Sunday, April 3, 2011

GERMANY - Six years in prison against John Demjanjuk required

"It would not be ashamed to pay Demjanjuk," as the newspaper columnist. March 22, six years in prison were required before a Munich court against John Demjanjuk, 90 years. He is suspected of having participated, as a guard in the Nazi camp of Sobibor, the murder of 27,900 Jews. But doubt still hover over its identity.

In this context, six years in prison for 27 900 deaths, this is "a day in jail for thirteen deaths," calculates the newspaper - "a sentence inadequate, unfair and inconclusive."

Israel calls for removing the Goldstone report on the war in Gaza

Jerusalem. .- After an article restrictive South African judge Richard Goldstone, urged Israel today to withdraw his report two years ago about the war in Gaza (December 2008-January 2009), local media reported today. Goldstone wrote in an article in the American newspaper "The Washington Post that has received much more information about the war.

"If I had known what I know today, the report Goldstone would have been a very different document," wrote the judge, who chaired the UN commission accused Israel and the Palestinian radical group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, war crimes. The Israeli head of state, Shimon Peres, demanded an official apology from Goldstone, Israeli radio reported today.

Death of a historian and defender of the rights of black people in the U.S.

The historian and active defender of the rights of blacks Manning Marable died three days before it is rolled out its long-awaited biography of Malcolm X, U.S. media said today. Marable, who had long suffered from health problems, has died at age 60 from a lung infection, said the newspaper "The New York Times." In life, the professor of Columbia University was the subject of controversy, there were those who criticized him for having an overview of the history and currently scheduled for his left-wing stance.

PARAGUAY - A new chief diplomat to "strengthen Mercosur"

Lara Castro sworn and committed to enhancing the integration of Chávez into Mercosur, "as the newspaper in Asunción. Jorge Lara Castro, a sociologist at 65, officially took over March 22 to Hector Lacognata resigned. Accused of embezzlement, Lacognata had publicly opposed the entry of Venezuela into Mercosur (Southern Common Market, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay).

It only needs the approval of the Paraguayan Congress that this becomes effective.

Fukushima found in the bodies of two employees killed in the earthquake TEPCO

Tokyo. .- Two employees of TEPCO, the company that operates the plant in Fukushima, missing since March 11 have been found dead in the basement of one of the units of the nuclear plant, NHK television reported. The two employees, 21 and 24 years, worked in maintenance in the turbine building of the reactor 4, where they were surprised by the strong earthquake of magnitude 9 on the Richter scale followed by tsunami.

Obama: The desecration of any holy text is an act of intolerance

U.S. President Barack Obama, said that "the desecration of the Quran is an act of extreme intolerance" and has extended its condolences to the families of those killed in protests by Muslims in Afghanistan. "Americans pay today to honor those killed in the attack on the United Nations in Mazar-e-Sharif," the president said in a statement distributed by the White House.

"The desecration of any holy text, including the Qur'an, an act of extreme intolerance," said Obama, who, however, maintained that "attack and kill innocent people in response is an affront to decency and dignity." "No religion tolerates the killing and beheading of innocent people, and there is no justification for such a disgraceful and deplorable act," said Obama.

Judge Nestor Oyarbide declares Turkey guilty of the Armenian genocide

Journalists who attended the impromptu press conference at the gates of the courts, did not fully understand what I was trying to explain Nestor Oyarbide. A ruling against Turkey for crimes committed during the First World War? Just hours before the judge of 58 years had issued a ruling that Turkey was responsible for the genocide committed against the Armenian people in the mass deportations that followed that conflagration.

LIBYA - Obama and Sarkozy agree on the role of NATO

"France proposes a 'political leadership' for the operation in Libya," the Spanish daily As. Refusing to give direction to NATO's mission in Libya, Paris has proposed a "new solution", tells the newspaper. Operations will be led by foreign ministers of participating countries, NATO is providing them with "technical support" instead of the United States.

This solution has been validated by Barack Obama, who spoke March 22 with Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister David Cameron.

Nigeria postpones elections due to lack of electoral material

Lagos. .- The president of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC), Attahiru Jega, said four hours after the commencement of the legislative elections scheduled for today, that the elections are postponed until next Monday due to late delivery of election materials . In a press conference, Jega said that the forms of results were used in the elections, which were ordered printed abroad, did not arrive on time and therefore could not be distributed to most of the 120,000 polling stations .

UN urges the Government of Mexico to withdraw the army from the streets

The working group of the UN on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) has asked the Mexican Government to consider "in the short term" withdrawal of military forces in public security operations. The experts base their request on a large number complaints against military forces and have in advance that this recommendation is part of a preliminary report and the final text will be released in 2012.

