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The mayor of Konotop burned a Russian flag at Embassy in Kiev

The mayor of Konotop of Sumy region Artem Semenikhin burned a Russian flag near the building of the Russian Embassy in Kiev. A video in which Semenikhin burns the flag, he has published on RIA Novosti, 27.06.2020

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Another stupidity of their marked!

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And, by the way, do not ascribe to the Sharii Pro-Russian views! The views of his Pro-Ukrainian – Ukraine, THAT has killed (( And the fact that it is the elderly in Donbass helps is vzlyad prochlorococci!

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The DNR said about the suppression of the activity of the security forces

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The DNR said about the suppression of the activity of the security forces

Units of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic suppressed the activity of the Ukrainian security forces shelling on Sunday morning, the outskirts of Donetsk and… RIA Novosti, 21.06.2020

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Media: the UN has established the origin of the missiles that attacked Saudi objects

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“insights about the origin of the weapons was made on the basis of its design features and inscriptions in Farsi.” and there scrawled in Farsi? If not personal order of Putin to attack?

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“The argument of the Americans is, of course, ridiculous.” – Kommersant

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Travel advice for the United States

Entry and residence formalities

Since January 27, 2017, a presidential decree on the “protection of the nation against the entry of foreign terrorists into the United States”, which aims to restrict the conditions of entry into the United States, is applied.

It is strongly recommended that you regularly check the website of the U.S. Embassy and contact the airline to verify the measures it is taking at its level.

• Reminder of the provisions of the decree of January 27, 2017

Nationals of seven countries (Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq) are prohibited from entering the United States, except under specific conditions.

Holders of French passports who are also nationals of one of the seven countries concerned are exempt from restrictive measures if they are in possession of a valid visa on their French passport.

Residents of the United States with a green card who are nationals of one of these seven countries are also affected by the new provisions. They are nevertheless still allowed to enter the United States but are subject, upon arrival, to an examination of their situation.

If in doubt about your situation, it is strongly advised to contact the American consular authorities in France before your departure.

Visa-free stay

Visa Waiver Program: Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

Since April 1, 2016, only people with an electronic or biometric passport can benefit from the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which allows French nationals to access American territory without a visa, but with an electronic travel authorization (ESTA), either in transit, or for a tourist or business stay of 90 days maximum (meaning the possibility of signing contracts, placing orders, participating in seminars or meeting customers).

Persons holding other passports must request a visa from the competent American diplomatic and consular authorities (see explanatory table on the site https://fr.usembassy.gov/fr/visas-fr/ – information on visas (site in English).

NB : The emergency passport does not allow entry to the United States without a visa.

For more information on the types of passport, it is recommended to consult the following link: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F11603.

1. Electronic travel authorization: ESTA

The French national who travels to the United States by air or sea and who benefits from the VWP must obligatorily request, via the Internet, an electronic travel authorization before departure (Electronic System for Travel Authorization – ESTA).

The ESTA can be obtained by answering the questions asked on the website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ (multilingual), the only site authorized by the American authorities and allowing online payment by credit card.

The form must be completed in English, but the instructions are available in French.

The authorization request can be made at any time before the trip. However, the United States Department of Homeland Security recommends that you complete this formality at least 72 hours before departure.

ESTA allows travel under the VWP but does not constitute a right of entry into the United States, which remains granted or refused on arrival by the immigration officer.

The authorization is valid for 2 years from the date of issue, but must be renewed in the event of a change in situation (name, first name, sex, nationality, passport, different answers to questions asked, etc.), or if the date the validity of the passport is less than this period of 2 years. For any new trip during the period of validity of the authorization, it will be necessary to update via the Internet certain information (flight number and destination address) in your ESTA file and of course to travel with the passport declared on the ESTA form. .

2. Exclusion of VWP from certain categories of travelers

Travelers who have visited Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen or Sudan since March 1, 2011 and people with Iranian, Iraqi, Sudanese or Syrian nationality cannot benefit from the visa waiver regime .

