Monday, August 29, 2011

The Finance Minister is head of government

The Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda has been appointed the new chairman of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and thus becomes the new prime minister of the country.

Following the resignation of Prime Minister Naoto Kan was the 54-year-old Noda on Monday in a second ballot the most votes from the DPJ members. According to the political tradition in Japan, he is expected on Tuesday by the Parliament elected the new prime minister. The party has a majority in the lower house of the relevant national parliament.

Israel fears that Syria is selling chemical weapons to Hamas and Hezbollah

The Israeli authorities are concerned about the possibility that the Syrian army is selling chemical weapons to armed groups such as Hamas or Islamist militia Lebanese political and military group Hezbollah, he confessed the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren .

In an interview with Wall Street Journal, Oren said literally that Israel is "very concerned about the current situation in Syria and weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons" and said both the U.S. and Israel "are watching very this situation closely. "

South Africa seeks the Facebook Black hunter

A photograph posted on Facebook of a white guy holding a rifle in his hand and displayed at his feet, like a hunting trophy is involved, the body of a black child has caused a huge stir in South Africa. In fact, the elite corps of Police, the Hawks are looking to the author of the snapshot.

Israeli Defense Minister believes the UN resolution will not resolve conflict with the Palestinians

The Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, said the EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, a UN resolution in favor of a Palestinian state will not help resolve the conflict Middle East. "We believe that the request to the Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly are both the wrong direction and are not productive," says a statement from Barak's office issued after its meeting today in Tel Aviv Ashton.

Rebels advance in control around Sirte

Libyan rebels have announced full control of the city of Ben Jawad, in the east, where forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had stood up to them in their progress towards Sirte, the hometown of leader fled, the channel reported catarí Jazeera. Sirte is a city in the hands of Gadhafi's followers after the fall of Tripoli.

U.S. announces death of The number two of Al Qaeda

The number two of Al Qaeda, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, was killed in Pakistan, as indicated on Saturday a senior U.S. official. Without elaborating on the circumstances of his death, the aforementioned source said Atiyah Abd al-Rahman was killed in the Waziristan tribal area on Monday August 22.

Irene in NY: no victims but flooded streets and power outages

'Irene' is no longer a hurricane but a tropical storm. But the blasts have been beaten to force enraged the streets of New York on Sunday, while Manhattan was flooded and its inhabitants were left without light.

28 killed in suicide attack at a major Sunni mosque in Baghdad

At least 28 people have died, including a deputy, and over 30 wounded in a suicide bombing on Sunday against a major Sunni mosque in Baghdad, according to medical sources reported. "We have received 28 bodies and 30 injured. Ambulances and police cars are still bringing victims," said a spokesman for the Yarmuk Hospital in Baghdad.

The attack was carried out shortly after the end of evening prayers in this mosque in the neighborhood of Ghazaliya (west) and the prominent personalities who usually attend Sunni. "A suicide bomber entered the main hall of the mosque and blew himself up," said Qutaiba to Falahi, the press officer of the Sunni Board, an organization that manages Sunni religious sites.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Nigeria: a bomb in the building of the United Nations: Ten dead

A strong explosion occurred shortly before 11 local time  within the UN building in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The first leaks reveal a bomb exploded on the third floor of one wing of the building and completely destroyed. There are at least a dozen dead and many wounded.

On site you are bringing numerous police vehicles and ambulances. "We have seen an explosion in the building. All those who were in the basement were killed. The bodies were scattered everywhere. I've seen at least five", UN employees said . "It seems that the explosion had started from the basement and the building shook," he added.

Japan, Prime Minister Khan resigns

The Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has announced his resignation as chairman of the Democratic Party (PDJ), thus paving the way for its de facto successor to the leadership of the government. In Japan, in fact, the president of the majority party in the Chamber of Deputies are appointed to lead the government, even if the Senate is in the hands of the opposition, as is the case today.

Thousands of Chileans go back for education and against Piñera

The Chilean students, mobilized since May to demand better education, took a clean sweep today marches organized by the main multisindical the country, in the second and final day of national strike called by political and economic reform. According to police, the march gathered in Santiago between 70,000 and 80,000 people in total, a figure that exceeds the demonstrations have been calling for three months, college and high school students within their own demonstrations.

Strauss-Kahn received his passport two days after withdrawing the charges

The former chief manager of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn received his passport two days after Judge Michael Obus withdraw all the charges against him last May for sexual assault and attempted rape in New York .

Libya-war: violent resistance from the Gaddafi troops

 Gaddafi's fighters have apparently at least parts of the oil port of Ras Lanuf recaptured. Meanwhile, Gaddafi called on the population to resistance against the rebels, which he described as a rat. Even women and children should participate in the fight, Qaddafi said, according to the Arabic news channel Al Jazeera in the short audio message.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Steve Jobs resigns from Apple

Steve Jobs resigns as CEO. The daddy of all the great successes of Apple leaves every operational commitment to Tim Cook to take office as president. Jobs has survived pancreatic cancer and a liver transplant. In a heartfelt letter to shareholders and employees the manager's favorite around the world motivated by the latest generations resigned his state of health.

Russia began to build a tunnel that connects to U.S.

The Russian authorities have given "green light" to a major project: building a 100 km tunnel under the Bering Strait (Russian Far East), reports the newspaper "Times" citing a spokesman for the Chamber of Commerce Russian-British. According to the newspaper, the tunnel was needed to "connect the transport systems of Eurasia and America." To achieve the ambitious project, estimated at 100 billion dollars, Russia must build their part of the tunnel in 2030 by placing approximately 5000 kilometers of tracks.

Final battle of Libya: Gaddafi: I fight until victory or death

Muammar Gaddafi has in the night on Wednesday appealed to the public to dispel the "rats" from the Libyan capital Tripoli. There, his fighters have holed up in various pockets of resistance, of which she took out time and again the opponents of the regime under fire.

Colonel Gaddafi had turned into an audio message to the Libyans, whose authenticity was impossible to verify. He announced to fight until victory over his opponent or to die as martyrs. Previously, the rebel military complex Bab al Azizija had taken, was the headquarters of the Gaddafi.

Libya, the 4 Italian journalists are free

MILAN - The four journalists were freed Italian hostages in Libya on Wednesday morning. Would be taken first in a garage with a small window and then in a private house in Tripoli and from there released and accompanied the rebel-held area. In moments of the kidnapping of the journalists were beaten and robbed of everything: passports, computers, money and satellite phones.

