President Vladimir Putin has marked the fifth anniversary of what Moscow considers the day Crimea became part of Russia by visiting Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula, as NATO, the United States, and the European Union again condemned what they called the "illegal " land grab. On March 18, 2014, Putin signed a treaty that Moscow claims made Ukraine's Crimea region part of Russia, after Russian forces seized control of the peninsula and organized a referendum that was not recognized by the international community. Ukraine and the West have slammed Russia's move as an "illegal " annexation, leading to sanctions against Russian individuals and entities. The annexation of Crimea and Russia's role in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have been fighting against Russia backed separatists since April 2014, sent ties between Moscow and the West plunging to post Cold War lows. The conflict in eastern Ukraine has left around 13,000 people dead, some 30,000 injured, and uprooted well over 1 million Ukrainian citizens, according to UN and Ukrainian officials. In Washington, Kurt Volker, the U.S. special envoy for Ukraine, called the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea a "sad day. " "This is an illegal occupation, an illegal seizure of territory, and we fundamentally stand behind Ukraine in insisting that its territorial integrity be restored, " Volker told journalists. In a statement, NATO described the annexation of Crimea as "a serious breach of international law and a major challenge to Euro Atlantic security. " The Western military alliance's North Atlantic Council criticized Russia's "ongoing and wide ranging military build up " in Crimea, and raised concerns over its "efforts and stated plans for further military build up " in the Black Sea region. The allies also accused the "Russian de facto authorities in illegally annexed Crimea " of carrying out human rights abuses against "Ukrainians, the Crimean Tatars, and members of other local communities, " including "extrajudicial killings, abductions, enforced disappearances, violence, arbitrary detentions, arrest, and torture. "They said that there would be no return to "business as usual " with Moscow until there was a "a clear, constructive change in Russia's actions. "
BRUSSELS The European Union s foreign policy chief has marked the fifth anniversary of Russia s seizure and "illegal annexation " of Ukraine s Crimean Peninsula with scathing criticism of the Kremlin. In a statement issued on March 17, a day before what in Moscow's eyes is the fifth anniversary of the day Crimea became part of Russia, Federica Mogherini said the EU remains steadfast in its commitment to Ukraine s sovereignty and territorial integrity. " The European Union reiterates that it does not recognize and continues to condemn this violation of international law, Mogherini said. It remains a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the territorial integrity, unity, and sovereignty of all states. Meanwhile, the Kremlin press service announced on March 17 that Russian President Vladimir Putin will mark the anniversary by visiting Crimea and its Black Sea port city of Sevastopol.
Father with his son cast a vote at a polling station during the first round of the presidential election in Bratislava, Slovakia, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo Petr David Josek) A child casts a vote for her mother at a polling station during the first round of the presidential election in Bratislava, Slovakia, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo Petr David Josek)
Well, that certainly didn 't take long Just a day after NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine alluded to the possibility of flying the new Orion crew capsule 's first experimental trip around the Moon using a pair of commercial rockets instead of NASA 's own Space Launch System which is still in development, he 's issued a new statement assuring everyone that the SLS is still a major part of NASA 's future.In a new memo sent to all NASA employees and contractors, Bridenstine clarifies his statement and reassures everyone that NASA still very much anticipates the SLS rocket platform to be its next big thing.
This won 't be the first time that Snap would try its hand at games. It launched Snappables last year where were basically AR lens games. The new initiative is said to be more substantial by Cheddar, adding that the platform would even allow third party developers to make games which would be accessible from within the Snapchat app.Multiple reports over the past few months have suggested the possibility that a gaming platform is being developed for Snapchat. The company is also believed to have acquired an Australian game studio called Prettygreat in January this year. All of this circumstantial evidence hints at the impending launch of a new gaming platform.
Facebook Share to TwitterTwitterTwitter Share to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Share to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsApp Share to Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest By AuthorIANS Published: 17th Mar 2019 8:30 pmPhoto messaging app Snapchat is planning to announce its in app gaming platform codenamed Project Cognac during its first ever summit for content and developer partners on April 4 in Los Angeles.Speculations sparked about the launch of the long rumoured platform because Snapchat 's event invitation includes a tagline Less Talk. More Play . The in app gaming space would feature games from third party developers designed specifically to work on Snapchat.
