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  • #AceNewsGroup 18:45 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Announces Resignation ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – UKRAINE – July 24 – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February reported Associated Press.

    Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of Parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. He said Parliament could no longer do its work and pass necessary laws.


  • #AceNewsGroup 18:31 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Talks On a Fix for the Department of Veteran Affairs Health Care Crisis have Collapsed ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – July 24 – Updated 1:08 p.m. | Talks on a fix for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care crisis have collapsed, after the lead Senate Democratic negotiator accused the top House GOP negotiator of a “take-it-or-leave-it gambit.”

    Senate Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., said House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., has signaled he has abandoned talks after calling a noon meeting of the conference committee in an effort to ram a GOP plan through.

    Sanders told CQ Roll Call he did not plan to attend the noon conference meeting called by Miller.

    “It’s not a conference.

    A conference is when two sides agree to meet.

    This was decided at 10 last night by the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs,” Sanders said, adding he would be prepared to talk with Miller over the weekend.

    After Sanders and Senate Democrats opted not to go, Boehner sent out a statement blasting them.


  • #AceNewsGroup 18:23 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Protective Edge Day 7 Days Since Israeli Incursion: ‘ And On The Seventh Day God Rested But No Rest For The Gazan’s As Missiles Keep Falling From the Sky ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – GAZA CITY – July 24 – Israel’s Operation Protective Edge entered its 17th day on Thursday, marking the 7th day of the IDF’s ground incursion into the Gaza Strip reported Haaretz.

    ​The Palestinian death toll since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge surpassed the 770 mark, most of them since Israel entered Gaza a week ago.

    Israel military fatalities stand at 32 since the operation commenced. 134 soldiers are currently hospitalized due to wounds incurred in the fighting.

    The IDF has not announced the loss of any soldiers since Wednesday.

    Israel asserted Thursday that the hospital it struck the day before was empty of patients and being used for missile attacks, while Palestinians asserted that 15 people were killed when a UNRWA school was hit on Thursday.

    While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Egypt pushing for a cease-fire, and Prime Minister Netanyahu was meeting with the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah to present a list of Hamas and Palestinian Authority truce demands.


  • #AceNewsGroup 18:07 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ House Rules Committee Approves Resolution Authorising John Boehners Lawsuit Against President Obama Over His Use of Executive Power ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – July 24 – The House Rules Committee on Thursday approved a resolution that would authorize Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive power.

    The panel voted along party lines to move forward with legal against Obama over his delay of the the healthcare law’s employer mandate, which Republicans say was outside his powers as president.

    The House is expected to approve the lawsuit before lawmakers leave town next week for a five-week summer recess.

    By Elise Viebeck @ The Hill


  • #AceNewsGroup 18:03 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ John Boehner Believes House Will Consider Stop-Gap Funding Measure to Avoid Government Shut-Down ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – July 24 – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he expects the House will consider a stopgap funding measure to avoid a government shut-down when it returns from recess in September.

    House leaders had discussed voting on a short-term spending bill, also known as a continuing resolution (CR), as soon as next week.

    Boehner said he expected the funding bill would keep the government operating into the lame-duck session after the midterm elections.

    By Cristina Marcos @ The Hill


  • #AceNewsGroup 15:36 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    UK GOVERNMENT: ' Philip Hammond Comments on UN Human Rights Council Resolution Saying it Will Not Achieve Ceasefire and is Fundamentally Unbalanced ' 

    #AceWorldNews – BRITAIN (London) – Philip Hammond says UN Human Rights Council resolution will not help achieve ceasefire and is fundamentally unbalanced.


    Commenting on the resolution on Gaza adopted today by the UN Human Rights Council, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

    The UK is deeply concerned by the continuing bloodshed in Gaza. It is tragic that so many innocent civilians, including women and children, have been killed and injured. The urgent priority is to stop the bloodshed, restore a ceasefire and work for a longer term solution. All our efforts will be concentrated on that objective.

    Today’s UN Human Rights Council resolution will not help achieve a lasting ceasefire. It is fundamentally unbalanced and will complicate the process by introducing unnecessary new mechanisms.

