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About Sergei
Sergei Gapon is a journalist based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
12 years of experience in covering daily life, society, politics, economics, sports, art, military conflicts.
Languages
Belarusian English Russian
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Photography Drone Footage
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Far-right activist Paludan burned this copy of the Koran near a Copenhagen mosque

04 Apr 2024  |  newsbreak.com
Turkey has expressed strong condemnation by summoning Denmark's ambassador after Danish-Swedish activist Rasmus Paludan burned copies of the Koran in Copenhagen and outside the Turkish embassy. This act was in protest against Turkey's opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO. The US and French embassies in Ankara have issued warnings to their citizens in Turkey about potential retaliatory terrorist attacks. Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen responded by highlighting Denmark's open democracy and the distinction between individual actions and the country's stance. Paludan has pledged to continue his protests weekly until Turkey approves the NATO memberships of Sweden and Finland. Both countries applied to join NATO following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but Turkey and Hungary have yet to ratify their applications.

Volcano lava flows into Icelandic village, engulfing homes

04 Apr 2024  |  themercury.com
The article provides a weather update for Manhattan, KS, indicating that the area is experiencing bitterly cold temperatures with occasional snow showers. The high is expected to be 4 degrees Fahrenheit with winds from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph, and a 90% chance of snow. The evening forecast suggests that clouds will clear up, leading to mainly clear skies overnight. However, temperatures are expected to reach near record lows, with a forecasted low of around -10 degrees Fahrenheit and lighter winds from the west at 5 to 10 mph.

Nova página inicial do Yahoo Brasil

04 Apr 2024  |  br.search.yahoo.com
The article announces the launch of the new homepage for Yahoo Brasil. The company has made improvements to its popular services, including Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo search tool. The welcome message indicates a commitment to enhancing user experience and invites readers to explore the updated space.

Belarus opposition leader snatched on Minsk street, bundled into van: report

04 Apr 2024  |  montrealgazette.com
Maria Kolesnikova, a key opposition figure in Belarus, was reportedly detained and taken away by unknown men in Minsk. Kolesnikova was one of three women leading the opposition against President Alexander Lukashenko following a disputed election result that sparked mass protests. The other two women, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and Veronika Tsepkalo, have already left the country. The Coordination Council, a group established by the opposition to negotiate a power transition, reported that two other members also disappeared. The Belarusian police have denied arresting Kolesnikova. The article also mentions the forced exile of opposition member Olga Kovalkova and the fleeing of Pavel Latushko, another council member. Lukashenko has sought support from Russian President Vladimir Putin amidst the ongoing political crisis.

Wednesday Night Weather Forecast

04 Apr 2024  |  gjsentinel.com
The article provides a brief weather forecast for Wednesday night. It predicts that the evening will start with partly cloudy skies, which will become more overcast as the night progresses. The expected low temperature is around 26 degrees Fahrenheit. The forecast also indicates that the wind will be light and variable in direction.

Some say the weight-loss drugs market could grow to $100 billion by 2030

04 Apr 2024  |  corydontimes.com
The article discusses the potential growth of the weight-loss drugs market, with projections suggesting it could reach a value of $100 billion by the year 2030. The article likely covers the factors contributing to this growth, such as increasing obesity rates, advancements in pharmaceuticals, and the rising demand for effective weight-loss solutions. It may also touch upon the business and financial aspects of the weight-loss industry, including investment opportunities and market analysis.

