Monday, March 14, 2011

No-fly zone over Libya? "Coalition of the willing"

If someone had believed in the West, he could easily collected by calling for a no-fly zone over Libya some points because the body would fail because of Arab resistance anyway, so now he has a surprise. With astonishing clarity, the Arab League has called for such a zone. Apparently even the still largely authoritarian members of this club is clear that their populations are deeply outraged over the brutal Gaddafi.

COTE D'IVOIRE - Protests against violence

The six protesters shot dead on March 3 by pro-Gbagbo soldiers in Abobo continues to provoke outrage. The Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) Alassane Ouattara calls on all Ivorians living in Europe and the supporters, saying no to the escalation of violence. On 12 March a giant protest march will take place in all European capitals.

In Paris the march will start from the Embassy of Côte d'Ivoire to 14 hours and leads to the forecourt of Human Rights at the Trocadero, reports the Daily Patriot. March 8, on the sidelines of the international day of women's rights, between two and three thousand angry women took to the streets of Grand Bassam (former capital east of Abidjan) to pay tribute to six women killed , reports the Daily North-South.

A volcano in southern Japan began to spit fire

Tokyo. - Shimoedake volcano in southern Japan, spitting fire and ash up to four miles away, Japan's meteorological agency said, three days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in the northeast. At the moment it is not known if the incident is related to the earthquake on Friday. The volcano of 1,421 meters has been active since January after a break of more than 50 years.

In February, authorities advised residents to evacuate the closest to the volcano, but since early March had not been more activity.

Resigns State Department spokesman for the Pentagon to call stupid

The State Department spokesman, PJ Crowley, resigned after it was reported that Crowley was described as "stupid" the Pentagon's treatment of a U.S. soldier accused of leaking secret documents that appeared on the website Wikileaks Department reported Sunday. "I have accepted with regret the resignation of Philip J.

Crowley as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs," said Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in a statement. "Given the impact of my comments, which I take full responsibility, I have submitted my resignation as Secretary of Public Affairs and State Department spokesman," Crowley said in the statement.

KAZAKHSTAN - "Nazarbayev to retire!"

March 3, a new site Iinternet has been established in Kazakhstan. It was called "Nazarbaev retired!" Reports Ferghana. ru. Its creators are demanding that the president "frees the way for young people because he is 21 years in power, his regime has become authoritarian." According to them, the country has become "an appendage of China, supplying raw materials." "With 7000 dollars by Kazakh foreign debt, rampant corruption, persecution of opponents, it is time for him to go away," they add.

Emergency decreed in a second Japanese central Onagawa

Vienna. .- Japan tries to contain an uncontrolled nuclear explosion in one of five reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant 1, whose cooling systems damaged by the earthquake last Friday. The Government has taken that part of the core of the reactors 1 and 3 has entered merger - the IAEA has confirmed - as their top priority is that of "absolute security." An uncontrolled explosion of the sarcophagus that contains the reactor could trigger sonsecuencias very similar to the Chernobyl accident (1986).

Eleven Iraqi soldiers killed and 29 wounded in a suicide bombing in Diyala

At least eleven Iraqi soldiers were killed and 29 others wounded in a suicide bombing that targeted a government office complex in the province of Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, police said. The sources explained that a suicide car bomb detonated at the entrance leading the government complex in the town of Kanan, 20 kilometers east of Baquba, capital of Diyala.

INDONESIA - A retirement home for orangutans

The Orangutan Yogja Kulongprogo Center, in the province of Yoygakarta the heart of the island of Java, is preparing to open a retirement home to orang-utans, tells The Jakarta Post. This is a huge dome 25 meters high and 125 meters in diameter, about the size of two football fields.

Rescue a man who was dragged 15 miles offshore by the tsunami

Tokyo. .- A Japanese navy destroyer has rescued a 60-year-old who was dragged 15 miles offshore by the tsunami last Friday, as reported by Kyodo news agency quoted Defense Ministry sources Japan. The man, identified as Hiromitsu Shinkawa and resident of the city of Minamisoma was seen this morning when he waved a red flag from a piece of roof.

