Military – NYPD Holy Name http://nypdholyname.com/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 04:26:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nypdholyname.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-47-120x120.png Military – NYPD Holy Name http://nypdholyname.com/ 32 32 News Wrap: Military-Age Men Fleeing Russia Over Calls, Putin Grants Snowden Citizenship https://nypdholyname.com/news-wrap-military-age-men-fleeing-russia-over-calls-putin-grants-snowden-citizenship/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 22:50:21 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/news-wrap-military-age-men-fleeing-russia-over-calls-putin-grants-snowden-citizenship/ Judy Woodruff: Officials said the shooter graduated from the school, but his motive is not yet known. Iran today attacked Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq and accused them of fomenting protests across Iran. According to reports, the Revolutionary Guards struck the Kurds with drones and artillery for the second time since the weekend. Protests in […]]]>

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Officials said the shooter graduated from the school, but his motive is not yet known.

Iran today attacked Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq and accused them of fomenting protests across Iran. According to reports, the Revolutionary Guards struck the Kurds with drones and artillery for the second time since the weekend. Protests in Iran began after the death of a young Kurdish woman in police custody.

A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal is currently on trial in Hong Kong over anti-government protests in 2019. Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen appeared in court today with a cane. He and five other people are accused of failing to register a relief fund that helped protesters.

Cuban voters have approved a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. It will also enable broader rights for grandparents and protections for the elderly. The communist government’s support for the measure overcame opposition from a growing evangelical movement.

Back in that country, Pfizer is asking the FDA to clear its updated COVID booster shots for children ages 5 to 11. It targets both the original virus and the Omicron variants. The FDA has already approved the new boosters for adults and older children.

And on Wall Street, stocks fell again, as fears of recession gnawed at investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 329 points to close at 29260. It is now officially in a bear market, down 20% from its record close in January. The Nasdaq lost 65 points. The S&P 500 fell 38.

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UN rights experts present evidence of war crimes in Ukraine https://nypdholyname.com/un-rights-experts-present-evidence-of-war-crimes-in-ukraine/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:30:23 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/un-rights-experts-present-evidence-of-war-crimes-in-ukraine/ GENEVA – A team of experts mandated by the UN’s top human rights body to investigate human rights abuses in Ukraine said on Friday that its initial investigation had uncovered evidence of crimes of war in the country after the Russian invasion almost seven months ago. Experts from the Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, commissioned […]]]>

GENEVA – A team of experts mandated by the UN’s top human rights body to investigate human rights abuses in Ukraine said on Friday that its initial investigation had uncovered evidence of crimes of war in the country after the Russian invasion almost seven months ago.

Experts from the Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, commissioned by the Human Rights Council earlier this year, have so far focused on four regions – Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Sumy.

Presenting their most comprehensive findings to date, they cited testimonies from former detainees about beatings, electric shocks and forced nudity in Russian detention centers, and expressed serious concerns about the executions that the he team endeavored to document in the four regions.

“Based on the evidence gathered by the commission, it concluded that war crimes were committed in Ukraine,” Erik Mose, the commission’s chairman, told the Human Rights Council.

Commission member Pablo de Greiff told reporters that the team had “found two cases of ill-treatment of Russian Federation soldiers by Ukrainian soldiers. … We have seen a significantly higher number of incidents that amount to war crimes on the part of the Russian Federation.”

During a 10-day trip to Ukraine in June, the team visited Bucha, a town outside Kyiv where Ukrainian authorities found mass graves and bodies strewn on the streets after the removal Russian forces at the end of March.

“We were struck by the large number of executions in the areas we visited. The commission is currently investigating these deaths in 16 towns and settlements,” Mose said. He did not specify who or what part of the war carried out the killings.

The findings echo media and other reports of destruction, death and despair in Ukraine since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the February 24 invasion.

The commission’s work could ultimately contribute to the work of International Criminal Court prosecutors who may bring war crimes charges in Ukraine, though it remains unclear whether Russia or other alleged perpetrators will ever be brought to justice. .

Anton Korynevych, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s roving ambassador, joined envoys from a number of Western countries who spoke out against Moscow’s war following the commission’s presentation. The Russian delegation boycotted the council meeting.

Korynevych, speaking via video, called for the creation of a special tribunal that would have jurisdiction “over the crime of aggression against Ukraine” and would investigate senior Russian political and military officials who are responsible.

