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  • #AceNewsGroup 15:54 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ‘ RT Contributor and Four Other’s Taken Hostage by Ukrainian Troops ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – July 23 – RT’s contributor, UK journalist Graham Phillips is among four people taken hostage by Ukrainian troops, ANNA news agency reports. Phillips has been missing since he went to Donetsk airport on his own while a firefight was taking place.

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    1 graham phillips rt detained

    The other three people in the group are reportedly ANNA news agency’s cameraman, an employee of the press service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, and possibly an acquaintance of Phillips, who accompanied the journalist to the airport.

    Our cameraman, Vadim, was working in the epicenter of the fighting, RT’s stringer was next to him,” ANNA news agency reported.

    The agency cites anonymous sources, saying the group of four was taken hostage by Ukrainian troops.

    “According to the information we have, they have been captured by Ukrainian troops. This information has been confirmed by the self-defence forces,” the head of ANNA news agency’s Ukrainian bureau, Konstantin Knyrik, told RT.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has demanded the immediate release of journalists working for RT and the ANNA news agency.

    UK journalist and RT contributor Graham Phillips (Photo from

    UK journalist and RT contributor Graham Phillips (Photo from

    The last time Phillips got in touch with Moscow was on the evening of Tuesday, July 22.

    The stringer informed Moscow he was planning to go to Donetsk airport, currently the most active war-zone in the regional centre besieged by Kiev’s troops and National Guard.

    “We urged him not to go, because of the obvious risks, but based on the messages that appeared in social media a bit later, he decided to go there anyway, alongside another group of journalists,” RT’s statement maintains.


  • #AceNewsGroup 14:04 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Malaysian Airlines MH17: ' Memorial Service for Victims Takes Place in Kharkiv ' 

    #AceWorldNews KHARKIV – July 23 – A memorial service for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing crash took place Wednesday at eastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv airport.

    An ITAR-TASS correspondent reports, that the first plane will take 50 bodies to the Netherlands for an expert examination to be held.


  • #AceNewsGroup 13:29 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Malaysian Aircraft MH17:’ Dutch Air Force Plane Takes Off Carrying First 16 Coffins ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UKRAINE - Wednesday – July 23 – Bloody Conflict Continues and many more Die ! As first 16 bodies of victims of crash are transported from crash site.

    09:33 GMT:

    A Dutch air force transport plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner took off on Wednesday from an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands.

    Honour guards carry a coffin of one of the victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine for loading on to a transport plane heading to the Netherlands at Kharkiv airport July 23, 2014. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

    Honour guards carry a coffin of one of the victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine for loading on to a transport plane heading to the Netherlands at Kharkiv airport July 23, 2014. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

    Honorary guards placed wooden coffins on the plane after a short and sombre ceremony held on the tarmac before it took off.

    All 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 perished when it was brought down last Thursday over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, where Kiev is struggling anti-government forces.

    Many of the victims were Dutch and the Netherlands will carry out their identification.

    At the ceremony, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said the downing of the plane was an “inhumane terrorist act” carried out with help from Russia.

    Kiev will do everything in its power to bring those guilty to justice, he added. Russia denies its involvement.

    On Monday the Russian military presented information that a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter had been gaining altitude in the direction of the Malaysian Boeing prior to the catastrophe.

    A Canadian military transport plane is due to leave Kharkiv with 24 more coffins later on Wednesday.

    09:21 GMT:

    The black boxes from Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 have been handed over to British experts, UK investigators have told press.

    08:16 GMT:
    08:12 GMT:

    The inflight recorders recovered from the wreckage of the downed Malaysian plane have arrived in Britain to be analyzed, the Ukrainian government’s investigation committee told press. The Ukrainian investigators confirmed they had seen the recorders, but not handled them as per an agreement reached with the Malaysian and Dutch inspectors.

    “Today … the black boxes from the airliner Boeing 777 arrived in Britain under the supervision of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization),” the commission said on its Facebook page.

    07:51 GMT:
    07:23 GMT:

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday that it was still unclear how many bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 had arrived in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv and how many may have been left behind at the crash site. (Reuters)

    05:53 GMT:

    Dutch experts have said they were given 80 fewer corpses than indicated by the eastern Ukrainian militia.