    The UK could not support this resolution, but recognising the strength of feeling about the loss of life and the desire by a large number of members of the Council to express that feeling in a resolution, the UK joined other EU nations in abstaining in the vote.

    UK GOV Press Release


  • #AceNewsGroup 15:14 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Iraq’s Ambassador US Urges Barack Obama to Escalate US Military Intervention with Targeted Air-Strikes on ISIL Positions ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – IRAQ – July 24 – Iraq’s ambassador to the United States has urged the administration of President Barack Obama to escalate U.S. military intervention. Iraqi ambassador Lukman Faily cited air strikes on ISIL positions in northern Iraq reported World Tribune.

    Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily

    “You should offer air support targeting terrorist camps and supply convoys in remote areas,” Faily said.

    In an address to the Atlantic Council on July 21, Faily said Baghdad wanted the U.S. military to join its Iraqi counterpart in operations against ISIL. The ambassador said the U.S. Air Force should support Iraq Army missions by bombing ISIL-held cities.

    “In order to enable us to conduct counter-terrorism operations in urban areas occupied by ISIL, we need precision U.S. air attacks,” Faily said.

    The ambassador warned that the ISIL campaign was endangering Iraqi oil production as well expanding Al Qaida control.

    He envisioned the prospect of ISIL infiltration of neighbouring Jordan.

    “Time is not on our side or on the U.S. side,” Faily said. “Further delay will help only the terrorists.”


  • #AceNewsGroup 14:55 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    BOKO HARAM: ‘ Power Corrupts and Absolute Power is Corruptable in the Case of Nigeria’s Government ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – NIGERIA (Abuja) – July 24 – Islamic militant group Boko Haram has taken control of the north-eastern Nigeria town of Damboa in a July 18 attack that killed at least 40 people.

    ​The vigilante force defending the town fled when it ran out of ammunition. Damboa is one of the biggest towns in Borno state and a significant trading centre, the BBC reports.

    Fighting around the town has damaged electricity stations, leaving the regional capital of Maiduguri without power for three weeks. The capital is about 53 miles from the captured area.

    Since 2009, Boko Haram has led an insurgency with the goal of creating an Islamic state. It drew international attention earlier this year when it kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls, many of whom are still prisoner.

    ​’ Bring Back Our Girls Falls on Deaf Governments Ears ‘ as Nigeria’s government has faces heavy criticism for failing to rescue the girls and to end the insurgency.

    ​’ Nigeria’s $6 Billion Lost in Corruption and this is the National Assembly Building in Abuja ‘

    Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan asked the country’s National Assembly to borrow $1 billion to fund a military response, but the assembly broke for a two-month recess before approving the request.

    Some Nigerian soldiers say they are out-gunned by Boko Haram. Critics say that much of Nigeria’s $6 billion military budget is lost to corruption. The military has come under criticism for abuses against civilians.

    In June Bishop Matthew Kukah of northern Nigeria’s Diocese of Sokoto told CNA that Boko Haram has gained power due to the weakness of the local government and due to the loss of credibility of the local Muslim lawyer class.

    ​’ Corrupt Government and Corrupt Country Breeds Corrupt People ‘

    He blamed “years of corruption” and “mismanagement of state resources” for consigning citizens to “misery and squalor.”

    He said Boko Haram are “purely and simply criminals,” though they have some grievances similar to those of ordinary Nigerians opposed to corruption and poverty.

    The Boko Haram uprising has been bloody. At least 2,053 civilians have been killed in an estimated 95 attacks in the first six months of 2014. Previously, about 3,600 civilians had died in the conflict.

    The U.S. government only recognized Boko Haram as a terrorist group in 2013, after years of lobbying from Christian groups and other human rights advocates.

    CNA/EWTN News


  • #AceNewsGroup 14:24 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Malaysian Airlines MH17: ' Australia Mourns Loss of 298 Persons and 27 Were Nationals ' 

    #AceWorldNews – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, July 23 (CNA) .- In the wake of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, Australians have been mourning the loss of the 298 persons aboard the flight, particularly their 27 nationals, one of whom was a religious sister.

    ​Sister Philomene Tiernan was an Australian member of the Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart, and a teacher and boarding director at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart, a girls’ boarding school located in a Sydney suburb.

