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SpaceX launches satellites for NASA, Iridium in "rideshare" mission
23 May, 11:21
U.S. private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday.
Gennady Palchik and Natalya Kochanova
Plans to give special status to Belarus' Academy of Public Administration
23 May, 10:47
“The president has set forth a task to turn the academy into the country's major university, a university of universities. We think that this educational institution should have a special status. We have already reported on this to the president and he agreed with us,” Natalya Kochanova said.
Brest to host meeting on CSTO military technical cooperation prospects
23 May, 09:19
Attending the event will be Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, First Deputy Defense Minister of Belarus, Major General Oleg Belokonev.
The session in progress. Photo courtesy of the CIS Executive Committee
Draft convention on space exploration on agenda of CIS Heads of State Council session
22 May, 19:56
The plenipotentiary representatives discussed proposals concerning the draft agendas of the sessions of the Foreign Ministers Council and the CIS Heads of State Council. The sessions are scheduled to take place in Dushanbe on 27 and 28 September respectively.
Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki and Marianna Shchetkina
Plans to use full potential of regional SDG groups in Belarus
22 May, 19:45
Marianna Shchetkina remarked that results of implementation of the first programs on reaching the SDGs are impressive. The national coordinator talked about the main directions of future work, including the intention to make the transition from the national level to the regional one.
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Belarus' report on fulfilling spent fuel convention discussed in IAEA
22 May, 19:20
The sixth review meeting of the contracting parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management is in progress in the IAEA HQ. Belarus' sixth national report was discussed at the session of the country group on 22 May.
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Ravkov to attend CSTO Defense Ministers Council meeting in Astana
22 May, 18:31
The defense ministers will exchange views on the training of military personnel of the CSTO member states up to 2020, will discuss joint training of command and control bodies as well as forces and assets of the CSTO collective security system in 2019.
An archive photo
Minsk to host discussion on greater access to affordable medicines
22 May, 18:02
Participants of the regional session are expected to come up with a uniform approach to increasing access to quality-assured, efficient and affordable medicines to treat HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis C as part of the efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals. The event will be co-organized by the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry, UNAIDS, WHO and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Rostov-on-Don to host Union State youth festival in September
22 May, 17:52
On 22 May Rostov-on-Don hosted a meeting to discuss the organization of the festival. The festival events will take place not only in the regional center but also in the cities of the region: Taganrog and Shakhty
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Youngest Iranian author unveils book
22 May, 17:44
The book of the youngest Iranian author who is only a 7-year-old Seyyed Rastin Fayazi themed “Ashi ke sanjab baraye gorg pokht (The trap set by squirrel for the wolf)” was unveiled at the 31th international book fair in Tehran, it was announced on Tuesday.
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