Peru’s prosecutor’s office considers ex-president Toledo’s extradition ‘inexorable’

Lime. The Peruvian prosecutor’s office considers the extradition of former President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) of the United States “inexorable”, despite the appeal filed by his defense before the Court of the Northern District of California to request the suspension of the proceedings in against him. “I think the decision is already inexorable, regarding the surrender of Mr. Toledo in the coming days,” N Rafael Vela, the coordinating prosecutor of the special team investigating the case, told TV channel N Rafael Vela. Lava Jato in Peru.



Ukraine responded to nearly 100 Russian attacks in just 24 hours

Kyiv. The Ukrainian army has responded in the past 24 hours to some 90 Russian attacks directed mainly against areas in northeastern and eastern Ukraine, where the biggest fighting between the two sides is concentrated. As the Ukrainian army general staff reported on Thursday, the Russian offensive is concentrated in the Kharkov region in the northeast and in neighboring Lungansk and Donetsk in the east, both borders of Russia.

Russia denounces that Ukraine is planning an armed provocation in Transnistria

Moscow. The Russian Defense Ministry today denounced that Kiev is preparing an armed provocation in the separatist Moldovan region of Transnistria, where a contingent of Russians resides, and stressed that it is preparing to react to any situation. “According to available information, the Kiev regime is preparing an armed provocation against the Transnistrian Moldavian Republic, which will be carried out by units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the Defense said in a statement.

A year later, China still clings to an ambiguous position on Ukraine

Beijing. A year after the outbreak of war in Ukraine, China continues to maintain an ambiguous position: on the one hand, it calls for respect for “the territorial integrity of all countries”, including Ukraine, but, on the on the other hand, it calls for attention to the “legitimate concerns of all countries”, referring to Russia. However, according to some analysts, the Chinese position hides its intentions to safeguard the interests it shares with Moscow, to show itself as a force for peace, to keep the United States at bay and, at the same time, to continue to do business with the West.

Sánchez checks the effects of the Russian invasion during his visit to Bucha and Irpín

Kyiv. The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, today visited the Ukrainian towns of Bucha and Irpín, where he saw firsthand the devastation caused by the brief occupation of the region by Russian troops at the start of the invasion of Ukraine. . Sánchez visited, among other places, the Church of San Andrés de Bucha, where he was able to see photographs of the victims left by the Russian army before heading to the nearby town of Irpín, where his Ukrainian hosts also gave him showed buildings and infrastructure damaged by the occupier. troops. .

US plans to release data on Chinese arms transfers to Moscow

New York. The US government may release information on a possible arms transfer from China to Russia to support its offensive in Ukraine, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The debate within the administration led by Joe Biden on this disclosure comes before the meeting to be held this Friday of the Security Council of the United Nations, a year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, specifies the newspaper, citing unidentified US official sources.

Putin announces placement of new Sarmat intercontinental missiles

Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin today congratulated Russians on Defender of the Fatherland Day and announced the upcoming deployment of the new Sarmat heavy intercontinental missiles and the mass delivery of Kinzhal and Tsirkon hypersonic missiles to the armed forces. “This popular holiday symbolizes the heroic history of our army and navy, the indestructible relationship of all generations of defenders of the fatherland,” he said in a video message released by the Kremlin.



Turkey quake death toll now tops 43,500

Ankara. The death toll from the earthquakes, which struck 11 provinces in southeastern Turkey on February 6 with magnitudes 7.7 and 7.6, rose to 43,556, authorities said. Speaking to the public television channel TRT last night, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said that in the province of Hatay, the most affected by the earthquake, there are still some buildings with people under the rubble.



Palestinian injured by Israeli gunfire after trying to stab guard

Jerusalem. A Palestinian woman was injured after she attempted to stab an Israeli guard Thursday at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, official sources reported, amid an upsurge in violence that left more than 70 people dead in 2023. “An armed terrorist knife approached security guards at the entrance to Male Adumim, a Jewish settlement in the West Bank very close to Jerusalem, police said in a statement, which shows a photo of the weapon: a small classic kitchen knife.

Israel bombs the Gaza Strip after receiving six rockets from the enclave

Gaza/Jerusalem. Israel bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday after identifying six rockets coming from the coastal enclave, the Israeli army reported, the day after a raid in the occupied West Bank that killed 11 Palestinians, including six militiamen. weapons manufacturing center belonging to the terrorist organization Hamas, located in the center of the Gaza Strip”, as well as “a military complex in the north of the strip” belonging to the same organization, said a spokesman of the army in a press release.



Nigeria holds elections amid high insecurity and economic hardship

some lakes. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country with more than 213 million people, is holding parliamentary elections to choose its president this Saturday, amid huge challenges due to growing insecurity or persistent social inequalities. The replacement of the outgoing president, Muhammadu Buhari, in power since 2015 and who is not seeking re-election because he is short of the second consecutive mandate authorized by the Constitution, will come out of the polls.

A senatorial candidate and five of his supporters are murdered in Nigeria

some lakes. A Senate candidate in next Saturday’s parliamentary elections in Nigeria and five of his supporters were murdered last night, his political party, the Labor Party, has confirmed. Unidentified gunmen killed and burned Labor candidate for the senatorial constituency in eastern Enugu state, Oyibo Chukwu, local media reported today.



The Oscars will have a “crisis team” to avoid unforeseen events this year

Los Angeles (USA). The 95th edition of the Oscars will have “a whole crisis team” to prevent unforeseen events like Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock last year during the gala 2023, announced the director of the Hollywood Academy, Bill Kramer in an interview with the Time magazine. “We have a whole crisis team, something we’ve never had before, and we’ll put other protocols in place after considering various scenarios,” Kramer said Wednesday of the “unprecedented” decision. of the Hollywood Academy in its 96-year history. EFE


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