Kim Jong-un apologizes for the murder of South Korea’s official

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has apologized for the murder of a South Korean official in his territorial waters, the Presidency’s office in Seoul said on Friday.

According to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, Kim called the incident “a shameful case” and apologized for “disappointing President Moon Jae-in and the South Koreans”.

On Thursday, the South Korean Defense Ministry accused North Korea of ​​killing one of its officers, who had disappeared on the border between the two countries, and of incinerating his body, an act described as “brutal”.

The ministry said that explanations were required from Pyongyang, according to the statement then released.

The 47-year-old officer had disappeared on Monday when he was aboard a Ministry of Fisheries boat at the time close to the island of Yeonpyeong, about ten kilometers from the western maritime border, the tense and disputed Line of North.

North Korean troops “found the man in its waters and committed a brutal act by firing at him and incinerating his body, according to the exhaustive military analysis we made of various intelligence data,” said the ministry’s note.

The South Korean vessel was checking for possible unauthorized fishing near the intercorean sea border, where there have already been several naval incidents between the two countries and deadly attacks attributed to North Korea.

The incident is expected to deepen tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang, which remain difficult, especially after the stalemate in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States.

In June, Pyongyang blew up an inter-Korean liaison office in its territory in retaliation for the South Korean civilian pamphlet campaign launched against North Korea.

At the height of its Cold War rivalry, North Korea often forcibly towed South Korean fishing boats that operated near the sea border, keeping some of the crew on board and returning others.

South Korean defections to North Korea are highly unusual. But more than 30,000 North Koreans have fled to South Korea in the past 20 years for political and economic reasons.

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“We go with everything and for everyone”: Public Ministry says no one is exempt from trial for corruption

If the ghosts of corruption and impunity roamed the country unhindered, their beneficiaries living through the theft of public property, their times of brilliance and mockery are seriously threatened by the audacity of two women who, from the tower of the Public Ministry, are ready to be prosecuted and taken to prison.

There will be no cheating or privilege and whoever has committed corruption will now be held accountable. At least, this is what the Attorney General of the Republic, Miriam Germán Brito, has warned. “No one will be exempt,” he said, and this includes even former presidents, who can be brought to justice if there is any indication to the contrary.

And the prosecutor for the Persecution of Corruption, Yeni Berenice Reynoso, had the most emphatic and forceful tone about this determination against the scourge: “We go with everything and for everyone.”

Sustained accusation

Miriam Germán Brito said that if there is a well-supported accusation, they will proceed no matter if in a case they have been president of the Republic, because the process “does not free anyone from answering for their facts.”

After being an interview on the program Despierta con CDN that is broadcast on channel 37, Germán Brito also made it clear that all processes will be carried out in compliance with due process and respect for the law.

On the other hand, the Procurator stated that she found a derangement of employees upon arrival at the institution, people named without functions and an excess of people where it was not necessary.

He expressed that they were people, many of them all, who came from where the former incumbent Jean Alain Rodríguez worked.

“We have found a staff that had no function, it is not that everyone who came from the CEI-RD had no function, some did,” said Germán Brito.

Respect for the state right

For her part, the Prosecutor for the Prosecution of Corruption, Yeni Berenice Reynoso, assures that the only restriction that judicial officials will face will be “respect for the rule of law.”

“We’re going with everything and everyone,” with these six words Yeni Berenice Reynoso referred to the investigations of corruption cases that are in her office, and announced that her only loyalty is with the Constitution.

“There will be no investigation of any complaint that has to do with the disappearance or theft of a peso from the State,” warned Reynoso, during an interview on the program Despierta con CDN, in which the pro-director Miriam Germán Brito and Wilson Camacho also participated. deputy attorney in charge of the Special Prosecutor for the Prosecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca).

Firm and determined

He expressed the firmness and determination of the Public Ministry that all corruption files are well studied and supported, so that the processes are strong and have good results before the judges.

Berenice Reynoso insisted that the only restriction facing judicial officials who will be responsible for corruption cases will be respect for the rule of law.

He affirms that no one is free to answer for his deeds, no matter if he is a current or past official or president.

