Saturday, April 30, 2011

London police arrested at least 43 people in the path of the bride and groom

Barcelona (Editorial) .- The London police have arrested 43 people Friday along the route that William and Catherine have been made from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, the chain reported Skynews. The alleged crimes committed by those arrested range from breaking the public order and manifest drunkenness, theft attendees to gun ownership.

Among those arrested is a 38-year-old accused of sexually assaulting a girl of 14 years. The security operation for the real link has cost 22.5 million euros. 5,000 police have been involved in ensuring the proper functioning of the day. ExpulsadosEntre anarchist prisoners are a group of 21 'anarchists' who allegedly tried to interfere with the outcome of the ceremony and that weeks before had threatened to "interrupt the actual link."

Two dead in southern Yemen

Two men were killed at dawn on Friday in clashes with security forces in southern Yemen, official sources have said. A gunman has killed and another was wounded in Aden by the military when he tried to throw a grenade at the hotel in the southern city, said an official of the security services. In another incident, five soldiers were wounded by a grenade thrown at several soldiers who were guarding the city's central bank.

ECUADOR - Quito to the Washington makes his own coin

The United States has decided April 7 to expel the ambassador of Ecuador, in response to a similar measure taken against the U.S. representative in Quito, after the publication of a note by Wikileaks embarrassing for Washington. "It is normal diplomatic procedures," responded the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño, hoping for an early resumption of dialogue.

The paper wonders what political and economic repercussions could be the attitude of the Ecuadorian government.

NATO says Gaddafi's forces had mined the harbor Misrata

Brussels. Naval Units .- Libyan regime of Muammar al-Gaddafi today have undermined the besieged port city Libyan Misrata, although NATO ships have begun the process of demining, said a military official of the Alliance. "Some ships, which we assume were pro-Gaddafi laid mines indiscriminately," said Brigadier Rob Weighill, head of NATO operations in Libya, in a press conference.

The operation was performed this morning by several boats, which were intercepted by NATO naval units after they had placed some mines being cleared, he added. Weighill said he had no further details about the incident, as it is very recent. However, he said it is "another attempt by the Gaddafi regime totally ignore international law to prevent humanitarian aid reaches the people of Misrata." The allied military official said the air strikes the next few days will be concentrated around the cities of Misrata, Zinta (west) and Yebra (near the Tunisian border).

Morocco does not preclude the author of Al Qaeda

The Moroccan Minister of Communication and Government Spokesman, Khalid Naciri, has ensured that they are following all leads, including Al Qaeda in the attack this past Thursday in the tourist heart of Marrakech. "The investigation continues to determine the responsibilities, but for now I warn you to take an accusing finger," added the minister.

In fact, Minister of Economy and Finance, Saladin Mezouar, wanted to emphasize that there are still, data that directly to Al Qaeda. "So far and so far, we have no certain about the origin of the act and those responsible," he said. The incident took place at the famous Café Argana, located in the Jemaa el Fna Square, declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2001.

SYRIA - The Syrian nationality granted to Kurds

President Bashar Assad issued a decree on April 7 giving citizenship to Syrian Kurds Hasaka region in north-east, pan-Arab daily reported. This measure relates to 100,000 Kurds registered as foreigners since the 1962 census. According to an opposing party Yakiti, the Kurdish Democratic Party, the Kurds continue to assert their civil, political and cultural.

He remains in the country nearly 200,000 Kurds denied Syrian nationality.

Spain to Morocco sends experts to assist in the investigation of the attack

Madrid. .- The Spanish government on Friday sent some police experts to Morocco to cooperate with the authorities of this country in the investigation of the attack yesterday against a cafe in Marrakech, briefed the executive vice president and interior minister, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba. At a press conference following the Council of Ministers, Rubalcaba has indicated that the agents went to Morocco this morning and they basically belong to the forensic and explosives expert body.

UN brutal practices of repression in Syria

The Syrian regime is using brutal practices of repression against the protests in the country, including the siege of whole cities or the interruption of food supply and electricity, today reported a high head of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The special session coincides with the Syrian opposition llamamiemto the market to take another day of protests, dubbed "Friday of Wrath", organized by various government organizations on the Internet.

