Saturday, March 12, 2011

Obama: U.S., UU, assist in every possible way to Japan

Washington. .- The President of the United States, Barack Obama, said today that his country is willing to send all the necessary assistance to Japan after the "devastating" earthquake in this country. In a press conference at the White House initially called to discuss oil prices, Obama said the tsunami caused by the earthquake, which has now reached the U.S.

west coast. UU., Has caused no damage so far but "closely monitor" the situation. It urged U.S. citizens and residents in affected areas to obey any evacuation orders or out and indicated that the various agencies involved in this type of disaster coordinate closely to respond to possible damage.

Congresswoman Giffords walk and talk but can not remember who was shot

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, injured on Jan. 8 after being shot in the head in the shooting that killed six in Tucson (Arizona), is able to walk without assistance and speaking relatively smoothly, according to the doctors today announced that serving in the TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

"It is evolving better than expected," admitted Dr. Gerard Francisco, leading the medical team for rehabilitation. "We really have a conversation with her," he said on his part, Kim Dong neurosurgeon. Giffords not remember though that was shot. "Her husband and we'll have explained and seems to have understood," added Kim.

Libya: Arab League apparently for no-fly zone

The Arab League has called for its special meeting on the conflict, according to diplomats in Libya for a no-fly zone over the North African country. The representatives of the Arab states are also sure to contact the Libyan opposition, it was said by participants of the meeting in the Egyptian capital Cairo on.

Meanwhile, the troops of the Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi made on Saturday in fighting with rebels in the east of the country on solid ground. The use of heavy weapons and warplanes, they brought the oil port of Ras Lanuf under their control, told the Arab news channel Al-Arabiya. The Secretary General of the Arab League, Amr Mussa, the battle for the strategically important position on the Mediterranean had been for days out with varying success.

Afghanistan: Karzai calls for end to NATO operations

Afghan President Hamid Karzai calling for end to NATO operations in Afghanistan Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on NATO to end its military operations in the country. "I urge the NATO and the United States with honor and humility, not with arrogance about to end their operations in our country," Karzai said on Saturday in the eastern province of Kunar.

Karzai met with hundreds of tribal elders, among them were also members of nine children and other civilians who had recently been killed in attacks by the NATO-led ISAF troops. "If there is a war against terrorists and international terrorism, they should take him to the regions we have shown them in the past nine years and they know it," Karzai said in the address of the NATO troops.

Explosion at the nuclear power plant: Japan threatens nuclear disaster

The risk of a nuclear reactor meltdown Japanese Fukushima 1 is to be cooled with sea water. Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said on Saturday in Tokyo, the reactor shell made of steel is still intact and not damaged. Therefore it was decided to fill the reactor core of the power plant located on the coast with sea water.

The water will be mixed with boric acid to avoid critical developments. The filling process will take five to ten hours. After the severe earthquake in the history of Japan, the cooling of the reactor had been canceled. This threatens a meltdown. Edano said, had in the fall of the cooling water level in the boiling water formed hydrogen was leaked into the reactor building.

GEORGIA - On the road to revolution ...

The wave of protests sweeping the Arab world has awakened the Georgian political scene. Everyone talks about a "Egyptianizing" and "moubarakisation. The Georgian Party [in opposition] has developed a particularly strong rhetoric in parallel to what is happening in Egypt and Libya. According to its leader, Levan Gachechiladze, presidential candidate of 2008, Georgia must be prepared to "scenario Cairo," and government efforts to address urgently with a series of key issues [economic and political], fault What the Georgian Party itself will spell the beginning of the revolution.

Alert countries prepare for a possible tsunami

After the earthquake in Japan, Tsunami Warning Center Pacific warned of the risk of tsunamis in Japan, Russia, the Philippines, the Marianas, as well as Guam, Taiwan, Marshall Islands, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Hawaii ( EE. UU.), the West Coast, New Zealand and Australia. Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru await the arrival of the tsunami, moving at a speed of 500 miles per hour between one and five in the morning Spanish time (between 16h.