“What we guarantee is that no one is going to be run over,” he added.

Yeni’s entrance

On the 7th of this month, the attorney Miriam Germán Brito appointed Yeni Berenice Reynoso Gómez as General Director of Persecution, while the Superior Council of the Public Ministry placed under the responsibility of the deputy attorney, Wilson Camacho, the Special Prosecutor for the Persecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca).

The Council accepted the appointment of Judge Laura Guerrero Pelletier to the position and placed Camacho in Pepca on an interim basis.

Germán Brito moved the headquarters of the anti-corruption unit to the fourth floor of the Procuraduría building. That dependent body worked, in principle, with six prosecutors, but now it has a component of 25.

And it will be strengthened with the hiring of experts in various areas, such as accounting, technology and finance, with the aim of strengthening investigations and prosecution of organized crime, especially crimes such as corruption and money laundering.

In the case of the Directorate of Persecution, it will receive the reinforcement of 15 prosecutors who will also be able to provide assistance to Pepca when the level of investigations so requires.

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Wellness reflections: The valuable lessons that Covid has left

¿What is wellness? It is the first question for the coach Melissa Peña, known on social networks as @melicoach, after months adapting to the new reality that the world is experiencing due to Covid-19.

For the expert, well-being is the result of mental and physical conditions that provide a feeling of satisfaction, especially when we face adversity, which is when it is most needed.

The coach shared an analysis of the valuable lessons that the pandemic has given us, how to overcome individual and collective adversities, in El Toque at 9:00 a.m. on LISTIN DIARIO.

Through the social networks of Instagram, Facebook and Youtobe, the coach told the audiences that a revolution in cognitive relationships is being experienced, and this is because, due to the arrival of the pandemic, work is being done from home, The classes are virtual, lack of physical contact, but there are also those less obvious realities, which are more difficult to correct and face.

“We live under the umbrella of comfort and Covid arrived and we were not as prepared to face it, nor are we as well as we should be.”

For her there is a universal truth, which we must all accept, and one of them is to be alive and this implies being in constant change, which can be voluntary, involuntary and abrupt, and we must be prepared, especially what concerns physical health and mental.

There is a connection between physical and mental health and resilience because if people have questionable physical health, they run the risk of developing mental health equally and their care is what makes us strong.

As a coach, his goal is to ensure that people can incorporate wellness into this new lifestyle. The changes trigger a lot of fear, worry, stress, depression and anxiety, which cause a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and if this is normalized, diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular and immune diseases appear as sequels.

For this reason, physical activity is of vital importance because it reduces the risks of all these discomforts and in the long term improves the quality of life, and also a feeling of collective well-being that will help to face the challenges, and thus overcome the adversities that arise. for the changes, as in these precise moments.

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According to the world health organization, adults should do physical activity two to three days a week.

Older adults their physical activity will be focused on strengthening the muscles for better balance and the minimum will be two or three times a week.

Physical activity should not be seen as an option but as a necessity to promote healthy habits and now we have a good starting point with virtual workouts.

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Portugal with ″ worrying trend ″ of covid-19 but ″ moderate ″ risk

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control placed Portugal in a group of states with a “worrying trend” in cases of covid-19, but with “moderate risk”.

In the risk assessment updated this Thursday and presented, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) points out that positive cases of infection with the new coronavirus, which causes covid-19 disease, increased steadily across the European Union since August, which demonstrates that “the measures taken were not always sufficient to reduce or control exposure”, warning that “it is therefore crucial that Member States implement all measures necessary at the first signs of new outbreaks”.

According to the Center, non-pharmaceutical interventions such as physical distance, hygiene and wearing masks proved to be insufficient to reduce or control exposure to coronavirus.

Still, the agency’s director, Andrea Ammon, pointed out that, “until a safe and effective vaccine is available, these measures remain the main tool of public health to control and manage outbreaks “of covid-19.

In this updated assessment, ECDC divided Member States into three groups: those who have a “stable trend and a low risk”, those who have a “worrying trend, but a moderate risk” and those who show “a worrying trend and a high risk”.

