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MSF warns that the situation of refugees in Lesbos is approaching a "point of no return"

Published 05/04/2018 21:54:59 CET MADRID, 4 May. (EUROPA PRESS) - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has denounced on Friday that the situation in the camps for refugees from Lesbos is reaching a "point of no return" because of the policy of the Government of Alexis Tsipras to retain asylum seekers in the islands " all coast "in" precarious "conditions, for what has demanded its immediate transfer to the continent. "The situation in Lesbos is reaching, once again, the point of no return," the NGO said in a statement. "Thousands of men, women and children live in precarious conditions" and "about 500 people arrive every week" to the Greek island, aggravating the problem of overcrowding and lack of access to basic services. As an example, it has pointed to the Moria field, which currently houses more than 7,000 people, despite its maximum capacity of 2,500. "The living conditions" there are "a high risk to the he…

More than 400 injured by real fire and gas inhalation during protests in Gaza

Updated 05/04/2018 22:33:30 CET At least 430 Palestinians have been wounded this Friday as a result of Israeli forces shooting and tear gas inhalation during the new protests in the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian sources. A total of 69 Palestinians have been shot and wounded, while the rest have been treated for respiratory poisoning, as reported by the Palestinian news agency WAFA. Local sources have detailed that among the wounded are three journalists, identified as Abdulrahman al Jatib - affected by gas inhalation -, Sulaiman Abu Zarifa - reached in one foot by a tear gas canister - and Hamza Shami - reached by one of those boats on one shoulder-- The Gazací Health Ministry has estimated at 45 Palestinians killed since the start of the protests on March 30, including journalists Yaser Murtaja and Ahmed Abu Husein, both shot by the Israeli forces. For its part, the Israeli Army has confirmed through its account on the social network Twitter the downing of two unmanned de…

A lawyer of Trump emphasizes that the payment to Stormy Daniels did not violate the laws of electoral campaign

Published 05/04/2018 22:24:12 CET MADRID, 4 May. (EUROPA PRESS) - Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York and attorney for US President Donald Trump, said on Friday that the payment of $ 130,000 to the porn act Stephanie Clifford in exchange for a confidentiality pledge did not violate election campaign laws. "The payment was made to resolve a personal and false accusation with the aim of protecting the president's family," the Washington Post newspaper reported in a statement. Thus, he stressed that "it would have been done in any other case, whether candidate or not." Giuliani revealed on Wednesday that the president paid his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, $ 130,000 that was used to make a transfer to the actress, known as Stormy Daniels. Clifford says he had a sexual relationship with the tycoon in 2006 and that five years later, after he contacted a revisit to discuss the issue, a man approached her in a parking lot to threaten her. On Thursday, Trum…

The OPCW admits that it can not determine the amount of nerve gas used against the Skripal

Published 05/04/2018 15:07:04 CET MADRID, 4 May. (EUROPA PRESS) - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has stated that, despite the analyzes carried out, it will not be able to "estimate or determine" the amount of nerve agent used against the Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, poisoned at the beginning of March in the English city of Salisbury. The OPCW, which sees "probable" that "milligrams" of gas have been used, has confirmed that the substance that caused the Skripal to fade was of "high purity", as well as "resistant to weather conditions", according to a statement. communication of the organization. London has blamed Moscow for the attack on the ex-spy and her daughter and has identified the substance used as the Soviet-made agent Novichok. The Russian authorities, however, have denied any relationship and have accused the British of using the case for political purposes. Krem…

Refugees turn to old smuggling routes due to the impossibility of crossing the Aegean

Published 05/04/2018 12:01:10 CET GRECOTURCA BORDER, 4 May. (Reuters / EP) - Two years after the sea route between Turkey and the Greek islands was closed, more and more refugees are choosing to re-use an old smugglers' route that traverses the Greco-Turkish border by land. Only in April, at least 2,900 people have arrived in Greece crossing this area and crossing the river Evros that divides both. That figure is equivalent to half of the arrivals that occurred in 2017, according to estimates of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). For the Greek communities that live around the Evros, in the north of the country, it is common to see parents carrying their children and widows following railroads. "You do not send us home, we are fleeing from a war," Maya, a 28-year-old girl from the Syrian city of Aleppo, pleaded. When she spoke with the Reuters team, her father, her sister, her six children and she had been walking for 13 hours. Police and local authoriti…

The OPCW researchers conclude their work in the Syrian town of Duma

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REUTERS / PETER NICHOLLS Updated 05/04/2018 18:17:01 CET The experts of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in charge of investigating the chemical attack perpetrated last April 7 in Duma have already left the Syrian town, terminating their work there, as reported by the agency. "The initial deployment of the Investigation Mission (FFM) to collect facts in Duma has been completed," the OPCW said in a statement in which it expressed its thanks to the experts for "their courage and professionalism". The researchers visited the two sites affected by the attack and collected samples that will be divided in the OPCW laboratory in the Netherlands to be sent to associated laboratories in other countries and each to analyze a sample. The results should be known in three or four weeks, he said. "In the meantime, the FFM will continue its work to gather more information and material," he clarified. In addition, he stressed that &quo…