These people must apply for a valid B1 / B2 visa, as the case may be, for several years from the US diplomatic and consular authorities.

Given the delivery times, it is recommended to anticipate these steps which can take several weeks.

According to the United States administration, people who need an emergency visa for business travel or medical or humanitarian reasons will be able to benefit from an accelerated processing of their visa application.

A permanent exception for full-time agents of civil or military state administrations on official missions is implemented. These agents continue to benefit from the visa waiver for travel to the United States. The administration has also defined five other situations in which travelers to the four target countries may eventually continue to benefit from the visa waiver.

These situations concern travel:

• on official mission on behalf of an international, regional or subnational organization;

• on official mission on behalf of a humanitarian organization;

• as a journalist;

• for Iran, for legitimate business reasons, if the displacement took place after July 14, 2015;

• for Iraq, for legitimate business reasons.

For these situations, the maintenance of the visa waiver will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Given the delays in obtaining this exemption, it is recommended that steps be taken to obtain the necessary guarantees from the US consular services at least two months in advance.

According to the American authorities, travelers who have declared the nationality of one of these seven countries and already benefiting from an ESTA will be informed by email of its revocation, and invited to apply for a visa.

Other people affected by the reform who are considering short-term travel to the United States are strongly recommended to apply for a visa as soon as possible. For people currently benefiting from an ESTA, it is possible to check its status at this address: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ (multilingual).

Travelers affected by these restrictions, who plan to travel to the United States for a longer term, are invited to consult the website of the United States Embassy before booking their flight ticket (https: // fr. usembassy.gov/fr/visas-fr/visas-de-sejour-temporaire/programme-dexemption-d Maintenance/ to stay informed of changes in progress.

3. VWP restrictions

The slightest overshooting of the time limit under the VWP during a previous trip to the United States results in immediate expulsion of the territory and, in general, the ban on re-entering American soil for a period which may be several years.

It does not allow the exercise of a professional activity (paid or not). Indeed, all French people wishing to work must have a visa from France authorizing them to hold a defined job.

The American immigration services are very vigilant with regard to the application of regulations which prohibit the exercise of a professional activity, whether gainful or not. It is therefore strongly recommended that French nationals entering the United States for tourist or linguistic purposes avoid to bring or carry anything that could create a misunderstanding or a suspicion on the reasons for their stay, and which could suggest that they come for another purpose than that stated.

The VWP does not in any case allow you to register as a student, under penalty of administrative retention before the visa expires. The questionnaires to be completed before entering the United States must be completed with precision.

Any violation of the legislation in force exposes the perpetrator to expulsion and a ban on access to American territory for several years.

It does not allow a change of status on the spot (example: obtaining a visa to pursue studies or exercise a professional activity).

Stay with visa

A traveler who is not strictly within the framework of the VWP or who has not been able to obtain the ESTA must apply for a visa.

In the United States, the family that can accompany a visa holder is understood only as the married spouse and the unmarried children. De facto spouses, including civil partnerships, are not recognized by the American immigration services and must either travel within the framework of the VWP under the conditions mentioned above, or apply for a visa which will be dealt with individually. An exception exists only for same-sex partners of holders of A or G visas.

The French must therefore obtain a visa from the American consular authorities to go to the United States:

• for a transit or a stay of less than 90 days if you do not have the type of passport required under the VWP;

• for a stay longer than 90 days;

• for stays the object of which is neither tourism nor business, but corresponds to the exercise of a professional activity, an internship or studies.

NB : a medical examination is compulsory for foreigners applying for a long-stay visa in the United States. Anyone with a contagious disease that poses a threat to public health can be refused a visa.

Recommendations

According to US law, the validity of a foreign national’s passport must cover a period of six months beyond the date scheduled for departure from the United States.

Pursuant to this law, the United States has signed agreements with countries, including France, under which their nationals are exempt from the 6-month obligation and must only present a valid passport covering the duration of their stay in the United States. United States. (https://fr.usembassy.gov/fr/visas-fr/validite-des-passeports/).