Volcano lava flows into Icelandic village, engulfing homes

04 Apr 2024  |  themercury.com
The article provides a weather update for Manhattan, KS, indicating that the area is experiencing bitterly cold temperatures with occasional snow showers. The high is expected to be around 4 degrees Fahrenheit with northwest winds blowing at 10 to 15 mph, and there is a 90% chance of snow. For the evening, the forecast suggests that the clouds will clear, leading to mainly clear skies overnight. However, temperatures are expected to drop to near record lows, with a forecasted low of around -10 degrees Fahrenheit and west winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Chasing weight loss dream, many in US seek Ozempic alternatives

04 Apr 2024  |  gjsentinel.com
The article discusses Semaglutide, a drug that serves as the active ingredient in two medications: Ozempic and Wegovy. Ozempic was approved in 2017 for the treatment of diabetes, while Wegovy, also produced by Novo Nordisk, was authorized in 2021 as a medication for obesity. The focus is on the medical applications of Semaglutide in different health conditions.

Propelled by growing sales of Ozempic, Denmark-based Novo Nordisk has become Europe's most valuable company and is seeking to rapidly expand its production capacity

04 Apr 2024  |  corydontimes.com
The article discusses the experiences of Americans like Marissa Montanino who are considering the use of Ozempic, a new medication that has been described as revolutionary in the battle against obesity. It highlights the growing interest in this 'wonder drug' among those who are struggling to lose weight.

Iceland's President Gudni Johannesson has said that no lives are in danger

04 Apr 2024  |  selmasun.com
A volcano near the Icelandic fishing port of Grindavik erupted on Sunday, resulting in lava flows that have destroyed at least three homes. The residents of the affected area were evacuated to safety hours before their homes were engulfed by the lava. Authorities are currently monitoring the situation.

Weather Alert

04 Apr 2024  |  bellevueheraldleader.com
A Wind Chill Warning remains in effect until noon CST Tuesday, with wind chills as low as 40 below zero. Following this, a Wind Chill Advisory will be in place from noon Tuesday to 9 AM CST Wednesday, with wind chills reaching 30 below zero. The affected areas include parts of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. The extreme cold poses a risk of frostbite on exposed skin within 10 minutes. Residents are advised to avoid outdoor activities if possible and to wear protective clothing, including a hat and gloves, if they must go outside.

Weather Alert

04 Apr 2024  |  bellevueheraldleader.com
A Wind Chill Warning remains in effect until noon CST Tuesday, with wind chills as low as 40 below zero. Following this, a Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect from noon Tuesday to 9 AM CST Wednesday, with wind chills reaching 30 below zero. The affected areas include parts of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. The extreme cold poses a risk of frostbite on exposed skin within 10 minutes. Residents are advised to avoid outdoor activities if possible and to wear appropriate winter clothing, including a hat and gloves, if they must go outside.

Propelled by growing sales of Ozempic, Denmark-based Novo Nordisk has become Europe's most valuable company and is seeking to rapidly expand its production capacity

04 Apr 2024  |  albianews.com
The article discusses the experiences of Americans like Marissa Montanino who are considering the use of new pharmaceuticals, such as Ozempic, that have been described as revolutionary in the battle against obesity. These drugs are gaining attention for their potential to help individuals struggling with weight loss.

LOOK: Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

04 Apr 2024  |  news.abs-cbn.com
The article features a photograph taken by Sergei Gapon for AFP, showcasing the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) in the sky above the village of Kreva, which is located approximately 100 km northwest of Minsk, Belarus. The image captures the comet as well as a stork perched on a power lines pillar. The comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was discovered by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, commonly known as NEOWISE, on March 27. The article is primarily a visual piece, with the photograph being the central element of interest.

Belarus opposition leader snatched on Minsk street, bundled into van: local media

04 Apr 2024  |  vancouversun.com
Maria Kolesnikova, a key opposition figure in Belarus, was reportedly detained and taken away by unknown men in Minsk. Kolesnikova was one of three women leading the opposition against President Alexander Lukashenko following a disputed election result. The incident occurred after mass protests and the arrest of over 630 demonstrators. Two other members of the Coordination Council, Anton Rodnenko and Ivan Kravtsov, also disappeared. Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who fled to Lithuania, and Veronika Tsepkalo, who left Belarus, confirmed the disappearances. The article also mentions the forced exit of Olga Kovalkova and Pavel Latushko from Belarus. Lukashenko has sought support from Russian President Vladimir Putin amidst the ongoing crisis.