    “There were human remains that had not been picked up,” said Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for the OSCE after visiting the crash site.

    “What struck us is that we did not monitor any recovery activity in place,” he added, indicating at least two areas where there still were human remains.

    02:38 GMT:

    Moscow has handed over to the European Union the Ministry of Defense’s monitoring data on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, Russian envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said.

    The documents, which are in both Russian and English, were sent “to all the interested parties,” he told journalists in Brussels, as quoted by RIA Novosti. Russia hopes the investigation of the tragedy will be “truly unbiased, independent and international,” as called for by the UN Security Councilresolution unanimously adopted Monday, Chizhov said.

    I’m surprised by statements made by certain European representatives,” he said. Even European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso – who is on a visit in Brazil – “voiced certainty that the plane, as he said, was shot down by ‘separatists.’”According to the Russian diplomat, attempts to foresee the results of an investigation “can only be considered as an attempt to put pressure on the probe.”

    I hope that will not happen,” Chizhov said.

    Ukrainian State Emergency Service employees collect bodies of victims at the site of the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Grabove, in rebel-held east Ukraine on July 20, 2014.(AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic )

    Ukrainian State Emergency Service employees collect bodies of victims at the site of the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Grabove, in rebel-held east Ukraine on July 20, 2014.(AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic )

    Tuesday, July 22

    18:27 GMT:

    The Dutch government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

    The country’s king and queen will be at an air base in Eindhoven to greet two military planes that are scheduled to arrive around 4 p.m. (1400 GMT) Wednesday carrying the first victims’ remains.


  • #AceNewsGroup 12:50 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Malaysian Airlines MH17: ‘ Petro Poroshenko Calls for Ceasefire Within 40 KM of Crash Site’ 

    #AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – July 23 – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called a ceasefire within a 40km radius of where Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed. Russia has urged all parties in eastern Ukraine to lay down their arms while inspectors investigate what caused the tragedy.

    Donestsk and Luhansk Peoples Republican Armies

    Wednesday, July 23

    01:41 GMT:

    Self-defense forces of the People’s Republic of Donetsk (DPR) have said they have taken control of two villages on the Ukrainian border with Russia, Novorossia news agency reports. Igor Strelkov, defense minister for the self-proclaimed republic, said that fighting between Kiev troops and the militia is continuing near Dubrovka, Donetsk region.

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  • #AceNewsGroup 21:39 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Hilary Clinton Donates All the Money She Makes Speaking at Colleges to Her Own Non-Profit Foundation ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – July 23 – All that “will she or wont she” clamour over whether Hillary Clinton will run for the White House in 2016.

    ​Damage-controlling the eye-rolls over her comment about the Clinton’s being “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001, a comment she concedes was “inartful.” Criticism of her big fees for speaking at colleges and universities.

    On Friday, Mrs. Clinton told ABC News’ Ann Compton that all of the money she’s made from colleges since she left her post as secretary of state has been donated to a non-profit foundation – hers.

    “All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work,” Clinton said. “So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation.”

    To give the organization its full name, that’s the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation (originally, the William J. Clinton Foundation).


  • #AceNewsGroup 21:14 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Judge Sentences Mary Anne Grady Flores Anti-Drone Activist to a Year in Prison, $1,000 Fine for Photographing a Peaceful Demonstration at US Airbase ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (New York) – July 23 – On July 10, 2014, in New York State, Judge David Gideon sentenced Mary Anne Grady Flores to a year in prison and fined her $1,000 for photographing a peaceful demonstration at the U.S. Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Field (near Syracuse) where weaponised Reaper drones are remotely piloted in lethal flights over Afghanistan.

    ​Dozens have been sentenced, previously, for peaceful protest there. But uniquely, the court convicted her under laws meant to punish stalkers, deciding that by taking pictures outside the heavily guarded base she violated a previous order of protection not to stalk or harass the commanding officer.

    ​Mary Anne is a 58 year-old grandmother of three, from Ithaca, New York, where she is part of the Upstate Drone Action.

    ​Since late 2009 this grass-roots group has persistently raised awareness about the consequences of drone attacks in Afghanistan, the global epicentre of U.S. drone warfare. In December 2012, the U.S. Air Force revealed that U.S. drones had struck targets in Afghanistan 477 times during just the preceding year.

