Israel maybe committing war crimes in Gaza, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says. Speaking in Geneva, Navi Pillay said house demolitions and the killing of children raise the “strong possibility” that Israel is violating international law.
Opening an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, she citied cases of Israeli air strikes and shelling hitting houses and hospitals in the coastal enclave: “These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes,” she said.
Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner ?
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes it is necessary to work more effectively under political factors and intensifying trend for protectionism from foreign partners.
“We see a strengthening in protectionism that is affecting our producers, on our goods and on our companies, and this trend most likely won’t weaken,” Medvedev said Wednesday during a meeting with the heads of trade missions.
“It is necessary to adapt to the new environment,” noted Medvedev.
Der US-Geheimdienst hat nach Regierungsangaben bislang keine Beweise für eine direkte Beteiligung Russlands an dem mutmaßlichen Abschuss eines Passagierflugzeuges in der Ostukraine.
Bisherigen Erkenntnissen zufolge sei die Malaysia-Airlines-Maschine von den prorussischen Separatisten mit einer Boden-Luft-Rakete vom Typ SA-11 getroffen worden, teilten US-Geheimdienstler laut Medienberichten vom Dienstag mit. Die Rebellen hätten aber wahrscheinlich nicht beabsichtigt, die Boeing 777-200 mit 298 Menschen an Bord abzuschießen.
Russia will influence activists of the breakaway republic of Ukraine for the investigation of the crash of the Boeing passenger jetliner in the Donetsk region, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised, opening the meeting of the Security Council in the Kremlin on July 22. Experts have already dubbed the meeting “historical,” expecting that the president will make “momentous declarations.”—–
Russia handed all of its Defense Ministry’s data on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine to the European Union, but has seen no reaction yet, Russia’s envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said Wednesday.
“We handed it [data] on Tuesday, as soon as we got it in writing in Russian and English. We forwarded it to all the people concerned,” Chizhov told journalists in Brussels.
“There has been no reaction so far,” Chizhov added.
Devetashka cave is an enormous cave in Bulgaria, which has provided shelter for groups of humans since the late Paleolithic era, and continuously for tens of thousands of years since then. Now abandoned by humans, it remains a site of national and international significance and is home to some 66,600 bats.
Devetashka cave, which is known as Devetàshka peshterà in Bulgaria, is located roughly 18.314 kilometres north of Lovech, near the village of Devetaki.
Welfare cuts and pressures on household budgets is driving people to the brink of homelessness, a leading UK charity has warned.
Shelter, a charity that campaigns against homelessness, says it can no longer keep up demand for its helpline after calls increased by 20% since 2011. As a result, almost a third of phone calls go unanswered.
Last year, the charity received 7,600 calls from renters at risk of eviction, compared to 3,997 over the same period in 2011-12.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed a row of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela. The Chinese leader is on a four-country tour of Latin America aimed to increasing influence in the region.
The 38 economic agreements are related to the production and development of Venezuelan oil and agriculture, as well as social and cultural expansion, says the BBC. The deals provides a credit line of $4 billion in return for Venezuelan oil and oil products, as well as allocating $691 million to explore Venezuela’s gold and copper reserves, and an agreement to develop the countries’ third jointly-owned satellite.