UNITED STATES - Budget Vote: Obama in trouble

"Another day of intense negotiations failed to agree on the budget," the newspaper recounts. Despite the progress announced by President Obama on April 7, Republicans and Democrats have still not agreed on the end of fiscal 2011. The administration, more than 800,000 federal employees could be blocked from midnight on April 8 if no agreement is reached by then.

Obama canceled a trip this Friday to participate in the latest negotiations in Washington.

Pasqua French ex-minister acquitted of charges of arms trafficking to Angola

Paris .- The French former Minister of Interior Charles Pasqua was acquitted today in the case of arms sales to Angola in the 90's, known as "Angolagate", which at first instance had been sentenced to one year in jail. The Paris Court of Appeal reduced all the sentences imposed by the Corrections in October 2009, including the two main defendants, businessmen Pierre Falcone and Arcadi Gaydamak.

Fighting resumes between Thailand and Cambodia

The armies of Thailand and Cambodia broke the ceasefire and new battles fought today on the common border, then make way for new talks to end eight days of fighting. A Thai army spokesman reported that "the situation has calmed, but remains tense." Since hostilities began on 22 April, 16 people were killed, all soldiers on both sides Thai least one civilian, and tens of thousands have fled their homes for fear of violence, officials said.

COLUMBIA - Students protest against a proposed reform of the universities

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated on April 7 in major cities across the country against a proposed education reform. Students and teachers have denounced all measures, which should change its method of financing. The newspaper notes that trade unions have also taken advantage of this mobilization to hear other claims.

This is the largest demonstrations against the policies of President Juan Manual Santos since he took office in August 2010.

France sends police to arrest perpetrators of the attack

Paris .- France today sent a team of French police to Marrakesh to take part in the judicial investigation opened on the attack yesterday which killed 15 people and wounded at least twenty. The Foreign Ministry said today that at least two agents have moved to this research, commissioned by the prosecution yesterday in Paris at the Central Directorate of Interior Information and Anti-Terrorist Branch (SDAT).

Libya Eastern food has only just ...

With two miles of private beach and a small amusement park, the Villa Family Garyounis Benghazi used to be one of the most renowned holiday destinations of the second city of Libya. As it did each summer, the resort is now full of children that play the ball on the courts. They are the offspring of strains that have settled here looking for the holiday but to escape the fighting raging in the desert region east of Ajdabiya, 200 km from Benghazi.

KOSOVO - Atifete Jahjaga is elected president

Morocco will continue with reforms, despite the attack

Madrid .- The Moroccan government said Friday that the kingdom will not take a "step back" in the reform process to advance democracy as a result of Thursday's bombing in the heart of Marrakech. This was confirmed by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Salaheddine Mezouar, during a breakfast briefing on Friday in Madrid where he has advanced that constitutional reform is embroiled in Morocco "will surprise more than one." The economy minister has stated that the reform seeks to strengthen the Parliament and there is a real separation of powers with justice "totally independent."

At least 10 in a suicide attack in Iraq

A suicide bomber killed ten people at a Shiite mosque in Iraq, which also injured 14 others, official sources said on Friday. The attack took place on Thursday night when the terrorist detonated the explosives belt he was carrying with him in the town of Balad Rus, north of Baghdad, Muthana al-Tamimi said, members of the provincial administration.

Shortly after the attack was reported nine fatalities. The Iraqi prime minister Nouri Maliki said this week that keeps the timetable for the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops deployed in Iraq. The soldiers leave the country in late 2011.

BRAZIL - Twelve students killed by gunfire in a school

On 7 April, a young gunman opened fire in his old school in the western zone of Rio, killing 12 students and injuring 11 others before killing himself. Aged 24, Wellington de Oliveira Menezes broke into the facility at the opening of classes by pretending he was summoned to a conference with students.

Wounded by a police officer, the shooter then committed suicide. The police found his clothes in a confused letter containing religious messages.

Bradley Manning out of isolation in prison in Kansas

Washington .- The soldier Bradley Manning, accused of funneling thousands of confidential documents from the U.S. to WikiLeaks, out of the total isolation he had been subjected in the military prison at Quantico (Virginia) since it was moved last week to Fort Leavenworth ( Kansas), local media reported today.