The NATO bombing may have killed 17 rebels

Algiers. .- NATO is checking the reports broadcast by Qatari Al Jazeera chain whereby Allied bombings have killed 17 rebels in Libya, today reported a spokesman for the Alliance. "We are examining this information. We're always concerned about reports of civilian casualties. The NATO mission is to protect civilians and civilian areas from the threat of an attack," said Alliance spokeswoman, Oana Lungescu.

Ouattara promises to restore order in Abidjan and U.S. calls for Gbagbo to step down

The Ivorian government of President-elect, Alassane Ouattara, vowed to quickly restore order and security in Abidjan, economic capital of Ivory Coast and the scene of looting and vandalism that accompany the fighting between forces loyal to Republicans and President Ouattara Outgoing, Laurent Gbagbo, for control of Abidjan.

Speaking to the Ivorian TV (TCI), Patrick Achi, Ouattara government spokesman, admitted the existence of failures in protecting individuals and property and the maintenance of public order. Achi militants accused Gbagbo supporters to be primarily responsible for the massive looting and robberies recorded during the day in several districts of Abidjan.

ISRAEL - Former President Katsav to jail for seven years

"If Moshe Katsav is sentenced to prison, this decision will have enormous influence, not only for the former president, but also for our judicial system and the entire country," wrote the daily Jerusalem March 21, hours before that falls on the verdict. President from 2000 to 2007, Katsav was finally sentenced to seven years in prison for rape farm and sexual harassment.

First head of state of Israel to be so convicted, he announced his decision to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Highly radioactive water seeps directly into the sea from Fukushima

Tokyo. .- Experts from TEPCO, the operator of the nuclear plant in Fukushima, today confirmed a leak to the sea water with high levels of radioactivity from the reactor 2 of the plant, public broadcaster NHK reported. The liquid is filtered through a crack of about 20 inches in the wall of a pit near the reactor, where water is contaminated with a depth of between 10 and 20 centimeters.

After detecting the crack and to contain the leak, the operators working in Fukushima are preparing to pour concrete at the site, located near the water inlet of the reactor 2, where several electrical cables, according to NHK. TEPCO sources indicated that there radioactivity levels have reached more than 1,000 millisievert per hour.

Brussels condemns border controls established by France

The European Commission has condemned the controls implemented by France in the area near its border with Italy with the aim of intercepting the wave of immigrants fleeing the conflict Tunisians living in their country. France and Italy are both countries of Schengen, the European area without internal borders, has reminded the commissioner in charge of immigration Cecilia Malmström at a news conference in Brussels.

Seen from Bulgaria - This war is not ours, Mr. Sarkozy!

All indications are that the Bulgarian military will not scroll alongside their French comrades on 14 July on the Champs Elysees to celebrate the victory over the hated regime of Gaddafi. First, because Sofia has refused to participate in military action in Libya sought by President Nicolas Sarkozy and second, because it is unlikely that there will be a victory by then.

But even if we are absent from the party, we deserve to congratulate ourselves for the first time in many years, Bulgaria has demonstrated intelligence in foreign policy by refusing to bow to the wishes of a great power name of its own interests. Finally, it was not too difficult to say at the outset: "No, thank you, Mr.

Israel kills three Islamist militants in an airstrike in Gaza

Gaza. .- Three Islamic militants Palestinians, including a local commander, were killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, sources with the Hamas movement. The group, which said in a statement to avenge the death of three men, said the attack on the car they were traveling in came this morning in southern Gaza, near the town of Khan Yunes.

One of the dead is Ad-Dayah Mohamed, 33 years and one of his commanders in the area, which had been targeted in the 2009 Israeli air force. At that time warplanes bombed his house, but the militia was not in it. "Israel must bear the consequences," he says in the note of Azedin The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the movement that rules the strip since 2007.

I survived the earthquake in Fukushima

The hope is placed in them. In the workers of the plant Fuskushima that work tirelessly in rotating shifts of 50 to tackle the crisis center, whose history seems to have only one outcome: death. The focus is on them, but there are many other trabajores who were there the day of the earthquake and once safely behind the disaster, they miss part of the team of 'settlement'.

This is the case of a maintenance worker 31, who in an interview to the BBC concecida, recococe would be willing to return to the plant. "If possible, I'd like to work there. But we can not do anything. The people working there are experts from TEPCO," says this young man who has never wanted to reveal his name.

UKRAINE - Leonid Kuchma overtaken by justice

The Ukrainian Ministry of Justice has announced that former President Leonid Kuchma is now under investigation for his possible involvement in the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze opposition. In 2000, the latter, who worked for the newspaper Pravda Oukraïnska, great destroyer of power and the oligarchy, had disappeared before his body was found decapitated.

