Militants prompted to fold weapon and stop the bloodshed. According to the service News Al-Watan newspapers, reports on the futility of resistance are received on mobile phones in areas where armed groups operate (in Adra, Duma, Harast, Mlikh, Jubar, Yabrud and Zabadani). “Those who refuse to give up will be destroyed. The Syrian army is advancing, ”warns the command.
According to Al-Watan, a full cleansing of settlements has begun - from the area of Damascus International Airport to Dumeirah All sections of local roads are blocked, along which weapons enter the rebels and along which reinforcements move from Jordan and Turkey. Badia is also blocked, a desert area in the direction of the border with Iraq.
In the communiqué of the SAR Armed Forces Command, it is emphasized that "a well-prepared tactical operation will continue until the complete expulsion of armed gangs from the Damascus environs and the restoration of security there."
Syrian troops, advancing from the southern flank to rebel positions in Aleppo, also achieved success. According to the Al-Mayadin TV channel, after several days of fighting, the Aziza settlement, located at strategic heights in the area of the highway to the international airport of the northern capital, was liberated yesterday. Nearby to them, to the southeast of the city, is Neirab military airfield.
In Homs, as reported by Al-Mayadin, special units cut two neighboring quarters, Jurat al-Shiyah and Khalidiya, which are still being held by militants.
Near Latakia, the troops destroyed the bridgehead of armed extremist Islamists from Dzhebhat al-Nusra. Among the liquidated terrorists are Saudi and Libyan mercenaries.
Islamists from Germany. Hans George Masen, an employee of the German secret service, said that the number of German citizens who are leaving for Syria is growing to join terrorist groups, reports SANA.
In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, he stated that, according to his information, Syria had become a new center of attraction for the jihadists from Germany. The security services suggest that in the SAR are from 20 to 30 German citizens.
Referring to sources in the special services, the newspaper also reported that in Syria, there are Islamist militants from Europe from 500 to 700. This represents 10% of the number of foreign fighters, which are supposed to be from 5 to 6 thousand. Most of the militants arrived in the country from Iraq, Libya and Tunisia.
Earlier, reminds SANA, the research center "Radical" in London reported that hundreds of extremists - citizens of fourteen European countries (Germany, Great Britain, France, Holland, countries of Eastern Europe) - went to Syria to participate in terrorist activities, mainly under the banner of Al-Qaida.
The head of the United World information center in Germany, Said Dudin, stressed that the German special services are partners to support armed groups in Syria. He said that Chancellor Angela Merkel is aware that German intelligence services provide assistance to groups in Syria and are involved in sending militants to the UAR.
Rumors of Hamas. Nicholas Blenford from «The Times» (translation source - "Inopressa") reports that Hamas is supposedly gone over to another camp: now it helps the Syrian rebels.
The military wing of Hamas, a former ally of Assad, is now training fighters from the Free Syrian Army in the east of Damascus. Sources in diplomatic circles say that members of the Ezzedin Al-Qassam Brigades teach SSA units in the rebel-occupied Yalda, Jaraman and Babbil quarters, the journalist writes. Apparently, this confirms that Hamas broke with Assad and completely passed under the patronage of Qatar.
The correspondent quotes the words of an unnamed "Western diplomat with connections at the top of the Assad regime and the Syrian opposition": "The Qassam Brigades" train units very close to Damascus. These are specialists. They are really good at their business. ” “Other sources said that Hamas instructors are helping the SSA to dig tunnels in at least one Damascus district, for which there is a rivalry, in preparation for the expected assault on the city center,” he writes.
However, Hamas denies any such ties, the author notes. A senior Hamas official, Osama Hamdan, who lives in Lebanon, said: “This is a lie. In Syria, there are neither members of Ezzedin al-Qassam, nor members of Hamas fighters. We do not interfere in the internal problems of Syria. There are normal civilians, Syrian Palestinians living there with their families. ”
However, Palestinian sources say: if Hamas sent military instructors to Damascus, then at the request of Qatar, and not by a unilateral decision of its own leadership. “Qatar has become Hamas’s chief financier since the movement broke with the Assad regime, and the flow of funds from Iran has slowed,” the newspaper said.