The day Reagan was about to die

U.S. intelligence services have published today an unprecedented record that reviews the key minutes after the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. The conversation reveals how the sharpness of one of its players was key to act before the severity of an injury that initially went unnoticed.

The audio document of 10-minute talks includes the Secret Service agents charged with protecting the president. Shows that during the seconds that followed the attack, the decisions taken by the officers saved the life of the president. After six shots fired by John Hinckley, a troubled young man to Reagan to the Hilton Hotel in Washington, the agent Jerry Parr pushed the president in his limousine, which got underway quickly.

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Ban: "The UN will do anything for help

United Nations. .- The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today sent a message of solidarity to Japan by the devastating earthquake that struck the country and said the institution will "do everything" to help the country overcome the disaster. "Japan is one of the most generous and one of the great benefactors of aid in the world.

We will do everything we can to help at this time," said the UN official. An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 on the Richter scale hit eastern Japan today, where it has caused hundreds of dead and injured, and have caused a tsunami that has alerted a score of countries bordering Pacific.

The largest earthquakes of all time

The earth shook in Japan as never before registered in the country better prepared for earthquakes. On March 11 this is among the five most intense in the world, as estimated by seismological centers. Looking back, in fact it is estimated that only six times the earth trembled harder. The record beat Chile on May 22, 1960.

The Valdivia earthquake was actually a string of earthquakes, taken together, could have reached the equivalent of 9.5 on the Richter Scale. The coastal villages were completely razed. The sea level rose 4 meters and a wave of 10 ravaged several islands, devastating part of the Pacific coast.

LIBYA - Qadhafi imposes its law with the money

Over 45 countries have offered to assist in the rescue Japan

Tokyo / Gonebra. .- More than 45 countries have offered aid to Japan to mitigate the consequences of the earthquake, while the Government of Japan has moved to 8,000 troops to the area most affected by the earthquake that has shaken the country's northeast and requested military aid to U.S. . UU. About 68 search and rescue teams to these 45 countries are awaiting authorization to be given by the Japan Government.

Prepared from children to cope with an earthquake

The earthquake in Japan on Friday surprised the hundreds of young Japanese who are taking courses in Spanish at the University of Salamanca for three weeks. The youth received a text message from tutors who accompany them on the trip, alerting them of the tragedy and asking them to communicate via email with their homes, where they had relatives in the disaster zone.

Most reside in central Japan, in the towns of Nagoya and Kyoto, why were calm and relieved, their families live within 600 or 800 miles from the Tohoku region, the hardest hit by the earthquake. However, we had the opportunity to learn how they are prepared to deal with these eventualities that typically occur frequently in the country of the Rising Sun, one of the hardest hit areas of the planet.

RUSSIA - Artists annoying but unavoidable

Next April will be awarded the Russian Innovation, which recognizes works of contemporary art. Now the list of nominees include the sensational group performance Voina [War] for the visual arts category. To do well, the title of the work has been slightly modified the original term, "dick" was replaced by "member".

And, of course, the appointment of Voina has not been without feedback, and for good reason: to date, two of the artists of the group are in prison in St. Petersburg. This is Oleg Vorotnikov and Leonid Nikolayev, the prison inmates in No. 4 of the city since November 15 last, because of their performance, called "palace revolution", during which they had overturned several police vehicles parked in the streets of St.

Thousands of Tokyoites refuge in stations and offices in transport chaos

Tokyo. .- The strong earthquake rocked eastern Japónbloqueó tonight in Tokyo to hundreds of thousands of people who took shelter in shelters and stations or remained in their jobs because of the impossibility of reaching their homes. The world's most populous metropolis, with more than 30 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, transportation was collapsed by the temporary suspension of subway and commuter trains, along with obstruction of service of mobile phones.

