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16 October 2018
12:55
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Plans to raise retirement pensions in Belarus as from 1 November
According to the source, on 16 October Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave instructions to bring in a package of documents on raising pensions one more time. It will be the third raise so far this year. Pensions will be raised by an average of 5.3%.
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12:37
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An archive photo Lukashenko wants to scale up import substitution, cut out middlemen
“We have commissioned a car plant. Look at the localization level there – it is close to zero. We need to manufacture our own things. Let us make car seats there, and then engines and drive systems,” Alexander Lukashenko noted.
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12:34
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Supersize haul trucks made by Belarusian BelAZ sell well
The total carrying capacity of the dump trucks sold so far this year has increased by 40% in comparison with the same period of last year. The share of haul trucks with an extremely large carrying capacity in the total shipments has reached 65%, way up from the previous record of 36% in 2012.
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12:28
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An archive photo About 80 weapons detained on Belarus border with Ukraine in 2018
The chairman of the State Border Committee also cited the data from the the situation reports provided by the Ukrainian border guards.
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12:18
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The first shaft boring roadheader upon delivery. Photos courtesy of IOOO Slavkaliy Second Belarusian potash-mining company installing shaft boring roadheader
The first shaft boring roadheader has been assembled and is now being installed. One of the modules will be positioned above the cage shaft using steel cables and will be used to keep the other five modules in place.
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11:42
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Photo courtesy of the EBRD Matteo Patrone appointed EBRD Managing Director, Eastern Europe and Caucasus
Matteo Patrone will take over the position from Francis Malige, who was the first Managing Director of the EBRD's Eastern Europe hub and has recently been appointed Managing Director, Financial Institutions, at the Bank's headquarters in London.
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11:33
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China Development Bank opens office in Minsk
Currently, the political relations between Belarus and China are characterized by a high degree of mutual trust, and the development of close cooperation between the two states has been faster than ever before, CDB Vice President Liu Jin said at the opening ceremony.
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11:25
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Belarus draw with Moldova in UEFA Nations League
Both sides were denied by the woodwork in Minsk. Belarus dropped to second, a point behind Luxembourg and three ahead of third-placed Moldova.
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11:15
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An archive photo Forest nursery complex to open in Minsk Oblast in November
A forest nursery complex to produce container grown seedlings will be commissioned in Minsk Oblast in November. The complex was established as part of the Forestry Development Project for Belarus using a loan of the World Bank.
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10:25
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An archive photo CIS experts to discuss cooperation in healthcare at Minsk session
Minsk will host a session of an expert group on finalizing and harmonizing a draft protocol on introducing amendments and addenda to the agreement on cooperation in healthcare.
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10:05
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Photo from ninasiniakova.com Belarus' Nina Sinyakova wins composers competition in Saint Petersburg
Belarus' Nina Siniakova has been announced winner in the Symphony Music nomination at the Andrey Petrov All-Russian Composers Competition that concluded in Saint Petersburg on 15 October.
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09:47
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Yelizaveta Dorts. Photo courtesy of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus. Yelizaveta Dorts wins 7th medal for Belarus in Buenos Aires
Belarusian athlete Yelizaveta Dorts has won silver in the women's shot put at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. This is Belarus' seventh medal at the 3rd Youth Olympic Games.
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09:36
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Photo: AFP 5.4-magnitude quake hits northwest China
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Jinghe County in Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bortala, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
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Photo from theconversation.com WTO Weeks start in Belarus
A series of regional roundtable sessions to discuss Belarus' accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) kicks off on 16 October.
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Vladimir Makei. Photos courtesy of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Makei, Hahn discuss Belarus-EU partnership priorities
Vladimir Makei and Johannes Hahn reviewed progress in working out Belarus-EU partnership priorities for 2018-2020, discussed agreements on easing visa regulations and readmission.
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