In the 1990s, the group used the Internet as a platform to protest real world events, often to promote human rights and denounce censorship, TechCrunch reported on Friday. Founded in 1984, the group is known for building exploits and hacks for Microsoft Windows and coming down heavily on Google and other tech giants including Yahoo and Cisco for their perceived policies of compliance with China's Internet policies.
Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Microsoft Corporation MSFT is sitting at 1.64. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 1.62.For the quarter ending in Dec 18 Microsoft Corporation MSFT generated $32.47 billion in sales. That s 0.13% lower than the average estimate of $32.51 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don t point to a high value ROI.
The duo of smartphones, composed by the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and the Max M2, was released back in December last year, and to the disappointment of Asus fans, despite Android Pie availability, they were launched with the 8.1 Oreo version of the OS. The ZenFone Max Pro M1, however, came in April 2018 and will receive its first major update close of completing one year of existence.
Nobody wants to beg for money when their bodies cannot work anymore. Interestingly, every person that is working today, either on a job or self employed, the goal is to save up enough to last through the retirement period. However, just saving money in your piggy bank is not enough. Investing for hellip; If there is a category of people hopelessly overworked and on the brink of depression, then they are entrepreneurs. Notably, these are the same people that determine the direction of the company in all aspects. Interestingly, it gets worse when the entrepreneur is alone, and he she has to do everything hellip;
Police continued to sweep for evidence outside the Al Noor mosque, where a lone gunman killed 41 people at 1:45 p.m. local time on Friday, live streaming his barbarous crimes in ghastly detail. Seven more people were gunned down at a mosque on the other side of the city in the suburban Linwood neighborhood. One more died in hospital, where another 48 wounded are still receiving care, two in a critical condition. Children are among them.Shackled and wearing a white smock, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, appeared in court Saturday morning charged with murder. A native of Grafton, a pretty town of 17,000 some miles northeast of Sydney, he was seen to make a white supremacist hand gesture to assembled media. Assault rifles used in the massacre were daubed with the names of notorious killers of immigrants. One other 18 year old has been charged with hate speech though any connection to the murders is unclear.
Qualcomm Inc. won the first US jury trial in its global dispute with Apple Inc. over how much the iPhone maker should pay for using the chipmaker s patented technology.A federal jury in San Diego on Friday awarded Qualcomm about $31.6 million in damages on its patent infringement claims. Qualcomm jumped as much as 3.5 percent before finishing up 2.2 percent at the close in New York trading.
As Apple tends to do when under attack from a rival, it has fired right back. In essence, Apple robustly defended itself against Spotify;s allegations and even took some of the credit for Spotify;s success, setting up a bigger showdown between the companies.
One of the central Game of the Thrones questions that needs to be answered in season eight is who will sit on the Iron Throne after all of the wars are over. After eight seasons of teasing viewers with options ranging from Daenerys to Jon Snow to Gendry, someone decent has to finally earn that uncomfortable chair, right? Well, maybe not. The looming threat of the Night King combined with the possibility of a fiery battle between the Mother of Dragons and Cersei could mean that the Iron Throne will be destroyed in battle. There's an equally strong possibility that whoever inherits it next will do away with the throne because of what it symbolizes. While that could be frustrating for fans, eliminating that divisive symbol of power could be the best thing to ever happen to the Seven Kingdoms. The Iron Throne is a monstrous thing. According to A Wiki of Ice and Fire, Aegon I Targaryen, the first king of Westeros, had the throne made out of the swords of his enemies. Since then, it's been the central seat of power in the Seven Kingdoms and it has inspired far too many wars as the Targaryens, Baratheons, and others battled for the right to claim it.
San Francisco: Google has added the #8216;Translate; feature on its third party keyboard Gboard for iOS users to allow them to type and translate text into different languages.Supporting 103 languages, the Google Translate on Gboard is available on version 1.42 of the keyboard and on iPhones and iPads running iOS9 or higher, Engadget reported on Friday.
At the core of AAP 's campaign will be 65,000 volunteers tasked to hold a one to one dialogue in every household. ”The aim is to introduce closed dialogues with as many families as possible and change the mind of the voter. The volunteers have been asked to focus more on the BJP voters who, after five years of its rule at the Centre, are confused whether its tenure was beneficial for them or not, ” Rai said.