Thursday, June 30, 2011

Freed two French journalists kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2009

The French journalists Hervé Ghesquière and Taponier Stéphane and his interpreter Reza Din, who had been kidnapped on December 30, 2009 in Afghanistan have been released, as reported by the Elysee Palace on Wednesday in a statement. The French public television, for which they worked, also confirmed the release.

Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese President accused of genocide, in China

The President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, claimed by the International Criminal elTribunal Hague for war crimes ygenocidio, met with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao, an encounter that ended with the signing of several agreements of economic and China's technological North African country. The agreements, which included Chinese loans for the development of infrastructure and equipment  were signed at a ceremony after the meeting between Hu and al-Bashir at the Great Hall of the People.

Israeli Defense Minister believes unjustified the flotilla to Gaza

The Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak, believes the Freedom Flotilla II is a simple provocation. "The evidence is clear. There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza," stressed the minister, quoted by Haaretz. "If the organizers of the Gaza flotilla were sensitive to human suffering, redirecting their efforts to the immediate release of Gilad Shalit," he added in reference to the Israeli soldier captured by insurgents gazacíes five years ago.

Chavez and Fidel Castro in apparent good health

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez and Cuban leader Fidel Castro are in apparent good health, according to a videotape aired tonight by the state broadcaster VTV. The images were taken "this morning," said Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Andres Izarra, and they both appear with sports clothing in a garden, chatting and reading today's edition of the official daily Granma.

At least 43 killed in clashes between the Yemeni army and Al Qaeda

At least 43 people died on Wednesday at the outskirts of the coastal city of Zinyibar in southern Yemen, in a clash between the Yemeni army and Al Qaeda, according to military sources reported. In battle, 26 soldiers and 17 Islamist militants were killed in the vicinity of Al Wihda sports stadium, where it is based on a military brigade, when members of the terrorist tried to storm the place.

The North Korean government threatens its southern neighbor with a holy war

In the conflict with South Korea, the communist North Korea on Wednesday again raised the pitch and threatened a "holy war" for a few slogans that have been hanging on the Korean border. State media in the communist regime in Pyongyang accused the border units of the South Korean armed forces of offending the "army, honor system" of North Korea with slogans visible anticoreanos that has hung.

Hackers access personal data of U.S. military and government officials

Hackers have been reported to access the database of the Gannett media company for information about subscribers to publications usually followed by military and government officials from the United States . Gannett reported to subscribers via email that he had discovered a breakthrough in their system this month.

He also gave part of the situation through his website. Hackers gained access to names, passwords and email addresses of subscribers. In addition, other data obtained from some readers who work for the Armed Forces. Among those affected are subscribers of the publication 'Defense News' and other targeted to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

The junta says the clashes in Tahrir respond to an organized plan

The Egyptian military forces on Wednesday condemned the clashes between protesters and police last night in Tahrir Square to have resumed this morning and said there was "an organized plan" to cause tension between revolutionaries and the security institutions. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said in a statement posted on his Facebook page that clashes with the sole aim of destabilizing the country according to a plan that uses "the blood of martyrs" of the revolution that began January 25 and ended on February 11 with the resignation of Hosni Mubarak to the presidency.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Brussels presses for Greece: the austerity plan is the only alternative to bankruptcy

The only way to avoid bankruptcy Greece's parliament to approve this week the austerity plan submitted by the Government because there is no plan B, insisted today the European Commission (EC). "I am confident that Greece's political leaders are fully aware of their responsibility to avoid bankruptcy," said Economic Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said in a statement.

The Greek Parliament on Monday began debate on the new austerity measures proposed by the Government, with uncertainty about whether they will be adopted following the defections in the ranks of the growing socialist and social pressure. It depends on the delivery of a fifth tranche of aid to 12,000 million euros to pay salaries and pensions in July.

What happens if the Greek Parliament rejects the cuts?

The Parliament of Greece debate until Wednesday morning that the vote will produce the new adjustment plan must pass in order to unlock the fifth tranche of the loan rescue, and pave the way for a second rescue, reports As of July 18, the coffers of Greece are empty without the possibility to meet their financial commitments.

Entail financial costs only 6850 million. So are the keys to 12,000 million from the IMF. Without that money,  Greece fall into default. Approval of the new adjustment plan in the Greek Parliament should be a formality once the president, George Papandreou last week saved the vote of confidence.

A collision between a truck and a bus leaves 15 dead in Paraguay

At least fifteen people were killed Tuesday and another fourteen were injured as a result of a collision between a heavy truck and a bus occurred in Ypacaraí, a municipality on the outskirts of Asuncion, authorities said. The accident occurred at km 44, Route 2, connecting the capital Paraguayan Ciudad del Este, 330 kilometers east of Asuncion.

The radioactive contamination to a group of people in Fukushima

Researchers at the Institute of Radiation Medicine Biological and Hiroshima University have detected radiation in a group of 15 residents of Fukushima prefecture, site of the nuclear power plant in an accident that broke out following the earthquake and March 11 tsunamidel. All participants, aged between 4 and 77, showed abnormal levels of radioactive cesium in the two tests that were submitted.

Russia will leave this night without electricity to Belarus for nonpayment

The Russian export monopoly today announced that it suspended from midnight electricity supplies to Belarus and because it has not received from the Belarussian company Belenergo payment for that service.

Socialist Martine Aubry announced his candidacy for the 2012 presidential

The French Socialist leader, Martine Aubry, announced Tuesday his intention to Lille to the 2012 presidential election against the current president, Nicolas Sarkozy.

Kabul suicide bomber attacked the hotel of Westerners. Battle in the night

The Intercontinental, the largest hotel in Kabul, was attacked Tuesday evening around 23 from an unknown number of Taliban killed or wounded, according to preliminary information of the media, at least a dozen people, including a Canadian diplomat, but it is feared a massacre. Local broadcaster said that the Taliban are opposing a "stiff resistance" to the Afghan security forces.

"Charlene wanted to get away from Albert" The Principality: "The Express has lied '

"The bride wanted to escape." "And 'only journalistic invention." Q & A between the French weekly l'Express and the authorities of the Principality of Monaco on an alleged crisis between Albert II of Monaco and girlfriend Charlene Wittstock to marry on July 2.

Grimaldi Palace has categorically denied rumors of an attempted escape of the former South African swimmer, just days before the fateful yes, as reported by the French weekly l'Express on its website.  "A few days after the wedding ceremony of His Royal Highness Prince Albert with Charlene Wittstock, the Palais Princier formally denies the allegations appeared lying on the Express site," according to a note of the press office of the Palazzo Grimaldi.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The head of the FAO says that food prices will remain high for years

The newly elected head of the UN agency for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Brazilian José Graziano da Silva, said on Monday he expected the high prices of food last several years and cause problems for importing countries . "This is not a temporary imbalance (...) Until we have a more stable financial situation worldwide, the raw material prices will reflect that," said Graziano da Silva, newly elected director general of FAO, in a press conference.

Netanyahu ordered special treatment for journalists in the flotilla headed for Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered all agencies to prepare for the arrival of the next flotilla to Gaza to give "special treatment" for foreign journalists after the threats uttered on Sunday the head of the Office Press of Israel. According to a statement from the prime minister, when he learned of the warnings the Government Press Office (GPO) had made to foreign journalists who thought joining the fleet, "ordered that they are not normal to apply the policy applies anyone who enters Israel illegally.

