How should US respond to Russia’s air provocations? – YouTube Thursday April 14th, 2016 at 4:27 PM

How should US respond to Russia’s air provocations? – YouTube

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Obama visits CIA as role in war against ISIS expands – YouTube

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On ‘Special Report,’ Kevin Corke explains the new plans to supply more powerful weapons to Syrian rebels

Fox News Exclusive: Budget Cuts to Military – YouTube

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A Fox News exclusive tonight–we’ll take you to the home of Marine Corp Aviation where most jets are nearly 25 years old, parts are being reused and pilots are missing out on vital training.

Europe|Russia’s Vulnerable Side Is at Fore in Putin’s Call-In Show – New York Times

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Russia’s Vulnerable Side Is at Fore in Putin’s Call-In Show

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Domestic concerns, not international swaggering, dominated the choreographed call-in show, amid a second, punishing year of recession in Russia.

Putin calls Obama ‘decent man’ for remarks on mistakes in Libya

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Poll of British Muslims Reveals Startling Views on Gays and Terror

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Muslim men at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London. A new poll revealed views among Britain’s largest religious minority that differed from the greater population’s.

Kerry Calls for Push to Boost Connectivity in Poor Countries

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging governments and industries to create enabling environments that spur connectivity, while promoting a U.S. plan to bring 1.5 billion people who lack Internet access online by 2020.   “Out of every five people in the world, there remain three without Internet access in 2016.  It is unacceptable,” Kerry said Thursday at a World Bank event.   He said the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation is providing up to  $171 million for a low cost and rapidly scalable wireless broadband network in India.  He added, “We are announcing more than a billion dollars in U.S. government financing and loans with our development agency partners.”   Last September, during the U.N. General Assembly, the State Department launched the “Global Connect Initiative,” aimed to bring an additional 1.5 billion people online by 2020. Kerry said Washington plans to work with international development banks to help funding infrastructure in poor countries.     The United States plans to designate “digital economy officers” to 275 American embassies and diplomatic posts in the globe to identify and break down barriers to help people become connected, according to the State Department.     A World Bank report said for every 10 percent increase in broadband access, a developing country can see up to two percent rise in GDP.

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Ukraine’s parliament approved presidential ally Volodymyr Groysman as prime minister…

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During Call-in, Putin Airs Views on US, Syria, Economy, Potholes

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Russian President Vladimir has accused the United States of having “imperial ambitions.’ Speaking Thursday during his annual television call-in show, Putin was asked which U.S. presidential hopeful was “worse for Russia” — Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump. The Russian president responded that it was not a question of “particular people,” but whether the United States proceeds “from the false premise of its exclusivity,” — which, he said, will mean it will always claim “special status and special rights.” “It is necessary to look at the root of the problem and act not from a position of force and dictate, not from the perspective of imperial ambitions, but to act respectfully with all partners, and. of course, with Russia,” Putin said. Syria Commenting on the Syrian conflict, he said the Syrian people must engage in talks to agree on a new constitution for their country, and thatthe solution to Syria’s problems is not to be found in military action. Putin also said the so-called Panama Papers report on offshore accounts allegedly held by international public figures, including world leaders and their friends and relatives, were a “provocation.”  Some of the accounts detailed in the report allegedly belonged to close Putin associates. The Russian leader blamed U.S. officials for leaking the Panama Papers information to the media. At the same time, he characterized that information as “reliable.” Russian economy Putin blamed rising food prices in Russia on Western sanctions for its intervention in Ukraine.  But he said a solution to the country’s faltering economy lies in changing the nation’s economic structure. Kremlin officials say the television show provides a way for Putin to assess the country’s mood, listen to direct appeals and explain policies. The hours-long broadcast has been an annual tradition since 2001.  Russian state media say Putin’s 13 Q&A sessions since that time total more than 45 hours.  In 2013, Putin stayed on the air for nearly five hours. During the show Putin said Russia considers Turkey a friendly nation, despite the current strain in their relations. But when asked which of his foes he would rather save from drowning, the president of Turkey or the president of Ukraine, he quipped, “If someone wants to drown, you can not save them.” Putin’s love life Putin, who is divorced, dodged a question about his love life, saying it is “not important.” And proving that some problems are universal, the first question Putin took was from a woman in Siberia who asked about getting some local potholes repaired.   .