The evacuation process of militants and their families from a rebel enclave south of Damascus continues

Published 05/04/2018 19:53:29 CET MADRID, 4 May. (EUROPA PRESS) - The process of evacuation of militants and their families from the rebel enclave of Al Hayar al Asuad, located south of the capital, Damascus, has continued this Friday with the departure of fourteen buses from three localities in the area. According to information collected by the Syrian state news agency SANA, buses have left the cities of Babbela, Beit Sahem and Yalda in the direction of Idlib province (northeast), under rebel control. The agency said on Thursday that about 5,000 rebels and their families will leave these locations and be moved to Idlib following the agreement reached on Sunday in this regard. In the area of ​​Al Hayar al Asuad is the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, controlled by the jihadist Islamic State group and home to several thousand civilians. The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Pierre Krahenbuhl, warned last week o…

Abbas asks for forgiveness of the Jews and stresses that the Holocaust was "the most atrocious crime in history"

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REUTERS / MOHAMAD TOROKMAN Updated 05/04/2018 14:01:53 CETThe Israeli Defense Minister rejects the apology and describes Abbas as a "Holocaust denier" JERUSALEM, 4 (EUROPE PRESS) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has apologized to the Jews for his controversial speech on the Holocaust and has stressed that the massive massacre committed by the Nazi regime was "the most atrocious crime in history", after both Israel, like the United States and the EU, reproached him for his statements. Abbas, recently re-elected president of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said on Tuesday that the Jews had suffered massacres "every ten or 15 years" not because of their religion, but because of their "profession", because "usury and banks." "If anyone has been offended by my speech before the Palestinian National Council, especially the Jews, I apologize, I would like to make it clear that I d…

At least 30 Palestinians wounded, 10 shot by Israeli, in today's protests in Gaza, according to doctors

Updated 05/04/2018 20:51:47 CET At least 430 Palestinians have been wounded this Friday as a result of Israeli forces shooting and tear gas inhalation during the new protests in the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian sources. A total of 69 Palestinians have been shot and wounded, while the rest have been treated for respiratory poisoning, as reported by the Palestinian news agency WAFA. Local sources have detailed that among the wounded are three journalists, identified as Abdulrahman al Jatib - affected by gas inhalation -, Sulaiman Abu Zarifa - reached in one foot by a tear gas canister - and Hamza Shami - reached by one of those boats on one shoulder-- The Gazací Health Ministry has estimated at 45 Palestinians killed since the start of the protests on March 30, including journalists Yaser Murtaja and Ahmed Abu Husein, both shot by the Israeli forces. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad al Hussein, accused the Israeli forces on April 30 of using "excess…

Four children killed by a bomb explosion in central Mali

Published 05/04/2018 19:20:27 CET MADRID, 4 May. (EUROPA PRESS) - At least four children died on Wednesday from the explosion of an artisanal bomb in the Malian town of Dia Bozo, located in the center of the country, according to the Army's confirmation on Friday. In a brief statement, he said that a total of five children were injured, four of whom died later. The locality is located between Diafarabé and Tenenkou. For the moment, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The north of Mali is a convulsed region with the presence of French troops since the Tuareg revolt of 2013, which was quickly hijacked by jihadist groups, which provoked the military intervention of Paris in its former colony. The instability has spread in the last months towards the central zone of the country. Several armed groups have executed several attacks in Mali in recent months, one of the most serious being a suicide attack carried out in January 2017 against a Gao military base, in whi…

Trump assures that "he would be delighted" to speak with Mueller if his lawyers did not prevent him

Published 05/04/2018 16:35:24 CET NEW YORK, 4 May. (EUROPA PRESS) - The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has assured this Friday that he would be happy to submit to the questions of the special investigator, Robert Mueller, if his lawyers were not preventing him for lack of guarantees in the conversation. Mueller investigates the relations between Trump and Russia during the presidential elections although his inquiries are understood, in general terms, as an investigation into the hypothetical irregularities that affect Trump's current presidency, given that he has competence to study any illegality that could appear to root of the original case. "I would love to talk to Mueller, there is nothing else I want to do more, but my lawyers are advising me not to do it," Trump said from the White House to give a rally in Dallas, during the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association. "And I would like nothing more, because I have not done anything …

North Korea calls for the opening of a new air route to South Korea

Published 05/04/2018 17:08:10 CET MADRID, 4 May. (EUROPA PRESS) - The North Korean regime has submitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) a proposal for the establishment of a new route between the airports of Pyongyang and Seoul, an idea that for now remains under the "consideration" of the parties The petition has come from the North Korean General Civil Aviation Administration, which has contacted ICAO to try to establish a new route between Pyongyang and Incheon, where the largest airport in South Korea is located, according to a statement sent to Europa Press ICAO has transferred this request to the Office of Civil Aviation of South Korea and has been willing to facilitate talks between the two neighboring countries, which are in the process of political rapprochement after the meeting between its main leaders, Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In. An ICAO delegation, led by the director of the Air Navigation Office, Stephen Creamer, is scheduled to tr…

