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  • EU praises release of political prisoners in Belarus story has photos
    Updated: Aug-23-15 8:40 am

    MINSK, Belarus - The European Union praised Belarus' release of political prisoners as "important progress" in its efforts to improve relations with the West, while the most prominent of those freed described it as a cynical attempt by the authoritarian government to gain access to badly needed Western credits.