Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Japan, radiation into the sea 3,355 times the normal

The rate of radioactive iodine in the sea, 300 meters from the Japanese nuclear power plant in Fukushima, is 3,355 times the legal limit. This was announced by the Japanese Agency for Nuclear Safety. The Deputy Director of the Agency, Hidehiko Nishiyama, downplayed remembering that the local population was removed and the fishing has been prohibited in the area.

SYRIA - The government is trying to ease tensions Deera

On 20 March, President Assad sent a government delegation to Deera, a town south of Damascus which was the scene of protests since March 15. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Local Government are going to present their condolences to the families of two protesters killed in clashes with police on March 18.

To believe the official daily, they were well received, a version invalidated by other sources. The protests continue.

The French government will penalize clients of prostitution

Paris .- The French health minister, Roselyne Bachelot, advanced his intention of Parliament debated a bill to punish clients of prostitution. With the penalty will be treated first and foremost, to impress upon the men who turn to prostitution as this support trafficking in human beings, Bachelot said in an interview published Wednesday by Le Parisien.

" The minister insisted that "prostitution is never voluntary" and that about 85% of women who carry out the "international procurement networks," It concluded: "these women are prostitutes because they have no other choice" . The minister, who put Sweden as a role model for what could be done in France, recalled that there is a parliamentary mission has examined "very carefully" how the law in that country, and its conclusions, which should be made public today, "could lead to a bill, which in any case could not be voted or applied before 2012.

The last options to save Fukushima

The cartridges are finished to save the plant in Fukushima. The complications of the past few days with the detection of plutonium in ground water or the large increase of radioactivity in the sea, have meant that the Government start to consider measures against the clock to tackle the nuclear crisis.

The Japanese authorities contemplate "all alternatives" to stabilize the Fukushima nuclear plant and is studying the adoption of certain measures that have been leaked to the press, as announced on Wednesday his spokesman, Yukio Edan, a public hearing. These measures include the deployment of special fabric on the ground to prevent the emission of radioactive particles into the atmosphere and the use of a vessel for temporary storage of contaminated water.

MOROCCO - peaceful marches in cities across the country

"Contrary to the fears of one or the other, the events of March 20 were held in an atmosphere of calm and responsible," wrote the daily close of the plan. He reported "tens of thousands" of demonstrators across the country. Ten days after the announcement of a constitutional reform by the king, they demanded "more freedom, democracy and the right to better living conditions, including access to free healthcare, education, employment, equality, "the newspaper said.

A reporter for Reuters, the victims of an attack in Iraq

Baghdad (Reuters) .- Sheba Baze, a journalist freelance 30 years working for the British news agency Reuters is one of the 53 dead who have been paid off the attack Tuesday by an armed group provincial council headquarters in Salahuddin, in Tikrit, in northern Iraq, confirmed the media. The young native Salahuddin Province, suffered shrapnel wounds in the explosion, as indicated by Mahmoud Salah, one of his cousins.

Berlusconi's defense wants Clooney and Cristiano Ronaldo Ruby testify in the case

The chief defense of the Italian Government, Silvio Berlusconi, has proposed that the U.S. actor George Clooney and his girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, and the Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as a witness in the 'case Ruby', in which Berlusconi is accused child prostitution and abuse of power.

"It seems strange, because I have met only once and it was Berlusconi in an attempt to get help for Darfur," Clooney said after meeting the intentions of the defense of Il Cavaliere, as BreakingNews. com. Currently there have transcended the reasons why witnesses were cited as chief of the Italian Government.

MEXICO - The U.S. ambassador resigns

Carlos Pascual leave Mexico, "as the newspaper of Mexico City in one of its Sunday edition. "He does not want his dispute with Calderon harm relations between the two countries." In position for a year and a half, Ambassador resigned March 19. The Web site Wikileaks had published diplomatic cables in which Pascual denounced the poor coordination of Mexican authorities in the fight against the drug cartels.

The Cuban government insists on dialogue with U.S.

Havana .- Cuba's President Raul Castro, today reiterated his government's willingness to dialogue with the United States on any subject, but on equal terms, without conditions and with respect for the independence and sovereignty of the island. Cuban television reported, Castro made these considerations during his meeting at the Revolution Palace in Havana with former U.S.

President Jimmy Carter, visiting the island. At that meeting, Cuban President Carter also exchanged views on current international events, the situation in Cuba and the United States and the relations between both countries. At the invitation of Raul Castro, the former Democrat on Monday launched a three-day visit to Cuba with a busy schedule, although the trip is a "private and non-governmental organization", said last week the Carter Center.

