READERS: ‘ WE ARE PLEASED TO LAUNCH ACE WORLD NEWS JUST FOR YOU ‘


Ace News Group – Update: Feb.20: Firstly let me thank you for all your reblogs, likes and comments, it is really appreciated.
There is now so much more world news, featured, editors, guest and writers posts, that so many of you are kindly liking and reblogging on Ace News Services. FOR WHICH I TRULY THANK YOU ALL.
It was time for another change, AND this time that you all get involved. Here it is at:
' World News & Views Just Made for Sharing '
‘ World News & Views Just Made for Sharing ‘
The launch of this site has been tried and tested on a trial period on a private site and it works, thanks to a few friends, I invited. Now today it is open to everyone who is a WordPress member.     
Today all site owners can visit and add their news and views, in the box provided.
Just type in the box your news, add a link, or short code from YouTube or even a picture URL and click post. Instantly it will be shared on our Twitter & Facebook & Tumblr social media sites and eventually Ace Publishing Panel.
Now it is open to everyone, so enjoy.
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WASHINGTON: ‘ HOUSE PASSES BILL TO FUND DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Update:WASHINGTON:March.03: The House passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, averting the possibility of a partial shutdown of the agency on Friday.

The measure did not include restrictions on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration included in an earlier House-passed measure that led to the passage of a stopgap spending bill to avoid a department shutdown last week.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told GOP members of the House this morning that he would allow a vote on the clean version of the bill previously approved by the Senate.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ NETANYAHU WARNS LAWMAKERS OF OBAMAS DEAL WITH IRAN WILL START COUNTDOWN TO NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Update:WASHINGTON:March.03: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a Tuesday address to Congress warned lawmakers that President Obama’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran would start the countdown to a "nuclear nightmare."

The Israeli leader, who was frequently interrupted by rousing ovations during his 40-minute speech, urged lawmakers to oppose the negotiations, even as he sought to lower the temperature on the partisan fight surrounding his address.

Which was boycotted by senior administration officials and more than 50 Democrats.

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UKRAINE: ‘ OBAMA HOLDS TALKS WITH EU LEADERS & MERKEL PLANS TALKS WITH THE NORMANDY FOUR ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Update:UKRAINE:March.03: US President Barack Obama will hold talks on Tuesday with European leaders to discuss the Ukraine crisis and global security issues, Reuters reported.

The leaders of the US, Britain, France, Germany and Italy, as well as the head of the European Commission, will hold a video conference at 11:30EST (14:30 GMT), the White House said.

Meanwhile German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited the leaders of ‘Normandy Four’ to Berlin in March to discuss the situation in Ukraine, Bloomberg reported.

The phone conversation took place between Merkel, and the presidents of France, Ukraine and Russia, Francois Hollande, Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin respectively. The leaders noted on the progress in resolving the crisis in Ukraine.

The meeting is set to take place on March 6.

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FRANCE: ‘ COURT FINES JOURNALIST WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION FOR FLYING DRONE OVER PARIS ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Update:FRANCE:March.03: A Paris court has fined an Al-Jazeera journalist €1,000 ($1,120) for flying a drone without authorization over the French capital, AP said.

#AceNewsServices – FRANCE:Feb.25: At least five drones were spotted flying over the center of Paris on Tuesday with police unable to find who is operating them. The pilotless aircraft were previously sighted near the presidential palace and nuclear plants in what is becoming a recurring problem.

The city was under a high security alert at the time.

The court also ordered the drone to be confiscated from Tristan Redman.

Three journalists for the Qatar-based network were detained after being caught with the drone last week.

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REPORT: ‘ SAVE THE CHILDREN SAYS IMPOVERISHED COUNTRIES ARE ILL-PREPARED TO HANDLE AN EBOLA OUTBREAK ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Report:March.03: Impoverished countries’ healthcare systems are unprepared to handle an Ebola outbreak, according to a report released Tuesday by Save the Children.

Only Somalia is worse prepared than Chad for an epidemic such as Ebola, AP said, citing the report.

The charity has urged the international community to improve health care systems in developing countries so they can tackle any threat.

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MONTREUX: ‘ JOHN KERRY & JAVAD ZARIF START SECOND ROUND TALKS OVER IRANS NUCLEAR PROGRAMME ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Update: MONTREUX:March.03: Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday began a second day of talks on Iran’s nuclear program with the aim of securing a framework agreement by the end of March, Reuters said.

