US destroyer crosses Taiwan Strait amid tensions with China

Beijing. The U.S. military said Monday that a guided-missile destroyer was making a “routine transit” through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, a step that comes at a time of tension between Washington and Beijing and days after China deployed military maneuvers around the island. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Milius sailed in a corridor outside the territorial waters of any country and in which international law allows freedom of navigation and overflight, according to a statement released today by the Navy’s Seventh Fleet American.


G7 foreign ministers discuss the war in Ukraine and tensions in Asia-Pacific

Karuizawa (Japan). G7 foreign ministers began their second day of meetings in the Japanese town of Karuizawa on Monday, where they will discuss the war in Ukraine and rising tensions in the Asia-Pacific, challenges they aspire to send a message to. of unity. The Group of Seven foreign ministers arrived Monday from 10 a.m. local time (1 a.m. GMT) at the Prince Karuizawa hotel, the venue for their meetings which will continue until Tuesday in this idyllic city located between the mountains of Nagano ( central Japan). ) and known as a vacation destination.


Seoul, Tokyo and Washington organize a new missile defense exercise

seoul. South Korea, Japan and the United States began a new round of missile defense drills on Monday, just four days after North Korea first tested its most sophisticated intercontinental missile to date, in the presence of three destroyers equipped with the Aegis anti-missile system, the South Korean ROKS Yulgok Yi I, the Japanese JS Atago and the American USS Benfold, the South Korean navy said in a statement.


WHO says 83 people have been killed in clashes in Sudan since April 13

Khartoum. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported yesterday Sunday that more than 83 people have died and 1,126 others have been injured in clashes in Sudan since April 13, two days before the start of fighting between the Sudanese army and the powerful paramilitary group Rapid Support. (FAR). “Since April 13, over 83 people have been killed and over 1,126 injured in Khartoum, South Kordofan, North Darfur, Northern State and other areas, and the highest concentration fighting is currently taking place in the city of Khartoum,” the organization added in a statement. The WHO offered these figures which include victims of the “clashes” that took place two days before the start of the rebellion in Sudan, although the UN agency did not provide details on the events in Sudan. during these two days preceding the fighting.


Iran sentences 10 soldiers to prison for downing Ukrainian plane

Tehran. An Iranian court today sentenced 10 soldiers to prison terms ranging from 1 to 13 years for their involvement in the downing of a Ukrainian airliner in January 2020, which killed all 176 people on board. The commander who ordered the demolition of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has been sentenced to three years in prison for the murder of the passengers and an additional 10 years for “ignoring safety protocols”, the Mizan agency reported. of the judiciary. The court found that the commander had shot down the plane out of “ignorance” and “mistake” by taking the Ukrainian flight for a “hostile” element.


Shooting at US birthday party leaves 4 dead, several injured

Washington. At least four people have died and more than a dozen were injured after a shooting at a teenager’s birthday party in Dadeville, Alabama (southeastern United States) on Saturday evening. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) reported in a statement that the shooting occurred around 10:34 p.m. Saturday at the Mahogany Masterpiece Dance Studio in Dadeville, a small town in Tallapoosa County. In a brief text where nothing is mentioned about the author or the authors of the shootings, the ALEA confirmed 4 dead and “several wounded”.


FARC dissidence says talks with government will start on May 16

Red House (Colombia). The Central Staff (EMC), the main dissidence of the ex-FARC, announced this Sunday that the peace dialogue table with the Colombian government will be officially set up on May 16. This was announced in Casa Roja, in the department of Caquetá, in a massive event attended by peasant, indigenous and Afro organizations and in which the leaders of this dissidence affirmed their desire for peace in Colombia after a week meeting during which they discussed positions and defined a common line of action for the process they are ready to engage with the Colombian State. In addition, Néstor Gregorio Vera Fernández, alias “Iván Mordisco”, a senior leader of the EMC, on Sunday asked the guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) to “put an end” to the active conflict between these two groups.


