Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rio-Paris flight, found the black boxes

Finally found the black boxes of the Airbus crashed in the Atlantic with 228 people on board on June 1 of 2009, while he was flying between Rio de Janeiro and Paris. The means of the French research have identified in the final section of the fuselage just found. This was announced in Sao Paulo Faria Nelson Marinho, president of the association of families of the victims of Flight 447.

PAKISTAN - A "hot line" between Islamabad and New Delhi

The Indian and Pakistani authorities have agreed on March 29, to establish a "hotline" between the two countries "to prevent terrorist attacks," the newspaper reported. Both parties can now also investigate their neighbor on the attack in 2008 at Bombay. These decisions were taken on the eve of the semifinals of World Cup cricket between India Pakistan.

Prime Minister of Pakistan has declared a half day off on this occasion.

The president of Ivory Coast will ask the ICC to investigate the massacres in his country

.- The president-elect Abidjan Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, said Wednesday it will ask the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the massacres in his country and said his priority is to ensure security and restore basic services after five months of fighting. In the same press conference, said that the recently ousted President Laurent Gbagbo has been moved from the Golf Hotel in Abidjan to a "safe" place within the country and its predecessor will receive "all the respect due a former Head of State" .

The day that the Vatican blessed (by mistake) contraceptive methods

Question .- Can a Christian couple to use contraception? Answer .- Yes, a Christian couple can and should be responsible in its power to give life. That is what we read on page number 227 of the Italian version of YouCat (an acronym for Youth cathechism), the new catechism for young people by the Catholic Church and will be distributed next month in August between the participants in the Day World Youth Day to be held in Madrid.

IRAQ - Turkish Prime Minister visit to Erbil

Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the first March 29 Turkish leader to visit Iraqi Kurdistan, where he inaugurated the new airport in Erbil, built by a Turkish company. For the occasion, the city of Erbil was decorated with Turkish flags. Erdogan also met Massoud Barzani, president of the autonomous region of northern Iraq.

It should discuss with him the thorny question of the presence of rear bases in Kurdistan Kurdish rebels from Turkey's Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The family that controls the Empire State Building looks get shares of the building stock

The Empire State perhaps the most emblematic skyscrapers of New York, with permission from the Chrysler Building. Located on Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, the plant 86 is the vantage point from which boasts thousands of tourists daily to take pictures and videos of the island of cement and concrete of Manhattan.

Now, the Malkin family, which controls the ownership of the skyscraper, is studying the creation of a company 'stars' by the popular building. This new company will be listed on the stock exchange and allow the world to any shareholder owning a 'piece' of New York's 102-story behemoth, sources close to the family consulted by The New York Times.

Moroccan opponents do not give back down and continue to gain support

Young opponents of the Moroccan system managed to mobilize the February 20-date that named his movement thousands of people to claim a parliamentary monarchy and higher levels of democracy in the country. And repeated play on 20 March. The accident coincided both protests at the weekend, but this month have changed their protests and go on the street on 24 April.

Not surprisingly, on 20 catches this month were the week and also has a strong rival, the final of the Copa del Rey Madrid and Barca played, teams with a huge entourage in the Alawite kingdom. Still, to this day the group's February 20 called on his followers to demonstrate in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, to demand the release of political prisoners from its jails.

JAPAN - sarcophagi in the study in Fukushima

To prevent radiation leaks, TEPCO and the government are considering the establishment of sarcophagi on reactors No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4, whose buildings were blown off in explosions in the days that followed the earthquake of 11 March. Moreover, the daily Tokyo explains that the work is ongoing at the Central and teams seeking a solution to store highly radioactive water that is in the turbine building.

Cuba celebrates 50 years of the "first great defeat" Girón U.S.

Havana - The aim was to overthrow by force the Cuban Revolution, but the operation failed in just 65 hours and became "the first major defeat of U.S. imperialism in Latin America" as described Fidel Castro. 50 years ago, on April 17, 1961, some 1,500 Cuban exiles trained and conducted by the CIA landed at Playa Girón, Bay of Pigs in south central Cuba.

His plan was to clear the way for the arrival from Miami a "provisional government" and it reclaimed from Cuba a U.S. military intervention. But such intervention never came. On April 19, Castro's troops had captured since the last mercenaries, who found a strong resistance to reach Cuba.

Is Russia trying to suppress political dissent on the Internet?

The 'cyber' the largest blogging service in Russia, as well as a warning from the Secret Services on the 'threat' posed by encryption services like Gmail and Skype, have raised fears that authorities are closing the circle pressure against dissent through restrictions on freedom of expression, as in China.

