Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The head of the FAO says that food prices will remain high for years

The newly elected head of the UN agency for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Brazilian José Graziano da Silva, said on Monday he expected the high prices of food last several years and cause problems for importing countries . "This is not a temporary imbalance (...) Until we have a more stable financial situation worldwide, the raw material prices will reflect that," said Graziano da Silva, newly elected director general of FAO, in a press conference.

Netanyahu ordered special treatment for journalists in the flotilla headed for Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered all agencies to prepare for the arrival of the next flotilla to Gaza to give "special treatment" for foreign journalists after the threats uttered on Sunday the head of the Office Press of Israel. According to a statement from the prime minister, when he learned of the warnings the Government Press Office (GPO) had made to foreign journalists who thought joining the fleet, "ordered that they are not normal to apply the policy applies anyone who enters Israel illegally.

The ICC issued an international arrest warrant against Gaddafi and his family members

The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today ordered the arrest of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, his second son, Saif al Islam, and his brother Abdullah al Senusi, who is also chief regime's military intelligence. In a public hearing, the judges of the ICC's first Preliminary explained that the prosecution has presented enough evidence to issue arrest warrant for Gadhafi and his immediate environment, accused of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Libya from last February during riots in the North African country.

The Chinese Communist Party celebrates 90 years

The inauguration of the high-speed train between Beijing and Shanghai, the bridge opening on the world's longest sea and other great pomp this week will mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which governs the formation second world economy for 61 years.

CCP founded on July 1, 1921 in the French Concession in Shanghai, in a clandestine meeting to evade the pursuit of the Kuomintang Nationalist Party.

The Greek Parliament votes the new program of austerity and cuts in social

Greece's parliament is scheduled to begin today a three-day debate on the new austerity program to be approved on Wednesday to continue receiving foreign aid and avoid bankruptcy. The new measures will be processed and discussed by the 300 deputies of the Chamber, in which most of the opponents have announced they will vote against the proposals of the government of Prime Minister George Papandreou.

France spends 1,000 million euro in its nuclear energy program

French President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed that France has invested 1,000 million euros in the future of nuclear energy, especially in the fourth generation reactors and nuclear safety. This is part of the plan of 35,000 million euros to revive the French economy presented in 2009 with the name of "future investment".

U.S. spending on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan more than NASA budget

The wars in general are expensive, but are even worse in places with high temperatures, such as Afghanistan or Iraq. U.S. spent annually the exorbitant amount of 20,200 million dollars a year in air conditioning to alleviate the stifling of its troops in those two countries. To understand, this is more than the NASA budget.

This is due to the high cost of transporting the fuel to operate U.S. military bases located in some of the most isolated places in the world, according to NPR assured the retired Brigadier General Steven Anderson, former head of logistics Patreaus general in Iraq. In fact, the transport of fuel to the base is almost an Odyssey.

A German island will split in two divided by popular vote

The majority of the 1,300 residents of the small German island of Helgoland, located in the North Sea, have opted to maintain their current territory and grow it artificially to join the two parts into which was divided after a storm in 1720 plunged the isthmus that linked them. According to figures announced today, 54.7% of participants in a referendum held on Sunday between the Islanders chose to keep their division and reject a project to gain land from the sea and increasing the attraction of Helgoland.