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Sunday, 19 August 2018
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President

An archive photo Civil servants punished for failing to fulfill Belarus president's instructions
Anatoly Cherny and Vitaly Vovk have been dismissed from their posts of the architecture and construction minister and the industry minister respectively. Chairman of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee Nikolai Sherstnev has been severely reprimanded.

Politics

Artur Michalski and Mikhail Myasnikovich Great potential in Belarus-Poland investment cooperation
The negotiations touched upon topical aspects of Belarusian-Polish cooperation and the agenda of the forthcoming official visit of the chairman of the Council of the Republic to Poland in October 2018.
Vyacheslav Kachanov and Kersti Kaljulaid. Photo courtesy of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus Estonian president voices interest in closer economic ties with Belarus
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Estonia Vyacheslav Kachanov has handed over credentials to Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid.
New U.S. charge d'affaires arrives in Belarus
“Jenifer H. Moore will assume her post of the U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Belarus in August 2018,” the U.S. embassy in Belarus said.

Economy

Photo courtesy of Pixabay Belarus' GDP 4.4% up in January-July
According to initial estimates, Belarus' GDP totaled Br66.7 billion in current prices or 104.4% as against January-July 2017 in comparable prices. In January-July 2018 the GDP deflator index totaled 112.1% as against January-July 2017.

Society

Belarusian Communications and Informatization Minister Sergei Popkov and Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus Minister: Memory of Great Victory cements unity of Belarusians and Russians
Belarus' Communications and Informatization Minister Sergei Popkov laid a capsule with the land brought from the Battle of Kursk site in the crypt of the Church of All Saints in Minsk.
An archive photo Over 80 events planned for Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations
The celebrations will take place in the town of Ivanovo, Brest Oblast, on 1-2 September. The festivities will be based around two dozen venues. Visitors will be offered excursions to museums and other local sites.
Chinese kids encouraged to make friends in Belarusian health resort
Cui Qiming said he was confident that while staying in Zubrenok the children had already been able to get to know the friendliness of Belarusian kids. He advised children to talk more to each other, get familiar with the national culture and traditions of their countries, and act as kind of ambassadors.

Sport

Caroline Garcia and Aryna Sabalenka Aryna Sabalenka into Cincinnati quarterfinal
In the round of Last 16 the Belarusian needed two hours and 36 minutes to battle through France's Caroline Garcia, the world number 5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.