Friday, April 1, 2011

CHILE - Obama launches his plan for regional cooperation

"Obama is launching a new treaty with Latin America without announcing concrete projects" as the newspaper of Santiago. On 21 March, the American head of state was welcomed with his wife at the Presidential Palace of La Moneda, the Chilean capital. During a brief speech, he said that there was on the continent "neither great nor small allies." He also wanted to open "a new era of partnership" with Latin America, but without giving details.

U.S. Gbagbo urges end to violence

New York .- The Secretary of State for African Affairs United States, Johnnie Carson, asked the parties to the Ivorian conflict to show restraint and to protect civilians or liable for the atrocities they commit. Carson sentenced Thursday in a news briefing in the civil war that has engulfed Côte d'Ivoire, which has already killed 400 people, destroyed the economy and is causing a serious humanitarian crisis.

At least two killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Pakistan

At least two people were killed and eight others wounded in a suicide attack registered at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan, told Efe an official source. A suicide bomber with an explosive vest tried to enter the temple, located in the town of Dara Adam Khel, where he was detained by security guards, which prevented it blew up inside.

The city's political chief, Jehangir Khan, told Efe by telephone that two people were killed and eight were injured in the explosion. Dara Adam Khel is located between Peshawar, the capital of the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), and the district of Kohat, near the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

LIBYA - Cacophony in the international community

This is the United "Nations disunited," quipped a British daily. "Deep fractures have emerged on March 21 in the international community about the military intervention in Libya, some countries are questioning just about the goal or the time required to achieve it," says he . Russia and Germany, among others, who abstained from voting on March 17 the UN resolution governing the procedure, expressed reservations or criticisms.

The deposed president announced a "coup" and "abdicate"

Paris .- The ousted president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, "has no intention of giving up or surrender to any rebel" (referring to the advancing troops in Abidjan and in the African country's president elected defenders Alassane Ouattara) . The spokesman in Europe for Gbagbo, Toussaint Alain, told French news agency AFP that the country "suffer a coup."

Fierce battle in Ivory Coast for control of the key city of Abidjan

Increases tension in Ivory Coast where the government of President-elect of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, on Thursday gave an ultimatum to the outgoing president, Laurent Gbagbo, to which he and his followers "are delivered within hours, with In order to avoid "a bloodbath" in Abidjan. Fighters loyal to Alassane Ouattara attacked the residence of the leader Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan on Friday, as confirmed by military sources, who say their bodyguards continue to offer resistance.

WORLD - When the farmer no longer grounded

Agricultural production on farms and greenhouses is not doomed. Nevertheless, it is very likely that in the years to come the mass of products shipped to cities decreases. And thanks to the amazing ability to produce high, inside large buildings directly exposed to sunlight. Businessmen and mayors of large cities are already showing interest in this idea of vertical farms housed in real skyscrapers.

Julian Assange gives everything on the dance floor

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has the pace in the body. A rhythm all his own, but pace after all. Without being Tony Manero, the head of the controversial leak of cables of American diplomacy, which caused the odd headache and exabrubto in many governments around the world, it seems that unfolds with a certain ease on the dance tribal dance.

At least that's what can be seen on the tape that has now been leaked online. The video, which is less than minute, was recorded by a DJ on December 5, 2009 at a nightclub in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. According account the digital edition of Forbes magazine, Seth Sharp, the jockey room and responsible for recording and subsequent filtration, that night was playing music in the room when a tall, white hair with a unique stepped on court dance and gave it everything.

Sarkozy creates a cabinet crisis on Ivory Coast

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has organized this week a cabinet crisis to address the situation in Ivory Coast, in the context of a meteoric progress of the forces of President recognized by the international community, Alassane Ouattara, to dislodge from power Laurent Gbagbo. The Elysee said Sarkozy will meet Prime Minister Francois Fillon, as well as foreign ministers, Alain Juppe and Defense, Gerard Longuet.

Italy has received 22,000 immigrants from North Africa in a month and a half

Rome .- Around 22,000 immigrants have landed on Italian shores from North Africa in the last month and a half, reported the Interior Minister Roberto Maroni. Maroni provided these figures in a press conference after the Council of Ministers' extraordinary meeting Thursday to discuss the issue of immigration in the country.

Of these 22,000, around 2,000 are refugees from Libya, most of Eritrean and Somali, while "the rest are all Tunisian illegal immigrants," said the minister. The Italian government has agreed on an "emergency plan" to the various regions of Italy and have given new places to accommodate both refugees and illegal immigrants.

France deployed its troops to intervene in the conflict in Ivory Coast

Gallic soldiers from the Ivory Coast patrolling the streets of some neighborhoods in Abidjan to prevent looting, to the situation of confusion experienced by the city for the offensive of the forces of President-elect, Alassane Ouattara, said the Chiefs France. According to French media, Gauls citizens have been targeted by Ivorians, like other Europeans and Lebanese.

