At the crash site found the bodies of ten dead. There are also casualties among people who are near the plane’s crash.
The plane of the Nigerian company “Dana Air”, performing the flight Abuja - Lagos, 3 June crashed into a two-story building in Lagos, near the airport. On board the ship were from 147 to 153 people.
While the Nigerian authorities have not announced the preliminary versions of the crash.
Life sentence for Hosni Mubarak. Sergey Pashkov ("Vesti") told in his report that the Egyptian court sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak and, at the same time, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli, to life imprisonment for complicity in the killings of the 850 order during the 2011 revolution of the year. The main defendant a month ago turned 84 of the year. Quote:
“... Hosni Mubarak was brought to court in a modular hospital bed. He is wearing sunglasses, his dark, dry face expresses nothing. He keeps absolute silence. Judge Ahmed Refad read the sentence. On the street, hundreds of opponents of the overthrown ruler clung to the monitor screens and to the loudspeakers of the loudspeakers. At the moment when the words about life imprisonment were heard, the square explodes with jubilation.
Saadia Daud, a local resident: “We are mothers of heroes. My son died in the name of the revolution. Praise be to Allah, his killer is now punished. Our prayers are heard. ”
Behind the police cordons, armed with batons and shields, behind armored personnel carriers equipped with heavy machine guns, few supporters of the former president who reigned exactly 30 years. For them, this is the golden age of stability destroyed by the revolution.
“This is a political decision. The court went on about the Islamists. He fulfilled their will. They sent to jail the one who was a symbol of everything that has achieved and built Egypt for many years. What are they happy about, what do they want? These are not people, they are wild beasts. They want blood, and for her they destroy the country, ”say Hosni Mubarak’s supporters.”
There were those in Egypt and those who seemed little to life imprisonment for the old Mubarak. "Vesti" It was reported today that thousands of protesters remain on Tahrir Square in Cairo for the second day, demanding a different punishment for the former president, namely the death penalty. Both the prosecution and the defense are going to appeal the verdict. Mubarak is now in a prison hospital in Cairo.
"News" clarifies that in Egypt, life imprisonment means 25 years in prison - but Mubarak 84 of the year.
Clashes in Lebanon. As passed yesterday RIA Novosti correspondent Pavel Davydovreferring to the Lebanese national agency News "Vatania", in the administrative center of Northern Lebanon - the city of Tripoli - established relative calm. On Saturday, more than a day was fighting between supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime. Army units were introduced into the city. Quote:
“The fierce exchange of fire between the inhabitants of the two warring neighborhoods of the city - Bab el-Tabbane and Jebal Mohsin - began on Saturday night. The result of the collisions, according to the latest data, was at least 14 dead and more than 40 injured.
Meanwhile, the Lebanese television station LBC reports that clashes between rival factions have resumed again ... "
The cause of the outbreaks of violence in Tripoli is the split between the main political forces in Lebanon due to the Syrian conflict. The Lebanese opposition, like the residents of the Sunni Bab El-Tabbane region, supports the “revolution” in Syria, and the ruling coalition led by Hezbollah, like the residents of Jebal Mohsin, are on the side of the Syrian government.
In Lebanon, according to Pavel Davydov, fears are growing that “the engagement of Tripoli, which has become one of the transit corridors of supplies weapons and militants in neighboring Syria, in the Syrian crisis could lead to the fact that the regional conflict will spread to Lebanon. "
"Vesti" on this subject, they report: “After the meeting with the leaders of the security forces in Tripoli, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati urged to intervene in the events of the army and restore order. Political leader of Lebanese Christians, General Michel Aoun, called the escalation of the situation in Tripoli a direct consequence of the Syrian crisis, which, he said, "is beginning to move to Lebanon." In this regard, he warned about the danger of turning the northern Lebanese province of Akkar "into an isolated zone" and a springboard for rebel groups fighting against the Syrian regime. "
Syrian President Bashar Assad blamed foreign countries for the ongoing conflict. Speaking to the deputies of the People’s Council, Assad emphasized that “the Syrian people were challenged” and “a real war of extermination is being waged”, they report "Vesti"referring to ITAR-TASS.
