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  • #AceNewsGroup 22:13 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ‘ Protective Edge Day 13 Starts Street Riots as People Voice Their Frustration ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – GazaCity – July 21 – As hundreds of protesters looted shops, burnt cars and attacked a synagogue, as an unauthorized anti-Israeli rally turned violent in a Parisian suburb. Simultaneously, thousands participated in peaceful pro-Palestinian marches across the globe.

    Despite a ban by authorities, an anti-Israel demonstration was held on Sunday in a Parisian suburb of Sarcelles, dubbed ‘Little Jerusalem’ for its large community of Sephardic Jews. It was the second in a row unauthorized protest in the French capital to turn violent over the weekend. 

    On Saturday, activists clashed with police during pro-Palestinian rally in the center of Paris (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

    Several hundred people gathered for protest in Sarcelles by 3pm local time, with dozens of youths then setting cars on fire, smashing shop windows and raiding the shops, throwing stones at police. Protesters shouted: “F*** Israel!” and “Israel assassin.

    A Molotov cocktail was thrown at a synagogue, Le Figaro reports. 

    The police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and detaining at least 13 rioters, according to the Local.

    The decision to ban pro-Palestinian protests in Paris raised controversy as the rallies happened anyway and turned violent. France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended the decision not to allow protests, saying the unrest that broke out “justifies all the more the brave choice by the interior ministry to ban a demonstration,” AFP reported.

     

     

    Elsewhere in Europe pro-Palestinian protests appeared to be relatively peaceful. 

    The largest one in Europe drew 11,000 of people to the streets of Vienna, who marched across the city center to the official residence of the country’s president. 

    Thousands take to the streets of Vienna in Gaza protest (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

     

    Pro-Palestinian protesters shout slogans and hold signs during a demonstration against Israel's military action and violence in the Gaza strip, in Vienna July 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Joe Klamar)

    Pro-Palestinian protesters shout slogans and hold signs during a demonstration against Israel’s military action and violence in the Gaza strip, in Vienna July 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Joe Klamar)

     

    In Amsterdam, some 3,000 participated in the march, demanding an immediate end to the Israeli military operation in Gaza. People carried signs reading “Stop the war” and “Israel war criminals.” Just one person was detained for refusing to obey a police order, the Netherlands’ NOS reported. 

    It just has to stop. Children are being killed and they are innocent,” said protester Ekrem Kara, as cited by AFP.

     

    Protesters carry a banner depicting the Palestinian flag reading "Sound the alarm, Stop the War" as they take part in a demonstration in Amsterdam on July 20, 2014, to protest Israel's military campaign in Gaza and show their support for the Palestinian people. (AFP Photo / John Thys)

    Protesters carry a banner depicting the Palestinian flag reading “Sound the alarm, Stop the War” as they take part in a demonstration in Amsterdam on July 20, 2014, to protest Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and show their support for the Palestinian people. (AFP Photo / John Thys)

     

    A similar rally in Stockholm gathered 1,000 participants. 

    In the US massive pro-Palestinian protests were held on Sunday in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.

     

     

    Thousands marched to the Israeli Consulate in Chicago, home to a quarter million Palestinians, demanding a halt to Israel’s military action in Gaza. 

    In response, the consulate general released a statement defending the military operation. 

    Today is a tragic day,” the statement reads as cited by WGN_TV. “13 Israeli soldiers were killed by the terrorist organization Hamas. We regret the loss of civilians on both sides. Hamas continues to brutally attack 6 million Israeli citizens and puts its own population in danger. We have to stop it.

     

    Pro-Palestine supporters, protesting against violence in the Gaza strip, march on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California July 20, 2014. (Reuters / Jonathan Alcorn)

    Pro-Palestine supporters, protesting against violence in the Gaza strip, march on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California July 20, 2014. (Reuters / Jonathan Alcorn)

     

    Some 2,000 protesters took to the streets of Sydney in opposition to the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza. Parents took their children with them for the rally. 

    I’m here as a mum to raise awareness of what’s happening in Gaza,” Buthania Saeed, 41, told AAP. “All we’re seeing is women and children being murdered, houses are being burnt down and families are being vanished.”

     

    Children sit in front of dolls on stretchers as they and other members of the Australian Palestinian community hold a protest against Israel's military action in Gaza, in Sydney July 20, 2014. (Reuters / David Gray)

    Children sit in front of dolls on stretchers as they and other members of the Australian Palestinian community hold a protest against Israel’s military action in Gaza, in Sydney July 20, 2014. (Reuters / David Gray)

     

    Hundreds of mainly Islamist Jordanian protesters burnt Israeli flags in Amman on Sunday, Reuters reports. Demonstrators called on Palestinian Hamas militants to step up rocket attacks against Israeli towns and cities to avenge civilian deaths caused by Israel’s offensive in Gaza. 

    Lebanese activists staged a protest outside the US embassy in Awkar north of Beirut on Sunday. The rally participants burned the American and Israeli flags, while chanting slogans in support of the Palestinians, the Daily Star reports.

     

    A girls holds up the Palestinian flag during a protest near the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on July 20, 2014, against the Israeli military offensive on the Palestinian Gaza Strip. (AFP Photo / Anwar Amro)

    A girls holds up the Palestinian flag during a protest near the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on July 20, 2014, against the Israeli military offensive on the Palestinian Gaza Strip. (AFP Photo / Anwar Amro)

     

     

    Moroccan protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in support of the Palestinian people and against the ongoing Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip, on July 20, 2014, in the capital Rabat. (AFP Photo / Fadel Senna)

    Moroccan protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in support of the Palestinian people and against the ongoing Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip, on July 20, 2014, in the capital Rabat. (AFP Photo / Fadel Senna)

     

     

    A Palestinian protester holds a placard and a fake weapon during a demonstration to support the resistance in Gaza and to protest against the Israeli military offensive on the Palestinian Gaza Strip on July 20, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP Photo / Abbas Momani)

    A Palestinian protester holds a placard and a fake weapon during a demonstration to support the resistance in Gaza and to protest against the Israeli military offensive on the Palestinian Gaza Strip on July 20, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP Photo / Abbas Momani)

     

     

    Thai Muslim students display placards to protest against Israel's military campaign in Gaza at a mosque in Thailand's southern province of Pattani on July 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Tuwaedaniya Meringing)

    Thai Muslim students display placards to protest against Israel’s military campaign in Gaza at a mosque in Thailand’s southern province of Pattani on July 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Tuwaedaniya Meringing)

    GAZA CITY DAY 12 Humanitarian Ceasefire  

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  • #AceNewsGroup 12:38 on July 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ' Iron Dome Codenamed David Disguised As Goliath is Bombing Palestine into Oblivion ' 


    #AceWorldNews – LONDON – July 20 – Over 350 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s ongoing operation to root out Hamas fighters. The aim was to bomb the tunnels of Hamas the truth is that bombing has been both indiscriminate and bloody claiming innocent lives of men, women and children.