    ​“We are devastated by the loss of such a wonderfully kind, wise, and compassionate woman, who was greatly loved by us all,” Hilary Johnston-Croke, principal of Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart, told CNA July 23.

    She “contributed greatly to our community and she touched the lives of all of us in a very positive and meaningful way,” Johnston-Croke recounted.

    Sr. Philomene, who died at the age of 77, had provided pastoral care to students both on campus and outside the school.

    “We will continue to honor her wonderful legacy of love and care, of deeply influencing and touching so many of our lives and the lives of many over her long years of service,” Johnston-Croke said. “She truly lived the Cor Unum spirit.”

    ​Kincoppal-Rose Bay, which also has a co-ed primary school, has opened counselling to its students, who have been deeply affected by this tragic loss of Sr. Philomene and the other passengers on the flight.

    “Sr. Tiernan was a great soul, a supportive spiritual guide, and a friend to the students who especially felt lonely being away from home, coming from Asia-Pacific, Europe and America,” Rebecca Curran, communications manager at Kincoppal-Rose Bay, remarked to CNA.

    Sr. Philomene was returning to Australia after attending a conference in Britain, a theology course in Ireland, and a retreat in France.


  • #AceNewsGroup 13:29 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    'Jerusalem Patriarch Fouad Twal Quote on Gaza ' 

    #AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON (CNS) -July 24 – It is impossible for Israeli military to target Hamas missiles without hitting civilians in the Gaza Strip, said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.

    People might not agree with Hamas, which controls Gaza, but "we cannot punish all the population because you do not agree with Hamas," he told Catholic News Service in Washington July 23.


  • #AceNewsGroup 13:15 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ' Sudanese Woman Spared Death Sentence for Converting from Islam to Christianity Arrives in Rome ' 

    #AceBreakingNews – ROME – July 24 – A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday in an Italian government plane.

    ​1 OF 3. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim of Sudan (R) carries one of her children as she arrives with Lapo Pistelli (C), Italy’s vice minister for foreign affairs, holding her other child, and his wife Agnese (L in More…

    Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, whose sentence and detention triggered international outrage, walked off the aircraft cradling her baby and was greeted by Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi.

    There were no details on what led up to the 27-year-old’s departure after a month in limbo in Khartoum, but a senior Sudanese official said it had been cleared by the government.

    "The authorities did not prevent her departure that was known and approved in advance," the senior official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

    Italy’s vice-minister for foreign affairs says Meriam Ibrahim has been flown to Rome along with her family after spending over a month in the US Embassy in Khartoum (GretaWire)

    Ace Related News:

    1. Trying to leave Khartoum: http://wp.me/p165ui-5Xe


  • #AceNewsGroup 12:22 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Monica Lewinsky Could Have Damaged Bill Clinton’s Reputation Yet She Showed Restraint So Could Those Digging the Dirt Show the Same Courtesy ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – July 24 – This is an excellent article by Daily Beast and focuses on the situation surrounding latest expose of Monica Lewinsky, now 41, is once again as she is the object of prurient curiosity. She’s the star of the so-called “Monica Files,” a collection of previously unpublished documents that include a fulsomely flattering letter from ABC News doyenne Barbara Walters, eager to grill the former White House intern on her television network, and some crassly humorous scripts for TV commercials advertising a coffee creamer.

    “She could have done some serious damage to Bill Clinton, and yet she showed self-restraint and self-dignity,” says Washington journalist Daniel Halper, author of Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine. “She was so in love with him, in a way, but she was also a naïve young person. It was an unfair match-up. On the one hand you have the Clintons and their political machine; on the other hand, you have Monica, this lowly White House intern.”

    Halper, online editor of the right-leaning Weekly Standard, exclusively provided portions of his “Monica Files” to The Daily Beast, and also shared his revealing interview with Andy Bleiler, Lewinsky’s high school drama teacher who was later exposed in the midst of the scandal—by Clinton operatives, Halper contends—as having engaged in an ill-fated extramarital affair with his former student.

