Lawmakers in Belarus have passed legislation allowing the state to close any Internet news site that receives two warnings about content in a single year.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has blamed Moscow for a trade dispute that is straining ties between the traditional allies.
Belarus' chief sanitary inspector and deputy health minister, Ihar Hayeuski, has banned imports of Russia-produced noodles and coffee amid a trade spat between the two countries.
A former activist of the youth wing of the opposition Belarusian Popular Front party, Zmitser Paloyka, has been sentenced to 10 days in jail on unknown charges upon returning from neighboring Ukraine.
Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.
Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak has said that long-range missiles Warsaw is buying from the United States are especially needed by Poland because of current tensions in the region.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has blamed Moscow for a trade dispute that is straining ties between the traditional allies at a time when Russia's economy is struggling under the weight of low oil prices and Western sanctions.
A Belarusian journalist arrested on suspicion of treason and espionage has been released from custody but ordered not to leave Minsk.
Russia's state railway company says it will stop almost all service to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan for a year starting December 14, citing a lack of demand.
Belarusian customs officers have resumed checking vehicles entering from Russia, a move that reflects tension between the neighbors.
The co-workers of a Belarusian journalist and military expert who has been missing for several days say he is in a pretrial detention center in Minsk.