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Russian Jets Conduct ‘Unsafe and Unprofessional’ Flybys near US Ship

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The US Navy says “aggressive Russian aircraft” – identified as SU-24s – made several close, low altitude passes near the destroyer USS Donald Cook on Monday and Tuesday as the ship sailed in international waters in the Baltic Sea. A Russian helicopter also circled the ship several times on Tuesday. The ships commander called some of the maneuvers “unsafe and unprofessional.”

Poland says NATO must speak to Russia from position of strength – Reuters

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WARSAW NATO should return to Cold War ways of thinking in its relations with Russia, and speak to Moscow from a position of strength to counter its renewed assertiveness in eastern Europe, Polish deputy defense minister said. A former Soviet satellite, …

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Путин: России нужна стабильная и процветающая Украина – ТАСС

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МОСКВА, 14 апреля. /ТАСС/. России нужна стабильная и процветающая Украина , заявил Владимир Путин в ходе “Прямой линии”. “Мы заинтересованы, чтобы Украина встала на ноги, чтобы у нас был надежный партнер”, – подчеркнул он.
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Vladimir Putin’s Annual Call-In Show: Russians Submit 3M Questions – NBCNews.com

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Polish Official Urges NATO To Speak To Moscow ‘From Position Of Strength’

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Poland’s deputy defense minister has urged NATO to speak to Moscow from a position of strength to counter its renewed assertiveness in Eastern Europe.

Queen Elizabeth Still ‘The Boss’ as She Approaches 90th Birthday

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest monarch, turns 90 next Thursday showing no sign she will be retiring from the stage anytime soon. Her birthday comes months after she surpassed the 23,226 days her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria spent on the throne to become Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Since turning 65 in 1991, the nation has speculated about whether she would step aside in favor of her eldest son, Prince Charles. But aides and commentators say there is no prospect of her giving up her job. “The queen has a phenomenal drive and energy and I think the fact that she still works is what keeps her going,” Ingrid Seward, editor in chief of Majesty magazine, told Reuters.  “The queen doesn’t want to put her feet up. This is what she wants to do, and this is what she’s going to do for as long as she’s fit and able to do so.” Born on April 21, 1926 in central London, Elizabeth still hosts state visits, presides over the annual state opening of parliament and holds a weekly audience with the prime minister. While she has cut back on her once demanding schedule of foreign trips, those close to her say only incapacity would stop her from performing her royal duties. Last year she carried out 341 official engagements. “As she turns 90, she’s a remarkably energetic and guiding force for her family,” her grandson Prince William said in a speech in India this week. “She maybe my grandmother, but she’s also very much the boss.” Although Elizabeth’s father died at the relatively young age of 56, her mother, who was known as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, lived until 101 and was still appearing in public almost up until her death in 2002. Her father only became king because her uncle Edward VIII abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.  Although monarchs in the Netherlands and Belgium have abdicated in recent years, there is no question that the queen will do so, royal historian Hugo Vickers told Reuters. Others have suggested that one reason for the queen to hang on is the relative unpopularity of her son Charles, 66, already a record-holder as Britain’s longest-serving heir apparent. “When the queen’s reign comes to its natural end, there is likely to be an urgent debate about the role of the royal family in modern Britain — a debate whose outcome is uncertain,” royal author Anna Whitelock wrote in the Daily Mail newspaper. “There is no absolute guarantee about the monarchy’s long-term survival,” Whitelock said.

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Ukraine’s Parliament Approves New Prime Minister in Vote

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Volodymyr B. Groysman replaced Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk in the most significant shuffle of the country’s senior leadership since a revolution two years ago.

Ukrainian Parliament Appoints Groysman as New Prime Minister

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Ukraine’s parliament has appointed Volodymyr Groysman as the country’s new prime minister, the state-run TASS news agency reported Thursday.
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EU Approves Security Plan to Track Airline Passenger Info