To get out of the protracted crisis, the Syrian president said, "you have to pay a high price." He added: "The terrorist war unleashed against the country gave rise to anarchy and criminality, in which many young people are involved." And "for the return of society to normal life will have to make considerable efforts." Dialogue with the opposition is possible, but "the door to participate in the political process is closed for those who have embarked on the path of terror and are fighting against their homeland."
“Attempts to blacken the gallant national army are an insult to the Syrian people,” said Bashar Assad. Those who perpetrated a massacre in El Hula a week ago are “monsters.” "Even animals do not do this," the president said, adding: "The Syrian people are civilized, and such manifestations of cruelty are not peculiar to it." Assad called on the population to warn that "new reprisals and provocations could follow from the side of terrorists."
3 June Russia condemned the UN Human Rights Council resolution on the massacre in the Syrian village of Hula, two days earlier adopted at an extraordinary session, reports "Lenta.ru". Quote:
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not like the fact that the resolution condemned for what happened“ exclusively the government of Syria ”, but not“ militants, bandits and terrorists ”. According to the agency, the “unbalanced”, “biased” and “unilateral” text of the resolution goes beyond the Council’s mandate, and also contradicts his previous statements about the Hula massacre. The Ministry notes that the perpetrators were identified before the completion of the investigation, which is conducted by the United Nations Observer Mission in Syria.
41 of 47 Council members voted for the resolution, Russia, China and Cuba were against. ”
Hillary Clinton is firm in her position and believes that Russia should help the world community to “leave” Assad. The US Secretary of State and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the situation in Syria "Vesti".
Clinton said what she had said many times: “My signal to the foreign minister was simple and clear. We all need to step up our efforts to achieve the transfer of political power in Syria, and Russia should help in this. " According to Clinton, Lavrov himself "referred to the example of Yemen." Hillary Clinton wishes that what happened in Yemen (a reconciliation agreement with the opposition), with the help of Russia, would also take place in Syria. Otherwise, there will begin a civil war, the consequences of which can not be predicted.
Commenting on these expected words of Hillary Clinton, one can only add that the United States is a great specialist in predicting "consequences." The beginning of the return of oil producers to Libya, as well as the division of the Sudans, is that very prediction. To collapse a prosperous country under the motto of the struggle for American values, that is, “human rights”, and then, on the cheap, suck its depths to the bottom - these are the usual consequences of US policy. Not to mention the hegemonic hellish itch that prevents gosdepovtsam, rushing into battle, quietly sit on their chairs. The Middle East, Africa, the APR countries, Russia - everyone should know who is the boss.
Socialism again, again the USSR?
If a British journalist came up with a topic - forgive, farewell, an objective coverage of the issue. Theme begins to dictate content to him. Tony Halpin's article headline in the UK The Times speaks for himself: “Putin has views only on one EU - on the Eurasian Union”.
Tony Halpin (translation source - "Inopressa") in his note pays attention to some facts that seem disturbing to him. The first foreign visits of the new president of Russia Vladimir Putin, in his opinion, speak a lot about the geopolitical priorities of the latter. The journalist points out that Putin did not communicate with the leaders of the major Western democracies at the G8 summit, and instead his first official visit was made not to someone, but to “the dictator Alexander Lukashenko”. The observer immediately concluded: "Putin intends to continue his ambitious project: to create a Eurasian Union from the countries of the former USSR."
Next, Tony Halpin informs about the meeting of Putin with Merkel and Hollande. What do these visits mean?
Let's fantasize a little on this topic, we digress from the British note. Imagine this friendly company: Lukashenko’s “father”, known for his undemocratic approaches to the realization of human rights (according to the US State Department), Angela Merkel, who studied in the GDR and won the Russian language competition in 1968, finally, Francois Hollande is the new president of France and not any president, but a real socialist one. Further, dear readers, - continue on your own. In comments.
A Western journalist asks a question: maybe the Russian president still changed his mind - and began to strengthen ties with the democratic West? Well, I do not. This can not be: the title of the article does not allow.