Trump confirms that there is already a date and place for his meeting with Kim Jong Un

Published 05/04/2018 17:43:30 CET WASHINGTON, May 4 (EUROPA PRESS) - US President Donald Trump has revealed on Friday that there is already a date and place for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and he has been optimistic about a possible imminent release of three US citizens detained in the United States. the Asian country. "The trip is being set, we have a date and we have it, we will announce it soon," Trump said in statements to the media before boarding for Dallas to participate in an act by the National Rifle Association (NRA). Trump has defended the "substantial conversations" held in recent weeks with North Korea, in the framework of which the now Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, made a secret trip to Pyongyang. However, he has made clear that for now he will not give in to the North Korean regime's request to withdraw troops from South Korea, even though he would like to "save money", nor any other co…

UNESCO awards the imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist 'Shawkan' with Guillermo Cano to Press Freedom

Posted 04/23/2018 15:40:38 CET MADRID, 23 Apr (EUROPA PRESS) - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced on Monday that Egyptian photojournalist Mahmud Abu Zeid, better known as 'Shawkan', has been awarded the Guillermo Cano Prize for Press Freedom 2018. 'Shawkan' has been imprisoned in the country since August 14, 2013, when he was arrested while covering the military intervention against the encampment in the Cairo square of Rabaa al Adawiya against the military coup against Mohamed Mursi. The assaults on the encampments resulted in the death of at least 1,150 people, according to data from the NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW), although the government only recognizes around 900. "Through this election we wish to honor their courage, their resistance and their commitment to freedom of expression," said Maria Ressa, president of the award jury, according to a UNESCO statement. The Egyptian Prosecutor's O…

UNHCR criticizes Trinidad and Tobago for the deportation of Venezuelan asylum seekers

Published 04/23/2018 15:53:54 CET MADRID, 23 Apr (EUROPA PRESS) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has denounced on Monday that during the weekend the authorities of Trinidad and Tobago deported 82 Venezuelan immigrants who included asylum seekers and people who also wanted to ask for this status. The Venezuelans were deported on Saturday, despite the fact that UNHCR had requested access to the affected people. The UN agency has stressed that the forced return of people who had initiated or expressed their intention to initiate an asylum application process "is a violation of International Law." It is a matter of "great concern," said Volker Turk of UNHCR. "We are in contact with the authorities" to "clarify the legal process that has led to deportation" in order to verify that Trinidad and Tobago continues to meet its "international obligations," he said. In this regard, UNHCR has recalled that Trinidad a…

Tsipras rejects the exchange of prisoners and warns Turkey that it is there; losing its European "orientation"

Posted 04/23/2018 15:19:56 CET ATHENS, 23 Apr (Reuters / EP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has rejected Turkey's offer to exchange eight Turkish military for two Greeks and has warned that the neighboring country risks losing its European "orientation", despite remaining on paper candidate for EU membership. The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, suggested in a recent televised interview the possibility of handing over two Greek soldiers intercepted after crossing the border in exchange for the extradition of eight Turkish soldiers who deserted after the coup attempt of July 2016. Tsipras underlined on Monday, in a meeting with deputies of his party (SYRIZA), that his government will not negotiate an agreement of this type. "We reject, in the most categorical way possible, the unacceptable conditions," the Greek prime minister has ruled, although he has thanked Erdogan for his interest in maintaining relations. Tsipras has also taken advant…

Trump denounces the "obstruction" of democracy to "hundreds" of appointments hours before the vote on Pompeo

Published 04/23/2018 15:36:35 CET WASHINGTON, 23 Apr (EUROPA PRESS) - US President Donald Trump has accused the Democratic Party of "obstructing" the appointment of "hundreds of good people" to key posts, within hours of the Senate ruling on CIA chief Mike Pompeo. proposed as future Secretary of State to replace Rex Tillerson. "I find it hard to believe that the obstructionists can vote against Mike Pompeo as secretary of state," Trump warned, in a message on Twitter in which he denounced "hundreds" of blockades, including that of the ambassador candidate in Germany. "They are squeezing the time of approval process for all, never before had happened, we need more Republicans!" He has claimed, in an apparent message facing the upcoming parliamentary elections, scheduled for the month of November. Pompeo runs the risk of being the first candidate for Secretary of State whose appointment goes ahead without the previous approval of th…

Sarin, mustard or chlorine gas: are chemical weapons disappearing?