The Army today hosted a visit to the military prison in Kansas, which Manning came after the Pentagon decided to move on the grounds that the facilities at Fort Leavenworth were more suitable for continued detention after nine months in Quantico and receive criticism solitary confinement and suicide prevention to be applied.

Superman renounces U.S. citizenship

As Obama shows off his birth certificate in Hawaii, Superman decides to 'give up' to U.S. citizenship for a good reason: "I am tired of using me as a political tool." Although we all know that Superman was born on planet Krypton (which makes him a real 'immigrant alien'), the fact is that since it was created in 1932 by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster has become one of the most representative icon in order the United States.

JAPAN - A powerful rejoinder in the northeast of the archipelago

"Four million homes without power," announced the front page the day after the very strong economic aftershock occurred in the region already struck March 11 by a giant earthquake and tsunami killer. With a magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter scale, the quake, which occurred shortly after 23 h 30 local time, killed 3 people dead and 132 injured, the newspaper reported.

It caused a small incident at the Onagawa plant, located near the epicenter. A swimming pool containing water overflowed slightly radioactive.

U.S. Viagra gives Gaddafi says his troops to rape women

New York .- The U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, said Thursday before the Security Council that troops loyal to the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, ever more committed sexual assault through the consumption of Viagra, as reported diplomatic sources. However, failed to provide any evidence to support this information.

The ambassador added that senior officers provide sexual stimulant Viagra-a-soldiers to rape women. Specifically, he cited reports that Libyan forces accused of firing at mosques and reaching children, and "deliver Viagra among its soldiers, thereby leaving and violence," said a diplomat present at the meeting.

The border between Gaza and Egypt will open soon

Egypt to permanently reopen the border with Gaza in order to ease the blockade imposed by Israel on this land. This was announced by Egyptian Foreign Minister, Nabil Arabi, the broadcaster 'Al Jazeera'. Egypt "is going to take significant steps to ease the blockade in the coming days," he said. He also wanted to clarify that his country would not accept that the Rafah border crossing set to remain locked in anymore.

SPAIN - The ECB makes it difficult for financially troubled countries

The European Central Bank (ECB) increased interest rates, the risk of "complicating the recovery of peripheral European countries," the announcement in a newspaper. Stable since 2008, rates rose from 1% to 1.25% and the ECB is likely to be followed by other central banks. This increase would make it more difficult to repay debts that states in difficulty, such as Portugal, have contracted, the newspaper said.

Morocco follows the trail of Al Qaeda in the attack in Marrakech

Washington/Marrakech/Barcelona.- The track of radical terrorism of Al Qaeda is one of the possible scenarios you work with the police and the Moroccan secret services to find the culprits who bombed yesterday in the Marrakesh Café Argana, whose explosion killed 15 people, mostly tourists and most of them French nationals.

As reported by Moroccan and French media sources in Rabat and Marrakech, the trail of Al Qaeda is one of the priority "because the terrorist attack aimed at tourist sites to gain international echo." The Moroccan Minister of Communication and Government Spokesman, Khalid Naciri, has said this morning in Rabat who are following all leads, including Al Qaeda in the attack this past Thursday in the tourist heart of Marrakech.

Begin acts of beatification of Wojtyla

Acts of the beatification of John Paul II tear on Friday. The Vatican spokesman, Federico Lombardi, explained that they move the coffin of the late Pope at the tomb of St. Peter, located in the Vatican grottoes, and later put on the altar of the Confession of St. Peter's Basilica the morning of May 1 for beatification.

The Safety Prefect of Rome, Giuseppe Pecoraro, said that the city council hopes that "at least" a million pilgrims attend the celebrations for the beatification of John Paul II, beginning April 30 and end on May 2. On Saturday 30 April, the diocese of Rome has organized a prayer vigil at the Circus Maximus will begin at 20 am and end at 22 at night.

EUROPE - Open conflict between Paris and Rome on immigration

"Immigrants: Paris-Rome war," as the Rome daily. On 7 April, the Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni has announced that Rome would grant temporary residence permits valid in the Schengen area for migrants arrived en masse in Italy since January, mainly from Tunisia. The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has signed in the wake of the decree establishing these permits.