The fact that Putin decided to talk with Merkel and Hollande - right after tyrant Lukashenko - means, according to Helpin, "a sign that Russia intends to continue the policy of" divide and rule "towards the EU."
(Well, yes, the typical dictatorial policy. All that is lacking is speculation as to how the Russian Father Lukashenko will help Putin in the collapse of the West).
The journalist also reports that in June Putin planned to visit Uzbekistan, China and Kazakhstan. “Putin knows that he must direct energy and resources to strengthen Russia's presence in Asia, if he does not want his country to be overtaken by the region’s dynamic economies ...” Hence the conclusion: Russian President Putin will probably turn away from the West, turning to the East. So it will be - especially if Comrade Putin is able to attract investors from Asia.
Finally, - upset Tony writes very deeply in sadness, - in September Russia will host an APEC summit. But Vladimir Putin says that in the “Asian century” the Russian Federation will play a key role in the world - no less than China and even the United States.
Well, what can I say? How many will remain from a crisis EU in such a geopolitical situation? Halpin did not write this, but we will continue for him: with the “sad” scenario, which the British journalist described briefly, the “new world order” will be built with Russia by those who will be friends with it, and not by those who will - still singing "American values" and other Coca-Cola. By the way: a bit of socialism will not prevent this future world. So, comrades?
America, hands off Russia! The other day, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev, giving an interview to Interfax, said that various “protest rallies,“ folk festivals ”, the creation of street camps” are “quite acceptable phenomena for a democratic society”, if during these festivals “not public order is being violated, there are no calls for riots, violent change of the state system. ” Write about it "Vedomosti" (Julia Yarosh).
According to Patrushev, “the reaction of certain foreign circles to the actions of the opposition indicates an interest in exacerbating the socio-political situation in our country”. The secretary of the Security Council explained: “There are still forces that are striving to destabilize the situation in the country, to accuse the authorities of various sins. Those who commit unlawful acts in Russia, positioning themselves as “fighters against the political regime” are often equated to political prisoners in the West, are declared “prisoners of conscience”.
Particular attention in his diatribe was given by comrade Patrushev to the Russian — or, more precisely, not quite Russian — to the blogosphere. He said that “the Russian blogosphere is also subject to external influence aimed at creating and maintaining constant tension in society”. However, some kind of “Russian blogosphere” ... foreign: “Using the freedom of the Internet in our country, various political speculations and calls for unsanctioned protests are heard from foreign sites.”
Then Patrushev started talking about the “information weapon”. And you cannot say that he is wrong. His argument is simple and clear to every patriot: such weapons "become an important element of the military potential of states" and "can effectively complement traditional means of warfare, and in a number of cases even completely replace them."
That's right. What is worth one Michael McFaul, a famous friend of all humiliated and insulted in Russia. The real weapon is, if not as lethal, as Mel Gibson. McFaul's well-known love for nongovernmental organizations and the ambassador’s publicity in compiling the Magnitsky list are already very long in the insignificant time during which the industrious American Mr. Mr. embassy in Moscow.
After reading the statement by Comrade Patrushev, foreigners began to doubly worry about freedom of speech in Russia. They are consoled only by the fact that the FSB has neither technical capabilities nor a strategy for actively counteracting this very freedom. So they think. Alice de Carbonne writes in Chicago Tribune (translation source - "InoSMI"):
“The Russian dynamic blogosphere and new informational online publications are often the only alternative to a strictly controlled official press, especially in a distant province ...
Many bloggers fear that hard-liners in the government of former KGB officer Putin, such as Patrushev, who are calling for "sensible regulation" of the network, will insist on restricting their freedom. After his inauguration, Putin retained Patrushev as secretary to the Security Council, where the president himself is the chairman.
Although some experts argue that the government does not exclude the possibility of restricting access to sites that pose a threat during times of crisis, they also add that the FSB does not have sufficient technical means and strategy to prevent the opposition from using the sites of these social networks ... ”
Experts, of course, know better. It seems that these experts, like the American journalists, are concerned not only about freedom of speech and other democratic values in Russia, but about American interests. Otherwise, in geopolitics does not happen. And if it is not that foreigners — or their local henchmen — shut their mouths in Russia, they threaten with an FSB finger and gently say: “Do not spoil!”, They, foreigners, will be very unpleasant.
