Emerging market stocks have been hit harder than it appears by the election of President Donald Trump.
Anti-government protests that broke out in several Belarusian cities in the past few weeks now seem to be losing momentum.
Detention and sentencing of peaceful protesters contradicts Belarus's declared policy of democratisation, says EU.
Things are not going well for Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who was just snubbed by President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. His country is in desperate need of money and Russia won't help.
Russian President Vladimir Putin must have an eye on Belarus, which in February marked one year since the lifting of most EU sanctions. Relations have improved but there has been no economic payoff.
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