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Alexander Lukashenko Wins Fifth Presidential Term in Belarus

The Levant News — President Alexander Lukashenko won a fifth term in office by a landslide on Sunday, but he said anything less than 80 percent of the vote would be a sign that his support was slipping. While no reliable independent exit polls were conducted, the state sociology institute said …

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Belarussian writer wins Nobel prize

The Levant News — Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for her portrayal of the harshness of life in the Soviet Union. The Swedish Academy said Alexievich’s work, which chronicles the lives of Soviet women during World War Two as well as the consequences of …

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