"Cargo delivery". Large landing ships of the Pacific fleet Russia, "Admiral Nevelsky" and "Relight" in the second half of May will call at the Syrian port of Tartus. According to the General Staff of the Navy, one of the tasks - the delivery of goods, transfers Interfax.
“A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet, led by the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev, will perform a number of combat training missions in the Mediterranean as a part of the inter-fleet group of the Navy. In addition, one of the main points of the long-range cruise plan for large landing ships of the Admiral Nevelsky and Peresvet detachments will be the delivery of cargoes to the Syrian port of Tartus in the second half of May, ”the source told the news agency.
Also, the representative of the General Staff explained that since the forces of the Pacific Fleet did not participate in the January inter-fleet exercises of the Navy deployed in the waters of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, it was decided to postpone their combat interaction with groups of other fleets during the summer period.
According to the interlocutor, the Russian ships in the framework of a long voyage will go to the ports of several states in the region, including Vietnam and Iran.
Palestine requires Israel to clarify boundaries. On April 7, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, at a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, said that Palestine would not return to negotiations until Israel stopped building settlements.
In addition, the Palestinian President wants Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to present a map of the future borders of the Palestinian state before the start of negotiations. He noted that the Palestinians are seeking a state within the borders of 1967, with its capital in East Jerusalem.
As previously noted by the head of the Palestinian Foreign Ministry Riyad al-Maliki, Abbas’s position has not changed and was previously brought to the American side, so he met with the Secretary of State, at his request, to hear the proposals, convey "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
John Kerry went to Ramallah after arriving in Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem, where today he will take part in events dedicated to the Holocaust Remembrance Day, and will also meet with Shimon Peres. On the same day, he is scheduled to meet with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in Ramallah, and the Secretary of State will hold talks with the head of the Israeli government on April 9.
“The position of Western partners is somewhat disappointing ...” The "six" of intermediaries and Iran could not find mutual understanding during the next round of talks held in Almaty. However, the parties made a “step forward,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Participants acknowledged that much remains to be done to solve the problem, reports Elizaveta Kuznetsova ("Voice of Russia").
After the talks in Alma-Ata, the “six” and the IRI will have to do their homework, comrade Ryabkov said. He noted that “the parties are ready to make contact, there is a willingness to hold a new round”. The Russian diplomat also explained that the negotiations were intensive, “with a great insight into the details,” but according to their results “an ambiguous picture took shape.” “We hope that the date and place of the new full-format round will be determined in the near future. The current negotiations of the “six” with Iran are certainly a step forward, ”said the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation.
Russia believes that it is necessary to recognize all the rights of Iran, including the right to enrich uranium in exchange for control of the IAEA, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said. “From the standpoint of the expectations of the Iranians, the position of the Western partners is somewhat disappointing,” Ryabkov said. “We also have disappointments: Russia believes that recognition of all Iran’s rights is necessary, including (right) to enrichment in exchange for IAEA control.”
Religious riots in Egypt. Religious riots broke out in Egypt yesterday. During the clashes of Muslims and Christians in Cairo, one person was shot dead. Around 30 participants in a mass brawl were injured.
The riots began after the funeral at the Cathedral of St. Mark in the center of Cairo, the victims of such incidents. The angry Copts left the temple and attacked the police, after which Muslims also joined the clashes. The Theodorius II, the head of the Coptic Church, called on the parties to stop the violence.
The riots in the Arab Republic began after Friday prayers and passed all weekends intermittently. On Saturday, the victims of the fights were at least four people, according to "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
Who will fight back? The President of Mozambique, Armandu Emilio Guebuza, said yesterday that he would respond with decisive actions to the latest attacks by rebels from the Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO), which killed three people and wounded two. “The government will continue the struggle, so that our people live in peace, so that they are not intimidated, so that there is no fear,” he said on national radio.