The matter was compounded when a member of the opposition had released records where they heard a voice close to Kuchma's order that it "takes care" of Gongadze. "Kuchma is suspected of abuse of power, of passing illegal instructions to the direction of the Interior Ministry which led to the assassination of the journalist," said Attorney General Renat Kuzmin, whose remarks are taken Oukraïnska by Pravda.

The rebels doubt that NATO is involved in the deaths of 15 militants

About fifteen guerrillas were killed Friday night outside Bregaal be achieved by a bullet that could have been launched by NATO aircraft. The militiamen had just retake the city after several days of battle and expressed their joy by firing anti-aircraft in the air, at random, without aim. Suficienrte was yet to receive a lethal response.

Issam Gheriani, rebel spokesman, told La Vanguardia that it could not ensure that it had been a NATO aircraft. "It's logical to think that was the artillery of Gaddafi, who was in the immediate area. We have no evidence either way." Gheriani avoided criticizing NATO and in any case, said "we prefer estops losing men to the Alliance forces intervene and replant Gaddafi in Benghazi." Benghazi, Libya's second city with 800,000 inhabitants, was about to be occupied by forces loyal to Gaddafi on 19 March, when the French aircraft aborted the attack.

An angry mob from the burning of a Quran attacks the UN in Afghanistan

Several UN workers were killed Friday in an attack against the offices of this international organization in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, as confirmed by a spokesman WORLD United Nations, Kieran Dwyer , who, however, declined to detail the number of victims. "The situation is still very confusing," he argued.

After the initial confusion about the exact number of deaths have been confirmed to have died seven foreign UN employees, three employees and four Nepalese security guard. In addition, five Afghans have died. There are 20 other local injuries. The special representative of Secretary General of the United Nations in Afghanistan, Staffan de Mistura, has moved to Mazar-e-Sharif, given the gravity of the situation.

Nuclear Energy - How Fukushima made me love the atom

IAEA warns of nuclear decontamination of Japan "will take longer than people think"

Madrid. .- The general director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, warned last Friday from Nairobi (Kenya) that the nuclear crisis in Japan take to resolve "more time than people think" and reiterated the gravity of the situation in the Fukushima-1 nuclear plant. "It's going to spend more time than people think before ensuring that the situation is normal," Amano said in remarks carried by the official news agency Kyodo Japan.

Gaddafi's regime rejects the ceasefire proposed by the Libyan rebels

The regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has rejected a ceasefire proposed by the Special Envoy of the United Nations. The plan, which the Libyan rebels had been willing to accept, provided for a cease-fire under certain conditions, including heavy siege conclusion that certain rebellious cities have been exposed to be surrounded by troops loyal to Qadhafi.

"We are demanding that we withdraw from our own cities ... It's a crazy proposal. Do not abandon our cities," said Ibrahim Musa, spokesman for the Libyan Government. This afternoon the President of the National Transitional Council Acting Abdelyalil Mustafa, had been willing to accept the plan.

JAPAN - The Japanese shakes calm the foreign press

Since the earthquake that struck the region of Sendai, the international community deals with Japan a look at both warm and austere. While providing us with his encouragement, she worries more and more nuclear contamination. We must take this into account. Initially, the foreign media were surprised that the disaster could keep their composure in a situation as tragic.

The first article on the disaster published by the Wall Street Journal, entitled Steadfast Japan, is a good example. While describing the ravages of the tsunami, the editor is admiring. "We can not go wrong. Japan is a major industrial power," he writes. These warm messages were sent to us, not only by western countries, but by Asian neighbors like China and South Korea.

Kan Naoto first visit areas devastated by the tsunami in Japan

Tokyo. .- The Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan, today visited Rikuzentakata, a town of 25,000 inhabitants that was swept by the tsunami of 11 March, where he met with evacuees to convey government support. This is the first visit to Japan chief executive of the areas devastated by the earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale and the tsunami that left at least 11,800 dead and more than 15,500 missing in northeastern Japan, according to latest figures.

The travels of Prince Laurent opened a debate on the Royal House of Belgium

The Prince Laurent trip to the Republic of the Congo against the advice of his Government and other travel to Libya that have surfaced this week have opened the debate in Belgium about the need for a code of ethics for the Royal Family. The latest scandal starring the youngest son of Albert II, the most controversial members of the Belgian royal family, has succeeded in both political parties as the country's press begin to wonder if it is not necessary to elaborate standards of conduct for the monarchy.

USSR - Russia banned from radio-TV free

Literaturnaya Gazeta: Anatoly Grigorievich, how do you explain the stubborn refusal of Gosteleradio to give Russia one of its channels? ANATOLI Grigorievich Lysenko: It is absurd that Russia has still not have its own radio and their own TV. The spectators, as subscribers, must be able to choose freely.