Having probably read in the advanced Western media about the strengthening of Russia on the world stage and the near end of the EU, the Canadian international trade minister Edward Fast thought and said that he now considers the Russian market a priority for Canada. This good topic dedicated their stuff "Vesti".
And the reason for the performance was immediately found. The Minister noted that this year Canada is celebrating the 70 anniversary of the establishment of Russian-Canadian diplomatic relations. According to the Minister, Canada aims to deepen trade and investment relations with the Russian Federation.
Russia, as can be inferred from the minister’s speech, must be attributed to the largest, most dynamic and rapidly developing markets.
That is why the minister will fly there, to far St. Petersburg, and from there fly off to Rostov-on-Don, Moscow, Kazan. The Canadian delegation leaving for Russia today includes the heads of the country's largest companies: mining, construction, and space. The visit of the delegation will last a week.
Assistant ministers noted that the volume of trade between Canada and Russia reached 2011 billion dollars in 2,78 year. Canadian exports to Russia increased from 179 million in 1999 to 1,5 billion in 2011. Such an impressive growth in trade suggests that the Russian Federation has become one of the most important trading partners of Canada.
Yulia Tymoshenko will be cured in Ukraine. How is 31 handed over to May from Strasbourg ITAR-TASS correspondent Vladimir Shilov, the government of Ukraine has provided Yulia Tymoshenko with the appropriate conditions for treatment. There is no need to transfer an ex-premier to a clinic in Germany. This is noted in a statement issued today by the European Court of Human Rights: "The ECHR panel of judges decided to deny Tymoshenko the opportunity to receive treatment in Germany."
The court noted that now "the leader of the Ukrainian opposition is in the Kharkov hospital, where she is examined by an independent neuropathologist."
In Japan, the new Minister of Defense. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda 4 June decided to appoint Satoshi Morimoto, the country's professor, as Minister of Defense of the country. This person will be the first in stories Japan, a private person who occupied the post of head of the military department. Reports it from Tokyo ITAR-TASS correspondent Vasily Golovnin.
Quote: “Before the capitulation in 1945, this position was held by generals, and after World War II, professional politicians are parliamentarians from the ruling party. Satoshi Morimoto, a former Air Force officer, also served in the Foreign Ministry. Now he is a professor at Takusyoku private university, specializing in security issues, international relations, and arms control. ”
The former minister, Naoki Tanaka, was removed from office as a result of his censure by deputies of the upper house of parliament. The deputies considered that he was making inappropriate statements and not enough knows the defense problems of the country. However, he is not the only one who is so incompetent in Japan - four more members of the government will go with him for a company: Minister of State Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Minister of Justice, Minister of Financial System, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
On 1.000, the German fascists have 10.000 anti-fascists. On June 2, about a thousand neo-Nazis staged a march against multiculturalism and tolerance in Hamburg. At the same time, 10.000 demonstrators launched a peaceful protest against the fascist march. The safety of citizens attempted to provide 4.400 police officers. Reports it from Berlin RIA Novosti correspondent Tatyana Firsova.
Police officers failed to complete their task. The demonstrations turned into major unrest. Quote:
“... Left radicals, who tried to prevent the neo-Nazi rally, built on their way, and then set fire to barricades from garbage cans and improvised materials. Clashes of neo-Nazis and their opponents resulted in many hours of mayhem on the streets. The participants of the protest rally threw stones and bottles at the arriving police officers. Police responded with water cannons.
As a result of the riots, 38 police officers were injured, 10 police vehicles were burned, and 700 participants in the clashes were detained. ”
It is also reported about the brutality of the police, including the beating of peaceful demonstrators with batons. In turn, the rioters smashed the construction site, broke the barricade, set fire to dozens of garbage cans, burned several private cars.
The estimated damage from collisions: 1,5 million euros.
The German police union blames leftist unrest. As conveyed from Berlin correspondent ITAR-TASS Anton Dolgunovit was the left that tried to hinder the march of the neo-Nazis. The leftists were heterogeneous: among them were antiglobalists, anarchists, and anti-fascists. They arranged barricades of garbage and garbage containers on the way of the neo-Nazi column, and then set them on fire. The police used fire fighting equipment for fire fighting, and in response stones and bottles flew at them.