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FABIAN BIMMER / REUTERS Updated 04/23/2018 13:12:38 CET MADRID, 23 Apr (EDIZIONS) - Sarin or mustard gas are some of the chemical weapons that have been used in recent years in the Syrian war by the Syrian Army against the rebel-controlled cities. According to the Syrian rebels, the latest attack would have occurred on April 7 in the town of Duma, near the Syrian capital, Damascus. This chemical attack, which still has to be investigated by the competent authorities, puts the spotlight on chemical weapons , included in the group known as 'weapons of mass destruction', together with nuclear and biological weapons. Although the history of chemical weapons dates back to antiquity, it was in World War I that such large-scale weapons were used. It was in the Second Battle of Ypres (Belgium), on April 22, 1915, in which the Germans used chlorine to attack the troops of France, Canada and Algeria . In the opinion of the expert of the International Committee of the Red Cross (IC…

The G7 countries urge Russia to contribute to the resolution of the Syrian crisis

Published 04/23/2018 16:06:53 CET TORONTO, 23 Apr (Reuters / EP) - The foreign ministers of the G7, which brings together seven of the world's largest economies, are planning to formally urge Russia to contribute to the resolution of the crisis in Syria, a country in which Moscow is directly involved to support the Bashar regime Assad The German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, has advanced that at the end of the two-day summit in Toronto, the seven governments will subscribe that "there is no political solution in Syria without Russia," which means that "Russia has to assume also his part ". Maas, who has spoken on the margins of the meeting, has also advanced part of the agenda that the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, will take to Washington. In this regard, he said that both Merkel and the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, will ask Trump not to break the nuclear agreement with Iran. "We believe that it is extremely important to comply with this …

Israeli forces bomb Syrian territory after the fall of a projectile in the Golan Heights

Published 04/23/2018 16:29:45 CET MADRID, 23 Apr (EUROPA PRESS) - The Israeli Armed Forces have bombed Syrian territory in response to the fall of a mortar shell in the vicinity of the fence that divides the Golan Heights, despite the fact that it is an accidental and unintentional incident. The Israeli army has confirmed in a brief statement the launching of "a piece of artillery" against the area of ​​Syria from which the projectile had allegedly been fired. For Israel, the regime of Bashar al Assad is "responsible" for this type of incident. In this regard, he warned that "will not tolerate any attempt to violate Israeli sovereignty or endanger civilians," according to the note released on Twitter. Such incidents are relatively frequent since the conflict in Syria began, although the Israeli authorities have admitted in most cases that these are not intentional attacks. The greatest moments of tension between the two neighboring countries were ex…

Belgian Justice convicts Abdeslam to 20 years in prison for attempted murder

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REUTERS / STRINGER. - Archive Updated 04/23/2018 11:57:38 CETBRUSSELS, 23 (EUROPE PRESS) The correctional court of Brussels has condemned Salah Abdeslam, the only terrorist alive of the attacks of November 2015 in Paris, to 20 years in prison for attempted murder in a shootout against the police days before the March 22 attacks. 2016 in the Belgian capital, as reported by several Belgian media. He has also been sentenced to 20 years in prison his accomplice Sofien Ayari. Both, in addition, must pay compensation of 12,000 euros each. Neither Abdeslam nor Ayari went to the verdict on Monday The shooting took place on March 15, 2016 in the Brussels neighborhood of Forest to escape an operation carried out jointly by the Belgian and French Police. Three officers were injured and a 35-year-old Algerian jihadist was killed. Abdeslam and Ayari managed to escape, but were finally arrested three days later. On March 22 the jihadist cell installed in Brussels and linked to the Paris attack…

The OAS condemns the wave of violence in Nicaragua and urges dialogue to prevent further deaths

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391550.1.644.368.20180423023508 Updated 04/23/2018 11:22:57 CETThe president of Nicaragua announces the withdrawal of the Social Security reform that has provoked the protestsThe Government of Costa Rica calls for calm and dialogue to end the clashes in NicaraguaMADRID, 23 Apr (EUROPA PRESS) - The Organization of American States (OAS) has condemned on Sunday the recent wave of violence in Nicaragua as part of a series of demonstrations against the government and has urged the parties to dialogue to prevent further deaths. "We urge the early cessation of the violence that has caused these deaths, as well as a significant number of people injured," the organization said in a statement. " The violent confrontation has never been a political solution , so we advocate the opening of spaces for participation that repair the coexistence between the parties," the OAS highlighted. In this sense, the organization has insisted that "the Nicaraguan people do not want …

Armenian Prime Minister announces his resignation after protests against him

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REUTERS / DENIS BALIBOUSE Updated 04/23/2018 14:54:33 CET Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has announced his resignation on Monday after several days of protests against him, in a statement in which he stressed that "the movement in the streets goes against his mandate" and that in this way "meets with the demands. " In a statement issued by his office, he said that opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan, who has called the protests, "was right." "I was wrong," he acknowledged. "The situation has several solutions, but I will not adopt any of them, it's not my job, I leave the office of the country's leader, prime minister," he said. Thus, he has addressed "all those who have gone out into the streets day and night with the calls 'Reject Serzh' and those who have come to their offices with difficulty and have carried out their work without complaint." Sargsyan has riveted his statement advocating "peac…

