Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Syria: Government resigns

It 's too early to say that it is the decisive one, but there was a change in Syria. The Syrian government led by Prime Minister Naji Otri has decided to leave: it was announced on state television. President Bashar al-Assad has accepted the resignation en bloc of the executive, however, anticipated by sources close to the Damascus government.

AUSTRIA - A Europe antinuclear

"It is time to be heard internationally and grow at the output of nuclear power. We must stand together to fight against the nuclear industry, "said the Austrian Social Democratic Chancellor, Faymann (SPÖ), after the catastrophe of Fukushima. His goal is to organize, with the German SPD and if possible the European Socialists (PES), a popular initiative across the EU.

Maneuver "clever, but dishonest," says Der Standard. If it seems easy to assemble under the influence of emotion one million signatures required from at least nine countries, "the truth is that such an initiative can not legally organized in 2012 and the Commission is not obliged to comply.

Barack Obama promises that the Libyan war will be "limited"

Barack Obama last night justified the U.S. intervention in Libya for humanitarian and national interests, in a speech to the nation in which he warned that air strikes would not seek the relief of Muammar Gaddafi and is not ruled out that this afternoon fall. The U.S. president, left and right criticized the confusion of the Libyan mission and explained his delay in, he outlined what may be his doctrine against the wave of riots in the Arab world that began in January: respect for the processes but without sacrificing internal influence; preference for multilateralism (cited Spain among the allies in Libya) and the defense of universal values.

Rise to 150 dead in an explosion in Yemen

At least 150 people have been killed and 80 others have been injured, including several children, in an explosion at a munitions factory in southern Yemen, according to medical sources quoted by CNN. The event took place on Monday after suspected members of Al Qaeda to loot the place, according to an official of the local administration.

Among the dead were also opponents of the Yemeni regime and Islamic radicals. Armed men took control yesterday of the armory, the building of the local radio and known as 'Guest House' in the southern town of Yaar, near the Yemeni port of Aden. The explosions were preceded by a fire of unknown origin in a powder keg of the factory that spread as a large number of people taking it out.

Green liberals, the challenge Merkel

Berlin .- Germany's farewell to nuclear power remains the central figure. Involves much more than the results of Sunday's elections in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland Palatinate. Who supports nuclear, or extends the life of the plants, lost elections and political life shortens. Merkel has understood.

The question is what will draw consequences. In 2005, Chancellor Gerhard Schröder lost the chancellery after losing the SPD regional stronghold of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is doubtful whether Merkel repeat history. Wear is not as deep and its weight rivals in the party are gone this year.

Broken down nuclear power plant, plutonium found in soil in Fukushima

The news from Fukushima are a growing concern: Now, plutonium have been found in soil samples. The Japanese news agency Kyodo reported, citing the operating company Tepco (Tokyo Electric Power Co.).
At five different points of the power plant site, the highly toxic heavy metal was found. Plutonium is a high amount of the fuel rods in the reactor 3 and a lower concentration in the spent fuel in cooling ponds of all six reactors. The operating company is believed that the plutonium came from the nuclear fuel of nuclear power.

Former President Hosni Mubarak and his family under house arrest

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his family can not leave the country, according to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces who took power in Egypt on 11 February, as they are under house arrest. The military rejected the reports that claimed that the dictator had traveled to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, noting: "He and his family are forced to reside in Egypt." On 8 March, an Egyptian court confirmed the freezing of assets of former president and his family and banned from leaving the country that fell on them and had been issued on 28 February by the Egyptian general prosecutor, Abdel Magid Mahmoud.

GERMANY - Not antinuclear who wants

The timing seemed perfect. Facing nuclear disaster in Japan, Merkel had to escape political risk of contamination due to its policy pronuclear, and this just in time before crucial regional elections, including March 27 in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Choosing to take the bull by the horns, it was placed at the head of the anti-nuclear movement, with the prime ministers of the Länder which still host plants.