    The aim was to root out terrorism and for Israel to be the Iron Glove of the West using Iron Dome codenamed David. It was not David this War Machine should be named after, but Goliath as it is the Palestinians with the sling’s. As the IDF forces like storm-troopers fight as a well equipped and west funded war machine, using helicopters and tanks all with the stamp of the west and blood on the hands of their suppliers.

    (Tens of thousands march across the globe to protest the victims of the invasion, almost 80% of whom are civilians).

    This video and thousand like are a testament of peoples feelings against a genocide and elimination of a people’s that for a long time have been like an itch, Israel was unable to scratch!

    Then one day Protective Edge was born and the result after 12 days hundreds of people are dying as a result of this protective incursion.

    Hamas and terrorism is the excuse they needed and extermination of the people’s of the State of Palestine could one day be the eventual result.

    By Ian K Draper @AceNewsServices

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  • #AceNewsGroup 21:13 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Escalation in International Conflicts Causes Humanitarian Aid to Increase 50 Fold in First Six Months of 2014 ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – UNITED NATIONS (WFP) – July 22 – The escalation of international conflicts in the first half of 2014 prompted a 50-fold surge in the amount of humanitarian cargo transported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), compared to the same period last year.

    WFP Aviation delivered by air 7,600 tons of food and 1,189 tons of life-saving supplies to 21 countries in the past six months. Over 90 per cent of relief supplies was transported to emergency areas such as Central African Republic (22 per cent), South Sudan (53 per cent) and Syria (16 per cent).

    “Dealing with simultaneous emergencies in three countries – the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria – meant calling on our deep expertise in tough places and WFP’s ability to scale up swiftly to deliver life-saving supplies to people in desperate need,” Cesar Arroyo, Chief, WFP Aviation Service, said at a briefing in Geneva as he presented the agency’s 2013 Aviation Report.

    In addition to the total figure of the 8,789 tons of humanitarian goods, WFP Aviation carried out 236 airdrops of food supplies to inaccessible areas of South Sudan for 300,000 people displaced by the recent violence. In comparison with airlifts that allow transportation of fragile cargo in areas where aircrafts can easily land, airdrops are more effective in the remote communities without landing facilities.

    Transportation of humanitarian aid by air remains one of the most effective ways to reach populations in need, particularly in areas with limited access due to high security risks, poor infrastructure, and rainy season.

    Among the problems that WFP faces are a shortage of sufficient air assets, administrative bottlenecks, and cost variations on the charter market during emergencies.

    The agency needs timely and flexible funding to ensure a more effective response to the humanitarian needs of the affected populations and simultaneously tackle multiple emergencies.

    WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In 2013, together with the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS), the agency assisted more than 80 million people in 75 countries.

     
  • #AceNewsGroup 21:05 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Ban Ki-Moon and Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘ My Message to Israeli’s and Palestinians STOP FIGHTING – START TALKING about the Root Causes ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – UNITED NATIONS – July 22 – Statement from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting that has been raging for the past two weeks and return to dialogue with the aim of addressing the underlying causes of the cycles of violence that continue to plague them.



    “My message to Israelis and Palestinians is the same: Stop fighting. Start talking. And take on the root causes of the conflict, so we are not back to the same situation in another six months or a year,” Mr. Ban said in remarks to the press with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv.

    “We must address these underlying issues – including mutual recognition, occupation, despair and the denial of dignity – so people do not feel they have to resort to violence as a means of expressing their grievances.”

    My message to Israelis and Palestinians is the same: Stop fighting. Start talking. And talk on the root causes of the conflict, so we are not back to the same situation in another six months or a year.

    Mr. Ban, who is on a regional visit, arrived in Israel from Egypt, where he met earlier today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and thanked him for his leadership role in the current efforts to establish a ceasefire in Gaza.

    His tour also included stops in Qatar and Kuwait and will also take him to Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

    Israeli-Palestinian violence flared in the wake of the recent kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank and the subsequent kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager from East Jerusalem. Militants in Gaza have since stepped up rocket attacks against Israel, and Israel has intensified its airstrikes and launched a ground offensive into the enclave.

    “The United Nations position is clear: We condemn strongly the rocket attacks. These must stop immediately,” said Mr. Ban. “We condemn the use of civilian sites – schools, hospitals and other civilian facilities – for military purposes.

    “No country would accept rockets raining down on its territory – and all countries and parties have an international obligation to protect civilians,” he added.

    During his meeting with Mr. Netanyahu, Mr. Ban reiterated his call for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and stressed the need to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.

    UN News Statement: 22 July 2014

    Ace Related News:

    1. Ban ki-moon had met Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Meshaal in Qatar @AceNewServices

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  • #AceNewsGroup 20:48 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ With the Flick of the Pen CEO Satya Nadella Sacks 18,000 Staff Whilst at the Same Time CEO Steve Ballmer Becomes $2.8 Billion Richer ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Silicon Valley) – July 22 – Microsoft’s Woes

    ‘Nadella Effect’ makes Ballmer $2.8B richer

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s "devices and services" strategy may be in tatters, discarded by his successor, Satya Nadella, but Ballmer must be smiling all the way to the bank.

    According to U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) documents, Ballmer owns more than 333 million shares in Microsoft.

    At Monday’s closing price of $44.83, those shares were valued at $14.9 billion.

    On the day before Ballmer stepped aside, Microsoft’s share price was $36.48, putting his portfolio’s worth at just over $12.1 billion.

    Because of the 23% increase in share value since Feb. 3, Ballmer’s Microsoft holdings have appreciated in value by almost $2.8 billion.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 20:35 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ ObamaCare Subsidies Upheld by Court of Appeals Contradicting DC Circuit ‘ 


    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – July 22 – The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that ObamaCare subsidies issued through the federal exchanges are legal, contradicting a separate ruling by the D.C. Circuit on the same day.

    Fourth Circuit Judge Roger Gregory argued that because the statutory language of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is ambiguous, courts should defer to the interpretation of the Internal Revenue Service and allow the subsides to stand.

