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Головний прокурор МКС відвідав Бучу

У день приїзду Каріма Хана в Бучі почалася ексгумація тіл вбитих цивільних з другої великої могили на території місцевої церкви

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«Гарячкова активність окупантів» свідчить про сумніви військ РФ у перемозі над Україною – Зеленський

«Російські військові сумніваються у своїй здатності зламати нас, зламати Україну», каже президент Володимир Зеленський

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Зеленський заявив про відсутність офіційних звернень від офісу Штайнмаєра щодо візиту в Україну

За словами Зеленського, в умовах війни та щоденної загибелі людей в Україні вона має право дозволити собі «приймати й бути серед тих лідерів країн, які реально її підтримують»

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Murderer of British Lawmaker Sentenced to Life

The man who stabbed and killed a British member of parliament last fall has been sentenced to life in prison.

Ali Harbi Ali, 26, who was inspired by the Islamic State terrorist group, attacked Conservative Party member David Amess, 69, at a church event last October, killing him. Ali said the attack was revenge for Amess’ support of airstrikes in Syria.

During the trial, prosecutors called Ali a “committed, fanatical, radicalized Islamist terrorist.” Ali reportedly told detectives he’d been planning to kill a parliamentarian for years.

The jury took just 18 minutes to reach the conviction.

“It’s clear that the man who begins a life sentence today is a cold, calculated and dangerous individual,” Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Matt Jukes said in a statement outside court following the sentencing.

Amess’ family gave a brief statement after the sentencing.

“Our amazing husband and father has been taken from us in an appalling and violent manner. Nothing will ever compensate for that,” they said. “We will struggle through each day for the rest of our lives. Our last thought before sleep will be of David. We will forever shed tears for the man we have lost. We shall never get over this tragedy.”

Some information in this report comes from Reuters.

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У VIP-вагоні до воєнного Києва: як іноземні лідери відвідують Україну (фотогалерея)

Після того, як Росія 24 лютого вторглася в Україну, зокрема і застосовуючи авіацію, іноземні лідери, які хочуть відвідати Київ, змушені їхати потягом. Для цього використовують вагон-салон, зроблений у 2014 році для доставки vip-туристів до Криму.

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Шуфрич прокоментував затримання Медведчука

У коментарі Радіо Свобода він також відреагував на заяву Зеленського щодо можливого обміну свого політичного соратника

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«Росія не планує зупинятися». Зеленський закликав Захід надати зброю вже зараз і оприлюднив перелік необхідного

Володимир Зеленський наголошує, що Україні потрібен конкретний перелік зброї, аби продовжувати «героїчно захищати світ від російської агресії».

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US Prosecutors Rest Case Against Islamic State ‘Beatle’ 

Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against an alleged member of the notorious Islamic State kidnap-and-murder cell known as the “Beatles.”

El Shafee Elsheikh, 33, declined the opportunity to testify in his own defense at his trial in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

Asked by Judge T.S. Ellis if he wanted to take the stand, Elsheikh said “No,” the first time his voice had been heard during the two-week trial.

Elsheikh is charged with the murders of American freelance journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and aid workers Kayla Mueller and Peter Kassig, and suspected of the kidnapping of nearly 20 other Westerners in Syria.

Ten European journalists, relief workers and Syrians held hostage by the “Beatles” have testified over the past few days of their brutal treatment at their captors’ hands.

Elsheikh’s lawyers declined to cross-examine any of the witnesses and presented only 20 minutes of excerpts from interviews he gave to media outlets as his defense.

The interviews were conducted after Elsheikh and another alleged “Beatle,” Alexanda Amon Kotey, were captured in January 2018 by a Kurdish militia in Syria.

Unlike now, Elsheikh acknowledged in the interviews that he had interactions with the Western hostages, who dubbed the hostage-takers the “Beatles” because of their British accents.

Elsheikh’s lawyers contend that he lied about being a “Beatle” in the interviews so he would be transferred to the United States instead of being put on trial in Iraq, where he would have faced a certain death sentence.

The final former hostage to testify was Danish photographer Daniel Rye Ottosen, who recounted how he was given 25 blows for his 25th anniversary.

He also recalled having a knife placed against his throat and a gun thrust into his mouth.

The prosecution and defense are to deliver their closing arguments on Wednesday, and the case will go to the jury.

