Wednesday, May 11, 2011

U.S. ignores the unrest in Pakistan and re-attack with spy planes

Islamabad. .- The United States did it again ignored warnings from Pakistan that respects their sovereignty and today launched the second attack drones in Pakistani tribal areas since the death of Osama Bin Laden in this country. Both attacks have been recorded each time Islamabad has spoken out against the assault of the U.S.

command that killed eight days ago the leader of Al Qaeda, which the U.S. president, Barack Obama, had a "support system" in Pakistan . Five people lost their life today and seven were wounded in the bombing of one of those aircraft in South Waziristan, according to "local sources" quoted by the television channel "Express." The missiles hit a building and a vehicle were destroyed in the area of Angoor Adda, near the border with Afghanistan, according to sources.

Libyan rebels take control of a military base in Tripoli

Libyan rebels have taken control of a military base in the west of Tripoli, which flies the flag of the rebels, said Tuesday the Qatari television station "Al Jazeera", citing its own sources. The channel said rogue elements of the capital were able to occupy and control a military air base, located in the west of Tripoli, and which had previously placed the tricolor flag of independence, the rebels have taken as their own.

LIBYA - NATO needs more aircraft

"NATO wants more bombers," a daily listing. After the Berlin meeting of NATO members, the secretary general of the military organization, Anders Fogh Rasmussen has asked the allies to provide ground attack aircraft that additional NATO to carry out its mission in Libya. No participants responded immediately to this call.

NATO has pledged to continue the strikes "at high speed" as Muammar Qaddafi's troops would not have returned to their barracks.

European Parliament Vice President plagiarized his doctoral thesis

Berlin .- The University of Heidelberg (West Germany) has confirmed that the European Parliament Vice Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Liberal Party (FDP) German, plagiarized part of his doctoral thesis, as advanced Tuesday to the German newspaper Tagesspiegel. Sources of the school reported that the domestic court that is reviewing its work has detected "several confirmed plagiarism in his dissertation on the history of economics", which means a "significant violation" of its commitment as a doctoral student.

Bin Laden's sons threaten to denounce Obama

The sons of Osama Bin Laden has threatened to sue the U.S. president Barack Obama for being "responsible" for the death of his father, killed last May 2 and have been deemed "unacceptable" and "humiliating" the burial gave the United States. "We believe President Obama in person legally responsible for elucidating the fate of our father, Osama Bin Laden," the message signed by Osama Bin Omar Bin Laden, put online on behalf of the many brothers and cited by U.S.

SYRIA - The Government announces new scheme

President Bashar Assad announced April 14 the composition of the new government. Holders of key ministries, including Defence and Foreign Affairs, have not changed. Meanwhile, Assad has announced the release of people arrested since the start of the protest movement, March 15. The government, headed by Adel Safar, former Minister of Agriculture, shall conduct reforms, including lifting the emergency law, in force since 1963, and liberalization of the press.

The G-8 proposes global fund to fight cocaine trafficking

Interior ministers of the G-8 and a half countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America are directly affected by the problem of drug trafficking, including Spain, agreed yesterday in Paris to propose the creation of a global fund to finance the fight against drug trafficking, particularly cocaine. The idea, advanced by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, current president of the G-8-, mainly aims to help West African countries, which have become one of the preferred transit of cocaine from Latin America towards Europe, which lack the means to effectively confront the traffickers.

Nigeria investigate post-election violence which left some 500 dead

Nigeria has taken a step toward reconciliation with the announcement of the creation of a commission to investigate the violence that swept the country last April following the presidential election. This was announced Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who has appointed a commission of 22 members shed light on the violent events that put the quarter note in the Nigerian electoral process.

YEMEN - Opposition leaves two weeks to go Saleh

The opposition has set an ultimatum to the Yemeni president. She intends to "reduce the resignation process Saleh to two weeks," the newspaper announcement of Dubai. Opponents had to travel 14 April in Riyadh to participate in negotiations. But they withdrew because they reject the process of transfer of power envisioned by the mediators of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

In Yemen, the anti-Saleh preparing demonstrations for the "Friday the determination", while loyalist organize the "Friday the dialogue."