    By Elise Viebeck @ The Hill

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  • #AceNewsGroup 20:27 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Is Israel Engaging in Propaganda by Promoting Tweets ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – July 22 – And the question asked on Daily Surge today ‘ Is Israel engaging in propaganda by promoting tweets?

    ​Yesterday, we witnessed a Palestinian activist — parading as a journalist — going on a rampage against American media for being too biased in favour of Israel. Putting aside the irony of the fact that she was given a national media platform on MSNBC to promote the Palestinians’ arguments while engaging in said rampage, the fact remains that I’ve seen more anti-Israel garbage spewed on MSNBC than on any other network.

    In the clip above, that’s MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell during an interview with a White House flack from earlier today. “We are now seeing hundreds and hundreds of Palestinian victims, victims in Gaza,” laments Mitchell. “Children, 150 or more children, children more than that injured, but 150 dead children. How long can Israel as a close American ally … how long can this sustain?

    You see, much like President Obama himself, Andrea cares much less about the Israeli lives that have been lost throughout this long conflict than she does when it’s Palestinian casualties being inflicted. Can you imagine her decrying the fact that Palestinians and Hamas have been killing far too many Jews over the years? Yeah, I did not think so.

    But if you’re still not convinced that MSNBC is the Grand Poobah of the Anti-Israel Parade, behold today’s ridiculous panel from Ronan Farrow, which poses the following question:

    Is Israel engaging in propaganda by promoting tweets?

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  • #AceNewsGroup 18:58 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Malaysian Airlines MH 17: ‘ Ten Questions Vice Minister Anatoly Anatonov Asked Kiev Immediately After Airliner Crashed ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – July 22 – In his statements to the Russian TV channel Russia Today1 ], distributed from July 18, 2014, Russian Deputy Defence Minister was asked, among other means by which some Western countries were they arrived, " only 24 hours after the fact "to the conclusion that Russia was involved in the plane crash Malaysian line that killed nearly 300 people on June 17

    Having noted that no evidence is produced to support these allegations, Russian Deputy Defense Minister considered the fact that they are " a media war launched against the Russian Federation and its armed forces ".Vice Minister Anatoly Antonov made, at Kiev, 10 questions "simple" on which the Atlanticist media keep profound silence:

    1 – Immediately after the tragedy, the Ukrainian authorities have naturally blamed on the self-defence forces [federalist]. What they based these accusations?

    2 – Kiev can it provide all the details on the use of missile launchers Bouk [an air defence system composed of coupled with a complex radar module for tracking several air targets simultaneously-air missiles] in the war zone? And – which is essential – why has he made ​​these systems [air defence] while the insurgents have no planes?

    3 – Why the Ukrainian authorities do nothing to establish an international commission?

    4 – The Ukrainian Armed Forces as they accept international investigators prepare an inventory of their air-to-air and ground-to-air missiles, including those that have been used?

    5 – The International Committee Will it access to data on aircraft movements Ukrainian War for the day of the tragedy?

    6 – Why Ukrainian air traffic controllers they cleared the aircraft to deviate from the route normally used to the north and to approach the so-called " area of the anti-terrorist operation "?

    7 – Why airspace in the war zone had he not been closed to civilian flights so that this area was not even fully covered by radar navigation systems?

    8 – What can officially say Kiev comments posted on social networks by a Spanish air traffic controller working in Ukraine on the presence of two Ukrainian military planes have flown alongside the Boeing 777 on the territory of Ukraine?

    9 – Why the Security Service of Ukraine [SBU] has he started working on recordings of communications between air traffic controllers and Ukrainian crew of Boeing and systems data storage Ukrainian radars without expect the participation of international investigators?

    10 – What lessons Ukraine has she learned from similar incident in 2001, when a Russian plane [line] Tu-154 crashed in the Black Sea? At the time, the Ukrainian authorities had denied any involvement of the Ukrainian armed forces until irrefutable evidence was formally demonstrated the responsibility of Kiev.

    You can freely reproduce the articles of Voltaire Network, provided the source and do not modify or use for commercial purposes (license CC BY-NC-ND).

    Source: "Flight MH17, 10 issues from Moscow to Kiev", Voltaire Network , 20 July 2014,http://www.voltairenet.org/article184808.html

     
  • #AceNewsGroup 18:04 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ P5+1 Extend Sanctions for Iran ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – July 22 – On July 19, 2014, the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China, coordinated by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton) and Iran affirmed that they will continue to implement the commitments described in the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) and the U.S. government has extended through November 24, 2014, the sanctions relief provided for in the JPOA.

    This extended relief came into effect on July 21, 2014.

    The following documents are key components of the implementation of the JPOA as extended.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 15:55 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ' FGM Prevention Programme Backed by £1.4 Million and Launched at Girl Summit 2014 ' 


    #AceBreakingNews – BRITAIN (London) – July 22 – The FGM Prevention Programme – backed by £1.4million – is funded through the largest ever domestic funding package for FGM and is designed to improve the way in which the NHS tackles FGM and clarify the role of health professionals which is to ‘care, protect, prevent’.


    ​Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison said:

    FGM can completely devastate the lives of sufferers.


    ​I am immensely proud of the work the government is doing to eradicate this dreadful practice. This will enhance the safeguarding responsibility of the NHS around FGM to care, protect and prevent.

    The range of measures launched by the Department of Health at the Girl Summit to tackle FGM include:

    The Girl Summit on 22 July will rally a global movement to end child, early and forced marriage and FGM for all girls within a generation. Doing this will help preserve girls’ childhoods, promote their education, reduce their exposure to violence and abuse, and allow them to fulfil their potential in life.

    Everyone has a part to play in achieving rights for girls and women around the world. Take a stand against FGM and child marriage today – pledge your support through Twitter and Facebook in the pink box. Your voices will be heard at the#GirlSummit.

    Find out more about child, early and forced marriage at the Too Young To Wed exhibition at the London School of Economics, from 21 July to 1 August.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 15:39 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ US Appeals Court Rules Against Obama Care Subsidies ‘ 


    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – July 22 – In a case with potential to scramble the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that federal subsidies for health insurance were not properly designed.

    If upheld by the Supreme Court, the ruling could limit subsidies on the federal healthcare.gov exchange currently used by 36 states.

    Challengers had argued that the law only allows subsides on exchanges run by the states themselves. Supporters of the law argued that was essentially little more than a typo in the law.

