Wednesday, June 1, 2011

UKRAINE - The opposition is manifested

With the approach of summer, the fever rises to Kiev, and many people have the feeling that the capital will soon be the scene of major events. Online forums and some NGOs call on citizens to gather to protest against the policies of the authoritarian regime of President Viktor Yanukovych. Are we on the brink of a summer of turmoil, which could turn into large-scale revolution? To believe the experts, Ukraine is closer to a regime change of the type that occurred in Arab countries that do not think Western policymakers.

2,500 international soldiers have died in the Afghan mission

Kabul .- The announcement of the death of three U.S. soldiers by an explosive device in eastern Afghanistan today raised to 2,500 the number of casualties in the international troops since their deployment in 2001 in this country. The official count of 2,496 yesterday encrypting NATO casualties so far in the ranks of international forces and the three recent deaths add to a soldier of the same mission whose death was reported early yesterday in a statement.

Germany holds crisis management in the Cucumber: We had to throw a quick alarm

German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner, has defended the management of the epidemic caused by the aggressive bacteria 'E. coli ', that health authorities attributed at first, so wrong, cucumbers Spanish. "Yes pathogens were found in Spanish cucumbers. So we had to throw a quick alarm, in compliance with European standards," said Christian Democrat policy on ZDF.

Aigner praised the health authorities of Hamburg, source of the outbreak, and said "played really well." Health responsible for Hamburg, Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks, announced last week that the bacteria had come to Germany through cucumbers imported from Spain. On Tuesday, however, confirmed that the pathogen detected in the cucumber does not match the cause of the epidemic, which killed 15 people.

PORTRAITS - The heirs of Bin Laden

Ayman Al-ZawahiriPays of origin: EgypteAncien right arm of Ben Laden and co-founder of Al Qaeda. Logical successor, he is reportedly in Pakistan. Abu Yahya Al-LibiPays of origin: Libya Young and charismatic, he is one of the most important military commanders of al-Qaida. Nasser Al-Wahishi Country of origin: YémenAncien secretary of bin Laden, he is the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

Mladic now rests in a luxury prison in The Hague

The Hague (Editorial / Agencies) .- When Ratko Mladic, nicknamed 'the butcher of Srebrenica', wake after their first night in the detention center for international war criminals in The Hague, is likely to be a long list genocidal dictators, mass murderers and warlords. Located in a residential neighborhood, the Scheveningen detention center already has one of its cells to former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, currently on trial.

NATO agrees to extend its mission three months in Libya

NATO countries have agreed on Wednesday to extend for 90 days until the end of September, its mission in Libya, as announced by the secretary general of the organization, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. "This decision sends a clear message to the regime of Gaddafi: 'We are determined to continue our operation to protect the people of Libya.

We will maintain our efforts to fulfill the mandate of United Nations'" said NATO in a statement. NATO assumed control of international operations in Libya on 31 March and adopted a plan of operations for 90 days, which expired in late June. With the decision on Wednesday, the NATO action may continue in the North African country for three months.

GERMANY - End of Nuclear in 2021?

The daily Die Welt echoes a date: 2021. This is the year chosen for a full release of nuclear Ethics Commission set up by Chancellor Angela Merkel in the aftermath of the nuclear accident in Fukushima. The Commission must now put off the eight oldest plants being affected by a moratorium. It advocates establishing a monitoring system "fair and transparent" that would monitor prices, supplies, electricity imports and CO2 emissions.

Sarkozy's popularity increases, although the Socialists leading the polls

PARIS (Reuters) The popularity of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has increased since the Socialist nominee for president next year, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, resigned as chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a sex scandal . However, the French Socialist Party is leading the polls on voting intentions in the face of these elections.

35 percent of the respondents, four points more than in April measurement, has a "good opinion" of Sarkozy. This is the best score it has achieved since May last year when it won 36 percent. By contrast, 62 percent of respondents have a "dim view" of the president, in line with the trend that his popularity has continued since 2009, when he came to fall below 30 percent.

Mladic appear Friday in The Hague

Former Ratko Mladic Serbian military finally appear on Friday at 08.00 hours GMT at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), based in The Hague, accused of 11 cases including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. At that hearing it read to Mladic crimes he is accused of the worst war crimes in Europe since 1945.