Iceland struggles to contain the lava from the volcano in Grindavik

15 Jan 2024  |  elperiodico.com
Iceland is actively working to manage and contain the lava flow resulting from a volcanic eruption in Grindavik. The efforts are being coordinated by the Icelandic Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for New Jersey

15 Jan 2024  |  wfmz.com
A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for central, northern, and northwest New Jersey until 4 PM EST Tuesday. The advisory warns of mixed precipitation with additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and a light glaze of ice. The heaviest snowfall is expected tonight, transitioning to a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain by Tuesday morning. There may be a period of plain rain before it mixes with snow and tapers off in the afternoon. The conditions are likely to make roads slippery and could affect both morning and evening commutes. Residents are advised to slow down and use caution while traveling, and they can obtain the latest road conditions by calling 5 1 1.

The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir

17 Jun 2023  |  nypost.com
John Bolton, in his forthcoming memoir 'The Room Where It Happened,' alleges that President Trump sought help from China's Xi Jinping to win re-election by buying more American farm products. Bolton claims Trump approved of hostility towards China from Democrats and linked agricultural purchases to his electoral success. He also accuses Trump of potential obstruction of justice regarding investigations into companies like ZTE and Halkbank. The Justice Department is suing to prevent the book's publication, citing classified information. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer denies Bolton's account. The book details Trump's ignorance in foreign affairs, his underlings' poor service, and his inappropriate comments on various international and domestic issues.

Beer Yoga in Copenhagen

01 Jun 2023  |  elperiodico.com
Copenhagen is hosting the 'Beer Yoga Event' where participants receive a can of beer at the start of the session to use during various yoga poses or to drink while practicing. The event is marked by celebratory moments when a yogi successfully balances on one leg with the beer can on their head.

The struggle of women against the last dictator of Europe

19 Sep 2020  |  uol.com.br
Aleksandre Lukashenko, Belarus's leader for 26 years, faces protests against his regime, accused of election fraud and mishandling the Covid-19 pandemic. Women, led by activist Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, have become prominent in the opposition, challenging the country's ultraconservative and patriarchal system. Despite facing violence, arbitrary arrests, and sexual violence, women protesters, dressed in white and carrying flowers, symbolize peace and resilience. Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich supports the movement, highlighting women's historical contributions to society. Belarusian journalist Volha Yermalayeva Franco, now in Brazil, continues to advocate against the regime's sexism and violence.

New demonstrations in Belarus against Lukashenko, who is getting closer to Putin

15 Aug 2020  |  infobae.com
Thousands of protesters gathered again in Belarus on Saturday against the re-election of President Alexandre Lukashenko, who held a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding what he considers an 'aggression' against his country. The main opposition candidate, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, now in Lithuania, called for peaceful marches. The EU agreed to sanction Belarusian officials linked to repression and electoral fraud. Lukashenko opposed foreign mediation and claimed full security assistance from Russia if requested. Unlike earlier in the week, recent protests occurred without violent repression, and authorities released over 2,000 of the 6,700 detained protesters.

Why is the Belarusian League the only one still active in Europe?

30 Apr 2020  |  as.com
The Belarusian Premier League continues to operate despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with the decision made in consultation with Belarus's Ministry of Health and Ministry of Sports. The league's press chief, Alexander Aleinik, asserts confidence in the country's healthcare system amidst international scrutiny. Belarus, led by President Aleksander Lukashenko since 1994, has not implemented a lockdown, with Lukashenko making controversial statements about combating the virus with work, saunas, and vodka. The WHO has advised Belarus to halt public events, including the football league. Belarus has a history of close ties with Russia and has faced significant tragedies like the Chernobyl nuclear accident. The current league leader is Slutsk, with Artyom Serdiuk as the top scorer.
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