London threatens Facebook and Google with new regulations if they do not take measures to protect minors

Published 04/22/2018 13:32:48 CET LONDON, Apr. 22 (EUROPA PRESS) - The British Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt, has warned on Sunday the main giants of digital communication, including Facebook and Google, with the possibility of imposing new control regulations if they do not intensify their measures for the protection of minors. "These groups are turning a blind eye" to the effect that social networks have on the welfare of children, according to the minister in an open letter published this Sunday in the Sunday newspaper of 'The Times'. Hunt has given a month to these companies (along with the aforementioned, Twitter or Snapchat) to apply new control measures, but has not specified what kind of regulation would impose. "I am worried that you, as companies, seem to be satisfied with a situation in which thousands of users violate their own terms and conditions of the minimum user age," in the minister's words. "I am afraid that they are turnin…

The authorities reopen Mount Saint-Michel, evacuated by threats of an individual still on the run

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ACTION IMAGES / REUTERS / AI PROJECT Updated 04/22/2018 16:21:32 CET The French Police has reopened the historic town of Mont Saint-Michel, in Normandy, after the forced evacuation by threats against the Police issued by an individual not yet identified and who continues to flee. "We are almost certain that the suspect is no longer in the bush," said the prefect of the English Channel, Jean-Marc Sabathé, in comments to the national media. It is believed that the individual would have taken advantage of the low tide to facilitate their departure from a mountain known in its time for its inaccessibility during high tide. "We have searched everywhere, for all the houses, we are going to expand the investigation and continue studying the video surveillance cameras", added Sabathé. The Prefecture of La Mancha has confirmed on Twitter the imminent reopening of the place. The incident began at 07.45 in the morning, when a tour guide warned the Gendarmerie that a man…

Four killed by gunshots of naked man attacked restaurant in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE POLICE Updated 04/22/2018 21:07:56 CET At least four people have been killed and seven others injured by gunfire last night by a man wearing only a jacket and armed with a rifle at a fast food restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, according to the latest official report. The incident occurred specifically at the Waffle House, a 24-hour food establishment in Murfreesboro Pike, at 03.25 in the morning (local time, 10.42 in Spain). The attacker got out of a car and started firing from the parking lot without a word. He injured two men and broke the glass in front of the restaurant with the shots. Then he entered and continued firing, the police informed. One of the diners, James Shaw Jr., managed to remove the gun and the attacker fled after shedding his jacket, according to local newspaper 'The Tennessean'. Police have pointed out that if it were not for Shaw's intervention, the number of victims could have been much higher. "I saw an opportunity and I took…

Donald Trump estimates that "only time will tell" if the crisis with North Korea is resolved

Posted 04/22/2018 15:18:21 CET NEW YORK, Apr. 22 (EUROPA PRESS) - US President Donald Trump has indicated that "there is still much left" for the international crisis over North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program to be resolved and that "only time will tell if things are fixed." "There is still a lot to come to a conclusion about North Korea, only time will tell if things are fixed or maybe not, but I'm doing what should have happened a long time ago!" He has tweeted. Trump has also ensured that "nothing has been sacrificed" by the United States when negotiating with Pyongyang the cessation of both programs - officially suspended from early Friday to Saturday by order of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un - -. "They have agreed to denuclearization (great for the World), close their facilities and end their tests!", Has boasted. On the other hand, the White House environment believes that the announceme…

The conservative Abdo heads the count in the presidential elections of Paraguay

Published 04/22/2018 23:54:18 CET ASSUMPTION, Apr. 22 (EUROPA PRESS) - The presidential candidate of the conservative Colorado Party, Mario Abdo, heads with 48.15 percent the recount in the elections held on Sunday in Paraguay. Behind is the Winning Alliance candidate, Efraín Alegre, who obtains 41.75 percent of the votes, according to partial official data from the Paraguayan Superior Court of Electoral Justice (TSJE) corresponding to 26.62 percent of the vote count. The polling stations for the general elections in Paraguay have closed at 4:00 p.m. (22.00, Spanish peninsular time) after nine hours in which an estimated participation of 64 percent has been recorded. In total, ten candidates compete for the Presidency but the only ones with real options are Benítez, from the ruling Colorado Party, and Efraín Alegre, from the leftist alliance Ganar. The surveys indicated Benítez as a clear winner with more than 20 points of advantage over Alegre, which would mean the continuity of…

Andrea Nahles, first president of the history of the German Social Democratic Party

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TOBIAS SCHWARZ / REUTERS - Archive Updated 04/22/2018 14:50:46 CET Andrea Nahles was elected on Sunday as the first president of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in 155 years of political education history. Nahles, leader of the parliamentary bloc of the formation, has been elected with 66.35 percent of the votes, according to the result of the extraordinary congress of the SPD held today in Berlin. The elected, who was also the head of the Social Democratic Youth and secretary general of the SPD, started as a favorite with the support of the party's executive. Some 600 delegates and the 45 members of the Executive have departed in a vote with very high expectations due to the imperative need of the SPD to recover the popularity and tranquility lost since the general elections, in which it obtained 20.5 percent, the worst result since the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949. The comings and goings of the party that then announced that it was going…