The ICC issued an international arrest warrant against Gaddafi and his family members

The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today ordered the arrest of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, his second son, Saif al Islam, and his brother Abdullah al Senusi, who is also chief regime's military intelligence. In a public hearing, the judges of the ICC's first Preliminary explained that the prosecution has presented enough evidence to issue arrest warrant for Gadhafi and his immediate environment, accused of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Libya from last February during riots in the North African country.

The Chinese Communist Party celebrates 90 years

The inauguration of the high-speed train between Beijing and Shanghai, the bridge opening on the world's longest sea and other great pomp this week will mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which governs the formation second world economy for 61 years.

CCP founded on July 1, 1921 in the French Concession in Shanghai, in a clandestine meeting to evade the pursuit of the Kuomintang Nationalist Party.

The Greek Parliament votes the new program of austerity and cuts in social

Greece's parliament is scheduled to begin today a three-day debate on the new austerity program to be approved on Wednesday to continue receiving foreign aid and avoid bankruptcy. The new measures will be processed and discussed by the 300 deputies of the Chamber, in which most of the opponents have announced they will vote against the proposals of the government of Prime Minister George Papandreou.

France spends 1,000 million euro in its nuclear energy program

French President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed that France has invested 1,000 million euros in the future of nuclear energy, especially in the fourth generation reactors and nuclear safety. This is part of the plan of 35,000 million euros to revive the French economy presented in 2009 with the name of "future investment".

U.S. spending on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan more than NASA budget

The wars in general are expensive, but are even worse in places with high temperatures, such as Afghanistan or Iraq. U.S. spent annually the exorbitant amount of 20,200 million dollars a year in air conditioning to alleviate the stifling of its troops in those two countries. To understand, this is more than the NASA budget.

This is due to the high cost of transporting the fuel to operate U.S. military bases located in some of the most isolated places in the world, according to NPR assured the retired Brigadier General Steven Anderson, former head of logistics Patreaus general in Iraq. In fact, the transport of fuel to the base is almost an Odyssey.

A German island will split in two divided by popular vote

The majority of the 1,300 residents of the small German island of Helgoland, located in the North Sea, have opted to maintain their current territory and grow it artificially to join the two parts into which was divided after a storm in 1720 plunged the isthmus that linked them. According to figures announced today, 54.7% of participants in a referendum held on Sunday between the Islanders chose to keep their division and reject a project to gain land from the sea and increasing the attraction of Helgoland.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A group of hackers leaks Blair's personal data

A group of hackers has leaked personal data of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, among which are names, addresses and phone numbers of contacts, via Twitter, as reported Saturday by the British newspaper The Telegraph. The document also included several members contact and Booths Blairs and the maiden name of Blair's wife, Cherie.

Next to the document, which had all these data, there was a note stating that "the information in this article was obtained in December 2010. We still have access to the webmail server. The phone numbers may have changed but all information is 100% legal. " has reported that a member of the hacker group known as Poison Team Trick Twitter had informed that "Tony Blair's private information was being filtered (Friday night), also on the resume of his personal advisors, deputies British and lords, who supported the war in Iraq.

Michelle Obama defends her husband in Botswana for its neglect of Africa

Michelle Obama on Friday had to give up for her husband's visit to Botswana has just begun, after passing through South Africa. "Why does your husband ever come to Africa?" He asked reporters. The First Lady had to make two times the reason that the first black president in the history of the United States, grandparents Kenyans, and a myth for most of the African population, has only done during his presidency a short visit 24 hours to Ghana.

Berlusconi wants to end the 18-month term of his government

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said that the Government still has 18 months of the legislature before it, it is clear he does not think resigning. "I've told our opponents, we pursue together the reforms the country needs" and encouraged them to think "if our offer is not worth it." Berlusconi, who went on Sunday in a message to his followers, the developers of Liberty, called on the opposition to cooperate because "our government will continue until the end of the legislature and address the necessary reforms for the good of our country." "The dialogue with the opposition is my hope, at least on the most important reforms and I invited a strong constructive spirit," he said.

Israel soldier Gilad Shalit recalls on the fifth anniversary of his captivity

Gilad Shalit returns to the memory and force the Israelis claim the fifth anniversary of his captivity in the hands of the Islamist group Hamas. Various events and demonstrations seeking to pressure the soldier for 24 years no longer a sad symbol and return to his home in Mitzpe Hila, in the north.

The protest of the Shalit family arrived this afternoon at its peak when he entered the compound of the official residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and have been shackled with handcuffs and chains. "We are a family that has spent five years in captivity.

The mayor of Naples accused the Camorra of causing the chaos of trash

The Mayor of Naples, Luigi Di Magistris, has accused the clan of the Camorra by the chaos of the garbage that dominates the city, which has been another night of burning trash in the streets. For De Magistris, a member of the center-left party Italy of Values, is a strategy of the Camorra (local mafia) following an investigation open for three days.

The burning of rubbish-assures, is carried out by organized groups paid by the mafia, said the newspaper "la Repubblica". According to the mayor, one of the advantages for the mafia is to destabilize civic institutions, because if the Camorra operates in the street were asked about institutional responsibility, as the epidemic investigation by negligent act or omission of counsel.

Six climbers are dead in the French Alps

A hiker has found this morning the lifeless body of six climbers at 2,700 meters at the peak of Neige Cordier, located in southeastern France, said sources with the emergency services quoted by local media. According to France Info radio, there was a search of the six people whose bodies were found by chance on a very steep corridor in Glacier "Plate des Agneaux" within the Ecrins massif, a mountain range in the Dauphiné Alps.

Saleh appear before the media in the next 48 hours

The President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh is scheduled to appear before the media in the next 48 hours, said Sunday his cabinet. Saleh in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment as a result of wounds sustained during the bombing of June 3 against the presidential palace complex in Sana'a.

The Venezuelan government: Hugo Chavez is fighting a great battle for his health

Venezuela Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro, admitted in an interview for the Venezolana de Television that President Hugo Chavez is in good health: "The battle is giving President Chavez for his health must be the battle of all, the battle for life, for the immediate future of our country. " "This is what we pass on to our compatriots," he said.

President Chavez in Havana, Cuba, since June 10 was emergency surgery for a pelvic abscess, according to official information. Maduro called on the Venezuelan people to accompany "the president in this great battle for their health and make it a great final battle and a great victory for our people." The Chancellor thanked the expressions of affection from rulers of different latitudes.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

More than 18,000 new cases of cholera were registered in 40 days in Haiti

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that more than 18,000 new cases of cholera were registered in only 40 days in early June in the city of Port au Prince in Haiti, where the epidemic claimed the lives of 5397 people since its inception in 2010. "Since May 2011, there are increased cases of cholera in parts of Haiti, especially in the vicinity of Port au Prince and the south of the peninsula," said Tarik Jasarevic, a WHO spokesman.

New York relaxes gay marriage

I can not stop crying, we did it boys "is a radiant Lady Gaga said that the historic decision of the State of New York City: Friday night is the law that was approved recognizes the right of same-sex marriage. In addition to the new queen of pop, an explosion of joy greeted the vote in districts high concentration of homosexuals, especially Greenwich Village, where dozens of activists had gathered since the beginning of the evening.

Libya also the world of football is opposed to Gaddafi: 17 join to rebels

The Libyan football eventually rebelled against the Colonel. Seventeen players of the Libyan football, including some leading members of the National team, have in fact joined the revolt against Gaddafi. The defection of players is only the latest hit to the regime of Colonel Gaddafi, already abandoned by ministers, diplomats, military top brass.

