Kyrgyzstan president calls in military as protesters clash in streets

The situation in the capital Bishkek seemed calm after Jeenbekov declared a state of emergency, which imposed traffic restrictions and banned public gatherings.

Source: wikimapia.com

Bishkek is a city of wide boulevards and marble-faced public buildings combined with numerous Soviet-style apartment blocks surrounding interior courtyards and, especially outside the city center, thousands of smaller, often privately built houses. It is laid out on a grid pattern, with most streets flanked on both sides by narrow irrigation channels that water the innumerable trees which provide shade in the hot summers.

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan © OpenStreetMap contributors

Source: reuters.com

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Harris, home in California, gets a look at wildfire damage

There is no patience for climate-change deniers. The last wildfires were the largest California has ever seen. There was a meeting between California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Donal Trump which took place at McClelland park near Sacramento.

McClelland Airfield, Sacramento © OpenStreetMap contributors

Source: yahoo.com

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Standoff as Michel Barnier arrives in London for crunch trade talks

Time is ticking, the official deadline for the Brexit deal is October the 15th. It seems to be a kind of „Australia-style“ arrangement, which is an euphemism for failure to reach a free trade agreement with the EU. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron have held last-minute Brexit talks over phone.

There are only four located news regarding „Brexit talks“ which were updated in the last 24h.

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Source: dailymail.co.uk

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Belarusian protest leader detained by masked men

Maria Kolesnikova is a member of the opposition coordination council. She tries to challenge Alexander Lukashenko and has played an important role during the mass demonstrations and strikes by protesters in the last few weeks.

Someone had seen how Kolesnikova was pushed into a dark van by some masked men in central Minsk.

Minsk, Belarus © OpenStreetMap contributors

Source: reuters.com

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Ousted Mali president Keita leaves country as transition talks begin

For a medical treatment in Abu Dhabi the president Keita leaves Mali. The president was hospitalized in the capital Bamako. Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali, and currently estimated to be one of the fastest growing city in Africa. It is located in the southwestern part of the country. Bamako is the nation’s administrative center, as well as a river port and a major regional trade center. Manufactures include textiles, processed meat and metal goods.

Bamako, Mali © OpenStreetMap contributors

The Modibo Keita International Airport is located in Senou the southern downtown of Bamako. Next to the airport the Air Base 101 is used by the Mali Air Force. Soumaila Cisse was welcomed at the airport by his supporters from the Union for the Republic and Democracy party. Cisse was kidnapped while he was campaigning for legislative elections. He is one of Mali’s most prominent opposition leaders and served as Minister of Finance from 1993–2000.

Senou, Bamako, Mali © OpenStreetMap contributors

Source: reuters.com

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Belarus opposition figures in court after night in jail

In Minsk two leaders of the opposition in Belarus appeared in court after a night in jail. There are more mass demonstrations planned against President Alexander Lukashenko.

Belarus © OpenStreetMap contributors

Minsk is a second-level administrative subdivision of Belarus in the Minskaja Voblasć. The administrative seat is the city of Minsk, which is administratively separated from the subdivision.

Minsk, Belarus © OpenStreetMap contributors

Source: yahoo.com

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