The US Secretary of State was in Turkey for a dialogue that tackled a nuclear program of Iran. John Kerry, the United States Secretary of State said that there were already talks that took place discussing a nuclear program of Iran. He said that it was not an interminable process when the purpose is to call for peace and unity. Released on a report last Sunday, the door has always been open for a solution to the nuclear plan of Iran but according to the Secretary of State, negotiations on the program could not go on for a long time.
There were a number of negotiations that was made and most of these did not end with a specified agreement between those involved. Secretary Kerry said that the US was still hoping that a peaceful negotiation of the outcome would soon surface. The Whitehouse was also said that they were still hopeful amidst the ongoing standoff. The country of Israel already asked to set some deadline given to Iran to be able to stop making uranium for them not to face a possible military action.
The Israeli Strategic Minister also said last Sunday that an armed response was suggested if and only the Tehran would start to refuse and give in with the demands on ending its nuclear plans and programs. The US State Secretary said in a statement during his ten day trip in Europe that Asia and the Middle East already called for a little patience on the ongoing negotiations. Mr. Kerry added that diplomacy was not an easy task to fulfill.
The Roman Catholic Church worldwide is observing the Holy Week as part of a religious tradition. In Rome, the new Pope led the Good Friday Services when he showed adoration for the St. Peter’s Basilica. Pope Francis I have also observed a re-enactment of Christ Final journey with the cross inside a Colosseum. The Easter services were also ready for Sunday. The Easter Mass on Sunday would conclude the observance of the Holy Week. This will mark the celebration of Christ’s resurrection.
During the observance of the ceremonies in the Basilica, there were a lot of tourists and pilgrims who took part of the activity in time for the Easter Ceremonies. The liturgy held last Friday was delivered by a papal preacher. The message has highlighted how to get the important message of Jesus to the world. As scheduled on a Saturday, the Pope will be celebrating an Easter Vigil Mass at the St. Peter’s Basilica.
The Easter ceremonies included the Washing of the feet held last Thursday. A lot of the prisoner’s feet were washed by the Pope. These prisoners came from the Youth Detention Center in Rome. The activity was part of the observance of Maundy Thursday. This service is part of the commemoration of the Last Supper of Christ. It was reported that during the service, the Pope kissed and washed the feet of twelve young prisoners. This was a replication of humility as the gesture that Christ has shown towards his twelve disciples. According to a BBC reporter, the Pope has brought simplicity to the Vatican Church.
It’s the first time for China’s People Liberation Army to accept an invitation from the U.S. to attend to a Naval Drill. The U.S.-led naval drill will have its limitations and legal restrictions. The drill will be held in 2014 and the Chinese Army already agreed to join. The naval exercise known as RIMPAC is the world’s largest maritime exercise that happens internationally and is participated by almost twenty-two nations. A lot of ships and submarines would gather in the designated location of the exercise. In the year 2012, the RIMPAC was held in Hawaii.
It need not be treaty allies with the United States in order for a country to participate in the exercise. In last year’s naval exercise, India and Russia was able to participate. It was said that China has never participated in any Rim of the Pacific Exercise. Next year will be the opportunity of the country’s military to attend the world’s largest exercise. During the 1998 RIMPAC, China only sent observers, according to the Pentagon.
Ashton Carter, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary has acknowledged China for its interest in participating in the 2014 RIMPAC. He said this during a speech when he was in Jakarta, Indonesia last Wednesday. The Secretary was delighted about China’s decision to attend and the acceptance of the American invitation. On the website of the Defense Department, it released a statement that the U.S. would want to strengthen their military relationship China. It would also follow the political and economic relationship between the two countries that have started to grow over the years.
When UK’s largest banks have admitted that they were involved in mis-selling interest rate swap products to thousands of customers and small businesses the scandal begins to grow. The interest rate hedging product s is offered by the banks to customers and assures them that their finances will be protected even if the rates would rise. Since there were a lot of the customers who believed in the product even without knowing all about its policies well, the problem starts when they find out that they were mis-sold and mis-led by their banks.
