Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shimon Peres is "nervous" about the presence of Iranian warships near Israel

..- Madrid president of Israel, Shimon Peres, has downplayed on Wednesday the passage of two ships of war in the Suez Canal after Egypt gave its approval and has described this fact as mere "political provocation." Breakfast Briefings in Europe Press, commented wryly that "boats usually do not change the sea, so the Suez Canal" still there "after those ships crossing the canal.

"It's not as relevant," said Peres, for whom this fact is "political provocation" that "should not get so nervous." The two ships are expected to reach the coast of Syria through the Mediterranean Sea, after Egypt, which controlled the sea passage, gave his consent. Last week, Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, described as "provocation" the intent of the frigate 'Alvand' and the mother ship 'Kharg' crossing the canal route to Syria, considering it a sign of strengthening the alliance between Damascus and Tehran, Tel Aviv resgionales enemies.

Israel launches more air strikes against the Gaza Strip since the War

Israeli planes bombed during last night and this morning several targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket fell in a city south of the country. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that this is the biggest air strike on Palestinian territory since the War of Gaza in late 2008 and early 2009, three weeks that left more than 1,400 dead.

The rocket 'Grad' launched against Beersheba, southern Israel, fell on Wednesday night in the courtyard of a house. It is also the first time in two years that a rocket falls on the town, known as the capital of the Negev desert. The missile caused no injuries, because the family that lived in the place had checked into a shelter after hearing the warning siren in the city.

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He ate too loudly his popcorn at the screening of Black Swan. His neighbor took out a gun and killed him. The scene took place in one of the largest cinemas in Riga, Latvia. The murderer, ranking member of the police academy, graduated in law, the Baltic Times reported.

    The minister declared dead by Gaddafi joins revolt

    Cairo - Abdulfattah Junis, the interior minister declared dead by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on the eve, said today by telephone to the Arab network Al Arabiya no longer a minister, but a "soldier in the service of people." Junis was also a follower of Gaddafi tried to kill him on Tuesday, but the shot did not hit and injured a family member.

    In his televised speech the day before, Gaddafi challenged the revolt and said "die a martyr" before leaving office. The Libyan leader also said that Junis had been killed by protesters in the city of Benghazi, east of the country.

    The Spanish used Gaddafi

    His name is Pablo Prieto was born in Galicia but it, along with his trainer, Luis also Spanish, Castilian, Spanish only employee Gaddafi. On Wednesday, at the airport Barajas, decried the lack of seamless support from the Spanish embassy in Libya, but when asked by the Gaddafi regime responded with a shrug and a wry smile: "It's a very difficult, there is much danger, but ...

    Yes, I can not say much about the leader, realize that I work for him. " The leader is, of course, Muammar Gaddafi. Prieto is currently football coach for the North African country, but in exile after running away without even unravel its contractual relationship with the Libyan state. "In Tripoli the population is suffering a lot, these past few days have been very difficult, there are buildings completely destroyed, cars burned," he described the situation in the capital, calling it "daunting." "We were told we could only stay in Regatta, an area in which they live only from Europe and employees of oil companies, or leave the airport," explains how dangerous the situation.

    LEBANON - The country's private Egyptian Electricity

    "The Jordanian authorities have suspended the supply of electricity in Lebanon due to disruptions in gas pipelines in the region," reports The Daily Star. It is the explosion on Feb. 5 of a gas pipeline in Egypt since 2009 channeling of energy - at least 100 megawatts - to Lebanon via Jordan and Syria.

    A statement of Electricité du Liban (EDL) published on February 22 indicates that "the power shortage, which already suffers from Lebanon, will intensify over the next two weeks. Jordan has closed its supply from the February 20, "the Lebanese daily English.

    UNHCR is preparing for a "significant drain" from Libya

    Geneva. (Reuters) .- The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has revealed that it is preparing for an eventual "significant exodus" of the Libyan population, under the repression of popular revolts against the regime of President Muammar Gaddafi. "So far we have not seen a huge exodus, but we are very concerned that we are receiving reports of widespread violence and persecution of specific persons, which could cause a significant exodus," said the spokesperson for this office, Sybella Wilkes , in an interview with Reuters.

