The community that began with Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner continues. Today we collect news from outside the usual, and renew the discussion.
Violating a few more international rules, North Korea fired off some shots as meetings begin among neighbors.
North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles Wednesday, South Korea and the United States said. Pyongyang’s defiant move came during a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the security threat posed by the North.
The launch of the Rodong missiles – for the first time since 2009 – is a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and marks a big escalation from a series of shorter-range rocket launches the North has conducted in recent weeks to protest continuing annual military drills by Washington and Seoul that the North claims are preparation for an invasion.
Cuba has formulated a revised foreign investment law which will go into effect March 29.
Within Cuba’s national territory, the entities engaging in foreign investment will enjoy full legal protection and security.
As regards available areas for investment, all sectors are potential receptors except for the sectors of health and education to the population, and the military institutions, with the exception of their business systems.
Investment in real property and the purchase of property or other real rights will be permitted. The properties may be used for housing and buildings for private domicile or tourism; or used as homes or offices for legal foreign persons, or for the purpose of tourism development.
Art looted from an Indian temple will be returned from Australia‘s National Gallery, after it was discovered there on display improperly. The dancing shiva is among many treasures stolen by an American art thief, Subhash Kapoor.
The gallery has maintained it ran appropriate provenance checks before buying the statue and had said it would continue to display the piece while investigations continued.
However, the Indian government has formally requested the statue’s return and it will now be returned to India in line with Australia’s international obligations.
‘The request states that the statue was exported from India in contravention of cultural property laws, namely India’s Antiquity and Art Treasures Act 1972,’ the Attorney-General’s Department said.
Australia is a signatory to the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
Writing in Pravda, Xavier Lerma, Russian journalist with great English skills, announces that if not held back, many parts of the world are ready to join Russia, including Alaska. Sarah Palin no doubt will be ever so Mother Grizzly of the steppes if given the chance.
Odessa held a similar rally chanting ‘Referendum!’ and ‘Ukraine and Russia are together.’ 100,000 people voted in favor of becoming Russian in Lugansk. I am sure they will vote and the Eastern part of the Ukraine will become Russia again. At least I hope so for their sake. After the smoke has cleared perhaps the weary people of Kiev will join Russia also. If they look to the world they can see they are not alone in wanting to join Russia.
The evil that spread from Russia in 1917 to the West will be destroyed by Russia’s renewed faith that will heal the world. Holy Mother Russia’s benevolence shines out across the earth and now more than ever people from other lands are listening to her. Alaska has had more than 25,000 people who have signed a petition to secede from the US. The petition can be found here. Russians in the Gaza Strip have planned to hold a referendum to join Russia. The high taxed French also prefer Putin like Depardieu who is now a Russian citizen meeting with Putin here.