Then shall be declared guilty or innocent. The tribunal's chief prosecutor, Serge Brammertz, has explained that the proceedings against Mladic and Radovan Karadzic will most likely not be combined, despite speculation to the contrary. When asked about how the entire process could last, Brammertz said that it depended on various things such as Mladic's health and whether or appoint a legal team will defend itself.

ECOLOGY - chips using rhino

Many Asians firmly believe in the virtues of anti-cancer rhinoceros horn, which among other unfortunate consequence of promoting poaching, in Asia and Africa, tells Die Zeit. To fight against the resurgence of the illegal hunting - 333 proven cases of poaching in 2010 alone South Africa - the rhino will now be equipped with an RFID chip and monitored by satellite.

The chip is housed in a small hole dug in the horn of the animal. It sends through a satellite, like a GPS, the exact geographic location of each animal on the cell phone rangers alerted immediately if any of the rhino starts to run suddenly or rest still more than six hours. This device may not be enough to save the rhino's death illegal, but it will at least follow the poachers and the horn track.

Chile doubt the deaths of two presidents, a minister and a Nobel Prize

Fuencis Rausell. Santiago de Chile .- Two decades after the end of the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), Chile has opened in the last two years many questions about the deaths of two presidents, Salvador Allende and Eduardo Frei, a former minister, Jose Toha, and a Nobel Prize, the poet Pablo Neruda.

The causes of their deaths, attributed in the case of Allende and Tohá to two separate suicide and, elsewhere, disease or infection, have been challenged with the filing of complaints and the opening of judicial investigations that seek to clarify a few episodes heretofore considered closed.

The culprit pepinazo

The 'handpick' in Spain point to a single person as guilty of 'cucumber crisis': the Minister of Health of Hamburg, Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks. The Social Democratic senator 55 years on Thursday accused the Spanish cucumbers to be the carriers of deadly bacteria 'E. coli. " Yesterday, he recanted. But the damage is done and the Spanish market pay and pay dearly the words of this newcomer to the Government of the Hanseatic city-state.

POLICY - The True Finns slam the door

Since the parliamentary elections of 17 April, three teams arrived in mind - National Coalition Party [Kokoomus, center right], Social Democratic Party and True Finns - are negotiating to form a union gouverment. These discussions have just undergone a new twist with the announcement of the withdrawal of the True Finns.

Quoted by the daily Helsingin Sanomat, the party leader Timo Soini, says his party will remain in opposition. The decision comes after the announcement by Kokoomus (center right) and the Social Democrats of an agreement reached between both parties in supporting the aid package in Portugal.

Four employees arrested for 'torture' in a British private hospital

London .- Police in Bristol have arrested four employees of a private British hospital for alleged "torture" to patients following a BBC investigation. Castlebeck, which owns the hospital Winerbourne View, who treats individuals with autism and learning disabilities, has been forced to apologize publicly and fired thirteen members of staff.

A team of the research program "Panorama" secretly filmed for five weeks, the treatment received by some of the most vulnerable patients in the center. In the video you can see how some of them are slapped, forcibly taken to the shower fully clothed and harassed repeatedly. Andrew McDonnell, a clinical psychologist who was shown the film, told the BBC his horror and said that the abuse amounted to "torture." The abused patient, a girl of eighteen, was insulted, pushed her by the hair, kicked him and threw cold water over while dressed as a punishment.

Lula returned to Cuba as a former president for a working meeting with Raul Castro

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is back in Cuba. Almost half a year after leaving the Planalto Palace, the former Brazilian trade union leader landed Tuesday in Havana to begin a two-day visit that barely differ from those used to do as head of state. The former president will maintain a "working meeting" with Cuban President Raul Castro, and will travel to "places of economic interest" as advanced in a brief note, the official newspaper "Granma." Lula arrived early afternoon at Jose Marti International Airport, where he hoped the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.

A historic victory for the Greens in Germany

The Greens have made headlines by winning the regional elections in Baden-Württemberg, a former stronghold of the Christian Democrats of the CDU. They cause the first change of power since fifty-eight years in this rich industrial Land. The Greens received 24.2% of the vote, their record in Germany all elections combined.

Winfried Kretschmann May 12 became the first president of Green German region, to head a coalition with the Social Democratic Party (SPD).

The international atomic agency accuses Japan of negligence

Tokyo (Reuters) .- Japan underestimated the threat posed by tsunamis to nuclear power stations and must now carefully studying the health of all people exposed to high radiation from the accident at the plant in Fukushima-1. These are the main conclusions reached by the team of nuclear safety experts sent by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to investigate the accident unleashed on March 11 after a strong earthquake and subsequent tsunami ocean.