He said accountability was crucial for rights abuses and atrocities linked to Russia’s “aggression”. But Korynevych also pointed out how the impact of the war has spread across the world and “brought many countries to the brink of hunger, exacerbated extreme poverty, created the threat of an unprecedented nuclear catastrophe” and damaged the livelihoods of millions of people.

Commission investigators visited 27 towns and settlements, as well as graves and detention and torture centers; interviewed over 150 victims and witnesses; and met with advocacy groups and government officials, Mose said.

He said an unknown number of Russian soldiers had committed crimes of sexual or gender-based violence – with victims aged between 4 and 82.

The commission plans to gradually expand its investigation, with areas of interest including allegations of filter camps for those detained or deported, forcible transfer of people and allegations of accelerated adoption of children.

“Evidence of Russian atrocities grows more gruesome every day, most recently with the discovery of mass graves in Izium, where bodies show signs of torture,” said Michele Taylor, US Ambassador to the Human Rights Council. man, referring to a Kharkiv. regional town that Ukrainian forces have recaptured in recent weeks.

Taylor urged the commissioners to continue “to examine the growing evidence of Russia’s crackdowns, forced deportations and disappearances.”

She referred to “numerous sources” which indicated that Russian authorities had interrogated, detained and/or forcibly deported between 900,000 and 1.6 million Ukrainian citizens, and reported that children were being deported from Ukraine and placed in Russian orphanages for adoption.

A handful of Russian allies have come to the defense of Moscow.

Ina Vasileuskaya, Belarus’ deputy permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, said the goal of Russia’s invasion was to protect Russian speakers in Ukraine.

“The biased discussions at the Human Rights Council blaming only Russia are a dead end,” she said.

Vasileuskaya said her country was not a party to the conflict, although Belarus was one of the places where Russian forces gathered before invading Ukraine.

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Xi calls on countries to maintain peace https://nypdholyname.com/xi-calls-on-countries-to-maintain-peace/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 07:39:13 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/xi-calls-on-countries-to-maintain-peace/ Anita Kiki Gebe, Deputy Joint Special Representative of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), awards the United Nations Peace Medal to a soldier from China’s 2nd Medium Utility Helicopter Unit (CMUHU02 ) in El-Fashir, Sudan on July 17, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua] President Xi Jinping on Wednesday reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and security […]]]>




Anita Kiki Gebe, Deputy Joint Special Representative of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), awards the United Nations Peace Medal to a soldier from China’s 2nd Medium Utility Helicopter Unit (CMUHU02 ) in El-Fashir, Sudan on July 17, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

President Xi Jinping on Wednesday reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and security amid unstable changes in the international landscape, and called on countries to work together to maintain peace and pursue peaceful development.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to the 2022 International Day of Peace commemorative event held in Beijing on Wednesday. Liu Jianchao, minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, read the letter at the event.

Xi said profound and complex changes have taken place in the international security situation and the world is entering a new period of turbulence and transformation.

“At this important historical moment, I proposed the Global Security Initiative, which calls on all countries to maintain common, comprehensive, cooperative and enduring security,” Xi said in the letter.

The initiative also calls for respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, respecting the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, emphasizing the legitimate security concerns of all countries and resolving disputes and disputes between countries through dialogue and consultation, he added.

Xi stressed the need for all countries to take responsibility for maintaining peace and jointly push forward building a community with a shared future for mankind.

Established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, the International Day of Peace is celebrated around the world every year on September 21. Wednesday’s event, organized by the Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament, was themed “Acting on the Global Security Initiative to Maintain Peace and Stability.”

Addressing the event via video link, Vice President Wang Qishan said China stands ready to work with the international community to implement the Global Security Initiative and actively promote peace and stability in the world. world.

Wang stressed the need to promote equality between countries in terms of the rights, opportunities and rules they enjoy, and to work together to deal with various security risks and challenges.

All countries – large or small, strong or weak, rich or poor – are equal members of the international community, and their national security, sovereignty and development interests must be respected and their internal affairs will not tolerate any interference. , did he declare.

Noting that dialogue and cooperation are the right path to peace, Wang called for supporting all efforts that help resolve crises peacefully and oppose the use of double standards and jurisdiction at arm’s length. long.

