Leftist Protests Erupt In Sarajevo
- Following the Party Congress held in Dvaistic Republic of Serbia, hundreds of Bosnian leftists have taken to the streets in Sarajevo, with most carrying red flags, and a few carrying Yugoslav flags. This protest appears to be mostly grassroots, with no clear leader in charge. The rallies, which numbered in the thousands, had leftists chanting slogans, and a few people in the crowds were holding up pictures of Majstorović, who was murdered about a week ago by a right-wing terrorist that supports the BMNP. Members of the Bosnian Communist Party, Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the left leaning wing of the Bosnian Party commended these protests, and one MP from the Bosnian Communist Party, Eraydin Hamzic, stated that these protests signals the Bosnian people's outrage with right-wing extremism and "the weak government ruled by a weak party."
In response, the two remaining MP's in the BMNP released a joint statement urging their supporters to join in and create massive counter protests against what they described as a "communist scourge." In a separate statement, MP Damjanović stated that "leftists are cockroaches cooperating with the Serbs that deserve to go to Jasenovac and get executed via a Srbosjek." BCP member Lješ Bojević, a Serb, after hearing of that, requested that an arrest warrant is released for Damjanović on the basis of providing material support for terrorism.
Bojević also encouraged that massive rallies to occur in her sub-district of Banja Luka, where small demonstrations are already taking place, but they're extremely limited, and most consist of a group of around 5 on the corner of a street handing out pamphlets.
Neither Demirovic nor President Selimovic have commented on the situation unfolding across Bosnia.
Russia to hand over ships to Luvindanao
Underagreements made between Moscow and Manila: five Krivak-class frigates, three Sovremenny-class destroyers, one Kara-class cruiser will be handed over to the Luvindanaon Navy as a sign of goodwill and strong cooperation between the two countries, and to remove any of the past animosity that the two would have held. Russia will also be sending the Kirov class battler cruiser, Admiral Nakhimov, alongside three Admiral Gorshakov frigates.
The name of the new Luvindanaon vessels have already been decided, and were allocated to each ship during inspection in their Russian ports. The new vessels will be named after the Prime Ministers of Luvindanao. The five Krivak-class frigates will be named; RLS Quezon, RLS Rodriguez, RLS Osmeńa, RLS Roxas, and the RLS Quirino. The three Sovremenny-class destroyers will be named; The RLS Rizal, RLS Legarda, and the RLS Ocampo. Finaly the Kara-class cruiser will be named the RLS Aguinaldo. The vessels are expected to arrive within the next few months.
The Luvindanaon government condemns Chinese militarisation in the South China Sea for its overly provocative nature. Not only is China denying other regional states their national security but it has undermined the current regional institution by accelerating the militarisation of the region. Nevertheless, Luvindanao will be continuing it's Naval drills in Asia-Pacific with Japan, and now the United States.
China Expands Maritime-Economic Consequence toward Philippines
With the military training commencing in the South China Sea by the Philippines, Japan, and the United States, the Chinese People's Republic has come to an agreement to expand fishing vessels into South China Sea, primarily near Philippines-occupied Thitu Island. As of currently, there are up to 275 Chinese fishing vessels near Thitu Island, of which continues to exploit much necessary and vital income and commerce for the Filipino maritime economy. With continual aggression demonstrated by the United States and Japan, President Xi has, without giving a public announcement, approved the increasing of Chinese fishing vessels from 275 to 330 to apply economic pressure upon the Philippines to halt their continual military aggression in the South China Sea. The fishing vessels shall be accompanied by Chinese patrol ships. The Ministry of Finances and the Ministry of Commerce has publicly stated that such moves are for a growing demand of fish and seafood in China; however, the clandestine reasoning is to target the Philippines economy to provide domestic pressure to end their military involvement in the South China Sea.
- Nippon News Network
May 11th, 2019
- House of Councilor's Pass Controversial Amendment Repeal
- The House of Councilor's have passed the controversial bill to amendment article 9 out of the constitution with a 2/3rd majority of 161 voting in favor. This comes after the House has also passed the bill on May 8th. Given this news, this will automatically trigger a referendum to the Japanese people where a 1 day voting session across the country will be held. Currently, no date has been set, but the Minister of Internal Affairs Masatoshi Ishida has came out shortly after the House of Councilor's passed the bill and stated that his office is currently working with local governments to uphold these elections as soon as possible. Nationalist in Tokyo have praised the recent legislation to allow for a referendum to be held, but has met with pacifist protest who fear this could lead to an end to Japanese peace it has maintained for over 70 years. It's projected that the people will be split across the country in regard's to the referendum since both sides pledge to campaign their causes across the country to get undecided voters to vote for them. If voted in favor this will be the first amendment made to the constitution since it's enactment in 1947.
- Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tarō Asō has turned to the recent events with China in the Indo-Pacific against a fellow ally Luvindanao as a reason why we need to return to collective defense. China has moved towards the Thitu Islands by sending up to 330 Chinese fishing vessels to the area in efforts to exploit the Filipino fishing industry in response to the current ongoing military operations within the region by the Philippines, Japan, and the United States. The Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines has commented on the issue by stating:
- The Chinese Government seems to have run out of actions that require consequential responses, considering that the Philippines conduct a majority of their maritime economic success from the inland islands and the Pacific Ocean. The area China contest as their own have been too complicated to conduct full scale fishing for the country. Japan however does not recognize the Chinese claim over the island of Thitu, and has made it clear that the 3 participating countries will continue it's military operations until it's completion.
- The Ambassador also went on to say that China must now come to some consensus with Tokyo in regards to the possible constitutional change Japan may implement, and to accept the will of the Japanese people. The Prime Minister's Office spokesman has backed these statements by stating that Tokyo is willing to deescalate notable tensions with Beijing over Japan's possible change, and they must be willing to show some goodwill in return.
Luvindanao to send more vessels to Thitu Island
As China continues its heavy aggression towards Thitu Island due to naval exercises conducted within Luvindanaon territory, more patrol vessels will be sent to Thitu Island to monitor Chinese activity in the region. Fortunately, Luvindanao does not rely solely on the maritime holdings of the Philippines, as not only do a majority of our maritime economy come from inland seas and the Pacific Ocean. We are not constrained by the South China Sea economically at all.
But as a sign of good will, we will not be preventing such vessels from doing whatever they intend to do near Thitu island. As the fishing industry in Luvindanao has never been a primary industry in the country. Nor have there been any attempts to heavily take advantage of the South China Sea region due to the conflict. Essentially no economic pressure has been placed, and at the time being China will only be reducing it's own fish market as it is know evident that heavy exploitation of one area can reduce the quality of products for any internal market.
Foreign Ministry Press Conference
- Foreign Minister Gregorio Ging
"So China will soon have 330 vessels around Thitu island, a territory we control. We're not particularly concerned as we should all now be aware of, Luvindanao is not heavily invested in maritime activities in the South China Sea, so what this is essentially is China wasting resources. We're not at all worried and we should see everything continue, as we have done nothing wrong nor anything provocative. The clear message is, Luvindanao will continue naval exercises with Japan and the United States in the Indo-Oceania region.
Questions will be taken now."
"Could this escalate into an armed confrontation and if so, is Luvindanao prepared to be locked in conflict?"
Foreign Minister Gregorio Ging
"We're always prepared for conflict, but at this stage we're doing everything we could to prevent any war. I am certain that these Chinese are also aware that war isn't an option for either side, but we're just not doing anything wrong. If China wanted to fight a war they would have done so years ago, I don't think we'll be seeing any large scale war, and if we were to do so, we'll have many of our closest allies with us. Japan, the United States, and Australia all have given us promises if the time ever comes. Of course we do not want to start a war, and hopefully we wouldn't have to."
"Wouldn't stopping the exercises solve the issues with China?"
Foreign Minister Gregorio Ging
"No absolutely not, as I have stated before, we're not doing anything wrong. If we were to suddenly stop the exercises because the Chinese were unhappy, we would be submitting to Chinese supremacy. Luvindanao is an independent country with its national security in mind, the exercises were done not to provoke China, but to see and tend to our own issues and problems. There's also China having bases already in the South China Sea, we have to recognise that China isn't going to be doing nothing in the region, so why should we have bend over and not be able do things in a region that is strategic to Luvindanaon security. We have a mission to keep Luvindanao secure, and everything we do is to ensure that."
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PRC - After Chinese aggressions have grown significantly, the FNA has announced that Adelaide-class frigate NSA Melbourne and Vishakapatnam-class destroyer NSA Flagship will be sent to Darwin and Albury-Wodonga-class Amphibious Assault Ship NSA Adelaide will be sent to Cairns.
This comes after China annouced it will be sending fishing ships further into the South China Sea and closer to Luvindanaon territory. Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Marise Payne stated that China is "peacefully invading" foreign space, and that Australia will have three ships on standby in case of an emergency. She made the following request to China shortly after the ships left for Australia's north;
- "To the government of The Zhongguo People Republic, we see what you are doing. I hope that you understand that any military action on your part will see you on the bad side of the 4 largest navies in the region. Japan, the United States, Luvindanao, and ourselves do not take lightly to this threat, and Australia will be sending in ships if things escalate."
