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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…