ROMAN FOMIN: MASS RIOTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND. DEBATES ON WHERE 5-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRLS SHOULD WALK TO SCHOOL GROW INTO FIGHT
People in Northern Irelands have marked the beginning of a new academic year in their own way. A group of children’s walk to school resulted in mass fights on the streets of Belfast which continued throughout the night.
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT AND FOREIGN MINISTER FOUND COMMON LANGUAGE WITH ARIEL SHARON
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon discussed the questions connected with regulation of the situation in the Middle East. In Putin’s words, Russia was ready to participate in the regulation of the conflict to the extent Israel and Palestine were ready to do it
DEMAND ON RUSSIAN SU-27UBM AND SU-30-KM MODERNIZED JETS TO GO HIGH
The specialists of the Irkutsk Aviation Industrial Association forecast a high demand on the modernized 4th generation jets Su-27UBM and Su-30-KM during the forthcoming 10 years. These jets have better characteristics of aircraft performance
INDIA AIMS AT THE MOON. BUT INDIAN’S LANDING ON EARTH’S SATELLITE TO BE PUT OFF
It looks like India has seriously decided to become the third world power realizing its own interplanetary flights. First part of the Moon’s research which must result in an Indian’s landing on this planet starts already in two or three months.
THE 5TH ACT OF TERRORISM IN JERUSALEM:
ABU ALI MUSTAFA’S DEATH CAUSES MORE VICTIMS STILL
The new explosion blasted in the center of Jerusalem this morning. Suicidal terrorist died at once, at least 12 passers-by were wounded, one of them was in a very critical condition
JUSTIN RAIMONDO: WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON IN MACEDONIA?
What is really going on in Macedonia? Any outsider who claims to know, with certainty, is a liar. For the Balkans is a region shrouded in a thick impenetrable mist; dark with the shadows of hidden protagonists and ulterior motives. This is the reason for my upcoming journey to the region: it is necessary to go there and see the reality firsthand -- otherwise the truth can be elusive.
JOSEPH STROMBERG: MYTHS OF AMERICAN MORAL IMPERIALISM
Historian George M. Dennison suggests that already by the coming-of-age of the first post-Revolutionary generation, Americans had begun losing touch with the political doctrines and practices of the Revolution. Chief among these was the notion that political institutions were meant to serve actual people and were subject to modification, as needed, to that end.
ROMAN FOMIN: FOR RAPPROCHEMENT WITH NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA’S GOVERNMENT SENDS IN ITS RESIGNATION
On Tuesday, South Korean Cabinet of Ministers sent in its resignation with its fool complement. The only, but really important aim of this action is to continue the process of rapprochement with North Korea.
Though before it the South Korean parliamentarians expressed dissatisfaction with activities of Lim Dong-won, one of main figures in the Cabinet – Unification Minister.
KURSK LIFTING OPERATION: TEST CUTTING OF THE SUBMARINE’S HULL CARRIED OUT SUCCESSFULLY
The operation in the area of Kursk nuclear submarine’s catastrophe is going on according to the schedule, captain of second rank Igor Dygalo, spokesman for Russian Navy reported on Tuesday.
WORLD CONFERENCE ON RACISM: AFRICA PREFERS AID TO INDEMNITY
African nations have made it clear that they do not wish to receive indemnities for the practice of slavery in the past but instead prefer direct aid programmes as African leaders showed a more positive attitude than Israel and the USA.
UNITA ATTACK AGAIN IN ANGOLA
UNITA, the rebel faction in Angola, increases its activity as pressure mounts on the MPLA government in Luanda to hold democratic elections.
GULF WAR SYNDROME CONFIRMED BY BRITISH HOSPITALS
Experts from three leading London hospitals have confirmed that Gulf War syndrome exists, despite the official denials by NATO.
CHRISTIAAN BARNARD 1922 – 2001
The pioneer of heart surgery, the South African Dr. Christiaan Barnard has died at the age of 78 while on holiday in Cyprus.
VALAAM ISLAND’S DWELLERS RECEIVE A 60-FLAT HOUSE
September 13, 2001, at 12.00 a.m. the ceremony of consecration of 60-flat house will be carried out in the city of Sortavala (Republic Karelia). The house was built according to the Patriarchy Programme of Orthodox Nations Unity’s International Fund, which is devoted to revival of Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensk monastery.
CARLA DEL PONTE PRESSURIZES BELGRADE: SERBIA’S INCUMBENT PRESIDENT MAY FOLLOW MILOSEVIC
The Hague Tribunal’s Chief Prosecutor Carla del Ponte is arriving today in Belgrade. Her visit is aimed to make the Serbian authorities extradite about a dozen of persons suspected of committing war crimes. Among them are Serbia’s incumbent President and Yugoslavia’s former internal affairs minister Milan Milutinovic, and also three former and incumbent army commanders
ANDREI KRUSHINSKY: IS IT POSSIBLE TO BREAK THE KOREAN GORDIAN KNOT?