The artist Ai Weiwei settled its release in exchange for his silence for a year

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and may not grant interviews or publish their opinions online, or travel outside Beijing for a year, according to the pact reached by the authorities to be released Wednesday after a detention of 80 days, according said the mother of the creator. "Without accepting these conditions would have been impossible to be freed," he said in a telephone Gao Ying, mother of the artist and widow of the poet Ai Qing, one of the most revered during the Maoist regime and a victim of persecution by the Cultural Revolution (1966-76).

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Green light for Croatia's entry into the EU in 2013

The Heads of State and Government of the EU have given the green light Friday to the entry of Croatia in July 2013, as will the European Commission has proposed, according to European diplomatic sources have advanced. European leaders have backed "conclude the accession negotiations with Croatia by the end of June 2011" and expected "to sign the accession agreement by the end of the year," according to a draft of the conclusions of the Summit has had access Europa Press.

The former Premiership Ukraine Yulia Timoshenko, tried for corruption

A court in the preliminary hearing began today in the trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko accused of abuse of power by signing, without being authorized to do so, a gas supply contract with Russia for Ukraine expensive. More than 1,500 supporters gathered Timoshenko next to the courthouse to protest what they say is a political persecution of their leader, who heads the opposition party Batkívshina.

Chavez returns in Twitter to quell rumors about his health

The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, reappeared on the Twitter social network on Friday he had abandoned for 20 days before emergency surgery in Cuba. The 56-year retired military officer had remained silent during his convalescence in Havana, but reappeared to send four messages through their social network account, which is followed by more than 1.6 million people.

Rubbish in Naples flooded roads and block traffic

The trash continues to accumulate in the streets of Naples in southern Italy, while several groups of residents today blocked traffic and debris scattered on the road to protest the situation in the Italian city. As reported by the Italian media, several streets of the city were closed to traffic this morning after neighbors poured and poured waste containers to denounce the situation of unhealthy living in the city for days.

Israel toughen the conditions of Palestinian prisoners in its jails

The Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has announced its intention to restrict the conditions of detention of Palestinian prisoners serving their sentences in Israeli jails. "I decided to change Israel's treatment of the terrorists in prison (...) We will give you everything you deserve under international law, but nothing more," he specified.

"Gaddafi will leave in 2-3 weeks"

Gaddafi will leave in two or three weeks. It is the opinion of Abdulrrahman Shalgam, former Libyan ambassador to the UN and former Foreign Minister, now passed by the rebels. According to the diplomat, the Rais African countries would be dealing with friends, maybe even with Belarus, to find a solution that prevents it from being delivered to the International Tribunal, and above all to maintain its heritage.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ai Weiwei: "I'm fine, but let me speak to the media"

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and dissident, released after nearly three months in detention in Beijing without any arrest warrant for alleged economic crimes, told Efe that is good but is prohibited from giving interviews. "I'm fine," said Ai telephone conversation with Efe, "but it is not convenient to talk now, I'm not allowed to talk to the media, because I'll be out on bail awaiting trial for one year" he added.

Thousands of Chinese workers in the streets to demand better working conditions

More than 4,000 workers at a handbag factory in the district of Panyu in Guangdong province, have three-day strike to demand better working conditions, in an action similar to that carried out days ago by workers at a plant in Dongguan watches. The new crackdown paralyzed tha Korean factory that produces luxury handbags and whose employees require a salary increase.

The FBI arrested James "Whitey" Bulger, the most wanted gangster's

The FBI has confirmed the arrest of most wanted criminals in the United States, considered "gangster" by U.S. authorities: James "Whitey" Bulger, 81 years old, accused of committing several murders in Boston while working as a FBI informant against other criminals and gangsters.

Resume testing radioactive water to clean the plant in Fukushima

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, TEPCO has resumed crucial evidence to enable a system to decontaminate more than 110,000 tons of radioactive water that accumulates on the ground and threatening to leak outside. According to NHK, the tests were resumed after solving the problems identified by the excessive amount of contaminated water present in the filters of the device, with French and American technology.

Apple removes an application that promoted third Palestinian intifada

Following the protest of several Israeli ministers, Apple has decided to withdrawfrom its iTunes store an application in Arabic, which promoted the "Third Palestinian Intifada" against Israel. "We have withdrawn the application because it violates the guidelines " announced the Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr.

A few days ago, Steve Jobs had received an email from the Israeli Minister of Information (Public Diplomacy), Yuli Edelstein, pretending the elimination of ThirdIntifada "because it promotes violence and terror actions against Israeli citizens." This morning, Edelstein thanked the company's decision to Jobs: "It's a step in the struggle against hostile elements and initiatives are often impregnated with anti-Semitism and incitement to hatred through new media.

Spain: Zapatero save his minority government

 The Basque and Catalan nationalists in the Spanish Parliament have saved at the last minute against significant new concessions for their regions, the minority Socialist government of Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Their abstention in a law on collective agreements to relax the rigid Spanish labor market.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Obama's speech: "Let's focus on building our nation"

"America, it's time to focus on nation-building here at home," said the U.S. president, Barack Obama, in his address to the nation during which he announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from ' Afghanistan, after ten years of fighting. "I do not patrol their streets or their mountains indefinitely.

This is the responsibility of the Afghan government, "he said. The first 10,000 men will fall at home by the end of the year, some 23,000 by next summer and the rest (around 100 thousand U.S. troops are in Afghanistan) by 2014. The nation, he said Obama has lived a 'difficult decade "with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A Ben Ali nephew sentenced to 15 years in prison

A court in the city of Beya, east of Tunisia, has been sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison a nephew of deposed President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Sofian Ben Ali, tried by the court of the town in Tunisia, was yesterday found guilty of issuing bad checks worth 350,000 euros.

Israel calls Apple to remove from iTunes an application invoking intifada

Jerusalem .- An Israeli minister has asked Apple to remove from its iTunes store an application in Arabic calling for the Palestinian people to an uprising. In a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said that the 'Third Intifada- a reference to a future Palestinian uprising - conveys information about the protests, some violent, planned against Israel.

Michelle Obama: Thanks to those who fought against apartheid am here as First Lady

Michelle has attended on Wednesday the legendary district of Soweto, the emblem of the struggle against apartheid, to pay tribute to all those who fought for freedom: "It is people like them I'm here as First Lady of the United States" he said. His discourse has revolved around the need to continue fighting for civil rights and end discrimination of any kind.

Mubarak's lawyer insists the poor health of former president

The health of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak "is deteriorating," according to his lawyer, Farid El Deeb, who reveals that in June 2010 the ousted officer underwent surgery at Heidelberg (Germany), where was removed the pancreas. The lawyer added that Mubarak is "very sad and distressed" by the allegations against him.

TEPCO will pay 88,000 million yen to the evacuees for psychological injuries

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, TEPCO, expects to disburse about 88,000 million yen  in compensation for psychological damage to nearly 150,000 evacuated by the nuclear crisis, reported the local agency 'Kyodo'. That amount is to cover the psychological damage from the crisis began on 11 March until mid-January 2012, when TEPCO hopes to bring the reactor to "cold shutdown" and to close the worst tragedy since Chernobyl nuclear, in 1986.

Second night of violence in Belfast

A press photographer was shot in the leg and two others were injured in clashes between Protestants and Catholics in Belfast. Police say that in this second night of clashes around 700 people threw incendiary devices at the heart of the city.