As reminded "Vesti", referring to ITAR-TASS, the day before yesterday, uniformed RENAMO armed men opened fire on the truck, killing three people. Then the shooting continued on the passenger bus; two women were injured.
Representatives of the Resistance deny their involvement in the incidents. The head of the defense and security services of RENAMO, Ossufo Momad, stated: “Our fighters will fight back any attack not only where it occurs, but throughout the country, including the capital Maputo.”
According to him, on April 4, coalition forces killed 15 and injured 25 police in Muksungwe in response to searches of the organization’s headquarters. According to official figures, four policemen and the field commander of RENAMO were killed.
Candidate Musharraf is registered. The electoral commission in Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northern Pakistan approved the participation of former President Pervez Musharraf in the parliamentary elections to be held on 11 in May. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse. The ex-president also planned to run for another three constituencies in different parts of the country, but two of them refused to register him.
Against General Musharraf, who on March 24 returned to Pakistan from voluntary expulsion, formal accusations were made of violations of the constitution and the organization of the killing of political opponents. Opponents of the ex-president, who call him a dictator, consider his status of the accused to be a sufficient basis for a ban on his participation in the elections. Nevertheless, the chairman of the election commission in Chitral, which is located near the border with Afghanistan, said that the documents of the former head of state are in order, and the court has not yet caught his crimes.
Musharraf is charged with: a) the unlawful dismissal and arrest of Supreme Court judges in 2007; b) organizing the assassination of one of the Baloch tribe leaders, Akbar Bukti, in 2006; c) the organization of the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto in 2007.
Today, the Supreme Court of Pakistan must consider a petition to prosecute Musharraf for high treason in connection with the introduction of a state of emergency in 2007.
The terrorist attack in Afghanistan: nine killed. A passenger bus, which followed on the highway, hit a roadside mine. 9 people died, more than 20 was injured. According to local authorities, the incident occurred around 08: 00 local time in Wardak province, south-west of Kabul, reports ITAR-TASS.
So far, none of the extremist organizations have claimed responsibility for what happened.
Angela Merkel protects the rights of NGOs. On April 7, the German Chancellor at the opening of the Hannover Industrial Exhibition defended Russian non-profit organizations in the presence of President Vladimir Putin.
“We must lead a more intensive discussion, develop our positions in the dialogue, and also give NGOs and other organizations that in Germany play the role of an engine of innovation in Russia,” the head of the German government quoted as saying RBC with reference to Deutsche Welle.
The open society, the chancellor believes, is the guarantor of the welfare of the state. Angela Merkel is convinced of the need for the existence of an “active civil society” in Russia.
Probably add on our own, in Germany they believe that, since Russia has a “need” for the existence of a civil society, then it, that is, this very society, does not yet exist. And, obviously, the backbone of "active" civil society can be just the NGOs financed by the West. Well, and who else should finance them, if not the West, in particular, the USA? After all, the West in general is the guarantor of world democracy and open societies around the world. In the one who does not believe in it, rockets are flying.
Will two presidents rule in Montenegro? The current president of Montenegro, Filip Vujanovic, and the opposition candidate Miodrag Lekic, have declared their victory in the presidential election. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.
Here it is: both won.
According to the headquarters of Vujanovic, who represents the Democratic Party of Socialists, he won 51,3% of votes, and his opponent 48,7%. Lekic, representing the opposition Democratic Front, claims to have scored 50,5% against 49,5% from Vujanovic.
Vujanovic has already stated in a televised address that he has a victorious result. Lekic compared the opponent’s statements with a coup d'état and stressed that his supporters would not accept the theft of votes.
The President for the 680-thousand population of Montenegro performs ceremonial functions, reminds "Lenta", and the power belongs to the Prime Minister. However, Lekic's victory can strike at the positions of the socialists who have been in power for 20 years.
Deposit snowshoes. Depositors of Cypriot banks today will find out the exact size of the "haircuts" of deposits, reports RIA News"referring to the Cyprus Mail portal. This was stated by the head of the internal audit department of the Central Bank of Cyprus Yanigos Dimetrio.
