Breaking News, 28th of August, 2018
The head of the US State Department, Mike Pompeo, canceled his visit to North Korea because of a letter from the deputy chairman of the Central Committee of the DPRK Labor Party, Kim Yong Chol, the sources in the US administration announced. The letter arrived on Friday morning. It turned out to be «quite hostile,» RIA NEWS reported with a reference to the Washington Post. The head of the State Department showed the letter to US President Donald Trump, who in his turn ordered to cancel the visit. Washington still refers to the stagnation in the negotiations on the matter of denuclearization. The DPRK, in their turn, rejected the US proposal for the denuclearization, and accused Washington in «duplicity.»
The American mass media reported on the explosion near the Statue of Liberty in the New York city. According to the known information, three propane tanks exploded on the island. After the explosion — a fire broke out. The cause of the incident was an error committed by the builders. One of the workers was hospitalized with non-lethal burns. The authorities immediately evacuated about 3,500 people. At the moment, the fire has been extinguished. The island and the statue are open for the visitors.
Russia deploys the most powerful group of warships in the Mediterranean Sea since the start of Russian participation in the Syrian conflict, Interfax reports while citing the newspaper Izvestia. According to the publication — the group consists of ten warships of the Northern, Baltic, and Black Sea fleets, as well as Caspian Flotilla. Eight ships are equipped with cruise missiles «Caliber». The cruiser «Marshal Ustinov» is equipped with an anti-ship missile system «Vulkan». A few more ships are on their way to the group, Izvestia adds. A spokesman for the Syrian parliament, Naji Gabid, said during an interview with Izvestia that the presence of Russian warships near Syria is according with the international law, and it is approved by the Syrian authorities.
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report from Syria with a reference to SANA agency. Flyers with calls to oppose the Kurdish occupation, and the US armed forces in the region are being spread in Rakka. Reporters report that the protest of the civilians intensified after one of the civilians, that was arrested by the men of »Democratic forces of Syria», died as a result of tortures. Earlier it was reported that there are inscriptions in support of the Syrian army and the government of Bashar Assad written on the walls of buildings in the administrative center of the region.
The living wage in Ukraine today is three times below the UN poverty standard. This was stated by the head of the Committee of Economists of Ukraine Andrei Novak. «There are international UN standards that set the level of poverty. If a person lives on less than $ 5 a day, he or she lives below the poverty line. That makes 150 dollars per month. By today’s current exchange rate it is 4,125 hryvnias. The living wage in Ukraine is exactly three times less than this limit of the UN poverty standard. The minimum pension is considered from the minimum subsistence, and the minimum wage is no longer there, and there are a lot of social charges.» — Novak said.
Vladimir Putin successfully overcomes the western pressure, and comes out of «isolation.» — the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valery Chaliy said to Ukrainian »Channel 5». According to him, Ukraine can’t oppose the meetings of the Russian president with the Western leaders, and Ukraine only hopes that its fate is not being decided behind its back. Earlier we reported about the meeting of Vladimir Putin with Angela Merkel, where they spoke about the future of Ukraine.
Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.