Baptists get permission to stay: it is free to travel abroad

Two weeks after the ruling that opened the doors of the prison where he was in jail for more than four years, Cesare Battisti began a new phase of his life in Brazil: the local authorities gave the go-ahead issuing visas for their stay in the country to the former terrorist.

Papandreou gets vote of confidence from Parliament for new government

The new government of Prime Minister of Greece, the socialist YorgosPapandréu, today won the vote of confidence of the Hellenic Parliament, crucial to make progress on the adoption of new austerity measures and reforms to avoid bankruptcy. "They gave their vote of confidence from the Government 155 deputies, of the total 298 votes cast.

143 voted against," the president of the Hellenic Parliament, Philippi Pechálnikos, said . Before the start of the vote in the House open, Papandreou called for support "all" his government "to tackle the crisis effectively, avoid bankruptcy, to ensure that Greece remains at the core of the euro, its economy and security in the region.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon elected to second term

The UN General Assembly elected the top diplomats from South Korea on Tuesday night again for the post of Secretary General. Last week the Security Council had already given him confidence. The approval of the 192 UN Member States in the plenary was by acclamation.

The Syrian regime arrested thousands of opponents university

Syrian security forces arrested on Monday tens of thousands of students from the University of Aleppo, as opposition activists denounce cited by Reuters. They are joined by a dozen people, including a Muslim preacher, who were arrested in the town of Tel Rifaat, midway between Aleppo and the border with Turkey.

The students had gathered on campus to criticize the speech of President Bashar al-Assad, who has promised a "constitutional reform" and the parliamentary elections in August. From the University of Damascus, Assad has reiterated its commitment to the "national dialogue" and also promised new laws on media.

Thousands of passengers affected by volcanic ash in Australia

Thousands of passengers have been affected today by flight cancellations in Australia caused by the return of the ash cloud from the volcano in Chile Puyehue-Cordón Caulle. The cloud has affected air services in Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia among other locations, and has aggravated the chaos at airports is expected to continue Wednesday in the south.

Pilot error, possible cause of the crash of a Russian road

At least 44 people have been killed after Russian plane crash on a highway near the airport in Petrozavodsk in Karelia (about 400 miles northeast of St. Petersburg). For now, pack a possible pilot error as the likely cause of the accident, according to information provided by the Russian deputy Sergei Ivanov told Agence France Presse.

Man needed of the medical care steal 1$ to get treatment in prison

 A man 59 years old without work and in need of medical care has decided to pull off a bank robbery by $ 1 in order to end up in prison and use the infirmary. It happened in Gastonia, North Carolina, June 9 last year, but the ABC broke the news just now.

Jordanian minister resigns Information about the lack of freedom of expression

Jordanian Information Minister, Tahar Adwan, announced Tuesday he has resigned for what he believes laws "restrictive to freedom of opinion." "I have submitted my resignation to the Prime Minister Maarouf Bakhit to protest against the press laws were discussed in a special session of Parliament which are inconsistent with the strategy I proposed on Saturday," Adwan said.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Libya: NATO attacks on civilian target again

NATO on Monday again accused of having attacked a civilian agency in the country, killing several bystanders. The alliance had attacked the house of an old comrade of the dictator Gaddafi in the city Surman west of Tripoli, the Libyan government spokesman said. 13 civilians were killed.

The European Union confirms that more sanctions on the Syrian regime

The foreign ministers of the EU have condemned "in strongest terms the worsening violence" in Syria and have "deplored" the regime in Damascus "has not responded to calls to stop immediately violence and engage in meaningful reforms "and confirmed that prepare sanctions against regime leaders" additional "in response to the situation.

Iran hanged in public three men sued of rape and robbery

Iranian authorities hanged in public on Friday three men for rape and armed robbery, reported local news agency Fars. The public execution was a very common procedure in the early days of the Islamic Republic, founded in 1979 - but in recent years had been confined to the yards of prisons to try to improve the country's image. However, in recent months has become to report physical punishment, such as whipping, and executions in the streets of the country.

More than 175 dead and 36 million affected by floods in China

The center of China has in weeks of suffering the worst drought in half a century to face the wrath of the usual summer floods, which caused about 175 deaths and more than 36 million affected in this and other areas of the country, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. According to the Ministry 86 people are missing as a result of four rounds of torrential rains and flooding from June 3 to 13 have affected administrative divisions of China, especially in the river basin Yangtze, the one where the first five months of the year many lakes and rivers dried up.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, has cancer

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has cancer, said Monday his attorney, citing a medical report to assess whether the former leader is unfit to stand trial. "Mubarak has cancer and that was on the last medical report," said his attorney, Farid El Deeb. Mubarak was hospitalized in the coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Red Sea after suffering heart problems, reportedly during initial interrogations.

Chirac's trial will be held between 5th and September 23

The Paris Criminal Court decided Monday that the trial of former French President Jacques Chirac for alleged corruption takes place within the next 5 and 23 September. The Court met to fix the dates on which held that trial, in which the former head of state is accused of an alleged crime of illegal financing of parties through the recruitment fictional people when he was mayor of Paris.

Anti-regime demonstrations in several cities after Assad's speech

The speech by Bashar Assad in Damascus University failed to quell the spirits of the demonstrators, rather the opposite. The Syrians are outraged again take to the streets Monday in some neighborhoods in cities like Damascus and Homs, Hama, Aleppo and Idlib. Protests were also held in various suburbs of the capital and the coastal city of Latakia.

The Syrian opposition activists and refugees in Turkey also expressed their disappointment at the speech and said they were "disappointed" because they expected "ads clearer" and "concrete measures". Assad announced Monday that next month's parliamentary elections will be held in August and pledged to amend the Constitution.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tunisia, Ben Ali and his wife sentenced

The former president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife were both sentenced to 35 years imprisonment. The court convicted them of theft and illegal possession of a treasure in money and jewelry.
The verdict requires Ben Ali also pay a sum equivalent to 65.6 million dollars.

The world does not stop the bleeding of refugees

At the end of 2010 there were 43.7 million refugees worldwide, the highest in the last 15 years, according to a report released Monday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Specifically, the report Global Trends 2010 counted 15.4 million refugees accredited, 27.5 million internally displaced and 850,000 asylum seekers.

NATO acknowledged killing several civilians by mistake in an attack in Tripoli

NATO has acknowledged Sunday that the malfunction of a projectile could have caused the deaths of at least five civilians during an air raid on Tripoli. The Atlantic Alliance "regrets the loss of innocent civilian lives and great care is taken to carry out attacks," said General Charles Bouchard, head of NATO operations on Libya in a statement.

Clashes in Morocco by the king's role in the new Constitution

The Movement February 20 in Morocco, which claims reforms in Morocco, on Sunday protested against the Constitution announced Friday by King Mohammed VI, while minority groups rallied popular support of the new constitution. In Rabat, a hundred so-called "young monarchists" came to the neighborhood of Takadum, to demonstrate against the Constitution.

Michelle Obama visit Africa in his second official trip

The U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama, has in South Africa, first stop on his second official solo trip abroad, which will also take him to Botswana. In South Africa, Michelle will visit Johannesburg, Cape Town and Robben Island prison, where former President Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years.