Gaddafi's regime takes the press to visit the city defeated Zawiya

A group of foreign journalists today visited the devastated city of Zawiya, near Tripoli, on a visit organized by the authorities to show that he was in his power, and where they could verify a high degree of destruction. In this city, 92 kilometers southwest of the capital, took place some of the fiercest fighting during the siege which was applied after the eruption of riots in Libya, now a rebellion is to end the 41-year regime of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi.

EUROPEAN UNION - Serbs and Kosovars to open their first direct talks

March 8, for the first time since Kosovo declared its independence in 2008, Pristina and Belgrade will interact directly. The meeting, organized under the auspices of the European Union (EU) will take place in Brussels. According to the newspaper in Pristina, the talks, which will last two days, spoke only to practical problems, such as border control, any political issues will be avoided.

The independence of Kosovo is recognized by 22 EU states, but not by Serbia.

Devastating tsunami in Japan

Japan mourns the thousands dead after earthquake

A destructive earthquake of magnitude 8.8 has struck the northeastern coast of Japan and has caused a tsunami with waves up to ten meters you have reached the city of Sendai, where water has washed away everything in its path, including houses, cars, boats and farms and came to the buildings. Also in the Northeast, Nipponese authorities have declared a nuclear emergency after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was damaged by the earthquake saw.

SOUTHERN SUDAN - Fighting between soldiers and mercenaries are 56 dead

On 6 March, three months before the independence of Southern Sudan takes effect, 56 people were killed in fighting between soldiers of the army of South Sudanese mercenaries from the north. The spokesman of the Southern army, Philip Aguer, believes that the Khartoum government seeking to destabilize the south by arming mercenaries.

The violence took place when the two sides should meet to discuss the new line, the newspaper of Lagos.

The blast caused the earthquake was felt in Alicante

San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante). .- The seismic station of the University of Alicante in the Natural Park of Font Roja has detected an earthquake of 8.8 Richter scale in Japóndieciséis minutes after the shaking, the time taken for the "wave" to travel the 8,000 kilometers away. The director of the Seismic Records Unit of the University, José Juan Giner, has told the station they have in the Red Font opera, in collaboration with the Provincial Fire Consortium in bandwidth and is the latest generation.

10 seconds to flee from an earthquake

What would save if he knew I was ten seconds before the impact of an earthquake? This decision was one that had to make hundreds of thousands of Japanese this afternoon to activate the automatic earthquake warning moments after feeling the first, almost imperceptible tremor. The system, maintained by the Japan Meteorological Agency and active since late 2007, connecting more than a thousand machines of seismographs located throughout the country, when one senses the beginnings of an earthquake, the system is activated and automatically launches warning through television and radio.

COTE D'IVOIRE - Gbagbo refuses to go to Addis Ababa

The five heads of state charged by the African Union to find a solution to the Ivorian crisis met March 4 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. They invited Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo to visit on March 10 in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to attend a meeting of the Council for Peace and Security of the African Union.

Ouattara has responded positively but Gbagbo refused. It opens the way for the legitimate use of force provided by the Council in case of failure of this mediation.

Japan on alert for excessive heating of a nuclear reactor

Tokyo (Writing / AP) .- The Japanese government has decreed a nuclear alert in eleven of the reactors in the country. But there is one in which the concern is high because it is warming because of the damage sustained by the massive earthquake and tsunami that has suffered this morning northeast of Japan, as reported by the Prefecture of Police in the region of Fukushima.

On the other hand, the fire desatadoen turbine section of the Japanese nuclear Onagawa in Miyagi province, was suffocated, according to Japanese officials said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The executive has declared "emergency alert" by excessive heating in a reactor owned by the utility Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), although so far there has been no radiation leak.

The tsunami in the Red

A 8.8 magnitude earthquake has rocked Japan on Friday, leaving hundreds dead and even economic consequences incalculable. However, after the earthquake a giant wave hit the shores Nipponese further elevating the level of destruction and transferring the risk to other parts of the world. Internet reflects, through videos of the television or the people affected, the graphic chronicle of events.

