Lavrov visits Brazil on the first leg of his Latin America tour

Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is visiting Brazil today as part of a tour that will also take him to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, his closest allies in Latin America. The tour will start today in Brazil and will last until the 21st, his department confirmed in a press release. “For us, Latin America is a friendly region, one of the training centers of the multipolar world, with which the Russia seeks to maintain a dialogue”. dynamic and develop a constructive cooperation free from any foreign imposition”, underlined the spokesperson of Foreign Affairs, María Zajárova.


Taliban extend ban on schooling children in two Afghan provinces

Kabul. The Taliban government has ordered the temporary suspension of all educational activities in two southern provinces of Afghanistan, extending education restrictions to young people and children as well, a year and a half after the veto which limited girls’ education . In a letter to the southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, the Afghan Ministry of Education ordered “to suspend all educational activities until the plans and activities of educational institutions are reviewed and issues disputes are resolved at national level” from Monday. .


The number of civilians killed in clashes between the army and the FAR in Sudan rises to 97

Khartoum. At least 97 civilians were killed and 942 others injured in the first two days of clashes between the Sudanese army and the powerful paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (FAR), the Sudanese Central Medical Committee reported. This independent committee noted in a statement that during the second day of fighting in different parts of the country, a total of 41 civilians “were killed”, mainly in the capital, Khartoum, and in the cities of Bahri and Omdurman.


Putin orders combat exercises similar to that of the Pacific Fleet

Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin today ordered Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to carry out drills similar to the one currently being conducted by the Pacific Fleet, which has been placed on full combat alert as part of maneuvers aimed at increasing its ability to repel an attack. “It is clear that today we have clear priorities for the use of the armed forces, and above all, this concerns the Ukrainian leadership and everything related to the protection of our people in Donbass and other new territories “said the head of the Kremlin in a meeting on Monday with Shoigu.


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.


Beijing condemns the passage of a US military ship in the Taiwan Strait

Beijing. The Chinese military today condemned the passage of the American destroyer Arleigh Burke USS Milius through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, a week after Beijing deployed military maneuvers around the island. “Arleigh Burke’s USS Milius sailed through the waters of the Taiwan Strait on April 16, causing public outcry,” military spokesman Shi Yi said today in a statement posted to the theater’s official account. of Chinese army operations on the social network Wechat. .


New sentence for Joshua Wong for reporting on crackdown on 2019 protests

Hong Kong. A Hong Kong court today sentenced prominent activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail for breaching a court ban on disclosing personal information about a police officer who shot a protester with his revolver during anti-government protests in 2019. Wong, who is already serving a prison sentence for previous convictions related to protest movements, was accused of posting an online forum thread on Facebook that revealed an officer’s contact details. who had fired three shots with live ammunition in the residential area of ​​Sai Wan Ho, on the outskirts of Hong Kong.


They refer to the prosecutor the detainee for the attack of Kishida who remains silent

Tokyo, 17 abrasive attacks on Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida over the weekend as the suspect remains silent about his motives and preparation. The detainee, identified as Ryuji Kimura, 24, has remained silent since being arrested at the scene after the incident, which occurred last Saturday as Kishida prepared to deliver a speech at a port in the city of Wakayama, in the west of the country, on the occasion of the local elections.


Mexican governor reveals Spa massacre was a ‘settling of scores’

Mexico. The massacre of seven Mexicans in a seaside resort in Guanajuato was a settling of accounts, revealed this Sunday Diego Sinhue, governor of the state. “It’s a question of cartels and accounts,” he told the media during a visit to the Mexican entity of Aguascalientes. ECE


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