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Sinn Fein breaks the bipartisanship in Ireland

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The president of Sinn Fein, Mary Lou McDonald, has announced the opening of talks with other political formations with the intent to negotiate the formation of a government.

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Sinn Fein won the general elections held on Saturday in Ireland by a narrow margin that has allowed it to be imposed on the two parties that traditionally dominated the irish politics, Fine Gale and Fiana Fail.

In particular, Sinn Fein has achieved under the leadership of Mary Lou McDonald a 23,94% of the vote, according to early projections, while the Fiana Fail would get a 21,27% of the votes and Fine Gael’s outgoing prime minister, Leo Varadkar, this would lead to a 21,08% of the votes.

Behind would be the Green Party (7,67 percent), the Labour Party (5,13 percent), the social Democratic Party (3.1 per cent) and Solidarity-People Ahead of Profits (with 2.34 per cent, according to official results and partial disseminated by the press in ireland.

Of the 31 seats already allocated in the 39 constituencies, 23 have gone to the Sinn Fein for being the most voted option. Two seats are already guaranteed for the Green Party, Fiana Fail and Fine Gael have a representative each and there are four independent already elected.

The survey polls published in the Saturday evening pointed to a three-way tie between Sinn Fein, Fine Gael and Fiana Fail with 22% of votes each, but the results already on count indicate that the Sinn Fein could be the winner of these elections.

Talks to form government

McDonald’s has announced the opening of talks with other political formations with the intent to negotiate the formation of a government. The party Fiana Fail does not rule out now to make a pact with Sinn Fein, but the Fine Gael maintains its rejection.

McDonald has referred specifically to the Green Party, the social Democratic Party and Solidarity-People Ahead of Profits, three minority parties and of the left.

The former leader of Sinn Fein Gerry Adams has said that he was confident that Sinn Fein would retain their seats, but he could not have foreseen the extent of the success of the training.

For his part, the leader of Fianna Fail, Micheal Martin, has expressed its willingness to negotiate a possible government with Sinn Fein or Fine Gael, and has been claimed as a “democrat” who “listens to the people”.

In campaign, Martin had ruled out any kind of understanding with McDonald or with Varadkar.

Finally, the leader of the party Fine Gael and the outgoing prime minister, Leo Varadkar, has reiterated its rejection to any agreement with Sinn Fein. “A forced marriage would not result in a good government,” he noted.
 

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China confirms 2.592 deaths caused by the novel coronavirus and 77.345 infected

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The health authorities and the chinese have indicated that they have registered 409 new cases of coronavirus and that 150 people have died of the outbreak during Sunday.

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The Ministry of Health of China has confirmed this Monday that are already 2.592 people that have died because of the outbreak of the new coronavirus and 77.345 the infected.

The health authorities and the chinese have indicated that they have registered 409 new cases of coronavirus and that 150 people have died because of the outbreak during the Sunday in the asian country, of these, 149 have been registered in the Hubei province, where Wuhan -epicentre of the outbreak, and one in the island province of Hainan. For its part, the number of severe cases has decreased in 1.053 up 9.915.

In total, 3.434 people are still suspicious of being infected by coronaviruses and 24.734 people have received medical discharge in different hospitals across the country, have claimed the health authorities of China.

The Ministry of Health has also moved that you are trying to 635.531 people who had close contact with patients infected by the coronavirus. Of them, 16.758 have concluded their medical observation on Sunday, while 97.481 remain under medical care.

So far, we have confirmed 74 cases of coronavirus in Hong Kong, including two deaths, and ten cases in Macao. In addition, twelve patients have been discharged in Hong Kong after recovering from the virus, and six in Macau.

Although the epicenter of the coronaviruses is in Wuhan, and the majority of cases occur in China, cases have been detected in other southeast asian countries, Europe and America. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency, international at the end of January and has asked the international community to redouble its efforts.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough and difficulty breathing. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, renal failure, and even death.

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The trial begins extradition to the united States of Julian Assange

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The past month of may, EE. UU. asked to London for his extradition for 18 alleged crimes of espionage and conspiracy to commit hacking.

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Julian Assange, fundador del portal WikiLeaks. Foto de archivo: EFE

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Comienza el juicio de extradición a Estados Unidos de Julian Assange

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The process of extradition to the united States of Julian Assange, founder of the website WikiLeaks, by disseminating confidential information in that country in 2010, starts this Monday in the south-east of London.

It is expected that Assange, who has been detained in the high security prison of Belmarsh, contiguous to the court, may appear on this first day of the trial, which will last for several days with the presentation of the arguments, before it is postponed until may.

Assange, who had been arrested initially in 2010 in the United Kingdom at the request of Sweden for a case of alleged sex crimes that is already archived, has spent the last ten years locked up, first under house arrest and then sought refuge in the embassy of Ecuador in London to which this country withdrew in exile in 2019 and was arrested by the british Police and taken to Belmarsh.

The past month of may, EE. UU. asked to London for his extradition for 18 alleged crimes of espionage and conspiracy to commit hacking, which, if convicted, can be sentenced to 175 years in prison in that country.

In recent days, a witness cited by the defence of Assange, assured that the president of the united. UU., Donald Trump, offered a pardon to the founder of WikiLeaks if he denied the involvement of Russia in a leak of emails in 2016.

WikiLeaks aerated in 2016 a few emails that affected the campaign for the presidency of the democrat Hillary Clinton.

In the meantime, several doctors asked last week that the founder of Wikileaks to receive urgent health care, in a letter published in the british medical journal “The Lancet”.

The australian 48-year-old has received the support of newspapers like “The Guardian” and “The New York Times” and associations such as Reporters without Borders and Amnesty International (AI).

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Dies the former president egyptian Hosni Mubarak at the age of 91

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In January I had been subjected to an operation and remained hospitalized affected by ailments in your gastrointestinal tract.

The former president egyptian Hosni Mubarak has died at 91 years of age after having been subjected to an operation and stay a month in intensive care, reported egyptian state television.

The public channel has announced the death of Mubarak with a brief warning and without offering more details on the causes of his death, even though members of his family and his lawyer had recently said that the old dictator was in intensive care in a hospital of the Armed Forces.

The past month of January had been subjected to an operation and remained hospitalized affected by ailments in your gastrointestinal tract.

Mubarak ruled Egypt since assuming the presidency in 1981, following the assassination at the hands of extremists of his predecessor, Anuar al Sadat, until he was forced to leave the power on 11 February 2011 after 18 days of protests in the streets of the country.

After the popular revolt, the ousted president was tried by the death of close to a thousand demonstrators in the repression of demonstrations against him, but was finally declared innocent of that crime in 2014.

Mubarak himself served time for economic crimes and released in 2017, after around six years in prison, which he spent almost entirely in the hospital due to his delicate state of health.

Since he was released from prison, had a life very private away from the glare of the media, although the local press managed to capture an image of the former president along with his family.

Your last picture with life was published by his grandson, Omar Alaa Mubarak, the social network Instagram at the beginning of February and she was lying in a bed, with hair completely gray and very deteriorated.

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