The City’s regulator has found out that mis-selling occurred when the big banks failed to mention how much it would cost the customers when they exit the swaps. The failure to discuss to them the break cost after they terminate the agreement. The customers were only told that the protection would have a zero cost even if it wasn’t true. It is when the complexities surfaced.
The problem was made worst when mis-selling of the interest rate hedging product went a long way and the banks started to offer low rates and gave the customers a suggestion to take it for a long duration because when they take this offer, the bank has told them that they will have a lower interest rate. Most of the mis-led customers did not have any idea or access on the swap pricing data. They weren’t even mindful of how much the bank would earn if they take the offer. The customers who took the product only knew the problem when they tried to cancel and terminate their agreement.
Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere when we least expect it. Often times there are accidents that would cause someone to get injuries. Whatever type of accident there is, someone must be answerable. The victim of the accident is entitled to receive compensation from the offenders. It is important to know the steps in making an accident compensation claim. It is also necessary that when an accident has occurred, the one who is responsible for that particular accident should be identified first before making the claim. This is the first action to be done. Being able to determine who is answerable to a certain accident has its short guide.
First, you must be aware of what happened. It is important to know all the details regarding the accident. You need to identify what exactly caused your injuries. In case of a car accident, you must be able to take note of the car’s plate number, the type of car used, the name of the person driving and the damage that was made during the accident. Second, you must be sure that you can prove your claim before even accusing someone of doing something. This is when the evidence plays an important role so that you can have a proof with your accusations. This will surely help you prove that you were the victim of the accident.
Third, after the accident, there is a need for you to have yourself checked by medical professionals. They are the best person to consult about your injuries. The medical certificate is an important document that would also support your claim that indeed you suffered from certain injury that was caused by the accident. A Doctor can always certify the truth about your injuries. Lastly, after following the steps you have the option in submitting a claim and seek help from a ‘No win no fee’ claims company such as PerfectClaims.co. The company would know how to help you and give you more options on how to make your claim.
The gang rape that happened in Mexico that involved Spanish tourists who were on a vacation in Acapulco, Mexico was one of the worst scenarios that ever happened in the area. A group of seven suspected men was responsible for the incident. They have attacked the Spanish victims in a resort in Acapulco. The Mexican government has cooperated with the Spanish consulate to solve the case immediately.
Last Wednesday, the case was declared solved for a number of six men confessed that they were the once responsible of the incident. One is still missing and is still being searched by the authorities. The six men, some of them were minor have detailed the story on what happened in the resort after taking the Spanish Tourists and raping 6 Spanish women.
The said six arrested men were members of a gang. The said suspects were arrested on different days. One was taken last Tuesday and five if them last Wednesday. One still remains at large but due to keen investigation and man hunt, the said suspects were arrested and six of them confessed their involvement in the incident.
The police in Acapulco also arrested so many people during the weekend but they were not related to the case. The incident that happened in the beach resort was blamed to the lack of security. The security in the beach resort in Acapulco was not tight because the group of gunmen was able to enter the resort premises and have taken tourists with them. Due to the incident, most of the resort owners were alarmed and were to improve their security. People in Mexico couldn’t believe that the attack took place and the incident happened.
Every country would protect their territory. The air, the land, and the seas are part of the protected territories of each country. There are times that occurred when other unidentified or identified objects like aircraft and sea vessels would enter a protected territory without permission or through an accident. There are cases wherein the countries would be fighting over and island often called as territorial disputes. Some known countries like the Philippines and China were still claiming the Spratlys Island. These countries have consulted the United Nations regarding the legal actions to consider.
Last Thursday, one of the islands in Japan known as the Rishiri Island that is just near the Hokkaido Island in the northern part of Japan was approached by a Russian jet. The said jet entered the airspace of Japan and landed just near a territory which was fought by both Russia and Japan during World War II. Officials from Japan’s Defense Ministry complained about the incident which caused the Japanese military fighters to panic. A similar incident has already happened in 2008. Some officials were protesting over the what happened. There has also been a current dispute that both countries are facing over an Island called Kuril found in the northern territories.
Territorial dispute has been controversial among other countries as well. The issue of the dispute between Russia and Japan has been unresolved. Instances like what happened earlier could trigger more issues between the two countries. There were no recent talks about the disputed islands. The Russian government on the other hand denied that their SU-27 jet entered the Japanese airspace.