The citizens were escorted to the French military base in Ivory Coast, they said. The General Staff said it was not necessary to open fire in the interventions. Ouattara forces are loyal to the gates of Abidjan, where outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo has refused to relinquish power. According to the latest information from the NATO mission in the country, police and gendarmes have "abandoned" Gbagbo, which favored the advance of troops Ouattara.

VENEZUELA - Chavez will pay dearly for its support to Gaddafi

The president [Hugo Chávez] has demanded an end to "indiscriminate shelling" in Libya. Who directed it? Security Council UN, who spoke for a long week before making his decision? Or his friend and adviser of eternal re-election, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who last month killing all his opponents on Libyan territory? It seems that for the Bolivarian government [of Venezuela], the notion of civilian casualties only applies to humans living in areas that still controls the Libyan dictator.

Open warfare in the economic capital of Ivory Coast

Abidjan .- The outgoing president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, has suffered in recent days and hours a string of defections, including that of Chief of Staff, as the forces of the legitimate winner of the last election, Alassane Ouattara, have started to gain positions. The Chief of the Defence and Security Forces (FDS), Philippe Mangou, went on Wednesday afternoon with his family to the South African ambassador's residence in Abidjan in search of refuge.

Investigate NATO's bombing of civilians by coalition

Since this morning, the Alliance is responsible for all operations to repel the attacks of the regime of Gaddafi, ensure compliance air exclusion zone and avoid arriving by sea or mercenaries weapons to Libya. But nothing officially assume control, the complaint is that at least 40 civilians have died in bombings of aircraft of its allies (still acting the same, mainly British, French and American).

LIBYA - A just war, fuzzy goals

It is "a more European war" in Kosovo, says the editorial in El País Xavier Vidal-Folch, for whom, as in the Balkans in 1999, "the action against Libya was launched when the Western public opinion has reached a humanitarian point of no return: the European conscience could not tolerate more killings close to home.

" But the war in Libya "is more improvised" and "can count with all the blessings possible" Security Council of the UN. This "strict international legality is the key that distinguishes the 'just war' that which is not." "Operation Dawn of the Odyssey is largely this 'just war' of which Cicero spoke and Tomas Aquinas" seems to respond in Rzeczpospolita columnist Marek Magierowski, which emphasizes that "today, Muslims unite with the infidel West to overthrow a dangerous madman.

A German expert criticized the Japanese response to nuclear accident

One of the leading German experts in nuclear accidents has described as "hopeless task" the attempt to stop the merger of the reactors at Fukushima and believes that the Japanese effort is "overwhelmed". Things to do, he says, is to evacuate. Evacuate fast 50 kilometers or more, and seal the reactors as in Chernobyl.

"The merger, not one but probably two reactors, there was a long time, and a reporting error is important," says Edmund Lengfeld, director and founder of the Radiological Institute "Otto Hug" in Munich. This expert these days being a common source of German television, which attempts to explain in an understandable way what is happening in Japan.

More than 150 arrested in Moscow and St. Petersburg

More than one hundred and fifty protesters were arrested Thursday by police in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the second largest city, for participating in unauthorized rallies in defense of Article 31 of the Constitution of Russia, who endorses freedom meeting. "According to recent data (in Moscow) have been arrested 54 people," he told the Interfax news agency Moscow police spokesman, Viktor Biryukov.

INDIA - CHINA - Soon a new leader for Tibetans

March 20, tens of thousands of Tibetans scattered in 13 countries voted to elect the Prime Minister of their government in exile. Of the 150,000 Tibetans in the Diaspora, 90,000 of them are over 18 years and are of voting age. The event "marks the transition from a system in which one man concentrated power to a democratically elected government," analyzes the Indian newspaper Indian Express.

The radiation level Fukushima water is 10,000 times higher than normal

Tokyo .- The radiation levels detected in the waters of an underground tunnel located on the exterior of a turbine reactor number one nuclear power plant in Fukushima-1 is 10,000 times above normal, said Thursday the company operating. Radiation levels are "extremely high", said an official of the Tokyo Electric Power Co.

(TEPCO), quoted by Kyodo news agency. For its part, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Thursday, quoted by Kyodo, that have been detected abnormal levels of radioactive cesium in meat from the area of Fukushima. The level exceeds the limit of 500 becquerels set by food hygiene laws.

Radiation detected 10,000 times higher than normal in the water under Fukushima

Reaction levels detected in the waters of an underground tunnel located on the exterior of a turbine reactor number two in the Fukushima nuclear power plant-1 in Japan, is 10,000 times above normal in the reactors, said Thursday the company operating the nuclear plant. The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said, quoted by Kyodo news agency, that is Nives radiation found in groundwater near a turbine of a plant reactor.