They were meeting in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to criticize the diplomacy in a speech to Congress in Washington.

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MOSCOW: ‘ SEVERAL HUNDRED RUSSIAN PAY LAST RESPECTS TO BORIS NEMTSOV ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Update: MOSCOW:March.03: Several hundred Russians queued on Tuesday in Moscow to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, a prominent Russian opposition politician, who was assassinated last week.

Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich joined mourners filing into the hall where Nemtsov’s open casket was on display, Reuters reported.

Russian investigators, who are working to track down the killers, say the murder was painstakingly planned.

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NIGERIA: ‘ BOKO HARAM RELEASE VIDEO PURPORTING TO SHOW BEHEADING OF TWO MEN ‘


#AceNewsServices – NIGERIA: March.03: Nigeria’s Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show them beheading two men, Reuters said.

The video is seen as the first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

The film’s authenticity and date has not been immediately confirmed. Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan says Boko Haram is allied to both Al-Qaeda and its IS offshoot.

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MOSCOW: ‘ BORIS NEMTSOV’S UKRAINIAN GIRLFRIEND RETURNS HOME FEARING SHE IS BEING SET-UP ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Update:MOSCOW:March.03: The main eyewitness in the murder case of the Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, Anna Duritskaya, is now back in Ukraine, her lawyer has announced RT reported.

An article on the Daily Mail yesterday has said the following with Kommersant News reported this about the same CCTV cameras, feverently denied by the local mayor.

Earlier on Monday the Ukrainian foreign ministry said that Duritskaya left for her native Ukraine, accompanied by her lawyer. The Ukrainian girlfriend of Nemtsov was questioned by the investigation before being allowed to return home.

The 23-year-old was walking with Nemtsov on Friday night when a gunman shot the politician four times about 100 meters from the Kremlin.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ NETANYAHU PREPARES TO DELIVER CONTROVERSIAL SPEECH ON IRAN TO CONGRESS ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Update: WASHINGTON:March.03: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday will deliver a controversial speech on Iran to a joint session of Congress.

The invitation to the Israeli leader, a vocal critic of the U.S.-led international negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program, has sparked a firestorm of controversy according to the news on capitol hill.

Democrats face a difficult decision on whether to attend the address. Here are the Democrats who are planning to skip the speech and those who are planning to go here. though this may change, as latest is almost a quarter of House Democrats will boycott Tuesday’s congressional address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

(Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escalate his campaign against U.S. President Barack Obama’s Iran diplomacy on Tuesday in a speech to Congress whose staging has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders’ already strained ties.

A group of 23 liberal House Democrats urged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday to delay Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress next month.

In the letter spearheaded by Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the lawmakers argued that Netanyahu was being used as a "political tool" against President Obama.

"As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president," they wrote.

So the content followed by the discussion will either show the great divide opening up between Israel and the US, or it will be smoothed over by sweet talking and mealy mouthed Obama stooges, looking for a leg-up the greasy political pole.

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ATLANTA: ‘ GEORGIA HALTS PLANNED EXECUTION OF THE ONLY WOMAN ON DEATH ROW OVER LETHAL INJECTION DRUGS ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Report: ATLANTA:March.03: Georgia halted the planned Monday execution of the only woman on death row in the state due to problems with the drugs to be used in the lethal injection, officials said.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, condemned for the murder of her husband in 1997, would have been the first woman executed by the state in 70 years.

"Within the hours leading up to the scheduled execution, the Execution Team performed the necessary checks. At that time, the drugs appeared cloudy," Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said in a statement.

"The Department of Corrections immediately consulted with a pharmacist, and in an abundance of caution, Inmate Gissendaner’s execution has been postponed," Hogan said.

It was not immediately clear to when the execution would be rescheduled.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ US SUPREME COURT TO WEIGH-UP OBAMACARE OVER TAX SUBSIDIES ‘


#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON:March.03: The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh a second major case targeting President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Wednesday when it considers a conservative challenge to tax subsidies critical to the measure’s implementation.

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IRAN: ‘ FIRST VTOL DRONE BUILT & PLANS FOR ASYMMETRIC WARS IN PIPELINE ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Report:IRAN:March.03: Iranian Defense Researchers have announced that they have built the first drone that can take-off vertically. The statement was made by Chancellor of Imam Hossein Comprehensive (military) University Brigadier General Morteza Saffari in Tehran on Tuesday Fars News reported.