United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer has called this an 'obvious invasion' on Luvindanao, and that if Australia is not careful, they will become 'China's little pet.' Palmer hopes to win this weekend's federal presidental election.
SRI LANKA - Australia reconises the current events in Sri Lanka, and sends its thoughts and prayers to the nation through this hard time. Australia hopes to see the rebuilding of the Sri Lankan parliament, and the decrease in violence in the nation. Australia reconises that Sri Lanka is on the brink of civil war, but hopes not to see such an event happen.
Australian President Tony Abbott visited the Sri Lankan embassy to discuss what Australia can do to assist Sri Lanka during this unfortunete series of events, and Australia's role should a civil war begin.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten today visited the Wodonga Buddhist Temple today to pay his respects to the attacks on the Sinhalese market, and visted local Tamil communities who have set up shrines for the former President and Prime Minister. Shorten stated that Australia is a multicultural country, and if the Democratic Socialist Party win the election, he 'will not favour' one group over the other.
CENTRAL AMERICA - Some Central American communities in Australia's biggest cities have called out against their country for the tougher stance on homosexual marriage, calling the country out as 'oppressive and evil,' with many saying they are disappointed to call themselves Central American.
These same communities have held rallies in Melbourne and Sydney especially for the legalisation of gay marriage in Australia. Just a week before the election, Shorten has stated various times over the past month that the DSP will legalise gay marriage. Some Central American communities have raised the gay flag with the Central American flag.
Homosexuality and immigration are expected to be the biggest driving factors of this election, with both major parties having polar opinions on each.
- UNIAN news
Yatsenyuk: We're not hating Russians, we hate the Russian government
12nd May 2019
- Arseniy Yatsenyuk gave a speech on Saturday about his position about Russian.
Ukrainian next president, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, gave a speech on Saturday in Kyiv about his social and welfare policies going to establish in Ukraine. He also mentioned his position of the Ukrainian Russians and attitude towards the Russian government.
"I am not exterminating the Ukrainian Russians, what I doing is Ukrainize them, to let them assimilate into the Ukrainian-based society." He said. "We have to strengthen the Ukrainian culture in the Ukrainian Russians' new generation's mind, to let encourage them speaking Ukrainian in school and in society, and eliminate the gap between the Ukrainians and Russians in modern Ukrainian society, step-by-step."
However, he stands in a tough position when he was asked about the relationships between Ukraine and Russia. "I will not negotiate with the Kremlin government." He secretly criticized the former president, Viktor Yanukovych "I am not someone who betrays his nation only for his own benefits, like our former president, who had perfectly shown to us 10 years ago." He said. "We cannot be scared and worried in front of a nation which let Ukraine down in the name of Slavic friends." He also mentioned that he will re-take Crimea militarily and politically, "as this is the land of Ukraine, which already was since the 15th century." He said.
Слава Україні! Героям слава!
preceded by the memorial day for fallen soldiers, The Jewish state celebrates its 71st annual Independence Day! - Kan 11 TV News Channel
sadness one day, happiness the next.
It has been A rough week for Israelis and the state, and A special headache for the Prime Minister himself. Last week, 2 days after the memorial day for the Holocaust victims, Israel faced another clash with the Gaza government, led by Hamas, PIJ and other minor groups. The IDF was handed the tactical victory, as they eliminated several major Hamas bases and important commanders for Hamas, but suffered A massive strategic loss as they were forced to agree to A ceasefire due to the incoming Independence annual day, and the hosting of the 2019 Eurovision song contest. majority of Israelis had criticized the Israeli government for the ceasefire, and claimed they were willing to suffer the war in order to establish the proper retaliation.
All of that did not matter 4 days later, when all of the nation made full solidarity with the families of the fallen soldiers and casualties of terrorist acts, as one nation. "The children of all of us", or "all our sons", the IDF soldiers are known to the Israeli community. 24 hours after the start of the memorial day, it was the beginning of the Independence day, all the soldiers and casualties that were memorized 24 hours prior, fought and died in order for us to reach that day.
Eurovision 2019 song contest is here!
this is the week Israel has been waiting for. A year after Israel's Netta Barzilai brought the trophy, and pride together with it to Israel, The Israeli state is hosting the contest right here, in Tel Aviv. A major influx of European tourists is felt in Israeli markets and bazars. Australian tourists also came in large numbers, as they are also known to favor the Eurovision contest.
