"Alcoholics, prostitutes and puppets of foreign powers" - this is how the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko is calling the opposition
Svetlana Alexievich, a Nobel Prize winner and a member of the opposition council that seeks new elections and talks with Alexander Lukashenko about a peaceful end to his 26-year rule, was called in for questioning by Belarusian investigators.
Before being questioned, she told reporters that the council does not seek a coup, but wants to unite society. “I don’t feel guilty, I feel that everything we did was absolutely legal,” she said. The interrogation lasted about 15 minutes, and Aleksievich used the right not to incriminate herself. She remained in witness status.
Lukashenko’s security services have begun to target the opposition council and leaders at state-owned enterprises after more than two weeks of protests. The president has called the so called council unconstitutional and ridiculed protesters as alcoholics, prostitutes and puppets of foreign powers.
“Maybe the world will help us so that Lukashenko will start talking to someone,” Alexievich said to a crowd as she arrived at the Investigative Committee in the capital Minsk on Wednesday. “Lukashenko will only talk to Putin, but he must start speaking with the people. Maybe Putin should be brought in somehow.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the issue a domestic matter and said external meddling is unacceptable. The U.S. has denounced the elections, and European Union foreign ministers may give the go-ahead this week to blacklist 15 to 20 Belarusian officials deemed responsible for repression and election fraud, according to a senior EU official.
Against the background of events in the country, the Belarusian ruble is rapidly depreciating against the dollar and the euro. On Wednesday, the dollar rose in price to 2.6483 Belarusian rubles, the euro - to 3.1286, the Russian ruble, to 3.5062 rubles per 100 Russian rubles. The dollar reached an all-time high, writes Tut.by. The last record was set in March this year.
“Belarus should become a strong concrete bridge between Russia and the West.”
Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has asked the EU to call for a new vote, while saying the protests are not geopolitical. Undermining ties with Russia is “not in the interest of Belarusian society,” opposition politician Pavel Latushka said in an interview with Bloomberg.
Another opposition leader, Maria Kalesnikava, an ally of Tsikhanouskaya and one of the most visible opposition members in Minsk, has been summoned for questioning Thursday.
“I refused to answer any questions and said all information can be found on the coordination committee’s website,” Alexievich, who won a 2015 Nobel Prize in literature, told Bloomberg after spending less than half an hour with investigators. She said they consider her a witness, and she didn’t sign any non-disclosure agreements.
Two members of the coordination council were sentenced to 10 days in jail on Tuesday, the first arrests of opposition leaders since former banker Viktor Babariko was jailed in June. It marks a shift from the police’s initial, brutal reaction, when at least 5 people died and 7,000 people were detained, some of whom say they were tortured.
Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said in an interview with the French newspaper Le Monde that the time has not yet come for negotiations with Russia, but the opposition is open for dialogue with everyone.
Three Belshina employees said they were fired for trying to organize a strike.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs counted 4.8 thousand protesters in the country on Tuesday, 51 people were detained. The portal Tut.by reported this with reference to the ministry. The department estimated the number of those who came to the pro-government rallies much higher - 16.7 thousand people.
The Lithuanian Migration Department reported that 11 Belarusians have already asked for political asylum in the country.
Against the backdrop of rumors in Western media about the deteriorating health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there was talk that his sister Kim Yo Jong, who is called the "right hand" of the North Korean leader, could become "if something happens" and his possible successor.
Apparently, Kim Jong Un has always viewed his sister as his main deputy and a person who will temporarily act if he is unable to lead the country for some reason. Since the death of her father, Kim Yo Jong has played an important role in the life of the new leader, helping her brother to establish himself as a national leader. Gradually, she occupied a variety of government positions, getting closer and closer to the top.
Since 2014, Kim Yo Jong has been responsible for the propaganda and cult formation of her brother Kim Jong Un, according to Western media. She is also the official representative of the North Korean leader on those trips where for some reason he does not want (or cannot) go.
For example, it was Kim Yo Jong who led the DPRK delegation that went to the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in 2018. Then she met with South Korean President Moon Jae In and conveyed a message from her brother. Since then, Kim Yo Jong has repeatedly participated in international events and accompanied her brother on trips.
The Kim Dynasty is much more than just the three rulers of North Korea. This dynasty includes brothers and sisters of the leaders, their wives and husbands, and even nephews. Almost all key positions in the state are occupied by people who are related to the country's leader by family ties. At the same time, each leader tries to surround himself with people loyal to him personally, which sometimes results in a purge of the previous elites.
Kim Jong Un needed a reliable ally. And such a person was found - this is his sister Kim Yo Jong, with whom the North Korean leader is united not only by family ties, but also by very close personal relations.
Kim Yo Jong studied in Switzerland with the future leader of the DPRK, and spent most of her time with him. In fact, as teenagers, the Kims were, on the one hand, very free, and on the other, they were under constant control and supervision. That is why neither the North Korean leader nor his sister developed a truly close relationship with anyone in Switzerland, but it was during this period that a base arose that allowed Kim Yo Jong to further advance almost to the very top of the North Korean hierarchy.
