Monthly Archives:June 2021

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Spain Honors Chef Andrés for Humanitarian Kitchens

Chef José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen were awarded a prestigious Spanish prize Wednesday for their international relief work promoting healthy food.The jury that decides the Princess of Asturias Awards gave Andrés, 51, and the nonprofit group he founded the Award of Concord for “offering extraordinarily fast and efficient on-the-ground response to social and nutritional emergencies.”Born in northern Spain in 1969, Andrés moved to the U.S. in 1991 and was later naturalized as an American citizen. He helped popularize Spanish cuisine, especially the tapa, in the U.S. before he also became heavily involved in humanitarian work.Andrés founded the World Central Kitchen in 2010 following a trip to Haiti to do aid work. Since then, it has been active in deploying field kitchens to respond to food crises both in the United States and abroad. The organization served over 3.6 million meals in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Last year, Andrés dedicated some of his own restaurants in the U.S. to help feed people in need during the coronavirus pandemic.A recipient of many honors, Andrés was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in 2015.The 50,000-euro ($56,700) Princess of Asturias Award of Concord is one of eight prizes, including for the arts, social sciences and sports, handed out annually by a foundation named for Spanish Crown Princess Leonor.

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У Гаазі до 12 років ув’язнення засуджені соратники Мілошевича

Колишнього директора Управління держбезпеки Югославії Йовіцу Станішича і колишнього командувача спецназом Франко Сіматовіча визнали винними у скоєнні військових злочинів і злочинів проти людяності

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Putin Says Time Will Come When He Names Possible Successor

President Vladimir Putin told Russians on Wednesday that the time would come when he would name his possible successor in the Kremlin, but he said the choice would ultimately lie with voters.Putin, 68, has been in power as president or prime minister since the turn of the century. His current six-year term in the Kremlin is due to end in 2024, and his remarks are being closely parsed for clues as to whether he plans to extend his rule.Russia changed its constitution last year at Putin’s behest allowing him to run for two more six-year terms in the Kremlin, and potentially remain president until 2036.The Kremlin is at a delicate political juncture with its relations with the West badly strained and its oil-dependent economy emerging from the pandemic with high inflation and a weak ruble, sensitive issues for voters.Russia holds parliamentary elections in September that are seen as a dry run for the 2024 presidential election. Meanwhile, authorities have cracked down hard on the opposition and outlawed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s network as “extremist.””A time will come when, I hope, I can say that such and such a person is worthy in my opinion of leading such a wonderful country like Russia, our homeland,” Putin said.The Russian leader was speaking during his annual question and answer session on state TV that the Kremlin uses for political messaging and to show he is in touch with regular Russians’ day-to-day concerns.”A signal. There will be a successor,” Alexei Chesnakov, a political analyst who used to work in the presidential administration, wrote on Telegram messenger.Putin, a KGB officer in the Cold War, came to power after being named acting president in December 1999 by his ailing predecessor Boris Yeltsin, Russia’s first post-Soviet president. 
 

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У Росії суд продовжив арешт колишньому журналісту Івану Сафронову

Сафронова звинувачують у тому, що він у 2017 році передав Чехії секретні дані про російські постачання озброєнь на Близький Схід

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New Statue of Liberty Arrives in New York From France

A new, smaller version of the Statue of Liberty arrived Wednesday at Ellis Island in New York Harbor, a gift to the United States from France, 135 years after that nation presented the original Lady Liberty to the U.S.  
The nearly-three-meter version of the statue arrived in New York after a nine-day journey across the Atlantic Ocean. The bronze statue is on loan for 10 years to the French embassy in Washington from the French National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM). For the past decade it stood at the entrance to the National Museum of Arts and Crafts (the Musée des Arts et Métiers) in Paris.
The French news agency reports the replica was created from a 3-D scan of the original plaster model from 1878 used by sculptor Auguste Bartholdi to build “La Liberté enlightening the world” offered by France to the United States in honor of its centennial in 1886.  
During a ceremony in Paris earlier in June, as the replica was being packed up to be shipped, CNAM administrator Olivier Faron said the smaller statue is meant to reaffirm the friendship between France and the United States.  
At the same ceremony, the interim deputy head of mission at the U.S. embassy in Paris, Liam Wasley, called the replica a reminder of the strong links between the U.S. and France, “the liberty that we share and the importance that each generation maintain that liberty.”
The new “little sister” Statue of Liberty will be formally welcomed in a ceremony Thursday and stand facing its 93-meter big sister through July 4 Independence Day celebrations.  
It will then be shipped to Washington to be installed at the French ambassador’s residence. The “little sister” will be unveiled there beginning July 14, France’s Bastille Day, and remain there for 10 years.

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Італія услід за Німеччиною завершила виведення військ з Афганістану

«Вчора ввечері італійська місія в Афганістані офіційно закінчилася», – йдеться у заяві міністра оборони Лоренцо Ґеріні

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Сфера туризму повністю не відновиться до 2023 року – ООН

Як йдеться в доповіді, в 2020 році через пандемію коронавірусного захворювання COVID-19 кількість поїздок у світі скоротилася на 73% порівняно з допандемічним періодом

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США забороняють продаж авіаквитків до і з Білорусі

Рішення вважають символічним кроком, оскільки пасажиропотік між США та Білоруссю обмежений

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У Росії оголосили в міжнародний розшук соратника Навального

Іван Жданов перебуває за кордоном, як і низка інших соратників Навального

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