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- Frankfurt U-Bahn Experiences Major Delays
Metropolitan Police in Frankfurt have shutdown the Frankfurt Konstablerwache Station in response to massive protest by alleged members of the NDP Party or National Democratic Party here in Germany. The group holds far right-wing ideologies such as anti-immigration, anti-globalism, hard Euroscepticism and Neo-Nazism. On the platform a group of those members where chanting Anti-Immigration slurs mostly from those from the Middle East and North African descent. Things got out of hand when one assaulted a Libyan woman and her 3 year old son when she was exiting the train onto the platform. The man was then arrested and was charged with assault by the police, no further details on the man's situation was given to the press. One heckler were recorded stating that the German governments weak stance on immigration have allowed Germany to be filled with unwelcoming refugees, increase of crime such as theft and rape, and the accession of Turkey in the European Union. As the European elections are scheduled for the end of the month, it's suspected they hope to change many voters minds in order to move forward with continued Euroscepticism.
Many of those in parliament have been trying to ban the group, but have failed numerous of times throughout the years. It's unclear whether or not these political extremist demonstrators will continue or if this was the first and only time.
- Nippon News Network
May 12th, 2019
- Japan to mint coins to mark enthronement of Emperor Naruhito
- Japan will mint gold and copper coins to commemorate the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito earlier this month. The government will craft 50,000 legal tender, 10,000-yen coins, and 5 million 500-yen coins ahead of a key Oct 22 ceremony -- "Sokuirei Seiden no gi" -- to proclaim the emperor's accession, the Finance Ministry said. The 10,000-yen coin, made of 20 grams of pure gold, will feature a phoenix symbolizing the imperial family on one side and the imperial chrysanthemum seal on the other. It will be sold for 140,555 yen. Japan Mint will accept reservations for the gold coins for about three weeks from July 11, with delivery starting in October. The commemorative copper coin, with a face value of 500 yen, will be available at financial institutions from October. On one side it depicts a special throne for the emperor called Takamikura -- placed inside the Imperial Palace during the enthronement ritual -- while the other side shows the imperial chrysanthemum seal. Japan Mint will also sell 30,000 sets of 10,000-yen and 500-yen coins for 142,593 yen. The price includes a case. The 59-year-old emperor succeeded the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1, the day after his father former Emperor Akihito, 85, abdicated as the first Japanese monarch to do so in 202 years.
- Teacher’s verbal abuse, threats blamed for 15-year-old girl’s suicide
- Verbal abuse and threats by a teacher have been blamed for the suicide last week of a 15-year-old junior high school girl in Takahagi, Ibaraki Prefecture. The girl killed herself at her home on April 30. On Monday, it was learned that the teacher in charge of the school’s table tennis club had been verbally abusive and even threatened “to kill” her, Fuji TV reported. According to Takahagi City’s Board of Education, last September, the girl wrote in a school questionnaire that “school is fun but club activities are boring.” In a note found at her home after her suicide, the girl wrote that she had become frustrated at being in the table tennis club because the male teacher threatened “to kill” or “punch” her and her teammates. In addition, she said that the man called the girls “idiots,” jabbed them on their shoulders, and threw their equipment on the floor. The girl stopped attending club practice on March 15. Shortly after, the board of education received an anonymous complaint about the teacher. He admitted to the verbal abuse and acknowledged that he had been too tough on the girls with his coaching methods. The school admonished him and assigned another teacher to supervise his coaching methods.
The Cairo Times
The North African Social Nationalist Party Passes The Military Spending Act in Parliament
Cairo - Today in our capital, a city with permanent ties to the Arab world, representatives from the Jordan-Iraqi Union, Syria, Lebanon, and our country have met to negotiate a new deal for the Arab people. The agreed upon deal will help us advance towards the goal of an Arab union. The agreed upon terms are that every state at the meeting will switch to the Arab Dinar and allow unrestricted travel and trade from all the other countries after a 1 year transitional period. Our parliament has just passed this measure with only 10 representatives in our parliament voting against it.
This resolution will have a great impact on our economy. Adopting the Arab Dinar will give us a stronger currency and will give us a larger, united Arab economy. The open borders will allow for a lot of trade to happen between our countries and would further strengthen our economies.
Opening the borders will allow the people of the Arab World to interact more often. As Syrians move to Libya for work and Egyptians move to Iraq, the people will develop a new sense of brotherhood and unity which was hindered by the artificial borders that we had.
Saudi Press Agency
KING SALMAN TO WELCOME JAPANESE FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER IN RIYADH
After a half-hour long phone call between King Salman of Arab saudia and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Naru Japan, it has been announced that King would welcome Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, who would come to Riyadh to discuss future business plans between the two. In a short message for public, King Salman said:
"For almost a century, under the will and the wish of merciful Allah, we are leading the foreign policy of this nation in accordance with only one principle - the principle of preserving the economic partnerships. Naru Japan is a great partner of our, with 71% of their oil being imported from Arab saudia. And we intend to make that number even larger, under more friendly terms. Also, we are looking upon how to involve Japanese companies in our large and great project Saudi Vision 2030.