After the announcement of exact figures, the situation with the banks of the country is expected to normalize, as well as, according to Dimetrio, “the situation in the domestic market and with international transactions”.
Earlier, the Central Bank of Cyprus reported that the write-off on deposits over 100 thousand euros in the Bank of Cyprus in the reorganization of the bank will be 37,5%. Initially, the bank will exchange 37,5% of the amount of large deposits for shares. More on 22,5% deposit amount will not accrue interest. It is assumed that the bank will also be able to exchange these funds for shares in the future. The remaining 40% of the amount of deposits over 100 thousand euros will accrue interest, but the funds will be in the bank account until the situation is normalized.
"We are an independent organization." The International Journalist Consortium ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), which has collected a dossier on offshore account holders from different countries of the world, does not intend to share the information with government agencies. This is stated in the appeal of the head of ICIJ Gerard Reil, posted on the organization’s website, reports "Lenta.ru".
As comrade Ryle noted, requests for access to the ICIJ dossier were sent by government agencies from Germany, Greece, South Korea, Canada and the United States. The organization refused. ICIJ’s longstanding policy is not to transmit such data to government agencies. “ICIJ is not a law enforcement unit or government agent. We are an independent organization, ”Ryle said.
In early April, ICIJ representatives announced that they managed to obtain from anonymous 2,5 sources a million secret files (about 260 gigabytes of data), which contain information about 120 thousands of offshore companies and 130 thousands of entrepreneurs or their representatives from 170 countries of the world. Several Russians got into the list - the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov and two top managers of Gazprom. The list also includes members of the family of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, representatives of the French authorities and a number of other political and public figures from different countries of the world. The first part of the documents that ICIJ has at its disposal was made public on April 4. The next publication is scheduled for April 15. ICIJ plans to open the dossier gradually, over the 2013 year.
Multi-Prokopovich. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Petr Prokopovich was appointed chairman of the next commission. This time, as BelTA informs, he headed the interdepartmental commission for the development of the country's financial market. As the Charter 97 calculated, in the list of Prokopovich’s posts, the post of head of the commission was already the fifteenth, reports "Lenta.ru".
While holding the position of deputy prime minister, he is also a government representative at meetings of the National Bank, he leads the Council for the Development of Entrepreneurship, the interdepartmental council for state statistics and the commission for state regulation of pricing. In addition, this person heads the international technical cooperation commission, is a member of the government’s monetary and credit committee, leads the group to prepare proposals for simplifying the tax system, is the deputy head of the exchange trading coordinating council and the chairman of the coordination council on bringing Belarus closer to international financial standards. reporting. Finally, he is also the deputy chairman of the attestation commission under the government, the head of the interdepartmental commission for coordinating the work of republican authorities, as well as the representative of the state in BPS-Sberbank OJSC and the head of the Belarusian Rowing Sports Association.
In 2006, Comrade Prokopovich was awarded the title of Hero of Belarus for “exceptional services in the socio-economic development of the country.”
“The battle did not last long: timid Georgians fled!” Over two hundred conscript soldiers left the location of a military unit in eastern Georgia without permission. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Georgia Online. One deserter explained the general step of not wanting to follow the order of the commander ... to clean the latrines.
This soldier said in an interview with Rustavi 2 TV channel: “We, the soldiers, are there to learn the art of war, and not to scrub toilets. If it is priority for them to scrub toilets, for us it was unacceptable and we left. ”
According to the Georgian media, the soldiers left the Paldo field camp, covered the distance of 15 kilometers on foot, and then returned home using various means. They left weapons in parts.
Colonel Irakli Dzneladze, head of the joint headquarters of the Georgian armed forces, confirmed to journalists that the servicemen had left the unit without permission. At the same time, Dzneladze stressed that the order given to the soldiers was in accordance with the established schedule and was not aimed at degrading their dignity. “Whoever does not fulfill his duties will not be a soldier,” the colonel emphasized. - The internal routine includes cleaning the barracks and that's it. ”
Latvians left to exist thirty years. And maybe ten. Lawyer Andris Grutups, whose opinion is transmitted by Apollo.lv, believes that the Latvian nation may disappear in 30 years. “If you look at the number of people leaving the country, it is not difficult to calculate how many people will remain here by the 2042 year. Incomplete 30 years - and everything, the nation will not be ", - quotes his words "Lenta.ru".