By the police union these riots were sharply condemned. The deputy union Frank Richter said: “The democratic state of law and law enforcement officers became the targets of their violence. Their so-called fight against neo-Nazis is only a reason for unrest. ”
To the Israeli news. Yesterday RIA News"referring to the Israeli army press service, reported that aviation Israel struck June 3 in underground tunnels and weapons depots in the Gaza Strip. The strikes were in response to an attempt by a Palestinian fighter to break through the border. Quote:
“In a firefight that broke out on Friday on the Gaza Strip, an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian militant died trying to infiltrate into Israel to attack civilians. As Palestinian media reported later, an activist of one of the Salafi groups, preaching the ideology of global jihad and opposition to the Islamist authorities of the Gaza Strip, turned out to be the trespasser.
According to Palestinian media reports, on Sunday, seven residents of the central part of the enclave were slightly wounded as a result of air strikes by the Israeli air force. ”
Fight against illegals. "BBC Russian Service" reports that a law has entered into force in Israel, allowing the authorities to detain illegal migrants for up to three years without arresting them or deporting them. And those people who help illegal immigrants face imprisonment of up to fifteen years.
Maldivian opposition causes spirits. In the Maldives Republic, 30 May launched an investigation into calling evil spirits and damned chicken to use them further against the local government and police, respectively. He writes about it "Lenta.ru" with links to France Press and Interior Ministry spokesman Hassan Hanif.
It all started with the incident that happened to the Friday before last: one of the rally participants threw a damned chicken at the local OMON officers. The position of the authorities in the explanation of Hassan Hanif is as follows: “According to the latest court decision, we must suppress TIR events during which witchcraft rituals of the left hand are performed.”
In addition to the incident the Friday before last, last week the police broke up a demonstration of oppositionists who found several scrolls of poems used, supposedly, to summon spirits.
The crackdown on the demonstration, notes "Lenta.ru," was accompanied by detentions. 56 opposition activists got behind bars. In the local Criminal Code there is no punishment for magical acts, but Sharia law also applies in the country. They suggest the imprisonment of a sorcerer or witch in jail for up to six months. Moreover, local Islamists believe that the Maldivian laws regarding black magicians are too liberal. According to these harsh comrades, you need to chop the sorcerers head.
It's hard to live in Canada ...
"Canadian psychopath." Luca Rocco Manotta, or otherwise a “Canadian psychopath,” suspected of killing and sending the victim’s body parts by mail, appeared in Paris. He writes about it "Lenta.ru" with links to The Montreal Gazette, France Presse and other sources. 2 June Maniottu is seen and learned in one of the restaurants. Now he is looking for Interpol.
29-year-old Maniotta, also known as Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, is suspected of killing 33-year-old Chinese student Lin Yun. It was his killer foot sent by mail to the headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Shooting in Toronto. June unknown 2 opened fire at Toronto's large mall - Eaton Center, reports "Lenta.ru" with links to Reuters and Toronto Star. One visitor to the mall was killed, seven people were injured. The shooter fled.
The authorities of rebellious Quebec have not agreed with the students. "Lenta.ru", citing "CBC" and "The Montreal Gazette", reports that the government of the Canadian province of Quebec has stopped negotiations with students, since February 2012, protesting against an increase in tuition fees. 31 May after meeting with representatives of the protest movement, said the provincial Prime Minister Jean Share. He said that serious differences remained in the position of the authorities and the protesting students.
The Minister of Education of Quebec, Michel Courcheon, explained that the authorities, according to the first compromise, offered students to pay 219 dollars more for training every year for seven years. The second option was to raise the fee by 100 dollars in the first year and by 254 - in each of the following.
However, in both “compromise” cases, by 2020, the cost of tuition would rise to almost 4,1 thousands of dollars a year, or 70%, compared to existing prices for educational services.