The man was dragged along with his entire house for the giant wave that swept the region of Fukushima. Shinkawa, who was conscious and in good health, told how the tsunami hit his home when he returned with his wife to pick up some furniture after the earthquake. "I was saved because I got on the roof, but my wife has been dragged by the current," he said.

Japan issues new tsunami alert for the Pacific coast

The Japanese authorities have issued a new warning Monday of a tsunami with waves up to three feet for the entire Pacific coast, according to Kyodo news agency. On Monday, an aftershock measuring 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale has rocked the Ibaraki prefecture, located on the east coast of Japan, without any reported injury, as reported by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The epicenter was located about 10 kilometers deep in the Pacific Ocean, like the earthquake of 8.9 degrees on Friday rocked the northeastern coast of the country, collects news agency Kyodo. On the Japanese scale of 7, which focuses more on the scope than the intensity of the quake, the replica had a magnitude of 5.

PORTUGAL - The Precarious out of the shadows

More than 47 000 [March 9] have already announced their participation in the "manifestation of the swath generation, scheduled March 12 in Lisbon and Porto. Facebook page devoted to it, it says that the mobilization will be "non-partisan, secular and peaceful." The idea is to bring together all those who have neither job nor income.

Those who are dragging internship placement and have never received a holiday bonus [Portugal paid to all employees], or even unemployment benefits, since they've contributed. Those in the uncertainty of the system of recibos verdes ["green receipts", originally designed to reward self-employed without health insurance, but which are particularly widespread in the public and deprive them of many rights ( paid leave, maternity leave, unemployment benefits, etc.).

The Sultan of Oman promulgated a decree giving more powers to the parliament's upper chamber

MADRID. .- The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said has issued Sunday a decree that gives the "legislative powers and control" the Majlis al Dawla, or Council of Oman, the upper house of Parliament, whose members are elected by the Sultan himself. "It gives the Council of Oman and legislative control, as specified in the Basic Law of the State and other applicable laws," the decree, carried by state news agency, ONA.

The Bank of Japan injected more than 130,000 million Japan market

The extent of damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan remains unknown, but the government has already warned that this is the worst crisis in the country after World War II. To ensure financial stability after the disaster, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has injected 15 trillion yen emergency liquidity in the Japan market (about 131 859 000 183 825 000 euros or dollars) as announced by the entity itself this morning .

PORTUGAL - The generation sings precarious and manifest

It's a song that gave the signal for starting the "Carnation Revolution" in 1974. This is another song that sounds today precarious revolt from all sides. By listening Parva that often ("I'm Conne") of Deolinda - a group very popular in Portugal, which modernized fado and folk music - an unemployed person, a scholar and a casual worker have decided to call a "manifestation of the swath generation" March 12 in Lisbon and Porto, and this appeal is successful.

Israel responds to the mass murder of 500 homes in West Bank

Jerusalem. .- Israel has approved construction of 500 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank in response to the killing on Saturday in the settlement of Itamar five Israelis in the same family. The homes will rise in Gush Etzion, near Bethlehem, Maaleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem, Ariel, in the northern West Bank, Kiryat Sefer, northwest of Jerusalem, the executive said in a message.

The tsunami penetrated at least five kilometers on Earth

At least five miles. Is the minimum distance landfall 'tsunami' caused by an earthquake in Japan as a satellite image released by NASA and taken Sunday 13 March, the first day that weather conditions have allowed. A spectacular photo of in black and dark blue, you can see the area flooded by the sea in the vicinity of Sendai, the most affected by the earthquake.

Image much more interesting compared to other space provided by agency, 26 February, in which the area is undamaged. Two photographs taken by the Aqua satellite on March 13, and the Terra-February-treated with infrared and visible light to highlight the various areas of the zone: bright green for areas with vegetation, brown for earth, light blue for snow, dark brown for the city and black and dark blue for water.