U.S. intelligence is the presence of Al Qaeda among rebel Libyans

The U.S. intelligence services have received "flashes" of a "potential" presence of Al Qaeda among the troops fighting the leader Muammar Gaddafi, though not "significant," said a senior military official. Admiral James Stavridis, commander of U.S. troops. States deployed in coordination with NATO in Europe, made the remarks during an appearance before the U.S.

Senate. "We've seen flashes of potential presence of Al Qaeda and Hezbollah, we have seen different things. But at this moment, I have enough detail to say that there is significant presence of Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups among the insurgent forces," said . Stavridis ratified before the U.S.

Fukushima: Japanese government is considering nationalizing Tepco

The Japanese government is considering the nationalization of the energy company Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO). Koichiro Gemba Minister said on Tuesday after a cabinet meeting in Tokyo, the nationalization was an available option in the considerations should be how to deal with the consequences of the crisis surrounding the severely damaged nuclear reactors in Fukushima.

Iraq, attack on the provincial council at least 50 victims: it is murder in Tikrit

The freelance journalist was killed in the attack and at least 53 deaths and hundreds of wounded toll from an attack by an armed commando in the seat of the provincial council Tikritm, hometown of Saddam Hussein located a hundred kilometers north of Baghdad. Among those injured there would be some who find themselves now in serious condition and one of the victims, as well as a freelance journalist working for Reuters, there are at least seven of the ten men of the commandos.

Cameron calls for a democratic future in Libya when the conflict ends

London .- British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on Monday expressed confidence that Libya's international conference held in London is a new beginning for the North African country. In opening the conference, Cameron called for "a future in which the Libyan people to determine their future free from violence and oppression," but added that the Libyans can not do it alone.

"The Libyan people can not achieve such a future for itself," said Cameron, who considered that the international community should reaffirm their commitment first to resolutions 1970 and 1973 of the UN and the military alliance has implemented. The Prime Minister added that the need to facilitate humanitarian aid quick and agile "where necessary" and "help the Libyan people to plan for the future, once the conflict ends."

The rebels did not want to Qaddafi and his family in the transition process

The Libyan National Transition Council, the governing body of the rebel insurgents, has warned London that reject that Colonel Muammar Qaddafi or any family member included in the political process that would bring democracy to Libya and admitted that weapons that can provide the international community the rebels will be "welcome." Three representatives of the Council have moved to London to coincide with the celebration of the international conference on Libya to expose their plans for Libya "post Gaddafi" and passing through the holding of "free and fair elections, as has been explained a statement and a subsequent press conference at the Foreign Office.

EGYPT - Yes to support for constitutional reform

Asked to vote by referendum on March 20, the Egyptians agreed to 77% in the constitutional reform proposed by the Council of the armed forces, in power since the fall of Mubarak in February. The text should facilitate the transition to a civilian government after parliamentary elections and presidential elections.

Asked by the newspaper, the Egyptian electoral observers rejoice, "for the first time in their career", having overseen a ballot that was not a sham.

Criminal charges against the woman who accused Gadhafi of raping men

London. .- The Libyan government spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, said Tuesday that authorities have filed criminal charges against Iman al Obaidi, Libyan women who burst on Saturday at the hotel in Tripoli foreign correspondents to report that she was raped by 15 soldiers loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. Ibrahim, quoted by British newspaper 'The Guardian', said Al Obaidi has been accused by some of the soldiers who allegedly was detained, beaten and raped.

A gadafista fires on a convoy of journalists near the city of McKinney ISD

A convoy of foreign journalists-including the special correspondent of THE WORLD, Rosa Meneses, has been shot by a gadafista near the city of McKinney ISD, about 200 km south of Tripoli. The bus, chartered and escorted by members of the regime of Colonel Gaddafi, was approaching the area for journalists to see the makeshift camp of refugees called the Allied bombing in the area.

Upon arrival, a small group of children began approaching the vehicle, but soon found three men with Kalashnikovs. One of the men began shooting at the bus when journalists tried to lower the vehicle. Gaddafi guides say the man who shot the bus is a Bedouin who "took umbrage at the attempt by journalists to shoot their wives." However, it is considering the theory that the shooting was planned by the regime itself to intimidate the international reporters.

FRANCE - The Muslim crusade against hatred and stupidity

There was a time when Muslims in France - it was called the Arabs - were silent, eyes down and back arched, shaved the walls. Parked in slums or barely settled in cities that would soon turn into ghettos, they had internalized their status as foreigners in precarious status. Those who in one way or another, had attained French nationality were not looking for no longer being heard.