What contributes to the disappearance of the Latvian nation?
According to DELFI, the lawyer stated that the idea of a liberal economy realized in the 1990s crashed in Latvia. Here and the closure of factories left over from Soviet times, and the hopes of Latvians that they will live "at the expense of agriculture, transport and banks." Then the lawyer complained about the absence of a national ideology in the country, noting at the same time that now in Latvia a lot of traitors have accumulated who would welcome "strangers Tanks».
The lawyer is not alone in his fears. The fact that the existence of Latvia was under threat, said the President of the Republic Andris Berzins earlier, reminds Lenta. The reason for this, along with a reduction in the population, he called the inefficiency of the state apparatus. "We have created an expensive and inefficient state administration, unnecessary to our small state," he stated in an interview with Telegraph. - You can not manage a country with a population of 2 million as well as with a population of 40 — 50 million. This is stupid. If you continue this way, it will not take ten years for us to disappear. ”
Thus, we note that if a lawyer gives Latvians another thirty years, the president is inclined to reduce this period to ten.
In the period from 2000 to 2010, the population of Latvia, according to the Central Statistical Bureau, decreased by 13 percent (a decrease of 307 thousand people). This was mainly caused by emigration.
North Korean recommendations for diplomats. As the "Day X" with reference to Euronews, from 10 April, the security of the personnel of the foreign embassies of the DPRK cannot be ensured. Diplomats of all countries were asked to evacuate.
DPRK authorities said earlier that a real conflict was inevitable. The reason for it was the "enemy" teachings of the United States and South Korea, as well as sanctions against Pyongyang.
Representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed the hope that none of the parties will not start hostilities. At Smolensk Square, at the same time, they stressed that the priority in this situation is the safety of Russian citizens. “We are now studying the situation with all the developments. Unfortunately, she is going in the wrong direction. This is a concern. The task of ensuring the safety of our citizens comes to the forefront, ”said Interfax source in the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov explained that before deciding on the proposal of the DPRK to evacuate the Russian diplomatic mission, it is necessary to clarify the details. “The proposal was sent to those embassies in Pyongyang, and we are now trying to clarify this situation. We asked a few questions that in this case it was necessary to ask our North Korean neighbors, and we are in close contact with our Chinese partners, as well as with the Americans and South Koreans, and with the Japanese, in general, with participants in the six-party talks, "said Lavrov told reporters in Tashkent on Friday. He stressed that the DPRK did not decide on the evacuation of diplomats, but made only such a proposal.
New nuclear test and rocket launch? In the DPRK, they are preparing for the fourth underground nuclear test at the site of Punge-ni. This was reported by the newspaper "Chunan Ilbo", transmit "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
And the National Security Administration under the President of the Republic of Korea announced that in the middle of this week the DPRK could launch a medium-range missile. “We noted the increased activity of labor and vehicles near the southern tunnel at the Punge-Ny range, where North Koreans continue to maintain facilities in working condition. Since this activity is similar to the one that was carried out before the third test, we carefully observe this test site, ”said the official representative of the South Korean authorities.
“In addition, we received information that Pyongyang will soon conduct a new nuclear test. Now we are analyzing the situation in order to establish whether this is really the case or is it just a means of exerting pressure on Seoul and Washington, ”ITAR-TASS explained there.
As for the launch of the rocket, we are talking about a medium-range system capable of flying up to 3 thousands of kilometers. The North Koreans transferred a mobile launcher with a rocket into the area of the city of Wonsan on the east coast, which they can launch at any time. Earlier, the launch date was announced: 15 April.
McCain believes that the Chinese are not sufficiently restraining the North Koreans. US Senator John McCain spoke on CBS with criticism of China. He said that the PRC is not coping with the situation around North Korea, although it has various levers of influence on the DPRK, reports RIA News".