Foley, Sotloff and Kassig were killed by their IS jailers and videos of their murders released for propaganda purposes.

According to witnesses and her family, Mueller — the other American — was turned over to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who raped her repeatedly.

IS announced her death in February 2015 and said she was killed in a Jordanian airstrike, a claim that was disputed by U.S. authorities.

Elsheikh and Kotey were turned over to U.S. forces in Iraq following their capture.

They were flown to Virginia in 2020 to face charges of hostage-taking, conspiracy to murder US citizens and supporting a terrorist organization.

Kotey pleaded guilty in September 2021 and is facing life in prison.

The other “Beatle,” Mohamed Emwazi, the notorious executioner known as “Jihadi John,” was killed by a US drone strike in Syria in 2015.

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Volunteers in Poland Compelled to Help Ukrainian Refugees

Volunteers are working alongside humanitarian organizations to help refugees inside and outside of Ukraine. VOA’s Celia Mendoza has more from Przemysl, Poland.

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Семеро людей загинули внаслідок обстрілів Харкова й області – Синєгубов

Голова області підкреслив, що наразі в Харкові немає підстав для евакуації

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Подоляк розповів, чим під час війни займається ексчиновник МВС часів Януковича Олег Татаров

Олег Татаров – колишній посадовець Міністерства внутрішніх справ. Він обіймав посаду заступника керівника Головного слідчого управління МВС – керівника управління з організації контролю за розслідуванням злочинів під час подій Революції гідності

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Померла перша міністерка культури України Лариса Хоролець – Мінкульт

Хоролець очолювала Міністерство культури з 24 серпня 1991 року до листопада 1992-го

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China’s Trade with Russia Slows but Still Beats Overall Growth

BEIJING — China’s overall trade with Russia rose over 12% in March from a year earlier, slowing from February but still outpacing the growth in China’s total imports and exports, as Beijing slammed Western sanctions on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. 

Shipments to and from Russia increased 12.76% in March to $11.67 billion, Chinese customs data showed on Wednesday, slowing from 25.7% growth in February, when Russia launched its invasion.

Still, the growth in March was faster than the 7.75% increase in China’s trade with all countries and regions to $504.79 billion that month.

Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 in a move that Moscow described as a “special military operation” designed to demilitarize and “denazify” its southern neighbor.

Beijing has refused to call Russia’s action an invasion and has repeatedly criticized what it says are illegal Western sanctions to punish Moscow.

Several weeks before the attack on Ukraine, China and Russia declared a “no-limits” strategic partnership. Last year, total trade between China and Russia jumped 35.8% to a record $146.9 billion. 

As sanctions against Russia mount, China could offset some of its neighbor’s pain by buying more. But analysts say they have yet to see any major indication China is violating Western sanctions on Russia.

China’s economic and trade cooperation with other countries including Russia and Ukraine remains normal, customs spokesman Li Kuiwen said at a news conference. 

In the first quarter, China’s trade with Russia jumped 30.45% from a year earlier, within the range of gains seen in previous quarterly increases. 

Russia is a major source of oil, gas, coal and agricultural commodities for China. 

Russia’s economy is on course to contract by more than 10% in 2022, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday, hit by soaring inflation and capital flight.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday revised down its forecast for global trade growth this year because of the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war.

 

($1 = 6.3646 Chinese yuan) 

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Search Continues for Person of Interest in NYC Subway Attack

Man identified by police as Frank James is said to have rented a van discovered near the station in ethnically diverse neighborhood of Brooklyn

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US Officials Warn of ‘Dramatic’ Increases in Space Competition with Russia, China

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Байден уперше назвав «геноцидом» війну Путіна проти України

Дотепер помічники президента США, зокрема, радник із питань національної безпеки Джейк Салліван, стверджували, що «не бачать, щоб рівень систематичного позбавлення життя українського народу зростав до рівня геноциду»

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Зеленський пропонує обміняти Медведчука на українських полонених

У соціальних мережах на сторінках президента України Володимира Зеленського ввечері 12 квітня зʼявилася фотографія колишнього співголови партії «Опозиційна платформа – за життя» Віктора Медведчука в українській військовій формі та в наручниках

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Профільний орган ООН «стривожений» повідомленнями про застосування хімічної зброї в Маріуполі

«Секретаріат стривожений нещодавніми непідтвердженими повідомленнями про застосування хімічної зброї в Маріуполі», заявили в організації