs in Belarus as warning to West
Putin said Russian tactical nuclear warheads had already been delivered to close ally Belarus, but stressed he saw no need for Moscow to resort to the weapons for now.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 15, 2023
Belarusian leader hints that he has already received Russian nuclear bombs
Alexander Lukashenko boasted that the weapons are "three times more powerful” than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 1, 2023
Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka refuses to take personal stance against war in Ukraine at French Open
World No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus refused to comment on the war in Ukraine and her country's involvement as a staging post for Russian troops, when asked specifically to condemn it on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
May 29, 2023
As Belarus prepares to host Russian nukes, what is Putin’s aim?
Not only would hosting Russian nukes make Belarus a potential target for the West, but some also fear that the country itself could become Russia"s next annexation target.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 29, 2023
Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk booed after refusing to shake hands with Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka at French Open
Kostyuk honored her pledge to not shake hands with Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in protest of Russia"s invasion of Ukraine. Belarus is a key military ally of Moscow.

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