United States and Russia
The United States accuses Russia of trying to create a pretext to invade Ukraine
WASHINGTON (EFE): The United States accused Russia on Friday of “actively working” to create a pretext to invade or enter Ukraine. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told a news conference that they had information that Moscow had deployed a group of forces to organize an operation to create a pretext for entering Ukrainian territory.
Downing Street Elizabeth II apologizes for the holiday while mourning her husband
London (EFE). The British government confirmed on Friday that it had formally apologized to Elizabeth II for two ceremonies held at its Downing Street residence on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral on April 17, in which the monarch continued to sit alone and with a mask in line with current restrictions. A spokesman for the Prime Minister’s official office and residence, Boris Johnson, told the media that the celebrations at a time of national mourning were “unfortunate” and confirmed that representatives of the Executive had apologized by phone to Buckingham Palace.
Corona Virus Djokovic
Australia cancels visa for Djokovic again, who will be arrested tomorrow
Sydney (Australia) (EFE). The Australian government on Friday revoked for the second time the visa of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who will be arrested on Saturday pending a court hearing this weekend. in which he will try to avoid deportation. An Australian judge has ordered an emergency hearing not to deport Djokovic “immediately” until justice reviews the decision made by the immigration minister on Sunday, which will be challenged by the tennis player’s lawyers.
the church offends
The Spanish Church rules out using an independent commission to explain abuses
Vatican City (EFE). – The Cardinal President of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, Juan Jose Omela, today expressed his desire to clarify the violations in Spain but “for the time being” denied resorting to an independent commission, he explained. At a press conference after meeting the Pope in Rome. “Faced with the issue of abuse, we all feel the great pain of this fact in the midst of society and the desire that at all times brings us closer, to all the bishops, who have set up committees in every diocese, to collect complaints, accompany those people who feel hurt and prevent,” said the Archbishop of Barcelona. These things will happen again in the future.” Omela, who led the “ad limina” trip of the second group of Spanish bishops to the Vatican, referred to the investigation conducted by the Spanish newspaper El País, which included 251 cases of abuse in different dioceses that ended up in the reign of Pope Attention.
Europe says goodbye to Sassoli, committed to the weakest
Rome (EFE). – European and Italian institutions called today a state funeral for the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, who died last Tuesday at the age of 65, in a ceremony in which his commitment was made to the most disadvantaged groups. In defense of European values. Sassoli’s coffin draped in the European Union flag has entered the Basilica of Santa Maria de los Angeles and the Martyrs in Rome, where the funeral rites of the great dignitaries of Italy are celebrated. The funeral was attended by large European representatives, including the President of the European Union Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the Interim President of the European Parliament, Roberta Mezzola.
Cyber attack in Ukraine
Ukraine condemns ‘Russian footprint’ after cyber attack on government websites
MOSCOW (EFE): The Ukrainian Computer Security Center today denounced the “Russian footprint” after the massive cyber attack that took place this morning against several government websites. The cyber attack targeted about 70 websites, including those of the Cabinet, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Education and Science, and the Emergency Situations Service, which were left out of service. Hours later, Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhail Fyodorov stated that the personal data of citizens is safe and unaffected by the cyber attack.
China d. The human
Relatives of a prominent human rights lawyer in China denounce his disappearance
Beijing (EFE). Relatives of Chinese lawyer Xie Yang denounced on the social networking site Twitter the disappearance of the lawyer known for his defense of human rights issues and his arrest in 2015 during the “709” raids against hundreds. of lawyers and activists. “Zeh was arrested by state security forces on January 11, and since then his whereabouts have not been known,” according to the lawyer’s wife, Chen Guiqiu, on Twitter. Xie was arrested in 2015 and tried in 2017 for “subversion against state power” and “disruption of order”, crimes frequently used in China against activists and dissidents.
North Korean missiles
North Korea toughens its message with its third missile launch in nine days
Seoul (EFE). North Korea today launched its third missile launch in the past nine days, just hours after threatening to respond “forcefully” to sanctions passed by the United States this week against North Korean nationals linked to the regime’s weapons program. The lack of interest Pyongyang demonstrated for months in dialogue, the renewed US willingness to tighten sanctions, and the three North Korean weapons tests conducted in just over a week, bring echoes of the tensions that erupted between the two countries in 2017.
Corona virus vaccines
EMA requests monitoring of possible transverse myelitis with AstraZeneca and Janssen
The Hague (EFE). – The European Medicines Agency (EMA) today added transverse myelitis, a neurological condition, as a very rare adverse reaction to the covid-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Janssen, and stressed that this side effect occurs with “unknown frequency”. The Safety Committee (PRAC) recommended that the product information for Vaxzevria (the trade name for the AstraZeneca vaccine) and Janssen be changed to include a warning for healthcare professionals and patients receiving one of these vaccines, to monitor for possible symptoms of transverse myelitis (TM) after vaccination.
France celebrates Molière, the park that conquered Louis XIV
Paris (EFE). – Unlike the stars of our time, we know very little about Molière, the icon of the seventeenth century. But 400 years after his birth, he is remembered more than ever for the banks of the mountain that made a place at the court of Louis XIV and defied church criticism as national glory. Experts have already assumed that the numerous remaining gaps in the biography of Molière, the artistic name of unknown origin to Jean-Baptiste Böcklin, cannot be filled. Not even the current January 15th is the actual date of the four hundredth anniversary of his birth, but rather the actual date of the baptismal certificate found in the nineteenth century. EFE
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