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An archive photo Belarus plans to extend visa-free program to 10 days in 2018
Alexander Ganevich voiced the plans to extend the visa-free stay to 10 days for those arriving in Belarus via the Minsk National Airport, to 30 days for the duration of the 2019 European Games, and then to expand the program to cover all border checkpoints.
Plans to develop driverless truck in Belarus
5 December, 18:41
Oleg Yelovoi said: “We intend to develop a driverless truck. It will be possible in the long term, after 2020. But we are already actively discussing driverless transport with [the Belarusian automakers] BelAZ and MAZ.”
Bryansk to host Belarus-Russia Union State PA on 16-17 December
5 December, 18:09
The session is scheduled to adopt the budget of the Union State for 2018, make changes and amendments to the 2017 budget.
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Russian food quality watchdog lifts export restrictions from three Belarusian companies
5 December, 17:31
The restrictions were introduced on 10 November 2017. The restrictions were lifted after Rosselkhoznadzor specialists examined the Belarusian companies on 22-25 November.
Sergei Khodin. An archive photo
Opinion: 1917 events were a catalyst for Belarus' statehood development
5 December, 17:29
Sergei Khodin stressed that the idea of Belarus' statehood had developed for many centuries but it was the 1917 events that served as a catalyst for turning this idea into reality.
Minsk Christmas Opera Forum gala concert to feature soloists from 15 countries
5 December, 17:14
The gala concert will bring together the best artists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, France and other countries and also the prizewinners of the International Christmas Singing Competition of the past editions
Some 2,600 delegates to turn up for second congress of Belarusian scientists
5 December, 16:50
The head of the academy said: “About 2,600 people will work during the congress, including some 500 foreign delegates. We have breakthrough projects. We have something to show to foreign colleagues. We have even prepared a special edition to highlight brands of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.”
Belarusian towns to receive assistance in green urban development
5 December, 15:39
The active phase of the project includes information campaigns and educational meetings. The national legal framework is studied to produce corresponding recommendations.
Photo courtesy of the Latvian Defense Ministry
Belarus, Latvia sign military cooperation plan for 2018
5 December, 14:46
Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis met with Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov during his official visit to Belarus on 5 December.
Belarus' family and gender survey results announced
5 December, 12:26
The survey was held in May-November 2017 to analyze the process of family formation, fertility, intergenerational interaction, the role of men and women in family life. The results will help work out a scientifically founded population policy and programs.
Ali Abdullah Saleh. Photo: Reuters
Death of former Yemeni president confirmed, his son reportedly captured by rebels
5 December, 11:02
According to Al Arabiya, the GPC sources said that "Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed during clashes with the Houthis in the country's capital of Sana'a." The sources also say that Saleh did not die in an explosion but was shot by a sniper.
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