    It was allegedly Bleiler and his wronged wife who were the source of the infamous quote attributed to Monica in every media outlet on the planet: “I’m going to the White House to get my presidential kneepads.” Apparently the quote—portraying Monica as a delusional sexual predator who preyed on married men—was completely made up, Bleiler suggested to Halper.

    The “presidential kneepads” phrase was first uttered on theToday show by a mysterious attorney named Terry Giles, who showed up unbidden on Bleiler’s doorstep in Portland, Oregon, offered to speak to the media on behalf of the teacher and his then-wife, and never asked for payment. “I don’t even know where that term came from,” Bleiler told Halper in their previously unpublished interview.

    “I don’t know how it got where it got. That was not me.”

    By Lloyd Grove Daily Beast Exclusive


  • #AceNewsGroup 12:01 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ' Chinese City Sealed Off As Man Dies of Bubonic Plague ' 

    #AceWorldNews – CHINA (Beijing) – July 24 – A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said reported by (Guardian Citing AFP Beijing)

    ​The 30,000 residents of Yumen, in the north-western province of Gansu, are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative routes, China Central Television (CCTV) said.

    A 38-year-old man died last Wednesday, the report said, after he had been in contact with a dead marmot, a small furry animal related to the squirrel. No further plague cases have been reported.

    CCTV said officials were not allowing anyone to leave. The China Daily newspaper said four quarantine sectors had been set up in the city.

    "The city has enough rice, flour and oil to supply all its residents for up to one month," CCTV added. "Local residents and those in quarantine are all in stable condition." No further cases have been reported.

    Bubonic plague is a bacterial infection best known for the Black Death, a virulent epidemic that killed tens of millions of people in 14th-century Europe. Primarily an animal illness, it is extremely rare in humans.

    The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says modern antibiotics are effective in treating plague, but that without prompt treatment the disease can cause serious illness or death.

    Back in 2009 Homeland Security News Wire reported Pneumonic plague, a virulent variant of the bubonic plaque, has killed two and infected 10 in a Chinese city; authorities have sealed off the city

    Chinese health officials have sealed off a town in a sparsely populated area of north-central China to halt the spread of an aggressively deadly strain of plague. As of Sunday, two men have died from the outbreak, and another 10 – most of them relatives of the first dead man — are under quarantine.

    ​Rik Myslewski writes that the disease is pneumonic plague, which the World Health Organization (WHO) refers to as “the most virulent and least common form of plague.” Pneumonic plague is a variant of the bubonic plaque — the Black Death — that killed an estimated 75 to 100 million people worldwide in the mid-1300s.


  • #AceNewsGroup 11:38 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Pro-Russian Rebels Shot Down Two Ukrainian Fighter Jets in Eastern Ukraine ‘ 

    AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – July 24 – Latest information received by Reuters report that Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday in eastern Ukraine.

    Rebel commander Alexander Khodakovsky of the so-called Vostok battalion – or eastern battalion – speaks during an interview in Donetsk, July 8, 2014.


    Later in the day, a major rebel leader confirmed pro-Russian separatists possessed the type of anti-aircraft missiles used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Alexander Khodakovsky told Reuters that the rebels had a Buk missile system and that they may have gotten it from Russia.
    However, he blamed Ukraine for provoking the strike and claimed the country knew rebels had access to the Buk. “The question is this: Ukraine received timely evidence that the volunteers have this technology, through the fault of Russia,” he said. “It not only did nothing to protect security, but provoked the use of this type of weapon against a plane that was flying with peaceful civilians.” Rebels using anti-aircraft weapons have shot down five planes, including MH17, in the past week
    Reuters Exclusive

    Ace Related News:

    #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. @AceNewsServices


  • #AceNewsGroup 11:17 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ GOP Divided Over Border Crisis ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – July 24 – Key House Republicans unveiled a plan Wednesday to respond to the border crisis, leaving just six working days to hash out a deal with the Senate before the August recess.

    While some Republicans warned doing nothing before the month-long break would open the GOP up to criticism from the White House, there were relatively few signs of urgency on the Republican side.

    Conservatives argued that the influx of child immigrants was entirely due to the president’s lax immigration stance.