NATO investigate the bombing of civilians by coalition

.- Brussels, NATO said Thursday it will investigate a bombing raid on Tripoli that yesterday would have caused at least forty dead and was denounced by the vicar apostolic of the Libyan capital, Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli. "We know that information. The research will see if NATO forces were or not involved in this incident," the official said the operation "Unified Guard" of the organization, General Charles Bouchard, in a video conference from the allied headquarters Naples (southern Italy).

The crackdown on protests in Syria has caused 109 deaths, according to NGOs

At least 109 people have died in the crackdown on political protests that erupted on March 18 to demand democratic reforms in Syria, as reported today two Syrian NGOs. In a statement, the National Organization for Human Rights and the Damascus Center for Theoretical Studies and Human Rights said they published a list of names of the dead and prisoners, and the causes of his death and where died .

GERMANY - The nuclear industry bristled

After almost silently accepted the decision of Angela Merkel to suspend the operations of the seven oldest reactors, major German energy companies show threatening to the government, tells Der Spiegel. Their goal is to avoid a permanent cessation of power certainly old, but still profitable. To achieve this goal, they threaten not to pay a penny too "Development Fund for Renewable Energy" introduced in exchange for extending the life of plants.

The Libyan government says Kusa progress due to medical reasons

Barcelona (Editorial) .- Moussa Ibrahim, spokesman for the Libyan government, assured Thursday that Musa Kusa, the foreign minister of Muammar Gaddafi, has been moved to the UK for "medical reasons." "He was given permission to go to Tunisia to treat his illness and hoped to return", he explained. "We assume he has resigned," he added.

"Kusa could not handle the pressure," said Libyan spokesman told a news conference before the international media in Tripoli. "I was exhausted mentally and physically, by age, we reported it, and if you want to return will be welcome," Ibrahim has qualified. "We are your family," he said.

Two injured when a letter bomb explode in a nuclear company in Switzerland

Two people were injured when a parcel bomb exploded at the offices of a Swiss group of defense nuclear activities, as reported by police Thursday. The two employees of Swissnuclear were taken to hospital with superficial burns and hearing problems, said a police spokesman, adding that he still did not know who sent the package.

Police cordoned off Swissnuclear office, located on the fourth floor of the northern city of Olten. The police spokesman said forensic experts were on site. This month, Switzerland has suspended approvals for three new nuclear power facilities for safety standards can be checked after the nuclear crisis erupted in Japan, where the Fukushima nuclear plant was severely damaged after an earthquake and tsunami.

EUROPEAN UNION - Sweep in corrupt MEPs

The bomb exploded on March 20 with the revelations of the Sunday Times about the ease with which elected to Parliament are trying to influence European legislation at the request of lobbyists and cons remuneration. It was on a hidden camera report by the Austrian Ernst Strasser (Christian Democrat ÖVP-PEP) has revealed that he worked for five companies "for an annual income of 100,000 euros" in areas as diverse that "competition, sport, health, education or anything else." According to the journalists of The Sunday Times, like Strasser - who has resigned from his political mandate - MEPs Adrian Severin, former Deputy Prime Minister of Romania, and Zoran Thaler, former Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs, were busy also to amend EU legislation in favor of a British finance company.

Relatives of Lockerbie victims call for the interrogation of Musa Kusa

London .- The former Libyan Foreign Minister Musa Kusa should be questioned in connection with allegations that he masterminded the bombing of a Pan Am plane that exploded in flight in 1988 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, have claimed Thursday relatives of the victims and several British politicians.

Kusa, who was previously head of intelligence Muammar Gaddafi, defected to Britain on Wednesday. Relatives of the victims have warned the British prime minister, David Cameron, that should not enter into any agreement with the former Minister of Gaddafi. While British authorities expect Kusa can provide information vital military and diplomatic intelligence, family members want clarification on the attack that killed 259 people, mostly Americans, on the plane and eleven on the ground.

Segolene Royal and her ex will fight for the socialist candidate Eliseo

The fundraising for the presidential elections in France in 2012 were encouraged Thursday when François Hollande announced that he would compete with his former partner Ségolène Royal for the Socialist Party candidate. The Hollande's approval ratings have risen in recent weeks and is now well ahead of Royal, the Socialist candidate defeated by Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2007 presidential election.

SPAIN - Nuclear waste will stay in France

Spain, which since 2004 must have a central storage and recycling of nuclear waste, will continue to send them to France, even if the cost rises to 60,000 euros per day or 22 million euros year. After much debate, three municipalities were chosen to host the "Temporary centralized center" (ATC), said the Catalan daily La Vanguardia.