Portugal is placed in the subgroup with a worrying trend, but with a risk considered moderate, which includes countries where rates are notified [de infeção] high and increasing due to the high rates of tests performed, and transmission is primarily reported in young individuals, with a low proportion of severe cases and low rates of death notification.

“This represents a moderate overall risk of covid-19 for the general population and for healthcare provision. However, it should be noted that if there is a high volume of transmission over several weeks, the protecting vulnerable individuals is a challenge, and since the impact of the disease on these groups is very high, the risk for this population remains very high “.

This subgroup includes Austria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.

Spain at high risk

According to the ECDC assessment, the states that currently present the highest risk are Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Romania and Spain.

“Today’s new risk assessment shows us clearly that we cannot let our guard down. With some Member States reporting more cases than during the peak of March, it is perfectly clear that this crisis is not behind us “, commented the European Commissioner of Health, Stella Kyriakides, in a joint press conference with the director of ECDC.

The Commissioner warned that Europe is now facing “a turning point, and everyone must act decisively and use the instruments at their disposal”.

“This means that all Member States must be ready to launch control measures immediately and at the right time, at the first sign of potential new outbreaks. This could be our last chance to avoid a repeat of last spring,” he warned.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed at least 971,677 deaths and more than 31.6 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

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Opposition demands public clarification from those involved and an urgent investigation

The chief of staff of the President of the Republic, as reported by the Portuguese television station, received millions of dollars of unknown origin, but with allegedly illicit connections to the company EMFC.

“If it is true, it is a very worrying situation. We hope that the competent authorities urgently make an inquiry to ascertain the veracity of the facts,” UNITA deputy Alcides Sakala told Novo Novo, stressing that the diversion of the purse, corruption and nepotism affects the rulers of the ruling party in a way that must be stopped urgently.

“For greater credibility in the fight against corruption, nepotism and the diversion of the public purse, the Government must accept submitting to inspection actions, submitting to audits and the parliament allowing the creation of the Parliamentary Inquiry Commissions to gauge the seriousness of this fight “, declared Sakala.

According to the deputy, for this fight to be effective, “there has to be a real separation of powers so that the judiciary does not suffer political pressure from the Executive to avoid subordinating to the interests of the Government and the President of the Republic in particular. “.

“One is left with the impression that there is indeed some promiscuity between the judicial and the Executive, with regard to issues related to the fight against corruption”, he added.

The member of the presidential college of CASA-CE, Manuel Fernandes, explained that in view of these complaints, those involved must make a public clarification for the good of their images.

“The investigation of Portuguese television, TVI 24, revealed Edeltrudes Costa’s business in important public contracts that allegedly earned him millions in euros. It is now up to those involved to make some public statement,” said Manuel Fernandes.

Manuel Fernandes said that corruption and nepotism must be combated in order to “prevent the state from becoming a monarchy”.

“The fight against corruption and nepotism requires judicial intervention and from all social classes, as it is a crime in the Constitution’s suits. It is very complicated to always hear these complaints that involve prominent figures in the country,” he added.

For the political analyst, Gilberto Guilhermino Jamba, “this complaint that the Angolan Government would be favoring the Edeltrudes Costa Office, head of the Office of the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, through public contracts with the company EMFC for the provision of various services , comes to show that addictions continue “.

“In the former and the current Executive, these vices continue. It is time for the Attorney General’s Office to start taking action now, because Angolans cannot continue to observe these successive scandals in silence”, he pleaded, lamenting that corruption in Angola affects fundamental rights.

For the analyst “the abuse of public office for personal gain ends people’s confidence in the Government and institutions, reduces the effectiveness of justice in public policies and diverts taxpayers’ money”.

Isabel dos Santos, businesswoman and daughter of ex-President José Eduardo dos Santos, also came to the public to comment on Twitter on this subject, writing: “Edeltrudes Costa will have sent money to Panama, using a branch of the then Banco Espírito Santo (BES) in the Madeira free zone. Since João Lourenço took power, Edeltrudes Costa has been his right hand “.