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European Union lawmakers on Thursday approved a scheme to share airline passenger information that can be used to track foreign fighters heading to and from conflict areas like Syria and Iraq.   They endorsed the Passenger Name Record law in a series of votes at their legislature in Strasbourg, France, ending years of wrangling over how to balance security needs and privacy rights.   Under the scheme, traveler details will be collected from any flights entering or leaving the EU and from flights between member countries. The information will be kept for six months. “This is an important tool in the fight against terror,” said Ivo Belet, a member of parliament for the EPP Christian Democrat group, the biggest in the legislature.   At least 5,000 Europeans are believed to have trained or fought in Syria and Iraq but authorities are struggling to track their movements and prove their activities.   The EU already has passenger data deals with the U.S., Canada and Australia. The need for the legislation following years of foot-dragging became ever more pressing in the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 and last month’s suicide bombings in Brussels, which left 32 dead.   France immediately welcomed the approval. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said it would “enhance the security of EU citizens by allowing upstream tracking of jihadist terrorist movements.” He added that it “will also be a step forward in the sharing of information between police forces and European intelligence, one of the crucial requirements to enhance our protection against a new and mobile terrorist threat.”   Thursday’s vote brought to an end a process that began eight years ago, delays that often drew public outcries as fears grew of extremist violence in Europe.   The agreement would give law enforcement agencies in the 28 EU nations access to information gathered by airlines, including names, travel dates, itineraries, and credit card and contact details.

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Прощание с Россией

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Турецкий фермер Акчай Емер, живущий в российской республике Коми, вынужден в спешке паковать вещи и бросать все нажитое за 20 с лишним лет. После того, как ВВС Турции сбили российский бомбардировщик, ФМС предписало Акчаю покинуть страну как “представляющему угрозу безопасности России”.
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The Latest: Putin: Russia considers trade for Ukraine pilot – Washington Post

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MOSCOW — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s marathon call-in TV show (all times local): 4:55 p.m.. President Vladimir Putin says Russia and Ukraine are discussing the possible exchange of imprisoned Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko.
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Professors On Hunger Strike At Tbilisi University

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Five professors with the Georgian Technical University in Tbilisi have been on hunger strike since Monday. They demanded the resignation of the school’s rector, chancellor, and the abolition of the Academic Council. (RFE/RL’s Georgian Service)

Hroysman Confirmed As Ukraine’s New Prime Minister

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Ukraine’s parliament approved Volodymyr Hroysman as the country’s new prime minister. It’s considered in the biggest government shake-up since a 2014 uprising resulted in a pro-Western government coming to power. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service)

The Latest: Putin: Russia considers trade for Ukraine pilot – U.S. News & World Report

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Hroysman Confirmed As Ukraine’s New Prime Minister

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Ukraine’s parliament approved Volodymyr Hroysman as the country’s new prime minister. It’s considered in the biggest government shake-up since a 2014 uprising resulted in a pro-Western government coming to power. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service)
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Merkel to Migrants: Learn German or Lose Benefits

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government agreed on a measure Thursday that would require migrants to learn the German language and attempt to find work or risk losing their benefits. The proposed law is a compromise between Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the Social Democratic Party after months of disagreement about the best way to handle the integration of more than one million migrants who arrived in Germany last year. According to Merkel, the agreement contains “an offer for everyone, but also duties for everyone.” She said the country faces two challenges in dealing with the refugee crisis. The first would be to coordinate the logistics of resettling refugees with other countries in Europe, an issue where she said progress has been made.   The second, which she hopes will be addressed with the new law, is to register and integrate the large number of migrants pouring into Germany. “We will have a German national law on integration – this is the first time in post-war Germany that this has happened, it is an important, qualitative step,” Merkel told reporters. The chancellor and her coalition partners agreed on the law after a seven hour meeting that stretched into early Thursday.  The measure will be formally voted on by the Cabinet during a closed-door session on May 24. The draft law also focuses on putting migrants into work programs and job-training courses. Federal funds would be used to create 100,000 new jobs for migrants receiving benefits, but any migrant who quit the program would lose those benefits. “Only those refugees who work toward their own integration will receive a permanent residence permit,” Merkel said. Tensions within Merkel’s coalition mounted towards the end of last year with all three parties espousing different priorities for coping with the migrant crisis. Since then, the flow of migrants, many from Syria and other war-torn parts of the Middle East and Africa, has slowed. The EU has also done a deal with Turkey to enlist its help in stemming the influx. The coalition also worked out a few new measures aimed at combating terrorism that include allowing federal police to deploy undercover officers and giving German intelligence agencies the ability to exchange information with foreign partners.

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Putin’s Annual Call-In: Brightest Quotes

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Putin’s 14th annual call-in marathon this Thursday lasted three and a half hours: enough time for the president to answer 80 questions from across Russia.

