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Japan | 70,000 protest U.S. base plan in honor of late Okinawa governor

On August 11 a massive crowd gathered in Okinawa to protest the government’s controversial plan to relocate a contentious U.S. air base to another part of the prefecture.

Some 70,000 people took part in the rally at a park in Okinawa’s capital Naha, where they adopted a resolution urging the central government to abandon the plan to transfer U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from densely populated Ginowan to the coastal area of Henoko in Nago, according to an organizer.

At the start of the gathering, the participants offered a silent prayer to late Gov. Takeshi Onaga, who died of cancer Wednesday in the midst of his anti-base campaign.

Ukraine | Kiev controlled troops increase shelling of Donetsk republic

According to Donetsk news agency the military forces of Kiev regime have increased their activity in East Ukraine and numerously shell the territory under Donetsk People’s Republic control. On August 14 head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination Ruslan Yakubov said Ukrainian army units shelled Yasinovataya with mortars on Tuesday morning.

Finland | One-third would back Finland’s Nato membership on President’s say-so

A new poll by Lännen Media suggests that a third of Finns would support Finland’s membership in Nato if President Sauli Niinistö endorsed it.

Supporters of the Swedish People’s Party – 72 percent of them – were the most positive about Finland joining the US-led military alliance, together with Blue Reform and National Coalition Party voters.

Ukraine | Ukrainian pro-Soviet activist was found hanged

On August 4 the former head of the organization of scouts “Galytska Rus” Kirill Arbatov was found hanged in the Transcarpathian region of the Western Ukraine. The body of Arbatov was found by his neighbor. At the moment, the police opened a criminal case for suicide. However, investigators do not exclude that Arbatov could be killed.

US to enforce sanctions against Iran

The U.S. will enforce sanctions against Iran on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Addressing reporters aboard his plane headed back to Washington from his Asia visit, Pompeo said: “The United States is going to enforce these sanctions.”