Novo Jornal tried unsuccessfully to hear the MPLA on this matter.

Revelations of TVI 24

A TVI 24 report reported that the Angolan government was favoring Chief of Staff Edeltrudes Costa through public contracts with the company EMFC for the provision of various services.

According to TVI 24, among other situations denounced, this is a contract that was signed in early 2019 to modernize Angolan airports. In the documentation presented by the report, President João Lourenço would authorize the hiring of the Portuguese company Roland Berger and the immediate subcontracting of EMFC.

The resource acquired by the contract signed in February 2019 ended up in Portugal and would have been used to purchase luxury properties in several Portuguese locations, such as Sintra and Cascais.

Positions do not match fortune

Edeltrudes Costa was secretary general of José Eduardo dos Santos with the function of minister of state and head of the Civil House. TVI24 reports that it had access to bank statements that show that it would have, in Portuguese banks, the equivalent of 20 million euros, despite never having officially held positions that earned it great fortunes.

The fortune would have been used to buy the house in Cascais worth 2.5 million euros – which is in the name of Costa’s ex-wife and chairman of the Board of Directors of EMFC.

João Lourenço’s chief of staff also bought a 130,000-euro tour boat in Portugal and a luxury apartment on a property owned by US President Donald Trump in Panama.

According to the report, the funds used for this latest acquisition would have passed through Banco Espírito Santo, in the Madeira free zone, which is the element that Isabel dos Santos chose to highlight in her tweet.

The Portuguese central bank would have investigated the transfers involving Costa’s company, based on “serious failures in the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism”, according to TVI 24.

TVI 24 also refers to a provision of services to the National Electoral Commission in the last election held in Angola. The deal earned Costa a million euros to provide material for the ballot won by João Lourenço.

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Half a century without condemnation of the murderers of Amin Abel

On that September 24, 1970, the stairs of house number 339 on Francisco Henríquez y Carvajal Street, in the Villa Juana sector, were soaked with blood that moved up each step as if it were a stream.

Between those stairs, with an accurate shot to the head, lay the body of engineer Amín Abel Hasbún, who was the leader of the Dominican Popular Movement (MPD).

Abel Hasbún was assassinated 50 years ago in the presence of his wife Mirna Santos, who was six months pregnant and their son, who was two years old.

That day, at 6:15 in the morning, agents of the National Police and the prosecutor Tucídedes Martínez Howley (Orlando Martínez’s brother), entered the home of the communist leader and one of the police officers who participated in the operation detained him. executed at point-blank range with a .45 caliber pistol.

The government of President Joaquín Balaguer had been following for months on the traces of the members of a commando that kidnapped the United States military attaché in the country, Colonel Donald Crowley, with the sole objective of the regime releasing more than twenty MPD leaders and from other opposition parties, including the other leader of that organization, Maximiliano Gómez (El Moreno).

Under pressure from the United States, Balaguer negotiated with the kidnappers, who were led by Amín Abel Hasbún and Otto Morales, to free Colonel Crowley, so the president decided to free the political prisoners so that they could go into exile.

The operation was a success for the MPD leaders. However, the Dominican government never forgave that international outrage and shame that it had to go through when it had to agree with communists to get out of a crisis in the middle of the Cold War, so that later most of those who participated in the operation were hunted like animals for the next several months.

Abel Hasbún was only 28 years old at the time of his murder. He was a graduate of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) with the highest qualifications in Civil Engineering.

From a very young age he had revolutionary and radical ideas; He even participated in the 1965 War to replace President Juan Bosch, which coincidentally erupted on the day of his wedding to Mirna Santos, on April 24 of that year.

After his death, there were many protests and manifestations of pain due to the vile crime that had no consequences for any of the perpetrators.

His body was veiled at the UASD before a crowd that dismissed him with tears and demands for justice. Among the politicians present during the funeral were Hatuey De Camps, who read the central eulogy, and the general secretary of the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD), José Francisco Peña Gómez.

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Amín Abel Hasbún was born in Santo Domingo on October 12, 1942 and was assassinated on September 24, 1970. He was a Dominican engineer and political activist of Palestinian Arab origin.