The leaders of the student movement, Lenta.ru writes, are convinced that the government does not want to give in because it is afraid of losing face. The students made four counter-proposals to the Quebec government, but none of them was seriously considered. For example, student organizations offered to freeze the fee for two years and then gradually increase it - but in the end no more than 1370 dollars.
Mass street protests in Canada will continue.
... but living in America is even harder
On the manners of the patrol. George Zimmerman, a Florida patrol volunteer who shot 2012-year-old unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in February at 17, was in jail again yesterday. This is reported "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS. Here is the story of this American shooter:
“February 26 to Sanford police (a suburb of Orlando) received a call from 28-year-old Hispanic local resident George Zimmerman, who called himself" the captain of the public watch. " He reported on an “extremely suspicious man,” who, he said, was aimlessly reeling in the rain down the street. The dispatcher advised not to pursue the young man and sent a patrol car to the scene. However, Zimmerman did not follow the recommendations and shot the teenager, later stating that he acted in self-defense. But no weapon was found for the 17-year-old young man he had killed. He had only a bag of sweets and a can of iced tea. Later, Treyvon's relatives said that he and his father were visiting and went to the nearest grocery store. The police did not detain Zimmerman for several weeks, arguing that he had acted in self-defense. As a result, thousands of demonstrations swept the country demanding a fair investigation of the case.
Many, including Treyvon’s parents, are convinced that the volunteer considered Martin “suspicious” solely because of his skin color. The case was so widely publicized that the FBI and the US Department of Justice announced their own investigation. And President Barack Obama noted that if he had a son, he would be like Treyvon. ”
The patrol was charged with a second-degree murder (premeditated murder in mitigating circumstances; the maximum penalty is life imprisonment). At the end of April, Zimmerman was released on bail of 150 thousand dollars. However, the judge reversed the decision: last week, the prosecutor's office stated that the patrol officer did not surrender one of his two passports and indicated incorrect information about incomes. Yesterday, a volunteer patrol volunteered to the police station, and from there he was taken to Sanford prison.
Like a real zombie. The Journal "Half" 30 May was published an article by Nick Carbon under the catchy headline "One day in the life of a naked zombie, eater of people from Miami."
Did Rudi Eugene know when he woke up in the morning of May 26 that he was to eat human flesh? Hardly.
This American Mr., thirty-one years old, sat down in his lilac “Chevrolet Caprice” sedan and headed northwest for a friend's fun. But the trouble: Mr. Eugene's car broke down. He threw her - and went on foot back to Miami. In total, he had to go about three miles. Not so much. True, it was hot. The police will then say that Rudi Eugene, walking along the road, took off his clothes and immediately threw them away. He also threw out his driving license. Under the bridge, chilling off the railroad tracks, Mr. Eugene noticed Ronald Poppo, the 65-year-old, who was a harmless dozing unemployed.
No one has yet figured out why Eugene attacked Poppo. His attack was filmed on a nearby video camera. The attack lasted 18 minutes. At first, Eugene tried to strip off Poppo's clothes, and then began to tear the eyes, nose and mouth of this man. From the face of the unfortunate Poppo, little was left: according to the police, the attacker ate 75%. Eugene got the nickname "Zombies from Miami" and "Lover of human flesh."
Cyclists passing by, called for help the police. Police officer José Rivera, who arrived from Miami, fatally wounded Mr. Eugene - a minute after his arrival. Quote: "Rivera grabbed a pistol and fired at least four times - after Eugene refused to stop the attack."
And this is what the cycling witness Larry Vega told the Miami Herald correspondent: “[He] just stood with his head up, with pieces of meat in his mouth. And grumbled something. Eugene died at the scene.
It is noted that Mr. Eugene, a former footballer of North Miami Beach, has lived the last ten years in casual earnings in Miami. He was a petty criminal, repeatedly arrested - for offenses and drugs. He was also arrested in the 2008 year - after he threatened to kill his mother and refused to obey the police.
His victim Poppo is an alcoholic tramp homeless since 1983. He was arrested for dozens of minor offenses, often for drunkenness in public places. But that day, under the bridge, he was just dozing, without disturbing anyone.
Eugene is now united by a tramp in a Miami hospital. He is in critical condition, but doctors expect him to survive.
Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
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