Fidel and Raul Castro visited Chavez in Cuba

Cuba's President Raul Castro and his brother Fidel on Friday visited the Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, who is recovering in Havana from surgery and with whom they discussed bilateral and international issues, according to official media reported Saturday.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Moroccan opposition considered "insufficient" Mohamed VI reforms

 February 20 Movement has expressed its disappointment at the constitutional reform announced last night in a speech by King Mohamed VI. "The proposal, as the king raised yesterday, does not satisfy our demand for a true separation of powers," said a spokesman for the Movement February 20.

Juan Carlos congratulated Mohamed VI for the constitutional reforms

The King of Spainvcongratulated by phone Moroccan monarch, Mohammed VI, for a speech Friday in which the North African leader revealed the outlines of the proposed new constitution for their country.

Iran says it will launch a capsule into outer space with an ape inside

Iran announced plans to send three new rockets into space in the coming months, one of which could travel an ape, to advance its purpose of sending a man into space by 2020. The announcement by the head of Iran's space program comes days after the country put its second satellite into orbit "domestically produced", named Rashad.

"Following the successful launch of Rashad, the next goal is to send into space Kavoshgar 5 that will carry animals, told the Irna agency.

United Airlines flights operate again after stopping for a computer failure

A computer failure has caused the suspension of all scheduled flights of United Airlines, reported the online editions of U.S. media. However, as announced by the company through your twitter account, the system has been revived and has begun the process to resume flight operations. The company said its customers affected by the suspension of all operations that can make new reservations, "without penalty".

Morocco will have a prime minister and the king is no longer sacred

The Alawite ruler Mohamed VI has led his people tonight in a speech that started at nine pm local time to present its reform of the Constitution. Morocco held a referendum on her next July 1. With this reform, the monarch has said in his speech a little over 20 minutes waiting qualify as a worthy citizen and an egalitarian social justice.

London 2012: 1000 Olympic tickets to Libya

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which intends to act in political matters generally neutral, but must position themselves now against the Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and his eldest son Mohammed. Reason: Mohammed al-Gaddafi, in his capacity as President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Libya has bought 1000 tickets for the Olympic Games next year in London.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weiner collect a pension as a former congressman over one million dollar

The former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner, who resigned after disseminating messages and inappropriate pictures on social networking site Twitter, receives a pension from Congress between 1.12 and 1.28 million, according to the National Taxpayers Union (NTU ). The union issued a note which said that Weiner, 46, will begin receiving his pension from 2020.

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will not return to Yemen

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will not return to Yemen, as confirmed by a Saudi official. Given this news, the Yemeni people have taken to the streets to celebrate.  Riad Saleh is hospitalized after suffering a seizure at his palace in Sana'a on 3 June.

NATO calls "cynical" the son of Gaddafi's proposal on holding elections

NATO called Friday for "cynical stunt" the affirmation of Saif al Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who is willing to hold elections in Libya over a period of three months or later than the end year. "It's another example of the cynical publicity stunt" Gaddafi's regime, said a spokeswoman for the Atlantic Alliance.

Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrate to demand the resignation of the government

Hundreds of Jordanians rallied on Friday after Muslim prayers in various parts of the country to demand the resignation of Prime ministroMaruf Bakhit and policy reforms aimed witnesses. In Tafileh, 180 kilometers south of Amman, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets to ask Bakhit's resignation for his "failure" when carrying out political reforms, witnesses said by telephone declined to be identified.

European Debt Crisis: Double Chaos in Greece and between the 17th European institutions

The "guidelines" for the second rescue package for debt-ridden Greek state could be adopted next week. The question is, in this period, the government under Prime Minister Papandreou crashes before.

Israel warns it will not respect the agreement if the Palestinians are going to the UN

A week after sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, demanding an urgent meeting of the International Quartet to push Israelis and Palestinians to resume peace negotiations, the European diplomat, Catherine Ashton, meets today in Jerusalem and Ramallah with the harsh reality. A reality that calls for the resumption of dialogue.

The Saudis defy tradition by taking the wheel

The Saudi authorities had deployed dozens of police to prevent religious women to meet their challenge: driving a car. But about 70 women as witnesses said, were driving in different parts of the country and most of them were accompanied by a relative.

A leak of radioactive water decontamination in Fukushima delayed

A new leak of radioactive water from nuclear power plant in Fukushima-1 threatens to delay the start of operations to restore water decontamination system, scheduled for this Friday, as reported by the Tokyo Power Company (TEPCO) . The leak occurred as a result of a breakdown in the pumping system.

The operators of the electricity now working to repair the circuit, but inevitably a delay in the work of decontamination, said on state television NHK. The removal of radioactive water is one of the keys to solving the crisis in Fujushima-1. For months, the workers dumped about 500 tons of water to cool reactors at the plant and avoid a new issue of radioactive particles into the atmosphere.

Some pictures confirm the existence of armed militias that oppose the Syrian regime

Syrian opponents begin to organize militias to confront the regime of Bashar Assad. That's what they show some pictures taken with an i-Phone near the village of Jisr al Shugour and delivered Thursday to AFP. This is a rare testimony of an armed insurrection in a country suffering the violent repression of the regime for three months, when they began peaceful demonstrations against the government.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Al Zawahiri has become the new leader of al Qaeda

The Egyptian doctor Ayman al-Zawahiri is the new leader of al Qaeda. The announcement was made in a statement posted on the web and al-Arabiya broadcaster. Zawahiri, number two of the terrorist group, happens to Osama bin Laden, the founder of al Qaeda, killed on 2 May by U.S. special forces in a raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

The UN report executions and torture in Syria

Syrian security forces developed executions, mass arrests and torture to repress the protests for democracy, said Wednesday the office of the UN human rights, in a report that could lead to a response tougher global. Entire villages have been besieged, including Deraa, preventing civilians from fleeing and depriving many food and access to medical treatment, especially the wounded, stressed the UN, reports Reuters.

Prince Harry returns to Afghanistan

Prince Harry is ready to return to frontline in Afghanistan. The MoD has refused to comment on this return to active duty but Harry says that the prince, who recently earned the Apache helicopter pilot, would already be preparing for his new mission.

Meanwhile, Clarence House explained that the deployment of the prince is a matter for the Army. "Harry is an army pilot and can be aimed where you choose the Army. His career does not end until 2012 and their fate up to the chain of command of the Army" The prince has already served 10 weeks in Afghanistan as an air traffic controller during the 2007 and 2008 season, leading fighters against Taliban positions in Helmand province.

Refugees waiting for Angelina Jolie

If UN fails to act, Hollywood takes the witness. On Friday, actress Angelina Jolie visiting refugee camps in Syrian Red Crescent has established in the southern province of Antakya. The Turkish Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the visit is scheduled for tomorrow. The movie star and goodwill ambassador for UNHCR, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and added another picture to your 'book' that already shown in shelters in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Namibia, Thailand, Cambodia Pakistan.

Gaddafi's son, ready to hold elections in Libya

Saif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, says he is ready to hold elections within three months, later than the end of the year, under the supervision of international observers to end the conflict in Libya.

The EU postponed the second rescue of Greece in July

The European Union (EU) decided in July to postpone approving the second rescue of Greece, although there is no risk of default in the Mediterranean country until then, said Wednesday the bloc's economy commissioner, Olli Rehn. To avoid bankruptcy, Greece needs to 17,000 million U.S. dollars, at the latest, mid-next month. That sum comes from the first bailout approved last year for Greece assigned by the EU and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Japan wants to raise taxes to pay for reconstruction

The ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) will try to raise the income tax and companies to repay loans for reconstruction. The rise would be ten percent for both taxes, which in one year would win between one and two trillion yen.