Earlier, RIA Novosti reminds, the White House called on China and Russia to take a more active part in deterring the DPRK. “It's no secret that China has a potential impact on North Korea,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney earlier this week.
McCain said yesterday in a speech at CBS that “China’s policy was a disappointment,” adding that, having the opportunity to “paralyze the economy” of the DPRK, China is not coping with the containment of North Korea in a “catastrophic situation.” Regarding Kim Jong-un, the senator said: “I don’t know what games this young man plays, but definitely, he is balancing on the brink of war.” “More than once wars started because of accidents,” Mr. McCain noted.
Cruises to the disputed islands. By early May, Beijing will allow tourists to visit the islands in the South China Sea, which are the subject of a territorial dispute between the PRC, Vietnam and Taiwan. As reported by the Xinhua news agency, this was stated in the administration of the province of Hainan, to the jurisdiction of which mainland China refers Xisha Island, they are also the Paracel Islands, reports "Lenta.ru".
According to Tan Li, deputy head of the Hinan government, detailed information about the tours to the controversial archipelago will be published later. At the same time, it is known that a cruise ship with a displacement of 47 thousand tons, containing 1965 passengers, has already been prepared for sailing to Yongxing Island, whose area is slightly more than two square kilometers.
In Yongxing, which is also known as Woody and Fulam, the Chinese authorities in July 2012 founded the city of Sansha. It was announced that the new city already had municipal authorities, a garrison, a post office, a bank, a supermarket, a hospital, and an airport. On the island, however, there are no sources of fresh water, and everything necessary for life is delivered there from the continent. Hotel on Yongxing is one, there are only 56 rooms in it.
Bird flu in China. The number of confirmed cases of infection with the new HIV virus HNXX-En7 (H9N7) in China has reached 9. Of the cases, six have already died, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Andrei Kirillov with reference to the Chinese media.
In the province of Anhui, another diseased patient was identified yesterday - an 55-year-old man engaged in the trade in live poultry. He was taken to the hospital of the city of Bozhou. Two new cases were reported by the Shanghai authorities. In Shanghai, 98 killed thousands of live chickens, poultry trade in the city is prohibited.
According to experts of the Ministry of Agriculture of China, a new strain of the flu could bring migratory birds to China. But the Chief Veterinary Inspector of the Ministry, Yu Kangzhen, said that the source of the disease "is still unknown," as is the method of transmission.
Cossacks in Australia. The leadership of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Military Society (SCWS), at the request of the descendants of the Cossacks who migrated to Australia after the 1917 revolution of the year, created a section of the SCWS and four villages in Victoria and Tasmania in this country RIA News" Representative of the Australian Embassy of the Society.
“The growing number of Cossacks in Australia has led to the need to transform the Australian village into a department and organize Cossack villages in other cities. Australian department chieftain Simeon Boykov petitioned Sergei Bobrov, chieftain of ZKVO, to organize Melbourne, Dandenong, Geelong and Tasmanian Cossack villages. The petition is satisfied, ”said the agency interlocutor. Bobrov also appointed atamans of the new villages.
“Now the documents are being prepared for the inclusion of the villages in the Australian department of the South Caucasus Military District. Before 3 June, they should organize a circle of their villages for the election of ataman, deputy ataman, board and other elected bodies, as well as approve the statute of the village, ”said a representative of the department.
RIA "Novosti" reminds that the Australian stanitsa ZKVO was established in June 2012 near Sydney, in the city of Cabramatta - in the form of a historical and cultural society. At the same time, some descendants of immigrants from Russia expressed a desire to move to the Trans-Baikal Territory. The diaspora at the time of the creation of the village consisted of 152 people.
Those who do not vote for Maduro will be cursed. Acting President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro threatened with an ancient curse to those voters who did not vote for him in the extraordinary presidential elections, reports "Voice of Russia" with links to ITAR-TASS and RIA Novosti.