Berlusconi, Italy's richest political

Rome. .- The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, was placed a year as the richest politician in Italy in 2010 to declare assets worth 40.9 million euros, almost double that in 2009, when he declared a tax base just over 23 million euros. The data listed in the income statement, released today, to be publicly parliamentarians and members of the Government of Italy.

In the income declared by Berlusconi, whose marital status is as "separate", no new purchases of cars, boats or equity interests, while it appears the sale of an apartment ownership to 50 percent in Milan. Among the property to his name including two apartments in Milan, registered as a primary residence, three floors in the Lombard capital, and three properties on the island of Antigua.

Reach the Italian island of Lampedusa Libyan 2,000 immigrants in a single day

A total of 1,933 illegal immigrants from Libya have arrived in the Italian island of Lampedusa in the last 24 hours, of which 300 are currently being rescued by the Italian Coast Guard, according to the newspaper 'La Stampa'. The island is on the verge of collapse after more than 7,000 immigrants have landed on its shores, from Tunisia and Libya.

The host school is entitled to only 800 people, so that newcomers have to be established on the beaches and port, where hygienic conditions are extremely precarious. While immigrants have arrived in Lampedusa last two months came mostly from Tunisia, newcomers are believed to be fleeing the war in Libya, including several women and children.

Off a car bomb in Derry

London .- British military deminers have cleared this morning of Monday, a bomb planted in a car in the center of Derry, the second largest city in Northern Ireland. The vehicle had "an important and viable device," said a senior Northern Irish police, the district commander Stephen Martin. The bomb had been planted by dissident republicans, Martin said, noting that the explosion could have caused death.

Moscow says that attacks in Libya allies are not backed by the UN

Russia has said that the attacks being made by the allies against the forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is an absolute intervention in the North African country's civil war, siding with the rebels. Moscow has insisted that it was not covered by the United Nations resolution establishing a no-fly zone.

In what amounts to a criticism of the Russian government operation 'Dawn Odyssey', the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said that the resolution of the Security Council of the UN only had implications for the protection of civilians. "And there are reports that no one denies, that coalition attacks are against Gaddafi columns of men and in support of the insurgents," said Lavrov.

Music: When Bach, Brahms and Chopin dictated their works from the beyond

Rosemary Brown has a great holiday of Easter with family in Wales. Beethoven and Liszt came to see, which would soon forget the cold she had caught during a trip to Devil's Bridge. The presence of the composers was nothing extraordinary, says Ms. Brown. Liszt, in particular, is one of his oldest friends.

It appeared the first time (whatever she does is not immediately identified) when she was 7 years, promising to send him to music when she grew up. He reappeared many years later, in 1964, and since he regularly visits at her home in Balham, south London. TV inspires sometimes caustic comments.

Detected plutonium outside the reactor in Fukushima five points

Barcelona (Editorial) .- The company owns the nuclear plant in Fukushima Dai-Chi, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has reported the appearance of more water contaminated by radiation and detection of plutonium in Five Points plant, Kyodo news agency reported. The company says the results of plutonium are samples from a week ago, according to Reuters.

TEPCO has also reported this finding was not going to do to suspend the work being undertaken at the plant to control the damaged reactor. In addition, the company reported that it has detected a radiation level of 1,000 mSv per hour - ten times higher than normal - in the water of two pit and underground tunnel connected to the building that houses the reactor 2, Fukushima-1.

The secrets of Anna Chapman

The BBC correspondent in Moscow, Steve Rosenberg, Anna Chapman interviewed and revealed the biggest secret of the former Russian spy, who shot to fame after being deported last July the United States. On the 35th floor of a skyscraper in an office full of smoke, hear the noise of high heels on the parquet and Anna Chapman appears wrapped in a stunning blue gown.

She does not seem in a hurry to evacuate the building because the smoke is being pumped into the room for a special effects machine. The former secret agent talks to the camera: "More than a million Russians die each year, a woman was walking to a disabled person in Egypt ..." The unsolved mystery of Anna Chapman is called 'Secrets of the world.