Also, I would like to hear from the first person about recent turbulence in their region, but let the meeting primairly stay in the area of business."
Nothing more has been published yet, including the exact date of Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister visit. He is also expected to meet with Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, but that are just speculations inside the Palace for now.
SAUDI ARABIA TO ADOPT ARAB DINAR?
The recent action of numerous Arab nations that agreed to unite over the topic of monetary policy sees Saudi Arabia in a specific position after being invited to join them. There were different voices coming from Riyadh during the previous days and it was not much clear is Arabia in or out of the project. After invitation came, King Salman decided to hold a meeting of Council of Ministers, to discuss the matter. Strongest voices came from Minister of Islamic Affairs Abdullatif Al Ash-Shaikh and Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan, both supporting the idea.
Minister Al-Jadaan known as the powerful modernist and supporter of Saudi Vision 2030 program was reported to has given a strong support to the idea. As a man with long working career in stock market, he is considered to be one of the best economic experts Saudi Arabia currently has, and so his opinion that this would be an great opportunity to permanently establish Saudi reputation as a leader of the Arab world now became an official position of the Saudi dynasty.
"We should not cover our heads with dust and ignore the regional trends, but instead we should be ones to lead it!" - said Al-Jadaan to the press after Cabinet session finished. He was immediately sent to meeting with ulamas, whose support is not key in area of economy, but it is always better to have them behind the ideas. At first, they were a bit sceptic towards idea of Saudi Arabia abolishing it's long functioning monetary integrity whose guarantee was the independent currency, but after Al-Jadaan explained the clear need for stepping towards the future and following our Arab brothers trends, they gave an official support to the idea.
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman remained silent.
VIDEO OF BEHEADING OF CORRUPT CIVIL SERVANTS SMUGGLED TO PUBLIC
Video of multiple civil servants from Saudi Arabia being publicly beheaded were smuggled to the international public during last week. On a video that was filmed in a bad graphics, it is able to see people gathered together to watch some other males being beheaded with swords. It is not much clear when and where does it happened, but in a description of the clip stands that it was filmed secretly on a field near Riyadh during the first days of May 2019 and was then smuggled outside of Saudi Arabia to be published. As it is further described, video covers the event of beheading of 21 male civil servants, under accusation of corruption. Those who published video, states that killings were performed under the direct order of Crown Prince, as a part of his personal "jihad against corruption", as it is reported that he named it.
Same night, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman published a tweet in which he stated:
"There is no clear evidence that beheadings were really performed in Saudi Arabia. It is an event I was not informed about, but it is still not proved that it happened in our country at all. Nevertheless, we do are we are continue to do our best in our fight against corruption, whose end must come soon in Saudi Arabia."
This video comes in a specific moment, after Crown Prince is cleaning his reputation after murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which harmed his international reputation a lot, after being accused that he was the one who ordered the murder.
Sarajevo Times - 13th of May, 2019
Protests Spread To Banja Luka
- Following statements released by MP Lješ Bojević, leftists have taken to the streets in Banja Luka, with hundreds of leftists protesting in favor of leftist policies, and declaring solidarity with Majstorović, who was murdered by a BMNP supporter. Some clashes occurred between members of the terrorist group Bošnjačka Divizija (BOSDIV), a small and illegal paramilitary group that claims affiliation with the BMNP, but has been denounced by the BMNP multiple times. It was reported that around 10 members of BOSDIV entered Park Mladen Stojanović, where a group of Titoists carrying Yugoslav flags were demonstrating, and injured 6 protesters using baseball bats and stones. One of those injured was hospitalized.
However, in a rather violent response, 3 of the BOSDIV members were beaten and then dragged out of the park. The other 7 escaped, only to be apprehended later.
Miše Stupara street was completely occupied and blockaded by protesters, who were dispersed with tear gas. In a statement, Prime Minister Demirovic expressed concern for this, stating that "extremism should never be tolerated." He also declared that, if the protests turn violent, he will disperse the protests at whatever costs.
Masses of Garbage In The Drina River
- Plastic bottles, rusty barrels and even old washing machines are among the tons of garbage clogging rivers in Bosnia that were once famous for their emerald color and crystal-clear waters and adored by rafters, hikers and fishermen. Rather than being recycled, most garbage ends up at makeshift dumps and in rivers, contaminating both the ground and the water.