Putin’s annual phone-in has regional officials quaking in their boots

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Russian president’s annual phone-in receives 3m calls, with those lucky enough to get through enjoying instant justice

Vladimir Putin’s annual phone-ins with the nation tend to follow a well-trodden path: some economic statistics to start with, a couple of “tough” questions batted away, a jokey segment (this year “Do you like porridge?” was perhaps the highlight) and then promises to defend the wronged masses against nefarious local officials and businessmen who have swindled them of their rightful rewards.

Putin certainly appears to be on top of all the key issues, though that is not surprising given there are almost no probing questions. Indeed, the newspaper RBC claimed that much of this year’s event was pre-rehearsed on Tuesday in a hotel near Moscow, with questioners given clear instructions on how to ask their question. The fact that Putin answered a question about his personal life or about the Panama papers can almost certainly be put down to his desire to make a statement on the issues, rather than a bold caller getting through by chance.

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Obama Visits CIA HQ and Talks Next Steps in ISIS Fight

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Panama Papers details are correct but do not implicate me, says Putin

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Russian president says information about his old friend Sergei Roldugin is accurate while insisting it shows no illegal activity

Vladimir Putin has said the revelations from the Panama Papers published in the Guardianconcerning an old friend of his are true.

However, the Russian president went on to say that the files demonstrate no illegal activity on his part. The papers link the cellist Sergei Roldugin to a number of offshore companies with cash flows of up to $2bn (£1.4bn).

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Report: Brussels attack targeted travelers to US, Russia, Israel – USA TODAY

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A suspect in bombings at an airport and metro station in Brussels that killed 32 people said the attackers planned to target travelers flying to the United States, Israel and Russia, according to a media report Thursday. Mohamed Abrini, who was

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In Satire Feud, Turkey’s Erdogan Finds Unlikely Ally In An Obscure German Law

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Turkey’s president wants Berlin to punish a German satirist and has chosen a little-known German law as his weapon of choice.

Pope, Patriarch to Highlight Refugees’ Plight in Visit

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Last week, dozens of migrants who risked their lives crossing the Aegean Sea to reach Europe were returned from two Greek islands to Turkey – the first of thousands earmarked for return under a European Union deal with Turkey meant to stop the continent’s massive refugee flow. On Saturday, Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and the head of the Church of Greece head to one of those islands to voice their solidarity with the refugees and migrants who have streamed into Europe fleeing war, poverty and persecution – a trip that could embarrass EU leaders already under fire from human rights groups over the deportations. The Vatican said Thursday that Francis’ five-hour visit to Lesbos was purely humanitarian and religious in nature, not political, and wasn’t meant as a criticism of the deportation program. But spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi acknowledged that Francis has previously told Europe it had a “moral obligation” to welcome refugees, and that it was “evident” that the humanitarian crisis in Europe only exists because political solutions to regional conflicts haven’t been found. On Wednesday Francis said he and the Orthodox leaders intended “to express closeness and solidarity both to the refugees and to the Lesbos citizens and all the Greek people who are so generous in welcoming [refugees].” The three religious leaders have been outspoken on the refugee issue, while the Church of Greece has mounted a massive aid effort for those flowing through Greece as well as caring for Greeks impoverished by their country’s financial crisis. And while no official statements have directly linked their visit with the deportations, the timing is certainly significant. The son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, Francis made his first papal visit outside Rome nearly two years ago to Lampedusa, a rocky Italian island near Africa and the main landing point for migrants smuggled across the Mediterranean from Libya or Tunisia. There, he denounced the “globalization of indifference” shown to migrants. Bartholomew has been just as outspoken. In his Christmas message, he said the fact that children are forced to flee their homes in fear of their lives was “a disgrace for humankind.” For his part, Ieronymos on Tuesday blasted European countries’ decision to build border fences to prevent refugees from entering and said Greece didn’t have the capability to offer shelter to all those fleeing their homelands and shouldn’t become “a warehouse of people.” The Lesbos visit, announced last week, was instigated by a suggestion from Bartholomew, the Istanbul-based “first among equals” in global Orthodoxy who has made forging closer ties with the Catholic Church a cornerstone of his tenure as patriarch and enjoys good relations with Francis.  The visit “will encourage and strengthen the thousands of suffering refugees, while inspiring the implementation of appropriate actions for the protection of the afflicted Christian communities as well as the proper response to the critical refugee situation,” the patriarchate said. Their presence on Lesbos, where more than half of all those heading to Europe first landed, will certainly be highly symbolic at a time of growing criticism of the March 18 EU-Turkey deal, which stipulates anyone arriving clandestinely on Greek islands on or after March 20 will be returned to Turkey unless they successfully apply for asylum in Greece. For every Syrian sent back, the EU will take another Syrian directly from Turkey for resettlement in Europe. In return, Turkey was granted concessions including billions of euros to deal with the more than 2.7 million Syrian refugees living there, and a speeding up of its stalled accession talks with the EU. Rights groups have blasted the deal as one trampling on the human rights of desperate people. And the Vatican has been just as clear in its criticism. “It’s not like Turkey is an example of liberty or democracy,” Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, the Vatican official in charge of migration issues, told Vatican Radio, warning that those returned could be sent back to Syria or their families split up. “In addition, Turkey is getting something financial out of this accord. And it will do anything to get into the European Union.” The agreement, he said, treated refugees like merchandise. “These poor migrants aren’t things to be sent by mail, a kilo of merchandise: `We’ll take 80 kilos here and we’ll send them there.’ These are people!” Veglio said. The religious leaders’ first stop on Lesbos will be Moria, a refugee camp through which hundreds of thousands have passed on their way north. On March 20, the doors of the reception and registration center were locked and those living there prevented from leaving after it was turned into a detention center as part of the deal. Francis, Bartholomew and Ieronymos will spend nearly an hour individually greeting about 250 refugees, and then have lunch inside a cargo container nearby with eight refugee representatives, the Vatican said. Short speeches and a joint declaration are planned. They will then head to the island’s capital and main port of Mytilene to meet residents, the small Catholic community, and lead prayers for the many refugees who drowned trying to get to Europe. Each of the leaders will toss a floral reef into the sea in memory of migrants who have died.