    ​Members of the Upstate Drone Action, alarmed by the proliferation of drones and the ease with which they kill suspects far from any battlefield, are troubled in general to live in a society that so automatically and heedlessly chooses warfare over other available solutions to its problems.

    Hundreds have gathered in Syracuse, NY, for events the Coalition has organized, including non-violent civil resistance at the Hancock base.


  • #AceNewsGroup 19:57 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    INVESTIGATION: ‘ Eleven Out of Twelve Fake Applications Get Obamacare Premiums after Getting Through Verification Process ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – July 23 – Eleven out of 12 fake applications for government-subsidized health insurance got through a verification process and the bogus beneficiaries are still covered, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.

    ​The GAO launched the sting to check to see how well the Obamacare process checks for counterfeit applications. The results were messy, GAO’s Seto Bagdoyan says in testimony prepared for a hearing Wednesday of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee.

    The GAO operatives made up 18 applications -– 12 applied on-line or by telephone, and six started out looking for in-person help.

    All were completely false, with fake incomes and counterfeit documentation.

    “The federal Marketplace approved coverage for 11 of our 12 fictitious applicants who initially applied on-line, or by telephone."

    Only one of the group of 12 was correctly told he or she could not apply. “For one application, the marketplace denied coverage because GAO’s fictitious applicant did not provide a Social Security number as part of the test,” Bagdoyan said reporting at NBC.


  • #AceNewsGroup 19:38 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ FAA Cancels Flights to Israel for Second Day ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES – July 23 – The Federal Aviation Administration extended its prohibition Wednesday against U.S. flights to Israel for a second 24 hours, a day after a missile fell within a mile of the Tel Aviv airport.

    "The agency is working closely with the government of Israel to review the significant new information they have provided and determine whether potential risks to U.S. civil aviation are mitigated so the agency can resolve concerns as quickly as possible," FAA said in a statement.

    Delta Air Lines and US Airways had already canceled flights for Thursday. European airlines also canceled more flights Wednesday, after the European Aviation Safety Agency said Tuesday it "strongly recommends" airlines refrain from flying there.

    "We have decided to suspend our flights to and from Tel Aviv until further notice," Air France said in a statement. "Your safety and the safety of our crew remain our top priority."

    The airline offered travellers holding tickets from July 22 to Aug. 15 either a refund or a chance to change travel to after Aug. 31.

    Lufthansa and Air Berlin also cancelled flights for Thursday.

    Lufthansa said its decision applies to its subsidiaries Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines, spanning 20 flights from Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels.

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said U.S. officials continue to discuss the security situation with Israel.

    "We’re continuing to monitor the situation in Israel and other parts of the world. Safety is the very first priority for DOT, for FAA," Foxx said. "Our work within our own government and the conversations that occur between governments continue. As the situation continues to evolve, we will adjust our guidance accordingly.

    But for the time being, it is what it is."


  • #AceNewsGroup 19:29 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ GM Announces Six More Recalls Totalling 717,950 Newer-Models and Brings Total Recalls in 2014 to 26 Million ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES – July 23 – General Motors announced six more recalls today, totalling 717,950 newer-model U.S. vehicles for a variety of defects.

    That brings the number of GM recalls this year to 60, totalling 26 million vehicles.

    GM says it knows of three crashes and two injuries, but no deaths, linked to the new recalls.

    The auto-maker sees the latest round of call-backs as evidence it’s continuing to strictly police itself on safety issues.

    "These recalls signify how we’ve enhanced our approach to safety," said Jeff Boyer, vice president in charge of global vehicle safety. "We are bringing greater rigour and discipline to our analysis and decision making.

    If we identify an issue – large or small – that might affect the safety of our customers, we will act decisively."


  • #AceNewsGroup 18:59 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ UN Human Rights Council Statement on Gaza Since Commencement of Protective Edge ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – July 23 – The situation in the occupied Gaza Strip is critical for the civilians living there and requires your urgent attention.

    Since Israel announced its military operation “Protective Edge” on 7 July, Gaza has been subjected to daily intensive bombardment from the air, land and sea, employing well over 2,100 air strikes alone. The hostilities have resulted in the deaths of more than 600 Palestinians, including at least 147 children and 74 women.