    Strauss-Kahn opens the door to his candidacy as president of France

    Managing Director International Monetary Fund (IMF), the French socialist Dominique Strauss-Kahn, "misses France" and "listen to his wife." What tells his wife, journalist Anne Sinclair? Simply, he does not want Strauss-Kahn has a second term as head of that agency to which the ambition and ability to work from her husband and the global financial crisis has been replaced as head of the global economy.

    FRANCE - Pan on the mouthpiece of the "Duck chained"

    The French followed with delight (or outrage) the adventures of Tunisian Michele Alliot-Marie, Minister of Foreign Affairs, caught in a tangle of questionable links between his office and his private life. Some press titles specialize in finding the facts about it. That informs them and why? Are these people around him morally offended by misconduct but in no hurry to undermine their career with a public denunciation? On political opponents? Whistleblowers professional, paid or not to torment the people on which they hold any information? All these scenarios exist.

    Agony of a regime: Gaddafi wanted to buy the youth

    Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam was the propagandist of a so-called reform of the Libyan regime Moammar Gadhafi's "Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya" seems to be the next dictatorial Arab regimes to be, whose fate is sealed. The day before yesterday warned the government newspaper "Jamahiriya" (the masses) from a civil war, which they confirmed indirectly that there is already such in the country.

    UN calls for "immediate end" of violence in Libya

    The same day, but with eight hours of difference defiant speech and Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Security Council United Nations in New York last night spoke about the massacres that shook the Arab country and have left at least 500 killed, a thousand missing and more than three thousand people injured.

    Almost a month has been slow to react to the decision-making body of the UN in the wake of violence that shook not only Libya for ten days, but on the other popular revolts against authoritarian leaders in other Arab countries such as Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Yemen and Bahrain Islamic towards more democracy and a better future for their citizens.

    Orlando Zapata Family pay tribute to his grave without incident

    Relatives of the late Cuban prisoner of conscience Orlando Zapata Tamayo, whose death marks one year on Wednesday, paid tribute today to his grave in the cemetery of Banes (Holguín Province, east) without incident. Zapata's mother, Reina Luisa Tamayo said that at dawn on Wednesday the family was able to visit the cemetery without problems, amid "strong police operation" displayed in the town in recent days.

    YEMEN - A discontent that does not date from yesterday

    The people of Yemen "Arabia Felix", are deeply unhappy. The causes of their discomfort add up to an avalanche of problems, mostly structural. The main symptoms of this growing discontent unfortunately often take the form of outbreaks of violence. Solving these problems will be neither easy nor quick and will probably cost money, but it is crucial.

    Yemen faces two problems Malthusian: a rapid decline in its resources and high population growth, under-employed. The insurgency Houthis northern rebellion of the Southern Movement, and even murderous operations of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, are less dangerous for the country that these two phenomena servants.

    The Government sent a plane to Libya to repatriate Spanish

    Madrid. - The Executive Committee of Government meeting on Wednesday under the chairmanship of chief executive, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has agreed to send a plane to Tripoli, the Libyan capital, to repatriate Spanish found in the country and adopt a plan energy saving any reason to supply problems.

    The so-called crisis of the government cabinet has met in the Moncloa Palace to address the situation in the Arab world, in particular, the serious incidents in Libya, where Muammar Gaddafi has intensified repression against the riots. At the meeting, sources said the central executive, has instructed the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade Miguel Sebastian, an energy saving plan for approval by the Council of Ministers on Friday in the event of supply problems given the energy dependence of Spain on the North African country.

    Lula, claimed public money to promote itself among retirees

    Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appealed to the coffers of the Brazilian State to "make personal advancement" through 10.6 million cards "propaganda content" sent to retirees and pensioners in the second year of his first presidential term. It is the conclusion of the Public Ministry, which on Tuesday announced its decision to sue the former head of state and his former minister Amir Lando Francisco for "administrative misconduct." According to investigations by the Prosecutor and the Court of Accounts of the Union, printing and sending correspondences between October and December 2004 cost the "public machine" about 9.5 billion reais.