NATO is not known whether alive or dead Gaddafi

Brussels. .- NATO not known whether the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, is alive or dead, after he has not appeared in public in recent days and that allied aircraft have repeatedly bombed the complex in which it resides. "We have no evidence (whether alive or dead), do not know what Gaddafi is doing now," he said in a press conference in Naples (Italy), Brigadier General Claudio Gabellini ally in response to questions from reporters .

NATO: No evidence that Allied ships will not help immigrants

NATO has said that none of its ships and aircraft deployed in the Mediterranean received requests for help from a drifting boat that ended with the death of 61 migrants from Libya and has ensured that its units have responded and will respond to all calls. After researching the information published on Monday by various means, the Alliance believes that there is "no proof" that their ships were involved in the incident.

ARGENTINA - Former dictator Reynaldo Bignone sentenced to life imprisonment

The federal court in San Martin on April 14 sentenced Reynaldo Bignone to life in prison for violating human rights. In 2010, Reynaldo Bignone had already been sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for "unlawful deprivation of liberty and torture of political prisoners," facts that he committed during the military dictatorship.

The court also sentenced Luis Patti, a former commissioner and mayor of Escobar, the former general Santiago Riveros Omar and former officer Martín Rodríguez were sentenced to life imprisonment.

The ICC issued on Monday an arrest warrant against Kadhafi

The International Criminal Court based in The Hague (Netherlands), next Monday issued arrest warrants for war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Libyan leader, Muammar Gadhafi, his son Saif al Islam Gaddafi and head of the Libyan intelligence Abdullah al Senussi. These orders will be issued after the investigation by the prosecutor of the ICC, Luis Moreno Ocampo directing, and that for this case is with the collaboration of the Spanish prosecutor of the Audiencia Nacional, Dolores Delgado, an expert on international terrorism.

The EU avoids Syrian President Asad punish but punish your brother

The European Union has included the younger brother of Syrian President Bashar Assad among the 13 officials who will be enacted by the repression of protests in Syria, according to published today by the EU's Official Journal. Maher Assad, born in 1967, is the younger brother of the leader of Syria and will be punished for being "head of the Fourth Army Division, a member of the central command of the Baath, the strongman of the Republican Guard chief enforcer of repression against demonstrators.

CROATIA - Sentencing for former General Ante Gotovina

The Zagreb tabloid publishes a portrait of his "hero" on a colored background of the Croatian national flag. April 15 is that the former Croatian general, Ante Gotovina, indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in 1995 must be returned to The Hague by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY ).

During the Croatian War of Independence, Gotovina was the head of the Storm to reclaim the Krajina region (south) by expelling the Serb population. The former generals Ivan Cermak and Mladen Markac are accused, as Gotovina, murder, destruction, looting, cruel and forcible transfers of civilians.

Japanese Prime Minister resigns his salary to control the nuclear crisis

Tokyo. .- Japan's Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, said giving up his salary until the crisis is controlled at the Fukushima nuclear plant, not expected before the end of the year and considered necessary to review the country's energy policy. Khan raised the need, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, to review the energy policy of Japan, a country that makes little use of renewable energies and relies heavily on nuclear energy.

French police arrested six suspected Islamic terrorists in Paris

French police arrested today in Paris and in several locations on its periphery six suspected Islamic terrorists who were preparing to act in Pakistan. French Interior Minister, Claude Guéant, stressed that "there is no indication to be prepared to commit an attack in France", but "the project was formed to 'jihad' in Pakistan." Guéant, in an appearance before reporters in Paris during a G8 conference on drug trafficking, said some of the detained men had dual citizenship, but did not say what was the second addition to the French.

PHILIPPINES - Renewed tensions between Manila and Beijing

Manila is preparing to step up its patrols in the South China Sea, using such a coastguard vessel recently acquired from the U.S. Navy, we read in the newspaper. Philippine authorities filed a complaint with the UN to challenge the map of maritime boundaries established by China. Manila accused Beijing of harassing the last month one of its oil exploration vessels navigating in the area, incident at the origin of this new resurgence of tensions.

Convicted former Egyptian Minister of Tourism to 5 years in prison

Cairo .- A criminal court on Tuesday sentenced to five years in prison for former Egyptian Tourism Minister Zoheir Grana for unjust enrichment and misappropriation of funds, which is the second jail sentence against a member of the executive of the former regime. Judicial sources told Efe that with Grana were also sentenced in absentia to 5 years, two Egyptian businessmen, identified as Hisham Al Hussein Seguani Haziq and for having illegally privatized state land in the tourist resort of Hurghada, on the coast of Red Sea.