An earthquake of 7 degrees shook Peru's central jungle

Lima. .- The earthquake of 7 magnitude on the Richter scale shook Peru's central jungle, and felt almost everywhere in the country, no casualties or significant damage, police sources told Efe. According to staff Contamana station, closest to the epicenter, the quake "was strong" but there was no "person or property damage." Police said the area, the central jungle of Peru near the border with Brazil, communications are performed only by air and river, but so far there has been no damage to the villages near the epicenter.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A judge rejected the objection of the prosecutor who asked to drop charges against Strauss-Kahn

A New York judge denied the request for a special prosecutor for the rape case against former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, filed by counsel for Nafissatou Diallo, the Guinean immigrant of 33 years accusing him. The judge rejected the prosecutor's objection Cyrus Vance, who yesterday asked to withdraw charges against DSK.

"The court concluded that nothing justifies the disqualification of the Prosecutor. Therefore, the petition has been rejected," says a ruling by Judge Michael Obus in response to the petition by lawyer Kenneth Thompson. The ruling occurred one hour before the former IMF chief with his wife came to court in Manhattan where a judge must tell you if, as has asked the Prosecutor's Office dropped all charges against him.

Hurricane Irene is heading to the U.S. while battering the Caribbean

Hurricane "Irene", the first of the Atlantic hurricane season, is eyeing the U.S. as it moves through the Caribbean with heavy rains and strong winds have caused flooding and killed at least a million people without electricity in the region. "Irene" is a Category 2 hurricane on the scale Saffir-Simpson intensity of up to five wins in intensity en route to the United States, where it could land in South Carolina on Saturday.

Morocco and Bahrain recognize the CNT to be the bearer of the aspirations of the people

Morocco, Bahrain, Iraq and Nigeria have recognized the National Transitional Council (CNT) the only legitimate representative of Libya. These four countries have joined Tuesday to the thirty already recognize the rebel National Transitional Council as the legitimate representative of Libya, mainly U.S. and major EU countries. This is how, literally, has secured the Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri, in their country, in a statement picked up by news agency MAP. "Morocco reaffirms its recognition of the Transitional National Council as the sole and legitimate representative of the Libyan people and their aspirations for a carrier of a better future based on fairness, justice, democracy and the rule of law," the text says.

Hugo Chavez evaluates to undergo a new cycle of chemotherapy

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said Monday that studies with their doctors to undergo a third phase of chemotherapy in cancer treatment. Despite plans to continue his treatment, the president began to speak in past illnesses. "I'm recovering from the disease I had, I had, but I care," said Chavez in a ceremony with school children who spoke from the balcony of Government House.

He added that because he must restrict his physical contact with people and take care of viruses and bacteria, which forced him to keep away. "I will live many years to realize the homeland of you guys," he said and said he was sure they stay in power beyond 2021.

More than 1,400 people prosecuted for their involvement in the riots in London

The number of people prosecuted for their involvement in the riots in London between June and August 9 is 1406, of which 157 have already been convicted, according to data released Tuesday by the British Ministry of Justice. British courts have remained open during evenings and weekends, to the high volume of suspects who face prosecution for their involvement in acts of mob violence occurred in London and other English cities two weeks ago.

An earthquake of 5.9 degrees forced to evacuate the Pentagon and the Capitol in Washington

Barcelona. .- An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred today in the Washington area, was felt in New York and Toronto and forced the evacuation of the Pentagon and the White House. The earthquake, of which the United States Geological Survey  had initially estimated a magnitude of 5.8, was detected at 13.51 local time  with epicenter at a depth of 6 kilometers.

Gaddafi said that he remained in Tripoli and will not leave the country

The last hours of the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi lengthen, while the information is still very confusing. As the attacks intensify in the vicinity of the complex of Bab al-Qaddafi in Aziziya and the rebels appear to have entered the complex, Gaddafi and his son both have claimed Tuesday that Libyan leader is in the capital and has no intention of leaving the country.

Still unaccounted Gaddafi, and among the options being considered is that of who is in the bunker underneath the residence. Saif al Islam, asked his father, has said that it is "safe" and "Tripoli, of course." Himself Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday it is in Tripoli and has no intention of leaving the country during a telephone conversation with President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Assad regime and left 2,200 dead in its war against the opposition

At least 2,200 people have died in the crackdown on protests against the regime of Bashar al-Assad by Syrian security forces, as noted by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, Monday the beginning of the emergency session on Syria which is celebrating the Human Rights Council United Nations.

The UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay today opened the special session of the Human Rights Council on the situation in Syria demanding the prosecution of perpetrators of alleged crimes against humanity committed during the crackdown on protests against the regime in Damascus. Pillay stressed to the full "debug the importance of the responsibilities of perpetrators of crimes against humanity" and said the report released last week by his office found the commission organized crimes.

NATO intercepted a Scud missile launched from the Libyan Sirte region

NATO forces intercepted a Scud missile launched, apparently by troops loyal to the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, from the city of Sirte, according to the Qatari Al-Jazeera network. According to a correspondent of the chain in Tripoli, a NATO fighter-bomber managed to intercept the trajectory of the missile and destroyed it in the air before it could reach any goal.

This is the second time in the space of a week that the armed forces still loyal to Gaddafi use this type of weapon to defend against attacks by insurgent forces, which have yet advanced to the capital. The projectile was also released earlier from the town of Sirte, which still control the forces loyal to Qaddafi, and did not involve any danger, falling in a desert area between the eastern town of Ajdabiya and Brega, the latter under rebel control.

Obama calls for a peaceful transition, fair and inclusive in Libya

Barack Obama on Monday acknowledged the "value" of the Libyan rebels and encouraged them to launch a "peaceful transition, fair and inclusive." He did it in a statement without questions and pictures from Martha's Vineyard, where he spends a few days with his family. Obama warned that the situation is still "uncertain" but has welcomed the end of the regime of Muammar Qaddafi and said the outcome shows "how we can achieve if we work together." Estaodunidense President gave an overview of the major milestones of the intervention and stressed the need to begin preparations for a democratic future for Libya in the dictator is overthrown.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Syrian president says to stay in power

In an interview on Syrian state television, President Bashar Assad has said that elections expected for February and has acknowledged that the opposition has become more belligerent. The Syrian president also has called for elections to form the new Syrian Government for the month of February 2012, in which different parties may be submitted to the ruling Baath belonging to Asad.

Funeral service in Norway: 77 candles for the victims

About four weeks after the massacre of Utøya Norway has paused once more united. At the end three days of mourning the land of imaginary events on Sunday at an official celebration of the 77 victims of the terrorist attacks of 22 July. At the two-hour event in the candlelit light Oslo Spektrum Arena members took part in the Scandinavian royal families, including the Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and President and Government.

Shimon Peres: None of us want or want to kill Egyptian soldiers

Israeli President Shimon Peres, today took a meeting with relatives of the victims of the attack last Thursday to present their condolences to the Egyptian soldiers who killed in the Sinai during the israeli response. "None of us want or want to die Egyptian soldiers, even in these difficult situations," he said in a moment of the visit.

