Top EU Leaders Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Treaty of Rome.

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líderes de la UE posan para una foto de familia durante una reunión con motivo del 60 aniversario de theTreaty de Roma, en Roma, Italia 25 de marzo de, 2017.

We have to remain united,” the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker told the press upon arriving at the meeting.

The leaders of 27 European Union member states on Saturday gathered in the Italian capital to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the bloc’s foundational Treaty of Rome.

With no representative from the United Kingdom, which is set to leave the EU following a referendum, the dignitaries were received at the Campidoglio, site of Rome’s city hall, by host Paolo Gentiloni, Italy’s prime minister.

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250 Refugees Feared Drowned off Libyan Coast.

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Refugees stranded off the coast of Libya swim for a rescue ship. Oct. 2016.

(Their) lives have been swallowed by the Mediterranean mass grave and the shame of the policies that allow it to happen,” said a rescue organization.

An estimated 250 refugees fleeing war and impoverishment are feared to have drowned on Thursday trying to cross the Mediterranean in the hopes of seeking asylum in Europe, an aid organization reported.

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On Thursday, Proactiva Open Arms — a Spanish NGO dedicated to providing rescue services to the thousands of refugees forced to make the dangerous crossing — reported that they discovered two capsized boats off the coast of Libya, each with a capacity of over 100 people.

“There is news we would rather not give. There are days when we confront death, not life. Today is one of them,” the group said in a statement, adding they had recovered five bodies.

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US-Israeli Teen Arrested for Bomb Threats on US Jewish Centers.

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U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel for making bomb threats against Jewish centres in the United States, Australia and New Zealand over the past three months.

“In a short time, a large number of Jews are going to be slaughtered … There’s going to be a bloodbath,” said a message in one of the bomb threats.

A teen with both Israeli and U.S. citizenship was arrested Thursday by Israeli national police for making a number of bomb threats to Jewish institutions worldwide.

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The 18-year old, living in Israel for the past few years and using anonymizer software to cover his tracks, first made threats to a Jewish institution in New Zealand back in 2016, then to one in Australia, and finally, most recently to 16 Jewish centers in nine U.S. states in the United States. The teen also made a bomb threat to Delta Airlines, forcing it to make an early landing.

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US Bombs School Shelter in Syria Killing 33 Civilians.

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Aftermath of a U.S. bombing of a Mosque in Aleppo Province, Syria which killed 40 civilians. March 16, 2017

“Most of these people had taken shelter in this building from the fighting and the planes. They were hiding for their lives,” said one witness.

Reports emerged Wednesday that U.S. planes bombed a school sheltering displaced civilians just west of the Syrian town of Raqqa, killing an estimated 33 civilians.

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Amid US Blockade, Cuba Opens Robotic Surgery Center.

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Cuban surgeons performing an operation at Havana

The current U.S. blockade against Cuba prevents the socialist country from buying necessary robotic surgery equipment.

Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health announced Wednesday the opening of a professional training center for the use of robotics in medical treatment.

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Critical water issues analyzed.

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Opening yesterday, March 21, was the 2nd International Convention Cubagua 2017, in Havana’s Convention Center, a promising opportunity for scientific exchange and exhibits highlighting the efficient, productive use of water.

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U.S. blockade of Cuba violates international law.

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Participants in a colloquium on current affairs in Cuba denounce U.S. policy, noting that fines for a total of 14 billion dollars have been levied on international banks and companies for alleged violations of blockade regulations

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US Expert Praises Cuban Transplant Program.

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HAVANA.- (ACN) US Professor of the University of California in Los Angeles, Dr. Gabriel Danovitch expressed on Thursday in Havana that Cuba should be proud of its commendable results in kidney transplants despite the effects of Washington’s economic blockade.

The Nephrologist told ACN that the island’s achievements is the costly procedure but it is free for the population on the Caribbean nation and thanks to the altruism of the donors and families.

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