At the Drina River, which flows between Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia, tons of garbage is stuck near a key hydroelectric power plant, forming huge garbage islands that float on the surface. Locals say as much as 800,000 tons of garbage is pulled out of the Drina each year. Residents of Visegrad have described this recent clogging as disgusting and shameful.
Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Guatemala City, Federal Republic of Central America (Central American Alliance)
The Argentine Republic urges the Central American Government to reconsider its stance over the rights of sexual minorities, which will only result in furthering resentful, divisive and discriminatory attitudes that will do no good to the Central American society as a whole.
However, should the hostile "Initiative 5727" be approved by the Central American legislative power, the Argentine Republic encourages and welcomes all those individuals that might result prosecuted or harmed by the approval of the act, to seek asylum in the grounds of our Embassy.
Liliana Roche, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in Guatemala City
news for the Central American armed forces
Nayib Bukele made a convocation to the youth population to join the armed forces with a goal to add a total amount of 26 thousand personnel in the first 3 years of his government.
- "We want the youth population of Central America, Ofcourse 17-18 and older to join the armed forces and be a proud servant of the fatherland (patria). Not only will you be respected for being un hijo y hija de honor but you will asko be benefited educational and financially wise for you and your family. Our goal is to recruit 30 thousand personnel in these 3 years, it may seem a lot and difficult but together we advance."
At the same time Nayib Bukele and other officials in command of the armed forces announced a military exercise that will start in the end of may in many parts of the country and both Carribean and Pacific, the point of these exercises is to see the current state of all of the branches of the armed forces and what will it need to improve.
During the rally Nayib also announced that his government will increase military budget and will buy military equipment such as naval ships and aircraft for the airforce, along others equipment towards the summer and end of the year. Nayib will first reach out to members of the Associated Pacific Agreement later to other foreign countries to buy the needed military equipment.
Central american flag and initiative 5727
Reactions have swept the country after protesters can be seen raising the lgbtq flag next to the Central American flag which many in the country have viewed it as a undignified action.
- "Im against the 5727 initiative and what the country is doing to the LGBT community but as Central American you always have to respect the Central American flag, its the most important thing of our country and we as Central Americans whether living in or out the country must respect it."
"I dont care what you consider yourself but being born Central American and disrespecting your flag instead of respecting it let me tell you your wrong. If you cant respect your flag you wont recieve respect from your compatriots no matter what your cause is.
Meanwhile Congress has approved part of the 5727 initiative in which allows to extend the jail time for abortion. Jail time can now increase up to 5 years for women committing abortion with the doctor conducting the abortion facing up to 6 years in jail unless a bond is paid. Abortion will only be allowed if the mother life is danger therefore it will be excused. Congress is still discussing about the other part of the initiative in which prohibits same sex marriage in the Central American civil code. Congress has until friday to decide this initiative.
Libyan State Television
After military excercise in Fezzan, the army is preparing a parade in the capital city of Tripoli. The main street is being cleared, and citizens receive forward notice to move their parked cars from the downtown center, for the next 3 days.
The Army Command didn't said how many troops will be involved, but media assume there will be from 1,000 to 5,000 soldiers parading.
Colonel Qaddafi held speech telling that we must not forgot the victims and horrors of war, and that we are still recovering from the consequences. The parade will be in their honor, and victory of the people over imperialism.
Libyan Foreign Ministry
Libyan Jamahiriyah would like to establish diplomatic relations with Ruskaya-Respublika and The Zhongguo People Republic, and open embassy in Moscow, Beijing, and consulate in St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Urumqi.
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Amplifying Danish Current Events to the World
Denmark Anticipates New Transports, MPAs, and UAV Drones
- The Royal Danish Air Force and Royal Danish Army are expected to receive new air assets from The german-state, Naru Japan, and Great Israel after an almost $2 Billion arms deal was struck between the mentioned nations which were spearheaded by the Defence Ministry and several representatives in the Folketing.
Announced by Defence Minister Anders Samuelsen, he states that they were able to negotiate a "fine deal" between the three countries with exception to the United Kingdom where they originally plan to purchase Alpha Jet trainers but due to compatibility issues, the deal was backed down. The final deal now only consists of 6 Kawasaki P-1 MPAs, 4 A400M Atlas Transports, and IAI Heron UAVs, still a significant deal for the Air Force and the Army.
Air Force Chief Major General Anders Rex expressed his gratitude towards "Denmark's generous allies" for allowing the air force to expand its capabilities in protecting the country's airspace and shoreline from external aggressors. He had also announced the establishment of two new Eskadrilles or Squadrons to house the new assets wherein the 4 A400Ms will form Eskadrille 729 under the Air Transport Wing and the 6 Kawasaki P-1s will form Eskadrille 758 under the Air Control Wing. All of the Heron UAVs will be distributed among the different reconnaissance units of the RDA. Their deliveries are within the last quarter of the year.