Peres also emphasized that Israel and Egypt share an interest in the Sinai "is a peninsula of peace, calm and tourism," according to the online edition of the newspaper "Maariv". The statements were made hours after the Cairo qualified as insufficient regret for the incident made public last night by the holder Israeli Defense Ehud Barak.

Gaddafi's son, Saif Islam, arrested

Saif Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, on whom an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court (ICC), has been detained by rebel forces Libyan court has stated today . The ICC has received confirmation that Islam has been arrested, as had been previously reported from Libya rebel forces, according to the Dutch agency ANP.

The ICC accuses the Libyan leader, his second son, Saif Islam, and brother Abdullah the Senusi crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Libya since last February, during the riots of insurgents in the North African country. The rebel forces are advancing today in the control of power in Libya and have already beleaguered Gaddafi's headquarters, according to television station Al Jazeera.

Friday, August 19, 2011

U.S. and EU demand Assad to withdraw

The U.S. government and the European Union have called on Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Thursday for the first time explicitly to resign. President Barack Obama at the same time imposed by decree sharp financial and economic sanctions against the Syrian government.

Before the start of a hearing-Syria in the UN Security Council disseminated the White House, the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton as well as the governments of Germany, France and Britain agreed statements in which they are calling on Assad because of the violence against political opponents to resign.

Pakistan, a bomb exploded in a mosque

A bomb exploded in a mosque in northwest Pakistan, under the control of the clans, while the traditional Friday prayers. Local media speak of at least 20 dead and 70 wounded. The explosion occurred in the town of Jamrud, the capital of the region of Khyber: the militants in the area have been active for several years.

The UN evidenced crimes against humanity in the repression in Syria

The UN said Thursday that there are indications of crimes against humanity in the systematic repression by the Government of Syria's opposition and civil unrest. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released the report prepared by the mission she has researched extensively the situation in Syria, in which numerous cases of killings and disappearances, torture, illegal detention and harassment.

Libya. The rebels took control of the oil refinery in Zawiya

The rebels trying to overthrow the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi regime have managed to Thursday with control Zawiya oil refinery in the west, as has been testing a Reuters reporter . The refinery was the last point in this town near Tripoli remained in the hands of the regime's forces, which the rebels have achieved with this forward block the two main supply points of the government forces: Gary, 80 kilometers Tripoli, and Zawiya.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gaddafi may be sick and negotiate a trip to South Africa

The Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is reportedly ill and wishes to travel to South Africa for treatment, according to the daily Arabic "Al Sharq Al Awsat." The newspaper says the chief of staff Gaddafi, Bashir Salih, said in recent talks in Mauritania, Mali, Tunisia and the Libyan leader is ill and wants to leave the country for medical treatment.

According to the newspaper, Gadhafi called host for him and his family to South African President Jacob Zuma. Presumably there would also be in contact with senior British and French to ensure the safety of your trip. However, a spokesman for South African Foreign Ministry would not confirm, nor was there confirmation in Tripoli.

Election campaign in America: Obama attacks the Republican

The American President, Barack Obama is on the offensive. During a three-day bus tour through the Midwest, he told the CNN that he was ready for the presidential election in 2012.

Obama accused the Republicans in the interview that the dispute over raising the debt ceiling to put party interests above the interests of the country. The Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is considered a likely candidate for the presidential candidacy for the Republicans, he recommended more restraint in his utterances.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The rebels hope to defeat Gaddafi Libyans before the end of the month

The National Transitional Council (CNT) Libyan estimated will have achieved a victory over the regime of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi at the end of August, which coincides with the end of Ramadan.

Shell oil company admits that discharge into the North Sea is still active

Royal Dutch Shell oil company reported Tuesday that its pipeline ruptured in the North Sea oil is poured, although at a much slower pace than before, which is already considered as the worst spill in a decade in the United Kingdom. "The flow of the discharge has been reduced to less than two barrels a day," explained technical director of exploration and production activities of Shell in Europe, Glen Cayley, told BBC Radio 4.

Examination of the waitress who allegedly abused by DSK says she was raped

Doctors of St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan examined Nafisatou Diallo on 14 May, the day of the alleged assault, according to the report the woman suffered several injuries caused by rape.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Republic of Southern Sudan officially entered into the African Union

Just over a month after declaring its independence, the Republic of Southern Sudan on Monday officially joined the African Union (AU) as the member number 54. In a colorful ceremony held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, the new state's delegation, headed by its president, Salva Kirr, sang with emotion national anthem, which sounded for the first time on an international stage, and witnessed hoisting of the flag.

Obama's popularity falls below 40%

Washington. .- The popularity of Barack Obama stands for the first time below 40%, according to a Gallup poll published on Sunday. The study reveals that only 39% of Americans approve of the president's action, compared with 54% who expressed dissatisfaction. These are the lowest since he took office, according to U.S. media.
The popularity of the president of the United States, which intends to renew its mandate in the 2012 elections, had reached 53% in the weeks following the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killed by special forces on last May in Pakistan. However, the affinity with the president declined with the economic data which showed anemic growth and after the decision by ratings agency Standard & Poors to lower the debt rating of the United States.

The police dispersed with tear a protest against corruption in Tunisia

One manifestation of left-wing trade union movement was broken Monday by the riot police who used tear gas in bulk at Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the center of the capital, according to Reuters on Monday has found. About 1,300 protesters gathered in front of the Tunisian Ministry of Interior calling for "the independence of the judiciary" and "more tough on corruption and personalities linked to the former regime of Ben Ali." The riot police managed to disperse the group of radical trade unionists even managed to fall into the door of the Cathedral, near the French embassy where they still resist the police after two hours of fighting.

The third richest man in the world calls on the U.S. to stop "spoil" the billionaires

The third world's richest man, Warren Buffett, according to Forbes magazine, today asked the U.S. to stop the "baby" to the wealthy with tax breaks, and she urged the country's political leaders to increase taxes billionaires like him. "While the poor and middle class fighting for us in Afghanistan and most Americans is struggling to make ends meet, the mega-rich we continue with our special tax exemptions," said Buffett in an article published in the New York Times, entitled "Stop coddling the super rich." The billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate said that in the long debate in the U.S .Congress.

He drank gasoline, it has been sprayed by the body and has set fire to himself

A Buddhist monk has died Monday after a fire sacrifice themselves with Tibetan area of Sichuan province, China (southwest), the agency has announced 'New China' and a witness, the second immolation this year in the region. The monk, 29, has set fire to his robe Daofu in Sichuan Province, and died shortly after by the serious injuries and burns sustained, according to official Chinese agency, citing officials of the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Gandz.