Six dead in a new attack on a voter registration center in Afghanistan

Published 04/22/2018 13:06:57 CET MADRID, Apr. 22 (EUROPA PRESS) - At least six people have been killed and five more wounded in an attack on Sunday at a voter registration center in Baghlan province, north of Kabul, according to Afghan television Tolo News, citing official sources. The six deceased belonged to the same family, including women and children, according to the sources, who have specified that the attack was perpetrated in the city of Pul e Jumri. The family was traveling in a vehicle next to the voting center when the explosion occurred. This would be the fifth attack against the elections since last Tuesday. This morning 31 people have been killed and 50 have been wounded in an attack in Kabul claimed by the Islamic State. On Friday, unidentified gunmen killed a police officer at a voter registration center in Qala e Naw, Badghis province, and on Thursday two more policemen died in a new attack on a Jalalabad registration center. On Tuesday, armed individuals abdu…

The latest assessment of the attack in Kabul figures the dead at 52 and keeps the wounded at 112

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391495.1.644.368.20180422082213 Updated 04/22/2018 15:38:24 CET The death toll for the attack perpetrated this Sunday in a center of registration and electoral identification of Kabul is 52, according to the latest estimates of the Ministry of Health to the Afghan chain Tolo News, while the wounded remain at 112 of the last balance , according to spokesman Wahid Majroh. The registration center was located in the district of Dasht e Barchi, in the west of the capital, and the place of residence of many members of the minority Shiite community of Hazara, a constant target of attacks claimed by the Islamic State - Khorasan, the section Afghans of the terrorist organization. The terrorist group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack through one of the organization's usual channels, its Amaq news agency. Although the elections are held in October, the Afghan authorities have decided to advance voter registration for several months given the conflictive security si…

Reporter dies in Nicaragua while retransmitting the protests

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REUTERS / OSWALDO RIVAS Updated 04/22/2018 14:48:46 CET MADRID, Apr. 22 (EUROPA PRESS) - The journalist Angel Gahona, who worked for the Nicaraguan newspaper 'El Meridiano', died on Sunday when he was shot while he was making a live broadcast on Facebook of the protests in the municipality of Bluefileds, a demonstration that lasted for the fourth consecutive day. in the country and that have killed at least seven people. As reported by the newspaper 'La Prensa', Gahona was broadcasting the demonstrations live through Facebook in the coastal town. The video that was recording continues circulating on social networks. In it you can see how Gahona was showing the damage caused by the protesters in the building of the Mayor's Office. Then a shot is heard and the camera falls to the ground. According to the Red Cross, at least five people have lost their lives in the protests that have taken place in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, and another has died in the muni…

The president of Nicaragua announces the withdrawal of the Social Security reform that has provoked the protests

Updated 04/22/2018 23:46:14 CET The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, has announced the withdrawal of the Social Security reform that has provoked the protests that since Tuesday have claimed at least the lives of seven people. Other sources raise more than 20 deaths. "In order to facilitate dialogue (...) this resolution revokes the previous resolution, of April 17, which was the resolution that served as a trigger to start this whole situation of protest," Ortega explained, citing a resolution of the Directive Council of the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) during a speech broadcast by the Nicaraguan public media. Thus, Ortega has announced the annulment of resolution 1317 of the INSS and has invited Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, archbishop of Managua, and the bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua to participate in the negotiations. "We want to restore order, we can not allow chaos and looting to be imposed here," said Ortega, who has …

Russia calls on the US and South Korea to take "reccos" steps after the announcement of North Korea

Published 04/21/2018 14:01:43 CET MOSCOW, Apr. 21 (EUROPA PRESS) - The Russian government has expressed satisfaction with North Korea's announcement to suspend its nuclear and ballistic tests and has called on the United States and South Korea to adopt "reciprocal" measures. "We welcome the statement of the chairman of the Labor Party of Korea, Kim Jong Un, approved on April 20 by a decree of the plenary of the Central Committee of the Labor Party, that North Korea renounces nuclear tests and missiles from from April 21, "the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement picked up by the Sputnik news agency. Moscow emphasizes that this decision "represents an important step towards further détente on the Korean peninsula that will serve to consolidate the normalization trend in Northeast Asia." Thus, he urges the United States and South Korea to "act with reciprocity to diminish military activities in the region and reach mutually …

At least three dead by a powerful gas explosion in a hospital in Concepción (Chile)

Updated 04/21/2018 19:53:46 CET MADRID, 21 Apr (EUROPA PRESS) - At least three people have died as a result of a powerful gas explosion recorded this Saturday at the German Sanatorium in the Chilean city of Concepción (in the center south of the country), according to police sources confirmed to the Chilean radio station Radio Biobio. The general of the Eighth Carabineros Zone, Rodrigo Medina, explained that two of the fatalities were employees of an external company that were working at the time of the detonation. The third deceased was inside the building, but more details are unknown. The detonation destroyed a large part of the hospital and forced the evacuation of all patients except those who were in full operation.