CUBA - Castro Followers on Twitter

The 100,000 mark was reached followers on March 8 on the Twitter account of the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The information was announced by the official website Cubadebate which states that this account is the first in Cuba to know such a hearing. The idea of \u200b\u200bthis account is to disseminate the thoughts of Castro on the Cuban revolution.

Cubadebate says these ideas include retwittées by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez who has more than 1, 2 million followers. The Mexican newspaper El Universal proposes a classification of heads of state in the number of followers on Twitter. President Barack Obama tops before Chavez and the head of state Felipe Calderón.

One dead and fourteen injured during protests in Yemen

Sana'a. .- At least one person died and more than fourteen injured in protests today occurred against the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in different parts of the country, witnesses and medical sources. In the city of Aden in the south, one person died and several injured in clashes between officers and protesters who stormed a police station, witnesses said.

Witnesses told EFE that the protesters torched the police station and stole some of its equipment during the clashes, which also burned two police vehicles were parked at the site. In the capital Sanaa, at least seven people were injured in clashes between protesters and armed citizens in a residential neighborhood near the University of Sanaa, witnesses told Efe.

The Moroccan police violently suppressed a protest against constitutional reform

Moroccan riot police forcibly dispersed yesterday a concentration of dozens of people calling for political change in Casablanca, and then grouping them stopped outside the headquarters of a party, according to associations and witnesses said. Dozens of protesters who had been expelled from a central square in Casablanca when they tried to hold a rally later gathered outside the headquarters of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU), where the police intervened again.

MEXICO - Brave, but not reckless

On October 20, when Marisol García Valles, 20, had accepted the position of director of police in the municipality of Pradexis G. Guerrero Chihuahua - considered one of the most violent in Mexico - the world's media had described as "the bravest woman in Mexico." Four months later, the young heroine seems to have thrown in the towel.

According to El Universal, she is with her family in a secret location in the United States where she requested political asylum. On 2 March she had requested leave to go nurse her son in the U.S., but has not resumed work on March 7 as planned. Pradexis Mayor then announced that the laid off for dereliction of duty ...

Gaddafi claims to have taken the eastern town of Brega

Benghazi (Libya). .- The Libyan rebels are desperately trying to resist the advance of troops loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi between the towns deBrega and Ajdabiya, about 80 miles east, the main communications hub in the east. In the past four days, militants have lost more than the 110 kilometers stretch between Brega and Ras Lanuf oil enclave, an area they had gained gadafistas brigades.

The nuclear crisis spreads in Japan

Following the devastating earthquake that struck Japan last Friday, the nuclear alarm has spread to four nuclear power plants in the northeast, the area affected by the earthquake. While the alert does not stop in Fukushima, where Saturday was a blast and a leak of radioactivity in Fukushima Daiichi, Fukushima Daini recognized as problems, "this central Tokai Sunday reported problems with refrigeration and a fourth, Onagawa, decreed state of emergency, although the authorities have declared Nipponese, late at night, that the level of radioactivity at this point have returned to normal.

FRANCE - Chirac, a litigant like no other

Of course, this does not go after an old man, moreover is a former head of state physically very weak. Who speaks to shoot an ambulance? A trial does not accommodations. They had also been taken into account when you open it because the defendant had been excused illustrates technical hearings. Even in six months, Jacques Chirac should definitely be tried.

His lawyer Georges Kiejman a beautiful game into perspective. The issue of ghost workers from the city of Paris is not a criminal matter. It even wants to admit to him that in view of history, "these cases will weigh less heavily than the lives saved by the refusal of the war in Iraq." Even fifteen or twenty years after the fact, can we ignore an issue that concerns the design of power? If Jacques Chirac had "pulled strings" of friends, he would obviously neither the first nor the last to have done.

