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Belarus Prepares Tougher Liquor Laws

The days of drinking in the park may be numbered (epa) July 20, 2006 -- Belarus will introduce tougher liquor laws as part of a government campaign to combat alcohol abuse.

An Interior Ministry spokesman, Andrei Solodovnikov, told Interfax news agency today that the move is aimed at reducing crime.

Consumption of alcohol will be illegal in public places, and advertising of spirits of any kind will be restricted.

(dpa, Interfax)

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