Putin pledges 1.5 billion dollar loan to Belarus as Lukashenko visits

Putin pledges 1.5 billion dollar loan to Belarus as Lukashenko visits

Russia pledges to extend a state credit line of 1.5 billion dollars to neighbouring Belarus, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday during talks with Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, who is facing the biggest protests of his 26 years in power.

China, India agree troops should disengage from border standoff

China, India agree troops should disengage from border standoff

China and India agreed to continue their dialogue and “quickly disengage” from a tense border standoff during a meeting of the countries’ foreign ministers in Russia, according to a joint statement.

Belarus’ Lukashenko demands strict punishments for protest organizers

Belarus’ Lukashenko demands strict punishments for protest organizers

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, beleaguered by protests held every day since he claimed his sixth consecutive term in a disputed election a month ago, called on prosecutors on Thursday to seek strict punishments for captured protest organizers.

Britain to impose 6-person limit on meetings as Covid-19 cases surge

Britain to impose 6-person limit on meetings as Covid-19 cases surge

Britain will reimpose a limit of six people for most social gatherings from Monday with the aim of curbing a resurgence in coronavirus infections by the end of the year, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.

EEA: North Macedonia struggling to contain harmful consequences from pollution

EEA: North Macedonia struggling to contain harmful consequences from pollution

Air pollution is considered the highest environmental risk with many regional countries, including North Macedonia, producing poor results in combating the consequences from pollution on public health, says the European Union’s environment watchdog said on Tuesday.

200 rescued by helicopter to escape California wildfire

200 rescued by helicopter to escape California wildfire

Authorities in the US state of California organized a major helicopter rescue on Saturday night as wildfires continued to rage across the state.

Sudan declares emergency after deadly floods leave 99 dead

Sudan declares emergency after deadly floods leave 99 dead

A public emergency will be in place for three months in Sudan after the country declared a natural disaster following recent heavy flooding that left 99 dead and destroyed or damaged more than 100,000 homes.

Rescue teams resume search for life under Beirut rubble

Rescue teams resume search for life under Beirut rubble

Chilean rescue teams along with Lebanese civil defence volunteers resumed Friday their search for a possible life under rubble in Beirut, raising hopes that there might be a survivor even a month after a massive blast rocked the city’s port.

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