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EU condemns forced landing of flight in Belarus.

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The European Union (EU) has condemned the Belarus for forcing a flight from Athens, Greece to Vilnius, Lithuania to land in Minsk, the Capital of Belarus. EU leaders have warned that possible sanctions may be placed against Belarus for the incident.

European Council President Charles Michel stated that “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in Minsk, Belarus on 23rd May 2021”. He also stated that the unprecedented incident will not go without consequence.

According to the Irish Ryanair, the flight FR4978 was forced to land at an airport in Minsk following a possible security threat alerted to by the Belarusian  authorities. The flight was allowed to leave lather last night again to Lithuania .

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated that “Enough is enough” and to “step up pressure on Belarus”. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also raised concern stating that it was a serious interference in civil air traffic in Europe.

It is speculated that this was done to arrest Belarusian opposition figure Raman Pratasevich who was on the flight and has since been arrested. Belarusian Presidential Press Service stated that they were alerted to a bomb threat while the plane was above Belrusian territory, but no explosives were found aboard. Ina separate press by the Belarusian Interior Ministry, stated that Raman Pratasevich was arrested at an airport. Raman Pratasevich has been in hiding in Poland after his Telegram Group “Nexta Channel” which helped organize the anti-government protests was labelled as extremist by the government.

Belarus has experienced major anti-government protests after its President Alexander Lukashenko won the election for a sixth term with the opposition accusing him of autocracy and voter manipulation.

Source:  Xinhua News Agency.

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China raises voice over illegal military intervention against sovereign states.

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China and a number of other countries has raised concern over military intervention under the pretext of human rights. They raised their concerns at the ongoing 47th session of the Human Rights Council.

Jiang Duan, Minister of the Chinese mission to the United Nations in Geneva, delivered a joint statement to the council yesterday. In it he stated that certain countries are conducting military interventions in sovereign states under the pretext of democracy, human rights and the “responsibility to protect”.

He stated that “These acts severely violate the universally recognized norms of international law, undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the relevant countries, and damage world peace and security,”

He pointed out that such interventions have caused massive losses to the socioeconomic development of those countries along with civilian casualties and force displacement. He also stated that such military interventions are the “root cause of refugee and migrant crisis and regional turbulence.”.

He also added that “Certain countries even connive at their soldiers’ unlawful killing and torture of civilians in overseas military operations, which constitutes serious war crimes and crimes against humanity,”.

Jiang Duan urged the UN institutions to follow up  on illegal military interventions, and called out for the countries concerned to immediately cease their illegal military interventions and to make reparations for the victimized countries and their people.

Source: Xinhua News Agency. 

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Microsoft’s Windows 11 is officially on the way.

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Microsoft has officially announced the next version of Window today, which will be Windows 11. After months of teases and leak, Windows 11 is expected to arrive in the last quarter of this year. Microsoft has promised to make it available as a free upgrade to eligible Windows 10 users and to new PC’s from this year’s holiday.

Microsoft redesigns the user interface for Windows 11, with a centred Start menu and Taskbar. Live tiles are replaced with a grid of icon that can be rearranged and pinned to Start. There are also new Widgets feature that houses things like your calendar, weather, sports leaderboard, and latest news. System Tray also was improved with a new split Notification and Quick Action user interface.

Microsoft’s Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, Windows + Devices wrote on Microsoft blog “We’ve simplified the design and user experience to empower your productivity and inspire your creativity. It’s modern, fresh, clean and beautiful. From the new Start button and taskbar to each sound, font and icon, everything was done intentionally to put you in control and bring a sense of calm and ease. We put Start at the center and made it easier to quickly find what you need.”

One of the surprises of the event was Microsoft’s announcement that it will be using Amazon’s Appstore to bring Android apps to Windows 11. Microsoft will be utilizing Intel’s Bridge technology to make Android apps work on Windows 11.

During the closing remarks, Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella said “Windows recognizes that there is no personal computing without personal agency. Personal computing requires choice, and we need to nurture and grow our own agency over computing itself. We want to remove the barriers that too often exist today and provide real choice and connection.”

He laid out his vision for Windows 11 as a “platform for platform creators,” and in doing so, he issued a subtle but nonetheless stinging critique of Apple.

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