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  • Five old friends from Argentina reunited in New York. They died together in a terrorist attack

    1 November 2017 3:14 PM 196

    The childhood friends from Argentina had been planning the trip to New York City for years. The men all hailed from Rosario, Argentina’s third largest city, about 3½ hours northwest of Buenos Aires. As teenagers, they had bonded in the halls and classrooms of the Instituto Politécnico, a technical high school in Rosario, and graduated together from there

  • New York truck attack: Victims were visiting with loved ones

    1 November 2017 2:48 PM 221

    Eight people were killed in New York on Tuesday when a man drove a truck onto a cycle path in Lower Manhattan. Not all the victims have been identified yet but the authorities have confirmed that five of them were tourists from Argentina and another was visiting from Belgium. The Belgian national was named on Wednesday as 31-year-old Ann-Laure Decadt

  • China Blinks on South Korea, Making Nice After a Year of Hostilities

    1 November 2017 2:21 PM 219

    Mr. Xi’s tough stance against South Korea also included a punishing economic boycott that helped reinforce the American relationship with Seoul, undermining China’s long-term goal of replacing the United States as the pre-eminent power in Asia. “This is the reversal of an ineffective and costly policy on the part of China,” said Shi Yinhong, professor

  • Manus Island: New refugee sites not ready, says UN

    1 November 2017 12:49 PM 217

    Alternative accommodation for asylum seekers being held by Australia in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is not yet fit to live in, the UN refugee agency says. A senior official who visited the sites told Australia's ABC radio he found "major earthworks in progress". Australia has held asylum seekers who arrive by boat on both Manus Island (in PNG) and Nauru

  • South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president

    1 November 2017 12:46 PM 212

    Seoul - South Korea will not develop atomic weapons of its own despite the threat from the nuclear-armed North, President Moon Jae-In declared on Wednesday. "A push by North Korea to become a nuclear state cannot be accepted or tolerated," Moon said in an address to parliament. "We also will not develop or own nuclear" arms. In recent months Pyongyang

  • Belarus wins 15 medals at European Spochan Championship in Italy

    1 November 2017 12:25 PM 173

    MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian spochan team won 15 medals at the 10th European Spochan Championship in Rome, Italy, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Belarusian Spochan Federation Andrei Kalistov. Dmitry Vasilchuk from Belarus' Vitebsk topped the individual standings. Seven silver medals were brought to Belarus by Maksim Rishko (Vitebsk)

  • Oh, yes! Flight of the Conchords add extra date at Dublin’s 3Arena

    1 November 2017 12:09 PM 246

    Last month, comedy-lovers across the country couldn't believe their luck when folk comedy group Flight of the Conchords announced their first U.K. and Irish headlining tour in over seven years. However, many fans missed out on the chance to see the New Zealand duo after their 3Arena show sold out in a matter of minutes. But never fear – due to overwhelming

  • Israel in top 8 tourism source markets for Belarus in H1 2017

    1 November 2017 11:28 AM 207

    MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – Israel made it to the top 8 tourism source markets for Belarus in H1 2017, trailing only Russia, Austria, China, Germany, Poland, Turkey, and Switzerland, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Israel Vladimir Skvortsov said in an interview with the IsraGeo magazine, BelTA has learned. “Belarus maintains

  • Hope for Belarus' stronger stance in international trade after WTO accession

    1 November 2017 11:12 AM 187

    MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – I hope that the accession to the World Trade Organization will strengthen Belarus' positions in the international trade, Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he met with a WTO delegation on 1 November, BelTA has learned. “Belarus' membership in the WTO will help fortify our positions in the international trade

  • New York truck attack: What we know and don't know

    1 November 2017 10:04 AM 203

    On Tuesday afternoon local time, eight people were killed when a truck drove along a cycle path in Manhattan. It is the deadliest terror attack in the city since nearly 3,000 people were killed on 11 September 2001. A full picture is starting to emerge of what happened, and of everyone involved. This piece will be updated as we get more information