Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Argentina's main airports remain affected by the ash cloud

Subsidiary Aerolineas Argentinas and Lan Chile Argentina's group reported today that on Tuesday not to resume flights to and from Ezeiza International Airport, the chief of Argentina, and the domestic and regional flights to Buenos Aires. Both airlines said their operations are affected in these terminals by the presence of the ash cloud of volcanic complex Caulle Chile Puyehue-Cordón.

The White House published the Pentagon Papers on Vietnam War

Just 40 years after his spectacular first broadcast to the press, were released on Monday formally "Pentagon Papers" of the U.S. government about the war in Vietnam. The study of 7,000 pages in total are documented by the Pentagon and the State Department's history prior to the Vietnam War and the decision making process in Washington.

Thus it became clear that the war had been planned for some time. A portion of the documents had been moved to the newspaper 'The New York Times, which published an excerpt from the June 13, 1971. From today, full documentation will be available at the National Archives in College Park, in the U.S. state of Maryland, and three presidential libraries, said the National Archives.

Jordan's King Abdullah II Convoy attacked

The convoy of King Abdullah II of Jordan was attacked on Monday with stones and bottles by a group of young people. The monarch, who has been injured, was in the city of Tafileh (south of the country), as confirmed by a security service source. "Part of the king's convoy has been attacked with stones and empty bottles by a group of young men aged between 20 and 30 years after the car went into Tafileh monarch, has detailed the source.

Belgium: A year without government

For a year, Belgium is the dream of thousands of anarchists. The small northern European country has 365 days without government. Maybe it's his 'overbooking' of staff, or the natural discipline of the people of the north, the point is that in Belgium life goes on as if nothing had happened.

There has been split into two countries, has not collapsed economically and has joined in absolute chaos. "A year later, Belgium is still standing. There has evaporated. ... Just a little less in Belgium. And an agreement between communities seem more impossible than ever," wrote a couple of days 'Le Soir' Béatrice Delvaux, the chief editorialist of the daily French-language reference.

An earthquake again hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch

The authorities in Christchurch, New Zealand, today ordered to evacuate several buildings in the city after an earthquake of 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale caused the collapse of a church. About an hour later, Christchurch was hit again by an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale with epicenter at a depth of 9 kilometers and 14 kilometers north of the city, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Parliamentary elections in Turkey: Erdogan's blunt claim to power

Erdogan and his party remain the measure of many things in Turkey. For the third consecutive year, the AKP will remain the largest force in the National Assembly in Ankara, although not as strong as its party leader had been hoped.

The plan to adopt a presidential constitution to Turkey continue to reign as head of state is, Erdogan now probably not be able to enforce. For the democratic development in Turkey is not a disadvantage. Unlike in 2007, the question of Turkey's EU membership no role in the election campaign.

Form a new government in Lebanon after five months of political wrangling

The secretary general of the Lebanese presidency, Suhail Burji, announced today the formation of a new government led by Najib Mikati and composed of 30 ministers, after almost five months of political wrangling. Mikati, who was appointed prime minister on Jan. 25 after the fall of the executive headed by Saad Hariri, won the job thanks to support from a coalition led by the Shiite movement Hezbollah.

Volcano wakes up in Eritrea, flight risk

Another volcano, after Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle, it is "awakened." And once again hangs over the traveler's nightmare of the precautionary cancellation of flights. The new outbreak was reported in Eritrea, where a crater "in sleep" from 1861, doubt has begun to erupt last night and today has increased the expulsion of ash and lapilli that, according to the findings of the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC), now exceed the 13,000 meters.

Japan's 14 nuclear plants at risk stop

The governor of the prefecture of Fukui announced that it will not authorize the resumption of reactor maintenance shutdowns, if the central government does not clarify "the reasons which led to the recent closure of Hamaoka plant and other facilities in the state of the country.

"Located just south of Tokyo, Fukui pefettura houses 14 reactors that make the area more nuclearized in the world. Six of these are in fact stopped for scheduled maintenance or unplanned (Monjiu in fact there was an incident last August), while two others are to be stopped for checks in the summer.