President Maduro distinguishes US activists who defended Venezuelan diplomatic mission in Washington

From the Miraflores Palace, the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, received and recognized the activists who make up the Collective of Protection of the Embassy of Venezuela in Washington with the replica of the Saber of Simon Bolivar as a token of gratitude to their work of protection against the threats of illegal taking by representatives of Juan Guaidó and the aggressions sponsored by the White House. The activists remained for more than a month and a half demanding respect for international law and Venezuelan sovereignty…

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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement following talks with Foreign Minister of Thailand

Ladies and gentlemen, As my colleague and friend, Foreign Minister of Thailand Don Pramudwinai has said, we hold regular meetings and today we are in Bangkok following his February visit to Moscow. I would like to emphasise that Thailand is our oldest partner in Southeast Asia. The relations between our countries are traditionally built on the principles of mutual respect, trust and the time-tested friendship between our peoples.

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Comment by the Information and Press Department on discussion of the Middle East agenda by the UN Security Council

Moscow has noted with great concern the persisting tensions when it comes to the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, which became hostage to Washington’s one-sided approaches as confirmed once again by the recent discussion of the Middle East agenda by the UN Security Council. On July 25, the United States blocked the approval of a draft press statement, proposed by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa, condemning the demolition of Palestinian houses in East Jerusalem. Under international law, Israel’s actions in the occupied Palestinian territories were illegal.

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Hadash, Ta’al and Ra’am to Run as a Renewed Joint List in Election

Hadash and two Arab parties, Ta’al and Ra’am, announced on Saturday, July 27, that they are reforming the Joint List in a bid to increase turnout among Arabs voters in Israel’s September election. The three parties said they would be running together and that they await the decision of Balad in the next few days whether it will also participate in the union. Speaking at a press conference, Hadash MK and the leader of the new Joint List, Ayman Odeh, said the alliance is imperative. “These elections are a second…

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Ehud Barak Apologizes for Deaths of Protestors in October 2000

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak apologized on Tuesday, July 23, for the killing of 12 Arab-Palestinians citizens of Israel by security forces in October 2000, during a wave of protests that began following a controversial visit by then-opposition leader Ariel Sharon to the Al-Aqsa Compound (Temple Mount). Twelve Arab-Palestinian citizens and a Palestinian resident of Gaza were killed by Israeli forces in three days of clashes (October 1-3, 2000) in Arab communities in the north of the country in the immediate wake of Sharon’s provocative visit.

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More than 80% of Venezuelans reject the call for military intervention in Venezuela

Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army, Caracas .- “More than 80 percent of Venezuelans reject the call for a military intervention on our country”, said the constitutional president of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, referring to various studies of public opinion expressing “the union of the people of Venezuela in defense of sovereignty, self-determination of the sacred nature of Venezuela to peace”.

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Comment by the Information and Press Department on British media regulator Ofcom’s decision to fine Russian broadcaster RT

British media regulator Ofcom announced today its decision to impose a £200,000 fine on RT for what it referred to as serious failures to comply with broadcasting rules. Ofcom’s investigation found that RT “failed to preserve due impartiality” in seven news and current affairs programmes between March 17 and April 26, 2018. In its statement, the regulator voiced concern over the frequency of rule-breaking over a relatively short period of time. It is worth noting that the fine was not imposed by court order, although the legitimacy of the regulator’s…

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Nurses Launch Nationwide Strike over Worsening Labor Conditions

The Tel Aviv Labor Court ordered nurses to end their two-day strike on Wednesday, July 24, and return to work while carrying on their negotiations with the Health Ministry to reduce their workload. However, the court decision does allow the nurses to continue with a partial strike by, for example, refusing to perform non-essential tests or computerize information.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the unveiling of the Statue of the Republic at the National Capitol, Havana, July 24, 2019

Comrade First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raul Castro Ruz,Comrade Lazo,Comrade Rodriguez,Dr Eusebio Leal,Colleague Foreign Minister of the Republic of The Gambia Mamadou Tangara,Ladies and Gentlemen,Friends, It is a great honour and privilege for me to visit the National Capitol building, which was designed by architects from Havana, Evelio Govantes and Félix Cabarrocas. This building is highly symbolic for the Cuban statehood and the people of Cuba, embodying the continuity of eras and generations. It is here that the tomb of an unknown independence…

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