Kim Yo Jong reached the peak of her power at the end of 2019, when Kim Jong Un directly appointed her as "the second person in the state" in case of his illness or temporary incapacity.
However, this does not mean that Kim Yeo-jung will gain power even in the case of the worst-case scenario for Kim Jong-un. She has not been officially appointed the successor of the DPRK leader, in addition, Kim Yeo Jong has an older brother, Kim Jong Chol. He seems to have retired from politics, and does not want to return to it, studying music, but this situation may change if a real power struggle begins in North Korea.
At the heart of his speech, Biden has sour criticism of Donald Trump, but his proposals remain vague. For now, he has insisted on a number of measures to limit police powers and would like to set up a commission to oversee police actions or even stop the transfer of equipment from the army to the police.
Democrat Joe Biden is 77 years old and if he wins the presidential race this fall he will remain in the White House until he is 81 years old and would be the oldest American president. He was vice president of the United States during Barack Obama's term from 2009 to 2017 and a senator for 36 years.
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5.Jack Nicholson Impression
6.Shut up,Joe, here are cameras!
7.Biden meets Ryan before debate
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11.I will not speak unless spoken to.
12.In a democracy everyone grows up a president
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14.Put the gameboy away
15.Biden cant handle the truth
16.It's called microphone, Joe
17.Biden and governor Palin
19.Biden gets invited on hunting trip
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22.Obama and Biden
23.Obama and Biden movie
24.Biden declines the invitation
25.Why clocks are set two hours behind, Joe?
When Donald Trump and Mike Pence were moving into the White House, as you can see from these funny imaginary conversations between Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Obama was not too happy about it. Whether you are planning to hit the new president, are you planning to hit him with a soccer ball, invite him to paint the Mexican flag in the White House, or try to eat all the ice cream before Donald arrives, it looks like Joe won't go quietly.
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4.Freak Mike Pence out
5.Note 7 to Trump
6.Obama and the wifi password
7.Giving Trump the wrong address
8.Biden defeat ISIS
9.Dump legos all over the floor
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Best memes about Donald Trump since he became president. Collection of 30 jokes that have gone viral
Many of them are based on his own tweets, which often use creative, imaginative language - be it a sharp insult to an opponent, a bizarre pattern or his extraordinary political messages.
Trump is also arguably the most photographed person in the world, giving the Internet a lot of awkward moments to photograph and share on the Internet.
In addition to being the subject of many memes, Trump and his supporters have also used internet memes for their own purposes. Before the Reddit ban, the r / The_Donald subreddit was a breeding ground for memories that support or ridicule its political opponents, and many of them still circulate in Trump's Facebook groups today.
Here is a top list of some of the most viral Trump memes.
1.After Trump hosted an event to show a list of executive orders he signed in his early days in office, his presentation became a meme, with people often replacing orders with funny drawings.
2.When Trump first announced his intention to create the Space Force, the military industry was ridiculed on the Internet for being too similar to science fiction. People began to remember Space Forces in connection with Star Wars and Star Trek.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Space Force: I keep thinking of one of those old Saturday morning shows with puppets n shit. Retweet ONLY if you think this is possibly the dumbest idea out of Trump's admittedly dumb head so far.</p>— Stephen King (@StephenKing) <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenKing/status/1028097247530110982?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 11, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
3.The internet quickly made the president accountable when he mistakenly assumed the Kansas City Chiefs were from Kansas, not Missouri.
4.When President Trump, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt were photographed with their hands on a glowing orb during a Saudi Arabia visit, the internet couldn't stop laughting.
5.Trump looking at the eclipse!
6.Trump and the unflattering tan-line
7.Joshua Trump sleeping
8.Trump was photographed with his statement denying a "quid pro quo"
9.Trump's clothing has been the topic of many memes
10.When Trump tweeted "despite all the negative press covfefe"
11.Nancy Pelosi when she sarcastically clapped back at the president
12.And it happened again in 2020
13.During his impeachment trial, the Trump became subject of funny memes.
14.In 2019, the internet mocked Trump's visit to the UK
15.Internet loves imagining a world of Donald Drumpfs.
16.Depicting Trump screaming at a young boy
17.Memes of "local milk people."
18.Trump was added to the Disney Hall of President's
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">all the other presidents in Disney's new Hall of Presidents look like they can't believe Donald Trump is president either <a href="https://t.co/eMP9UX1bM8">pic.twitter.com/eMP9UX1bM8</a></p>— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) <a href="https://twitter.com/MattBinder/status/942887712415154176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
19.When Trump threw paper towels at hurricane victims in Puerto Rico
21.President Trump and the truck industry leaders
22.Injecting disinfectant into the body as a treatment
23.Trump suggested that wearing a face mask
24. Trump announced a council to plan how to reopen America after lockdowns
25.After Trump was criticized for drinking a glass of water with two hands
26.Viking Trump meme remake that captures the energy of our President!
29.4 more years with Trump?
30.Trump with strange clothes