He stressed the importance of upholding the authority of the United Nations, opposing hegemony and intimidation and practicing genuine multilateralism in order to safeguard world peace and stability and promote development and the prosperity of all countries.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a video address that peace is a noble and necessary pursuit and the only practical path to a better and fairer world for all.

He called on countries to reaffirm the bonds of solidarity and build a better and more peaceful world.

Diplomatic envoys and foreign business leaders from around 50 countries attended the event at the Great Hall of the People, while representatives from more than 120 political organizations, peace groups and security think tanks from 90 countries participated in the online meeting.

They hailed China’s proposed Global Security Initiative and said it meets the common aspirations of people around the world for peace and helps build a world of peace, security and prosperity.

Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to China, said the lingering COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing regional conflicts have contributed to the destabilization of the global community.

“It is indeed crucial that multilateralism and international collaboration be reiterated amid the unprecedented challenges we face. Moreover, countries around the world must remain committed to a shared vision of common, cooperative and sustainable security. “, did he declare.


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Colorado lawmaker proposes legislation to protect military access to abortion https://nypdholyname.com/colorado-lawmaker-proposes-legislation-to-protect-military-access-to-abortion/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:37:13 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/colorado-lawmaker-proposes-legislation-to-protect-military-access-to-abortion/ × REISSUE CONDITIONS You may republish this article online or in print under our Creative Commons license. You may not edit or shorten the text, you must attribute the article to The Pulse, and you must include the author’s name in your repost. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] Licence Creative Commons attribution […]]]>

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Migrants bused from Martha’s Vineyard to US military base, US attorney seeks DOJ ‘input’ on response https://nypdholyname.com/migrants-bused-from-marthas-vineyard-to-us-military-base-us-attorney-seeks-doj-input-on-response/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 17:45:59 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/migrants-bused-from-marthas-vineyard-to-us-military-base-us-attorney-seeks-doj-input-on-response/ NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Racheal Rollins said she plans to speak to the Justice Department about possible actions regarding the transportation of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Rollins made the comments Thursday during a press conference. The migrants boarded a bus Friday that left the liberal island […]]]>

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Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Racheal Rollins said she plans to speak to the Justice Department about possible actions regarding the transportation of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Rollins made the comments Thursday during a press conference. The migrants boarded a bus Friday that left the liberal island paradise and arrived at Joint Base Cape Cod, where Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has opened a shelter.

“We are examining [the Martha’s Vineyard] case, and we’ll speak with members of the Justice Department,” Rollins said. “Massachusetts isn’t the only place this has happened.”

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She continued, “We have several other sister communities, whether it’s DC, New York, California, where we’ve seen things like this, and we’re hoping to get some input from the Department of Justice on what our next steps might be. , if applicable.”

A handful of migrants are seen outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church Thursday in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
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Fox News Digital reached out to the Justice Department for comment but did not receive a response Friday.

Florida Governor DeSantis kept his promise to file illegal immigrants in progressive states, the dispatch of two planes full of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday.

RON DESANTIS SHIPS TWO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT PLANES TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD

A bus carrying migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard arrives at Joint Base Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Friday, September 16, 2022.

A bus carrying migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard arrives at Joint Base Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Friday, September 16, 2022.
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Video provided to Fox News Digital shows the migrants being disembarked at Martha’s Vineyard Airport in Massachusetts.

“If you have people who are inclined to think Florida is a good place [to settle]our message to them is that we are not a sanctuary state, and it is better to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction, ”DeSantis told a crowd Thursday afternoon.

Illegal immigrants arrive at Martha's Vineyard Airport on Wednesday September 14, 2022.

Illegal immigrants arrive at Martha’s Vineyard Airport on Wednesday September 14, 2022.
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“And yes, we will help facilitate that transportation so you can go to greener pastures,” he added.

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While some Democrats blame DeSantis for sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, a county official said less than a year ago that he “would love” to see the area become a hotbed for immigrants.

Keith Chatinover, a progressive county commissioner for Dukes County, Massachusetts, where Martha’s Vineyard is, made the statement in response to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who was pushing a bill to make Democratic-run areas like Martha’s Vineyard entry points for processing migrants coming from from the southern border.