    By Ryan Teague Beckwith @ The Washington Examiner

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  • #AceNewsGroup 15:00 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Four Workers Suspended With-Out Pay in Choke-Hold Arrest ‘ 


    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES – July 22

    BREAKING NEWS
    07/21/2014
    4 EMS Workers Suspended Without Pay in Chokehold Arrest: Officials
    Four EMS workers who responded to the arrest of a man who later died in police custody have been suspended without pay two days after an eight-year veteran of the NYPD was stripped of his badge and gun for allegedly using a chokehold while handcuffing the man.
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  • #AceNewsGroup 14:54 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Capitol Police Sealed Entrances to Capitol Visitors Centre in Response to Suspicious Substance Alert ‘ 


    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Capitol Hill) – July 22 – Capitol Police sealed entrances to the Capitol Visitor Centre shortly after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, in response to a suspicious substance.

    Trapped groups of tourists and tour guides milled about in the main level, waiting for an all-clear so that they could enter the Capitol as police investigated in Emancipation Hall.

    Escalators to and from the Capitol and outside entrances were ordered closed, as police implemented a shelter in place.

    Capitol Police spokesman Shennell Antrobus confirmed the investigation to CQ Roll Call.

    By Hannah Hess @ Roll Call

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    • Brittius 15:13 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

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      • #AceNewsGroup 16:07 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        UPDATE: Shortly before 10 a.m., word spread that the doors and escalators were re-opening. A handful of Capitol employees who had been waiting in the Crypt boarded the escalator down to the CVC.

        Outside, emergency vehicles parked on the East Front prepared to depart. A long line of tourists waited to enter the screening facility.

        Antrobus confirmed in an email that the substance had tested negative and the CVC would re-open shortly.

        A steady stream of tourists poured into Emancipation Hall.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 14:43 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Russia Completing Talks to Supply Ten Additional Sukhoi Superjet 100 Planes to Mexico ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – July 22 – Russia’s United Aircraft (UAC) will soon complete talks about supplying ten additional Russian-Italian built Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) planes to the Mexican air carrier Interjet, UAC President Mikhail Pogosyan said on Tuesday.


    ​Under the contract, Interjet will receive a total of 20 aircraft aimed to help the air carrier expand the number of flights and routes.

    Interjet is the first Latin American company to have bought SSJ100. Last year, it exported four SSJ100; 11 more are to be supplied in 2014.

    At Singapore Air-Show-2014 in February, Pogosyan described SSJ100 operation in Mexico as the first step to starting supplies to the U.S, reported by Tass.

    Over the five months of SSJ100 use, the Mexican customers provided positive feedback about the aircraft with seven daily average flying hours in Interjet’s tight flight plan of six flights.

    Flights were intensive, Pogosyan added, and “the aircraft proved reliable”.

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    • jay352 14:46 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe that will help speed up the dumping of illegals across our border….

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  • #AceNewsGroup 14:34 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Malaysian Aircraft MH17: ‘ Train Carrying Bodies Arrives at Kharkiv City Railway Station ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – KHARKIV – July 22 – A train with the bodies of Malaysian airliner’s crash victims has arrived in the east Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, the city’s railway station press service said on Tuesday.


    ​“The train has recently arrived.

    Everyone, including city officials, came to meet it,” the information service said, without giving any further details.

    The Donetsk railway administration earlier reported that the train had departed from Donetsk early on Tuesday morning.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 14:20 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Ukrainian Refugees Fleeing War Torn Ukraine and Crossing Border to Russia Rise by 30 Percent to 1.96 Million ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – July 22 – The number of Ukrainian refugees to Russia has increased 30% over the last five months; half of the Ukrainian refugees are going to stay in Russia.


    ​A total of 1.96 million Ukrainians are now in Russia, without taking into account Crimea, chief of the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) Konstantin Romodanovsky said on Tuesday. The number of fleeing children had more than doubled since February, he added.

    More than 515,000 people from south-eastern Ukraine have entered Russia and stayed in the country since April 1; more than 80% remains in the border area.

    ​“The incomers are de facto refugees, though they not always apply for this status,” Romodanovsky said.

    According to the FMS, more than 42,000 people from 30 countries have requested asylum in Russia this year, more than 95% of this amount – Ukrainian citizens.

    A total of more than 100,000 Ukrainians are expected to ask for asylum.

    About 144,000 refugees have turned to the FMS for the official status not linked to employment.

    Four hundred temporary settlements are now home to about 26,000 refugees, with more than 10,000 children.

    Facing the influx, the Russian government allocated $145.3 million to resolve the refugees’ problems on Tuesday.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 14:06 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Vladimir Putin: ‘ Russia Strictly Abides by the Norm’s of international Law and Obligations Given to its Partners ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – July 22 – /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there is “no military threat, no threat to sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country as of today.”

    “The strategic balance of forces in the world guarantees this,” Putin said addressing a session of the Russian Security Council on Tuesday.

    The president said Russia “strictly abides by the norms of the international law and obligations given to its partners.”

    Putin also said he hoped that other countries would be taking Russia’s national interests into account, while disputable issues would be solved legally.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 13:57 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Police Confirmed Body Found Was Fugitive Businessman and Owner of the Operator of Ferry that Capsized Killing 300 People’ 


    #AceWorldNews – SOUTH KOREA (Seoul) – July 22 – South Korean police have said that a body found in June in the south of the country was that of a fugitive businessman who headed the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people, Reuters reports.

    ​The body had been identified by DNA evidence as well as fingerprints as that of Yoo Byung-un, the subject of the country’s largest manhunt. Yoo, who had been sought for over two months and a reward of nearly half a million US$, was accused of embezzlement, negligence and tax evasion.

    ​The police chief in charge of the case in a small city in the south of the country was sacked on Tuesday for not recognizing the book, or putting two and two together, and for not identifying the corpse earlier.

    Police said that DNA and fingerprint evidence from the heavily decomposed body found on June 12 showed it to be that of Yoo Byung-un, 73, the target for more than two months of South Korea’s largest manhunt.

    Beside the body was a book written by Yoo, along with an empty bottle of a shark-liver-oil health tonic, made by a Yoo family company, and three empty bottles of alcohol, police said.

    The book was called "Greater Love has No One Than This" and was written in 1995 while Yoo was serving four years in prison for fraud.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 12:11 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Malaysian Airlines MH17: ‘ UN Security Council Condemns Downing of Aircraft and Calls for International Investigation into Crash’ 


    #AceWorldNews – UNITED NATIONS – 22 July 2014 – The Security Council today called for an international investigation into last week’s downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger flight in eastern Ukraine, and demanded that armed groups allow unfettered access to the crash site and ensure that its integrity is maintained.