The purchase of new air assets are still part of the larger remilitarization efforts of the Danish Armed Forces, therefore more arms deals are expected in the future.
The Foreign Ministry of the People's Republic of China has firmly agreed in the establishing of diplomatic relations with the Libyan Jamahiriyah in an effort to further bolster solidarity and common understanding between the two countries and people. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has approved for the opening of an embassy and consulate in the requested cities.
initiative 5727 approved
The controversial initiative "initiative 5727" was approved by the Central American Congress with more the half of Congress voting yes. Initiative 5727 was altered to finally bring a resolution on the act, the country wont prohibit same sex marriage but will make it tougher for same sex couples to get married in the country. Punishment for abortion has also been extended by 1 in prison along other sanctions.
• Municipal courts, churches, business, etc can deny marriage to same sex couples without being sued for such action - initiative 5727
• schools being both private or public will no longer teach or promote programs about "sexual diversity" on school grounds. Teachers promoting sexual diversity can be sanctioned depending on the school - initiative 5727
• Women who cause her abortion or consent to someone else's cuase will be punished by 1 to 3 years in prison - art.134 Chapter III abortion
- - Sanctions for such act has been extended, thus women who commit such action can now face up to 4 years of imprisonment. - initiative 5727
• Abortion with or without consent,
Who on purpose causes an abortion will be sanctioned.
1. With imprisonment of one to three years if it was under the women's consent for both women and host who preformed the abortion.
2. With imprisonment of 3 to 6 years for the host who preforms the abortion without the consent of the women. If violence, threat or deception was made against the women which lead to abortion, the penalty will be 4 to 8 years in prison. - art. 135 chapter III abortion
- - Sanction for such act has been extended by 1 year - initiative 5727
• the abortion practiced by a doctor, with the consent of the women is not punishable with previous favorable diagnosis of atleast another doctor for the sole purpose of avoiding danger to the mother life. - art. 137 chapter III abortion
- thus for the protection of the mother life, abortion made by a docter under consent of the women with medical diagnosis to avoid danger of the mother life will go unpunished.
- Initiative 5727.
- "We live in a homophobic state, education is the same, there is rejection for everything different that isn't heterosexual."
"Congress has done a good move, we most prevent these "ideologies" that violate our countries morality and values. We must do whats possible to protect our families and country."
- | euronews - Strasbourg|
- EU Leaders To Meet in Madrid
- European leaders will be meeting in Madrid, Spain to discuss ahead of the European Parliamentary Elections on who will take over as President of the European Commissions after Jean-Juncker's departure. Although the EU Council does not choose the President of the commissions directly, it's important that all EU leaders come to some consensus on how to work together in regards to the body of the Commission. Four of the highest-ranking jobs at the EU will be vacant before the end of the year, and the race to fill them has already begun. Europe will have a new president of its Parliament (its legislative arm), of its European Council (the heads of state), of the European Central Bank and of the Commission (the executive arm). Arguably, the attention is now more on the latter, given that she or he will determine which direction Europe will take. Candidates hoping to become the next president of the European Commission will debate each other at 21:00 on Wednesday night. The participants, selected by the political groups, include Nico Cue (European Left), Ska Keller (Greens), Jan Zahradil (Conservatives), Margrethe Vestager (Liberals), Manfred Weber (centre-right EPP) and Franz Timmermans (Socialists). Some 20 public service media channels from throughout Europe will broadcast the debate, which will take place at the European Parliament.
- EU Commissions Propose Adding 100 Million Euros for Climate Change
- Following up on the agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the EU's 2019 budget, the European Commission is proposing to add €100 million to the EU's flagship programmes Horizon 2020 and Erasmus +. This additional money will help strengthen the EU response to key challenges such as climate change and further adapting the education sector to the needs of the labor market.
- “In December, the EU institutions agreed to increase the budget for research and student mobility as soon as we would have available means. Today, 100 million euros are added on top of what was already foreseen. This is great news for researchers and students in Europe as they will be able to count on more support from the EU for their projects.”
- - said Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, said.
- Out of the additional €100 million, €80 million will go to climate-related research under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. The money will contribute to the ambitious target of devoting 35% of Horizon 2020's budget to climate-related research. The remaining €20 million will support the EU's programme for education, training, youth and sport in Europe, Erasmus+. This additional money will also help to build up European Universities, a new EU initiative and cornerstone of the European Education Area by 2025. By 2021, the EU wants to set up 12 European Universities which will allow students to obtain a degree by combining studies in several EU countries and contribute to the international competitiveness of European universities in the EU and beyond. The proposal needs the approval of the European Parliament and of the Council.