However, to avoid any complications, it is advisable, as a precaution, to have a passport with a validity of at least 6 months on the date scheduled for his departure from the United States, even for holders of long-term visas valid duration: large fines have already been noted (over 500 USD).

Do not joke with officers from CBP (Customs and Border Protection) or the police. Words, attitudes or jokes that may seem innocuous in some countries can lead to immediate arrest and legal action in the United States.

Refusal of admission or visa

In case of refusal of admission or visa, the Department of Homeland Security invites travelers who feel that they have been treated unfairly to lodge a complaint online on the DHS website (TRIP procedure: Travelers Redress Inquiry Program, in English).

Customs regulations

Amounts over USD 10,000 must be declared to customs.

American customs are very vigilant on food products: entry with non-sterilized products (such as cheese or cold meats) or green plants is strictly prohibited.

(https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/3619/kw/bringing%20food%20to%20us / in English).

As the constraints linked to the possession of a pet are rigorous, it is preferable to consult the Embassy of the United States of America before any plan to travel or stay accompanied by a pet.

(https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/3631/kw/Traveling%20with%20pets).

For more information: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/know-before-you-go (in English)

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A UN report severely criticizes the missions of Cuban doctors

A report by the Rapporteurs on Human Trafficking and Slavery of United Nations highlight the great human rights violations that exist in the missions ofCuban doctorswho work around the world. The document was prepared last year, but despite this, the missions continue to exist and Argentina is preparing to receive 200 professionals from that country.

Specifically, the text states that the system hides “various forms of modern slavery” and that the Cuban government persecutes, threatens and exploits doctors, whoThey can spend 3 to 8 years in jail if they do not accept the conditions of the regime.

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European budget, vaccines, visits to nursing homes… The good news for the week of April 24

Agreements in Europe and worldwide

The President of the Italian Council, Giuseppe Conte, welcomed a “Great progress, still unthinkable a few weeks ago”. The European Union will indeed set up a post-crisis coronavirus recovery fund, which should, according to Bercy, approach the 1,000 billion euros. The 26 European finance ministers reached an agreement by videoconference on Thursday 23 April. A budgetary instrument which should be “Large enough to cope with the scale of the crisis and aimed at the most affected sectors and geographic areas in Europe”, according to the President of the European Council Charles Michel. It will be included in the European Union budget for the period 2021-2027.

→ READ. Europe agrees to work on a common stimulus fund

UN launched global initiative to accelerate vaccine production, treatments and tests against coronavirus. “This is a historic collaboration to accelerate the development, production and fair distribution of vaccines, diagnostics and treatments against Covid-19, said the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Our shared commitment is to ensure that everyone has access to all of the tools that will help defeat the Covid-19. “

→ READ. Coronavirus: WHO a leader in the fight against the pandemic

This initiative, presented during a virtual press conference on Friday April 24, brought together many countries, including France, international organizations, foundations and private companies. Emmanuel Macron called to give a vaccine “Accessible everywhere, including in the most vulnerable countries. This is also what will allow us to return to normal life as quickly as possible “. Overcoming the coronavirus pandemic requires “The most massive public health effort in history”, for his part warned the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.

Homecoming and outings

In France, since Monday April 20, visits are again possible in Ehpad, where the elderly suffer from loneliness. Professionals in the sector had already highlighted the plight of some of their residents; now, at the cost of strict visiting protocols, isolation may be broken. “It does a lot of good for everyone”, judged a school director with The cross.

On April 20, the Germans were able to taste the little joys of deconfinement. Bookstores and department stores reopened as government declared epidemic ” under control “, while remaining extremely cautious for the future. The German example would almost make you dream : the country was able to immediately test its suspected cases, and in very large proportions.

