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the Second summit between Trump and Kim at the end of February (6.49 p.m.)report: British Cabinet discussed secretly Brexit-delay (6.35 PM)Opposition: Venezuelan army blocked the border crossing to Colombia (6.31 p.m.)this year’s Oscar ceremony without a Moderator (6.21 hours), and France in the future, with remembrance day of the genocide of Armenians (6.17 PM)
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+++ 06.49 PM: the Second summit between Trump and Kim at the end of February+++
US President Donald Trump and the North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un on the 27. and 28. February meeting in Vietnam to be their second summit. The Trump announced on Tuesday evening (local time) in his state of the Union speech before the US Congress in Washington. At their first Meeting, last June in Singapore, Kim had said the complete nuclear disarmament of his country, but not the Details.
Trump gave himself in his speech, nevertheless, through its convergence rate compared to North Korea, a nuclear war is prevented. If he had not been elected President, were “today we are in a major war with North Korea, with millions of people killed,” he said in his speech. The US President acknowledged that the negotiations with Pyongyang “to do a lot of work.” His relationship to Kim, however, is “good”. The negotiations on the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons were to fall in the past few months always again to a Halt.
+++ 6.35 PM: report: British Cabinet discussed secretly Brexit-delay +++
just before the next trip of the Prime Minister Theresa may to Brussels, there is in the British Cabinet discussions to set a date for the planned Britain to leave the EU. The usually well-informed conservative “Telegraph” reported on late Tuesday evening in its Online edition, without accurate sources. If Mays gets negotiated contract, the consent of the Parliament, demanding some of the Ministers are, therefore, a two-month grace period after the official withdrawal date on the 29. March to bring the necessary laws on the way. Up to the 24. May, should remain in the UK continues to be a member of the EU, as in the past.
the Prime Minister May have had, however, repeatedly stressed that the UK will 29 the EU as planned on. March, leave. Discussions about a delay in the exit date to be counterproductive. Among the proponents of a grace period Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, and Minister for trade Liam Fox, according to the newspaper outside. All three had already spoken previously to the public for a delay. On the search for a solution in the Brexit-the dispute May travels on Thursday, once again, to Brussels, EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker is to present your ideas.
+++ 6.31 PM: Opposition: Venezuelan army blocked the border crossing to Colombia +++
Prior to a planned international aid delivery of Venezuelan soldiers blocked after opposition information is a border crossing to Colombia. A tank truck and a huge Container obstructed on Tuesday, the Tienditas bridge between the neighbouring countries, such as the journalists of the news Agency, reported AFP. The oppositional Deputy Franklyn Duarte said, the Transition between the Venezuelan town of Ureña and the Colombian city of Cúcuta was blocked by members of the Venezuelan armed forces.
The planned delivery of aid had been coordinated by the self-proclaimed Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó. The head of state, Nicolás Maduro rejects such supplies strictly. He referred to it as a pretext to prepare the ground for the US-led military invasion. In Venezuela, an extreme lack of food, and
+++ 6.25 PM: Germania prevails as a result of the political and economic crisis-staff until the end of March to be financially +++
backed by the Germania Bankruptcy affected approximately 1700 employees are still protected until the end of March to be financially. For the months of January, February, and March to insolvency, get paid money, said a spokesman of the provisional insolvency administrator on request. The Berlin-based Airline had filed on Monday for insolvency, and the operation of the aircraft in the night to Tuesday ended.
In January, the financial difficulties in the case of Germania had become known, the planes took off. Among the fleet of more than 30 pilots last. Germania was the fourth-largest German airline, many tourists to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. At the end of January and it turned out that the employees wait for their wages. The Insolvency benefit is paid, therefore, according to the spokesman for this month.
In the next days and weeks will now be examined whether a further operation of the company was possible, it said. It is a preliminary insolvency proceedings until a court decides on the opening of the actual procedure.
+++ 6.21 PM: this year’s Oscar ceremony without a Moderator +++
Now it is official: the upcoming Academy awards ceremony will for the first time in three decades, no moderators. “We can confirm that there will be no host,” said a spokesman for the Oscar Academy on Tuesday. The originally, as a Moderator, provided US Comedian and actor Kevin Hart had withdrawn in December in a dispute with former homophobic Twitter posts. The organizers of the ceremony were looking for then, first, a replacement, and decided then for a Gala without moderators.
according to insiders at the 91. Awarding of the coveted film awards on 24. February can be rather trying out a new Format. Therefore, Hollywood will introduce Stars in individual sections of the Show. Recently, there had been in 1989, an Oscar Gala without moderators. In the past two years, the talk show host Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony for the most important film prize in the world. The pressure on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is due to falling audience figures. Last only 26.5 million people had followed the glamorous Gala on television, a historic Low. For comparison: in 2014, had to watch 43 million people.
+++ 6.17 PM: France intends, in the future, with remembrance day of the genocide of Armenians +++
France will in the future remember with a national day of remembrance for the massacres of the Armenians in the First world war, which are classified by many countries as genocide. Representatives of the Armenian community in France, the state chief Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday evening, the 24. April become a day of remembrance of the “genocide” of the Armenians. He had the Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the run-up to this step informed. France had in 1915, the beginning of the massacres of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as early as 2001, officially as a genocide classified as the first large European country. The German Bundestag did this in June 2016, which triggered a severe diplomatic crisis with Turkey. Ankara rejects the classification of the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide categorically.
With the proclamation of a memorial day, Macron delivers on a campaign promise. In France, there is a large Armenian community lives. 24. April is already remembered in Armenia on the genocide.
+++ 6.09 PM: Minister sets requirements for animal welfare-Logo +++
After years of discussions, Minister of agriculture, Julia Klöckner (CDU), on Wednesday, the criteria of the proposed national animal welfare label for meat in the supermarket. It is a question of requirements, better animal husbandry, such as more space in the barn, but also during transport and slaughter.
The label should guarantee consumers a livestock well above the statutory requirements and three levels. Environmental and consumer advocates and the Greens criticise that this is not supposed to be for farmers mandatory.
The managing Director of the consumer organization food watch, Martin Rücker, told the German press Agency: “Instead of bringing a purely voluntary seal on the market, you have to use Julia Klöckner for legal requirements, so that all and not just some of the few livestock animals are kept.”
ROA / DPA / AFP