The party will not attempt to raise the consumption tax for the same purpose, but increase them meditate to address rising social security spending. It is estimated that Japan will have to invest about 211,000 million euros in reconstruction work, the major task of this nature since the end of the Second World War.

MIDDLE EAST - Egypt opened its border with Gaza

The Egyptian authorities announced May 25 the opening of the Rafah crossing point, located between Gaza and Egypt on a permanent basis as of Saturday, May 28 The border is open daily from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m., except Fridays and public holidays. This decision will enable the Palestinians to move freely between Gaza and Egypt for the first time since 2007, when Israel and Egypt had closed the border after the takeover of Gaza by Hamas, the newspaper said.

GREECE - The protest is taking Spanish colors

Demonstrations were held May 25 in Athens and several cities to protest against austerity measures that hit Greece, inspired by the protest movement of "outraged" that expresses the Ras-le-bowl Spanish youth for several days instead of the Puerta del Sol in Madrid. Citizens took to the streets with slogans and banners in Greek and Spanish, tells the newspaper, which states that these events were organized in twenty-four hours via the Internet.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

JAPAN - Know grasp the outstretched hand

The inhabitants of the Tohoku [northern region of Honshu, the main island] were very brave face to the tragedies caused by the earthquake of March 11. Once safe, they calmly waited for rescue, and despite their distress, they helped those who were worse off than their own. In South Korea, until the end of April, I can say that the coolness of Japanese victims was welcomed.

However, the silence of the Japanese government to face the catastrophe of the Fukushima Daiichi plant and reconstruction plan has caused some confusion. How Japan will he be able to manage the confusion caused by the earthquake? To allow a new Japan to emerge and rebuild as quickly as possible, the government should be willing to accept help and cooperation of Asian countries, starting with South Korea.


With the earthquake of March 11, it is not only the tectonic plates that have been brutally displaced. New dividing lines, both political, social and mental, have appeared; borders have shifted, pushing the benchmarks that previously confined the universe of Japan.

POLICY - Homosexuals rally for Obama

The campaign team working for re-election of Barack Obama in 2012 expects a lot of gay donors. She hopes that they will compensate for the alienation of wealthy donors disappointed by the first term of Obama. Donors gay, glad to see the White House also pledged to repeal the law "Do not ask, do not tell" (DADT) [do not ask, do not say anything], which requires the U.S.

military not to reveal their sexual orientation, have surprised the Obama campaign team by providing a broad financial support. The new strategy of fundraising took note and seems determined to take advantage of their enthusiasm. In 2008, the finance team of the election campaign of President had one gay, this year she has fifteen.

UNITED STATES - An Obama tactics against the Arab Spring

Following the reactions of President Obama deal with uprisings cascade that took place this year in the Middle East, it seems to assist the efforts of U.S. Army engineers who are racing to protect a city against flooding Mississippi [particularly strong this year]. Each week seems to be accompanied by a new challenge.

Barack Obama argued Hosni Mubarak until it is clear that the Army would let him go, then, when the Egyptian president was ousted, he manifested. He stacked sandbags to protect his friends in Bahrain while blowing up the dikes around his old enemy Libya. The leaders of Yemen and Syria refuse to follow the course of the waves as Washington shows them the fall looming in the distance.

AMALGAM - DSK: Too rich, too powerful and too Jewish ...?

It's a story to drool all anti-Semitic, to shake all Jews worried. To summarize: the French Dominique Strauss-Kahn is an extremely rich Jewish economist and international in scope, also married to a journalist and known as much for his extravagant lifestyle as for his leftist views. Housed in a sequel to 3000 dollars [$ 525 according to the IMF] in a New York hotel, he was suspected of trying to rape a brutally poor maid, a devout Muslim from Africa and vulnerable to the west, before taking a plane to Paris (first class, of course) as if nothing had happened.

PARALLEL - The bad movies DSK and Schwarzie

Oh, she wanted to, yes. They want it all, these young widows emigrants who work hard, in fear of God, and wear on household chores in a hotel in Times Square to raise their teenage daughter and take the chance offered to them by America. They expect an old satyr in rut arise, naked from the bathroom, rushed upon them, catch them and drag them across the room like a caveman.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has a reputation as a seducer, but judging from the statements of the victim - a maid of 32 year-old from West Africa - the behavior of DSK is rape. "An evil beast" The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was he trying to undo his belt, saying to whole nations to tighten? Lawyers for the sexagenarian seem willing to reject any DNA evidence by saying he would have been mutually granted with the young woman came clean his room.

LIGHTING - The French are not necessarily wrong

Photos from DSK handcuffed, taken May 15 at the exit of a police station in Harlem, continue to debate. These pictures have caused a stir in Paris, and if the early days of the case challenging the American press French criticism, the tone is more nuanced now. Even the New York Post asks: "The French may be right, why are Americans so obsessed with the perp-walk?" The perp-walk, parade or the suspect (perpetrator walk in English) is this distinctly American tradition in which the police exhibits to the press a suspect during his transfer to prison.

SPAIN - A signal for all of democratic Europe

Globalization from below is running. The indignation with which the French writer Stéphane Hessel calls the disillusioned youth of the developed world is spreading. Today, the scene of the peaceful struggle for greater democracy, rule of law and justice is nothing other than the Kingdom of Spain. Since May 15, 2011, the "spirit of Tahrir Square" vibrates at the heart of Madrid, the legendary site of the Puerta del Sol.

SPAIN - These pamphlets that pave the way for the revolt

The appeal of this man Stéphane Hessel crossed the borders of France to sound in Spanish society, facing a crisis sistema. In Spain, his book indignation you! (¡Indignaos!, Editions Destino) is reinforced by a glowing foreword by José Luis Sampedro, also born in 1917. Without turning away from life or the struggle they have consistently pursued the two men, despite the difficulties of age, give us a lesson in strength and consistency.

UNITED STATES - Incredible European Obamamania

One of the most curious things about Obama supporters is not the disappointment they feel at present, but the fact that he still devote a fervent admiration despite disillusionment. This is particularly true for black voters. They are more optimistic than ever for America, while their fate there is little improvement.

Rates of unemployment, poverty and foreclosures have passed in vain, and further, the numbers were during the time of George W. Bush, African Americans remain the most loyal base of Obama. Victims of an unemployment rate of 16%, they continue to approve to 80% in the polls. The same contradiction in the attitude of Europeans vis-à-vis the president of the United States.

Greece, clashes between police and protesters outside parliament

The Greek police fired tear gas at demonstrators outside the parliament, where MPs are preparing for the debate over new austerity measures required by the rescue package European Union and the International Monetary Fund. The greek prime minister, George Papandreou, the Socialist, has offered his resignation to facilitate the formation of a unity government that carries out the austerity plan imposed by the European Union and International Monetary Fund: to this plan, Papandreou pointed out, the ' Any unitary executive will ensure full support, without groped to circumvent or modify it.

Tokyo measured the levels of radioactivity in a hundred places in the city

The Government of Tokyo and its metropolitan area has begun to measure radiation levels in a hundred places in the city, to provide detailed information about the pollution generated by the nuclear accident in the Fukushima-1. In addition, radioactivity counters provide to districts and municipalities.

The regional authorities have decided to take this step once cities some people and found levels of radioactivity higher than those recorded by the Government of the city. This makes the measurements from the roof of a building in the Shinjuku district in central Tokyo. Records will now also closer to the surface and throughout the megalopolis, NHK reported.