It lifts tsunami warning in Japan

..- Tokio Japan's Meteorological Agency lifted the tsunami warning remained in effect in the East Coast, on Friday, shaken by a devastating earthquake of 9 degrees on the Richter scale. The warning was in effect until 17.58 am (08.58 GMT), when the meteorological authorities decided to remove the view that there is no risk of large waves.

The earthquake that shook eastern Japan on Friday, one of the largest in history, triggering a tsunami that swept away hundreds of houses and vehicles on the northeast coast of the archipelago. In Miyagi province, one of the most affected, the authorities reported nearly 10,000 people unaccounted for after an entire people, Minamisanriku, was nearly destroyed by floodwaters.

Fukushima nuclear Exodus

Technicians dressed in diving suits cross the security perimeter and get lost in the horizon walking towards road vehicles. They go to the heart of the Fukushima nuclear plant, the place that everyone tries to get away. Japan lives in fear and uncertainty its first nuclear exodus from the atomic bombing that destroyed the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Tens of thousands of people from towns located around the plant were evacuated, but even those supposedly outside the danger zone try to flee. "We do not know what is going on. The government is lying. I fear it is another Chernobyl," says Onoda waiting his turn to petrol at a service station of the Tohoku Expressway.

Nuclear disaster in Japan: state of emergency in three nuclear power plants

After the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the situation in the nuclear power plants in the country has worsened dramatically over the weekend. In multiple reactors, the cooling systems failed. Whether a meltdown (Japan: Horror-meltdown scenario) has been used was still unclear on Sunday. Around 160 people were potentially contaminated.

Overheated fuel worrying is the largest nuclear power plants - particularly the complex Fukushima, who has two facilities with a total of ten reactors. In Unit 1 of Fukushima-Daiichi , it came on Saturday to a detonating gas explosion, after the authorities had initiated sea water to cool down the overheated fuel rods, thus preventing a potentially fatal meltdown.

Afghanistan: new attack, 37 dead

It does not stop the violence in Afghanistan. At least 37 people were killed and another 42 were wounded in an attack on an army recruitment center in northern Afghanistan. Pajhwok news agency quoted the spokesman for the provincial government Mahbubullah Saedi: the attack occurred near Spin Zar in the first police district of Kunduz City.

What eating in 2050?

In the next forty years, Earth will have to feed 9 billion people. Cary Fowler, director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust [partnership structure between FAO and private organizations like the Rockefeller or Bill Gates, who aims to maintain the biological diversity of crop varieties], it will be of a great challenge.

Urbanization or the lack of agricultural land will not be the source of the problem. Complications will come from climate change, which will require the development of new food varieties that can withstand heat and drought. According to Fowler, this requires adapting current agricultural crops.

Japan on alert for a possible meltdown in two reactors at Fukushima

Barcelona. (Writing / Agencies) .- Japan continues nuclear alert, immersed in "the worst crisis since World War II" in the words of the prime minister, Naoto Kan, has comprecido to urge the Japanese to "overcome this setback and create a new Japan. " Khan has hailed the recovery and prosperity of Japanese society with other adversities of the past and has said he has confidence in its citizens.

Fear of radiation

A new earthquake announcement further complicates the situation in Japan. Just announced 70% chance of another earthquake on Wednesday. Is expected to be 7.0 on the scale. From Tokyo, the situation of calm appearance on the streets shows another reality. Nuclear plants and much concern to citizens. Although we can not make an assessment on how many foreigners have left or will leave Japan in the last few hours, but at street level the number of those who leave or plan to leave is high.

Gaddafi forward: taking the port of Brega

The opposition guerrillas are losing ground in the ongoing civil war in Cyrenaica against the regular forces and militia in the pay of Gaddafi. According to an Agence France Presse correspondent on the spot, dozens of rebels are fighting in retreat after heavy bombardments of the new regime at the gates of Brega, a major oil port in Eastern Libya, about 250 km west of Benghazi.