He referred to the aircraft features, and said the VTOL drone makes its vertical climb using two wings which increases its speed.

"In the structure of the Armed Forces, separate drone missions have been defined for each force; the Air Force has been entrusted with special missions and drone units have been formed in Air Force bases to this end," commander of the Air Force’s drone units said on Sunday.

He announced plans to increase the number of home-made drones in the next 5 years, and said the Air Force will also operate long-range drones, specially for very distant missions Fars News.

"We are also after increasing the flight duration of drones and their armaments and electronic war systems for possible asymmetric wars," the commander said.

It was only last February that western media reported that Iran were only one of five manufacturers in the world building unmanned (UAV’s) for production.

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LOUISIANA INVESTIGATION: ‘ FEDERAL STATE OFFICIALS SEARCH HOW BIO-TERROR AGENT WAS RELEASED FROM LAB ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Investigation:USA:March.03: The release of deadly bacteria from high-security laboratory in Louisiana has raised concerns that it has spread to soil and water outside the facility.

Federal and state officials have spent weeks trying to determine how the potential bio-terror agent – which can live and grow in soil and water — was released from the Tulane National Primate Research Center north of New Orleans.

Yet the cause of the release and extent of the contamination remain unknown. While limited tests haven’t detected the bacteria outdoors, some officials are pressing behind the scenes for more action because monkeys kept in outdoor pens away from the lab have been sickened, an examination by USA TODAY reveals.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ DEMOCRAT BARBARA MIKULSKI FIRST ELECTED IN 1986 WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION IN 2016 ‘


#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON:March.03: Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in congressional history, will not seek re-election in 2016, according to the Associated Press and The Washington Post.

First elected in 1986, she was the first woman to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee, a position she lost when Republicans took control of the chamber following the 2014 elections.

Before her election to the Senate, Mikulski served five terms in the House.


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LONDON: ‘ BARCLAY’S CEO RECEIVES BONUS OF £1.1 MILLION & SCANDALS MASK REAL PRE-TAX PROFITS DOWN BY 21% PERCENT ‘


#AceNewsServices – Editors Post:LONDON:March.03: As the CEO of Barclay’s justifies his £1.1 million bonus in interview on Radio 4 today. By saying that since he joined much as be done to changed the operating structure.

When asked what his income was by the interviewer, he said he earned nearly £3million, not bad for pre-tax profits being down by 21% since last year.

This of course included in the bank’s annual results this morning, the additional charge, of £750 million which brings Barclays’ bill for the forex currency manipulation scandal up to £1.25bn. Then of course also excludes the PPI scandal monies set aside and ever mounting.

Thus this provision helped drag the bank’s pre-tax profits down from last year, masking an improved operating performance chief executive Antony Jenkins.

So with the looming Gold price manipulation scandal already over the horizon since being appointed of a fine of £26 million recently, one wonders how much longer before a new CEO is appointed. As the present new operating system does not appear to work.

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UK. ‘ THERESA MAY & NET MIGRATION TARGET FAILS DISMALLY BUT SHE STICKS BY CAMERON’S NO IFS & NO BUTS PLEDGE ‘


AceNewsServices – Featured Comment:UK.March.03: Theresa May has bound a future Tory government to a net migration target that spectacularly failed during this parliament. During an interview with the Times, the home secretary stuck by Cameron’s “no ifs, no buts” pledge on reducing the annual net migration figure to 100,000.

She has dismissed the concerns of senior Tories and hit back at her colleagues, accusing them of not doing enough. That’s fighting talk, especially given than some of the colleagues who take a more relaxed approach to immigration include Boris Johnson and George Osborne, who could just face Mrs May in a future Tory leadership contest.

Is immigration going to become the touchstone of the Tories’ open-vs-closed debate about Britain’s place in the 21st century world?

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CHILD ABUSE: ‘ CAMERON DECIDES TO PUNISH THOSE THAT TURN BLIND EYE AND NOT LOOK AT DEEPER CAUSE ‘


#AceNewsServices – Editors Post: March.03: Well good morning today it appears with electioneering just around the corner, David Cameron has decided to do something about child-abuse, well on the surface anyway. So lets look deeper at this headline in the Telegraph: “Jail for those who turn a blind eye to child abuse”. David Cameron will announce today at a Downing Street summit that council workers and other professionals who fail to act upon suspicions of child abuse could face up to five years in jail.