Portugal, Coelho's new premier

The Social Democrat Pedro Passos Coelho was appointed prime minister by the Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva. This was announced by the President of the Republic of Portugal. Pedro Passos Coelho is a leader of the PSD, the center-right Social Democratic Party that 38.6 percent of the votes won the parliamentary elections on 5 June.

Passos Coelho, who will take the place of the socialist Jose Socrates, leader of the government of Lisbon, who resigned last March will start consultations to give Portugal the next government coalition: the Social Democrats, who control 105 seats in the 230 Parliament of Lisbon, will form a coalition with the ultra-conservatives of the CDS-PP, led by Paulo Portas.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ecclestone's daughter bought the most expensive house in the United States

The daughter of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, Petra, bought in Los Angeles that was considered the most expensive house in the United States. He revealed to the Wall Street Journal in its online edition. The mega resort villa in Holmby Hills had been put up for sale two years ago at a price of $ 150 million by Candy Spelling, widow of the legendary Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling.

Radoslaw Sikorski, Polish Foreign Minister - Solidarity

Sang Lan, Chinese gymnast paralyzed - Complainant

Barack Obama President of the United States - Adopted

He said almost no accent in a speech May 23 in Dublin, which means "Yes we can" in Irish. And he reminded his local roots: "My name is Barack Obama, Obama Moneygall," the birthplace of his great-great-great-grandfather, 130 km from the capital. The child in the country has even been renamed "O'Bama" by some.

Turkish troops killed three suspected members of the PKK Kurdish insurgents

Turkish troops have killed three Kurdish militants in a clash Tuesday in central Turkey, according to military sources. This marks the first serious outbreak of violence since parliamentary elections last Sunday. The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan threatened last month to a "war" if the Government does not trigger conversations.

NATO destroyed 13 military facilities in Libya

NATO has destroyed at least thirteen military objectives of the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi in the 62 operations attacks in the last 24 hours, including a command and control center near Misurata, the only city in western country still controlled by the rebels and which remains subject to strong forces siege of Tripoli.

The allied forces have been destroyed in addition to this command and control center in Misurata, an artillery piece, five military vehicles of the forces of the regime, including two armored vehicles and a refuge from the forces loyal to Qaddafi about the same locality, NATO has confirmed Tuesday in a statement.

Japan distributed to 34,000 children dosimeters to detect radiation

Fukushima authorities announced today that next fall distributed to about 34,000 schoolchildren dosimeters to monitor their exposure to radioactivity, amid concerns about pollution levels in the area. The City of Fukushima, a town located about 60 miles of the battered Daiichi Nuclear Power Station provides dosimeters distributed at preschools, elementary schools and institutes of the city.

Gaddafi's army tries to destroy the refinery Misurata

Gaddafi's army launched the evening of Monday, a Grad rocket attack against the town's refinery, located about eight kilometers from the village, and nearly causing a disaster. No one was injured, but a rocket destroyed two emergency diesel generators that are less than 50 meters from the four main fuel tanks and diesel.

Former Tunisian president will be judged on June 20

Doha / Tunisia .- The trial of former Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who lives in exile, beginning on June 20, reported the Tunisian Prime Minister Caïd Essebsi Béji functions, the Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera. Ben Ali and his allies are accused of more than 90 charges. Since his flight from Tunisia in January, Ben Ali lives in Saudi Arabia.

Ben Ali is accused of drug use and trafficking and corruption in office Tunisian political leader. So far, Saudi Arabia did not respond to an extradition request filed by Tunisia. Ben Ali was ousted in January after a series of events, kicking off a wave of pro-democracy protests in the region.

Japan: a law to help TEPCO to pay

The Government of Japan has approved a law on economic assistance to the operator of the plant in Fukushima, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) to address the claims millions of victims of the nuclear crisis. The law, which must be ratified by the Diet (parliament) before its entry into force, provides for the creation of an entity that financially assist TEPCO to take compensation for the disaster and to its loss of value on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Thaksin Shinawatra, former Thai Prime Minister in Exile - Dynastic

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Argentina's main airports remain affected by the ash cloud

Subsidiary Aerolineas Argentinas and Lan Chile Argentina's group reported today that on Tuesday not to resume flights to and from Ezeiza International Airport, the chief of Argentina, and the domestic and regional flights to Buenos Aires. Both airlines said their operations are affected in these terminals by the presence of the ash cloud of volcanic complex Caulle Chile Puyehue-Cordón.

The White House published the Pentagon Papers on Vietnam War

Just 40 years after his spectacular first broadcast to the press, were released on Monday formally "Pentagon Papers" of the U.S. government about the war in Vietnam. The study of 7,000 pages in total are documented by the Pentagon and the State Department's history prior to the Vietnam War and the decision making process in Washington.

Thus it became clear that the war had been planned for some time. A portion of the documents had been moved to the newspaper 'The New York Times, which published an excerpt from the June 13, 1971. From today, full documentation will be available at the National Archives in College Park, in the U.S. state of Maryland, and three presidential libraries, said the National Archives.

Jordan's King Abdullah II Convoy attacked

The convoy of King Abdullah II of Jordan was attacked on Monday with stones and bottles by a group of young people. The monarch, who has been injured, was in the city of Tafileh (south of the country), as confirmed by a security service source. "Part of the king's convoy has been attacked with stones and empty bottles by a group of young men aged between 20 and 30 years after the car went into Tafileh monarch, has detailed the source.

Belgium: A year without government

For a year, Belgium is the dream of thousands of anarchists. The small northern European country has 365 days without government. Maybe it's his 'overbooking' of staff, or the natural discipline of the people of the north, the point is that in Belgium life goes on as if nothing had happened.

There has been split into two countries, has not collapsed economically and has joined in absolute chaos. "A year later, Belgium is still standing. There has evaporated. ... Just a little less in Belgium. And an agreement between communities seem more impossible than ever," wrote a couple of days 'Le Soir' Béatrice Delvaux, the chief editorialist of the daily French-language reference.

An earthquake again hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch

The authorities in Christchurch, New Zealand, today ordered to evacuate several buildings in the city after an earthquake of 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale caused the collapse of a church. About an hour later, Christchurch was hit again by an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale with epicenter at a depth of 9 kilometers and 14 kilometers north of the city, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Parliamentary elections in Turkey: Erdogan's blunt claim to power

Erdogan and his party remain the measure of many things in Turkey. For the third consecutive year, the AKP will remain the largest force in the National Assembly in Ankara, although not as strong as its party leader had been hoped.

The plan to adopt a presidential constitution to Turkey continue to reign as head of state is, Erdogan now probably not be able to enforce. For the democratic development in Turkey is not a disadvantage. Unlike in 2007, the question of Turkey's EU membership no role in the election campaign.

Form a new government in Lebanon after five months of political wrangling

The secretary general of the Lebanese presidency, Suhail Burji, announced today the formation of a new government led by Najib Mikati and composed of 30 ministers, after almost five months of political wrangling. Mikati, who was appointed prime minister on Jan. 25 after the fall of the executive headed by Saad Hariri, won the job thanks to support from a coalition led by the Shiite movement Hezbollah.

Volcano wakes up in Eritrea, flight risk

Another volcano, after Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle, it is "awakened." And once again hangs over the traveler's nightmare of the precautionary cancellation of flights. The new outbreak was reported in Eritrea, where a crater "in sleep" from 1861, doubt has begun to erupt last night and today has increased the expulsion of ash and lapilli that, according to the findings of the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC), now exceed the 13,000 meters.