With an eye on the Arab revolt that led to the overthrow of the Egyptian and Tunisian governments, which have stimulated the Western military intervention in Libya, Moscow is ready to defuse potential crises before the December parliamentary elections and, all, of the 2012 presidential.

LIBYA - The Debate within the coalition on arming insurgents

"The U.S. and the UK have stirred the threat of arming the rebels if the Libyan air strikes fail to topple Muammar Gaddafi," announced the London daily. For the first time, the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued that the delivery of weapons to the insurgents was in line with the UN resolution on Libya, which is discussed by France and Italy.

March 29, some forty countries and regional organizations were meeting in London.

Former German minister will be prosecuted for plagiarism Guttenberg

Berlin .- The German former Minister of Defence Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg will finally be prosecuted for criminal proceedings for plagiarizing much of the text of his doctoral thesis, a scandal that led to the resignation of all charges on March 1 and the withdrawal of active policy. The newspaper "Berliner Zeitung" reveals today that one of those affected by plagiarism, whose identity remains anonymous, has decided to lodge a complaint against Guttenberg to justice in the town of Hof, in the southern state of Bavaria, for violating the intellectual property.

Hundreds arrested in protests against Syria after President Assad

Syrian security forces on Tuesday raided a village near the coastal city of Banias, as activists, in an operation that seeks to quell the protests that spread across the country challenging President Bashar Assad. The activists said the secret police and soldiers surrounded the town of Baida, about 10 miles south of Banias, besieged since Sunday after several protests and an attack by irregular forces loyal to Asad against people who protect a Sunni mosque.

Libya - The last charge of the West

When representatives of more than 40 countries and international organizations find themselves in London to try to lay the groundwork for post-Qaddafi, the Financial Times columnist Gideon Rachman considers the consequences of war go beyond the case of the Libyan leader.

Spain will have a permanent envoy in Benghazi

Doha .- The Spanish government has agreed to send to the Libyan city of Benghazi, the de facto capital of the opponents of Muammar al-Gaddafi, an 'ambassador' to strengthen the dialogue with the National Transitional Council (CNT). The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trinidad Jimenez, made the announcement to reporters in Doha (Qatar), participating in the Contact Group meeting in Libya to assess the situation in this country.

Stop the alleged perpetrator and a suspect in the attack on the subway in Minsk

The Belarusian security forces have arrested two terrorist suspects on Monday left twelve dead and a hundred and fifty wounded in the Minsk metro, announced Assistant Attorney General of Belarus Andrei Shved. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, said shortly after the two have confessed their involvement.

Shved hours earlier claimed that "one can assume with a high degree of probability that one of those arrested is the perpetrator (the attack), who noted that this assumption is based on the study of images captured by camera subway security, according to the Belarusian capital from the agency Interfax.

ITALY - Berlusconi made his show in court

Silvio Berlusconi formally entered the election campaign. It was announced from the steps of the courthouse in Milan. The duration is indefinite and the choice of the election date will depend on many polls. When his beloved pollsters indicate in its favor an approval rate rising and stable on a remodeling of its majority to enable it to win both the House and Senate, he will find some pretext and launch a campaign Election flash.

Two girls give details of the sexual content of Berlusconi's party

Rome. .- Two young Italian women have told the public prosecutor in Milan with all kinds of details his personal experience in one of the numerous private parties of Silvio Berlusconi, a testimony that can highlight the sexual content of which were defined by the Prime Minister as "fine dining." The two major newspapers in Italy, "Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica", collected today the content of a report with all details which on Monday handed over to the Prosecutor of Milan Ambra Chiara Danese Battilana and two young people who 18 years went to a party of Berlusconi on the night of Aug.

Three Saharawi without a verdict after 18 months and eight prisoners on hunger strike

Brahim Dahane, Tamek Ali Salem and Ahmed Naciri count the days since more than a year and a half in the shadow of the prison in Sale, a few miles from the Moroccan capital. These three Sahrawi activists morning will kick off its ninth hunger strike in jail. Demand a fair trial or his "immediate release", to understand that they were detained for their opinions and their "right to freedom of expression." The three were part along with four other Sahrawi released and dubbed the 'Group of Seven.

SWEDEN - Fighter Planes to Libya

The Swedish government decided on March 29, to contribute to the intervention in Libya with eight fighter planes, reports Svenska Dagbladet. The intervention follows the declaration of solidarity that Sweden, which is not a NATO member, has signed with the organization. This is the first time since 1961 and the crisis in Congo that the country participates with fighter jets to a UN mission.