Shot dead by a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen

Updated 04/21/2018 18:42:26 CET MADRID, 21 Apr (EUROPA PRESS) - A delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen has been shot dead in Yemen this morning in circumstances still under investigation, the ICRC has reported on its Twitter account, although local media point, citing sources, to militias related to Arabia. Saudi, ally of the Yemeni Government in its fight against the Houthi rebels. The deceased, identified as Hanna Lahud and of Lebanese nationality, has died in the province of Taiz. "We are in mourning for one of our colleagues, who has been shot dead in Yemen this morning, we are trying to find out more about this tragic incident," the ICRC informed. According to local sources at the Yemen Press Agency, those responsible for the death of Lahud were "militias belonging to the Saudi coalition", which opened fire on the aid worker in the town of Dubab. The death of Lahud has also been verified by the regional director of the ICRC f…

Turkey reports 37 dead in anti-terrorist operations in the last week

Posted 04/21/2018 15:44:36 CET ISTANBUL, 21 Apr (EUROPA PRESS) - A total of 37 individuals have died in anti-terrorist military operations carried out during the past week, according to a statement from the Turkish Armed Forces Staff posted on Saturday. On the Turkish side, five soldiers have died and nine others are injured. The operations took place between April 14 and 20 in northern Iraq (11 dead) and have also led to the killing of 26 suspects, including two high-ranking officers, in the Turkish provinces of Tunceli, Diyarbakir and Sirnak. , in the southeast of Turkey with a Kurdish majority. In addition, they have seized ammunition, weapons and 41 homemade bombs and have destroyed 33 clandestine stores, according to the Turkish daily 'Daily Sabah'. The military statement also includes the balance of "neutralized terrorists" in Operation Rama de Olivo in the Syrian region of Afrin, occupied militarily by Turkey.

Remember the example and style of "benevolent dictatorship" of Laura Bush at her funeral

Published 04/21/2018 23:20:59 CET HOUSTON (TEXAS), Apr. 21 (Reuters / EP) - The former first lady of the United States Barbara Bush has been remembered this Saturday at his funeral for being a formidable and affectionate figure, for his example and for his style of "benevolent dictatorship". "She was our teacher and example of how to live a life with purpose and meaning," said Jeb Bush, one of his four children, former governor of Florida and presidential candidate in 2016, before the crowd gathered at a church in Houston to say goodbye to Laura Bush. Then Jeb Bush provoked smiles with an allusion to Bush's famous scathing tongue: "She called her style a benevolent dictatorship but honestly, it was not so benevolent." Some 1,500 people, including governors, senators and former presidents of the United States, participated in a televised funeral ceremony to pay tribute to the matriarch of one of the most prominent political dynasties in the countr…

Manifestation in Hungary against the control of the Orbán government over the media

Published 04/21/2018 19:28:41 CET BUDAPEST, Apr. 21 (Reuters / EP) - Some 10,000 protesters have gone to the streets of Budapest on Saturday to protest against the control of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's government over the media. The demonstrators have gathered in front of Parliament's headquarters waving flags of Hungary and the EU. This is the second demonstration against Orbán since the election of the roast April 8, in which his party, Fidesz, achieved an overwhelming majority. Now the protesters are asking the opposition, now fragmented, to join a common front. In a statement published before the demonstration, the organizers have denounced that the public media have become a "propaganda machine" of Orbán. "Our main objective is to dismantle Fidesz's control over public media (...), but opposition parties also have to be involved because they are responsible for the situation we are in," they complain. "Together with them we must fight …

The Indian government approves the death penalty for rapists of children under 12

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UNICEF / UN062002 / VISHWANATHAN / UNICEF / UN062002 Updated 04/21/2014 14:41:54 CET The Indian government has approved this Saturday a criminal amendment to impose the death penalty on those guilty of raping children under 12 years, according to official sources confirmed to the newspaper 'The Hindustan Times'. The decision of the Cabinet of the Union (the council of ministers) is awaiting ratification by the country's president, Ram Nath Kovind, but his signature is expected "within a day or two, at most," according to these sources. At present, the maximum penalty for aggravated sexual assault on minors is life imprisonment. The law came into force in 2012 and applied to sexual crimes against children under 18 years of age. The Indian Penal Code, however, establishes the death penalty for gang rape. This change in legislation takes place after the massive protests over two cases of rape, especially that of a Muslim girl of eight, belonging to the Bakarwal…

Salvini gives the green light to negotiate a government with the M5S without Berlusconi, according to 'La Repubblica'