France calls on the Syrian Government a change of direction more clear and ambitious

The French foreign minister, Alain Juppe, called today the Syrian regime, after the decree on Tuesday for a general amnesty, to initiate a "change of course much more clear, ambitious and bold." "There have been at least a thousand dead, maybe more. It will be necessary for the change of direction from the Syrian authorities to be much clearer, more ambitious and bolder than a simple amnesty, Gallo said the station manager France Culture.

Russia - Putin became head of a new Popular Front

On 12 May, Vladimir Putin has spearheaded a new political party: the Popular Front for federal listing in an independent daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta. A few weeks before the launch of the campaign for parliamentary elections in December 2011 - and in anticipation of the presidential election of March 2012 - Russian Prime Minister, who leads, moreover, United Russia, the majority party in the Duma, seems to have decided to go into battle by calling (6

China offers compensation to victims of Tiananmen

For the first time since 1989, Chinese authorities have moved tab on the Tiananmen massacre. The Government argues financial compensation to the families of the victims. The Tiananmen Mothers group has called the initiative of inappropriate and meaningless and lament the lack of apology from the military repression.

The Tiananmen Mothers group, which represents the families of the victims who died on June 4, 1989 around the central square in Beijing by the army, said yesterday that Chinese authorities had contacted them to compensate for the loss of their children in that military repression. The massacre resulted in the deaths of between 400 and 2,000 people, according to different versions, to claim political freedoms and an end to corruption in the country's most symbolic square.

Meets the Syrian opposition in Turkey to agree its position

A hotel in Antalya, a resort town on the southern coast of Turkey hosts from Wednesday to Friday at numerous figures of the Syrian opposition. The forecasts were talking about 200 people: human rights defenders, businessmen, writers, activists ... It also involves members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, the most radical force of the opposition and hopelessly estranged from the regime of the Assad family since the current president's father, Hafez Assad, drowned in blood the uprising of 1982.

LEBANON - The lack of oxygen in Beirutis

According to a study conducted in Beirut from 2008 to 2010, jointly by the American University of Beirut (AUB), the University Saint-Joseph (USJ) and the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) and financed by the Ile de France, "the rate of air pollution in the capital of Lebanon show that some harmful pollutants are present in the atmosphere at concentrations tenfold.

Thus, the concentration of nitrogen oxide, one of the most polluting harmful, was 58 micrograms per cubic meter in 2010, while the maximum rate allowed is 40 micrograms, "says the Beirut daily L'Orient-Le Jour. The rate of microscopic particles, generated by the dust of the streets, using the brakes or the incomplete combustion of fuel oil has exceeded the limits of at least 100%, while 93% of Beirutis are exposed to pollution than normal.

Tripoli says that 718 people have been killed by NATO airstrikes

Algiers .- The Libyan government spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, said Tuesday that 718 people have died and more than 4,000 were injured in the attacks of the allies since they began their operations in Libya on 19 March. In a press conference broadcast by Libyan state television, said Ibrahim in 4067 of injuries recorded since the start of the international intervention in the country until May 26, 433 they were serious.

Japan had an exemplary reaction but underestimated the threat of tsunami

Japan's reaction to the accident unleashed on 11 March was "exemplary." However, the country had underestimated the threat posed by tsunamis to nuclear power stations and now must watch closely the health of all people exposed to high radiation from the accident at the plant in Fukushima 1. These are the main conclusions reached by the team of nuclear security experts sent by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to investigate what happened.

MATERNITY - No passport for babies last chance

Like many other infertile couples, Alan and Margot [the names have been changed] have tried to conceive a child, then adopt one. After ten years, they eventually give up and sought help on the Internet. Their research led them to the agency Biotex in Kiev. His boss, Albert Mann, has promised to find them a surrogate mother and they also offered legal help to get the baby out of the country.

The two French nationals have joined the growing number of infertile couples foreigners who flock to Ukraine to find a woman who, for compensation, will give birth to their baby. Since 2002, when the "surrogate motherhood" became legal in Ukraine, surrogacy agencies have multiplied. In the absence of regulation, corrupt practices have emerged.

At least 12 dead and dozens wounded by Yemeni forces

Madrid .- At least a dozen demonstrators have been killed and dozens were wounded by gunfire from the Yemeni security forces attacked thousands of people who had gathered in the early hours of Tuesday at a point in the city of Taiz, south Sana'a, to re-occupy the place of Liberty, evacuated by security forces on Sunday night to Monday, according to the Yemen Post.

