Peru’s Prosecutor’s Office considers the extradition of former President Toledo “inexorable”
Lime. The Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office considers the extradition of former President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) from the United States “inexorable”, despite the appeal filed by his defense before the Northern District Court of California to request the suspension of the process in his against. “I think the decision is already inexorable, regarding the handing over of Mr. Toledo in the coming days,” Rafael Vela, the coordinating prosecutor of the Special Team investigating the Lava Jato case in Peru, told the N television channel.
Ukraine responded to almost a hundred Russian attacks in just 24 hours
kyiv. The Ukrainian Army responded in the last 24 hours to some 90 Russian attacks directed mainly against areas of northeastern and eastern Ukraine, where the greatest fighting between the two sides is concentrated. As reported on Thursday by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army, the Russian offensive is concentrated in the Kharkov region, in the northeast, and in the neighbors of Lungansk and Donetsk, in the east, both bordering Russia.
Russia denounces that Ukraine plans an armed provocation in Transnistria
Moscow. The Russian Ministry of Defense denounced today that kyiv is preparing an armed provocation in the Moldovan separatist region of Transnistria, where a contingent of Russians resides, and pointed out that it is preparing to react to any situation. “According to available information, the Kiev regime is preparing an armed provocation against the Moldovan Republic of Transnistria, which will be carried out by units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” Defense said in a statement.
A year later, China still clings to an ambiguous position on Ukraine
Peking. One year after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, China continues to maintain an ambiguous position: on the one hand, it calls for respect for “the territorial integrity of all countries”, including Ukraine, but, on the other, it calls for attention to “legitimate concerns of all countries”, referring to Russia. However, according to some analysts, the Chinese position hides its intentions to safeguard the interests it shares with Moscow, show itself as a force for peace, keep the United States at bay and, at the same time, continue doing business with the West.
Sánchez checks the effects of the Russian invasion when visiting Bucha and Irpín
kyiv. The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, today visited the Ukrainian towns of Bucha and Irpín, where he was able to see first-hand the devastation caused by the brief occupation of the area by Russian troops at the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine. Sánchez visited, among other places, the church of San Andrés de Bucha, where he was able to see photographs of the victims left by the Russian army before heading to neighboring Irpín, where his Ukrainian hosts also showed him buildings and infrastructure damaged by the troops occupants.
US considers publishing data on Chinese arms transfers to Moscow
NY. The United States government could publish intelligence information about the possible transfer of weapons from China to Russia to support its offensive in Ukraine, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The debate within the administration headed by Joe Biden on this disclosure occurs before the meeting to be held this Friday by the United Nations Security Council, one year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the newspaper said, citing sources unidentified US officials.
Putin announces the placement of new Sarmat intercontinental missiles
Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin today congratulated the Russians on Defender of the Fatherland Day and announced the upcoming deployment of the new Sarmat heavy intercontinental missiles and the mass delivery of Kinzhal and Tsirkon hypersonic missiles to the Armed Forces. “This popular holiday symbolizes the heroic history of our Army and Navy, the indestructible relationship of all generations of defenders of the Fatherland,” he said in a video message released by the Kremlin.
The number of victims of the earthquake in Turkey now exceeds 43,500
Ankara. The death toll from the quakes, which struck 11 southeastern provinces of Turkey on February 6 with magnitudes 7.7 and 7.6, has risen to 43,556, according to authorities. Speaking last night to the public broadcaster TRT, the Minister of the Interior, Süleyman Soylu, specified that in the province of Hatay, the most affected by the earthquake, there are still some buildings with people under the rubble.
A Palestinian wounded by Israeli fire after trying to stab a guard
Jerusalem. A Palestinian woman was injured after she tried to stab an Israeli guard on Thursday in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, official sources reported, amid an upsurge in violence that has left more than 70 dead in 2023. “A terrorist armed with a knife approached security guards at the entrance of Male Adumim,” a Jewish settlement in the West Bank very close to Jerusalem, police said in a statement, which shows a photograph of the weapon: a small conventional kitchen knife.
Israel bombs the Gaza Strip after receiving six rockets from the enclave
Gaza/Jerusalem. Israel bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday after identifying six rockets coming from the coastal enclave, the Israeli army reported, a day after a raid in the occupied West Bank that killed 11 Palestinians, including six militiamen. “A few moments ago, Warplanes attacked a weapons manufacturing center belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization, located in the center of the Gaza Strip,” as well as “a military complex in the north of the Strip” belonging to the same organization, a spokesman said. of the Army in a statement.
Nigeria Holds Elections Amid Great Insecurity, Economic Challenges
lakes. Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa with more than 213 million inhabitants, is holding general elections this Saturday to choose its president, amid enormous challenges due to growing insecurity or persistent social inequalities. The replacement of the outgoing president, Muhammadu Buhari, in power since 2015 and who is not seeking re-election because he is running out of the second consecutive term allowed by the Constitution, will emerge from the polls.
A senatorial candidate and five of his supporters are assassinated in Nigeria
lakes. A candidate for the Senate in the general elections next Saturday in Nigeria and five of his supporters were assassinated last night, as confirmed by his political party, the Labor Party. Unknown gunmen killed and burned Labor candidate for senatorial district in eastern Enugu state (south), Oyibo Chukwu, local media reported today.
The Oscars will have a ‘crisis team’ to avoid unforeseen events this year
Los Angeles (USA). The 95th edition of the Oscars will have “an entire crisis team” to prevent unforeseen events such as Will Smith’s slap to Chris Rock last year at the 2023 gala, announced the director of the Hollywood Academy, Bill Kramer in an interview with Time magazine. “We have a whole crisis team, something we have never had before, and we will put other protocols in place after considering various scenarios,” Kramer explained this Wednesday about this “unprecedented” decision by the Hollywood Academy in its 96-year history. EFE