Breivik returns on the scene of the massacre

The killer of Oslo, Behring Anders Breivik, was brought to the island of Utoya, Norway, site of the massacre of July 22 in which 69 people were killed. The killers, led by investigators at the scene for a reconstruction, he wore a bullet-proof vest and indicated points where he opened fire on the crowd.

The 32 year-old, right-wing extremist, has admitted responsibility. The killer arrived on the island on Saturday at 14 hours local and reconstructed his movements step by step even with the same ferry that was used on July 22. The newspaper VG shows exclusive photos. Right near the newspaper office the killer stood in the car bomb which caused eight deaths.

Obama embarks on a bus tour to regain popularity

The President of USA, Barack Obama, today launched a bus tour of three rural states in the country in an attempt to stop the Republican electoral momentum and regain popularity is at a minimum. Obama, whose popularity is below 40 percent in recent polls, wants to focus his message of the tour in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois job creation, the problem that besets voters and you can depend on his reelection next year.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Syria: Hillary Clinton calls for further sanctions

Hillary Clinton has called for a wider front against the regime in Syria and its brutal crackdown on demonstrators. This was especially true in case of sanctions against the oil and gas industry, Clinton said on Thursday evening in an interview with CBS.

Especially India and China have invested heavily in the Syrian energy sector. "And we want to see that Russia stops selling weapons to the Assad regime." Clinton also stressed the need for an organized opposition in Syria. "These are available but not currently," said U.S. Secretary of State.

Police have arrested 1,051 people in London by the riots

Madrid .- The Metropolitan Police have arrested 1,051 people in London since the start of the violence on Saturday, according to a new balance rises to 591 accused persons, mostly for public disorder and looting. Scotland Yard has reported that among those arrested were a 19-year-old was arrested in the London Borough of Haringey for theft and public disorder.

The arrested would be released on social networking 'Twitter' a photograph that appeared with items stolen during the riots. The agents have also arrested in the town of Lewisham in London, a girl aged 16 for theft, attempted theft, possession of a weapon, threats of violence and assault to the police.

United States: a competitor for Obama

How good - or muddy - the outlook of President Obama to be re-elected next year, mainly depends on two factors: the state of the economy and the caliber of his challenger. Obama is preparing a major headache for the economy and threatens once again slipping into recession.

The situation on the labor market is unpleasant. In terms of rival candidate, the incumbent may still be left at the moment is relative: The Republicans, who have been presented as a would-be president, he will not steal the night to sleep. That could change, however, when a man named Rick Perry officially declared his ambition.

Breivik says he called the police ten times before killing

The far-right Anders Breivik Behring called the police several times to surrender, and getting no answer went on the killing of a youth camp in the Norwegian island of Utøya, reports on Friday the newspaper 'Aftenposten'. "Long before he was captured, called the police. He says he called ten times and they answered two.

He introduced himself as commander and gave his full name," he told Norwegian newspaper lawyer, Geir Lippestad. According to Breivik's own statements during questioning on Tuesday and Wednesday, had shown a willingness to surrender and asked for confirmation that he had accepted his proposal.

Friday, August 12, 2011

David Cameron in parliament "Ready to block social networking"

"The rescue began. We are here to protect you and pay you compensation. We are on your side. " Prime Minister David Cameron intervenes in parliament and is addressed to the nation. Shows a plan put into place to cope with the disorder, and announces drastic measures possible. As the restriction of the use of social networks, the main means of communication between young people who have inspired the revolt in the past four days: "We are investigating with the police chiefs the opportunity to block these communications - he explained -.

The Statue of Liberty will close for one year for renovations

The Home Secretary, Ken Salarzar, announced that the Statue of Liberty Hill, again, one year for renovations, as reported in its online edition The New York Times. The newspaper notes that the New York closing will occur after being closed for renovations for three years after the attack of 11-S to make security improvements claimed by the National Park Service.

The main symbol of the "American Dream" and one of the biggest tourist attractions in the U.S. requires an investment of 27.25 million dollars for the new security improvements before and after the investment to reform escape routes worth $ 6.7 million. However, unnamed officials as saying further explained that the reforms may not begin as no projects have been completed or determined finance works.

Two Indian states prohibit a Bollywood film for fear of a revolt

Two Indian states have banned the screening of a new Bollywood movie on the controversial quota system in education in the country for fear of violent riots erupt. As he explained on Thursday the state government of Uttar Pradesh in the north, several dialogues of the film 'Aarakshan' (reserve) are provocative and could incite unrest in certain groups.

Also the government of the northwestern state of Punjab joined that opinion. 'Aarakshan', starring superstar Amitabh Bachchan, is slated for release on Friday across the country, after state censors CBFC authorities give green light for projection. The film focuses on the regulation of fees for college.

Protest camp in Tel Aviv: This is the time of the tents

Driven by concern over the fragile peace with Egypt, Israel had pursued in the local popular uprising with suspicion. In the skepticism but soon mingled admiration for the so vehemently on the street supported the Egyptian democracy efforts. This tendency is even more compressed, the stronger the Netanyahu government - similar to the Mubarak regime - to discredit the Egyptian protesters as a dangerous mob of Islamists tried.

Sarkozy and Merkel will meet on 16 to discuss the governance of the euro area

The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, will receive next Tuesday to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, to discuss a possible reform of the governance of the euro area, which the two leaders pledged last month make proposals. The French presidency said in a statement today that as announced following the European meeting on 21 July, these proposals are aimed at increasing "the reflection conducted by (the European Council President) Herman Van Rompuy." The Elysee said in its statement that Sarkozy and Merkel will meet next on 16 at 14:00 GMT on and then offer a joint press conference at 16:30 GMT, after which he will hold a working dinner.

Erdogan and Obama advocate a democratic transition in Syria

The President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan discussed today the need for a democratic transition in Syria. In a telephone conversation, according to the White House, both leaders "stressed the urgency of the situation" and "reiterated their deep concern about the use of violence by the Syrian government against civilians.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A new military offensive in the city of Hama leaves at least 50 dead

At least 50 people have died in a new Syrian military offensive in several areas of the city of Hama, as reported Wednesday the National Human Rights Organization in Syria. The victims had eight children. Hama was during the middle weeks of protests against the president, Bashar Assad, but on Monday the army said it had begun to withdraw from the city.

On the other hand, according to Al Jazeera the army is conducting raids in Deir Ezzor in the Northeast. There would be carrying out mass arrests in neighborhoods and Al Ardi Al Qasur. According to some neighbors, columns of tanks are moving towards the last quarter. According to the opposition, repression against the population claimed 34 fatalities in Deir Ezzor on Tuesday, including 11 children.