France "rejects" migrants, the newspaper said, while Paris has indicated it would refuse to undergo a wave of immigration from Italy. The Interior Minister, Claude Gueant, threatened to "bring back" on the Italian territory migrants who do not meet the conditions for entry into the French territory.

The displaced Cambodians have health problems due to lack drinking water

Samrong (Cambodia) .- Tens of thousands of Cambodians displaced by the conflict with Thailand on the border begin to suffer health problems from lack of hygiene and clean water, health officials warned today. In the Cambodian village of Samrong, 30 kilometers from the border temple of Ta Moan and Ta Krabei About 36,000 people take shelter in makeshift settlements in pagodas and schools since the fighting began a week ago.

Marrakesh attack trying to solve mysteries

The U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has strongly condemned the terrorist attack "cowardly" against a tourist café Jemaah el Fna square in Marrakesh, Morocco, that killed 16 people. The U.S. Embassy staff is working with the Moroccan authorities for additional information on the attack. "The United States offers its full assistance to the Moroccan government as they investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice," he added.

European institutions - in the jungle lobbies

The recent scandal involving MEPs who were bribed by journalists posing as lobbyists has lifted the veil on the often strife between the representatives of interest groups and European institutions, the daily România Bucharest liberă .

Debut and green in the land skid car

The change of Baden-Württemberg, the state farm-German model that shook the last elections, due to the effect Fukushima, 60 years of conservative rule, is slow, quiet and will chaired by social consensus. This was announced by the coalition agreement between the Greens and Social Democrats (SPD) released Wednesday.

For the first time are the Greens, not the SPD, the leaders of marriage, with an environmental president, Winfried Kretschmann, who will be sworn in on May 12. Kretschmann, a teacher of 62 years, is a conservative confidence: ex-Maoist in 68, a practicing Catholic now, neoliberal economics and member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

U.S. reports that Gaddafi gives his soldiers viagra

The regime of Muammar viagra Gadafidi distributed among his soldiers to encourage violations of Libyan women, as has denounced the United States through its Ambassador Susan Rice at a meeting of the Security Council of the UN. Rice did not disclose the sources from which comes this statement, but another diplomat present at the meeting explained that the U.S.

representative intended to illustrate the fact that the international coalition "faces an unusual adversary who commit reprehensible acts." This has been the country's response to U.S. claims of Russia and other Council members who believe that France, UK, U.S. and other allies present in the Libyan air strike are exceeding the decision of the UN establishing an air exclusion zone in the country and "all necessary measures to protect civilians." "We are concerned by the escalation of violence in the Libyan military conflict which causes more and more civilian casualties," said Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitali Tchourkine.

Hundreds of Syrians flee Lebanon for the violence of the regime

Beirut. .- Some 700 Syrians, mostly women, children and elderly, have arrived in Lebanon late on fleeing the violence in Syria for the police crackdown on the protests, said Tuesday Lebanese media. The influx of refugees from Syria began a slow night, but intensified this morning after 08.00 local time (05.00 GMT) through unofficial border crossings.

The radio station "Voice of Free Lebanon," said that most Syrians entered Lebanon have come from Deraa, in southern Syria, and Duma, on the outskirts of Damascus. A municipal official, Ali Said, mayor of the town of Mukayble, located in the border region of Wadi Khaled, confirmed that most people who come are women and children.

Alabama Tornadoes sweep: At least 300 dead

The death toll from storms and tornadoes that struck on Wednesday night and Thursday morning the southern United States increased to 306, of which about 204 were killed only in the state of Alabama, reported local media. President Barack Obama called the loss of lives of "heartbreaking" and damage to homes and businesses as "nothing short of catastrophic." He promised a strong federal aid for reconstruction and Friday to visit affected areas of Alabama.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Israel warned that the alliance between Hamas and Fatah the West Bank can take

Jerusalem .- The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said today that the recent reconciliation reached between Hamas and Fatah may lead the Islamist movement to gain control of the West Bank. This was stated in an interview with radio station Galei IDF Israeli army, which said efforts to end the Palestinian political division are the result of fear of Hamas, whose political bureau based in Damascus, that the collapse of the Syrian regime.