They also admitted their status as second class citizens, victims of discrimination or injustice when it was not just acts of violence such as ratonnade. Times have changed and France. This resignation is no more. The new generations speak, claim, or clumsiness vehemently sometimes, their place in public space and do not accept being relegated to the spatial, social and even political.

Italy offers to manage the exile of Gaddafi

London. .- The Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said in London that his Government had offered to mediate to achieve a ceasefire in Libya and to manage the exile of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in an African country. Speaking to reporters on the eve of the conference of the international coalition countries involved militarily in Libya, to be held on Tuesday in London, the Italian minister said that "Gaddafi must understand that would be an act of courage to realize that there is to go.

U.S. forces attack a Libyan three ships in the port of Misrata

U.S. forces have attacked three ships Tuesday Libyans, including a Coast Guard boat, so that they stopped firing indiscriminately against merchant ships in the port of Misrata, according to official military sources said a statement from the U.S. Sixth Fleet together. The same sources added that the attack took place overnight and that the Coast Guard boat was named 'Vittoria'.

For the other two vessels attacked, these were two small boats. The U.S. ship attack was in charge of the destroyer USS Barry, who last March 19 the first missiles launched 'Tomahawk' against Libyan territory. The rebels have ensured that at least 124 people have died and 284 were injured in the last nine days in Misrata, 200 kilometers east of Tripoli.

INDONESIA - A new man is born

About fifty men, intellectuals and activists, have launched in Jakarta Alliance new men (LLB) with a mission to promote women's rights with the male, reported the daily The Jakarta Globe. Its president, Nurhasyim, explains that the Alliance will rely on Facebook, Twitter and the site lakilakibaru. wordpress.

com to hear the case of the second sex. "We have also established a hotline open to men as part of a new radio program produced by a women. Time will be given to men to address the issue of gender equality." The Alliance has already received support from many feminist organizations.

The Syrian government resigns

Damascus .- The Syrian government headed by Mohammed Naji Otri today announced his resignation amid a political furor erupted last 18 and have caused dozens of deaths. Otri will remain prime minister until the formation of a new cabinet, according to official news agency Sana, announcing the resignation of the prime minister had been accepted by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The outgoing head of government he formed his cabinet, with a profile technocrat, 18 September 2003, when he was appointed to replace Prime Minister Mohamed Mustafa Miro. The latest cabinet reshuffle Otri was completed in April 2009. Officials consulted by Efe said that in the coming days, possibly tomorrow, the announcement of the new head of government.

Clinton: The campaign will continue until the resolution meets Gaddafi

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, had warned before entering the international conference for Libya, which was held in London, that "the Libyan people must determine their future free from violence and oppression." But he added that the Libyans can not do it alone. "The Libyan people can not achieve such a future for itself," said Cameron, who considered that the international community should reaffirm their commitment first to resolutions 1970 and 1973 of the UN and the military alliance has implemented.

LIBYA - The head of German diplomacy in the trap of forbearance

The German foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle (FDP, Liberal), "looking at all costs to make a name in the field of foreign policy, even at the cost of the country's isolation," denounces the Süddeutsche Zeitung on his online site, following the failure of Germany to the Security Council of UN on Libya.

"Against the despots, we can not abstain. Germany would have had to adopt the resolution. Westerwelle argued so terribly naive when it says that Germany can assist in all the world's conflicts Sudan, Bahrain, Côte d'Ivoire. Do not wear anywhere relief does not bear no help, says the daily Munich, especially as Libya is a direct neighbor of the EU.

The confict of Côte d'Ivoire has displaced nearly half a million children

Madrid. .- At least 500,000 children have fled their homes since the crisis began after the presidential elections in Ivory Coast, last November, as has been reported by the NGO, Save the Children. Also, the NGO has warned that a million children can not go to school today. Emergency Coordinator Save the Children, Barbara Mineo, has called for a cessation of violence against children in Ivory Coast.

Raises U.S. arming the Libyan rebels

U.S. Ambassador to UN, Susan Rice, has said today that the Obama administration does not exclude Libyan arming rebels in their fight against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. "We have not made a decision, but do not dismiss it," Rice has said in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America." In the same interview, Rice said there is no evidence that Gaddafi is prepared to leave office.

Of course, Washington is keen to give it up soon. To that end, Rice explained that we must "cut off sources of Gaddafi, which uses mercenaries or prevent access to weapons, as well as aiding the rebels and the opposition." Libyan rebels expect to be giving more political power to NATO and agreed to leave the country of the Libyan leader and his sons at the international conference about Libya has started at 14.00 today in London.