China reaffirms its military power with the launch of its first aircraft carrier

China's first aircraft carrier, purchased from Ukraine in 1998, started on Wednesday its maiden voyage sailing from northeastern Dalian port, a fact that culminates 70 years of longing from the Navy and with the country's armed forces want to reaffirm its military power. After a long process of repair and updating, and ending years of speculation in the media, the military vessel left the port of Dalian in Liaoning Province (northeast) and did a brief tour before returning to port.

U.S. sanctions to a bank and the largest mobile operator in Syria

The Department of U.S. Treasury on Wednesday announced new sanctions against the Commercial Bank of Syria, state-owned and the largest mobile operator in the country to lend support to the government of Bashar al-Assad in the spotlight the repression against demonstrators. In addition to the Commercial Bank of Syria, Washington has also established new punishments for its subsidiary in Lebanon, the Commercial Bank Siriolibanés.

Police announced over 800 arrests following the death of three people

A total of 805 people have been arrested in London because of the wave of street violence and looting that began on Saturday in the neighborhood of Tottenham, Scotland Yard said today. The Metropolitan Police said 251 of those arrested have been charged. British Interior Minister, Theresa May, has ordered the suspension of permits for all stakeholders to tackle public disorder in several cities in England, who met his fourth consecutive night yesterday.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The nuclear crisis sinks TEPCO by losses of 5,200 million

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), which owns the plant in Fukushima, lost nearly 5,200 million euros between April and June by the nuclear crisis, only in victim compensation bill has passed at least 3,600 million euros. The company today announced results for the three months immediately following the devastating tsunami of March, which broke out in Fukushima's worst nuclear accident in the last 25 years and put on the ropes TEPCO, the largest electric utility in the country and the only one that provides energy to Tokyo.

Santiago: student-police clashes

In Santiago, Chile, student-police clashes Barricades - The new challenge for students in the ninth mobilization in three months, has resulted in sporadic clashes. The protesters had set up several barricades at intersections, removed by the police, intervened by using tear gas and jets of water.

A man of 26 years, first fatality of the riots in London

London. .- A man aged 26 died after being shot Monday during violent incidents in the suburb of Croydon in London, according to Scotland Yard. This is the first fatality of the riots that began in London on Saturday night and those who have been detained some 525 people, a hundred of them charged. The man was shot when he was in a car, but for now unknown details of the event.

Nearly 80 police officers were injured during the three nights, in which there have been riots in London and Scotland Yard stressed that the rioters directed their violence directed against them. Among civilians, injured 14 people yesterday, including a 60 year old man with serious head injuries.

A third corruption scandal again shakes the government Rousseff

The Brazilian Federal Police arrested 38 people linked to the Ministry of Tourism, including Vice Frederico Silva da Costa, as part of an investigation into misuse of public funds. This is the third scandal exploded in the Cabinet Rousseff since July, when the Transport Minister, Alfredo Nascimento, stepped down under pressure from allegations of corruption and led the president to begin a process of "cleansing" that resulted in the portfolio in the dismissal of more than twenty employees.

Cameron: We will try to restore order

Prime Minister David Cameron explained that they have suspended all permits to the police because "we need more, more agents" and "we will work to restore order." In all, 16,000 officers on the streets starting tonight, 10,000 more than in recent days. Cameron was speaking after meeting Interior Minister and police officials, in which images of violence described as "disgusting scenes." "It is outright criminal and must be confronted and defeated," he emphasized, reports Reuters.

Freedom for the 137 people arrested in recent protests in Bahrain

The commission of inquiry into violence in Bahrain on Tuesday confirmed the release of 137 detainees, including two Shiite MPs by the authorities in recent protests. The head of the commission, Cherif Bassiouni, the Egyptian Mahmoud, an international expert in criminal law, has confirmed the release and said in a statement that his team continues its investigation of torture, abuse and violence that have marked response in the country.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Process in Ukraine: Timoshenko remains in custody

Over the trial of the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Kiev, the court rejected a repeal of the detention. Give the step requested by the defense, there is no reason to judge ruled Rodion Kireyev. The media reported in Kiev on Monday from the courtroom.

Meanwhile, in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Monday thousands of people protested against the arrest of Tymoshenko. The demonstrators gathered outside the courthouse and blocked the main route from Kiev. Remains in custody: the figurehead of the Orange Revolution of 2004 Kireyev judge had ordered the detention on Friday after repeated attempts by the opposition leader disorder.

The Syrian Navy shoots a Lebanese fishing boat

.- The Syrian Beirut Marina shot today against a Lebanese fishing boat sailing in regional waters, said the Lebanese National News Agency (NNA). The two fishermen who were aboard the boat were able to return to the village of Al Arida border safely, said the ANN. The land and maritime borders of Lebanon with Syria, which controlled militarily this small state in the Mediterranean for nearly three decades, are not well defined and it is rare that such incidents occur.

More than 100 arrested in the second night of riots in several parts of London

London is experiencing a second night of violence. The riots on Saturday night took place in the neighborhood of Tottenham on Monday have spread, although with less intensity in the north and south of the city, where hundreds of people have gathered in the streets and shops and premises have been looted.

The police had to act in Enfield, Walthamstow and Waltham Forest, north of the British capital and in Brixton, south, all suburbs. Scotland Yard has reported that there are more than 100 prisoners for acts that have spread to several suburbs of the capital. In addition, there are 35 officers injured, three of them were hit by a car while trying to make an arrest.

Fatah and Hamas agree to release political prisoners

The Palestinian nationalist Fatah movement and Hamas agreed in Cairo to resolve the issue of releasing political prisoners from both sides in Gaza and the West Bank before the end of the month of Ramadan. According to the Egyptian official news agency Mena, the two movements took this decision, which did not provide further details during a meeting held this morning.

This meeting aimed to advance the reconciliation pact signed last May 4 in Cairo the two major Palestinian factions. The agency Mena said the meeting was held in a "positive atmosphere" that shows the insistence of both parties to overcome all obstacles to national reconciliation. The two main Palestinian movements also pledged to give "confidence steps" leading to reconciliation.

Yulia Timoshenko, Ukraine's former first lady, will continue its political struggle

The opposition and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko has promised on Monday before the first hearing of his trial after spending the weekend in prison, will continue their struggle to "make Ukraine a truly European state." "Jail is jail, I will not complain. It is a test, but also the sense of my life trying to get Ukraine to become a true European state," he told reporters in the courtroom before the hearing .

Violence in Mogadishu after the announcement of the rebels to leave the capital

The fighting has re-emerged on Sunday in Mogadishu between government troops and insurgents of al-Shabab, a day after they say they left the capital and declared that the Somali government already controlled most of the city. A spokesman for the peacekeeping force (AMISOM) African Union (AU), the captain Ndayiragije Come, soldiers reported that they had attacked Al Shabab in a district of the capital.

