UNSG asks for CBMs and avoidance of unilateral actions that could undermine negotiations for a Cyprus settlement
UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, stressed on Wednesday the importance of developing confidence building measures (CBMs) and avoiding any unilateral actions that could undermine the future success of negotiations on the Cyprus problem, stressing that he is totally committed to revitalize the political process for a Cyprus settlement.Speaking during a press conference following the start of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly and invited by CNA to say what he expects from the two communities, Turkey and the other guarantors and possibly other key players in th...
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Louisville agrees to pay record $12 million to settle Breonna Taylor shooting
The family of Breonna Taylor and the city of Louisville, Kentucky, announced a record $12 million settlement Tuesday after the Black EMT was shot dead by police in a botched raid in March.The settlement is the largest ever paid by the city in an officer-involved shooting case.The pact also made history for the long list of police reforms that the Louisville Metro Police Department will implement.The reforms include the requirement that commanding officers now must approve all search warrant applications before judicial approval is sought. The department also will implement an “early warning sy...
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Analyst: Resettlement of Lebanese Armenians to occupied Karabakh to further complicate conflict’s settlement
By TrendThe Armenian plan for resettlement of Lebanese Armenians to occupied Nagorno Karabakh region of Azerbaijan will further complicate the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Geopolitical Analyst and Commentator on International Affairs Malik Ayub Sumbal told Trend.“Armenian resettlement plan of other nationalities in the Nagorno Karabakh region is an international crime and violation that exposes Armenian conspiracy to change the dynamics of this territory. Azerbaijan should immediately move a resolution in the UN security council to expose this vile move of Armenia. The Armenian...
Israel approves 1,000 settlement units in occupied West Bank
Israeli authorities approved 980 settlement units in the illegal Efrat settlement in occupied Bethlehem, reported Wafa news agency.Hasan Brijiyeh, a local anti-settlement and anti-apartheid activist, told Wafa that Israel announced its approval of the construction of 980 new settlement units.The activist said that this means Israel’s plan to annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank will be implemented gradually, pointing out that vast areas of agricultural land will be seized as part of the expansion of the settlement.Earlier this year, Defence Minister Naftali Bennett approved 7,000 sett...
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No imposed recipes and artificial deadlines for a Cyprus settlement, Russian FM stresses [VIDEO]
Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov stressed on Tuesday that nobody should impose any recipes on the Cypriot sides and especially that nobody should establish artificial deadlines as regards the settlement of the Cyprus problem.Lavrov, who was speaking during a meeting he had at the Russian Embassy in Nicosia with political party leaders, before leaving Cyprus after having paid the island an official visit, also underlined that Russia strongly supports a Cyprus settlement based on the UN Security Council resolutions.“It would be important for us to have your assessments of...
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Neolithic settlement found in Fizuli
By Laman IsmayilovaNeolithic settlement has been discovered on the Laletepe mound in the Fizuli region.The total area of the mound is 1 hectare, while the height reaches 6 m.Last year, after preliminary excavations, scientists came to the conclusion that the mound is an ancient settlement, APA reported.Currently, excavations are being carried out on an area of 95 sq. A layer of about 2.5 m, dating back to the Neolithic era, has already been studied. Circular structures, a large platform-shaped structure and the oldest and first cemetery dating back to the Caucasian Neolithic were discovered he...
Israel government to prevent evacuation of Mitzpe Kramim settlement
The Israeli government is working to prevent the demolition of settlement units ordered by the Israeli Supreme Court to be removed last week, Arab48.com reported on Wednesday.The Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the settlement of Mitzpe Kramim must be demolished within the next three years.The ruling stipulated that the Israeli government has the responsibility of demolishing the structures and issued the residents with a period of three years to find alternative residence, Israeli Arutz Sheva reported.Mitzpe Kramim is a settlement in the occupied West Bank overlooking the occupied Jordan Vall...
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Netanyahu pledges annexation, plans to open school year in a settlement
Annexation of portions of the West Bank is still on the table,Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday. To underscore that message, he is scheduled to open the school year Tuesday at a school in the Mevo Horon settlement in the Binyamin region of Judea and Samaria.“The application of sovereignty is in the Trump [peace plan],” Netanyahu said.He spoke at a press conference in Jerusalem that took place as a high-level Israel delegation was in the United Arab Emirates to cement details for the upcoming agreement between the two countries.Israel agreed to suspend annexation as a prerequisite f...
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$600 million settlement in Flint water crisis
Washington (AFP) - The US state of Michigan has agreed to pay some $600 million to victims of the Flint water crisis, a health scandal that became a symbol of social injustice in America, officials said Thursday.The settlement could see payments to tens of thousands of people, children and adults alike, who may have ingested lead-tainted drinking water after the city of Flint changed the source for its water system in 2014 to cut costs."What happened in Flint should have never happened, and financial compensation with this settlement is just one of the many ways we can continue to show our sup...
Fishermen’s kin in Mindoro collision to get P1 million each
Fishermen’s kin in Mindoro collision to get P1 million eachRobertzon Ramirez(The Philippine Star) – August 21, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The families of 14 Filipinos who went missing following a collision with a Hong Kong-registered cargo ship in the waters off Mamburao in Occidental Mindoro on June 27 will get P1 million each.Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Admiral George Ursabia Jr. told a virtual press conference yesterday that the families of the victims agreed to a settlement with the management of M/V Vienna Wood.The Irma Trading and Fishing Inc., owner of the fishing b...