New demonstrations in Syria

Social networks return to action against the regimes in the Middle East. On this occasion, the "young of the Syrian revolution" have called on Thursday, through Facebook, to get back out on the streets to demonstrate against Bashar Assad, in solidarity with the city of Dera, where protests began mid-March.

"Friday the cholera, April 29 in solidarity with Deraa" can be read on his Facebook page. "To all the youth of the revolution, tomorrow we will be in all places, in all the streets near (...), we all claim their besieged cities and we will join our brothers in Deraa. This is the message that the militants have left written on Thursday.

FUTURE - Harder will be the path to reconciliation

Côte d'Ivoire has offered the world a unique example: that of a legitimate head of state elected by his constituents who is forced to couple his election victory in a military victory to finally govern. Govern, yes, that's the word, but govern what country? Govern an Ivory Coast devastated by instability for many years and which will leave a pernicious identity conflict.

This means that, if it became effective after the big parenthesis blood reopened for four months and we hope it closes soon and forever, the power Ouattara will be another war to win: that of national reconciliation , which is by far the hardest to take. Why reconciliation Ivorians Will it imperative after serious disturbances in recent weeks? Because it will affect and concern one of the key links in the chain of stability in the country, namely the armed forces, police and gendarmerie.

Gaddafi attacks could have killed 30,000 Libyans

Washington .- The U.S. Government. UU. believes that it is difficult to estimate the number of civilians who have died in Libya since Muammar Gaddafi launched its bloody military campaign against the rebels, but felt that there could be 30,000 dead. The U.S. ambassador. UU. in Tripoli, Gene Cretz, located in Washington since the State Department suspended the operations of its representation in Libya, told reporters it was "very difficult" to determine how many have been killed so far by the attacks by forces loyal Gaddafi against the rebels.

Nigeria closes the chapter elections

Nigeria election closes his chapter with the satisfaction of having held an election for governor "peaceful" and "held in a professional manner," according to the Nigerian Electoral Commission, although the event has been marked by low turnout, fueled by voter fatigue after three electoral events in less than a month, and the theft of ballots in some states.

According to the first data began to emerge after the elections last Tuesday, the hegemonic Democratic Party (PDP) would have kept the baton in at least seven states and so maintain its power, even in the north, although there would lost at least two governors, a very powerful figure with great influence on the federated Nigeria.

SYRIA - The country is ripe for democracy

Deraa Why? Observers are wondering since the beginning, March 13, revolt in this town in south-eastern Syria. What specific economic or social unrest explain this sudden? The city has no political overtones, nor were militant past, and the Muslim Brotherhood are not very present. The various communities that make up its population have never had any specific demands.

The incident that set fire to the powder is that a group of students armed with chalk and wrote anti-government slogans on the outside walls of their establishment. Security forces have struck teenagers to stop them and take them to Damascus. Families are then gathered in the main mosque in the city to discuss the matter, but armed men attacked them by firing in all directions.

Rebel leader dies in Ivory Coast who helped defeat Ouattara Gbagbo

Abidjan .- The leader of a militia in Ivory Coast who helped the president Alassane Ouattara to beat his rivalLaurent Gbagbo has died in a battle that took place on Wednesday after his men would not accept the president's order to disarm. Ouattara came to power after a disputed election, and after his opponent Laurent Gbagbo, who refused to leave the government, was arrested in mid-April.

"I can confirm that Ibrahim Coulibaly had been killed during a battle that took place on Wednesday," said a Defense Ministry spokesman, Captain Alla Kouakou. Known as "IB", Coulibaly was a senior commander of the rebels in the rebellion that erupted in 2002 in the country. And he led the rebel until his leadership was discussed by the current Prime Minister Ouattara, Guillaume Soro.

Hamas and Fatah: a marriage of convenience

It is an agreement in principle but may also be the beginning of the new Palestinian course if your firm leadership finally reconciliation. Egypt has been announced and the leaders have put their signature on an "understanding" but have yet to solve complex issues such as security control in Gaza, dominated by the Islamist Hamas and the West Bank where they patrol the nationalist Fatah forces trained by U.S..