Does Rome tremble?

An earthquake destroyed Rome tomorrow: that is the prophecy circulating for months over the Internet and creating a kind of collective psychosis among the inhabitants of the capital. In fact, although seismology experts warn that there is nothing to fear, many Romans have decided that if tomorrow will not stay in the Eternal City to see whether or not it meets the dreaded prediction.

While there are no official figures estimated that tomorrow might not come to work between 15% and 20% more officers who defaulted on his job last year at this time. It is also expected that many children come to school and throw many shops and offices closed. Meanwhile, Civil Protection phones do not stop receiving calls from frightened at the idea that the prediction can become a reality.

UNITED KINGDOM - Grooming a forced marriage princely

In the passages cold windswept located under the royal gardens, they are lined up one behind the other, with their brooms and buckets, head down and closed face. The chain gang of twenty-first century is to restore the luster to the most forgotten corners of the wedding procession route. Over their overalls, they wear bright orange jackets on the backs of which are inscribed the words "Public works".

The EU includes a brother of Syrian President Assad between the sanctioned

Brussels .- The European Union (EU) has included the younger brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad among the 13 officials who will be sanctioned by the repression of protests in Syria, according to a report today the EU's Official Journal. Maher al-Assad, born in 1967, is the younger brother of the leader of Syria and will be punished for being "head of the Fourth Army Division, a member of the central command of the Baath, the strongman of the Republican Guard chief enforcer of repression against the protesters.

The rebels concentrated in Ajdabiya expect that NATO will make its way

The rebels retreated last night on the eastern front until Ajdabiya and focus on Tuesday in this strategic city waiting for attack NATO troop positions of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, faced with as a source of assured combatants. The rebels withdrew late on Monday afternoon in the area known as the Arbain, 40 miles west of Ajdabiya, and are now on the outskirts of this city, said the source, who preferred anonymity.

MOROCCO - The king frees hundreds of political prisoners

"His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Amir Al-Muminin [" Commander of the Faithful "], may God assist him, was kind enough to grant clemency to 190 inmates," announces the site of the Casablanca daily. Of these 190 inmates, 96 were released immediately. The others, mostly common criminals, have had their sentences reduced.

The king has intervened in response to the memorandum of the National Council of Human Rights, a body created by the king in March. Those released include Islamists and Sahrawi.

The Italian troops begin to withdraw garbage from Naples

ROME .- The contingent of 160 soldiers provided by the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, began on Tuesday to remove garbage from the city of Naples (southern Italy), where wastes accumulate again in the streets. Shortly after 08.00 am (0600 GMT), a team of eighteen began military operations in the area of Gianturco, a suburb east of the city, where, as reported by local media, the garbage accumulated in the streets smell is nauseating.

Four Taliban launched an offensive against Afghan military posts

A group of about 400 Taleban on Tuesday launched an offensive against Afghan military positions in eastern Nuristan, near the Pakistani border, officials said. Insurgent operation began Tuesday morning in the area of Chatra, located 18 kilometers from the provincial capital, said police chief of Nuristan, Aziz Rahman Zahid, who acknowledged that the fighting still continues.

So far they have killed two suspected Taliban, while three others were wounded insurgents and two members of the security forces, added the same source. Furthermore, the head of the provincial governor, Abdul Ghafur Amin confirmed that a rebel group attacked a military unit in the district of Wama Nuristani, in a battle during which three Taliban were killed and eight soldiers were wounded.

DIPLOMACY - The BRICS assertive on the world political scene

"The BRICS frown on the use of force in Libya by the West," as the daily of Madras. In the aftermath of the top emerging countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), the paper emphasizes the aim of coordinating these States on all subjects to make them "more effective voice for developing countries on the world stage.

" The BRICS have condemned the use of force in Libya. All had abstained in the UN authorizing air strikes, except South Africa, who had voted for.

French police arrested six suspected Islamic terrorists in Paris

Paris .- The French police arrested on Tuesday in Paris and in several locations on its periphery six suspected Islamic terrorists, media reported Tuesday Gauls. The operation, which took place in Paris, Stains (Seine-Saint-Denis) and Garges-lès-Gonesse (Val-d'Oise), was directed by the Central Directorate of Interior Information (DCRI, counter services).

