Argentina has reached the last stretch of a decisive economic and political road, facing the end of the term established for the payment of an international debt and a thorny litigation in the United States, DPA reported on Sunday.
Welcome to this Week in Palestine – Gaza Special Coverage, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for July 19th, to the 25th, 2014.
An open letter authored by Yael Even Or titled “We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve,” announcing that more than 50 former Israeli soldiers have signed a petition declaring their refusal to be part of the Israeli military reserves.”This petition, long in the making, has a special urgency because of the brutal military operation now taking place in our name.”
Thus far 267 Palestinians killed, hundreds more injured as the Israeli military offensive targeting the Gaza Strip enters its 11th day. In the meantime all effectors to reach a ceasefire have not been successful.
Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Thursday that the Ukraine is to be held accountable for the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane that resulted in the death of its 295 passengers and crew, DPA reported.
A Florida judge today slapped William Potts with 20 years in prison for hijacking a plane to Cuba in 1984. Potts had asked the court for leniency, saying he already spent 13 1/2 years in prison in Cuba for the hijacking.
Vladimir Putin, has denied widespread reports that Russia and Cuba have agreed to reopen the Lourdes spying center dating back to the Soviet period, which was closed in 2001. In a press conference held at the end of the BRICS summit in Brazil, Putin stressed that the issue of reopening the radio-electronic intelligence military base in Cuba has not been addressed.
An Army nurse has refused to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike at the military prison at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba, reports Café Fuerte.
Russia will reopen its electronic spying center in Cuba as the island once again assists its old ally in its renewed dispute with the United States, reports the EFE news agency.
After leaving Cuba on Friday headed to Argentina, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to change his publicised flight plan and landed for a surprise two-hour layover in, Nicaragua. He met with his counterpart Daniel Ortega and other top officials.