Arrested two suspects in the terrorist attack on the subway in Minsk

Moscow .- The Belarusian security forces have arrested two terrorist suspects on Monday left twelve dead and a hundred and fifty wounded in the Minsk metro, announced today the Deputy Prosecutor General of Belarus Andrei Shved. "One can assume with a high degree of probability that one of those arrested is the perpetrator (the attack)," said Shved, who noted that this assumption is based on the study of images captured on security camera meter , reported from the Belarusian capital Interfax news agency.

Turkish police arrested 52 suspected members of Al Qaeda

A raid in Istanbul has resulted in the arrest of 42 people, allegedly members of the Al Qaeda in Turkey and the Turkish Hizbullah band (not related to the Lebanese movement of the same name). Late on Tuesday, ten others arrested in the Kurdish city of Van in southeastern Turkey, were added to the list.

Official information has allowed only know that among those arrested is Bayancuk Halis, alleged ringleader of the Turkish branch of Al Qaeda, but the Turkish Hizbullah member and son of one of the leaders of this band, Haci Bayancuk responsible for a murder 2001. Halis is 26 and according to Turkish press has been studied in the Egyptian religious university of Al Azhar.

SWEDEN - Volvo hiring

Volvo has decided to recruit 1,200 people, reports the Dagens Nyheter. This is one of the most important hires in the history of the company. Most new jobs related frameworks for research and development center based in Gothenburg.

Army chiefs swear allegiance to Ouattara Gbagbo

Abidjan (Reuters) The heads of the army that fought for and former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo have sworn allegiance to his rival, Alassane Ouattara elected president, on Tuesday, as reported by a TV network president's party recognized by the community international. According to the television, Philippe Mangou, former Chief of Army Major-Gbagbo on Tuesday arrested by the forces of Ouattara at his residence in Abidjan ", and" all the generals of the Army, Air and Sea "have sworn allegiance to Ouattara.

Former German Minister Guttenberg will be criminally prosecuted for plagiarism

Former German Defense Minister Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg will finally be prosecuted under criminal law for plagiarizing much of the text of his doctoral thesis, a scandal that led to the resignation of all charges on March 1 and his retirement from active politics . The newspaper 'Berliner Zeitung' reveals that one of those affected by plagiarism, whose identity remains anonymous, has decided to lodge a complaint against Guttenberg to justice in the town of Hof, in the southern state of Bavaria, for violating the property intellectual.

FRANCE - The FN will continue not to exist

Rightly, most commentators have noted the important progress in the National Front votes in both rounds of the cantons. But in elections, what matters are the seats won. Marine Le Pen had seemed more concerned that, once his father to enter the FN in general advice to challenge the dominance of the two major parties.

FN had never been present in a second round of cantonal, over 400 townships, and, moreover, almost always in a duel with one or other of the two major parties. So the party had never known a situation as favorable to win seats. Since the strategy of the FN was to beat both the PS and the UMP and to end the domination of the "UMPS", cantonal elections were a significant test.

Mexico pays posthumous tribute to Joaquim Ibarz

Mexico. .- The Spanish journalist Joaquim Ibarz Melet, correspondent of the newspaper La Vanguardia in Mexico, today received a posthumous tribute representatives of journalism, politics and culture of this country in a ceremony held at the Cultural Center of Spain. A month before his death Ibarz (1943-2011), was recalled by the historian Enrique Krauze as "the best witness of contemporary life in Mexico during the past three decades.

A Bangladesh man survives three weeks trapped in a container

Agadir Din Islam and worked in the housekeeping Chittangong spring in Bangladesh. During its work, decided to take a nap in the shelter that offered a container. Shortly afterwards, awoke in the dark. Tried to open the door, but it was closed. They screamed and pummeled the metal walls, desperate to draw the attention of one of the dock workers.

But to no avail. The container had been buried among others. Three weeks later, the longshoremen at the port of Singapore opened the cage door owners of these two Bangladeshis. Surprised, they found that one of them, Agadir, had died a few days before the ship docked. Din Islam was still alive, although very weak.

ARAB WORLD - Revolutions in motion

• The revolution libyenneLe February 15, 2011, riots broke out against the regime of Colonel Gaddafi in Benghazi, the second largest city. Despite the repression and bloodshed that has claimed hundreds of victims, the demonstrations quickly spread to the rest of the country. While tens of thousands of Libyans and foreigners fled the country, forces loyal to Qadhafi launched an offensive-cons and advanced towards the east to the gates of Benghazi, the last bastion of opposition.