So not really anything to do with the abuser, or the abused – put simply just to jail those who turn a blind eye, letting other people do the governments ‘ dirty work of cleaning up the streets ‘. Of course we could start at the root of the problem, looking at the old adage of the ‘ abused becomes the abuser and thus abuses his or her victim ‘ or maybe we need to clean up the actual world were this governments official estimates show prostitution added about £5.7bn to the UK economy in 2013, while illegal drugs were worth £6.62 billion.

This is a sad indictment of any governments record to build an economy.

This post by ourselves: #AceNewsServices – BRITAIN:Dec.30:

Britain has overtaken France to become the world’s fifth largest economy, new analysis shows. This event has been brought about by leaders who are supposed to protect our interests, keeping our morals intact. Though as with all world leaders they are more interested in profit and building the economy, based on pound, shillings and pence and of course their own cronies.

Of course some people would just say ‘ its the way of the world or the world we live in ‘ l have even heard it just happens. Well l speak from personal experience and know all too well that phrases like ‘ sticks and stones can break my bones – but words will never hurt me ‘ is all so wrong – words do hurt.

So instead of just looking at the way to punish people for not becoming whistle-blowers maybe it is time to look at ‘ cause and effect ‘ and not just sit back and use idle rhetoric.

Think back to the furore when Andrew Norfolk first broke the story in the Times of Rotherham’s child sex scandal in January 2011. His work led to the government inquiry. But for a long time, those who asked such questions were dismissed as racist by many in authority; it takes more than a law to change culture and attitudes.

The timing of the announcement today is no coincidence. A report on paedophile rings in Oxfordshire by an independent inquiry is released today. It is expected to find that more than 300 children were sexually exploited by gangs in Oxfordshire over 15 years.

The Guardian also splashes the story on its front page. Its lead is “PM: jail those who ignore child abuse”. The article makes a link to UKIP and the general election. “Cameron is aware UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been trying to exploit the evidence of child abuse by members of ethnic minorities to demand tougher action,” Patrick Wintour writes.

Similar "wilful neglect" legislation is already in place regarding the care of elderly patients. This was introduced by Cameron to protect elderly people in care homes.

The policy announced today is an extension of this legislation to protect children.Whether it will work remains to be seen, personally l think it is punishing those that see and hear and not those that caused it in the first place. But in the end it finally comes down to ‘ there by the grace of God go I ‘ …

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SAUDI ARABIA: ‘ DIPLOMAT HELD SINCE 2012 RELEASED BY KIDNAPPERS IN YEMEN ‘


#AceNewsServices – Featured Post:SAUDI ARABIA:March.02: A Saudi Arabian diplomat returned to Riyadh on Monday after he was released by kidnappers in Yemen where he spent three years as a hostage, Reuters said.

Abdullah al-Khalidi, Saudi Arabia’s consul in Aden, was seized in March 2012.

Groups linked to Al-Qaeda, had been holding Saudi Arabia’s deputy consul in Aden, Abdullah al-Khalidi, since March 2012. Groups demand the release of female Al-Qaeda-linked prisoners held in Saudi Arabia in return for Khalidi’s release. They have also held a South African couple since May.

He later appeared as a hostage in videos released by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) calling on the Saudi authorities to do more to free him.

The Interior Ministry did not say in its brief statement how Khalidi came to be released, except that it was a result of “intensive efforts” made by the kingdom’s intelligence agency.

AQAP and its parent organization al-Qaida have sworn to bring down the Saudi state and Riyadh has worked closely with the United States to undermine the groups’ operations in Yemen by sharing intelligence, diplomats have said.

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s most powerful neighbor, fears that growing instability there might give more space for AQAP to operate and launch more operations like a cross-border raid it carried out in August in which eight people were killed.

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IRAQ: ‘ IRAQI FORCES TRY FOR SECOND TIME TO RECAPTURE TIKRIT FROM ISLAMIC STATE ‘


AceNewsServices – Featured Update: IRAQ:March.02: Iraqi security forces, backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Tikrit from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said.

The battle for Saddam Hussein’s hometown is a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swathe of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants, AP reported.

The city of Tikrit, 130km north of Baghdad, fell into the hands of the Islamic State group last summer.

Even though this is not the first time: Reported July 15 – Iraq says security forces have begun assault to retake militant-held Tikrit, according to the AFP. The attempt to retake Tikrit, which fell on June 12 to Sunni insurgents led by the extremist Islamic State group, began two-and-a-half weeks ago.​

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