Head of the Supervisory Board of “Eurovision” has accused Ukraine of undermining the reputation of the competition Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the musical contest “Eurovision” Frank-Dieter Frayling strongly condemned the actions of the Ukrainian authorities related to the non-admission to participation in competition of the Russian entry. His words led “Tape.ru” the European broadcasting Union on Thursday, April 13. “We believe that the decision to ban Yulia Samoilova entry into the country fundamentally undermines the reputation and principle of the political nature of the Eurovision song contest,” said Frayling. The organizers also commented on the decision of the First channel to refuse to broadcast “Eurovision-2017”. “We really want all 43 countries had the opportunity to take part in the competition, and we’ve done everything we can to achieve this”, — noted in the EMU. The organizers have proposed two options that would allow the state to participate in
In Ukraine found the reason for the poor level of proficiency in their native language KIEV, 13 APR — RIA Novosti. The Minister of education and science of Ukraine Liliya Hrynevych said that schools teaching in the languages of national minorities do not give a sufficient level of proficiency in the state language — Ukrainian, which creates problems for admission to universities. “The Minister noted that now in Ukraine along with the ongoing trend to increase the number of students enrolled in schools with Ukrainian language of instruction (8% more than two years ago), remains a threatening tendency in some schools teaching in the languages of national minorities do not give a sufficient level of proficiency in the state language”, — said the Ministry of education. According to the Ministry, this situation means that children after leaving school do not have equal access to higher education in Ukraine. According to
Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners VATICAN city, 13 APR. /Offset. TASS Alexey Bukalov/. Pope Francis during the traditional annual ceremony of Great (clean) Thursday washed the feet of 12 prisoners in the prison of the town of Paliano (province of Frosinone), near Rome. It is reported the press service of the Holy see. Among the selected prisoners — three women, one former Muslim who is going to be baptized in the summer, as well as Argentinian and Albanian. Three are serving life imprisonment (capital punishment in Italy — approx. TASS) the press service. “To be there humiliated, insulted and rejected, is the mission from which the Church cannot evade. We may be wrong anyway. We need to remember mercy, and not to forget that we are all sinners and sometimes they themselves are prisoners, not realizing in this report,” said Francis in an interview with the newspaper
Photo: AP Photo/ Pablo Martinez Monsivais The US does not want escalation of tensions with Russia, told reporters on Wednesday, a senior national security Council the White house. The White house asked moved whether Russia and the United States to escalate in the spirit of the cold war. “We don’t want escalation. The Secretary of state (Rex) Tillerson today in Moscow. We certainly understand that we need a dialogue with Russia that is very important. But they need to learn the areas in which we could carry with them specific cooperation. It is important that Russia has shown a serious attitude on cooperation with the us and reintegrate into the world order based on respect for the rules,” said a White house spokesman.
Photo: RIA Novosti Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed the head of Republic of Mordovia Vladimir Volkov, acting head of the region, the decision was made following a bilateral meeting. “Vladimir Dmitriyevich, you know, much has been done during this time, but still work enough, so on the basis of objective analysis of what succeeded, what failed to do on the basis of the analysis of the sentiments and wishes of the people living in the country, must adjust their work in the future, — said Putin. — I will offer you the performance of duties until the election in September.” The head of state expressed hope that the wolves will be able to appropriately conduct the campaign and to continue the work. For his part, the head of region has assured that he will try to do everything in his power.
© REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. Russia has submitted for discussion at the meeting of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) proposal on the allocation of additional inspectors to investigate the incident in Khan Sheyhun. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “We are very concerned about the desire of foreign partners in the UN security Council in every possible way to evade an honest investigation of this episode. Today in the Hague, sits in the extraordinary plan of the OPCW Executive Council, there made our proposal about the formation of such delegation, the organization with the involvement of additional inspectors,” – said the Minister. The US is not ready The Russian foreign Minister added that the initiative to establish such an extended group to investigate reports about the possible use of chemical weapons was put forward by Russia during a visit to Moscow
TFR proposes to impose pre-trial blocking of accounts of suspects for 30 days The investigators should be able for pre-trial blocking of accounts of suspects, defendants and the close relatives of passing on cases of corruption citizens for up to 30 days, said in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin. The relevant changes he proposes to amend the code of Criminal procedure. “The investigation practice often there were cases when during the procedure validation when setting the property of the audited entity undertook actions to his concealment. This led to the fact that at the time of the initiation of criminal proceedings and receipt by the investigator of information on request, and a court imposing a lien on the property, it quickly was realized to third parties, including close relatives”, — explained his initiative Bastrykin. The Chairman of the RCDS are again
CNN learned of the interception by U.S. intelligence negotiations on the preparation of himataki Washington intercepted Syrian military specialists on chemical weapons, which discussed preparations for a chemical attack in Idlib, according to CNN. According to the newspaper, the talks “leave no doubt” of the guilt of Bashar al-Assad. 8фотографий8фотографий8фотографий US intelligence intercepted Syrian military specialists on chemical weapons, which discussed preparations for a chemical attack with sarin in Idlib, reports CNN, citing a senior administration official Donald trump. The source told CNN that the United States intercepted a high volume of messages in countries such as Syria and Iraq, but these data are often never processed, “unless there is some specific event that requires that analysts search for intelligence materials.” The intercepted conversation took place before the incident with the use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheyhun, however, was examined after the attack to find out who is responsible
NYT: North Korea may soon conduct a new nuclear test NEW YORK, April 13. /Offset. TASS Kirill Volkov/. North Korea in the near future may hold the next, the sixth nuclear test. This was reported by the newspaper The New York Times. According to the publication, this is indicated by the satellite images studied by American experts. According to the newspaper, the experts record “a broad spectrum of activity in the area of mount Mantapam” in the province of Hamgyong, where it is believed the US, Pyongyang conducted its underground nuclear test. Analysts believe that North Korea could coincide with a possible nuclear test to 105-th anniversary since the birth of first leader Kim Il-sung (1912-1994), which will be celebrated next Saturday, the newspaper said. It is in this context recalled that Pyongyang often celebrates significant dates with a demonstration of military power. According to the TV station KBS, Korea
A missile attack on a military base in Syria testifies to the fact that the President is Donald trump decides in the United States. This opinion was expressed by the President of SAR Bashar al-Assad in an interview with Agence France Press, reports TASS. “In fact, this is the first proof that it is not the President, but that does not change,” — said Assad. He added that trump is just one of the actors in their theatre, and will not be able to become a leader, even wanting it. According to Assad, trump is forced to act in the interests of the military-industrial complex, financial institutions and political forces. “Every President was forced to swallow my pride, if it was, and make a 180-degree turn” — he concluded. Earlier, Assad said that the chemical attack on the city of Khan shaykhun was fabricated to give a reason to strike