IVORY COAST - A rain shell made thirty dead in Abobo

During the day of 17 March 2011, a tank from a military camp was shelled on the market Abobo district of Abidjan acquired elected president Alassane Ouattara. "Officially, we're talking about 12 dead, but there are certainly more as shells exploded in courses located around [near the station UTB]. (...) There too, it saves the dead" said one local resident journalists from Ivorian daily L'Inter.

London wants to try Gaddafi International Criminal Court

London. .- The British Foreign Minister, William Hague, said today that the UK wants the Libyan leader, Muammar al-Gaddafi, accountable to the International Criminal Court (ICC), but would not discuss what should be the fate of Colonel if he decides to leave office. Speaking to Radio 4, BBC on the occasion of the international meeting held in London today on the Libyan crisis, Hague said his country does not know "where to go.

Moscow says it has killed during an operation by Russian Bin Laden

Caucasian Islamist leader Doku Umarov, known as the 'Russian Bin Laden, "died Monday during a special forces counter-terrorist operation in the Russian republic of Ingushetia, according to security sources said today quoted by Russian news agency Interfax. According to sources, Umarov was killed in an air strike that also caused the deaths of 16 terrorists.

The news has not been officially confirmed. The president of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, said that among the terrorists killed several Islamist leaders and bodyguard of Umarov's inner circle. However, the bodies have not yet been identified, he said. The pro-Russian president of the neighboring republic of Chechnya, Kadyrov Ramsar, said that if confirmed Umarov's death, it is a "good news for a healthy development" of the region.

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Russia removes Islamist leader responsible for the Moscow metro bombing

Moscow. - The Caucasian Islamist leader Doku Umarov, known as the "Bin Laden of Russia, died Monday during a special forces counter-terrorist operation in the Russian republic of Ingushetia, said today, security sources quoted by Russian news agency Interfax. According to sources, Umarov was killed in an air strike that also caused the deaths of 16 terrorists.

The news has not been officially confirmed. The president of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, said that among the terrorists killed several Islamist leaders and bodyguard of Umarov's inner circle. However, the bodies have not yet identified, said. The pro-Russian president of the neighboring republic of Chechnya, Kadyrov Ramsar, said that if confirmed Umarov's death, it is a "good news for a healthy development" of the region.

More than 50 killed in bloody bomb attack in Tikrit and hostages

The headquarters of the Provincial Council of Salahedin, in Tikrit, suffered a seizure this morning at the hands of an armed group, which has left at least 53 people dead and 98 injured. In the assault, gunmen have used car bombs, explosive belts and hand grenades. Furthermore, took several hostages.

Tikrit, the birthplace of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, is located 160 kilometers north of Baghdad. In turn, 98 people were injured, including the deputy governor for security affairs Ahmad Shandah and a camera and satellite television channel Al Faiha, whose identity has not been clarified.

UNUSUAL - herald the Gaddafi Human Rights

"Just as the sun shines for all, freedom is a right for all," proclaims the website of Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights. This illustrious award is given in August. Muammar Gaddafi's award does Libyan insurgents? Unlikely, says the Daily Telegraph. The award "is awarded annually to a person, organization or an international organization that significantly contributed to making outstanding service to humans and have done great deeds for the Defence of Human Rights, to promote the cause of freedom and supporting peace everywhere in the world.

Gaddafi gets stop the rebel advance in Ben Jawad

The progress of the Libyan revolutionary militias last night found a strong resistance at Ben Jawad, about 150 miles east of Sirte. Gadafistas forces repelled the attack with rockets, grenades and light weapons. This is the first time in more than a week that the rebels are forced to backtrack. Until now they had gained ground with ease, but the truth is that very uninhabited desert occupied spaces.

We can not sleep because of the bombings ... We are afraid

About thirty children and their teachers have said this morning in front of UN office in Tripoli. "We are the children of Libya and we want peace," cried the little innocently displaying their drawings. Some carried signs: "We love to Libya." Green and white caps and uniforms jobs, these students recited speeches made by their teachers in Arabic, French and English with a spotlight.

"The bombs are falling on our families and they are killing children," says an English school. Another little pink veiled drop a memorized speech as if reciting a poem in class. "Sarkozy: why did you attack our schools?". So far, I must say that there has been no allied bombing on schools or other educational centers in Libya.

BULGARIA - The interest to host the Japanese victims

All offers of help pouring in from around the world, there may be one that could go unnoticed in Japan. Yet it is sincere, though somewhat interested. There are voices in Bulgaria on the possibility - yet very virtual - host on national soil a large number of Japanese who wish to leave their devastated region.