The Serbs of northern Kosovo accept the agreement of Belgrade and Pristina

The Serbs of northern Kosovo have accepted the tentative agreement to end the crisis in the tense border between Serbia and Kosovo, although so far they have not withdrawn their barricades, the press reported on Monday in Belgrade. Radenko Nedeljkovic, representative of Kosovo Serbs, told reporters after a meeting with Serbian President Boris Tadic in Belgrade last night, who want to "preserve peace together, unity and stability" in northern Kosovo.

After downgrading, massive losses on Wall Street

In response to the credit of the United States, the tiered rates on the U.S. stock markets have crashed again on Monday. The decline accelerated until the close of trading, so that ultimately the Dow Jones Industrial lost more than 600 points at day's low was significantly below 11 000 points from the market.

London is burning, riots in Notting Hill

They extend also in Manchester and Bristol riots broke out last Saturday in London. While the riots in London in the night have moved increasingly toward the center of the city and as far as the neighborhood of Notting Hill, one of the most fashionable and wealthy, located in the central-west of the capital.

Meanwhile, the urban warfare that broke out three days in London and other cities has forced British Prime Minister David Cameron to break holidays in Tuscany and return to the capital. Violence and looting continued into the night between Monday and Tuesday in the London districts of Croydon, Peckham and Lewisham.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Typhoon Muifa China forces evacuation of 200,000 citizens

The Chinese authorities have evacuated Saturday to more than 200,000 residents of the eastern province of Zhejiang and have more than 200 flights canceled, pending the arrival of a typhoon that could be the worst to affect the area in years. Forecasts indicate that the typhoon Muifa should impact the east coast of China this weekend, with winds of 160 kph (100 mph) and heavy rain.

News of the storm on Friday caused the suspension of operations at various ports of shipment of crude oil and other commercial products. 75 flights canceled Shanghai, Hangzhou did the same with 140 more flights and Air China suspended all trips, according to official news agency Xinhua.

38 soldiers killed in a helicopter crash of NATO in central Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced Saturday that 31 U.S. soldiers have died and seven Afghan helicopter crash in central China. According to local sources, the military was conducting an operation against the Taliban. According to Associated Press has learned over 20 of the 31 U.S. soldiers killed were members of SEAL, the best strength of the U.S. Special Operations, who commanded the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. The U.S. president, Barack Obama, regretted the incident. "His death is a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by our men and women in the military and their families, including those serving in Afghanistan," he said in a statement released by the White House.

Another night of riots in London

More violence in London. After serious clashes Sunday in the district of Tottenham, the riots in the night have moved further north, in the residential district of Enfield. About 100 boys, very young, wrapped up in the hoods of sweatshirts, stormed a few shops on the main street of the neighborhood.

At the moment the situation seems to be back under control. The officers of the Metropolitan Police have blocked access to the area where the accident occurred and are treating the area as a crime scene. In the streets you can still see broken windows, broken bottles.

Ban Ki-moon calls on Assad to end the use of violence against civilians

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end the use of violence against civilians, and expressed "great concern" about the death toll from the protests the last days in the Arab country. "In a telephone conversation with President Assad, the Secretary General expressed his great concern and the international community over the increasing violence and the death toll in Syria in recent days," reported the spokesman's office of the UN.

Raul Castro greets Chavez on his arrival in Cuba to continue treatment

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, was received by General Raul Castro on his arrival last night to Cuba to undergo a second cycle of chemotherapy, following treatment for cancer which was operated on the island last June, reported local media today. Chavez arrived shortly before midnight Saturday to the International Airport "José Martí" Havana, in military dress, "smiling and talkative," according to a brief note published on the cover of the official newspaper "Juventud Rebelde" with a photo which he is seen conversing with President Raul Castro.

Japan remembers 66th Hiroshima anniversary

Japan recalls on Saturday the 66th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the middle of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. At the ceremony, Prime Minister Naoto Kan reiterated its call for the denuclearization and the elimination of such weapons. The event, held at the Peace Park, near where the bomb hit, the prime minister stressed that Japan should change its energy policy in view of the crisis experienced in the central Fukushima earthquake and 'tsunami 'of March 11, causing radioactive leaks.

The Syrian army caused dozens of deaths in the attack on Deir al-Zur and Haul

At least 42 people were killed in an offensive launched by the Syrian army against the towns of Deir al-Zur (northeast) and Haul (province of Homs, in the middle), Efe said a spokesman for the Local Coordination Committees, Abdullah Mohamed al. Al Abdullah said that 38 people were killed in Deir el-Zur, where private hospitals have been forced to close and one public has been surrounded by troops, and four died Haul.

Netanyahu is considering a response to the demands of outraged Israelis

Even with the thunderous echo of the more than 300,000 Israeli demonstrators last night demanding "social justice" in protests held around the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that made "social corrections with determination but also with responsibility. I am convinced we will succeed as we did with the economy in the past.

" After announcing the membership of the round table dialogue with the leaders of the major social upheaval in the history of Israel, Netanyahu made clear at the start of the weekly meeting of Government: "I am sensitive to the protest. We will listen to everyone.'ll Talk to all. dialogue in a sincere and hear the claims and proposed solutions.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Famine and drought in Africa demand global collaboration

Drought and famine are ravaging the Horn of Africa. In the last week, the UN has declared a state of famine in five regions of southern Somalia, where the number of people needing assistance has increased from 2.4 to 3.7 million in just six months. And the food crisis also affected parts of northern Kenya and southern parts of Uganda, Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Sonia Gandhi made in the U.S. "It is a cancer center"

Sonia Gandhi has been successfully operated in the United States. This is what it said in a statement released by the spokesman of the Indian Congress party president. With the Italian-Indian leader 64enne are the son Rahul, daughter Priyanka and her husband of the latter, Robert Vadra.

Apart from the brief note, around the Gandhi hospital in America applies the strictest confidence. She would arrive on Thursday in a hospital in New York specializing in the treatment of cancer, as revealed by the weekly magazine Tehelka investigation. This is the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where he is followed by the oncologist Dattatreyu Nori.

Japan dismisses three senior officials responsible for managing earthquake

The Government of Japan will cut three senior officials responsible for nuclear policy for his role in crisis management at the plant in Fukushima, said the Japanese Minister of Industry, Banri Kaieda. Those affected are the Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kazuo Matsunaga, the agency responsible for the Nuclear and Industrial Safety, Tetsuhiro Hosono, and the head of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Tetsuhiro Hosono.

At least 45 people are killed in another attack in the Syrian army in Hama

At least 45 people have died this evening after the assault tank of Syrian forces in the center of Hama, according to an activist quoted by Reuters and identified as Thaer. Up to 40 of the dead would come from the district of Al-Hader Orodes north of the river, while the remaining five have died while trying to leave the city by road to Dhahirya.