    This is the third serious escalation of hostilities in my six years as High Commissioner. As we saw during the two previous crises in 2009 and 2012, it is innocent civilians in the Gaza Strip, including children, women, the elderly and persons with disabilities, who are suffering the most.

    According to preliminary UN figures, around 74 percent of those killed so far were civilians, and thousands more have been injured. Those numbers have climbed dramatically since Israel’s ground operations began on 17 July.

    Hundreds of homes and other civilian buildings, such as schools, have been destroyed or severely damaged in Gaza, and more than 140,000 Palestinians have been displaced as a result.

    Two Israeli civilians have also lost their lives and between 17 and 32 others have been reported injured as a result of rockets and other projectiles fired from Gaza, and 27 Israeli soldiers have been killed during military operations in Gaza.

    As we speak, the indiscriminate firing by Hamas and other armed groups of more than 2,900 rockets, as well as mortars, from Gaza continues to endanger the lives of civilians in Israel.

    I have repeatedly condemned such indiscriminate attacks in the past. I do so again today.

    I further emphasise that it is unacceptable to locate military assets in densely populated areas or to launch attacks from such areas.

    However, international law is clear: the actions of one party do not absolve the other party of the need to respect its obligations under international law.

    Human Rights Council 21st Special Session:


  • #AceNewsGroup 18:06 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    TRANSASIA FLIGHT: ‘ Commercial Plane Crashed in Wake of Typhoon Matmo ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews UPDATE – TAIWAN (Penghu) – July 23 – A commercial plane crashed in heavy rain in Taiwan Wednesday, with local reports saying at least 40 people were killed. The TransAsia flight was travelling from Kaohsiung to Makung during stormy weather in the wake of Typhoon Matmo, local media reported.

    ​Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) told NBC News the crash was under investigation, giving no further details. China’s Xinhua news agency said the accident took place as the plane attempted to make an emergency landing in Taiwan’s Penghu county. "It’s chaotic on the scene," Jean Shen, director of the CAA, told Reuters.

    ​Television pictures showed burning wreckage in what appeared to be a residential area reported NBC.

    Ace Related News:

    #AceBreakingNews – TAIWAN (Penghu) – July 23 – A TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed Wednesday into residential buildings in an emergency landing, killing 51 people, the Taiwan news agency reports.

    The crash occurred in Taiwan’s Penghu county, the Xinhua News ‏agency reports. @AceNewsServices



  • #AceNewsGroup 17:50 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Cyber Thieves Break into 1000 StubHub Accounts and Fraudulently Bought Tickets in $10 Million International Scam ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Manhattan) – July 23 – Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers’ accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the on-line ticket reseller in a $10 million international rip-off scam, officials said Wednesday, reported NBC New York .

    ​Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is expected to announce charges against six people in the case Wednesday afternoon.

    According to investigators, hackers used malware or hacked other websites to obtain login information for StubHub users’ accounts and used credit cards on file with the online ticket company to buy tickets to concerts and sporting events. They then allegedly used runners to resell the tickets before unsuspecting customers knew their accounts had been compromised.

    ​Since customers often use the same password information at multiple sites, the hackers apparently had an easy time getting access to some users’ Stubhub accounts, authorities say.

    Dozens of times a day, the suspects allegedly pretended to be actual users and downloaded tickets. After getting the tickets, the hackers used a network of runners and fences to resell the tickets, officials said. The millions in sales were shared and laundered overseas to ringleaders in Russia, according to investigators.

    Three Russian nationals are believed to be behind the hacking scheme. Three Americans are also allegedly involved. In addition to Russia and the United States, other alleged members of the hacking crew are believed to be based in Canada and Britain. One man was apprehended in Spain after an Interpol notice was issued for his arrest.

    StubHub, which is based in San Francisco, said that the thieves didn’t break through its security like the thieves did in the case of the Target data breach, for example. Rather, they got account-holders’ login and password information from data breaches at other websites and retailers or from key-loggers or other malware on the customers’ computers, the company said.