    By Peter Schroeder @ The Hill


  • #AceNewsGroup 11:13 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ FAA Lifts Flight Ban on Prohibiting US Airlines Flying Out of Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv ‘ 

    #AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – July 24 – The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its prohibition on U.S. airlines flying into and out of Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, the FAA announced.

    The FAA says the ban was lifted after it "carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation."

    The flight ban was initiated after a rocket struck near the airport Tuesday.


    • alakhtal 12:07 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Comment deleted as said l will not accept or tolerate this type of obscenities on my site.


    • alakhtal 12:07 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Liberalism is Trust Fucked with Prudence. Conservatism is Distrust Tainted with Fear and commented:
      Who’re you gonna fuck now? Israel! FAA’s big Whore Michael Huerta extorted by Jews to lift the ban or they will lift his retirement, desiccate his checking account, savings and don’t forget the mortgage that’s eating up his life as gangrene from below.
      Inspired by Bombing MH17. Israel is devastated that FAA finally decided to ban flights to Israel.
      Israel wanted Hamas rocket hit American Passenger Jets as a matter of fact IAF is set to gundown United or Delta if Hamas rockets come short.
      Israel needs a 911 type war that bolsters exodused Israeli scumbags back to their Pentagon seats chairing Pentagon Top Brass Crackpots and marshalling American fools & their overseas poodles to war. Whose? Where? How? On who? And at what cost? These are details can wait.
      Just get those damn Drafts Trailer Parks back to Times Square and more PantagonJunk.
      Palestinian and Jews are fucking each other for 68 years.
      How many Jews did Palestinians killed? Under 4000 in 68yrs
      How many Palestinians did Jews killed? Under 40,000 in 68yrs.
      Palestinian doctors kill more than that in gcc hospitals as we speak. Why don’t they kill their enemy? It’s a scam.
      They‘ll have truce soon and billions will pour like rain on Israel and Hamas.
      Hamas, PA, and millions of Israeli Arab traitors were shocked to find 3 corpses of Israeli Queerty Creditcard thieves thrown at their doorsteps.
      They promised Israelis Masters forgiveness kill one hundred Palestinian for each Creditcard thief Queerty killed.
      Israelis munched popcorn and drank their own urine watching that happened.
      Guess what? Not a single Israeli killed after that.
      Now the dickheads are begging Egypt to takeout truce.
      Would you think almighty will bless us?
      كلوا فول ياولاد الكلب
      We religiously entrusted Egyptian to our holy lands, commonwealth, knowledge, faith and honor for 70 years:
      They wasted all that by giving away Mecca and Medina to Wahabi Mountaingoats, Palestine to Jews, Sudan to George Clooney and turned whatever left to Mickey Mouse Sin Cities.
      They sold us Junkscience as Knowledge.
      They lost us our faith and fucked our godsend honor by turning us to laughingstock apes of the world.
      They overwhelmingly elected a Jackass as filthy as Sisi to be the Egyptian Belly Dancers President.
      How amused I am to watch Auswitch Bastards let Israel finish ‘em so quickly.
      Hamas ain’t my favorite hooker and yet Bravo in order whoever the fuck you’re for the well done job. 172 elders, women and children are another roadkills. Wow. Israelis are shooting at anything moving thinking it’s an enemy. Henry Kissinger was right when said give Israel ten years to die. Cry Auschwitz Dachau Birkenau.
      It’s time to lose friends and make some enemies.


    • Brittius 11:51 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Brittius.


  • #AceNewsGroup 11:08 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘ Air-Algerie Flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers Disappears Off-Radar ‘ 

    #AceBreakingNews – ALGIERS – July 24 – Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday, reported Associated Press

    ​Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after take-off early Thursday, last sited at 0155 GMT, the agency said.

    The flight path of Flight AH5017 from Ouagadougou, the capital of the west African nation of Burkina Faso, to Algiers was not immediately clear.

    Ougadougou is in a nearly straight line south of Algiers, passing over Mali where unrest continues in the north.


  • #AceNewsGroup 10:17 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Malaysian Airliner MH17: ' Where is Your Proof That Russia Downed this Airliner to Sanction Russia ' 

    #AceNewsServices – BRUSSELS – July 24 – EU ambassadors meeting in Brussels at 9.30 local time on Thursday (24 July) are set to discuss a raft of new sanctions on Russia, as Moscow has shown no signs of wanting to meet an EU ultimatum over Ukraine, reported EUobserver.