PERU - Land of twists election

The electoral outcome is a high-risk sport in Peru. But it is difficult for a political commentator does not give in to temptation. Today, the only certainty in this presidential election is that there will be a second round and that no fewer than five candidates are likely to be included. It can happen in a week's election in Peru this happens in a year in Chile and a century in Switzerland, as I say in jest, these days, in my television program.

A military court sentenced to death in Bahrain

A military court of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in a state of emergency from March 15 to confront the massive social protests demanding democratic reforms, has condemned this morning to four Shiite demonstrators to death and three others to life in prison accused of the premeditated murder of two police officers who took part in the repression of the protests, reported the Bahraini state agency.

UNITED STATES - The mixing is needed in the Deep South

Hattiesburg (Mississippi) Here in the Deep South, has been respected for generations the taboo on interracial love. There are fewer than forty-five years, marriage between blacks and whites was illegal and, even after the lifting of the ban, he stayed very long frowned upon. That's why Jeffrey Norwood coach college basketball, hesitated before responding to a tempting job offer.

At the time, Jeffrey Norwood, who is black, was dating a white Métisse Asia. "You will settle in southern Mississippi?" Asked his father in a skeptical tone, remembering the days when just being seen with a woman of another race was run at a Black is deadly. "You're sure?" But after several visits to Hattiesburg, Jeffrey Norwood said he was reassured by what he had seen, namely a growing diversity.

200 members of the party resigned Assad in Syria for the harsh repression in Deraa

Amman (Editorial / Agencies) .- Two hundred members of the ruling Syrian Baath Deraa province and surrounding regions resigned Wednesday in protest against an attack by security forces in the city in the south. "In view of the negative position adopted by the leadership of the Arab Socialist Baath Party before the events in Syria and Deraa, and after the death of hundreds and thousands of injuries at the hands of various security forces, we present our collective resignation," said in a signed statement, reports EFE.

The bloody carpet William and Kate

"The red carpet wedding at risk of becoming bloody." This was sentenced Labour MP Denis MacShane to the Special Envoy THE WORLD, Ana Romero. "It seems bizarre that a representative of Syria, a state that is killing its citizens with tanks, can sit in Westminster Abbey," concluded the former minister for Europe.

MacSchane The statement formalises the discomfort begins to emerge within and outside the United Kingdom and the existence of so-called 'guest tyrants' in tomorrow's wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. From 10:00 to 0:00, at Westminster Abbey, will parade down the red carpet a total of 1,900 guests.

Dennis Tito: the first space tourist

Space billionaire lover. With these data had many ballots Dennis Tito to become the first space tourist. He fulfilled his dream on April 28, 2001 after paying (or not) astronomical amount of money for a ticket to board the Soyuz for one week. It was not easy to get to that moment. The two major powers in space, the United States and Russia, lived a particular Cold War Space: NASA apparently opposed to the trip for safety reasons but the Russian space tourists saw a way to cover the decimated economy in the sector space.

Seven killed in an accident in Bordeaux

Seven people died in the early hours of Thursday when a minibus hit a truck had overturned on the A10 motorway north of Bordeaux (southwest France). The prefecture (delegation of the Government) of the Gironde department said the accident occurred shortly after midnight at the height of the town of Marcillac and that the dead were the driver of the truck and the six occupants of the minibus, who apparently came the region of Paris and headed south.

Obama declares state of emergency in Alabama by heavy storms

Birmingham (USA) (Writing / Agencies) .- At least 45 people were killed Wednesday in Alabama (southeastern United States) as a result of the storms and tornadoes, as confirmed Yasamie August, spokesman for the Agency Management State Disaster (EMA for short in English). The U.S. president, Barack Obama, has declared a state of emergency in Alabama and has ordered the dispatch of help from federal agencies.

Will place the Arab League summit this year?

Even before the political earthquake that shook the Middle East, the conclusion of the annual summit of the Arab League, scheduled for mid-March in Baghdad, was doubted by many. The reason was the threat of extremist groups to disrupt the event pump base, a prospect that made it unappealing to the Arab leaders in themselves tend not to unnecessary risks, to fly to Baghdad.

