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Monday, 10 December 2018
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Belarus' international reserve assets In November 2018, Belarus' gold and foreign exchange reserves went up by $323.3 million (4.7%)* to total $7,439.9 billion in equivalent as of 1 December
Junior Eurovision 2018 results Roksana Wegiel from Poland triumphed at the Junior Eurovision 2018 with the song Anyone I Want to Be.
Housing construction in Belarus In January-September 2018 Belarusian construction companies built 31,900 apartments. As much as 2.79 million m2 of housing was commissioned.
Junior Eurovision 2018 The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be held in Minsk on 25 November. Taking part in it will be 20 countries, which is the highest number of participating states in the history of the contest.

President

Lukashenko outlines pending issues in EAEU
In his speech at the summit the head of state mentioned several pending issues in the EAEU. Alexander Lukashenko spoke about all of them and voiced Belarus' position.

Politics

Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir Sudan president lauds friendly relations with Belarus
We have a lot of mutual interests in our relations: political, economic and even military-technical cooperation, the Sudanese president said.
Alena Kupchyna. Archive photo Kupchyna elected chair of ECOSOC Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
This is the first time Belarus representative has been elected chair of the functional commission of ECOSOC. Alena Kupchyna will hold this post until mid-December 2019.
Vladimir Makei. An archive photo Belarus, Russia find balance of compromises on visa recognition agreement
According to him, the main thing for Belarus was to allow third-country nationals to cross the joint border freely.

Economy

Belarus' gold, forex reserves up to $7.4bn
In November 2018, the country's gold and foreign currency reserves went up by $323.3 million (up 4.7%) following the October growth by $181.3 million (2.6%).

Society

Belarus to launch zero occupational accident concept in 2019
The draft new general agreement between the government, the national employers' associations and trade unions has incorporated the basic approaches that will contribute to the promotion of the zero occupational accident concept in the country, Belarus Labor and Social Security Minister Irina Kostevich said.
Belarusian transplantation laws described as compliant with Council of Europe's bioethics convention
According to the source, Council of Europe experts have evaluated the Belarusian law on organ and tissue transplantation and the suggested amendments. The legislation has been found compliant with principles of the Oviedo Convention.
Olga Lugovskaya. An archive photo Belarus' experience in radiation safety presented at IAEA conference
Belarus' report was presented by Head of Gosatomnadzor Olga Lugovskaya. She noted that the radiation safety infrastructure was affected by the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, its consequences and the efforts to mitigate them.

Sport

Iryna Kryuko in IBU Women's World Cup Total Score Top Ten
The Belarusian keeps 87 points. In the opening leg in Slovenia, Iryna Kryuko finished 14th in the individual race to get 27 points, came in 17th in the sprint (24 points), and was seventh in the pursuit (36 points).