"Police fired mercilessly against peaceful, unarmed demonstrators when they regrouped to return to the plaza. At least a dozen have been killed and dozens wounded," he told the newspaper Abdul Aziz Othman, a journalist who was with the protesters. Security forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, have skyrocketed "bullets against people with machine guns from armored vehicles blocked the streets preventing people from entering in Taiz," he explained.

The iron fist subjected to virginity tests Egyptian protesters

Almost no one believed the pain of the Egyptian Salwa Azeb Husseini and Rasha. The facts that told the two girls took place in Tahrir on 9 March, weeks after the fall of the dictator. The soldiers who promised to protect the soul of the revolution ousted the square and 18 Egyptian, who participated yesterday in the International Women's Day, were arrested, beaten and subjected to electric shocks.

PARAGUAY - The government celebrates the 'renewal energy "

In 2009, Brazil's President Lula da Silva and his counterpart Fernando Lugo of Paraguay, had signed an agreement on the operation of the hydroelectric dam Itaipu border. This text, which provides that Brazil will pay $ 360 million in Paraguay every year instead of 120 today, was adopted May 12 by the Brazilian Senate.

For Lugo, the vote, held just before the 200th anniversary of the independence of Paraguay, contributes to the process of regaining sovereignty.

Three Palestinian militants killed in Gaza when a bomb

Gaza, May 31 .- Three Palestinian militants were killed and eight others injured today when a bomb they were riding east of the city of Rafah in southern Gaza, medical sources said. The militants belong to the Saladin Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, said Abu Adham Selmeya, spokesman for the emergency services in Gaza.

According to local residents, the explosion destroyed a training camp of the militia, and immediately mobilized rescue teams and ambulances. The Popular Resistance Committees is a group involved in launching rockets into Israel and loyal to the Islamist movement Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip.

At least seven protesters killed by police gunfire in the city of Taiz

At least seven protesters were killed on Tuesday in the Yemeni city of Taiz shot by police and military to dissolve a political protest, opposition sources said. The police and Republican Guard military fired on hundreds of people involved in the protest in Gamar Abdel Naser Street and other adjacent places.

The protest in Taiz, the main industrial center in southern Yemen, wanted to press for the resignation of the president Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose output power is asking the opposition since late January. Coinciding with the crackdown, a car exploded on Tuesday to pass a military convoy near Zinjibar, a city south of Yemen controlled by suspected militants of the terrorist organization Al Qaeda.

INDIA - Suspense election in West Bengal

This must be known on May 13 the results of parliamentary elections which took place from April 18 to May 10 in West Bengal. "It's time to move forward or cry," as the newspaper of Calcutta, the capital of the state. The Communists, who ruled West Bengal since 1977, should lose their stronghold. According to surveys, the Left Front, led by the Marxists, would be outpaced by the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), whose leader, Mamata Banerjee, is very popular among farmers.

The UN estimates that 50 civilians have been killed by the army in Yemen

Geneva. .- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said today that more than 50 people have died since Sunday in the Yemeni city of Taiz shot of the army, security forces and "pro items governmental. " Pillay said that according to information received by his office, said forces destroyed violently protest camp in the plaza Horriya, using water cannons, bulldozers and ammunition.

Ratko Mladic left his cell to visit the grave of his daughter in Belgrade

Former Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic on Tuesday left for a moment his cell in Belgrade to visit the grave of his daughter in the capital of Serbia, between heavy security, officials said. The deputy prosecutor of Serb war crimes Bruno Vekaric told public broadcaster RTS that operation, considered high risk to safety, was carried out for 20 minutes and was uneventful.

Mladic was taken to the grave in a convoy of police cars and special. The defendant asked in recent days that he be given permission to see the grave of his daughter, who committed suicide at age 23 in 1994. Her family believes she was murdered. Today, Serbia Justice is awaiting an appeal by the defense against the extradition of Mladic to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.

PAKISTAN - A double bomb attack killed more than 70 dead in Charsadda

The new figure to a Pakistani news sites: in the north-west, two bombs exploded on 13 May outside a training center of the Frontier Constabulary, the police to monitor the borders. At least 70 people were killed, most of the cadets who were preparing to return home. Over a hundred people were injured.

The attacks were claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, who say he wanted to "avenge Osama bin Laden."

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