  • #AceNewsGroup 17:31 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ UK Still Exporting Arms to Russia Even Though David Cameron Pushed for Tougher Sanctions on Moscow After Shooting Down of MH17 ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – BRUSSELS – July 23 – The UK is still exporting millions of euros worth of arms to Russia, despite fears that Moscow has been arming separatists in Ukraine.

    • Exports include body armour, small arms ammunition, sniper rifles and military communications equipment (Photo: Yarden Sachs)

    A report by MPs, published Tuesday (23 July), said that 251 licences worth around £132m (€167m) were still in force although the government in March promised to stop sales to Russia.

    Goods being exported include body armour, small arms ammunition, sniper rifles, military communications equipment and "software for equipment employing cryptography".

    Sir John Stanley, head of the House of Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC), said that Russia is an "authoritarian regime" and the government should be restricting sales further.

    "We should have been applying a more cautious approach for some time in regard to Russia."

    The revelations come just a few days after the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight by suspected Moscow-backed rebels over eastern Ukraine.

    British Prime Minister David Cameron was among those pushing for tough sanctions on Moscow in response.


  • #AceNewsGroup 17:22 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Malyasian Arilines MH17: ‘ EU Foreign Ministers Gives Russia a Few Days to Stop Arming Rebels or Face Three Tier Sanctions ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – BRUSSELS – July 23 – EU foreign ministers on Tuesday (22 July) gave Russia a few days to stop arming Ukrainian rebels, believed responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane, or face sanctions on its financial, high-tech, and defence industries.

    They also decided to add more names and companies to an existing blacklist by the end of July.

    The EU demands say Russia must: stop the flow of weapons to eastern Ukraine; withdraw its "additional troops" from the Ukrainian border; use its influence on pro-Russian separatists to grant international investigators full access to the crash site of flight MH17; and fully co-operate with the probe.

    According to the ministers’ conclusions, the EU "remains ready to introduce without delay a package of further significant restrictive measures, if full and and immediate co-operation on the above mentioned demands fails to materialise."

    "To this end, the foreign affairs council requests the EU commission and the European External Action Service to finalise the preparatory work on possible targeted measures and to present proposals for taking action including access to capital markets, defence, dual use goods and sensitive technology including in the energy sector”.

    The proposals are to be tabled at a meeting of EU ambassadors in Brussels on Thursday.

    By Valentina Pop @ EUobserver


  • #AceNewsGroup 16:52 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    GOP Bill: ‘ Will Deploy National Guard, Change Trafficking Laws and Beef-Up Judicial Law Enforcement ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – United States (Washington) – July 23 – House Republicans will deploy the National Guard to the border, change trafficking laws to more quickly process Central American children and beef up judicial and law enforcement resources in legislation to tackle the surge of child immigrants entering the United States.

    Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), who led the GOP working group developing the party’s plan, billed her team’s recommendations as “common-sense, compassionate, but tough” during a presentation to the entire House Republican conference Wednesday.

    Her recommendations set up a scramble to pass an emergency funding measure for the border before Congress breaks for a month-long August recess at the end of next week.

    By Peter Schroeder @ The Hill


  • #AceNewsGroup 16:00 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    GAZA: Vladimir Putin Speaks to Benjamin Netanyahu Offering to Facilitate Mediatory Efforts to Secure a Peace Initiatives Within UN Framework ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – MOSCOW, July 23./ITAR-TASS/. Further fighting in Gaza will lead to a dramatic deterioration of the humanitarian situation and to more casualties and suffering among the civilian population, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.

    Putin “stressed that there is no alternative to ceasefire and a political settlement” and reiterated his readiness to facilitate mediatory efforts and the implementation of peace initiatives, including within the UN framework,” the presidential press service said.


  • #AceNewsGroup 15:36 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ California Court Upholds Class Action Against Google Though Only in Part ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (California) – July 23 – A California court has allowed a privacy class action suit against Google to continue, though only in part, reported NetworkWorld.

    ​The Google signage is seen at the company’s offices in New York January 8, 2013.


    After evaluating each claim of each sub-class in the suit, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has allowed two claims of the “Android Application Disclosure Subclass,” which includes all persons and entities in the U.S. that acquired an Android-powered device between Aug. 19, 2004 and the present, and downloaded at least one Android application through the Android Market or Google Play.