The judge ordered the arrest of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Cairo .- The Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, were arrested today by police after the General Prosecutor ordered his detention for further investigations opened against them, according to security services. Mubarak is under arrest in the hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh in South Sinai Peninsula, where he was admitted Sunday after suffering a heart attack during a court interrogation.

Libyan two immigrants die after their boat ran aground on an Italian island

The situation of the strong flow of Libyan and Tunisian refugees bound for Italy is worse in the last hours. An old fishing with some 250 passengers, who left the Libyan coast, ran aground near a small cove on the island of Pantelleria, near Lampedusa, after which the undocumented had to swim to reach shore.

Two women died trying to reach land. About 350 immigrants from North Africa came to his time in the early hours of Wednesday to the Italian islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria, in two boats from the coasts of Tunisia and Libya. The Guardia di Finanza of Lampedusa had to leave early this morning to rescue a boat with 104 immigrants on board had left Tunisia and was sinking a few miles south of the island, after which the immigrants were taken to port.

LITHUANIA - No big heads for a penny

In their first office, hired a year ago in a business district of Vilnius, they have all arranged themselves: they have added extra partitions, shelves found in a store cheap furniture and objects for home, they have assembled and installed themselves. The connection of computers is too. Before renting the office, the brothers Dailide had worked for eight years, where they found refuge in the shed of the house of their parents, Prienai, then in the small apartment in Vilnius Aidas, between the pizza boxes , soda cans and coffee cups dirty.

Japan bans the sale of a mushroom grown outdoors in Fukushima

Tokyo .- The Government of Japan has banned the sale of shiitake mushrooms grown outdoors in Fukushima prefecture, where the plant is located in the same name that has unleashed a nuclear emergency, the high levels of radioactivity detected in these food. In a press conference, Chief of Staff, Yukio Edan, clarified that the measure only affects the species of fungus from thirteen cities and three villages in the prefecture, while has qualified excludes grown in greenhouses.

Ten dead and seven wounded in a suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan

At least ten people, including a tribal chief ally of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, were killed in a suicide attack occurred during a tribal meeting in Asmara, in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, the Ministry of Interior. "A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in his vest during a tribal meeting in the Asmar district, killing the former commander Malik Zarin and nine civilians," said Interior in a statement.

INDONESIA - Fires galore

Jakarta fires are a social time bomb, the daily Kompas. In 2010, municipal authorities have registered 708, or nearly two a day, and last week, no fewer than eleven. Each year, dozens of people die in these fires and hundreds are left homeless. Firefighters say they are struggling to respond quickly because many streets are crowded and too narrow for their trucks can defeat them.

In addition, the 1404 fire hydrants in the city, 536 are broken and 31 were stolen. Firefighters are understaffed: 3300 for ten million inhabitants spread over 660 km2. As for their armada, a real disaster: they have only 45 trucks, all older than twenty years.

The Uruguayan Senate invalidate the law that forgave the crimes of the dictatorship

Montevideo. .- The Uruguayan Senate overturned the amnesty law today, who forgave the human rights violations committed during the military dictatorship (1973-1985), and thus opened the door without exception to the trials against military and police personnel responsible for the crimes. With 16 votes, all of the leftist Frente Amplio (FA), in power in the country, and 15 against, one of the ruling, the senators approved the controversial bill, after more than twelve hours of heated debate .

Fukushima Myths: Chernobyl radioactive sushi

PHILIPPINES - The Ghost of Marcos still lurks

The former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos died in exile in Hawaii in 1989, after having plundered his country during his reign [1965-1986] - to the tune of 100 billion dollars [approximately EUR 70 billion], according to some estimates. But, twenty-five years after his fall, the voices of a growing number are heard to claim his burial in Cemetery of Heroes.

Vividly demonstrated by the March 21 resolution signed by 190 members of the House of Representatives calling on President Benigno Aquino III to allow Marcos to rest at Libingan ng Mga Bayani, is known as the cemetery, located in historic Fort Bonifacio , Manila. Other members on the 284 that has a total of the House should follow suit.

U.S. continues to debate its civil war 150 years later

"The past is not dead. In fact not even past, "wrote William Faulkner, the great Southern novelist. United States yesterday commemorated the 150 anniversary of the start of the civil war, but the debate about its meaning and its impact on the country in the XXI century is still open. Yes, the wounds are closed.

Confederate states, economically prostrate for decades, now almost equal in wealth to the northern states, who live their own industrial decline. Since Hispanic immigrants to the internal migration of African Americans who have returned to the states of its ancestors, the southern face has changed.