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Wife stabbed – husband called the emergency services himself – Lower Austria

A woman was seriously injured in the Kledering cadastral community in Schwechat and died shortly afterwards in hospital. The details of the bloody act.

Murder alarm Wednesday morning in a single-family house in Kledering near Schwechat (Bruck district): A man (56) is said to have inflicted several stab wounds on his wife (55) with a knife and seriously injured her before attempting to commit suicide.

Woman (55) died in the hospital

According to witnesses, Ursula R. dragged herself out of the house and slumped on the street. Shortly after 5 a.m., a large number of police and emergency doctors were on site, the critically injured mother of three daughters was taken to the Meidling Accident Hospital in Vienna, where she lost the fight against death in the shock room.

Arranged autopsy

The suspected husband, Hermann R., who himself had notified the police, suffered mild to moderate injuries. He ended up in the Baden clinic before he was to be admitted to the Korneuburg prison. The questioning of the 56-year-old should also take place in the late evening. The public prosecutor’s office ordered an autopsy of the corpse, which should also provide information about the murder weapon. Both a Stanley and a kitchen knife were seized.

Motive unclear

The last unemployed 56-year-old is said to have been mentally damaged, and a separation is said to have been in the room. According to the executive, the background to the crime and the motive are still completely unclear. It is the presumption of innocence.

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BOLA – Germany places Lisbon in high-risk destinations (COVID-19)

Germany has just added the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, and 11 other regions of European countries, to its list of risky destinations, in an update made this Wednesday, using as criteria regions with an infection rate greater than 50 cases of Covid -19 for every 100 thousand inhabitants in the last week.

Following the steps of the past few months, the inclusion of regions on the ‘black list’ follows the recommendation of the German Foreign Minister for citizens of the country to avoid non-essential trips to the identified destinations.

In addition to Lisbon, the updated list now includes top tourist destinations, such as the French regions of Center-Val de Loire, next to Paris, Normandy or Brittany; the capitals of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, and Denmark, Copenhagen; the Dutch province of Utrecht; the Austrian state of Vorarlberg; much of the Czech Republic; and parts of Hungary and Romania.

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Lisbon and Central Portugal return to Belgium’s red list

The Belgian authorities on Wednesday slightly eased the restrictive measures in the framework of the pandemic of the covid-19, despite the increase in the number of cases, and put the metropolitan area of ​​Lisbon and the central region of Portugal in the “red”.

Among the amendments to the measures adopted this Wednesday by the Belgian authorities after a meeting of the National Security Council is the end of the ban on travel from the “red zones” – classified as high risk of contagion -, which is replaced for a recommendation to “strongly advise” these destinations, accompanied by a seven-day quarantine, with a test on the fifth.

With the reinclusion of the Lisbon metropolitan area and the central region in [nova] “red list”, which will take effect on Friday, September 25, anyone who arrives in Belgian territory from these regions – and intends to stay longer than 48 hours – will have to perform a screening test and be quarantined .

Belgium was the only Member State to ban travel from high-risk areas within the EU, having decided to abolish this ban this Wednesday in the name of “harmonizing rules at European level”, at a time when the European Commission is trying to Member States to adopt common and harmonized rules on everything that affects free movement within the Community.

The most visible change to the current rules in Belgium to contain the spread of covid-19 announced on Wednesday, however, is the fact that the use of a mask is no longer mandatory outdoors in the Brussels region.

In force since 12 August, the obligation to wear a protective mask at all times is only applicable to closed places (such as commercial establishments, cinemas and public transport) or outdoor areas with a large number of people. .

The new rules appear paradoxically at a time when cases of covid-19 continue to fire in Belgium, which recorded an average of 1,374 daily cases in the last week (60% more than in the previous week), and witnesses a continuous increase in hospitalizations , with 18 consecutive days of climb.

In the last 14 days, Belgium recorded an average of 132.3 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, which represents the sixth highest rate of positive in the EU, surpassed only by Spain (314.8), Czech Republic (218.6) , France (197.8), Luxembourg (169.7) and Malta (144), according to data from the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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