→ ANALYSIS. Coronavirus: how Germany managed to manage the crisis

Auctions to support hospitals

The city of Lyon has just announced the launch of a charity auction of objects belonging to high-level athletes to finance the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Collector’s jersey of basketball player Tony Parker, racket of tennis player Caroline Garcia, polka dot helmet of best climber of cyclist Romain Bardet … more than 50 sportsmen agreed to offer “Objects linked to their career” explains Yann Cucherat, deputy mayor of Lyon in charge of sports. The funds collected will be used to support the Fondation des Hospices Civils de Lyon.

Another initiative, that of rapper Jul who appealed to all urban and pop artists to put “Their collecting objects” at auction online for the benefit of French Hospitals. He himself will auction all of his records and certifications (gold, platinum, etc.). “I also donate € 30,000 to help doctors”, he specifies. He was quickly followed by other big names on the French scene, including rapper Orelsan.

The happy news of healings

While in France the number of deaths has stabilized around 400 deaths per day in French hospitals, two bishops have recovered from a critical situation. The Bishop of Créteil, Monsignor Santier, 72-year-old, who was hospitalized on Wednesday April 8 at Henri-Mondor hospital, left the intensive care unit to go to a conventional Covid-19 hospital unit.

The former bishop of Créteil, Monsignor Daniel Labille, 87, joined a convalescent home more than a week ago after he too was affected by the Coronavirus and hospitalized in Charleville-Mézières (Ardennes). “Very tired”, he is recovering from this “Big health test”, rejoices the diocese.

Those who place their faith only in rock’n’roll will also find reason to hope: Marianne Faithfull, iconic singer of the 1960s, feel better. She tested positive for coronavirus and spent 22 days in hospital. She left Thursday, April 23, healed and grateful for the caregivers of the British NHS who supported her.

→ READ. Coronavirus: the good news that marked the week of April 13

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The Rolling Stones join the One World Together At Home charity concert

Participants will also include Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Celine Dion, Elton John, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder


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The Rolling StonesThey will participate in a star-studded show airing worldwide on Saturday to support the work of health workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

The eventOne World Together At Home, planned by the international organization Global Citizen in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the superstarLady Gaga, seeks “to achieve a moment of world unity in the fight to end Covid-19,” said its CEO, Hugh Evans.

Among the participants will also beTaylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Celine Dion, Elton John, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.

Other artists performing this Saturday are Chris Martin (Coldplay), The Killers, Christine & The Queens, Pharrell, Jennifer Lopez, Andrea Bocelli, J Balvin, Lizzo, John Legend, Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam ), Alicia Keys or Sam Smith.

A six-hour show broadcast onstreamingprecede the main event, which will be televised, and include celebrities such as actors Don Cheadle and Samuel L Jackson or footballer Megan Rapinoe.

In addition to celebrating healthcare workers, Global Citizen wants the event to be“a mobilizing scream”to support the action of charitable foundations at the local level.

Also call philanthropists and the government to support the WHO in its response against the coronavirus, a purpose for which they claim to have already raised $ 35 million.

Some107 artists will participate in the eventSaturday, but it is not yet reported in what format or order. According to Evans, many of them – including The Rolling Stones – found out about the initiative and contacted Global Citizen to be present.

In Spain this macroconcertcan be followed livefrom 8pm on Saturday on the MTV Facebook profile. The next day, on Sunday, MTV and Comedy Central will broadcast a two-hour special at 10:30 p.m. and 11:40 p.m., respectively.

The concert in support of the WHO can be very symbolic especially after the US president, Donald Trump, announced that he would stop his contributions to that UN entity after accusing him of mishandling the Covid-19 crisis, which has left more of 140,000 dead in the world.

“Hemultilateralismit’s the only way to fight a pandemic, “Evans said.” You can’t face a global pandemic on a country-by-country basis. “

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New York headquarters threatened with coronavirus paralysis

For the UN secretary-general, this pandemic could potentially lead to an increase in social unrest and violence around the world.