Two other teachers try to catch fire in Algiers

Algiers .- Two temporary teachers have attempted suicide on fire outside the offices of the Algerian presidency, where the collective protest for 8 days to ask for them to secure their jobs, reported the daily El Khabar. The two teachers were sprayed petrol on Sunday with the intention of burning to bonzo, but his colleagues were able to stop it.

The teachers, coming from different parts of the country, met on Monday the eighth day of rally outside the presidential palace, where they spend the night under difficult weather conditions. The president of the group, Myriam Maarouf, assured reporters that the camp will not lift until they achieve full compliance with their demands.

The rebels say they have taken Sirte, Gaddafi and door city of Tripoli

A rebel spokesman has said that Sirte, the hometown of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, is now fully controlled by insurgents. According to his testimony, they found very little resistance from troops loyal to Qadhafi. The news of the fall of Sirte was held in Benghazi, the epicenter of the revolt and 'capital' of the rebels.

For now, there has been no independent confirmation of this fact and some of the few correspondents who are in the city say the enclave remains in the hands of Gadhafi. Gadafistas forces fighting the rebels in the town of Naufaliya, about 147 kilometers southeast of Sirte, according to the Qatari Al-Jazeera network.

ROMANIA - A good lesson for Sarkozy

The Army puts Mubarak and his family under house arrest

Madrid .- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his family have been placed under house arrest, as reported by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which ruled the country since the President submitted his resignation on 11 February after weeks of demonstrations mass against him. With his statement, which echoes Ahram newspaper in its online edition, the Army aims to end the rumors suggesting that the president and his family had moved to Saudi Arabia.

Nuclear Agency of Japan requested TEPCO to review their measurement systems

Nuclear Security Agency of Japan has asked the company operating the plant in Fukushima, TEPCO, to revise its system of measurement error after Sunday, when it reported a level of radioactivity in the plant to 10 million times to normal was actually 100,000, NHK reported. According to the Japanese network NHK TV, operators still working at the plant on Monday will try to drain polluted water from the reactor 1 while fears that delayed efforts to cool the units 2 and 3 due to high levels of radioactivity detected.

Libya - Benghazi applauds UN resolution

Shortly before midnight, the streets of Benghazi, the capital of rebel fact, were quiet, almost deserted. A few minutes after midnight, a sign of rejoicing, firing of tracer bullets and machine gun fire streaked the sky, and residents piled into their cars to celebrate the event. In the meantime, the Security Council of the United Nations had voted by 10 votes to 0 against imposing a no-fly zone over eastern Libya and authorizing "all measures", apart from an occupation, such as to protect civilians against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the dictator who runs Libya for nearly 42 years.

Syrian police opened fire on protesters in Deraa

Deraa. .- The Syrian security forces opened fire on hundreds of demonstrators in the town of Dera while protesting against the emergency law, as reported by witnesses told Reuters. The Minister of Syrian Presidency Press, Bouthaina Shaaban, said yesterday in a statement to the Qatari Al-Jazeera to lift the emergency law in force since 1963, but never specified deadlines.

When asked about the possible lifting of the state of emergency, which the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad had speculated, the presidential adviser said "of course." However, Shaaban would not give deadlines for action.

Turkey offers to mediate in the conflict Libyan to get a cease-fire

Turkey, a NATO member, wants to mediate in the conflict with Libya, as recognized by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the British newspaper 'The Guardian'. Erdogan has said that Ankara is willing to mediate to achieve a cease-fire soon. The prime minister warned that a prolonged conflict could turn the country into a second Iraq "or" another Afghanistan ", which could have devastating effects on Libya and the countries of the Organisation for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that lead military intervention.

JAPAN - Prime Minister pledges transparency

Japanese Yukiya Amano, Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), met with Prime Minister Naoto Kan. He asked him to provide more accurate information. "In a situation aussigrave, the entire international community must mobilize," he said. The prime minister has promised "the greatest possible transparency, not only in respect of the IAEA but also around the world the extent of the information provided.

Berlusconi says will attend the next meeting of Mediatrade process

Silvio Berlusconi returned to court Monday, as a defendant, after an absence of eight years. The preliminary hearing of the case Mediatrade, which is accused of tax fraud, embezzlement and false accounting, was a mere legal process. But around Berlusconi in Milan show was organized predictable media and a noisy demonstration of its fans and its detractors.