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REUTERS / ALESSANDRO BIANCHI Updated 04/21/2015 15:30:40 CET ROME, Apr. 21 (EUROPA PRESS) - The extreme right-wing party Liga has already begun to negotiate the formation of a government for Italy with the 5-Star Movement leaving aside its traditional ally, the Forza Italia party of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. "I am willing to continue, even alone," the leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, said, according to La Repubblica, referring to a possible agreement with the M5S that "seems almost done". The "almost" seems to be an important nuance, since the door to an agreement between the right of Salvini and Berlusconi and the center-left of the Democratic Party has not yet been completely closed. According to the Italian newspaper, one of the objectives of the League is to break with Berlusconi so that it is the former prime minister who voluntarily announces the split and until then formally defend the unity of the center-right. This Satu…

The Syrian Army takes a new rebel stronghold near Damascus, according to the country's official television

Published 04/21/2018 9:59:28 CET BEIRUT, Apr. 21 (Reuters / EP) - Syrian state television reported Saturday that the rebels had agreed to deliver the enclave of Qalamun to northeastern Damascus, following a new evacuation agreement with the Syrian government. The insurgent faction has not confirmed this information. To ratify his exit from the zone, it would be an important advance for the Syrian Army, which is trying to regain control of the last rebel enclaves near Damascus, taking advantage of the momentum of the defeat of the insurgency in East Ghuta, the last important bastion of the opposition near the capital. The eastern part of Qalamoun is 40 km from Damascus and includes several cities with an extension of mountainous territory. According to Syrian TV, 3,200 militants and their families are expected to leave the area in preparation to be transported to Idlib and Jarablús, territory controlled by the rebels on the border with Turkey. The television has also reported a po…

The OPCW inspectors already have the samples to verify the alleged chemical attack of Duma, Syria

Published 04/21/2018 17:47:54 CET MADRID, 21 Apr (EUROPA PRESS) - The inspectors of the Research Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) already have in their possession the necessary samples for their analysis and to determine if there was a chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Duma, on the outskirts of Damascus. "The collected samples will be transported to the Laboratory of the OPCW in Rijswijk (The Hague) and from there sent to the laboratories designated by the OPCW to be analyzed", explains the organization itself in an official statement. "Depending on the analysis of the sample and other information and material collected by the team, the mission will prepare a report to be sent to the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention for consideration," he adds. The team of inspectors visited the Duma on Saturday to investigate the alleged chemical weapons attack on April 7, 2018 at the request of the Syrian…

The European Parliament demands greater protection for journalists after the murder of the Slovak Jan Kuciak

Published 04/19/2018 7:52:57 PM CET BRUSSELS, Apr. 19 (EUROPA PRESS) - The European Parliament plenary session on Thursday called for greater protection for European journalists and informers after the murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova, while calling on Bratislava for an "independent and international" investigation of this crime. The European Parliament has condemned the murder of the journalist and his girlfriend in a non-legislative resolution that has been approved with 573 votes in favor, 27 against and 47 abstentions. In it, the MEPs ask the Slovak authorities to "deploy all the necessary resources" to ensure a "thorough, thorough and independent" investigation of the killings, preferably also with the help of Europol. They also demand that they protect investigative journalists from "any form of intimidation, accusations of defamation or attacks aimed at silencing them." In this …

The arrival of the first rains in the Rohingya refugee camps causes floods

Published 04/19/2018 7:02:46 PM CET Save the Children intensifies its response to protect the most vulnerable in the face of the rains MADRID, Apr. 19 (EUROPA PRESS) - The first heavy rains in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, which are home to almost 800,000 people, have caused flooding, according to Save the Children, who has warned that with the imminent arrival of the monsoon the situation will deteriorate further. As reported by the NGO, this Wednesday there were rains followed by a heavy downpour in the framework of the season known as premonzón and prior to the monsoon rains that in Bangladesh are expected to start in late May or early June. "As we feared, these first rains are already causing havoc in the camps, causing flooding of low areas and making access much more difficult." It is alarming how quickly the earth has turned into mud and puddles of size have formed. of children's pools ", underlined Save the Children's communication manag…

The Somali Army launches a new operation against Al Shabaab north of Mogadishu

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Published 04/19/2018 7:45:08 PM CET FEISAL OMAR / REUTERS - Archive MADRID, Apr. 19 (EUROPA PRESS) - The Somali Army has launched a new operation on Thursday against the Islamist militia Al Shabaab in the province of Medio Shabelle, located north of the country's capital, Mogadishu. The authorities have detailed that the operations will be carried out between the towns of Balad and Jowhar in response to the latest attacks by the militia in this area, according to local radio station Radio Shabelle. Somalia faces an increase in the number of attacks by the Islamist militia Al Shabaab - linked to the terrorist organization Al Qaeda - both in the capital and in other areas of the south of the country. In mid-November, Somalia's Prime Minister Hasan Ali Jaire vowed to defeat the Islamist militia and expel it from the areas it controls in the south and center of the country. Just a week before, the Somali information minister, Abdurahman Omar Osman, said that the Islamist mi…