    I am neither Russian, Ukrainian, American or believe that any type of conflict where innocents die is right. I just believe in the truth as a human being, blogger, truthful man and editor of Ace News Group.

    So when any country, nation or people is being persecuted and sanctioned without proof, something needs to be said.

    So I say to everyone reading this post, stand-up and voice your opinion of this situation, as politicians, world leaders and the western press, have done.

    This is my statement of how l feel: So Here Goes.

    This is a country that allowed the people to vote on Crimea becoming part of the Russian Federation and allowed these people freedom to choose, their governmental body.

    This is also a country that has been accused of a crime, it so far has not been solidly proven was either by their design or by their hand.

    This is a country that has taken over its borders thousands of Ukrainian Refugees, and provided food and shelter.

    And this is a country that wants to provide a way to broker peace between two warring nations, Israel and Palestine.

    So President Obama, David Cameron and the United Nations, where is your proof. Or is this country, federation and nation guilty without proof? Show the world your proof you world leaders and then you have the right with mine and many others blessing to sanction this country.

    Though if as l imagine it is all hearsay, conjecture and made up truths and half-truths you do not have that right. Neither does any other leader or country have the right to accuse, any citizen of Russia of a crime that has been committed until the absolute truth has been proven.

    By Ian K Draper @AceNewsServices


    • Brittius 13:02 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Yes. The fool in the Oval Office does the old chin wag, and the peasants shall all bow. Deeply.
      From the beginning, I have been saying there should be a forensic investigation, and quite a few people on the net picked up on that and ask for the same. Open allegations are worthless, especially when the accused is a nuclear super power. I am puzzled of how, Americans have become so asinine that a junior senator with two years experience and only voted on four minor votes, could have become the president, considering, an absolute refusal of his to openly prove that he is qualified to run for office to begin with, then, having zero accomplishments, zero experience. America is, reaping what it has sewn. Now, to satisfy the demands of an International Court, a burden of proof must be met, and not a verbal diatribe of fabricated grievances.


    • Brittius 10:40 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Brittius.


      • #AceNewsGroup 12:42 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for RB but just got to the stage where l just had to ask where is your proof get fed up of speculation!


  • #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).


    • Brittius 22:02 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Only three pennies on the dollar goes to actual charity, while the remaining ninety-seven pennies, are held at lower taxable rate and write off allowances are permissible due to charity status by Internal Revenue Service (a non-governmental agency owned by Federal Reserve Bank, which is owned by International Monetary Fund) and works on a corrupt insider privilege agreement that anyone else, would be imprisoned for a very long period of time if, they were to engage in activities such as these charity frauds.


      • #AceNewsGroup 10:29 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for that l was not aware of how US Charities worked understood UK would use Charitable Trust Status to get 20% tax relief then pay the balance into foundation and obtain the same again, and with 140% of original donation pay themselves huge salary and company car and maybe 60% of original donation goes to the people. Shameful. As is any charity in today’s world.


  • #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.


    • thoughtfullyprepping 19:15 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      So what. Wiki reports the top 10 arms exporters as
      Russia, United States, China, France,
      Germany, Italy, UK, Israel, Spain,
      and some funny country called Ukraine

      What, you expected some sort of moral outrage?
      Grow up.
      Unless them missiles have “Made In Britain” stamped on the nose cones, it weren’t us mister.

      All this is only political theater.
      Don’t forget there is an election coming up in the UK next year and this is probably the first salvo in the mud slinging.


      • #AceNewsGroup 10:24 on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        A press release provided by UK Government stated that there would be an arms embargo on Russia and this is the result.


    • Brittius 18:41 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Brittius.


  • #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 15:54 on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Graham Phillips, , , Ministry of Foreign Affairs, , Phillips, , ,   

    ‘ 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.

    1 graham phillips rt detained

    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 grahamwphillips.com)

    UK journalist and RT contributor Graham Phillips (Photo from grahamwphillips.com)

    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 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 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.


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