Breaking News, 20th of November, 2018
As a result of the shooting in a hospital in Chicago — 4 people were killed, including the criminal who opened fire on the staff and patients of the hospital, Interfax reported while citing the local police. A police officer died during the incident, as reported by a police spokesman. According to the witnesses — the shooting began in the parking lot near the hospital. The offender was talking to a woman. Then he shot her in the chest. After that, he entered the hospital building and started shooting. According to the witnesses — he shot people seemingly at random. At the moment, the police has no information about the criminal and his possible motives.
Lieutenant-General Vladimir Savchenko, the head of the Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, announced that despite the established ceasefire — the terrorists continue to cause violence, Interfax reports. «Over the past day, the terrorists twice shelled the positions of the government troops near the village of Jubb al-Zarur, in Lattakia province. They also shelled 8 residential areas in the north-western part of Aleppo. As a result of shelling of the research center in Aleppo — 2 Syrian servicemen were killed and 7 were injured» — Vladimir Savchenko said during a press briefing on Monday.
3 the DPRK
North Korea demolished 10 security watchtowers located in the DMZ near South Korea, Interfax reports while citing the news agency Renhap. The North Korean military demolished the watchtowers after they notified South Korea in advance. It was reported that Pyongyang made this decision in order to reduce the tensions with Seoul, and to prevent the unwanted incidents in the DMZ. South Korea also promised to demolish 10 security posts on their side.
4 Saudi Arabia
The members of the royal family of Saudi Arabia opposed the prince Mohammed bin Salman in the matter of inheriting of the throne because of the accusations of his involvement in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, TASS reports with a reference to Reuters. According to the sources of the agency — dozens of princes and cousins are going to prevent the crown prince from the ascending to the throne. However, they will not do so while his father is still alive — the 82-year-old King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. As one source mentioned — the royal family intends to support the only brother of King Salman, Prince Ahmed. According to the sources — the senior US officials also spoke in favor of his candidacy as a successor.
Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of NATO, intends to discuss the situation around the INF treaty with the heads of the defense departments of EU countries, RIA NEWS reports. «During the meeting I will also discuss with the ministers the challenge that we face. The new Russian missile, which puts the INF treaty under threat. There are no new American missiles in Europe, but there are already new Russian missiles. And we all should urge Russia to ensure the full and transparent implementation of the INF treaty because we don’t want a new arms race” — he told to reporters. Earlier, Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO allies had repeatedly expressed serious concern about the new Russian missile system 9M729.