Hawaiian protesters reject telescope project but state vows to proceed Jul 19, 2019 0 1631 12345 WASHINGTON: Protesters led by a group of native Hawaiian elders delayed the start of construction on Wednesday for a giant new telescope atop Hawaii’s tallest mountain, but state officials began making arrests and vowed the project would ultimately proceed.Demonstrators formed a human blockade for a third straight day of an access road leading to an area they consider sacred ground at the summit of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island and site of the planned $1.4 billion observatory.Astronomers consider the Mauna Kea summit, already dotted with telescopes, one of the world’s best places for viewing the cosmos. Native Hawaiians say the project will disturb holy ground crucial to their connection with ancestors and the heavens. (REUTERS) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES EU interior ministers fail to agree on migrant rescue plan Jul 19, 2019 0 237 British lawmakers back legal move to block no-deal Brexit Jul 19, 2019 0 237 Trump distances himself from ‘send her back’ chants at rally Jul 19, 2019 0 513 Poland probes Russian-made FaceApp behind viral ‘aged selfies’ over security risks Warsaw: Poland said on Thursday it was looking into the potential security risks of using a Russian-made face-editing app that has triggered a viral social media trend where users post ‘aged selfies’. The EU country’s .. Ukraine agrees prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists KIEV: Ukraine and Russia have agreed a prisoner swap expected to involve a total of 277 people taken captive in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, a senior Ukrainian official said on Thursday. Roman Bezsmertny said Kiev .. Paris orders schools near Notre-Dame cleaned over lead fears Paris: Local authorities in Paris have ordered a “deep clean” at schools around the fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral, a city official said on Thursday, following a media report claiming the extent of contamination .. Argentina brands Hezbollah terrorist organisation, freezes assets BUENOS AIRES: Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organisation on Thursday and ordered the freezing of the Lebanese Islamist group’s assets in the .. We don’t want a hard Brexit, says incoming EU chief REUTERS BERLIN The future head of the European Commission said she would be minded to grant Britain an extension to talks on its exit from the EU if London gave good grounds, adding that an orderly departure was important to .. Johnson kicks up a stink with Brexit fish tale London: Brandishing a kipper at a packed campaign event, Boris Johnson railed against EU red tape he said was punishing the producer of the smoked fish, only to be accused by Brussels on Thursday of “fake news”. Johnson ..