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Biden spokesperson calls Chinese land purchases near military bases a ‘homeownership problem’ https://nypdholyname.com/biden-spokesperson-calls-chinese-land-purchases-near-military-bases-a-homeownership-problem/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 14:22:54 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/biden-spokesperson-calls-chinese-land-purchases-near-military-bases-a-homeownership-problem/ White House spokesman John Kirby dismissed questions about purchases of foreign land near US military bases and potentially linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), calling it an “ownership issue”. Kirby, the National Security Council’s coordinator for strategic communications, came to the question during a Sept. 13 briefing about Chinese entities “buying U.S. real estate,” […]]]>

White House spokesman John Kirby dismissed questions about purchases of foreign land near US military bases and potentially linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), calling it an “ownership issue”.

Kirby, the National Security Council’s coordinator for strategic communications, came to the question during a Sept. 13 briefing about Chinese entities “buying U.S. real estate,” including “farms around military installations,” given that some could be linked to the regime in power in the country.

“Is this on the administration’s radar?” Al Jazeera reporter Kimberly Halkett asked during the conference. “And what is being done, perhaps, to study this or to prevent Americans from ensuring that homes remain affordable and so on?”

The reporter was referring to an investment in a corn mill by a Chinese company in the town of Grand Forks, North Dakota, located less than 15 miles from Grand Forks Air Force Base which houses drones, satellites and sensitive surveillance technologies. The top executive of his parent company had also been a member of the CPC legislature in Shandong Province, China.

Kirby initially tried to dwell on the surface of the issue, saying that “the issue of homeownership is a bit irrelevant.” [his] swim lane.

After being pressed further about the land grab, the former Pentagon spokesman shifted the focus to Biden’s foreign trade policy, saying “the president has only been clear about our concerns concerning unfair trade practices and Chinese economic practices”.

Halkett chimed in by reiterating the question with the deal, saying, “It’s not about trade. It’s about national security and buying land around military installations.

“I’m probably not the right person to ask about home ownership here in the United States,” the spokesperson said.

“It’s not about home ownership,” Halkett replied again.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre chimed in and said the White House could “go back to [the reporter] after.”

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The exchange came as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an interagency group overseen by the Treasury Department that reviews foreign investments for national security risks, conducts a review to determine if the transaction is one of the “covered transactions”. within the jurisdiction of the committee.

The City of Grand Forks announced the deal in November 2021 and approved the development agreement in July. Fufeng USA, a subsidiary of China’s Fufeng Group, plans to build a corn milling plant on the 370-acre farmland near Grand Forks Air Force Base.

While senators representing the state have decried national security concerns associated with the company, the sale of North Dakota represented only a small portion of China’s total $6.1 billion investment in US real estate last year, the most of any foreign buyer, according to the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The senses. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) unveiled legislation in April 2021 aimed at preventing Russia, China, Iran and North Korea from buying land within 100 miles from a US military installation, or 50 miles from military areas.

“The Chinese Communist Party and our other adversaries should not be able to buy land near our military bases,” said Rubio, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, during the presentation of the draft law. law. “If the United States is serious about fighting China and other foreign adversaries, our government must prevent them from acquiring uncontrolled American assets.”

Earlier this month, Mayor Brandon Bochenski said in a statement that the City of Grand Forks “intends to suspend construction work on specific elements in Fufeng USA” until review in CFIUS course is completed.

Terri Wu contributed to this report.

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China slams Russia sanctions despite Beijing providing no military or financial support to Moscow – Reuters https://nypdholyname.com/china-slams-russia-sanctions-despite-beijing-providing-no-military-or-financial-support-to-moscow-reuters/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 19:11:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/china-slams-russia-sanctions-despite-beijing-providing-no-military-or-financial-support-to-moscow-reuters/ BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state media say the country’s top lawmaker spoke out against sanctions on Russia during a recent visit to the country, underscoring China’s support for Moscow in its war against Ukraine despite claims of neutrality.The official Xinhua news agency said Li Zhanshu called for greater cooperation in “fighting outside interference, sanctions and […]]]>