But after the Arab spring that is changing the regional composition irreversibly, the meeting seems impossible. One good reason is that, even if it occurred, would lack a quorum for taking any decision. But the differences among Arab countries at the expense of popular revolutions that have aggravated sectarian differences of the two large blocks (Sunni and Shi'a) are the most complicated the meeting.

LIGHT OF MALAYSIA - Never say never

In 2010, liberals around the world (including myself) were alarmed to see democracy back everywhere. While Europe and the United States began their decline, the emergence of China seemed to herald an era of authoritarianism. Well, 2011 has reversed the trend. Suddenly, democracy, with all its irrationality and madness is back in vogue literally spreads like wildfire: the immolation of a young man in Tunisia was enough to trigger events and regime shifts in throughout the Arab world.

A bottle with the blood of John Paul II, taken before his death, will be displayed during her beatification

The pilgrims who attend this Sunday for the beatification of John Paul Iino can see the remains embalmed, contrary to what is usual in these cases, as the coffin is closed. But the Vatican itself has decided to offer the faithful the chance to venerate the blood of the beloved Polish Pope. The Holy See, meticulous, declined to give precise details of "the relic to be exposed for veneration." It will be a "small bottle of blood, inserted in a precious reliquary." The art piece was created by sculptor Carlo Balljana, commissioned by the Office of Papal Liturgical Celebrations.

The Security Council met again by turmoil in Syria

New York. .- The Council of the UN Security met today to learn about the situation in Syria and the significance of the protests against the regime of Bashar al-Assad for the Middle East. The body met behind closed doors with Deputy Secretary-General Lynn Pascoe. For now, it is unclear whether the Council will issue a joint statement after the meeting.

For the moment runs a statement promoted by Germany and three other European countries-France, Britain and Portugal, in the Council in condemning the Syrian government for its violent action against the protesters in the country and calls for immediate end of all attacks on civilians. For its part, Russia and China have veto power, and Lebanon, disagrees.

Already more than 1,300 million Chinese

More and more Chinese in China. The last census conducted by the authorities of the People's Republic figure the amount by 1.339 million. While some demographers estimated that the increase would come to 1,400, the official figure exceeds last count, conducted in 2000, which provided a total of 1.256 million.

Apart from this increase of 5.9%, yielding an average annual growth rate of 0.57%, the census also states that the country is aging. The 13.26% of the population is over 60 years, an increase of 2.93 percentage points over the past decade. Of this proportion, 8.87% had exceeded the barrier of 65.

City of God, the reality has changed

"I just want to be happy. Walk quietly in the favela where I was born. And to be proud and be aware that the poor have their place." The verses sung by rappers and Doca Cidinho Brazilians in the 90's, have become reality. The City of God, the neighborhood since the 60's were the hideouts of bandits who made the drug trade in the region, today is a slum that has received a lot of police officers to provide security to all, by the state government.

Debussy: the tower of Babel of religions

Located a few miles from Disneyland Paris, it would, a priori, its main claim. His name does not attract attention. His visit, either. Bussy Saint Georges is, at first glance, a bedroom over the suburbs of Paris. Appearances aside, this small city is much more: it is a rare pearl, a housing experiment unique in Europe.

An example of coexistence for France and for the world. In Bussy is going to raise the tower of Babel of religions. In this city of reconciliation Jews and Christians, Buddhists and Muslims live together in peace and harmony. Soon they will also recite, but to different gods within the same space.

Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of Yemen - People

"It's your free, 95% of Yemenis support me." The country's strongman, in power for thirty-two, is for the opposition, which since January, organizes events antigovernment. Clashes between protesters and security forces have already caused several deaths and hundreds injured.

Fatah and Hamas agree to form a unity government and hold elections in Palestine

Jerusalem. .- The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) call elections within a year, under the understanding reached today in Cairo between the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas, Efe said Dimitri Diliani, a member of the Revolutionary Council of Fatah . Diliani said that the elections will be prepared by an executive unit of "technocrats" who "will be formed as soon as agreement on the names" that comprise it.

