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Apr 23 11:11

Turkey's EU Affairs Minister and Chief Negociator,Volkan Bozkir, speaks during a press conference in Ankara, October 30, 2014Turkish Minister to Attend Liturgy Commemorating Armenian Genocide Victims

Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkir will attend a liturgy at an Armenian church in Istanbul commemorating the victims of the Armenian genocide, the ministry said Thursday.
The liturgy will be served in St. Mary Armenian Church of Istanbul on Friday.
"For the first time in history, this event will be attended by an official representative of the Turkish government — minister Volkan Bozkir," the ministry said in a statement.

Apr 23 11:09

EPP: EU should tell Russia we are ready to go to war

The EPP is the largest political group in the European Parliament, and the party behind the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission. It has the support of some of Europe's most powerful leaders, including Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor.
Freudenstein, who recently co-authored a booklet published by the Martens Centre, The Renaissance of the West, regretted that with all of the awareness of the new Russian threat, Europe's readiness to go to war had not been properly discussed in public.
“That needs to change […] We have to make clear that yes, we are willing to go to war, for what we consider existential principles of Europe’s future,” he said.
Freudenstein further argued that the West should resume its deterrence, adding that the concept included nuclear deterrence.

Apr 23 11:07

Congress just launched its first strike against women and LGBT people under the guise of defending religious liberty -- "employees in the District of Columbia could be fired for using in vitro fertilization to start a family or for becoming pregnant while

The U.S. House of Representatives is working hard to legitimize discrimination against gay and transgender people and women. And it's using religious liberty as its smokescreen.

Apr 23 11:06

EU leaders to declare: 'We cannot take more migrants'

One of the messages the EU heads of state and government are expected to deliver at their extraordinary summit today (23 April) is that the Union cannot absorb any more mass arrivals of migrants, as they risk undermining it economically, and destroying it politically.

Apr 23 11:01

I am a cook in the US Senate but I still need food stamps to feed my children: I work 70 hours a week doing two jobs but cannot make ends meet. Presidential hopefuls must make profitable federal contractors pay living wages

Every day, I serve food to some of the most powerful people on earth, including many of the senators who are running for president: I’m a cook for the federal contractor that runs the US Senate cafeteria. But today, they’ll have to get their meals from someone else’s hands, because I’m on strike.
I am walking off my job because I want the presidential hopefuls to know that I live in poverty. Many senators canvas the country giving speeches about creating “opportunity” for workers and helping our kids achieve the “American dream” – most don’t seem to notice or care that workers in their own building are struggling to survive.

Apr 23 11:00

“Mass surveillance hasn't contributed to preventing terrorist attacks. Instead, resources that might prevent attacks are diverted to mass surveillance, leaving potentially dangerous persons free to act,” PACE warned yesterday.

Europe’s top rights body, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), has crystalized its censure of mass surveillance as a threat to fundamental human rights and to democracy itself by adopting a draft resolution in which it reiterates deep concerns over the practice of intelligence agencies systematically harvesting untargeted communications data, without adequate legal regulation or technical protection.

Apr 23 10:59

ISS performs evasive maneuver to dodge space debris

The engines of the cargo spacecraft Progress M-26M were turned on at 08:22 Moscow time to raise the orbit by 550 metres, Mission Control said.

Russia is going to complement its segment of the station with three new modules: a multi-functional laboratory, a nodal module and research and power supply module - http://tass.ru/en/non-political/791266

Deorbiting and dumping ISS to take one year - http://tass.ru/en/non-political/791245

Apr 23 10:55

Russia delivers humanitarian aid to Donetsk, Luhansk

The Russian Emergencies Ministry's 25th convoy has delivered humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, the ministry's crisis management centre said on Thursday.
More than 120 trucks delivered 1,400 tonnes of humanitarian cargos, including foodstuffs, essentials, medicines, clothes, firefighting equipment and gifts for World War II veterans on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory over Nazi Germany.
Since mid-August 2014, Russia has delivered more than 31,500 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes to Donetsk and Luhansk.

Apr 23 10:50

Hillary Clinton Hires Former Monsanto Lobbyist To Run Her Campaign

Monsanto-linked Jerry Crawford doesn't inspire much hope.

Apr 23 10:38

MH17 flight investigators remove 15 tonnes of debris in eastern Ukraine

About 15 tonnes of wreckage have been removed from the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, the Emergencies Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic said on Thursday.
Specialists from Malaysia and the Netherlands, charged with body part recovery and also leading the probe into the July 17 crash that killed all 298 people on board, on April 16 resumed search for debris and human remains at the crash site, planning to complete their work by April 30.
The debris and remains will be taken to the Netherlands for examination.
"Rescue workers from the city of Torez helped experts to load the plane’s wreckage. About 15 tonnes of fragments of different sizes have been removed from the crash site near the village of Grabovo," the ministry said.

Apr 23 10:36

Some 1,200 people evacuated as Calbuco Volcano erupts in Chile

The Chilean authorities have evacuated about 1,200 people after Volcano Calbuco in southern Chile spew a think plume of ash and smoke, the local mass media said on Wednesday.
Locals are banned to stay within a radius of 20 kilometres around the giant mount. A red alert was declared following the sudden eruption. The government calls on people to stay calm and not yield to panic.
Calbuco, which is considered to be one of the top three most potentially dangerous volcanoes in Chile, last erupted in 1972. Another volcano, Villarica, in southern Chile erupted in early March also forcing the authorities to evacuate people from its vicinity. However its activity soon subsided.

Apr 23 10:34

Russian plane evacuating people from Yemen lands in Moscow

Russian plane evacuating Russian and foreign nationals from Yemen landed at the Chkalovsky airport outside Moscow in the small hours on Thursday.
This is the ninth Russia plane that evacuated people from war-torn Yemen. The Ilyushin Il-62 plane has evacuated 160 people, including citizens of Uzbekistan, Cuba, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.
Earlier on Thursday, another Il-62 plane evacuated 160 people - citizens of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Yemen and the United States.
After medical, passport and customs procedures, these people will be taken by buses to the Russian foreign ministry’s evacuation centre, where they will meet with diplomats from their countries.

Apr 23 10:32

Taco Bell, lobbying to prevent workers from organizing/getting healthcare, give congressional staff 6,000 free tacos

Taco Bell franchise owners are lobbying Congress to help prevent their workers from organizing a union or qualifying for employer-based healthcare. They’re also asking for assistance with real estate tax credits and other issues on their legislative agenda.

Apr 23 10:31

Food workers, janitors walk out on U.S. Senate

About 40 contracted workers from the United States Senate walked off their jobs Wednesday morning and joined more than 1,000 labor activists at a rally calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to require federal contractors to pay their workers more.

Apr 23 10:31

Eurasian Economic Union and Mercosur to sign Memorandum of Cooperation — Putin

EAEU and Mercosur are going to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation; its approval is near completion, President Putin said Thursday at a press-conference after talks with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirshener.
"We value the cooperation between regional integration organizations - the Eurasian Economic Union and the South American Common Market - Mercosur. The approval of the corresponding memorandum is at its final stage," he said.
Putin said that over the past 10 years the volume of bilateral trade between Russia and Argentina grew 3.5 fold, but last year it fell by 10.8%. "We discussed with the President of Argentina the way we could return the trade between on the path of sustainable growth, to increase the counter-flow of investments," Putin said.
Mercosur is a sub-regional bloc, established in 1991, which comprises Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. The EAEU members are currently Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia.

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