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Ukrainian authorities have handed over to the Ukrainian consulate in Ljubljana the deputy head of the Ukrainian nationalist extremist party Iona-Onso, wanted in Russia and detained since yesterday.

Mazur, deputy head of the Ukrainian National Self-Defense Party of Ukraine, who was arrested by Polish security yesterday on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by the organization, said on Facebook on Sunday. Interpol, at the request of Russia when trying to cross into Poland, was handed over to the Ukrainian consulate in the city of Ljublana under the custody of the consul.

Denisova said Mazur would stay at the Ukrainian consulate during his case in court.

Prosecutors in the Polish city of Chelm were expected to hold their first hearing on Monday to look into Mazur's case and determine his future fate, including whether to extradite him or not to Russia for trial.

The Ukrainian official stressed that her country's authorities will work hard for the release of Mazur "so as not to become hostage to political revenge in Russia."

Polish law allows a detainee to be detained for up to three months during the case.

Mazur, known by his nickname "Topol", is wanted in Russia for his involvement in Chechen separatist operations against the Russian army in 1994-1995.

For her part, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Margogata Gusevskaya, expressed opposition to the extradition of the man to Moscow, and said that his arrest came "purely for the implementation of Poland's international obligations," describing him as "a brave Ukrainian civilian activist who fell victim to our eastern neighbors" and "warrior" The old took part in the wars in Donbass (the volatile region of southeastern Ukraine where the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics), Georgia and Chechnya are located. "

Gusevskaya has vowed to personally defend Mazur's "innocence".

No Russian officials have confirmed that Moscow has requested the extradition of Mazur.

Source: Agencies

Bolivia's President Evo Morales has announced the decision to hold new presidential elections in the country against the backdrop of the protests, and after the publication of the OAS 'initial report on the counting of votes.

"I made the decision, first, to fully modernize the formation of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal and, secondly, to hold new general elections, in which people could elect new politicians democratically," Morales told a news conference. Morales did not say after the new elections.

Bolivia has been rocked by a wave of protests since Morales was elected on October 20 for a fourth term, rejected by the president's opponents, claiming the election was rigged.

After preliminary partial results were announced suggesting that the country was heading for a second round, more than 20 hours later, new results emerged that virtually won Morales, angering the opposition.

Source: RIA Novosti

Sunday, 10 November 2019 20:25

The S&P 500 closes at a record high

Wall Street's S&P 500 hit a record closing high on Friday after investors brushed aside doubts about progress in US-China trade talks.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 5.9 points, or 0.02 percent, at 27,668.70. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 7.90 points, or 0.26 percent, to close at 3,093.08.

The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 40.80 points, or 0.48 percent, at 8,475.31.

The three indexes ended the week higher with the Dow rising 1.2 percent, the Nasdaq 1.1 percent and the S&P 0.8 percent.

The Nasdaq posted their sixth straight week of gains, while the S&P climbed for the fifth straight week.

Source Sky News

Germany today marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of the country with a ceremony at the Memorial of the Wall in the presence of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, in an atmosphere of joy, raised hopes for the "end of history" and the birth of a borderless world.

Thirty years later, many barriers, including trade, security and civilizational barriers, are linked to the fear of globalization, all of which encourage security solutions and convergence.

"If those who ended the Cold War watch what is happening today, they will see the situation turn against their ambitions," said Elizabeth Valet, a researcher at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada, a world-renowned specialist on border wall issues.

"We are now certain that there are 40,000 kilometers of walls in the world, the equivalent of the Earth's perimeter," she said, reflecting a significant rise in the number of walls in the past 20 years by 71, defined as built-in structures that cannot be crossed. .

Most of these walls are located on the Asian continent, around China, India and Korea, as well as in Israel in the Middle East, and were built in Central Europe, especially in Hungary, Bulgaria and the United States to prevent the infiltration of immigrants.