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“The pandemic poses a significant threat to the maintenance of peace and international security”said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Denis Balibouse / REUTERS

Besides the ubiquitous rats, it is said, since humans have deserted downtown Manhattan, there are only a handful of international officials living in the “glass house“, The UN headquarters in New York. Funny at the time for these few dozen diplomats led by Secretary General Antonio Guterres, loyal to the post in his office at 38e floor overlooking the East River, who usually devote their days, and number of sleepless nights, to “maintenance of international peace and security

Victim too of the coronavirus which has dispersed its living forces, the New York headquarters of the world organization is trying to save the essentials: ensuring the delivery of humanitarian aid to the besieged areas in Syria, ensuring that its 100,000 peacekeepers do not spread the coronavirus in the deserts and jungles of Africa, the refugee camps of the Middle East and Asia, as was the case with cholera in Haiti in 2010 (9,568 dead).

Several virtual sessions punctuated by technical “bugs”, and two weeks of telephone negotiations, led to the holding, on Thursday, of a session devoted to the global coronavirus pandemic

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Antonios Guterres calls religions to responsibility

“Today I would like to make a special appeal to the religious leaders of all faiths to join forces to work for world peace and to focus on our common fight against Covid-19”. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has chosen “A particular moment in the spiritual calendar”, who sees coinciding or succeeding the Christian feast of Easter, the Jewish Passover and the month of Ramadan, to write to religious leaders around the world.

→ RECAP ’. Coronavirus: most of the day of April 10

In a context of global health and economic crisis, it is not only a question of addressing them “Warmest wishes” but to send a message of caution and solidarity.

“These occasions, as we know, are always moments of communion: families meet, we kiss, we shake hands; human beings coming together, all over the world. But we are living in an unprecedented period ”, says Antonio Guterres, describing “A world of silent streets, closed shops, empty places of worship; a world of worry “.

Call to responsibility

“How can we celebrate at a time like this?” “ To answer this sensitive question, the UN Secretary General takes care not to take the place of the States, the only authorities capable of prohibiting rallies, but he invites believers to experience them in a more individual, more interior way. . “Let us draw our inspiration from the essence of these sacred moments, take the time to contemplate, to remember, to renew”, he writes.

“One of the objectives of this message is undoubtedly to make religious communities aware of their responsibility to avoid contributing to the spread of the coronavirus”, advises the political scientist François Mabille, director of the Geopolitical Observatory of the Religious of the Iris, while several of them, in France and elsewhere, have, sometimes involuntarily, been the source of contamination.

Authorities in Pakistan, Malaysia and India are looking for participants in Tabligh Muslim congregations after the deaths of several. In Israel, the army has been called in for reinforcements in the town of Bnei Brak to encourage residents, ultra-Orthodox Jews, to respect confinement. In the Phillippines, “Some penitents have defied the ban on leaving their homes to participate in the public flogging on Good Friday and to pray to” keep the virus away “”, also remarks François Mabille.

Religions at the service of solidarity and peace

To this call to responsibility, the UN secretary-general adds another, more traditional one, to solidarity. “In meditating, let us have a special thought for the health personnel who, on the front line, are fighting a heroic fight against this terrible virus, and for all those whose work allows our cities and towns to continue to live”, he writes. “Let us think of the most vulnerable among the vulnerable in the world”.

A register now “Fairly classic” for international organizations that have become used to “Rely on religious communities for health or education”, remarks François Mabille. “This is particularly true in Africa where congregations of female Catholic nuns are sometimes the only actors capable of acting. But in France too, religious actors are mobilizing at the moment with migrants, refugees or homeless people. “

→ READ. Hope for a “truce of God” to fight the pandemic

Finally, after launching an appeal for a global ceasefire on March 23, Antonio Guterres concluded his text by expressing his hope for a start in favor of peace. Aware that in many countries, in the Middle East or elsewhere, religions are invoked by various combatants, the UN Secretary General calls “Communities of diverse faiths and traditions (to) come together to take care of each other”.

“Together, we can defeat this virus, and we will defeat it, thanks to cooperation, solidarity and faith in our common humanity”, he assures.

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