With us, there is a monopoly of information. In Georgia, the Republic of television broadcasts every day for nine hours in Moldova, eleven o'clock, and in Uzbekistan, there are two channels ... But Russia was allowed three hours per week. Per week, you realize! Belarussian radio broadcasts every day more than sixteen hours, one of Ukraine more than thirty-two hours.

NGOs denounce massacres in Ivory Coast and provide a disaster in Abidjan

Madrid. At least 800 people died last Tuesday, March 29, in the fighting for control of Duekoue Ivorian city (west), as reported Friday by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), quoted by CNN. Before this information, the defense agencies for Human Rights estimated that 462 people had died, some so outrageous-a cause of conflict.

They had also warned that a catastrophe broke out in Abidjan if the fighting intensifies. Salvatore Sagues, Amnesty International's West Africa, has asked the international community to give "immediate steps to protect the civilian population." For his part Henry Gray, a member of Doctors Without Borders warned that "the situation of the streets has deteriorated to such an extent that it has become too dangerous to leave" home.

Syrian police fired on demonstrators in different parts of the country

At least nine people were killed Friday in a neighborhood of Damascus and six others were injured in clashes between security forces and opposition protesters, said the Qatari Al-Jazeera network. Al Jazeera's correspondent in Damascus said it had received information from various sources on the number of victims in the neighborhood of Doma, but added that he could not confirm the information independently.

USSR - Yeltsin: Declaration of War to Gorbachev TV

In few words, spoken on television the evening of February 19, Boris Yeltsin has again changed everything in the country. The tactical fight between the two leaders, which had intensified in recent weeks, but maintained a relatively peaceful course, took the turn to open conflict. For the first time in the history of their complex relationships, Mr.

Yeltsin has publicly demanded the immediate resignation of Mikhail Gorbachev. Nothing like this had never happened, even in the most painful time for Mr. Yeltsin. Today, these words into the mouth of the president of Russia seem ominous: The time of compromise, the death struggle began.

The Kurdish factor erupts in Syria

In the third week of demonstrations in Syria, where Bashar al-Assad, Arafat and the solid foundation of its power based on the military, the Baath party, intelligence services and supports kernel-Alawi who keeps a margin insdicutible switching has emerged the discomfort of the Kurdish minority. On Friday summoned the martyrs through the messages in the pages of Facebook, in Qamishi in Amud, in other parts of the northeast of the Republic, there were street protests with placards written "We will not only nationality, but also freedom.

Thousands of Egyptians demand punishment for the Mubarak regime in Cairo

Thousands of people demonstrated today in Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand the court punish the perpetrators of acts of corruption and illicit enrichment during the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Some groups called for protests and ended with the Mubarak regime, Feb. 11, still insist on their struggle considering that some of the original requests were not met by the military rulers who inherited power.

USSR - from election to election, the birth of bipartisanship

Three elections have helped to structure the final amorphous Russian political spectrum. The liberal bloc "tricolor" grouped around the "Democratic Russia" bloc opposed to "brown-red" dominated by the CPSU. The two-party system was finally crystallized, and the opposition Yeltsin-Gorbachev out of the "titanic struggle" to take the normal two-party system: when one of the "Titans" came out of the game, it simply means that another takes over.

The rebels seek to win over the tribes who are with Gaddafi

Libya is difficult to understand outside of their tribes and family clans became clear two days ago in Benghazi, where the rebel government submitted to Sheik Isa Mashad, chief of the tribe tabu-black skin, almost blue, wrapped in a white robe tergal-come from the heart of the Sahara to announce their support for the revolution of 17 February.

The city of Benghazi is full of posters advertising a Libya free of these ancient social structures. The truth, however, is that there is no force capable of overcoming these ties. The political experiment of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi tried unsuccessfully for years. In the Great Arab Socialist People's State of the Masses, namely Libya, Qaddafi, leaders, starting with himself, invested much energy in securing the support of the tribes to ensure their political survival.

Outgoing President Gbagbo will continue until the end and do not intend to leave the power

The outgoing president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, will fight until the end. It is also preparing a public intervention in the nation in the next few hours, or at the following days, according to director in Paris, Toussaint Alain. "His ideas will come to the end," Toussaint has responded after being asked if he was prepared to die Gbagbo in Ivory Coast.

"I do not intend to relinquish power. Will different proposals in the coming hours the armed opposition," said Toussaint. According to the Minister of outgoing President Gbagbo is ready for dialogue with his opponents, but has not explained how it could occur and how far they would be willing to compromise.