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state media say the country’s top lawmaker spoke out against sanctions on Russia during a recent visit to the country, underscoring China’s support for Moscow in its war against Ukraine despite claims of neutrality.
The official Xinhua news agency said Li Zhanshu called for greater cooperation in “fighting outside interference, sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction, among others”, during a meeting with Russian lawmakers. Thursday.
Li also held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of a scheduled meeting this month between Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a regional rally in Uzbekistan. It would mark Xi’s first trip outside of China since the pandemic began in early 2020.
Li is a member of the Communist Party’s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee and is considered one of Xi’s closest confidants, the two have worked together for decades. Ranked third in the Communist Party hierarchy, Li is the highest-ranking official to travel overseas since the pandemic began.
The meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization – a political, economic and security forum dominated by China and Russia – comes as Putin faces setbacks in his bid to take over Ukraine and Xi prepares for a congress of the ruling Communist Party which should grant him a third five-year term as head.
Xinhua said Russia also backed Beijing’s condemnation of US President Nancy Pelosi’s visit last month to Taiwan, the self-governing island democracy that China is threatening to annex by force.
“Li thanked the Russian side for firmly supporting China on the Taiwan issue,” Xinhua reported.
Russia has also backed China against international criticism, including at the United Nations, over its mass incarceration of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.
The world’s two main authoritarian states, China and Russia, have increasingly aligned their foreign policies against the United States and other liberal democracies. Weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine, Xi hosted Putin in Beijing in early February, during which the parties issued a joint statement declaring: “The friendship between the two states knows no bounds, there are no “prohibited” areas of cooperation.
In this statement, Russia also said that it “confirms that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China and opposes any form of Taiwan independence.”
China has firmly refused to criticize or even refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as such, and has accused the United States and NATO of provoking the conflict, despite Putin’s statements that he sees Ukraine as a historical part of Russia that must be eliminated as an independent political entity.
Although condemning punitive economic sanctions against Russia, Beijing has not provided military or financial support to Moscow that could trigger legal action by Washington against its companies.
Russia has held extensive military drills that ended last week in the east of the country, involving Chinese forces in another show of growing ties between the two.
According to Xinhua, Li met Putin in the far eastern port city of Vladivostok, as well as Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko and Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. in Moscow during a visit which took place from Wednesday to Saturday.

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Interpol approached by military police for alleged assault by British soldiers in the Balkans | United Kingdom | New https://nypdholyname.com/interpol-approached-by-military-police-for-alleged-assault-by-british-soldiers-in-the-balkans-united-kingdom-new/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/interpol-approached-by-military-police-for-alleged-assault-by-british-soldiers-in-the-balkans-united-kingdom-new/ It comes as authorities in North Macedonia are under pressure to speed up their investigation into the incident – which happened four months ago. The British Army had previously officially requested evidence from local investigators, following the accusations exclusively revealed by Express.co.uk. Josh (not his real name) was in the Saloon bar near the center […]]]>

It comes as authorities in North Macedonia are under pressure to speed up their investigation into the incident – which happened four months ago. The British Army had previously officially requested evidence from local investigators, following the accusations exclusively revealed by Express.co.uk.

Josh (not his real name) was in the Saloon bar near the center of Skopje, North Macedonia, during a trip to the country on May 11. He was drinking with friends when a group of four men he said were visibly intoxicated. for a fight”.

After hearing them speak English, he attempted to have a polite conversation, and he said the men identified themselves as members of the 16th Air Assault Brigade and said they had been “deployed here to a training”.

Two days later, on 13 May, 16 Air Assault Brigade was designated by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) as having been deployed to North Macedonia for a NATO training exercise.

Josh had “no interest” in the “aggressive” behavior and so moved to the back of the bar. When he and a friend of his left the bar again 15 minutes later, he said, they launched an attack.

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Josh said one of the assailants hit his head on the pavement, leaving him with a brain injury he still suffers from and had to miss work for long periods of time. He says he was also stabbed in the left hand with a broken beer bottle brandished by one of the men.

He and a source in North Macedonia’s prosecutor’s office have previously said they believe the unit is “not cooperating” with the local investigation – a claim the Defense Ministry disputes.

A Ministry of Defense spokesperson told Express.co.uk at the time that as of July 29, the Royal Military Police had not yet been called upon by North Macedonian authorities to support the case.

However, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said in mid-August that the British military had since “formally requested” a copy of the CCTV evidence “in order to identify the soldiers involved in the event”.

The Ministry of Defense said the Royal Military Police had since provided support to North Macedonian investigators after his request. But he disagreed with the Foreign Office over the nature of his contacts with Interpol over the case.

