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MINSK , Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said Thursday that his country is totally against new confrontations and dividing lines in Europe.

Belarus continues to advocate for early peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine, Makei said at the international conference One Year of Minsk-II Accords: Achievements, Challenges and Lessons Learned.

The Belarusian side has always stood for the resolution of conflicts in a civilized way, without the use of military force, without exerting political and economic pressure, the minister stressed.

Makei expressed the view that the dynamics of contemporary events clearly demonstrates that the ability to continue the dialogue is very important for the resolution of the conflict.

According to the minister , different views on internal government processes and foreign policy milestones should not be the reason for confrontations and new dividing lines. On the contrary, an ample use of opportunities and advantages by every state can make an important contribution to the creation of strong and prosperous Europe, he added.

The minister believes that the Minsk format of negotiations on the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis has justified itself, but added that if all the interested parties fulfilled the Minsk agreement, the conflict would have been terminated.

Makei noted that in matters of conflict Belarus didn't take any position and proceeded from its national interests. "Western politicians see that our commitment is sincere, that we are not trying to get some political dividends. We are really interested in peace in Ukraine as soon as possible ," he added.

Martin Sajdik, special representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in the trilateral contact group on Ukraine, said all the parties to the conflict in Ukraine viewed the Minsk talks as the only way out of the situation in Ukraine.

There is no worthy alternative to Minsk, he said. However, despite the fact that the parties undertook a series of commitments a year ago, the conflict in Ukraine has not been settled yet.

On Feb.11 , 2015 the heads of "Norman Quartet" countries gathered in Minsk. After almost 17-hour marathon talks they reached the political agreement on the settlement of the situation in Donbass. Officially, these agreements are referred to as a set of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

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Animated children's flick Home, about an unpopular space alien forced to flee his own kind, took up residence over the weekend at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed Sunday.

The computer-generated movie, featuring Jim Parsons as the voice of "Oh" the extraterrestrial and Rihanna as his Earthling friend , landed $54 million in its first weekend out, box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations reported.

Trailing by $20 million, comedy Get Hard, about a prison-bound white executive (Will Ferrell) who hires a black car washer (Kevin Hart) for lessons on surviving the slammer, debuted in second place with $34.6 million, despite criticism from some corners for racist and homophobic jokes.

Dystopian thriller Insurgent Zaza Pachulia Jersey , the second film adaptation based on Veronica Roth's best-selling Divergent series, fell to third with $22 million, after its debut at No.1 last week.

Meanwhile Disney's live action Cinderella remake worked its magic in fourth, earning $17.5 million, with Lily James as the enchanted princess and Cate Blanchett as her wicked stepmother.

Indie horror flick It Follows, which opened weeks ago but debuted over the weekend in wide release Wilt Chamberlain Jersey , took fifth place with $4 million.

Sixth went to British spy spoof Kingsman: The Secret Service, with $3.1 million in its sixth weekend out.

Action flick Run All Night, featuring tough guy Liam Neeson playing a hit man going up against the mob, was seventh with $2.2 million.

Sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, featuring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Richard Gere Tim Hardaway Jersey , raked in just under $2.2 million to earn eighth place.

Religious drama Do You Believe took ninth with $2.15 million and Sean Penn action movie The Gunman fell into 10th with $2 million.

PARIS, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Paris will restrict car use on Monday as a measure to fight against surging air pollution, the city's Police Department announced on Saturday.

According to a statement published on the department's website, only cars with an uneven number are allowed to drive Monday, while public transport will be free at least till Monday night.

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal on Friday called for limited use of private cars and trucks on Monday unless high levels of air pollution would go down.

She also announced on the same day all public transport would be free over the weekend to reduce the smog and encouraged citizens to use clean transports such as Velib and Autolib, which are public sharing services for bicycles and electric cars.

The increase in pollution level was caused by high temperatures Stephen Curry Jersey , heavy traffic, industrial pollutants and the hot air re-circulating slowly across densely populated northern France and Paris.


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