In the meantime, Kyiv agreed to Russia's political demands and the 2015 Steinmeier formula, named after Germany's then-foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Steinmeier's formula suggests incremental steps whereby Donetsk and Luhansk regions could gradually acquire special status. A key issue in this context remains how to hold local elections in these separatist-controlled regions. Kyiv's agreement to this step, meanwhile, sparked street protests across the country, with some decrying the move as a capitulation. … [Read more...] about Ukraine conflict: Can the Minsk-2 peace deal with Russia be salvaged?
In the aftermath of the saga, a customer service representative from Gig alerted me that users can order a radio frequency identification (RFID) card to lock or unlock the car in areas of poor cell service. Buried in the company’s website it suggests users order one, which takes two weeks to ship, before they “roam far” outside San Francisco. In the more than 40 times I have used Gig car since August 2019, I had never heard of the RFID card, and that precaution appears pages below the company’s promises to let users “sign up instantly” and “get going”. … [Read more...] about My smart car rental was a breeze – until I got trapped in the woods
Waks also alleges he was abused by the son of a senior rabbi, who he is separately pursuing in a civil case. He has also been an active spokesman as the CEO of Kol v’Oz for victims in the case against Malka Leifer, a former principal at the ultra orthodox Adass Israel girls school in Melbourne who left Australia for Israel in 2008 after child abuse allegations against her were first raised. Her alleged victims have been fighting for her return to Victoria ever since, and she is facing 74 charges relating to allegations of indecent assault and rape. … [Read more...] about Abuse victim Manny Waks wins $800,000 in damages from paedophile David Cyprys
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SSouth Wales under water as floods hit What should I do if I'm hit by flooding? Mountains and roads hit by landslides In pictures: Storm Dennis brings flooding to Wales He said more than 800 homes and businesses had been affected. … [Read more...] about Storm Dennis: Ministers and councils hold Welsh summit