60% of 'urban' Belarusians never visit cafes and restaurants. 
The National Bank of Belarus gives a go-ahead to domestic banks to use blockchain in their processes of transmitting bank guarantees. 
Uniformed ticket controllers on trolleybuses and trams are no longer in sight as authorities boost fight against fare evasion. 
National Airport Minsk reports a 26.9% increase in passengers numbers in H1 2017 against the same period last year. 
Minsk No 9 Hospital's chief doctor says Dave Gahan is back to normal to continue the band's tour.   
Railway stations in 18 Belarusian cities and towns on July 10 launched free Wi-Fi spots in a test mode, reports Belarus Railways. 
The wooden Greek Catholic chapel of Belarusian community in London receives the 2017 New London Architecture Award in People's Choice category via public voting. 
The Sport and Tourism Ministry proposes to extend the period of visa-free stay in Belarus from five to ten days, Tourism Minister Mikhail Portnoi told reporters in in Minsk on 6 July. 
The latest Global Cybersecurity Index released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ranks Belarus as 39th ahead of countries like Spain (54), Portugal (56), and Lithuania (57). 
Ottawa goes ahead with a plan to ease trade restrictions imposed on Belarus in 2006, aiming to open up business opportunities for Canadian companies. 
The European Union preliminary agrees to offer Belarus a transition period for the re-admission agreement, according to an Interior Ministry official. 
Minsk and Moscow are expected to sign an agreement on mutual recognition of visas by the end of 2017, under the plan of action for 2017-2020 on the development of the common migration space of the Union State. 
Bielaviežskaja Pušča National Park has developed a new ecotour titled Photo Safari. 
Belarus is set to introduce online registration for foreign tourists arriving for more than five days. 
Parks in Minsk offer FREE rental of sports equipment to encourage locals and guests to engage in outdoor activities during the summer months. 
Alexandria Marie Bentley from the US will perform for Belarus ladies at the forthcoming European women championships EuroBasket 2017 in the Czech Republic. 
Belarus cancels obligatory registration of passport data for individuals willing to purchase foreign currencies in money exchange offices. 
The transportation network giant Uber will open a R&D center at the Minsk-based High Tech Park to team up with the Belarusian IT hub on the development of self-driving cars
Lithuania is World No 1 alcohol drinking nation, while Belarus accounts for the second largest volume of alcohol consumed by the population, according to the latest 2016 WHO report.
Belarus and Latvia beat Finland to win their joint bid to host the 2021 IIHF World Championship.
Reports in French and Russian media on May 18 about the death of Nobel Literature Prize laureate Svetlana Alexievich from Belarus have turned out to be based on a hoax.
The agreement gives a green light to the work of all the three major European financial institutions   
Effective from May 15, all flights between Belarus and Russian cities are treated as international. 
The city of Hrodna in western Belarus will have five new hotels in its historic center, with two of them to be commissioned by the end of this year.
31 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Mother Nature slowly claims back what humans occupied for centuries.
Thousands of Ruffs gathered at the end of April in Turau Meadow.
The National Airport Minsk launches a new wi-fi network called AirportMinsk, which covers almost entirely the territory of the air gateway.
The festival will officially kick off on 29 April at the site near Minsk Airport 1 and will be open for Minsk residents and guests from April 30.
An international solidarity campaign helps Belarusians detained during the March 2017 protests as well as their families.
Photo: BELTA



Free Wi-Fi will first appear at two major metro stations but all the stations will be covered later in the year. 
The number of passengers welcomed at the Minsk international gateway in January 2018 grew 13.3%, according to the airport's website. 
Belarus' High-Technologies Park (HTP) posted a record high export of $1 billion last year. 
Belarusian Vice Prime Minister Anatol Kalinin says foreigners entering the country via the Minsk international airport will be able to stay visa-free for ten days approximately from July-August 2018.
Belarus is No 18 on the list of countries with the most comfortable and technologically advanced services, according to a research revealed by Artezio.