    Libya: Loyal to the tribe, not to the regime

    How these demonstrators in Tripoli, many soldiers turn now to the regime Gaddafi, the soldiers in the revolutionary leader Jabal Akhdhar do not serve more apparent. On the Internet a hastily staged statement is disseminated. The video shows an officer in dress uniform on a bare floor. He is served quickly or a microphone, he read out his statement: "We are the commanding officers of the military in Jabal Akhdhar and surrounding regions.

    LIBYA - Qadhafi play overtime with his mercenaries

    The revolt Jamahiriya drowned in a bloodbath. The "system of masses," the Libyan, draws on the people who demanded his downfall. For every protester shot dead, a premium of 10 000 to 12 000 dollars [from 7 300 to 8 800 euros] is promised. To read the testimony that run on social networks, the men responsible for the suppression by Muammar Gaddafi have nothing to do with the "dogs of war", these romantic figures immortalized by British novelist Frederick Forsyth.

    The U.S. government will not advocate more gay marriage ban

    The U.S. government said Wednesday that no more defend the constitutionality of a federal law that prohibits recognition of same-sex marriage, reports the online edition of The Washington Post. In a statement released Wednesday, the Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama administration has concluded that no longer can defend the federal law that defines marriage as exclusively between a man and woman.

    MEDITERRANEAN - Iranian warships crossed the Suez Canal

    February 22, two Iranian warships in the Mediterranean came after taking the Suez Canal, to participate in a joint maritime exercise with the Syrian navy. The Israeli intelligence services have said they "closely monitoring" the boats, not that they represent a direct threat to Israel, but "because of the symbolic importance of their passage and to avoid their engage in greater provocation, "the newspaper reported from Tel Aviv.

    Killed two opponents in Yemen in clashes with supporters of President

    Sana'a. (Reuters) .- Two Yemeni anti-government protesters have been killed and more than ten were injured following clashes with supporters of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on Tuesday registered, witnesses reported. According to these sources, Bush supporters opened fire on protesters, after which the police intervened to disperse the factions firing shots into the air.

    A government spokesman has reported, meanwhile, the death of at least one person during these events, which occurred near the university area of the capital of Yemen. On Monday, a teenager died during a clash with soldiers in the port city of Aden in southern Iraq, raising to 12 the death toll in the context of protests inspired by those registered in Tunisia and Egypt and ended with the resignations of the presidents Zine al Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak, respectively.

    Sentenced to death to anti-immigrant involved in the murder of two Latinos

    A U.S. jury ordered the death penalty Shawna Forde, a woman who was a member of the now dissolved private organizations of the border vigilante Minuteman for their involvement in the death of a Hispanic man and his 9 year old daughter. After several days of deliberation, a Tucson jury convicted the maximum penalty Forde, 43, by the death of Raul Flores, 29, and daughter Brisenia, in an incident in May 2009 in Arivaca, about 16 miles north of Mexico.

    UNITED STATES - A close Obama takes the mayor of Chicago

    February 22, Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff for Barack Obama was elected mayor of Chicago. Credited with 55% of the vote, Democrat ends at forty-three year reign of Daley's father and son. In editorial, the daily newspaper wishes him "good luck", considering that his outspokenness has been his best weapon Campaign: "Let the voters like Emanuel or not, they all understood that it would begin soon on 23 February to s attacking the imbalance between stagnant incomes of the city and its excessive spending.

    The opposition again calls China protests and their specific requirements

    Beijing. .- The organizers of the protests last weekend in several Chinese cities were trying to imitate the "Jasmine Revolution" in Tunisia reconvened demonstrations next Sunday and all of the following, specifying their requirements and also asking the Chinese government to end corruption and to be "supervised by the people." In a statement released last night again on the web Boxun.

    com, anonymous organizers welcome the participation in the protests on Sunday (although they attracted only a hundred people and a strong police presence) and announced that they will continue every Sunday. Will take place at 14.00 local time (6.00 GMT) in 13 locations specified in individual Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, which on Sunday was the scene of small incidents.

