Sunday, June 12, 2011

FRANCE - The New York Post presses DSK

Friends of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused of sexual assault in a hotel, would secretly come into contact with the destitute family of the maid at the origin of the charges and would have offered money in exchange for a non-place, since they fail to reach the complainant, protected by police.

In any case, what we have learned the Post. The woman who says she was sexually assaulted by the former director of the International Monetary Fund in disgrace has many relatives in Guinea, formerly a French colony in West Africa, beyond the reach of Attorney in Manhattan. "They have already spoken to the family", we declare a French business woman close to Strauss-Kahn and his family.

Complaints, prayers and poems in the 13,000 e-mails from Sarah Palin

Despite not hold any elected office or aspire to do so officially, Sarah Palin is undoubtedly the U.S. policy that arouses interest. At least among the press, which has welcomed the publication furor on Friday of 24,000 pages with their e-mails. Some media, like The New York Times and The Washington Post, have even sent teams of reporters to Alaska to analyze the documents promptly.

For now, the picture that can be extracted from Palin the approximately 13,000 e-mails declassified, corresponding to the period between his election as governor of Alaska in 2006 and his nomination as vice presidential candidate, fits nicely in the public image of the popular icon of conservative America.

Helicopters of Syrian forces kill 25 people in other protests Friday

At least 25 Syrian demonstrators died Friday at the hands of security forces loyal to Bashar Asad army, backed by helicopters. Ten of them Idleb region in northwestern Pakistan, according to a balance offered by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH). Due to restrictions imposed by the regime, journalists can not move freely and is difficult to confirm the information.

The head of the NGO, Rami Abdel Rahmane, said the military regime killed nine people and two Latakia Bosra to Hariri, in the southern province of Deraa, where protests began against the Assad government. Two others were killed nearby in a neighborhood of Damascus, during demonstrations in which they burned the image of the dictator, according to a video released by the OSDH.

Massacre in Peshawar: over 30 dead

 A massacre in the heart of Peshawar, Pakistan. Probably caused by a suicide attack, though investigations are ongoing and only one of three explosions that hit the bazaars of the city was given the action of a suicide bomber. The provisional budget is tragic: more than 30 dead and hundreds injured.

The first official death toll was announced in the evening by a spokesman for the provincial Ministry of Information. According to Samaa tv also, i would have at least a hundred wounded, including a dozen officers and police officers. Many of the wounded have serious burns on the body caused by the fire broke out after the attack.

FRANCE - The dress that accuses DSK

"The DNA of evil is on the dress of the maid," a listing, May 24, the New York Daily News. The tabloid New York, fond of catchy headlines, devotes its entire second page to this information: traces of DNA corresponding to that of Dominique Strauss-Kahn - renamed the "perv" or the "perverse" - were found on Nafissatou Diallo's dress, the maid, who accused the French of sexual assault.

For everyday, no doubt, it is a "tuxedo dress," untranslatable pun on the phrase "smoking gun" ("smoking gun"), which in English means evidence confusing. He even compared the uniform of the maid to the famous "blue dress" Monica Lewinsky, which stained sperm by Bill Clinton in 1998 had helped to confuse the former U.S.

PAKISTAN - The Chinese influence is growing

Following the visit of Pakistani Prime Minister in China, the Wall Street Journalrapporte that Beijing had agreed to take over the management of Gwadar port, located on the west coast, so far administered by Singapore company . China has financed the construction site over 80%. Islamabad also wished that China builds a military base for the Pakistan Navy said the American daily.

Other major projects were discussed, such as building an oil pipeline and the extension of the railway network of Gwadar to the Chinese border.

CHILE - The mortal remains exhumed from Salvador Allende

Chilean Justice conducted May 23 to exhume the remains of the former socialist president Salvador Allende, which lies at the Santiago General Cemetery. Examinations must determine whether he committed suicide or was murdered the day of the coup on September 11, 1973. According to the newspaper, Isabel, a daughter of the late president, said his father "had taken the decision to die in an act of consistency." She contends, however, that judicial inquiry designed to permanently remove the doubts.

FRANCE - pilot error causing the crash of flight from Rio to Paris

"The pilots of the Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean two years ago were apparently distracted by speed indicators failed and were unable to properly use other automatic vital, according to persons familiar with the preliminary results of the examination of black boxes, "says a New York daily.

The Airbus A330 had 228 people on board. In March, Air France and Airbus have been indicted for manslaughter.

PAKISTAN - The army regained control of a base under attack by Islamists

"The war of nerves lasted seventeen hours," as the newspaper of Karachi. On 23 May, the army had to fight hard to regain control of a naval air station in the city - one of the best kept in the country - overrun by the Taliban who claimed to want revenge on bin Laden. The attackers were yet six. "If the matter were not so serious, we might believe immersed in a black comedy film," quipped the newspaper.

NORTH KOREA - Kim Jong Il greets China's reforms lip

On 23 May, the fourth day of a discreet visit to China, the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il visited an area of economic development near Shanghai. "Whenever he visited China, he gave the impression of much interest in reform and opening businesses. But in his country, he did everything to counter the advance of capitalism in his eyes the most serious threat to his oppressive regime, "the South Korean daily.