Israel Continues Blocking Transfer of Fuel to Gaza’s Sole Power Plant

Israel announced on Tuesday, June 25, its decision to immediately begin halting the transfer of fuel used to operate the sole power plant in the Gaza Strip. Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) tweeted that fuel supply to the power plant in Gaza would be stopped “following the launching of incendiary balloons from Gaza towards Israel…until further notice.” In response to Tuesday’s announcement, the Palestinian Energy Authority and the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company said that the fuel then currently available in the power plant’s storage tanks was…

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SPA: Press Release

Security forces belonging to the Transitional Military Council (TMC) raided the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) premises and prevented the press conference, due to start earlier today- 29th of June- at 7:00 pm. We strongly condemn this repressive behavior which reflects the awe of the TMC from the SPA communicating with the people of Sudan, resorting to extreme suppression of freedom. We hold the TMC accountable for the safety of SPA members present at the venue at the time of the incident.

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President Maduro: China has shown that it can be a great power without dominating other countries

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of relations between the People’s Republic of China and Venezuela, stressed that these relations have been strengthened after the arrival of Commander Hugo Chávez. In an act that took place at the Miraflores Palace, President Maduro stressed that in the last 20 years a profound stage of brotherhood, of a government-to-government approach that has been consolidated, has begun.

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Venezuela rejects the inclusion of the topic “Responsibility to Protect” in the UN General Assembly

The Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations (UN), Samuel Moncada, rejected the inclusion of the topic “The Responsibility to Protect and Prevent Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity”, on the agenda of the UN General Assembly, because it is an instrument that violates the sovereignty of States. “As a nation, we have been the target of attacks by the same colonial powers that perverted the notion of responsibility to protect in order to loot our national assets and apply economic terrorism against…

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Uruguay withdraws from the OAS Assembly

This Thursday, the Eastern Republic of Uruguay withdrew itself from the 49th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) that is being held in Medellin, Colombia, after ignoring the representative of Juan Guaidó – deputy of the National Assembly in contempt – sent to the meeting. “Venezuela left the OAS on April 27, after two years since its denunciation made in 2017, to the Organization’s Charter. Therefore, Uruguay understood that the presence of a delegation supposedly representing the government of a country that has withdrawn itself from the…

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Upper Nazareth Changes Its Name

Jewish and Arab residents of Upper Nazareth (“Nazareth Illit,” in Hebrew) last week voted to change the name of the northern city, in a move the mayor said was designed to put an end to widespread confusion with the neighboring Arab city of Nazareth. The deputy mayor of Upper Nazareth, Dr. Shawki Awauda (Hadash), said it was “time to give the city an independent identity, and put an end to the chronic confusion” between the city and its neighbor, historic Nazareth.

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Left MEPs choose interim joint leadership

GUE/NGL has put forward a temporary collective leadership team for the Left in the European Parliament. João Ferreira (PCP, Portugal), Marisa Matias (Bloco de Esquerda, Portugal), Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE., Germany) and Nikolaj Villumsen (Red-Green Alliance, Denmark) will together lead the group of 41 MEPs, with Martin Schirdewan serving as acting President.

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Bolivarian government announces launch of identification card for refugees

This Wednesday, the president of the National Commission for Refugees (Conare), Juan Carlos Alemán, revealed that “from this July first will start the thirty days trial period, for a new card, which will serve as identification for Refugees in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela”, these statements were issued during the commemoration of World Refugee Day. “This new form of document is part of the progress in international human rights that is developed in the country and will be delivered to 50 families”, said the President of Conare.

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Venezuelan and Spanish Foreign Ministers meet in Madrid

The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, held a bilateral meeting on Wednesday in Madrid with the Minister of Foreign Relations, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, Josep Borrell. During the meeting, the diplomats evaluated the existing relations between the two countries and shared the interest to advance along the route of dialogue as the only way to guarantee the prosperity of Venezuela.

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