In an email from the British Consulate in Sofia on August 26, viewed by Express.co.uk, a diplomat wrote: “The Royal Military Police have formally requested, through Interpol, jurisdiction over this matter to allow him to carry out a thorough investigation. .

“We are currently awaiting a decision from the North Macedonian authorities on granting this.”

However, the Ministry of Defense said the Royal Military Police had not actively sought to transfer jurisdiction from North Macedonian authorities and that the engagement with Interpol was intended to reiterate its support for the local case.

The prosecutor’s office declined to comment on the reasons for the request, but suggested it had difficulty receiving information from the British military.

A spokesperson said: “We would only like to mention that the investigative authorities of the Republic of North Macedonia also require the assistance of the British Military Police in order to identify the British citizens involved in the event. “

A Ministry of Defense spokesman said he did not know the identity of the alleged perpetrators and therefore could not say whether they were British Army servicemen.

On the North Macedonian side, a source in the prosecutor’s office said that it was not until July 27 – the day after this site first contacted them – that official notification was received from the country’s interior ministry, including preliminary evidence and images.

The source said that previously they had not received any evidence from the police.

The Defense Ministry’s earlier statement also suggested that North Macedonian authorities had done nothing with the footage they had for at least two months.

An army spokesman said: “We are aware of the allegations made against military personnel deployed during exercises in North Macedonia.

“Jurisdiction rests with the North Macedonian authorities who have requested the assistance of the Royal Military Police in their investigation, and this support has been offered to them.

“It would be inappropriate to comment while investigations are ongoing.”

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Here’s what military members and their families need to know https://nypdholyname.com/heres-what-military-members-and-their-families-need-to-know/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 19:52:21 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/heres-what-military-members-and-their-families-need-to-know/ With just two months left until the Nov. 8 midterm general election, it’s time for absentee military voters to make sure they’re on track to receive and return their ballots to time for it to be counted. If you have any doubts about the importance of your mail-in ballot, consider the 2020 election. There are […]]]>

With just two months left until the Nov. 8 midterm general election, it’s time for absentee military voters to make sure they’re on track to receive and return their ballots to time for it to be counted.

If you have any doubts about the importance of your mail-in ballot, consider the 2020 election.

There are many resources to help you understand how to vote by mail, whether you are a military member or family member stationed overseas or in the United States and away from your local voting jurisdiction.

Officials with the Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program told Military Times that they have seen a slight increase in downloads of the Federal Postcard Application, or FPCA, and ballot by federal correspondence, or FWAB, compared to most recent midterm elections in 2018.

So far, they’ve seen expected traffic to FVAP.gov and their voting assistance resources at 1-800-438-8683 and vote@fvap.gov. Detailed information is available on how to locate your local electoral jurisdiction, individual state deadlines, and other requirements.

And again this year, military personnel and eligible family members living overseas can use free expedited mail service, by using the 11-DoD Seal at their military post office. Voters can track the return of their ballot to the delivery point at their election office.

But first, if you haven’t registered to vote in your voting jurisdiction, now is the time. There’s still time: Federal law requires states to set their voter registration deadlines no later than 30 days before an election. State voter registration deadlines vary from 30 days before until Election Day.

Absentee military voters can use the Federal Postcard Application, or FPCA, to both register to vote and simultaneously request their absentee ballot from their local electoral jurisdiction. Some states allow voters to submit their FPCA electronically.

Do not assume that you will automatically receive an absentee ballot if you have voted by absentee ballot in previous years. FVAP officials encourage military voters to send in the FPCA annually and when they relocate.

Voters can also request mail-in ballots through state apps.

However, officials encourage the use of the FPCA among absentee military voters and U.S. citizens living overseas. Returned ballots requested using the FPCA were counted at a higher percentage than ballots requested through state requests, according to an analysis of the 2020 general election conducted by FVAP.

Absentee military voters, whether they vote from overseas or from another location in the United States when away from their voting location, have certain protections under federal law. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, commonly referred to as UOCAVA, applies to service members and eligible family members who are away from their voting location, as well as U.S. citizens living abroad.

Among other provisions, the law requires states to send absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters at least 45 days before federal elections. Starting the weekend of September 24, 45 days before November 8, “we recommend that voters return the ballot as soon as possible to ensure it has time to reach the electoral office before the state deadline,” officials said.

