North Korea can stop the dialogue with South Korea, announced the chairman of the North Korean Peace Committee, Lee Song Gwon. He criticized South Korea for taking part in a joint military exercises with the USA. Pyongyang rejected the proposal from Seoul to discuss this issue because it believes that South Korea is trying to make a «rehearsal of the invasion in the DPRK.» Lee Song Gwon called the position of Seoul as «utter shamelessness», TASS reported while citing the CTC and the «Chosun Ilbo». He noted that until the situation changes, «it will not be easy to sit face to face with the representatives of the South Korea again.»
The President of USA, Donald Trump, during his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 27th of April, asked her to abandon German support for the construction of the Nord Stream-2 in exchange for negotiations on a topic of a new trade agreement with the EU, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the newspaper, Merkel did not refuse her support to the construction of the gas pipeline, but she still said that the EU is ready to offer a closer cooperation in the matters of natural gas in case if the US authorities cancel American duties. A bit later the German Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmeier explained that the opposition to the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline does not guarantee the increase in sales of American liquefied gas.
The representatives of sports organizations insist that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency »RUSADA» needs to be restored, TASS reports while citing »Agence France-Presse». The vice-President of the International Olympic Committee Ugor Erdenner, the head of the Association of International Federation of Summer Olympic Sports Francesco Ricci Beattie, and an IOC member Patrick Baumann criticized the official position of the World Anti-Doping Agency. The sports movement opposes the current status of RUSADA.
In the DPR, during the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire regime 39 times, firing 895 shells at the front-line territories of the Republic. Donetsk, Gorlovka and Mariupol were under attack. Artillery, mortars, various types of grenade launchers, armored vehicles and small arms were used during the shelling. As a result of bombardment, seven buildings were damaged in Gorlovka, as well as two houses in the village of Kominternovo.
The reconstruction work has began in the Syrian city of Tel Bis, that was freed a few days ago from the terrorists, say the reporters of ANNA NEWS. Heavy construction vehicles were spotted in the city — they are currently clearing the rubble and the roads. There is an on-going restoration of the local engineering communications. The Law on the streets of the city is provided by the patrols of the Russian military police. Earlier, the agency ANNA NEWS reported that in the Syrian province of Homs, namely in the city of Tel Bis, the terrorists are handing over their weapons to the representatives of the Syrian authorities.
The chief of the British military intelligence, Air Marshal Philip Osborne, made a statement that the UK government should be ready for cyber-attacks against Russia. In his mind, the British authorities, given the escalation of the tensions between East and West that may lead to the third world war, should be ready to implement cyber attacks on Russia, the Daily Express quotes Philip Osborne. The Air Marshal underlined that in the current dangerous and unpredictable world — a key role in the fighting will be given to the cyber technologies.