Japan's 14 nuclear plants at risk stop

The governor of the prefecture of Fukui announced that it will not authorize the resumption of reactor maintenance shutdowns, if the central government does not clarify "the reasons which led to the recent closure of Hamaoka plant and other facilities in the state of the country.

"Located just south of Tokyo, Fukui pefettura houses 14 reactors that make the area more nuclearized in the world. Six of these are in fact stopped for scheduled maintenance or unplanned (Monjiu in fact there was an incident last August), while two others are to be stopped for checks in the summer.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Offensive of the Army: Syrian army occupied Jisr al Schoghur

A television image from Sunday shows Syrian soldiers in Jisr al Schoghur 13th June 2011 2011-06-13 11:14:10 The Syrian army is engaged on Sunday with more than 150 tanks in the town of Jisr al Schughur. Previously, allegedly fled every 50 000 inhabitants. On Monday, the number of refugees who arrived in Turkey in 5000 to more than 6800th In the Syrian-Turkish border region to more than 10,000 Syrian camp to quickly in case of danger to bring across the border to safety.

Detected high levels of strontium in sea water near Fukushima

However, NISA announced it will host a comprehensive monitoring control of fish and shellfish found in the affected area. Last May, the Japanese Ministry of Science an analysis which detected no radioactive substance in the seabed, with samples collected at 50 kilometers south of the plant and 200 miles north of Tokyo.

Alarm in China and Taiwan to detect a carcinogen in foods

Beijing .- Chinese health authorities found eight types of food produced in the country the chemical DEHP potentially carcinogenic and that in recent weeks has caused a major health scare in neighboring Taiwan, reported the independent daily newspaper South China Morning Post. The substance DEHP (di-2-etilhexilftalato), generally used to soften plastics, but that apparently has been used in the food industry to improve the appearance of the products was found in products manufactured by three factories in Guangdong province ( southern China) and one in Zhejiang (East), said the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA).

Iran: Clashes and arrests in Tehran

In the Iranian capital Tehran on the edge of peaceful demonstrations appeared to have come to clashes with security forces. According to opposition figures shall be several demonstrators were arrested. Witnesses said members of the notorious Basij militia were equipped with sticks.

The opposition had the second anniversary of the controversial re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday called for a "silent protest". Opposition reported on websites, many people had followed the call. At the same relative number of police and security forces position, as it was called.

More than 600 lead poisoning, including 103 children, in eastern China

More than 600 people working in a plant processing sheet metal, including 103 children of the workers suffering from lead poisoning in the blood, in east China's Zhejiang province, reported the official news agency Xinhua. Some 25 families of plant workers Yangxunqiao metals, including their children, the analysis showed dangerous levels of lead in their blood, according to local health authorities said.

Two bombs kill at least 70 dead and over 100 injured in Peshawar

Two explosions in a commercial area of the city of Peshawar (northwestern Pakistan) has left at least 70 dead and 104 wounded, as have police and witnesses said. The supermarket is surrounded by dormitories and a hotel. Police said the first explosion caused several casualties. "Then when people came to help, there was another explosion stronger.

That was the one that caused the most damage," the source said. The bomb was attached to a motorcycle parked near a restaurant. Were about ten kilos of explosive material was detonated by remote control, said a police spokesman. The market is in a military zone in the city of Peshawar in northwest Pakistan, an area not far from the U.S.

First images of Congresswoman Giffords after the shooting of Tucson

Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has gone public on his Facebook page the first pictures since he was shot in the head in a mass shooting in Tucson about five months ago in which six people died and 13 were wounds. Both images show the congressman outside with very short hair, smiling faces and no signs of scarring on the head.

Giffords has been in a rehabilitation center in Houston two weeks ago. Since suffering the attack, the only time he has been seen in public was on April 27 when he flew to Florida to attend the launch of the spacecraft that flew her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly launch into space. At that time, images of poor quality, showed that the congressman wearing a helmet to protect his head.

The ash cloud from the volcano in Chile caused cancellations in Australia

The arrival in Australia of the ash cloud produced by the eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Chilean Caulle land now left thousands of passengers affected by canceled flights in the region. Australian airline Qantas and Jetstar announced the temporary suspension of flights between Melbourne and the island of Tasmania, and the connection between Sydney and Gold Coast.

Moreover, the two airlines canceled flights from Australia to New Zealand and vice versa, while Jetstar, said in a statement that the move was also for its domestic flights in New Zealand and those bound for Fiji in the Pacific. The ash cloud from the volcano Puyehue-Cordón Caulle has been dragged by strong winds over 9,400 miles to ocean the two countries.

Hoda Saber Iranian dissident dies after ten days on hunger strike

Iranian dissident and journalist Hoda Saber reads died today of a heart attack while on a hunger strike, reported news agency ISNA. Saber, 54, was on hunger strike for ten days to protest the suspicious death of another dissident, his partner Haleh Sahabi, during the funeral of his father Ezatollah Sahabi earlier this month.

Learn died in a Tehran hospital where he was transferred from Evin prison after suffering the attack. Her sister Hoda Saber Firuzeh confirmed his death after identifying the body, said ISNA. Knowing he was a member of a nationalist movement and was imprisoned after the June presidential elections in 2009, of which two years ago today, and opposition protests denouncing electoral fraud.

Assad sends tanks to crush the revolt in the Jisr Shughour

Syrian army tanks have entered the town of Jisr to Shughour, near the border with Turkey in the last movement to crush the revolts against the country's president, Bashar al-Assad. A total of 2,792 had crossed into Syria on Friday morning the Turkish border to escape the repression of the security forces of Al Asad.

"The tanks have arrived since the random shooting south of the city. People are still fleeing north," said one resident. The town is located in a strategic location in the mountains that link the city of Aleppo with the port of Latakia. The Syrian army began a military operation for days in the town, according to state television itself.

Elections in Turkey: Erdogan wins, but is not plebiscite

Turkish parliament changes considerably compared with earlier projections. 99% of the ballots counted the AKP, the moderate Islamic Party for Justice and Development led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, won 50.1% of the votes but was penalized by the opposition in the acquisition of seats that are now the lowest ever ever achieved, ie 326, just enough to bring avatars to constitutional reforms.

Hamas refuses to Prime Minister Fayyad is a Palestinian unity government

Gaza. .- The Islamist movement Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, Wednesday rejected to accept the current prime minister, Salam Fayad, as the next head of government of national unity to be formed soon with the nationalist Fatah. "We will not accept Salam Fayad, who chairs the illegal government in Ramallah, as Executive technocrat prime minister.

Do not accept even as a minister in the unity government", declared the capital of the Palestinian Gaza Hamas leader Salah to Bardawil. Fayad was appointed at a meeting in Ramallah last night as a candidate for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to lead the next cabinet unit, whose next training should end four years of political division between the main Palestinian factions.

VENEZUELA - Caracas denounced U.S. sanctions against the oil company PDVSA

The United States has imposed on May 24 for new sanctions against seven "foreign entities" as part of their effort to contain the nuclear program of Iran and deter companies from around the world to do business with Tehran. Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) is part of the companies mentioned. For Nicolás Maduro, Foreign Minister of Venezuela, these sanctions are "unilateral" and "unfair." He said that his country was studying how to report them to the United Nations.