It also matters for other reasons. According to FVAP analysis of the 2020 general election, the closer a ballot is to Election Day, the more likely it is to be thrown out. The voter’s knowledge of state requirements, including deadlines and signature requirements, reduces the likelihood of the ballot being rejected near Election Day – when there isn’t much time to solve problems.

For those in a situation where they may not be able to get their ballot by mail or electronically, voters should use the Federal Absentee Ballot, or FWAB, which functions as a ballot rescue. If your state ballot arrives after the FWAB is mailed, you can still complete and mail the FWAB; only one will be counted, FVAP officials said.

Your voting residence is in your state of legal residence or domicile. This is the address you consider your permanent home and where you had a physical presence, and for service members, and is usually the same address listed on your leave and earnings statement.

Some resources for voters:

*Check your registration and voting status on your state’s website at https://www.fvap.gov/links#verification

* Check your state specific deadlines at https://www.fvap.gov/military-voter

* Add election dates and reminders to your mobile calendar at https://www.fvap.gov/calendar-alerts

*Other sources of information include your facility’s voting assistance desk and your unit’s voting assistance worker.

*The non-partisan Overseas Vote Foundation also offers detailed information and assistance with the postal voting process.

Karen has covered military families, quality of life and consumer issues for Military Times for over 30 years, and co-authored a chapter on media coverage of military families in the book “A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families”. She previously worked for newspapers in Guam, Norfolk, Jacksonville, Florida and Athens, Georgia.

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Large-scale Russian military exercises underway in the Far East https://nypdholyname.com/large-scale-russian-military-exercises-underway-in-the-far-east/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 15:43:55 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/large-scale-russian-military-exercises-underway-in-the-far-east/ Chinese troops parade during the Vostok 2022 military exercise at a firing range in Russia’s Far East, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. Russia kicked off week-long war games on Thursday involving forces from China and other nations as part of growing defense cooperation between Moscow and Beijing. (Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service) Russian forces began […]]]>

Chinese troops parade during the Vostok 2022 military exercise at a firing range in Russia’s Far East, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. Russia kicked off week-long war games on Thursday involving forces from China and other nations as part of growing defense cooperation between Moscow and Beijing. (Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

Russian forces began the large-scale Vostok 2022 military exercises in the Russian Far East and other locations on Thursday. The military exercises will last until Wednesday and 13 other countries, including China and India, will participate.

The exercises will be the Russian military’s first large-scale exercises since its invasion of Ukraine.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, around 50,000 troops will join Vostok, which means East in Russian. Russia apparently intends to allay concerns about personnel and equipment shortages amid its invasion of Ukraine and bolster opposition to the West and Japan.

The military exercises will take place in the Sea of ​​Japan and the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, as well as at seven land-based training grounds.

The Russian military holds large-scale military exercises every year in the fall, with the country’s military districts taking turns hosting them, and this is the first time since 2018 that the exercises have been held in the Russian military district. ‘East, which exercises jurisdiction over the Far East. East and other regions.

This year’s exercises are expected to be joined by the largest number of foreign nations ever recorded, totaling 13 nations, including observers. Participating countries include India, which also values ​​its relationship with Japan and the United States, and Nicaragua, a Central American country ruled by a leftist government at odds with the United States.

Amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin appears to be trying to emphasize that it is not militarily isolated and to check growing US military activity in the Asia-Pacific region.

However, the number of soldiers taking part in the military exercises is only about one-sixth of the figure from previous military exercises in the Far East four years ago.

The Global Times, a tabloid published by the Chinese Communist Party, reported: “This is the first time that the PLA [People’s Liberation Army] sent three of its forces to participate in a single Russian exercise.” But Beijing has reduced the number of participating Chinese troops for Vostok 2022 to around 2,000 from around 3,200 in previous exercises.

According to an announcement from the Russian Defense Ministry, several fighter jets practiced intercept drills in Khabarovsk and other regions on Thursday. By the end of the exercises, more than 50 ships, including those of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet, will practice exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan and the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, such as gunnery drills against air and sea targets and submarine detection exercises.

Russia also stressed that the Russian and Chinese navies will conduct joint military exercises for the defense of sea lanes and economic zones in the Sea of ​​Japan. The training grounds include Kunashiri and Etorofu islands in Japan’s northern territories, but the Japanese government has asked Russia to exclude the northern territories from the exercises.

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