The arrests came after the Interior Minister, Claude Guéant, declared last week that France could be targets of terrorist attacks after the death of the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden.

Five years in prison for former Egyptian Minister of Tourism

Former Egyptian Tourism Minister Zoheir Garranah has been sentenced to five years in jail for wasting public funds, as reported on Tuesday a court official. It is the second holder 'was Mubarak' to suffer a penalty. A criminal court has issued a sentence of imprisonment and a fine after pleading guilty to deliver Garranah tourist licenses illegally, according to the source quoted by Reuters.

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - An Italian peace activist killed in Gaza

Vittorio Arrigoni was found dead in Gaza on the night of April 15, announced the newspaper's website to which this Italian journalist and writer was working. Members of a Salafist group had announced a few hours before the abduction Arrigoni, who was active in the peace movement pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement (ISM).

They threatened to kill him if Hamas did not release many of their comrades. Arrigoni was killed before the end of the ultimatum set by the kidnappers.

Fukushima evacuees return home two months after the tsunami

Tokyo .- With white protective suits, masks and radiation dosimeters, hundreds of evacuees from the crisis in the nuclear power Fukushima (Japan) on Tuesday returned home to collect belongings. A total of 92 residents of the village of Kawauchi were displaced early Tuesday came with a gesture sorry, in the scope of exclusion of 20 km around the plant, reports the broadcaster NHK.

Evacuees from eight other municipalities affected by emissions from the plant can visit their homes during the week. On 22 April, the Government declared illegal entry to a radius of 20 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, damaged by the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11 caused 14 919 deaths and 9,893 missing, according to the latest count.

A car bomb explodes in the Russian region of Dagestan

A car bomb exploded Tuesday in the capital of the Russian region of Dagestan, as reported by Interfax news agency quoted a security source. The bomber triggered explosives strapped around his body when police stopped him to ask for documentation, an official account. In the event a police officer was killed and another injured.

In the northern Caucasus, mostly Muslim province, violent incidents are on the agenda. On Sunday nine people were killed in a clash. Dagestan is the heartland of the insurgency. In the province of Kabardino-Balkaria, four suspected Islamic militant killed Tuesday, as reported by Russian news agencies.

SCANDINAVIA - To live happy, live underground

Itäkeskus the pool a few miles from Helsinki for the first time ever, the detailed plan of an underground city has been presented in Helsinki. By 2020 we should see the construction of 400 local underground a volume of 9 million m3. A tunnel connecting links already for many years the central station of the city at a mall half a mile distant.

There is a famous shop in Europe, the Stockmann whose surface has been increased by almost 10 000 m2. To avoid disrupting traffic in the city center, facilitating the removal of rubble and transport equipment, the city has built a network of underground roads. This network will later circuit underground supply for the city, which will reduce traffic in the old city of Helsinki.

The CIA will keep your head in Pakistan despite the leak of her name

Washington .- The head of the CIA in Pakistan will continue there, though some local media have tried to reveal his identity, according to senior U.S. officials have revealed, for whom this is an attempt by the Pakistani Intelligence (ISI) to circumvent the debate by the presence of al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden in that country.

A chain and a Pakistani newspaper published this week the assumed name of the head of the U.S. agency in China. However, the two officials polled by Reuters have denied that this information is accurate. "The current head of the CIA (in Pakistan) is a true professional, someone who knows how to work with our foreign partners and is trying to strengthen cooperation with Pakistani intelligence," said one source.

Ahmadinejad, the conciliator

Ahmadinejad has passed through Istanbul wearing his side more 'hippy'. Facing the crisis, dialogue. Against the discrepancy, the negotiating table. He promised to return to sit on that for years sought to put him in nuclear path "very soon." What is not explained is why he has held until now to return the tablecloth.

"Very soon we will respond to Mrs. Ashton, the relevant officials in Iran will do very soon," said the mysterious rhetoric that characterized the Conrad Hotel in the Turkish capital, the same as in February was yet another failed negotiation and probably again be the scene of the new. "We are very happy that the P5 +1 (the five permanent members of UN Security plus Germany) re-negotiate.