    On March 1, 2012, Google introduced a single, unified policy that allows the company to comingle user data across accounts and disclose it to third-parties for advertising purposes.

    (Reuters) July 14 2014 – Google Inc won a significant legal victory as a U.S. judge decided not to combine several lawsuits that accused the Internet search company of violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users into a single class action.

    In a Tuesday evening decision, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, said the claims, including those on behalf of users of Google’s popular Gmail service, were too dissimilar to be grouped together. She also said the plaintiffs cannot pursue their broad-based class action again.

    A class action could have exposed Google to billions of dollars of potential damages and added pressure on the Mountain View, California-based company to settle.

    Instead, email users might now be forced to sue individually or in small groups, lowering recoveries and boosting costs.


  • #AceNewsGroup 15:17 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Capitol Police Detected a Weapon on Man Going Through Screening Process at Cannon House ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Capitol Hill) – July 23 – Shortly after 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Capitol Police detected a weapon on a man going through the administrative screening process at the Cannon House Office building.

    The man was not a staffer or Capitol Hill employee, according to sources familiar with the incident, which closed the north-east door of Cannon for about 25 minutes.

    Police uncovered a firearm. Information on the make and model was not yet available.

    Two officers escorted a man from the building in handcuffs around 9:35 a.m., and loaded him into a waiting police van.

    He did not respond to questions from CQ Roll Call.

    The Cannon door reopened around 9:50 a.m.

    By Hannah Hess @ The Roll


  • #AceNewsGroup 15:11 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    GOP: ‘ Lois Lerner’s Hard drive Scratched So Missing Emails Might Have Been Recovered ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – July 23 – House Republicans said Tuesday that new evidence suggests that former IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails might have been recoverable, raising new questions about the IRS’s handling of the Tea Party controversy.

    Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) said that the committee had learned that Lerner’s hard drive was “scratched,” and that private sector specialists likely could have recovered emails.

    By Bernie Becker @ The Hill


  • #AceNewsGroup 15:06 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Senate Democrats Chop $1 Billion from Barack Obama’s Border Funding ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – July 23 – Senate Democrats will chop $1 billion from President Obama’s emergency spending request to secure the Texas border but have rejected Republican demands to change legal protections for child immigrants from Central America.

    Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) told colleagues Tuesday that she will move a bill with $2.7 billion in emergency spending for the border, substantially less than the $3.7 billion requested by Obama, according to Democratic sources.

    The legislation will not include language demanded by Republicans and some centrist Democrats giving the administration more flexibility to swiftly deport children from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and other non-contiguous countries, the Democrats said.

    By Alexander Bolton and Peter Schroeder @ The Hill


  • #AceNewsGroup 15:04 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Russian Backed-Separatists Reported to have Shot-Down Two Ukrainian Jets ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – UKRAINE – July 23 – Russian-backed separatists shot down two Ukrainian attack jets Wednesday in the eastern regions of the country, according to the Ukrainian Defence Ministry.

    ​The attacks come a day after senior intelligence officials warned that Russia was continuing to supply rebels with arms and training despite allegations that separatists shot down the Malaysian Airlines flight last week.

    The ministry said on its Facebook page that the jets were among four Russian-built fighters that were returning to base after providing air support for Ukrainian troops near the border.

    The pilots of both jets ejected from the aircraft, the ministry said.

    Their condition was not immediately reported.


  • #AceNewsGroup 14:49 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ TransAsia Airways Passenger Plane Crashes into Residential Buildings ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – TAIWAN (Penghu) – July 23 – A TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed Wednesday into residential buildings in an emergency landing, killing 51 people, the Taiwan news agency reports.

    The crash occurred in Taiwan’s Penghu county, the Xinhua News ‏agency reports.


  • #AceNewsGroup 14:26 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Protective Edge Day 15 and As with Day 14 Still No Ceasefire in Sight As Palestinians and Arab Countries File a Draft Excluding Hamas ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – GAZA CITY – July 23 – The UN Human Rights Council is slated to hold a meeting Wednesday morning over the IDF operation in Gaza, and is expected to issue a severe condemnation of Israel, to include operative steps.

    The Palestinians and Arab countries have filed the Council with a draft, which includes the establishment of an international commission of inquiry to probe alleged war crimes and violations of international law by Israel.