These would be family members and Fakhri Assaad, and between them have two children. The informant, who had escaped from the besieged city, explains that Syrian forces were used to fund with machine guns and tanks. The Syrian authorities did not allow entry of the vast majority of independent media, which is complicated complicate balances provided by officers and witnesses.

Obama celebrates 50 years raising funds and eating hamburgers

Washington ..- The last crisis in U.S.. UU. has not prevented Barack Obama as tradition celebrating its 50th birthday. Chicago has done in his city, with several fundraising events for the 2012 presidential campaign, calling it "in some ways more important than the past." "I'm speaking from Chicago. With a small celebration at my house" Obama said before talking in a videoconference with Democratic supporters.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Eight people die after falling a military aircraft in southern Brazil

Eight people on board a transport plane of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) died on Tuesday after the plane crashed in the southern state of Santa Catarina, the military command reported. "The military regrets to inform that there is no surviving evidence of the accident with a C-98A Grand Caravan happened today," said the FAB, in a statement.

According to this version, the device, integrated into the fifth air transport squadron, fell to 13.30 local (16.30 GMT) in the municipality of Bom Jardim da Serra. The plane, carrying eight people who had taken off from the city of Canoas, State of Rio Grande do Sul, and headed to Rio de Janeiro.

Pie in the face of Murdoch: Jonnie Marbles sentenced to six weeks

The joke did not like. Jonnie Marbles, 26, was sentenced to six weeks. On 19 July the British comedian and performer has attempted to throw a pie in the face, or perhaps a plate with shaving cream, the "tycoon" Rupert Murdoch (see images), while the mogul and his son James was referring to the House the common intercept on the scandal.

The decision was issued by the "City of Westminster magistrates court." Before the court, on Friday said the comedian was "guilty." Jonathan May-Bowles (his real name) will have to serve at least half of his sentence. The man, accused of disturbing public order, was also sentenced to a fine of 250 pounds.

UN condemned Syria

The UN Security Council has condemned Wednesday evening the violence against demonstrators by the Syrian regime, with a formal declaration which calls on Syria to allow peaceful gatherings in the country and the entry of humanitarian aid . CNN reports that while the Council voted the Syrian army has launched a new bombing of the city of Hama by using tanks.

The text of the statement, that unlike a Council resolution is not binding, it condemns the "widespread violations of human rights and the use of force against civilians by the Syrian authorities." The text is a compromise reached in Western countries after the Council agreed to remove from the declaration, the request to initiate an investigation of the UN Council for Human Rights on violence.

The mayor of Vilnius on a tank crushing a car parked in a bike lane

 The mayor of the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, was filmed smashing a car that was parked illegally in a bike lane aboard an armored vehicle. "This is what will happen if you park your car illegally," said Mayor Arturas Zuokas, an avid cyclist, in a video posted on the website of the City of Vilnius.

The scene was filmed this weekend for a Swedish program called '99 things you should do before you die '. In the video, Mayor scolds Zuokas the owner of the car, sweeping the broken glass, climbs onto a bike and quietly macha. "You have to have a sense of humor, and I thought this would be a way to draw attention to the fact that the city intends to be proactive in the fight against illegal parking," said the mayor.

The UN declares famine in three other regions of Somalia

The famine has spread to three other areas of southern Somalia, where two regions already suffered such a situation, reported the Financial Analysis Unit of Nutrition and Food Security in Somalia, linked to the UN. "New data indicate that the prevalence of acute malnutrition and mortality rates have exceeded the threshold of hunger in the Balkan and Cadal areas in Middle Shabelle, in the IDP camp Afgoye and between the community of displaced people in Mogadishu," said the FSNAU in a statement issued in Nairobi.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A typhoon and a tropical storm caused at least 70 dead in Philippines

The combined action of first tropical storm and then a typhoon in the Philippines has caused 70 deaths, 24 missing and about a million people displaced, officials said Tuesday. The National Center for Disaster Prevention rose this morning to 66 the number of people killed when tropical storm Nock-Ten toured the north of the archipelago last week, out on Thursday.

Then he went and killed four others Typhoon 'Muifa', which affected the country on Thursday with sustained winds of 175 mph and gusts to 210 mph, according to data from the agency. The latest victims are nine fishermen found in the province of Masbate, the Philippines, after wrecking his boat and had been missing since last Wednesday.

The agreement of the U.S. debt don't calm down Chinese creditors

China, the main creditor of the United States, see the last-minute agreement reached at the Congress of American country to avoid bankruptcy as a short term solution, but distrust the future of their economy, according to today released the official Journal the People. "Although the U.S. has avoided bankruptcy, the sovereign debt problems remain unresolved and only have been postponed for later," the paper said spokesman of the Communist Party of China in an editorial.

More than 35 violent deaths in less than 24 hours in the largest city of Pakistan

The violence still bleeding to Karachi. The death toll rises to 35 in 24 hours in the southern city of Pakistan. The numbers of clashes and killings continue rising despite the peace imposed by the Government a few days ago, demonstrating his inability to curb violence in the most populous city (17 million) and Pakistan's economic capital.

"35 people have died in violent incidents over the past 24 hours, especially in shootouts," said provincial government official, Sharfuddin Memon. These deaths raise the number to 50 since last Saturday and are attributed to political rivalries, ethnic and mafias. Moreover, the dead since the beginning of July are now over 200.

Most social mobilization in the history of Israel Netanyahu calls for reforms

The 'outraged' who lead the largest social protest in the history of Israel are preparing a document with their demands to present to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday the newspaper Haaretz. The text is being drafted by the leaders of the protest movement, initiated last 14 days in a camp in Tel Aviv by the prices of housing and that has been gaining up between various sectors of the population.

A group of hackers stealing personal data of readers of 'The Sun'

In July the personal data of thousands of readers who participated in contests and surveys on the website of the British tabloid The Sun, quoted in The Guardian today. News International, Rupert Murdoch, owner of the head, reported last night to some users of the website your name, address, date of birth, email and phone may be involved, although their financial data, reports the Guardian.

The Israeli Supreme orders to dismantle the illegal West Bank settlement

Jerusalem. .- The Israeli Supreme Court today ordered the dismantling of the colony of Migron, the largest in the occupied Palestinian territory between the West Bank that Israel considers illegal (for international law, all are). The Court has demanded the army to evacuate before March next year's settlement, near Ramallah and sixty houses in which some 250 settlers live, told Efe Yariv Oppenheimer, director of the Israeli NGO "Ajshav Shalom".