A blast that rattled Mexican residents near the location of its state-run oil, Pemex’s office that killed a number of 32 people and left a hundred more injured was still having speculations on what caused the big chaos in the area. Ongoing investigations were done by the experts to find out of the blast was linked to a terrorist attack targeting the stat-run oil company.
The said explosion has occurred in the afternoon of Thursday, where many employees are still inside their office and still in the middle of their work. The loud blast was traced in the administrative building inside the complex of the Pemex office. A lot of people were panicking and loud screams were heard and there are walls collapsing on the ground, according to a statement given by the company’s attorney.Reports have identified smelling a smoke right after the blast has occurred. Since the walls were falling, a lot of people were trapped inside and needs to be rescued and taken out from the office buildings.
A large number of rescue groups including paramedics helped in pulling out the victims. Others who were stuck inside and covered by falling debris did not make it out alive. There were thousands of Pemex workers assigned in the office, also known as Pemex’s headquarters in Mexico. The chief of Pemex who was interviewed by CNN said that the investigation was very complicated and could not be easily solved or explained just within the day. He also denied that the company was a target of some unknown terrorists or terrorist groups.
The schools were keen in watching for the weather forecast in some parts of the United States. There was a subzero temperature in the upper Midwest and Northeast that is forecasted to bring freezing rain to the South and Mid-Atlantic states in the US on Friday.
The US weather forecasters at the National Weather Service predict 4 inches of snow in the areas of Ohio and the Mid-Atlantic regions on Friday. Both, North and South Carolina and Tennessee Valley would be expecting a freezing rain early in the morning of Friday. One of the schools in Raleigh, North Carolina will be closing early due to the bad weather forecast, according to a spokesman from the Wake County schools.
The spokesman in a statement also told WRAL, one of CNN’s affiliate, “We’re going to make sure we put a plan in place so that the buses are rolling while it’s still safe and the students are back home before weather becomes an issue.” A dozen of schools in Tennessee and Northern Georgia also said that they will be closing.
Not only the schools were affected by the weather condition but also inbound flights in some airports in the US like the Nashville International Airport which has cancelled its American Airlines flights since Thursday night and until Friday morning, according to a spokeswoman from the airport, Emily Richard.
Meanwhile, in the Salt Lake City the freezing rain made all the runways of the city’s International Airport closed, according to a statement released by the Federal; Aviation Administration. The Kentucky Department of Transportation also said, “Rest assured, our team is monitoring the winter weather and have been pre treating roadways across the Commonwealth.”A number of states in the US has been preparing for the forecasted precipitation.
Now, there is hope in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. The Youth Initiatives Program called “Rainbow of Hope” funded by the United States is bringing students together in an effort to minimize prejudice and build friendships. Syrian refugees stream into Lebanon, tensions between Lebanese and Syrians are growing daily.
The said program, gathers the youth once a week, students convene for activities such as basketball, puppet shows, plays, films and cultural excursions. The program provides leadership skills and the chance to build conflict resolution skills through extracurricular activities. Director of the Youth Initiative Program, Nidal Khaled said, “The Syrian army’s former presence in Lebanon is one reason for the tensions, but there are others. The Lebanese media is playing a negative role by making Lebanese scared of the Syrian refugees. The media too are also imposing some ideas that the Lebanese are of a higher class. In addition, most of the refugees are really poor, so their lifestyles are different from the Lebanese.”
Different testimonials from students and a teacher under the program were given. Asma Harouk, a Lebanese student, said: “When the Syrians first came, I didn’t know them, I didn’t interact with them. Now I feel there’s a friendship between us because of these activities.”
Syrian student Rama Salib said:”I didn’t understand them because they speak Lebanese dialect,” Salib said. One of the teachers for the program, Lilianne Hamzeh said, “With war in Syria raging just over these hills, it is hard not to think about the hardships some of the children have been through. We are trying our best to make them equal, but sometimes you are finding yourself feeling with the Syrians much more because of what they faced before.”
Despite a history of tensions between their two countries, these students are learning to respect each other through the program.