No pause in fighting even on Orthodox Easter

Moscow/Kyiv. Russians and Ukrainians celebrated Orthodox Easter on Sunday, each in their frontline trenches, where even the religious holiday they share failed to prompt a pause in the fighting, despite Ukrainian authorities announcing a new prisoner exchange . The Russian military command announced this Sunday, Resurrection for the Orthodox, that the mercenaries of the Wagner group were advancing in Bakhmut (Artiomovsk for the Russians), the city in eastern Ukraine where heavy fighting has been taking place since last August . The death toll from the Russian missile attack on the city of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region has risen to 13, Ukrainian emergency services reported today.


Zelensky congratulates Orthodox Easter with “unshakable faith” in victory

Kyiv. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday congratulated believers on Orthodox Easter, which Ukraine says is celebrating “with unwavering faith” in victory over Russia, in a speech in which he for once ditched his attire military to put on a traditional embroidered shirt. “Today we celebrate the feast of the Lord’s Resurrection. Its main symbol is victory: the victory of good, the victory of truth, the victory of life. We celebrate Easter with unwavering faith in the irreversibility of these victories,” he said. ., in a video released by the Presidential Office.


Yemen prisoner swap ends with 869 releases in three days

Fury. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today announced that the three-day prisoner swap operation in Yemen concluded on Sunday with the release of a total of 869 people from the ranks of the internationally recognized government. and Houthi rebels. “The liberation operations ended well! In total, the ICRC was able to transport 869 detainees over the past three days,” the head of the international organization, Daphnée Maret, announced on her official Twitter account.

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43 dead in attacks attributed to the Islamic State in Syria, according to an NGO

Cairo. At least 43 people, including civilians and soldiers, who were picking truffles were killed on Sunday in two separate attacks attributed to the Islamic State (IS) terror group in northwest and northeast Syria, the report said. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The NGO said that in the province of Hama, in the northwest, at least 19 civilians and 17 other members of the pro-government militia of the National Defense Forces were killed this Sunday during an armed attack while they were picking up this mushroom. Five more people were killed on the outskirts of Deir al Zur in northeastern Syria after another attack by the terror group.


Surprise in Neuquén and ruling party in Río Negro at the start of the Argentine elections

Buenos Aires. The Argentine province of Neuquén experienced a surprise yesterday by ending 61 years of government of the Popular Movement of Neuquén (MPN), while Río Negro reaffirmed the dominance of Juntos Somos Río Negro (JSRN), during the launch of the electoral calendar South American country In Neuquén, the new governor will be the opposition candidate of the Comunidad party, Rolando Figueroa, with 35.64% of the vote, which prevailed over the ruling party of the MPN and current lieutenant governor, Marcos Koopman, with 33.14%. With 99.28% of the polling stations, Figueroa ended the hegemony of the popular movement, which since 1962 has maintained its power in the politics of Neuquén, winning all the elections.


Japanese Foreign Minister plans to visit Paraguay, Chile and Peru

Tokyo. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi is planning an official visit to Paraguay, Chile and Peru, in addition to the Caribbean nation of Barbados, Foreign Affairs sources said Monday without specifying exact dates. be officially announced in the next few days, according to EFE, the source said, and it comes a few months after the minister’s eleven-day official visit to Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina and the United States.


Dani Alves testifies today for the second time before the judge, at his own request

Barcelona. Former Barça footballer Dani Alves testifies for the second time today Monday, at his own request, before the judge who is investigating him for allegedly raping a 23-year-old girl in the toilets of the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona, three months after being jailed for the alleged sexual assault. Alves will appear this morning from 10:30 a.m. before the head of the first instance court number 15 of Barcelona, ​​in the City of Justice, where he will be taken by the Mossos d’Esquadra from the prison of Brians 2 to the one who remains imprisoned since his arrest on January 20. ECE


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