Monthly Archives: June 2021

EBU shows BTRC, Belarus is no longer qualified for Eurovision

Belarus’ Eurovision channels BTRC was evicted from the European Broadcasting Union. The Minsk-based broadcaster will no longer be entitled to access a number of EBU services, including participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. This rules out Belarusian participation in Italy 2022 and makes Belarus’ return to the competition extremely unlikely. …

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New BWF tournament calendar away from Asia

(ATR) The Badminton World Federation is releasing an updated tournament calendar for the remainder of 2021 with significant changes to event dates and locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BWF General Secretary Thomas Lund (BWF) Following a comprehensive feasibility study, BWF 10 canceled previously planned BWF World Tour tournaments for …

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Belarus should get Kazakh oil in autumn at the earliest

Photo courtesy of inform.kz NUR-SULTAN, June 30 (BelTA-Kazinform) – Kazakhstan will start transporting oil and oil products to Belarus in autumn 2021 at the earliest, said Kazakh energy minister Nurlan Nogayev. The official said: “An agreement on the transportation of oil and oil products to the Republic of Belarus was …

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Belarusian external debt by 2.5% to 18.1 billion

MINSK, June 30 (BelTA) – As of June 1, 2021, Belarus’ external debt amounted to 18.1 billion. From January to May 2021, the Belarusian government raised the equivalent of 194.1 million US dollars, of which 123.2 million US dollars from the Russian government, 55.3 million US dollars from the International …

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A strategic partnership Briefly on strategy – The Diplomat

advertising The recent bilateral summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin sparked a geopolitical summit craze. On June 24th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron launched a spectacularly ill-conceived attempt to reach an EU-Russia summit that immediately fell apart. The next day, China’s Foreign Ministry announced …

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