    The draft does not mention Hamas.

    Despite Israeli lobbying with the Council’s member states to prevent the meeting taking place, the Palestinians managed to get the signatures necessary to hold the meeting. The U.S., most of the EU states and additional Western states, including Australia and Canada, are expected to oppose the draft. However, the Palestinians are believed to have a majority. (Barak Ravid)

    Latest updates: Courtesy of AP – Haaretz – Reuters -

    7:52 A.M. Senior Israeli officer tells Haaretz: IDF attacked 20 ‘terror targets’ in Gaza overnight, 20 terrorists killed in the past 24 hours. (Gili Cohen)

    6:53 A.M. Rocket siren sounded in Hof Ashkelon, Eshkol regional councils. (Haaretz)

    5:11 A.M. Two Israeli soldiers were killed Tuesday evening in fighting in Gaza Strip, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit says. The deceased are Capt. Dmitry Levitas, 26, of Jerusalem and Geshur and 1st Lt. Natan Cohen, 23, of Modiin. They were both officers in the IDF armored corps. They were killed by sniper fire in the Gaza Strip. Over the last 24 hours, three soldiers were seriously wounded, nine were moderately wounded, and eight sustained light wounds. Since the Gaza operation began, 29 soldiers and officers were killed. (Haaretz)

    4:44 A.M. Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg urges the reversal of the U.S. ban on flights to Israel, and says he will board a flight to Tel Aviv in solidarity with Israeli people.

    4:35 A.M. Palestine Liberation Organization senior official Yasser Abed Rabbo says PLO endorses supports Hamas’ demands for halting Gaza hostilities.

    "The Gaza demands of stopping the aggression and lifting the blockade in all its forms are the demands of the entire Palestinian people and they represent the goal that the Palestinian leadership has dedicated all its power to achieve," Abd Rabbo says in Ramallah, the West Bank.

    "We are confident Gaza will not be broken as long as our people are standing beside it to support it through all possible means until the invaders understand that our great people inside the homeland and outside will not leave Gaza alone." (Reuters)

    3:05 A.M. For the first time since an unprecedented diplomatic rift among Gulf powerhouses, Qatar’s emir flew to Saudi Arabia late Tuesday in a surprise visit and met with King Abdullah to discuss the Gaza cease-fire efforts.

    A senior Saudi official told The Associated Press that Saudi Crown Prince Salman, and Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin also attended the meetings with Qatar’s Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the coastal city of Jiddah. (AP)


  • #AceNewsGroup 12:33 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk: ` Special Committee Set-Up to Sanction Russian Citizens Who Support Terrorists ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – July 23 – Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk warned on Wednesday that his country will impose sanctions on Russian citizens who “directly or indirectly support ‘terrorists and separatists,’” RIA Novosti reported.

    A special committee has been established to introduce sanctions against Russian citizens, the PM said.

    It is comprised of representatives of the foreign, justice ministries and other departments, he said.


  • #AceNewsGroup 12:29 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Islamic State Militants Claim Responsibility for Suicide Bombing Killing 24 and 9 Police Officers ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – AFGHANISTAN (Baghdad) – July 23 – Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shiite district of Baghdad, Reuters said.

    The bombing, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the Iraqi capital, killed 33 people.

    The explosion in Kadhimiya, site of a major Shiite shrine, was carried out by a fighter named as Abu Abdul-Rahman al-Tunisi, the hard-line Sunni Islamist group said.

    It has been leading an offensive throughout northern and western Iraq.


  • #AceNewsGroup 12:23 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Suicide Bombing in Baghdad Kills 23 People Including 9 Police Officers ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Baghdad) – July 23 – A suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad has killed 23 people, including nine police officers, and wounded 52 others, Reuters reported citing police and a hospital source.

    The bomb went off at a police checkpoint in the Kadhimiya district, a mainly Shiite area in the north of the city.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.


  • #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


  • #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


  • #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?


  • #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,

  • #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.


  • #AceNewsGroup 15:55 on July 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , #GirlSummit2014, FGM   

    ' 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.


  • #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 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


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

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

    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES – July 22

    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.
  • #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


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

      Reblogged this on Brittius.


      • #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.


  • #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”.


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

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


  • #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.


  • #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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