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Canada Announcing Assisted Suicide Law

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Canada is announcing a new assisted-suicide law Thursday, more than a year after the country’s Supreme Court struck down measures that banned euthanasia, declaring that outlawing it deprives people of the ability to die with dignity and autonomy. The highly-anticipated legislation, to be announced by Canada’s justice minister, will reveal who is eligible for physician-assisted suicide and under what circumstances. The measure will exclude mentally ill and psychiatric patients, according to a senior Canadian official speaking anonymously to the Associated Press because the official was not authorized to disclose details.  After striking down the assisted-suicide law 14 months ago, the high court delayed the ruling in order to give lawmakers time to craft new legislation. The decision to strike down the law was prompted by cases related to two British Columbia women who have since died.The ruling reversed a Supreme Court decision in 1993, when justices were concerned that vulnerable people could not be adequately protected.  The Canadian legislature has until June 6 to pass an assisted suicide bill.If it doesn’t, there will be no such law.Quebec is an exception, since it has had its own measure on the books since December. Doctors may legally help people die in other countries including Albania, Colombia, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and in five U.S. states.Assisted suicide is also legal under certain strict conditions in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

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Iraqis Fleeing Islamic State Describe Militants’ Tactics

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Islamic State militants across Iraq have proven to be a formidable force: experts in a hybrid of traditional and guerrilla warfare against their enemies, while terrorizing civilian populations under their control. But a combination of economic sanctions, relentless coalition airstrikes and Iraqi army attacks are cracking IS’s armor. Families escaping through the chinks describe how IS wages war. Ahmed Saleh Mohammed sat on a thin foam mattress in the concrete room he calls home in this refugee camp. Looking at his mother, brother and children, he gestured at the walls as he described the night the war against IS arrived in his village. “Imagine the situation: a room this size with 60 people, my family, my brother’s family, my cousin’s family, and there is bombing, and we are ducking down because there are bullets coming through the windows and through the walls,” he said. U.S.-led coalition fighter jets have been bombing IS areas for 20 months, and recently turned their firepower to the area around Mosul as the Iraqi army launched a now-stalled offensive to retake the city from IS in March. Some villagers were caught in the crossfire. “IS has an execution brigade for anyone who abandons their post,” Saleh Mohammed said. It acts as powerful incentive for IS foot soldiers to stand their ground even in the face of coalition bombs. The airstrikes did give cover for some of these refugees to escape; others were freed by the Iraqi army. In all, about 6,000 — most of them women and children — have fled the recent fighting.  But some of them said IS has a series of fallback plans for when Iraqi ground forces advance. Suicide bombers as bait Saleh Mohammed said the group is using female suicide bombers as bait. “When the army started liberating the city, they sent these women toward the Iraqi army to call for help, saying, ‘Free us from IS.’ Then, when they are near the army, they blow themselves up,” he said. “They are IS wives, and not from my village, but sent by IS to blow up the village.” Other male refugees said they, too, had seen suicide bombers dressed in the head-to-toe black covering used by women, but could not confirm they were women. These men were part of a cluster of sunburned refugees standing outside the camp mosque. Most refused to be photographed, fearful of what IS would do to relatives left behind. But they were eager to talk about what they had seen. Each village, they said, has an IS presence. Sometimes they take over a house in the middle of a village and use it as a hub, well aware that any bomb attack would kill nearby families. At other times, they move in