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Archive for November 26, 2022

Newsline: Belarusian foreign minister dies without official explanation

The Belarusian Foreign Minister, Vladimir Makei, has died mysteriously. According to Belarus-owned news agency Belta, Mr Makei “died suddenly” at the age of 64, having served in the position since 2012. (https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1701892/Belarusian-foreign-minister-dead-state-media-Russia-Ukraine-war-latest-Lukashenko-Putin) The state media gave no official reason and refrained from disclosing details. The sudden death comes amid rising tensions between NATO and Belarus, as Russia continues to deploy their troops in the country. However, the president Alexander Lukashenko recently dismissed speculation that Belarus was about the join the war in Ukraine.

Newsline: US Embassy in London ‘sacks’ diplomat ahead of World Cup match

A United States embassy official has been ‘sacked’ for supporting England ahead of the clash between the countries at the Qatar World Cup. The US embassy in London posted a cheeky video of their spokesperson with his office decked out with England regalia as the Three Lions continue their World Cup campaign. (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11469333/US-Embassy-sacks-diplomat-trolls-England-ahead-crunch-World-Cup-match.html) The official Twitter account for the American embassy in London then jokingly announced he had been fired ahead of the England v US game.