But the Japanese nuclear incident "will not help to find the necessary consensus", said Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba.

Scottish Justice wants to interrogate the Libyan foreign minister Lockerbie

The defection of the Libyan minister Musa Kusa is voluntary and not the result of a negotiation. This was said on Thursday the British Foreign Holder, William Hague, who explained that the UK has offered no diplomatic immunity to the Libyan leader and a clearing of the questions surrounding his resignation.

Hague's words are important. And not only for the investigation of massacres of civilians who held open the International Criminal Court. Also, because many consider Kusa the brain in the shadow of the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 that claimed the lives of 270 people. The announcement of his defection had raised speculation about a possible deal with the British Government to evade justice in exchange for information about the intricacies of the scheme.

RUSSIA - The spirit of the generation of perestroika is still alive

There are occasions when it is appropriate to remember a time breaking news, riots in the Arab world or the wave of bombings in Russia. In this year 2011, these opportunities are numerous, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1991, which was arguably the most turbulent years in recent history of our country.

It was marked by the referendum on the preservation of the USSR, the first universal suffrage election of the President of Russia, the coup [reactionary] August, Biélovej agreements and dissolution of the Soviet Union, the end of price regulation - these events that have occurred at full speed before our eyes twenty years ago, have determined our lives for years and years.

Kuwait government resigns to shield three ministers

Kuwait (Reuters) The Government of Kuwait has submitted his resignation on Thursday, as expected, to prevent three ministers to be questioned by Parliament, as reported by a congressional source. "The ministers have submitted their resignation to the prime minister, who will forward the emir," said the source told Reuters.

Several deputies had asked question three ministers, all members of the Al Sabah, who rules the country. This is the final challenge of the Kuwaiti Parliament, an assembly with enough power when compared with other countries in the region ruled by autocratic leaders. The Kuwaiti MPs have forced the resignation or remodeling of several governments to apply interrogation.

Musa Kusa, a faithful follower traitor Gaddafi

It has been a faithful servant of the Libyan leader, his greatest support abroad, its negotiator, the head of the secret services, the Minister of Foreign Affairs ... and now one of the first traitors Gadhafi to abandon ship. Musa Kusa, who has taken refuge in London after dropping out of Tripoli, was one of the key men that allowed the return of Libya to the international scene as seemingly insurmountable closing fronts as the Lockerbie bombing, the dismantling of Libya's nuclear program in 2003 or the case of the Bulgarian nurses held in July 2007.

UNITED STATES - Sarah Palin is exported

While the U.S. president began his tour on March 19 in Latin America by Brazil, his rival Sarah Palin is no exception. After spending two days in India, during which she took the opportunity to intensify the suspense around his possible candidacy for president in 2012 and to attack Obama, she continues her tour abroad.

Now in Israel, and it has to meet Israeli Prime Minister.

The deformation of the Earth after an earthquake in Japan, seen from space

After the earthquake of nine degrees on the Richter scale that hit Japan in early March, a team of researchers from NASA's JPL laboratory measured the deformation of the Earth by comparing satellite images Envista, European Space Agency (ESA) . Compared the data of radar on board, collected on 19 February and 21 March, and have detected a shift in the field of 25 meters to the east and the collapse of the east coast of Honshu Island, the largest Japanese archipelago.

JAPAN - A suspicious smoke at levels 2 and 3 reactors in Fukushima

Of gray smoke began to escape from the No. 3 reactor of the nuclear plant in Fukushima Dai-ichi March 21, 2011 at 3:55 (local time). The staff was evacuated, and the smoke has decreased gradually until it disappears completely three hours later. For cons, the No. 2 engine took over. At 4:20 p.m., white smoke appeared above it.

"The reactors number 1 and 2 are now connected to an external cable that must be capable of supplying electricity in the coming days, after careful verification of the circuit," reports the Tokyo Shimbun.

London calling to the environment Gaddafi to stop the dictator only

London .- The British Foreign Minister, William Hague, Thursday called on politicians close to Muammar al-Gaddafi who leave, as did the Foreign Minister, Musa Kusa, who arrived Wednesday in the UK. Speaking to reporters at the Foreign Office, Hague said last night Kusa, who arrived from Tunisia, is questioned by British officials but not been offered immunity from prosecution British or international.

The number one Ivorian army, sought refuge in an embassy

The Chief of Staff of the Ivorian army, Philippe Mangou, a refugee from Wednesday at the official residence of South African Ambassador in Abidjan, as indicated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Africa. "The Chief of Army Staff, General Philippe Mangou, the Defence and Security Forces of Côte d'Ivoire has sought refuge, last night at the official residence of our ambassador in Ivory Coast, Zodwa Lallio," said the ministry said in a statement.