The NATO mission in Kosovo calls for reinforcements following the incidents at the border

The leaders of the NATO mission in Kosovo (KFOR) admitted Tuesday that asked for more troops to control the situation in the young Balkan country, where tensions have risen in recent days after Pristina prohibit the importation of goods Serbian in response to a similar action taken by Belgrade. "Yes, I confirm it," declared the spokesman for the Atlantic Alliance in the small republic, Hans Dieter Wicht, after a reporter asked if he had asked KFOR reinforcements to central control from Brussels.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Egyptian Army forcibly evicted the protesters from the Tahrir square

The Egyptian army and police today forcibly evicted the last protesters camped in Cairo Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the revolution of January 25, sources told Efe security. Members of the security forces stormed the square to open access to the same traffic and dismantling the tents set up there for three weeks.

The eviction sparked riots that caused minor injuries to several people, according to sources, who did not require the number of injured. The police, backed by tanks and armored vehicles pulled out the barbed wire and iron barriers blocking the entrances to the plaza. Before the start of clashes between security forces and protesters, several groups took refuge in the nearby Mosque of Omar Makram, sources said.

The EU expands sanctions on Syria after recent attacks on Hama

The European Union (EU) plans to pass along today a new round of sanctions against the Syrian regime in response to the attacks in Hama (center) and other cities such as Homs and Deir el-Zur (east) . According to spokesman said today Community Affairs, Michael Mann, the decision is "imminent" and will be stamped by the twenty-seven in the coming hours.

This will be the fourth set of sanctions against Syria in the EU in recent months and will affect five new people involved in the violent suppression of protests citizens, who have their assets frozen and be barred from traveling to Europe, according to community sources. The list of Syrian leaders included the Twenty-sanctioned so far around thirty names, including the leader Bashar al-Asad.

The Norwegian Parliament commemorates the victims of Breivik

The Norwegian Parliament recalled Monday in an act of State, to the 77 victims of the twin bombings of last July 22 attack, which according to ongoing research could have been even more devastating. The ceremony culminated in the legislature and the many spontaneous demonstrations institutional acts of citizenship in sorrow and rejection by the attacks.

The last public event to which were invited all Norwegians in memory of the victims will be August 21, as stated by the newspaper Aftenposten. The event, attended by the staff of the Norwegian policy and the Royal House, spoke Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. "My biggest thanks go to the people of Norway, which has demonstrated its responsibility when needed, keeping their dignity and choosing democracy," the premier said in Parliament, adding that "the generation of July 22 is the heroes and hope.

Israeli troops kill two Palestinian in the West Bank

The Israeli army raid in search of militants suspected in Kalandia refugee camp (Ramallah) has completed early in the morning with the deaths of two Palestinians.

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that "there was a clear Kalandia intent to harm the soldiers have the obligation and right to defend itself" while Palestinian spokesman, Nabil Abu Ruideina, accuses Israel of "wanting to cause a escalation. " After the arrival of members of the military unit in Kalandia Kfir in what he calls "routine raid," dozens of Palestinians took to the streets to throw stones and Molotov cocktails.

The heroines who saved forty young Utoya

Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen, a couple of lesbians, have become the great heroines of the slaughter of Utoya. The couple, a picnic was held around the island when they began to hear shots and screams coming from the small Norwegian island. The women took their boat and headed to where the slaughter was going on and picked up dozens of teenagers who were in the water and hidden among the rocks of the coast while Behring Anders Breivik, the extremist disturbed author of the slaughter, the shoot -some bullets hit the jackpot.

23 people die in two road accidents in India

At least 23 people were killed Wednesday in two accidents in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India when vehicles traveling in fell into two rivers in the region, police said. The most serious accidents occurred in Raisen district, when a bus en route from Bhopal, the state capital to Jabalpur Barna fell into the river, 45 kilometers east of Bhopal, which killed at least 16 its 60 passengers.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The 'outraged' holiday could condition the Israeli Parliament

The Israeli parliament, will study this week to suspend the recess of the summer session by the massive protests that took to the streets yesterday to 150,000, a record in the country. The opposition leader and former foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, has asked the House speaker, Reuven Rivlin, prolonging the session in this time of crisis for Parliament to debate legislation that meets the demands of population, the daily Haaretz reported.

Syria arrests an important opposition leader

The Syrian forces have arrested the leader of the tribe Baqqara, a major source of opposition to President Bashar Al Assad. Nawaf al-Bashir, who rules over more than a million baqaruíes, most residents in the province of Deir Al Zor, was arrested this afternoon in the village of Ein qirsh in Damascus, said the opposition itself.

Hours before his arrest, Bashir told the media their intention to cease armed response to the attacks of al-Assad and convincing the residents of Deir Al Zor they resort to peaceful methods of protest. The attack was part, says the NGO Union of Coordination of the Revolution Syria, the beginning of a full-scale assault on the town.

The Iranian woman blinded with acid saves his assailant

Tehran. .- Ameneh Bahrami, an Iranian woman who was disfigured and blind when a man threw acid in the face seven years ago, forgave the perpetrator of the attack today, minutes before you apply the sentence for which he was condemned to remain without also seen with acid, local media reported. The sentence, according to the Law of Ghesas (law of retaliation) collected in Iran's Islamic law, was to manage in today's Forensic Hospital in Tehran when, minutes before, Ameneh forgave the man, Mohavedi Majid, 29, told Fars news agency.

Syria: Bloody in Hama

On Monday begins the holy month of Ramadan: the expected clashes between the army and the opposition are thus additionally receive a religious sharpness 31st July 2011. Almost thirty years after the bloody massacre of the Syrian army of some 20,000 people gets mittelsyrische the city of Hama in the headlines again.

According to opponents of the regime of Bashar al Assad's troops are there at the weekend have lived brutally, as in the town of Deir al Zor in the east of the country, which is largely populated by Kurds. This Monday begins the holy month of Ramadan, it almost looks as if that would get right to expect in the next four weeks, the decision in Syria.

Ten died in the crash of a boat on the river Moskva Russian

A dozen people have died this morning when it hit the boat they were traveling in a boat on the Moskva River, which crosses the Russian capital, said the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations. The accident occurred in the area of the Vorobyov Hills (former Lenin Hills), where the river runs past the Lenin Stadium, the largest sports facility in the country.

"According to the latest data on board the boat were 17 people, including the captain," said a spokesman for Emergency quoted by Interfax news agency. He said that seven people survived the accident with life and so far rescuers have recovered the bodies of seven people killed, and the continuing search for three people still missing.

Breivik demands the resignation of the government

He confessed to the twin bombings of Norway, Anders Breivik Behring, has demanded the resignation of the government of Jens Stoltenberg in exchange for a full statement about your attacks, reported the Norwegian television NRK. It also asks the abdication of the King of Norway Harald V of Norway Breivik asked while being named chief.

The right-wing fundamentalist Christian, in which twin bombings of July 22 killed 77 people, said last Friday to the police for ten hours, police sources said yesterday. It is expected that next week is examined by two forensic psychiatrists, who must issue an opinion on his mental state until November.