200 members of the party resigned Assad in Syria

Two hundred members of the ruling Syrian Baath Deraa province and surrounding regions resigned Wednesday in protest against an attack by security forces in the city in the south. "In view of the negative position adopted by the leadership of the Arab Socialist Baath Party before the events in Syria and Deraa, and after the death of hundreds and thousands of injuries at the hands of various security forces, we present our collective resignation," said in a signed statement.

Muhterem Aras, elected German Green - Convinced

"A waste of time." After the repeated statements by the Interior Minister, Hans-Peter Friedrich, on "Islam [which] is not part of Germany," she suggested bury the German Conference on Islam organized under the auspices of the Minister.

Supporters of gun down a gear Saleh in Sanaa, killing five people

Taiz. .- At least five protesters were killed and dozens wounded in an attack by supporters of the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana'a against the march, according to medical sources and witnesses. The sources told Efe that Saleh's supporters fired guns "Kalashnikov" against thousands of protesters near the headquarters of state television, where they arrived to protest the "lies" spread.

The UN wants to improve the human rights Sahara

The Security Council of the UN has recognized this Wednesday the "importance of improving the situation of Human Rights in Western Sahara, but also in refugee camps in Tindouf (Algeria) with the unanimous adoption of a resolution by first time explicitly mentioned fundamental freedoms, without euphemisms.

The resolution renews for another year, until April 30, 2012, the mandate of UN mission in Western Sahara, MINURSO, which will not be empowered to monitor the respect of human rights in the area, as demanded year after year organizations in defense of fundamental freedoms. However, the text urges the parties to cooperate with the international community to set up "independent and credible measures to ensure respect for human rights." The resolution welcomes the establishment in Morocco of a National Human Rights Council, with a section on the Western Sahara and its commitment to allow access to the territory of the Human Rights Council of the UN.

Barack Obama President of the United States - Engaged

"I am no longer so young, I have more gray hair and bags under the eyes, but I've always the sacred fire." He has officially declared its readiness to stand for president in 2012.

NATO will send in Benghazi to strengthen contacts with rebels

Brussels. .- The Atlantic Alliance agreed today to permanently send a political representative of the rebel stronghold Libya, Benghazi, in order to strengthen its contacts with the opposition to the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. "The allies have agreed the principles for establishing a contact point in Benghazi," Efe said organization spokeswoman Carmen Romero, who explained that the objective of the measure is to improve communication between NATO and the National Transitional Council ( CNT).

War maps in the Buddhist paradise

The struggle waged Shiva and Arjuna in the eleventh century played a lintel of Hindu temple of Preah Vihear is on track to moving to the border, so vague as flammable, between Thailand and Cambodia. In less than a week have killed six soldiers of the Army of Bangkok, seven of Phnom Penh and a local farmer, the first civilian casualty of combat that seem to gain in intensity at times.

Some 55,000 people have already been displaced from their homes and lands. "We are now fighting to recur not only in the area of Preah Vihear, but also in some parts of the western area of the border. We do not know what this evolution will continue. Of course, does not look good" comments on the situation Juan Manuel Lopez Nadal, Spain's ambassador in Bangkok between 2004 and 2009.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Reiner Haseloff, German Christian Democrat - Expert

"The German woman is not complicated," says the new Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt. "With his experience of dictatorship, it has other priorities. She does not spend hours talking about the various species of organic meat. For her, there's meat there are none. "

General Petraeus Obama appoint new director of the CIA

Washington, April 27 - U.S. President, Barack Obama, restructured its security team and will now head up the CIA, Leon Panetta, the new Secretary of Defense, as anticipated U.S. ABC television today. As the new head of the CIA's planned four-star Gen. David Petraeus, now head of NATO operations in Afghanistan.

According to U.S. media, Obama will announce changes on Thursday, which, however, must be confirmed by the Senate. The current defense secretary, Robert Gates, 67, also held that post under President George W. Bush. Always made it clear he wanted to retire this year. Petraeus as a possible successor in Afghanistan sounds far number two in the Central Command, Lt.

A letter for you in Afghanistan

Canadian troops implemented a new tactic to fight the Taliban. They get letters peculiar to the civilian population. So try to win the support of people in the Panjwai district in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, considered the birthplace of the Taliban in the country.