Poland calls on Nato for help with the migrant crisis on its border with Belarus, and Austria locks down for the unvaccinated. Plus: the latest fashion and retail news, and the American Song Contest.
We hear the latest as the migrant crisis escalates on the border between Poland and Belarus, and discuss the assassination attempt on Iraq’s prime minister. Plus: the Czech Republic’s coalition and the week’s music news.
Grodno is a city in western Belarus, near the Polish and Lithuanian borders. By the Neman River, the Old Castle is a Renaissance palace on the site of an 11th-century fort. Nearby, the New Castle was built in the 18th century as a royal residence. The 12th-century Kalozha Church of Sts. Boris and Gleb is adorned with polished stones and majolica tiles. The St. Francis Xavier Cathedral features an ornate carved altar.
get the latest as Poland imposes a state of emergency on its border with Belarus. Also in the programme: the US Justice Department’s challenge to protect the constitutional right to an abortion, plus Hong Kong’s announcement to allow quarantine-free travel again.
We discuss worsening relations between the EU and the US and ponder whether their immediate future might lie apart. Plus: Russian influence in Belarus and a preview of Salone del Mobile.
We assess China’s ‘five-year plan’ for its economy and ask what it means for the country’s private firms. Plus: the latest on Lithuania’s plans to build a wall on its border with Belarus, and Zürich’s Design Biennale.
Minsk is the capital and the largest city of Belarus, located on the Svislač and the Niamiha rivers. As the capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region and Minsk District.
Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest.
Most Beautiful Castles and Palaces in Europe in 8K Ultra HD.
Video timeline: 00:00–00:05 Intro 00:06–00:37 Cochem Castle, Germany 00:38–00:54 Buchlovice Castle, Czech Republic 00:55–01:01 Leeds Castle, England 01:02–01:08 Niedzica Dunajec Castle, Poland 01:09–01:24 Rumeli Hisar Castle, Istanbul, Turkey 01:25–01:44 Wawel Castle, Krakow, Poland 01:45–01:56 Torgau castle, Germany 01:57–02:03 Wittenberg, Germany 02:04–02:23 Neuschwanstein, Germany 02:24–02:55 Trakai castle, Lithuania 02:56–03:02 Schloss Belvedere, Vienna, Austria 03:03–03:27 Conwy, North Wales, United Kingdom 03:28–03:35 Bouzov Castle, Czech Republic 03:36–03:46 Chillon Castle, Montreux, Switzerland 03:47–03:57 Segovia Castle, Spain 03:58–04:14 Castle Sigmaringen, Germany 04:15–04:34 Versailles Palace, France 04:35–04:52 Puslovsky Castle, Belarus 04:53–05:08 Alcazaba Fortress, Malaga, Spain 05:09–05:19 Lisbon Fortress, Portugal 05:20–05:42 Tallinn Fortress, Estonia 05:43–05:54 Orava Castle, Slovakia 05:55–06:15 Rundale Palace, Latvia 06:16–06:26 Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg, France 06:27–06:45 Riga Castle, Latvia 06:46–06:54 Swallow’s Nest, Crimea 06:55–07:04 Madrid Palace, Spain 07:05–07:15 Peniscola fortress, Spain 07:16–07:26 Peles Castle, Romania 07:27–07:47 Dracula Castle, Bran, Romania 07:48–08:09 Corvin Castle, Romania 08:10–08:36 Pena Palace, Sintra, Spain 08:37–09:18 Malbork Castle, Poland 09:19–09:30 Lichtenstein Castle, Germany 09:31–09:56 Nesvizh Castle, Belarus 09:57–10:07 Hohenzollern, Germany 10:08–10:17 Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany 10:18–10:27 Schloss Benrath, Dusseldorf, Germany 10:28–10:37 Frombork, Poland 10:38–10:50 Gradara fortress, Italy 10:51–10:59 Bled, Slovenia 11:00–11:08 Tower of London, United Kingdom 11:09–11:15 Buda Castle, Hungary 11:16–11:35 De Haar, Netherlands 11:36–11:54 Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine 11:55–12:05 Vranov Nad Dyji, Czech Republic 12:06–12:22 Ljubljana, Slovenia 12:23–12:34 Buchloc Castle, Czech Republic 12:35–12:45 Salzburg, Austria 12:46–13:05 Pieskowa Skala, Poland 13:06–13:19 Kilarney, Ireland 13:20–13:43 Eilean Donan, United Kingdom 13:44–14:30 Nowy Wisnicz, Poland
Five stories to know for May 24: Belarus diverts plane, Ronald Greene video, George Floyd, Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and China ultramarathon
1. Western politicians accused Belarus of state piracy amounting to a “warlike act” after Minsk forced a plane to land and arrested a dissident journalist.
2. More video of a fatal 2019 encounter of Ronald Greene with police in Louisiana was released by authorities late Friday.
3. Relatives of George Floyd, the Black man whose death triggered protests against racism and police brutality across the United States and around the world, gathered in a rally to mark the first anniversary of his death.
4. Republicans in Congress clashed over the need for an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
5. Twenty-one people were killed when extremely cold weather struck during an ultramarathon in rugged Gansu province in northwestern China.
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