    The former Libyan Minister of Justice says that Gaddafi ordered the Lockerbie bombing

    Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing in 1988. That, at least, is what it claims his former justice minister, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, who says that Gaddafi was the one who gave the authorization to carry out the bombing of a Pan Am jet as it flew over the town of Lockerbie (Scotland ), 270 people, mostly American, were killed in the terrorist attack.

    "It was he who gave the order to Megrahi," said the former minister, referring to Abdel Basset Al Megrahi, the Libyan terrorist convicted of the crime in 2001. Megrahi was pardoned and released by the Scottish Government at the request of Gaddafi in 2009. "I have proof that Gaddafi was the one who gave the order", stresses the politician, who played a major role in the process of releasing Al-Megrahi, made in 2009, when Scotland terrorist pardoned on medical grounds.

    ALGERIA - Closure imminent state of emergency

    The title bar of one of the Algerian daily "Bouteflika lifts state of emergency." The Council of Ministers, chaired by the Head of State, adopted 22 February a draft ordinance repealing a state of emergency. It was introduced in 1992 to fight the Islamist threat. The measure, claimed by the opposition, "shall enter into force upon its publication in the Official Journal imminent", said the government.

    Guttenberg says he lost "track of the sources"

    A German website for days sniffs the thesis scandalous German defense minister, Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, a rising politician of 39 years of age. The red mark web pages of the thesis in which he has located plagiarism. And red is growing by the day. So far are 268, about 475, the pages said to have been located, either complete and verbatim plagiarism in newspaper articles, academic literature and work of the Documentation Service of the Bundestag (the case of 27 pages) or plagiarism disguised (other 35), translated plagiarism, eg the website of the U.S.

    Prevent a plane landing in Malta where Gadhafi's daughter was traveling

    Malta had refused to receive the daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to try to land on the island this afternoon. About 16 hours a plane of the Libyan national airline entered the Maltese airspace and requested permission to land, as it was not a planned flight, the request was rejected and the airport went on alert.

    Since the airport deployed soldiers to occupy and secure their tracks, the plane was not allowed to ignore the order and land directly. After spending at least an hour circling over the island the plane was forced to return to Tripoli to keep a critical amount of fuel. This morning a Libyan private plane carrying a daughter of Libyan leader did not get permission to land yesterday in Beirut, reported the Voice of Lebanon radio station.

    LIBYA - Kadhafi threatens his people

    "The challenge of Gaddafi: 'I'm staying, I will die here,'" as the Rome daily. Transalpine press follows closely the events in Libya, which Italy is the first economic partner. February 22, Silvio Berlusconi, the chairman, has also talked on the phone with Muammar Gaddafi. A few hours earlier, the "Guide" had appeared again on television, to engage in "its last show of the tyrant," reported the newspaper: he threatened his opponents of the death penalty, and he assured would fight "until the last drop of [his] blood." According to Tripoli, the repression would have done for now at least 300 deaths.

    "Life has stopped"

    "I do not even remember when I was the last customer, but I am very happy," he says between puffs on a water pipe Said Kamal, 25, on board of Nefertari, the barge he inherited from his father. The sun falls slowly over the Valley of the Kings, the sky is clear and a slight breeze rises over the Nile waters the golden sunset is insurmountable, but the barge is moored Said.

    Like all. Luxor, the splendid Thebes ran out of tourists, evacuated at the outbreak of the first mass protests. It has been eleven days since he left the city Mubaraky still reigns a desolate beach town at the end of summer. Or worse, because February is peak season in Egypt . The cruise line asleep on the docks, the drivers yawn in their carriages and the souk are down the blinds.