    In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body condemned “in the strongest terms” the downing of flight MH17 on 17 July in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, which resulted in the tragic loss of 298 lives.

    It supported efforts to establish “a full, thorough and independent international investigation” into the incident in accordance with international civil aviation guidelines.

    Council members also insisted on the “dignified, respectful and professional” treatment and recovery of the bodies of the victims.

    Further, the Council demanded that the armed groups in control of the crash site and the surrounding area “refrain from any actions that may compromise the integrity of the crash site, including by refraining from destroying, moving or disturbing wreckage, equipment, debris, personal belongings, or remains, and immediately provide safe, secure, full and unrestricted access to the site…”

    It also demanded that all military activities, including by armed groups, be immediately ceased in the immediate area surrounding the crash site to allow for security and safety of the international investigation.

    The Council also demanded that those responsible for this incident to be held to account and that all States cooperate fully with efforts to establish accountability.

    Statement by United Nations Security Council July 21 2014

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  • #AceNewsGroup 11:57 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    GAZA CITY: ‘ Activist Reportedly Captures a Moment in Time When an UN-Armed Civilian Was Shot Dead By An Israeli Sniper ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – July 22 – Gaza City

    The moment ‘unarmed civilian was shot dead by an Israeli sniper’ as he desperately searched for his family: Palestinians release shocking video

    The harrowing footage was captured by Muhammad Abdellah. an activist from the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood of Gaza City. He explained that the ISM team came across a young Palestinian man, who told them he was looking for his family, and that they followed him in an attempt to help him find his relatives

    ​The footage can not be independently verified by MailOnline – Israeli Defence Force have been asked for comment

    • Harrowing footage was captured by activist from pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement
    • ISM team came across a young Palestinian man, who told them he was looking for his family, and they followed him
    • Overnight, Israel bombed five mosques, a sports complex and the home of the late Hamas military chief
    • Israel military announced today that two more soldiers had died on Monday – military death toll is now 27
    • Israeli campaign, launched July 8, is aimed at stopping Hamas rocket fire into Israel
    • U.N. has said that the majority of the Palestinians killed were civilians, among them dozens of children
    • Israeli military said one of its soldiers was missing, presumed dead, following clashes with Hamas Islamists.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 11:44 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh: ‘ Besieged Gaza Strip Will Become a Graveyard for Israeli Soldiers Who Commit Crimes Against Palestinians ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – GAZA CITY – July 22 – Top Hamas leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh says the besieged Gaza Strip will become "a graveyard for Israeli soldiers" who are committing crimes against the Palestinians in the blockaded enclave for more than two weeks.


    ​He made the remarks on Monday, adding that Palestinians in Gaza are facing an aggressive war by Israel.

    The Tel Aviv regime has launched the ongoing war on Gazans because it has failed to force them to abandon their struggle, he stated.

    Haniyeh, however, stressed that "the resistance will continue."

    The Hamas leader said the massacres committed by Israel show its" true nature and prove that Israel is grappling with problems of its own."

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  • #AceNewsGroup 11:09 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ France is Facing Mounting Pressure to Stop Building Mistral Warships for Russia Ironically One is to be Called The Sevastopol ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES/FRANCE – July 22 – Roderich Kiesewetter, head of the Bundestag’s foreign affairs committee, has criticised France’s plan to deliver a warship to Russia in October reported the EuObserver


    ​As the French government is facing pressure from the U.S. over the sale of two warships to the Russian navy, amid reports that Paris plans to push ahead with the controversial deal.


    ​Despite broader efforts by the U.S. and Europe to isolate Moscow over the intervention and unrest in Ukraine, French President Francois Hollande said he plans to go through with a $1.6 billion deal to build warships for Russia, NPR reported.


    ​French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was scheduled Tuesday morning for a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington. He could face pressure from the State Department and others trying to tighten sanctions on Russia.

    Pentagon spokesman Col. Steven Warren said the U.S. is addressing this with the French government.

    "We have expressed our concerns to the French government over this sale, and we will continue to do so," he said, adding that Kerry and Fabius would "discuss the full range of issues regarding Ukraine."

    Ironically, one of the Mistral-class warships the French are looking to build for the Russians would be named "The Sevastopol," after the Crimean port. Russia annexed Crimea in March in a move decried as illegitimate by the international community, FoxNews

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  • #AceNewsGroup 10:48 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ French Authorities Reportedly Authorised a Demonstration in Support of Gaza After Two Banned Rallies Turned to Violence ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – FRANCE (Paris) – July 22 – The French authorities have reportedly authorised a demonstration in support for Gaza on Wednesday (23 July) after two government-banned demonstrations over the weekend turned violent.

    ​Wednesday’s gathering is to be allowed because the pro-Palestinian organisers are considered “serious and responsible” by the authorities, reports French daily Le Parisien.

    The Paris-based Federation International of Human Rights (FIDH) as well as a handful of left wing groups is behind the demonstration, set to kick off in the early evening from the city’s centre.

    The move comes on the heels of a controversial French government ban on demonstrations in the capital after several protesters targeted two Paris synagogues the week before.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 10:40 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Malaysian Airliner MH17: ‘ EU Foreign Policy Will Get Tested on Type of Sanctions to Apply ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – BRUSSELS – July 22 – As ministers meet behind closed doors in Brussels their aim to discuss the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH 17 and the implications thereof.

    According to EuObserver this will be a major test for EU foreign policy.

    The real test will come when they have to decide whether the sanctions they have in place are sufficient, or if they should ramp-up the pressure to cover economic sanctions. This would of course prevent a number of US, French and British companies being able to trade in the global marketplace with Russia.

    The facts speak louder than we realise, and in this respect most of the prevention is now becoming the only cure, though the cost to the West could be dire,

    As global trading West to East and back again has gradually become an accepted and eventual way to reduce their burgeoning debts. Then any major move to apply economic sanctions to Russia, will only add to their own problems.

    So decisions, decisions, what happens next l will let you know!

    But remember this simple fact about sanctions economic or otherwise, the West needs to trade with the East, but the East does not have to trade with the West, as they still have their allies, at home.

    By Ian K Draper @AceNewsServices

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    • Brittius 10:50 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

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    • Brittius 10:49 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Sanctions..? They don’t know what happened other than an aircraft went down. Nothing has been forensically examined to reach a conclusion of sanctions. It will only strengthen BRICS.