Jiang Zemin’s arrival in Pyongyang was a beginning of the new time in the complicated struggle of interests around the Korean reunion. Jiang Zemin landed in Pyongyang at midday today
ROMAN FOMIN: S-80 SUBMARINE SANK IN BARENTS SEA 40 YEARS AGO. NOT FAR FROM THE PLACE OF THE KURSK TRAGEDY
A part of the hull of the Kursk submarine which sank on August 12, 2000 is being retrieved currently in the Barents Sea. Meanwhile a similar tragedy happened 40 years ago, on the site where the Kursk sank. The S-80 submarine sank January 27, 1961 right on the same training area of the Barents Sea, in the same square carrying 68 men aboard
PALESTINIANS START TO AVENGE ABU ALI MUSTAFA’S DEATH. 4 TERRORIST ATTACKS IN JERUSALEM
Radical Palestinian organizatgions have started to revenge for the death of the leader of the People’s Liberation Front killed as a result of the Israeli air force’s strike on July 27th. Four bombs exploded in and around Jerusalem early on Monday, slightly injuring at least four people
SERGEI BORISOV: PALESTINIAN VILLAGERS MOURN JEW’S DEATH
It is a rare occurrence now when an Israeli can afford walking up and down a Palestinian village on the West bank alone and unarmed. It is an even rarer occurrence, when a Jew can afford residing in a Palestinian village. Amos Tajouri was such.
AUSTRALIA GIVES OPEN PASSAGE TO AFGHAN REFUGEES. THOUGH NOT TO ALL OF THEM
The drama with 438 Afghan refugees trying to get to Australia by Tampa cargo ship is going on. Last Sunday, Australian prime-minister John Howard announced all the refugees would transported by Manora Australian military vessel to Papua New Guinea and than by planes to Nauru Island and to New Zealand.
RAYMOND K.KENT: THE BALKANS, BLOWBACK AND BODYBAGS
"Blowback" is the CIA-coined term for an unpleasant reality: foreign mercenaries, trained to fight America's wars so as to minimize or eliminate U.S. casualties, have a tendency to turn against the United States as political situations change. Afghanistan is often cited as the classic example of this reality, and this experience has started to dominate the thinking about the Albanian "bastard army" created by the CIA and the Pentagon for the ground invasion of Serbia under Milosevic. This invasion did not materialize -- the Serb Third Army and police left Kosovo to NATO troops and a United Nations Administration without any real ground combat.
EVERYDAY LIFE OF THE ISS: CONTRA-SEX FOR ASTRONAUTS. IS THERE SEX IN THE ORBIT?
Now it looks like there is. It is not known, whether intimacy took place on board of ‘Mir’ space station. And it hardly will be known any time. It is not usual for Russians to speak aloud about sexual adventures. In the West it is another thing.
UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT OVER RUSSIAN TERRITORY. CHINESE AIRCRAFT TRAINING?
A serious incident has taken place on Russian-Chinese border. An unidentified flying vessel has intruded into Russian territory. It is not clear yet whether it was a reconnaissance aircraft or a result of navigator’s mistake. It looks like state belonging and the aircraft’s class are unknown. The information is very discrepant and comes solely from “informed sources”.
E-DAY: THE MOST AUDACIOUS MONETARY ACT EVER
E-Day will come on 1st January 2002, the day when 14.5 billion banknotes and 50 billion coins bearing the Euro denomination substitute the national currencies in the 12 members of Euroland.
BUSH MILLS ON THE ROCKS
Due to George Bush’s 1.35 trillion USD tax cuts, the Republican Administration seems to be having trouble finding a paltry 18bn.USD to add to the 329bn.USD defence budget for 2002.
ANDREI LUBENSKI: UKRAINIAN SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS BUILD “STAR BRIDGE”
In the city of Volgograd conference of science fiction fans “Volgakon” has just finished its work. Two Ukrainian authors already known to PRAVDA.Ru readers Dmitry Gromov and Oleg Ladyzhenski (who work under the pseudonym Henry Lion Oldie) have been marked off with a prize for information leaflet of Ukrainian science fiction “OldNews”.
BRAZIL: ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
One by one they fall, like the proverbial ten green bottles standing on the wall. This time it is the ex-Senator Luiz Estevao, who has been arrested for obstructing justice – and released for a bail of 85 USD.
MACEDONIAN PARLIAMENT DISCUSSES CHANGING CONSTITUTION.
RESULTS NOT PREDICTABLE
Today at a special sitting Macedonian Parliament is intending to discuss ratification of peace agreement concluded on August 13 between representatives of main Macedonian ethnic groups and inserting amendments into the new constitution.
TIMOTHY BANCROFT-HINCHEY: EAST TIMORESE GIVE WORLD A LESSON IN DEMOCRACY
The Maubere population of East Timor, the world’s youngest nation, have given the international community a lesson in democracy, with a 93% turn-out at the ballot box to vote for their first Legislative Assembly.
ARAFAT-PERES MEETING DUE NEXT WEEK?
A meeting between Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian National Authority, and Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister of Israel, may take place in between September 4 and 9. But only in case Israel's hawks give this opportunity to Peres. It is nobody's secret that Shimon Peres with his peaceable views constitutes a minority in the Israeli government, predominated by belligerent nationalists.