    27-year sentence for Serb responsibility for war crimes

    The former Serbian police chief Vlastimir Djorjevic was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison for the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the Former Yugoslavia for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against Albanians in Kosovo in 1999. "He was sentenced to a single sentence of 27 years," said the presiding judge Kevin Parker, who also said that Djodjevic is responsible for the death of "724 Albanians in Kosovo" and the expulsion of 200,000 Albanians.

    SWEDEN - The end of a myth

    The stereotype of the idyllic small red wooden houses, so often attributed to Sweden, she would now crack? This is what some critics claim, seeing which are subject to Swedish law on rape and attitudes of the Swedish court in the Wikileaks case-Julian Assange. What at the end of last year, led American figures involved to put us in the pillory, as documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and feminist Naomi Wolf, who gave Sweden the image of a feminist dictatorship and the rule of law unreliable.

    The Tunisian border are turning to help countries emerging from Libya

    "They are killing each other." According to Marwan, a young newcomer Tunisian border last night Jdir Ras, Tripoli things are not exactly like they are talking about so far. Should armed groups that fought in favor of Qaddafi, against and a third unclear. army? "The army is the people in Libya, is popular," he says, and his explanations indicate that it is divided.

    "At 04.45 am I left to try to find bread and I've seen in Tripoli a guy with no shoes, jeans, military jacket and a Kalashnikov. "Marwan believes that armed by Gaddafi. This would indicate that things go awry for the regime and is using it. But anything could be." There are many armed men, and do not believe that over 19 years, and mercenaries who have flown in ".

    LIBYA - With opponents in the East

    "Your papers, please," because the young man in civilian clothes armed with an AK-47 to the Libyan border. "What for? Replies Saleh, bearded and stocky our driver who took us on board some moments earlier. There is no government. What for? " He pressed the accelerator with a scornful laugh. The Libyan side, there are more civil servants, passport control, customs.

    It's a real mess. Men and adolescents, wielding batons, pistols and submachine guns, trying to impose some order. Hundreds of Egyptian workers seek from their belongings, bags, blankets, all the bric-a-brac piled on the roofs of buses. During the single day of Monday, February 21, Egyptian officials say, 15,000 people have crossed the border.

    Asia and Eastern Europe sales save cigars

    The global crisis and regulations against the snuff could not last year with the consumption of cigars. After respective falls of 3% and 8% in 2008 and 2009, sales of the prestigious Cuban cigars grew in 2010 by 2% in the international market, reaching $ 368 million. The pull of Chinese consumers, Asians in general and Eastern Europe more than offset the setbacks in the countries of Western Europe.

    Revolt in Libya: Familiar turn against Gaddafi

    The international community has stepped up its pressure on Libya's leader Muammar al Gaddafi. At the same time revolutionary leader gets in their own country under increasing pressure because of slipping more and more regions of its control and denounce him more and more important officials, military and diplomatic allegiance.

    Interior Minister Abdul Fatah Yunis al Abidi lost one of his most important supporters of Gaddafi. He is now a minister, but a soldier in the service of the people, Abidi said that Gaddafi had in his television appearance on Tuesday praised yet. The television station Al Arabiya said Abidi, Gaddafi's followers had tried to kill him.

    Prince William in shock, "Failed to save a woman"

    Prince William is still in shock after his first mission as pilot of the RAF rescue ended with the death of the victim. The eldest son of Charles and Diana was, in fact, made in North Wales groped for the recovery of an elderly woman who, during a walk with the dog, rushed for more than 40 feet from a rocky ridge.

    Despite the strong wind, which has repeatedly threatened to end the helicopter that William was co-piloting the rocks, the crew still managed to reach the 73enne Mageean Barbara, who was lying unconscious on the rocks below, and hoist on a rescue stretcher, which was made safe thanks to a helicopter winch.

    LIBYA - The brief appearance of Gaddafi

    On the night of February 21 to 22, Gaddafi made a brief appearance on state television Jamahiriya (LJBC). It was intended to prove that he was always present in Libya to chaos after a week of insurrection. The official news agency Jana offers a transcript of the Libyan leader: "If it had not rained, I would have sent the youth on the Green Square [gathering place for his followers] and I spent the night with them to show them that I am still in Tripoli, not in Venezuela and ask them not to believe these TVs stray dogs.