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      • #AceNewsGroup 13:34 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        I quite agree and counter-claim after counter-claim – amazing and disgraceful world when without forensic evidence everyone jumps to conclusions. It will strengthen the BRICS and of course, push the West’s indebtedness higher. Sanctions well if they are Economic as Russian FM Rozin said they will shoot themselves in in the foot.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 07:26 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    FACEBOOK: ` Liking Pages on Contests Will Not Win You a Mercedes it is a Scam ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – July 22 – This appeared on Facebook recently and according to Hoaxslayer is a Scam and is advising all users on Facebook to be aware.

    Screenshot courtesy of Hoax-Slayer.

    Attention, Facebook users: If you really want to own a Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, you’ll have to buy one from a dealer, like everyone else.

    Facebook pages claiming that they are giving away the automobiles to users who enter contests by liking the pages, liking and sharing promotional posts, and choosing the colours of their cars in comments are scams, according to Hoax-Slayer.

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, as Hoax-Slayer reported that the supposed automobile giveaway is merely a like-farming scam, designed to boost the number of likes on the page so that it can be used for further scams or sold on the black market to other scammer’s.

    The fraudulent posts read (unedited):

    We are giving 6 Mercedes Benz CLA 45 AMG On July 30, 2014

    Lucky Winners Will Be Announced On July 29, 2014

    Step 1) Like this Page

    Step 2) Like this Post

    Step 3) Comment which color you want. (White OR Red)

    Step 4) Share on your wall

    Winners will be Chosen & Announced On July 29, on this page.

    Good Luck ,

    Hoax-Slayer wrote:

    However, the claims on the page are lies. No Mercedes-Benz cars are being given away. No matter how much liking, sharing, or commenting you do, you will not win a Mercedes or anything else.

    Facebook pages with high like-numbers are a valuable commodity to scammers and unscrupulous online marketers.

    Such pages can later be used to launch further scam campaigns, this time to a much wider audience. Often, after an initial like-farming campaign, a second fake promotion is launched that is designed to trick people into participating in survey scams.

    The scammers may also use the bogus pages to perpetrate advance fee scams.

    Alternatively, the like-heavy pages can be sold via a lucrative black market to other scammers who will repurpose them to further their own goals.

    Such like-farming pages are very common on Facebook. A series of such scam pages has falsely claimed that users could win other brands of luxury cars, as well as expensive prizes such as holidays, cash payouts or tech products.

    Treat as suspect any page that claims that you can win an expensive prize just by liking, sharing and commenting.

    Readers: Have you seen any of these Mercedes-Benz scam posts in your News Feeds?

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  • #AceNewsGroup 21:52 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Annual Cost of Cyber-Crime is Difficult to Measure Given the Vast Global Losses ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – WORLDWIDE – July 21 – The annual cost of cyber-crime is either staggering, or a mere blip on the world’s economic bottom line, depending on how you look at it.

    ​It is notoriously difficult to quantify, since a majority of cyber-crime incidents go unreported, some companies don’t even realize they have been compromised and many are not able to put a dollar value on intellectual property (IP) that they still have, but is now also in the hands of a competitor, a thief or another nation state.

    ​But most estimates put global losses in the hundreds of billions of dollars.

    One report released last month, by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and titled “Net Losses: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime,” puts it between $375 billion and $575 billion.

    Download of PDF Report

    Read More:

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  • #AceNewsGroup 21:23 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Lack of Transparency Concerning UK Public Inquiry into 2003 Invasion of Iraq Breeds Heated Criticism That its Findings May Vindicate a Brutal War ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – BRITAIN (London) – July 21 -A lack of transparency concerning a UK public inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq has bred heated criticism that its findings may vindicate a brutal war that divided the nation and blackened Tony Blair’s decade-long leadership.

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (left) and former U.S. President George W. Bush (Reuters / Jason Reed)

    In the aftermath of the eight-year investigation, the inquiry’s concluding report has been delayed as a result of negotiations concerning its content. Of particular concern to the British establishment, are records of a series of meetings and exchanges between then-US President George W. Bush and Blair.

    It first emerged the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence had blocked the release of these records in May 2014. Several months later, it has now been confirmed large proportions of these controversial exchanges will be omitted from the inquiry’s final report – remaining obscured from public knowledge indefinitely.

    Following the conclusion of this inquiry, the investigation’s chair, Sir John Chilcot, is set to issue letters to former Prime Minister Tony Blair and then-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.

    Chilcot is reportedly critical of the duo with respect to the UK’s invasion of Iraq, and subsequent military conduct there in the years that followed.

    While Chilcot’s letters may be welcomed by the British public, an overall lack of transparency relating to the report’s findings is likely to prove a disappointment for many.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 21:03 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Rick Perry Deploys National Guard Troops to Border ‘ 


    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – July 21 – Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he’s deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to help manage the surge of child migrants at the state’s southern border.

    Perry, among the most vocal critics of President Obama’s handling of the crisis, said the extra force is needed to deter the wave of immigrants, safeguard Americans from crime and protect taxpayers from the costs of managing the new arrivals.

    By Mike Lillis @ The Hill

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  • #AceNewsGroup 20:58 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ US Fast Food Chains McDonald’s and KFC Face New Food Safety Scare While a Report Alleges Supplier Sold Expired Beef and Chicken ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – CHINA (Beijing) – July 21 – U.S. fast food chains McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday while authorities investigate a report that alleges a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken.


    ​McDonald’s Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc., which owns KFC and Pizza Hut outlets, said they have stopped using products supplied by a local meat processor after a Shanghai regulator halted the firm’s operations on Sunday over food safety concerns.


    ​Other customers included Burger King, Papa John’s Pizza, coffee chain Starbucks and sandwich maker Subway, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported Monday, according to the French news agency AFP.

    The move is a potential concern for the two brands, which are both now conducting their own investigation into the matter, since the pair were hit hard by a food safety scandal in China late in 2012 reported VoA.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 20:37 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Malaysian Airliner MH17: ‘ Ambassador Vitaly Churkinn Says His Nation Backs Resolution for International Investigation ‘ 


    #AceBreakingNews – UKRAINE – July 21 – Russia’s U.N. ambassador Vitaly Churkin says his nation backs a resolution calling for an international investigation of the Malaysian plane downed in eastern Ukraine.

    His comments ahead of a Security Council virtually assured the resolution would pass.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 20:33 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Chinese Supplier to Samsung Electronics Suspected of Child Labour Halts Production Indefinitely ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – CHINA – July 21 – Chinese supplier to Samsung Electronics has indefinitely halted production after the factory was suspected of using child workers, Reuters reported.