Comrade Maduro compared his opponent Enrique Capriles with the Spanish conquistadors, who in the 15th and 16th centuries. conquered the territory of Central and South America. Speaking at a rally in the state of amazonas bordering on Brazil, and. about. the president said that "if someone votes against Nicolas Maduro, he will vote against himself, and the curse of Marakapana will fall on him." He was referring to the battle in the area of Marakapana, which staged the Spanish conquerors in the XVI century. Then many Indigenous Indians died. “If the bourgeoisie wins, they will start privatizing health care and education, they will take the land from the Indians,” and the curse will fall on those who voted for Capriles, Maduro said.
The main opposition man answered and. about. the president. According to him, Maduro’s victory in the elections will be a real curse. "Anyone who threatens people who tells them about the curse has no right to rule this country," said the leader of the opposition forces at a demonstration in the state of Tachira.
Frozen presidential salary. Two years without a salary increase: the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, handed over such a verdict to himself and his closest associates, having signed a decree on freezing the salaries of the top state officials, correspondent RIA "News" Dmitry Znamensky.
As Latin American media reported yesterday, the “freeze” also applies to the salaries of the vice president and ministers. “Let's convince with a concrete example,” said Correa. This measure is aimed at reducing the cost of maintaining the head of state and the executive branch as a whole. “I think the ministers will go on a hunger strike,” comrade Correa joked.
Now the president of Ecuador receives less than 7 thousand dollars a month. By law, his salary cannot exceed more than 25 times the minimum wage in the country.
Americans and South Koreans cancel everything. The Pentagon decided to postpone the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile tests scheduled for the first decade of April. The reason was the situation with North Korea. About this "Associated Press" on condition of anonymity, said a senior US defense official, reports "Lenta.ru".
According to the agency interlocutor, Chuck Hagel ordered to postpone the missile tests because of existing fears that the launch could be misunderstood and entail further aggravation of the situation with the DPRK.
The Minuteman-3 missile was to be launched from the US Air Force base in the state of California. Whether a new test date is scheduled is not reported.
In addition, the United States and the Republic of Korea canceled the annual meeting of military commanders in Washington. As the representative of the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff reported to France-Presse, the decision was taken on the initiative of Seoul. South Korea fears that in the absence of the chairman of the DPRK committee may arrange a military provocation, reports "Lenta.ru".
The meeting of General Chun Seung Cho, who is the highest-ranking military officer in South Korea, and his American counterpart General Martin Dempsey was to be held in the US capital 16 April. It was assumed that at the meeting the Allies would discuss a single course on Pyongyang and other strategic issues.
We strike list on the list. The open part of the so-called “Magnitsky list” will contain no more than 15 names of Russian officials, and the Russian Federation, in turn, promises to make a response list equal to the number of American names, writes RIA News" with reference to the newspaper "Kommersant".
On Thursday last week, it became known that Congressman James McGovern, one of the initiators of the Magnitsky Law, handed over to the US President’s administration an expanded version of the black list, including Russian officials ’280 names.
“Interlocutors of“ Kommersant ”in Congress express concern that in the final version of the list no more than 15 names will be mentioned, and the White House’s role will be limited to finding their financial assets and imposing a ban on entry to the United States,” the newspaper writes. At the same time, according to "Kommersant", there will be a closed part of the list.
In response, Russia is going to publish its list. An unnamed source in Russian diplomatic circles told the newspaper that it would include as many names as there would be on the Magnitsky list.
American news from WikiLeaks. Today, the site WikiLeaks has published 1,7 million documents of the US diplomatic service and intelligence for 1973-1976 years. This is stated on the website of Julian Assange. According to him, the documents shed light "on a whole range of" US actions that influenced world politics and history. Many of the documents were written personally by Henry Kissinger, who served as US Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977, or addressed to him, reports RIA News".
This database on the site "WikiLeaks" was called the "US Public Library of Diplomacy" (PlusD). Most of the documents are marked: “Not for distribution” (No distribution). Some documents initially had secret status. There are telegrams, intelligence reports, congressional correspondence, and a number of other documents declassified by the US authorities. Historians and analysts read - do not reread.
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