UNITED STATES - Barack Obama fails to fulfill its promises on Guantanamo

"Obama allows indefinite detention," as the daily. In campaigning for the White House, Bush had promised to close the Guantanamo prison. March 7, yet he signed a decree "that creates a formal system of indefinite detention on detainees continue to pose a threat to national security," the newspaper said.

Forty detainees are concerned, the 171 still housed at the base. New military trials should take place.

One expert says that the Earth could be altered by the earthquake

Madrid. .- The researcher of the Institute of Geography and Mines of Spain (IGME) Miguel Angel Rodriguez Pascua noted that due to geological effects of the earthquake occurred in Japan on Earth could be affected and even changed the axis of the globe as the planet has been shortened. He noted that now the earth "must accommodate" because the energy released in an earthquake "has been very high" and added that this is already "one of the most important on the planet has been in many years." In any case, pointed out that this is a possibility, although this is a "possibility, but not certain.

Gaddafi threatens to change its policy regarding Al Qaeda

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has threatened on Friday to the European Union stop supporting the fight against international terrorism and illegal immigration, according to the official agency Jana. The colonel has made these statements while European leaders began a meeting in Brussels in which it has discussed the strategy to adopt in the Libyan crisis.

"If Europe does not endorse and ignores the active role of Libya in the fight against immigration and to guarantee stability in North Africa and throughout Africa, Libya is forced to retreat in the fight against terrorism and to completely change its policy relationship with al Qaeda, "Colonel Gaddafi has threatened in a message transmitted by that agency.

COLOMBIA - In search of the hostages Vichada

"The hostages are being sought Vichada on land, air and along the rivers," as the Bogotá daily on its website. March 7, 23 subcontractors Talisman, a Canadian oil company, were abducted in the department of Vichada, in eastern Colombia. For now, the authorities favor the hypothesis of an act committed by the guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), even though many criminal gangs also operate in the region.

Sarkozy: "The attacks on Libya would be defensive"

Brussels .- French President Nicolas Sarkozy, clarified on Friday that targeted attacks that Paris and London want to do in Libya would be "purely defensive" and would be activated only if the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, aviation or weapons used chemical against peaceful demonstrators. "The English and French are ready-a condition that United Nations so wish, accept the Arab League and the Libyan authorities that we want to be recognized so decide, to carry out targeted actions purely defensive, just in case Gaddafi use chemical weapons against citizens or aircraft to be expressed without violence, "said Sarkozy told the European Council's input.

United Kingdom and France suggest bomb Libya for its chemical weapons

United Kingdom and France now evoke the "chemical weapons" that could have Libya as an argument for military intervention, although, unlike Iraq, still insist on seeking UN endorsement before any action. In an extraordinary summit, the Heads of State and Government of the Twenty expect today, "new information", according to diplomatic sources, on alleged secret arsenal of Muammar Gaddafi.

Even the Spanish government says there are "sources to be taken into account." A spokesman for the Hungarian rotating Presidency of the EU said that the information has come so far in the press (British, in particular). Nicolas Sarkozy, who claimed to speak on their behalf and that of the British prime minister, David Cameron believes that should be made "selective bombardment, purely defensive" if Gaddafi attacks its population, and in particular, as the French president, if do "with chemical weapons." The Heads of State and Government reiterated today that the Libyan leader to abandon power and supports dialogue with the opposition as "valid", although not unique, as he wanted France.

KUWAIT - The protesters determined to obtain the resignation of Prime Minister

"The wind of change reached the Gulf," the Kuwaiti newspaper reports, quoting Ahmed Al-Khatib, father figure of the left opposition. March 8, "three youth groups called for demonstrations in the capital despite a government ban," the newspaper recounts. They do not require the regime fell, but the application of the Constitution and therefore a real constitutional monarchy.

The scheme gave them a reason to mobilize now to the Prime Minister's office, disputed for years.

France is involved in the Libyan crisis while the EU remains divided

Brussels .- The European Union discussed today at a special summit to do in the complicated puzzle of civil war that has become Libya's rebellion and while France has taken more advanced positions than the rest of the EU in favor of rebels and recognizing the transitional government in Benghazi which is opposed to the Qadhafi regime Muanmar.