This proposal was formulated for the first time Tuesday, March 15 broadcast on national radio by the sociologist Iskra Dandolova da Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. "Researchers and representatives of Bulgarian NGOs propose that our country welcomes people affected by the disaster in Japan," she said, specifying that a local initiative committee would take charge of this project in cooperation with Japanese authorities.

Hideaki Akaiwa, the hero of Japan tsunami Diver

Barcelona. (Editorial) .- After major disasters often we hear stories that show that humans are able to get the best out of ourselves in the most dramatic moments. Hideaki is the case Akaiwa, a 43 year old Japanese after the Japónse eltsunami put a wet suit and did not stop until you find, fortunately alive, his wife and mother, according to The Star newspaper published at the time of tragedy, Akaiwa was working out of town, Ishinomaki.

Syrian President Asad, cornered, ready to sacrifice his government

The Syrian government should submit his resignation Tuesday to usher in a new Cabinet within 24 hours, according to a senior official said in Damascus. The statement coincides with the statements yesterday by Syrian Vice President Farouq Al Shara, which detailed that President Bashar Assad would announce major decisions "would please the Syrian people." This announcement came as security forces fired, another day, against hundreds of demonstrators during protests in the city of Dera.

For example

The deduction of points? Nerdy. In India, the police punish offending drivers by having them direct traffic. "The idea is to show them how difficult it is to manage the chaos," said the initiator of this formula, Bharti Arora. The quadrille proving ineffective, the head of traffic police in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi, decided to crack down.

Besides their fine of 100 rupees, "the offender must spend at least ten minutes to help solve the mess they created." Fifty speeders are thus put to work every day. The accidents are 120 000 deaths annually in India, says Earth Times News.

Are highly radioactive water outside the control area in Fukushima

Tokyo. .- Technicians Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have found high levels of radiation in the water from a ditch located outside the central control of Fukushima-1. The measured rates exceed one thousand millisievert per hour. Specifically, the trench is adjacent to the reactor turbine building two.

Is four meters deep and three wide and within several ducts and power cables. Employees have wanted to ensure that while the trench is 76 meters long and is close to the coast, there has been dumping contaminated water into the sea, NHK reported. Now try to consider how you got there pollution.

U.S. and UK would be willing to let out the dictator Gaddafi of Libya

The coalition would be willing to let go of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. So says today the British newspaper 'The Times', which details that the UK and the U.S. would not oppose an immediate exile of colonel. This position could even speak today at a conference in London, where 35 countries involved in the Libyan crisis will consider the strategy in the North African country.

In any case, the official position of London and Washington is that the dictator be tried before the International Criminal Court. However, last night it was learned that shuffled the option of a quick march to the colonel, saying it would be beneficial for the country in civil war. The British-American position would have the support of some European countries, including Italy, and could take the help of the African Union.

BELARUS - Minsk and Moscow confirmed the construction of a central

During their meeting within the Council of Ministers of the Union of Russia and Belarus in Minsk on March 15, Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed an agreement on granting a loan to Belarus to build a nuclear plant on its territory. Atomstroiexport is the Russian group, controlled by the Russian nuclear agency Rosatom Public who is in charge of this project.

The plant with a capacity of 2400 megawatts will be built by 2020 on a site located 50 kilometers from Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital. According to the Russian daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Lithuania has already protested to the Belarusian authorities, arguing that Minsk did not respect the UN Convention requires the establishment of an international process of risk assessment on the environment.

Japan recognizes that the situation is unpredictable Fukushima

Tokyo. .- The Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan suggested Tuesday that the situation in the Fukushima nuclear power is unpredictable, in statements made in the Budget Committee of the Upper House of the Diet, the legislative body. Kan also said that the handling of the situation remains "maximum tension." Meanwhile, workers tried in the early hours of removing radioactive water from the turbine building located next to the reactors 1 and 3, said the Japanese agency Jiji.

Belgium, a day the world record for the absence of a legitimate government

Belgium on Tuesday will match the world record for the biggest political crisis after 289 days without a government after the general election. The situation, which until now only been seen in Iraq, is leading to a climate of temper that will dissipate with the free distribution of chips on campuses.

In 2010, the Iraqis took 249 days to conclude an agreement on power sharing, and 40 days for the government to be sworn. In Belgium, where surrealism seems to be popular, some held on 17 February that it had exceeded the threshold of 249 days without government. Organized a 'revolution of the chips' in which more than 5,000 people gathered to taste the famous national dish.