    ​Samsung said last week it had stopped doing business with the Dongguan Shinyang Electronics factory, a wholly owned subsidiary of South Korea’s Shinyang Engineering.

    The move was taken after an audit led to evidence of what Samsung called suspected child labour.

    The Dongguan Shinyang factory is a squat building in an industrial estate in Chashan, one of towns across southern China’s Pearl River Delta, dubbed the factory of the world.

    Ace Related News:

    #AceWorldNews – CHINA (Beijing) – July 17 – Samsung suspended business with a supplier in China after a watchdog group found child labour was being used in its factories. Read More: @AceNewsServices

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  • #AceNewsGroup 20:17 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Malaysian Airliner MH17: ‘ Russian Military Detected Ukrainian SU-25 Fighter Jet Gaining Height Towards MH17 ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – July 21 – The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe.


    Image courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry

    Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger air-plane, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

    ‘Ukrainian Buk missile system transported to militia-held area’

    In addition, MH17 crashed within the operating zone of the Ukrainian army’s self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air ‘Buk’ missile systems, the Russian general said(RT)

    “We have space images of certain places where the Ukraine’s air defense was located in the south-east of the country,” Kartapolov noted.

    The first three shots that were shown by the general are dated July 14. The images show Buk missile launch systems in about 8km north-west of the city of Lugansk – a TELAR and two TELs, according to the military official.
    Another image shows a radar station near Donetsk.

    Radar stations of the air defense in Donetsk Region, 5km north of Donetsk city, on July 14, 2014.Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry

    Radar stations of the air defense in Donetsk Region, 5km north of Donetsk city, on July 14, 2014.Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry

    While the third picture shows the location of the air defense systems near Donetsk, he explained. In particular, one can clearly see a TELAR launcher and about 60 military and auxiliary vehicles, tents for vehicles and other structures, he elaborated.

    Buk missile defense units in Donetsk Region, 5km north of Donetsk city, on July 14, 2014.Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry

    Buk missile defense units in Donetsk Region, 5km north of Donetsk city, on July 14, 2014.Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry

    “Images from this area were also made on July 17. One should notice that the missile launcher is absent [from the scene]. Image number five shows the Buk missile system in the morning of the same day in the area of settlement Zaroschinskoe – 50km south of Donetsk and 8km south of Shakhtyorsk," the Kartapolov said

    No Buk missile defense units in Donetsk Region, 5km north of Donetsk city, on July 17, 2014.Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry

    No Buk missile defense units in Donetsk Region, 5km north of Donetsk city, on July 17, 2014.Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry

    Buk missile defense units in Zaroschinskoe, 50km south of Donetsk city and 8km south of Shakhtyorsk, on July 17, 2014.Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry

    Buk missile defense units in Zaroschinskoe, 50km south of Donetsk city and 8km south of Shakhtyorsk, on July 17, 2014.Photo courtesy of the Russian Defense Ministry

    The question that has to be answered is why the missile system appeared in the area controlled by the local militia forces shortly before the catastrophe, he stated.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday that Kiev has “strong evidence” of the causes of the MH17 crash.

    We know exactly the place the surface-to-air missile was launched, we know exactly the place where it hit the civilian plane and the place where the plane crashed.

    Kiev is ready to hand the information to the international investigation commission, according to the presidential press-service.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 19:47 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Philip Hammond UK FM ‘ Deep Reforms on How EU Operates and is Governed are Needed or UK Will Leave the Union ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – BRUSSELS – July 21 – Deep reforms on how the EU operates and is governed are needed if the UK is to remain a member of the Union, Britain’s new foreign minister has said.

    Tory minister Philip Hammond, who was appointed to his new role last week, told the BBC in an interview on Sunday (20 July) that “the status quo is not an acceptable way to run Europe in the future”.

    He said he stood by his answer given in an interview last year that if he had to choose now, he would vote for withdrawal from the EU. "I haven’t changed my mind", he said.

    Seen as more anti-EU than his predecessor William Hague, Hammond said he wants to renegotiate Britain’s relations in the run-up to a promised in-out referendum in the second half of 2017.

    The referendum to withdraw from the EU is set to take place should the David Cameron’s Conservatives secure a victory in next year’s general election reported EuObserver

    The former businessman and Oxford graduate said if the EU refuses to negotiate or to change then the British would cast their vote to scrap Union membership.

    "If the offer by our European partners is nothing – no change, no negotiation – I am pretty clear what the answer of the British people will be,” Hammond said.

    Among his priorities is to repatriate certain powers from Brussels back to the UK and ensure the interests of non-eurozone states are protected in their relations with those using the euro.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 19:38 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    GAZA CITY: ‘ Ban Ki-Moon Holds Talks with Mahmoud Abbas and is Due to Meet Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – QATAR – July 21 – UN chief Ban Ki Moon is engaged in a diplomatic offensive in order to bring about a ceasefire to end the Israeli-Hamas violence.


    ​Ban held talks with Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas in Qatar as he undertakes a whirlwind tour of the region taking in Kuwait, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

    Ban urged an end to the bloodshed : “I repeat my demand to all sides that they must respect international humanitarian law the violence must stop now.

    Gaza is an open wound we must stop the bleeding now as I travel the region I will continue to press for demands for a ceasefire. “


    ​Meanwhile Abbas is due to meet Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal later in Qatar in order to discuss an Egyptian ceasefire proposal reported EuroNews

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  • #AceNewsGroup 19:20 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Malaysian Airliner MH17: ‘ Refrigerated Rail Car Carrying 282 Bodies Has Left for Ukrainian Government-Controlled City of Kharkiv ‘ 


    #AceBreakingNews – UKRAINE – July 21 – A refrigerated rail car carrying the bodies of 282 victims of a downed Malaysia airliner left for the Ukraine government-controlled city of Kharkiv Monday en route to Amsterdam only hours after Dutch investigators were finally allowed to inspect them.

    Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak said that the remains would be taken first to Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, and then will be flown to the Netherlands.

    A large pile of personal belongings was left on the station platform as the train pulled out, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

    It added that none of the militia fighters at the site knew who gave the order for the train to pull out.

    The train will first travel through Donetsk, a rebel stronghold, where it was going to be met by a Malaysian delegation.