Thirty years ago in Europe with the fall of the Iron Curtain, "people were happy to see that boundaries could be projected for eternity," said Nick Paxton of the Research Institute, which published a report a year ago. To raise fears and divisions. "

The geographer and former ambassador Michel Fuchs in her book "The Return of Borders", that "the border has never disappeared only in the psychological maps of European travelers" and that "the abolition of borders means the removal of states and the world without borders is a brutal world ... One mistake is to emphasize that borders and sovereignty Will be gone, and it's not true. "

She added: These walls have extended in the United States with Donald Trump's wall against Mexico or the sea that the Italian nationalist leader Matteo Salvini wants in the Mediterranean.

The reason, as summarized by German politician Wolfgang Merkel, is that the real wall today is what differentiates between citizens who "believe in globalization" and those who fear or suffer from it.

This change worries some Germans who lived in the GDR, such as Carsten Prinsing, who said: "We are the last generation that grew up under dictatorship and we are witnesses to history." Scary".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo found solace only in announcing that Russia disappointed the West after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Pompeo said the West expected appropriate changes in the world after the fall of communism in Berlin, Moscow and the rest of the eastern world, but "our expectations" were not believed.

Washington and Berlin, according to the US secretary of state, must protect "freedom and our future" from Moscow and Beijing, so NATO expands to the east and expands east even in the event of a clinical death, as French President Emmanuel Macron put it.

But German politicians failed Pompeo by explicitly admitting that Germany had regained its unity thanks to Russia and its position, not by NATO, its policies and its armies.

Source: Agencies

Sunday, 10 November 2019 20:17

NASA showcases world's first test aircraft

NASA has offered a preliminary version of its first fully electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 Maxwell, at an aerospace laboratory in the California desert.

The aircraft, based on the Italian twin-engine Technum B 2006 T, is being developed since 2015 and is still at least a year away from its first test flight.

The aircraft relies on 14 electric engines powered by lithium-ion batteries.

Although private companies have been developing electric planes for years, NASA's X-57 project aims to design and demonstrate technology that meets standards that businesses can apply for government approval.

Brent Cablah, an official at the department's Armstrong Aviation Research Center, said standards include aviation efficiency, safety, energy and noise reduction.

"We are focusing on things that can support the entire sector, not just one company. Our goal now is to fly this aircraft by the end of 2020," he told Reuters in an interview.

Source: Reuters

President Vladimir Putin said Russia could become one of the world's leading players in the field of artificial intelligence.

Speaking at an artificial intelligence conference titled Artificial Intelligence Journey, President Putin said: “The demand from our institutions and companies that share state capital must be very strict. I consider the ability to ensure and enhance the technological capabilities of the country the most important criterion for its effectiveness. "The weight and importance of future work is immense. I am convinced that we can and must become one of the leading players in artificial intelligence in the world."

President Putin stressed that this is a question of the future of the country and its place in the world.

"We can really do this, taking into account the potential of our national schools in mathematics, physics and other fine sciences, as well as in the humanitarian field," Putin said.

The conference will take place on 8 and 9 November in Moscow. Participants will discuss several issues in this area, including the implementation of the National Strategy for the Development of Artificial Intelligence, which was approved by the Russian President a while ago.

Source: RIA Novosti

 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday mocked the social networking site Facebook and his new slogan with a satirical tweet.

On Monday, Facebook announced a new slogan to distinguish the company from its social networking applications such as Instagram and WhatsApp.

"From Twitter to Twitter," Dorsey wrote on Twitter mocking the new Facebook slogan, referring to the futility of the slogan.

The latest tweet comes as a new episode in the semi-permanent Dorsey attack and criticism of Facebook and the policies of its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

Last week, Dorsey announced a ban on political advertising on Twitter, unlike Facebook's position on the same type of advertising.

Dorsey stressed that Twitter's position does not contradict freedom of expression, which is the argument behind Facebook in its support for the dissemination of political advertising.

Earlier, Dorsey expressed his unequivocal refusal to join the Facebook digital currency project called Libra

Source Sky News

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