- Nippon News Network
May 15th, 2019
- Referendum Set For May 22nd
- The Office of Internal Affairs have announced they have set a date for the referendum to overturn article 9 of the constitution which will allow Japan to have the right to collective defense and to begin participation in global conflicts. As protest enter in it's 3rd day across the capital in Tokyo and other major cities across the country. Opposition Leader Yuichiro Tamaki member of the Democratic Party of the People and other minority party leaders such as Yukio Edano of the constitutional democratic party all voiced their concern in allowing for Japan to have a military. They believe this will endanger Japan of it's long lasting pacifist stance in world affairs and peace and stability at home. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has returned from Washington D.C. after a unsuccessful meeting with President Trump will campaign across the country to advocate for those in the overturn party. Currently 51% of the country wishes to see a return of the Japanese Armed Forces, this is due to the growing threat from North Korea and a more aggressive China in the Asian-Pacific.
- Abe vows to seek WTO reforms at G20 Osaka summit
- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will raise the issue of reforming the World Trade Organization at the Group of 20 nations summit in Osaka in June. Abe made the remarks during a joint news conference with American President Donald Trump after their meeting in Washington D.C. on Sunday. The WTO has ruled in South Korea's favor in a dispute over the country's ban on the import of Japanese fishery products. The ban was introduced after the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011. Japan filed a complaint with the WTO, calling the ban unfair. Abe says the WTO's appellate body has various issues, such as it tends to offer conclusions that would not help resolve the problem. He says some WTO members have spoken of their doubts about the decision. Abe says it's imperative for the WTO to solve a dispute so as to create a framework that better matches the reality of the 21st century. He vowed to discuss the issue at the June summit meeting.
Ministry of Foreign Relations and Worship
The Argentine Republic expresses its regret to the Congress of the Federal Republic of Central America (Central American Alliance).
There are no solid arguments that can favor what it is an unmistakable sign of the violation of human rights of all Central Americans that choose a different lifestyle for their personal wellbeing.
The sexual orientation of an individual does not equate to the human quality of that person. The same statement cannot be applied to a Government that decides to actively curtail and restrict the rights and liberties of its own citizens.
The Argentine Republic will gladly welcome all those persons that wish to seek a more free and fair treatment in our country.
Jorge Faurie, Minister of Foreign Relations and Worship
- | DANMARK - COPENHAGEN |
Amplifying Danish Current Events to the World
JUNE GENERAL ELECTIONS ~ A Special Coverage
- The first Monday of June marks the beginning of the week-long general elections in the country where the Danes will go out of their daily routine and vote for their new constituent representatives in the Folketing. This year's general elections marks several firsts: the first election to adopt a single server system where each constituency houses a single server that is then directly connected to the individual polling machines in the stations, meaning a vote cast will now proceed directly to the server instead of channeling to the station's server before collected as a single constituency in the previous system which allows a fast-tracked turnout of results and decreases the likeliness of election tampering (something that Denmark is not so famous for); the first election that is declared as a national holiday; the first election to; and the first election to commission graduating high school students as election officers.
The Royal Electoral Commission, Denmark's primary election supervisory body, has committed almost more than a year only for the primary preparation after the introduction of the single server system which saw another year for its initial study and prototype testing.
As security has always been a primary concern during elections, the Politi had prohibited all police officers from taking a vacation the week before, during, and after the general elections. A security contingent of 2,000 servicemembers from the Royal Danish Army and the Royal Danish Reserve - Ground Component will also support the Politi in keeping order in election hotspots such as a party headquarters, city/municipal halls, and even in the Christiansborg Palace. Fortunately, the Politi has received no reports of any terrorist efforts that plans to disrupt the elections.
By convention, the Saturday before the general elections is allotted for the parties' final campaign rally. Parties held their final rallies in front of their headquarters; therefore Copenhagen became a security and a feast hotspot at the same time. Large parties held political concerts while smaller parties held dinners. Venstre's final rally served as the final squeeze of their campaign efforts as it can be described as extravagant with fireworks, top-of-the-chart performers, including a grand entrance of candidates which is their way of presenting their platform "Denmark in Extravagance". The Danish People's Party's final rally had the most attendees with figures exceeding 12,000. DPP Chairman Kristian Dahl expressed his high hopes in winning in the general elections given their rising popularity and support from many of Denmark's political institution.
Tourist Departures to the Maldives, India Increases as Government Continues Travel Warning to Sri Lanka (Izham).