    As it moves north, the train will quickly enter the territory controlled by the Ukrainian government.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 19:14 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Boston Marathon Boming: ‘ Friend of Bombing Suspect Azamat Tazhayakov Convicted of Obstruction of Justice ‘ 


    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES – July 21 – Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, was convicted Monday of helping cover up the crime, according to multiple media reports.

    A federal jury found Tazhayakov guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy by hindering the investigation into Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a friend and fellow student at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

    Prosecutors said that after Tazhayakov and another friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, determined that Tsarnaev was a suspect in the bombing, they threw out a backpack and removed a laptop from Tsarnaev’s dorm room. Lawyers for Tazhayakov argued that Kadyrbayev had removed the items; prosecutors said Tazhayakov went along with the plan.

    Tazhayakov was convicted of involvement with the backpack, but not the laptop.

    Tazhayakov, who could face more than 20 years in prison, was the first of four friends of the Tsarnaev brothers to face trial stemming from the April 2013 bombing. Kadyrbayev faces trial in September.(USA Today)

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  • #AceNewsGroup 18:32 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: ‘ Gaza City Appeal to Stop Unlawful Attacks Killing Civilians and Destroying Their Homes ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – GAZA CITY – July 21 – “Israel urgently needs to stop unlawful attacks that have killed civilians and destroyed property, not try to explain them away or blame the victims for failing to leave their neighbourhoods.

    Palestinian armed groups should stop launching unlawful rocket strikes and should avoid putting Gaza civilians in harm’s way.

    But in a conflict, violations by one party never justify violations by the other. We have documented civilian deaths that are not just tragic and inevitable, but indicate possible war crimes.

    Those responsible for war crimes during previous hostilities in Gaza have enjoyed impunity, leaving those in the current fighting to have little fear of prosecution.

    The international community needs to press hard for justice, including by supporting the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over the situation.

    Third parties should suspend transfers of any materiel to the fighting parties that has been documented or credibly alleged to have been used in violation of international humanitarian law, as well as withhold funding or support for such materiel.”

    Courtesy of: SARAH LEAH WHITSON, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch‘s Middle East and North Africa Division:

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  • #AceNewsGroup 17:55 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    GAZA City: ‘ Seven Israeli Soldiers Killed in Last 24 Hours ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – GAZA CITY – July 21
    LIVE UPDATES: Seven Israeli soldiers killed in last 24 hours in Gaza
    by Haaretz
    Egypt mulls changes to truce proposal; Hezbollah vows to aid Hamas; major rocket barrage fired at south and central Israel, two rockets intercepted over greater Tel Aviv; Gaza militants infiltrate south, casualties among IDF troops; IDF death toll rises to 18, six fallen soldiers named; Gaza death toll rises to 508.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 17:51 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Dmitry Rogozin: ‘ Russia Will Continue to Supply Rocket Engines to US Despite Sanctions and Organise What Benefits Us ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – RUSSIA (Moscow) – July 21 – Russia will continue to supply rocket engines to the United States despite Western sanctions, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday.

    “We are not going to shoot ourselves in the leg. They are organising sanctions in such a way that they will boomerang on their head. But we will continue to do (with the US) what benefits us and we will suspend what does not.

    Presently, the sale of engines benefits our engine-making enterprises in that they use the money for their own modernisation,” Rogozin said.

    “We need the most modern engines that produce more thrust. In order to design them, we need free money. This is why we are prepared to sell them …taking the sanctions very pragmatically,” he said.

    Reported by ./ITAR-TASS

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  • #AceNewsGroup 17:27 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Malaysian Airliner MH17: ‘ Barack Obama Declares Burden is Now on Russia to Provide Unfettered Access to Crash Site ‘ 


    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – July 21 – President Obama declared Monday that "the burden is now on Russia" to demand open and unfettered access to the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet from eastern Ukrainian militants.

    "Given its direct influence over the separatists, Russia and President Putin in particular have a direct responsibility to compel them to cooperate with the investigation," Obama said.

    By Justin Sink @ The Hill

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    • Brittius 18:43 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply

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    • cg 17:33 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Obama’s billionaire friend, George Soros paid off Ukrainian Nazis and Ukrainian Army $5.5B in Dec 2013 and again in May 2014. Obama set up this False Flag to blame/demonize onto Putin, or folks in Donesk who are being slaughtered.

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      • #AceNewsGroup 13:43 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Soros has supported many billionaires and businesses and will continue to do so, and l agree to a large extent that Obama and the UN are placing a false flag at strategic spots for them to be found, question is what will be the West’s next step as the only question is Economic and stranglehold the West or ? The outcome of the may well be like this scenario my post today at http://wp.me/p165ui-6lY

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  • #AceNewsGroup 13:19 on July 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Humanitarian Rights and Procedures Employed to Evacuate Those Injured Implemented After Events of July 17 and Start of Incursion ‘ 


    #AceWorldNews – GAZA CITY – July 21 – Following the events of July 17 and in light of last night’s events: A procedure to evacuate those injured in the Gaza Strip is required immediately B’Tselem – Gisha-Legal Center for Freedom of Movement – Machsom Watch – Physicians for Human Rights-Israel – Public Committee Against Torture in Israel – Rabbis for Human Rights – The Association for Civil Rights in Israel – Yesh Din

    Photo from Palestine Red Crescent Society webisteInformation received during the night, following the ground invasion, indicates that the movement of ambulances to evacuate the wounded and the independent evacuation of civilians from areas/homes under bombardment is impossible due to continuous and heavy fire in residential areas.

    Last night at around 21:00, reports were received of damage to Al Wafa Rehabilitation Hospital in Sejaiya.

    According to media reports rockets were stored in a building near the hospital, which was bombed later. Inside the hospital at the time were 17 patients in serious condition (for whom evacuation presents a real danger to their condition), staff and international activists.

    Physicians for Human Rights – Israel (PHR-I) and B’Tselem warned in advance about their presence in the building but in spite of this, and after additional warnings to the hospital, the building was damaged. In this case, evacuation was eventually made possible following intervention and pressure from many bodies.

    In another case, which continued through the night, the Alswarka family from Beit Lahiya area turned to PHR-Israel with a desperate call for assistance to evacuate them from the line of fire.

    The family of several dozen people, including women and children, called from the ground floor of their home which had been damaged by the shelling, while heavy fire continued around them. Some family members were injured and required medical treatment.

    Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances that tried to reach them, as well as other sites in the neighbourhood encountered firing.

    For hours, attempts were made to contact different official organizations for help to evacuate the family.

    Towards morning contact with the family was lost, but it seems that some of them were evacuated.

    Press Release

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