After the earthquake: Aid for Japan

Japanese politicians tend not to exaggerate. So you have the statement of Prime Minister Kan, the country experiencing its worst crisis since 1945, very seriously. to overcome this crisis will last a long time - regardless of what happens in the nuclear reactors in the North. Although earthquakes in Japan more or less part of everyday life.

But the resulting tsunami from the quake, everything has been seen so far in the shade. So well have survived the quake appeared to most of the buildings, so great is on the other hand, the helplessness in the face of the devastation caused by the waves. Against this one can obviously not provide reliable protection.

What's happening in Fukushima?

In fact, the reactor a Japanese nuclear plant in Fukushima Daiichi-whose fault after the earthquake on Friday has raised the alert nuclear-should have been out of service on 1 March. The contradictory information provided by the Japanese government and business make it difficult to judge the extent of the situation.

Here are some keys to better understand what happened: With ten reactors (six in central Fukushima Fukushima Daiichi and Daini four), Fukushima is the heart of the Japanese nuclear industry. The construction of the first block began in July 1967 under the direction of the U.S. company General Electric.

LIBYA - The Opposition hardly ignore its divisions

The Libyan opposition demand that the international community recognizes as the only legitimate authority, and March 8, has given seventy-two hours Muammar Gaddafi to relinquish power. But after three weeks of insurrection, "the opposition is always the trouble to present a united front," analyzes the U.S.

daily. While his troops, inexperienced, suffered setbacks on the ground against the forces of "Libyan", members of the National Transitional Council blithely contradict themselves in public. And Colonel Gaddafi beautiful game exploit tribal rivalries that undermine the insurgency from within.

Castro is the "political earthquake" Libyan perhaps more serious than the Japanese

Havana .- The president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, believes that "political earthquake" that takes place around Libya is "potentially more serious" than the devastating earthquake in Japan, a tragedy that "can not be blamed man ", writes in an article published today. In the last of his "Reflections" entitled "The two earthquakes," the Cuban leader is confident that the international community "will do everything in their power to help" the "laborious" Japanese people, he recalls, "was the first to suffer a nuclear attack unnecessary and inhumane.

Millions of people remain without electricity and water and the government warned of more blackouts

Two days after the earthquake in northeastern Japan, millions of people remain without electricity or running water in affected areas, while the government warns that blackouts could be saved if no light. According to official data released by NHK television, at least 1.4 million households without water since Friday and another 2.5 million homes are dark in Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima.

EGYPT - One dead in clashes between Christians and Muslims

"At least one person remained on the floor and several were injured when clashes broke out on March 8 in the popular district of Moqattam in Cairo," recounts the English-language daily. Copts had organized a sit-in to protest the fire that destroyed one of their churches on March 7. They were attacked by dozens of Salafis.

Some local residents said they heard gunshots. A Coptic died. Tensions are vivid in recent months between Christians and Muslims.

Clashes between militants causes 23 deaths in Southern Sudan

Juba (Sudan) (Reuters) At least 23 militants were killed Saturday during a clash with soldiers in southern Sudan in the capital of Upper Nile State, Malakal, as reported by the Army sursudanés. Militants attacked before dawn Malakal, which led to a firefight between guerrillas and soldiers. Philip Aguer military spokesman said that "23 bodies have been recovered from the attackers," and one of them was "captured alive." Moreover, according to Aguer, the clash also left civilian casualties, but could not specify the amount.

The Sultan of Oman gives in to protests and gives more power to the Consultative Assembly

Sultan Qaboos of Oman, another Arab country where citizens are calling for riots producing reforms, has decided to grant legislative powers to the consultative assembly, according to a decree issued by the official agency Ona. Qaboos has finally decided to take this action after seeing that the three changes to his cabinet had not served to calm down the protesters, who continued their protests against economic mismanagement and corruption prevailing in the country.