Since 2003, the head of the Italian Government had eluded justice appointments. Now stripped of political-legal shield that protected him, Berlusconi could not avoid the engagement, but continued to show defiance. During the hearing, said nothing. He did his attorneys. The Italian leader is simply to shake hands with the judges.

Riots and arrests after winning the Green Land Baden-Württemberg

Blows, injuries and damage. So last night ended the regional elections in the state of Baden-Württemberg, southern Germany, in which the Greens won the presidency for the first time one of the 'Länder' or German states. After the victory at the polls, the party official at the headquarters of the Green, located in a suburb of Stuttgart, ended at 22.00 hours, but continued after the protest camp that takes months to set limits with real estate project 'Stuttgart 21': the construction of a station as it prepares to host a high-speed line Paris-Munich and includes the felling of trees survived the Second World War.

EGYPT - A controversial referendum

The Egyptians were called to the polls on March 19 for a constitutional referendum, which should allow the return of civilian rule. "Only the powerful Brotherhood Islamist Muslim Brotherhood called on to vote 'yes'. The other teams holding the amendments insufficient, as the head of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, who has formally confirmed On 18 he called to vote 'no'.

Similarly, young Tahrir Square and the supporters of Mohammed El-Baradei are currently campaigning for failure. In their proposed amendments are far from sufficient, and this text can only make a new dictator. A complete overhaul is necessary ', said Al-Masri Al-Youm. The Egyptian daily carried a survey for its part by offering its readers to vote online.

The Egyptian Army announces parliamentary elections in September

Cairo. .- Egypt will hold parliamentary elections next September, as announced by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which ruled the country since the resignation last February 11, President Hosni Mubarak. Responsible for making the announcement has been Mamdouh Shaheen, a member of the Supreme Council, which required that at present there is no fixed date for presidential elections.

Twenty killed in a suicide bombing in southeastern Afghanistan

Twenty people were killed and 50 more were injured in a suicide car bombing in southeastern Afghanistan. The provincial authorities have reported the incident, which took place Sunday. "A suicide bomber has stamped his car into the building of a road construction company" in the Barmal district, bordering Pakistan, said Mojles Afghan government spokesman in the volatile province of Paktika, where the attack occurred.

TURKEY - The Russian central government will have its

"Turkey has no intention of giving up its cooperation with Russia in the field of civilian nuclear power, because of the situation in the central Japanese Fukushima-1," said Turkish Prime Minister Redjep Erdoga, to outcome of his visit to Moscow on March 15 and 16, reports the online daily Gazeta mosocovite.

ru. The two countries pledge to continue construction of the first Turkish nuclear power plant "Akkuyu," performed by the Russian company Atomstroiexport. The plant consists of four reactors with a power of 1.2 GW, is to be built in the Mediterranean province of Mersin, seismic region. Turkey calls on Russia to revise upward the security guarantees, the plant was already supposed to withstand an earthquake of force 8.

The Islamist assault weapons factory kills at least 121 killed in Yemen

Sana'a / Istanbul. .- The balance of the explosion in a munitions factory in the town of Jaar, in the region of Abyan in Yemen be increased to a total of 121 dead and 45 wounded, according to sources cited by the regional hospital U.S. television network CNN. The sources have warned that the death toll could rise in the coming hours.

According to eyewitnesses, the explosion came after several residents stormed the factory to steal ammunition. The cause, they added, could be a cigarette, which would have caused a fire and then the explosion. "This accident was a catastrophe, is the first of its kind in Abyan," said a hospital doctor Jaar public.

The Japanese government believes there could be a partial meltdown in reactor 2

Japanese government spokesman, Yukio Edan, said that high levels of radiation detected in parts of the turbine building of the reactor 2 were caused by nuclear fuel rods partially melted. Edan said at a news conference that partial melting was also temporary, but has caused the water that flooded parts of the turbine building of unit 2 record high levels of radioactivity and hinder the work of operators.