The summit comes just a few hours after French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister, David Cameron, asked the Libyan leader last night "Muammar al-Gaddafi and his clique" to leave the country, while showing their support for the opposition to constitute a government "representative and responsible." In a letter to European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, the two leaders believe that support for the Libyan National Transitional Council (CNLT) must be "a strong political signal" to qualify as "true political partner" and "voice important for the Libyan people at this stage.

Japan sent 8,000 military personnel to the quake zone and seeks help from U.S.

The Government of Japan has moved to 8,000 military personnel, 300 aircraft and 40 ships to the area most affected by the earthquake of 8.8 magnitude on the Richter open scale that has shaken the country's northeast and requested U.S. military aid. As he explained Japan's foreign minister, Takeaki Matsumoto, the Japanese executive has requested U.S.

support of U.S. troops deployed in different bases in the country for over half a century. Matsumoto, who has spent two days in office, said at a news conference that made its request to the U.S. ambassador to Japan, John Roos, who accepted the proposal, according to the local agency Kyodo.

OIL - The Libyan crisis pushing OPEC to increase production

"Leading members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) followed the Saudi example and increased production to ease soaring prices and to allay fears of an energy shortage in the West," writes the British daily Financial . "This decision, taken backstage by Kuwait, the UAE and Nigeria, reflects a growing malaise facing the threat of soaring prices for the world economy, while sinking into Libya the crisis.

Gaddafi released the three Dutch soldiers held

Athens .- Three Dutch soldiers who were captured by the Libyan army arrived today in Athens by Greek military aircraft C-130 from Tripoli along with 15 other Greek nationals, officials said. The three soldiers, two men and a woman, were arrested Feb. 27 while trying to evacuate two civilians, one Dutch, after landing in the city of Sirte, east of Libya.

Representatives of the Dutch Foreign Ministry were present at the Athens airport to handle the repatriation of their nationals. The Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis, traveled to Tripoli to collect evacuees following an agreement with the Libyan regime, according to sources at the ministry.

I thought we did not

"I'm still without socks in the hotel lobby." A Ofelia de Pablo and Javier Zurita, Spanish photojournalists, the earthquake of 8.9 degrees on the coast of Japan, was struck on the 34th floor of his hotel in Tokyo. Both worked in the capital in an interview for the magazine Seven Leagues. "I thought we did not," said De Paul, who after the shock was meeting with other guests at the reception with no time to put on socks.

Shiite protests in Saudi Arabia: Shots on protesters

In a demonstration of 800 Shias in the Saudi port city of Qatif at least four people were injured when police fired after the end of the rally at the demonstrators. The protesters were on Thursday by the city of nearly pulled only Shiite-inhabited city, and had the release of nine political prisoners demanded.

200 police officers watched the rally. The controversy was sparked when demonstrators attacked a police officer who was filming the protest. The details of police and demonstrators are contradictory. The Interior Ministry spokesman in Riyadh said that the police had warning shots were fired in the air after she herself had been shot at.

Japan: possible radioactive leak from a nuclear power plant

A small radioactive leak could occur in the central Fukushima. The authorities would prepare it to release radioactive steam to bring down the pressure rise too much, said the agency Kyodo. Previously, the same agency had said it had increased the radiation level inside the building that houses the turbine of the nuclear installation, damaged in the earthquake. The United States sent coolant to Japan . This was announced by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to the agency Kyodo Prime Minister Naoto Kan could go to the center for inspection.

The Earth's axis has shifted 10 cm

The impact of the earthquake that hit Japan this morning shifted the earth's rotation axis is nearly 10 inches. It's the preliminary result of studies carried out by National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. The impact of this event on the axis of rotation was also much greater than that of the great Sumatra earthquake of 2004, which was 7 cm of linear and two thousandths of an arcsecond angle, and probably second only to Chile earthquake of 1960.