with a family. “You cannot refuse IS. If they want to get into your house, they get in,” said one student who would only give his name as Ahmed. “At one point, they were shooting next to my house and I went outside and asked them to stop and they started shooting at me. My mother pulled me back in the house and saved my life.” Network of tunnels IS militants have also created an inter-connected network of tunnels under every village, giving them a place to hide when the area is bombed, and a fast way to move between houses. So even if the Iraqi army takes a village, the refugees said, the soldiers will have a hard time holding it. “The night the army came to liberate us, some IS went back to their tunnels,” said one man, as others called out in agreement. “IS would then come out of the tunnels at night and start attacking the army.” Arif, a former Iraqi military commander who also escaped, said the tunnels were built by IS prison labor or those desperate for money. That way, he said, if the tunnel-diggers were bombed, IS did not lose any fighters. “Only Iraqis were forced to dig the tunnels,” Arif said, adding that the foreigners he saw were confined to the leadership of Islamic State. Others joined in, adding that the foreigners came from countries such as France, Russia, Algeria, Morocco and Afghanistan. The refugees also said that even prior to the Iraqi army moving in, IS started to lay bombs. “They booby-trap houses. They booby-trap even the streets, even the fields,” said one man. All agreed that what IS hated the most were the airstrikes, which they said overall were “usually very accurate” in targeting the militants. For those trapped in the villages, the worst sound was not the fighter jets, but the silence. “When we don’t hear planes, we get nervous,” Arif said. “As soon as we don’t hear planes, immediately IS starts reinforcing supplies, weapons, food and bombs. It’s a strange battle and we are caught in the middle with no escape.” Blame games An older teacher with white stubble on his chin, clasping a lined children’s notebook in his right hand, waded into the crowd. At first Yassim’s message seemed to be one of hope — that life eventually could return to normal in Iraq. “There is a blessing from God that is forgetfulness, and we have faith in our future. It will always be a black memory in the back of our heads, but we will forget it,” he said. But then he added, “This was all caused by the Iraqi government.” It was a reminder of the deep sectarian hatred and blame games that still exist in Iraq. Iraq’s majority Shi’ite government became increasingly repressive after U.S. forces left in 2011. IS exploited that oppression, marketing itself as a defender of the Sunni population. And even though this latest wave of refugees from IS acknowledged that IS militants were hiding in their houses and shooting Iraqi forces from their villages, they had little good to say about the army that liberated them, accusing them of torturing villagers and destroying their property. All sides in the Iraqi conflict have been accused of human rights abuses, although none have rivaled IS for sheer brutality. PHOTOS: Iraqi Families Flee From IS as Army Moves In

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Я думал, эта тема уже закрыта. Журналисты не публикуют недостоверной информации об офшорах, информация достоверная. Они конкретно никого не обвиняют. Они наводят тень на плетень. Кто-то там получает деньги из моих друзей и не получает ли президент эти деньги?.. Но Ролдугин покупал музыкальные инструменты, им и в голову не могло этого прийти. Взятка виолончелями и скрипками?.. Я о таком не слышал. То, что Ролдугин купил,— это уникальные вещи, около $12 млн последняя скрипка стоит.
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Two Russian warplanes simulated an attack on an American guided missile destroyer Tuesday, according to an U.S. official.

In a report by Reuters, an official speaking anonymously said that the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes flew so close that they created “wake in the water.” The warplanes, which had no visible weaponry according to Reuters, were followed by seven passes from a Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter that was taking pictures of the USS Donald Cook.

The official described the incident as one of the most aggressive acts in recent memory.

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