    Libyan Interior Minister resigns and calls for the army to join the rebellion

    Cairo. .- Libyan Interior Minister, Abdullah Younis, announced his resignation Tuesday and adherence to the so-called "revolution of February 17, claiming the leader Muammar Gaddafi output, as has secured the television channel Al Jazeera. "The bombing against civilians is what made me join the revolution, I never imagined that we would get to shoot people." Younis also said that the Libyan leader, Muammar Qaddafi, "has collapsed" and that the regime has "betrayed the revolution." "I express my faith in the people's demands and its legitimacy," the general said and stressed that "the armed forces must serve the people." Younis was one of the closest collaborators of Gaddafi and part of the movement of the colonels then beside him, took out a coup to take power in 1969.

    The EU will sanction the Gaddafi regime

    Convinced by the aggressiveness of Muammar Gaddafi's speech against his own people, the Twenty-seven have been decided on Wednesday to impose sanctions against the Libyan regime. At a meeting of EU ambassadors this afternoon approved the first diplomatic step, but it remains to provide a list of punishments, including a veto of entry into the European territory, the freezing of assets of the scheme and a new arms embargo European sources said.

    SENEGAL - The dangers of a monarchical drift

    Abdoulaye Wade has managed to domesticate a people inherently hostile to impose its monocracy in a country where citizens choose their democratically elected since 1848. Keeping up appearances of a great democracy, he managed to fashion a compliant Parliament, a Justice and a people subjected to sleep.

    All are members of his camp, all senators elected or appointed from among those in his camp. While the principle of universal suffrage and representative democracy seemed acquired, it has arrogated to itself the right to appoint his successor from among its appointed senators. It requires us to reverse three decades, bringing up to date a practice he himself had denounced the estate by appointment.

    Clinton condemned as "unacceptable" violence in Libya

    Washington. .- The U.S. Secretary of State. UU., Hillary Clinton, reiterated today that the violent repression exercised by the Libyan regime against demonstrators demanding greater rights in that country is "completely unacceptable" and "has to stop." In an appearance at the State Department, Clinton said the international community's message to Libya "is very clear and leaves no room for doubt: there is no doubt that the violence must stop" and that the government of Muammar Qaddafi , must respect the universal rights of the Libyan people.

    Who weapon Qaddafi?

    Europe faces an uncomfortable contradiction: while the diplomat of the European Union, Catherine Ashton, Muammar Gaddafi asks that represses its people, an official report revealed that the eccentric Libyan leader would be cutting the wings of democratic aspirations of his countrymen with bombs manufactured in Europe.

    "Belgian Arms to repress the Libyan people," entitles the Belgian newspaper Le Soir. " The newspaper agreed to Belgian military information according to which the company FN Herstal, Wallonia (the French speaking community in the south), sold to Gaddafi in July 2008 a large shipment of weapons.

    Obama attacks the law against gay marriage and declares: "And 'unconstitutional'

    The Obama Administration changes its position on gay marriage in the federal courts no longer defend the Marriage Act, the Marriage Act, which recognizes that only one between a man and a woman. This was announced by the Minister of Justice, Eric Holder, reporting that the president has called the law, which previously prohibited unions between persons of the same, as "unconstitutional.".

    Attacks from the Internet: Cabinet approves cyber-security strategy "

    Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere at the idea of "cyber-security strategy" in the fight against espionage, sabotage and general Internet crime, the federal government pool available resources and set up a cyber defense center. The Cabinet decided on Wednesday, a security strategy for the cyber-space.

    Interior de Maizière (CDU), said: "The protection of critical information infrastructure is an existential question of the 21st Century and requires a strong commitment of the state. "The federal government considers a working Internet and smooth flow of information for the control of industry, business and government as equally essential as running water or the air we breathe.