Thursday, July 14, 2011

The French Parliament approves to extend the intervention in Libya

Paris .- The French National Assembly today approved by an absolute majority the extension of the gala intervention in Libya, beyond the four months originally planned by the French Constitution. The debate lasted two hours and then each group had five minutes to defend their position, during which, despite the reservations of environmentalists, he consented to the continuation of France in it.

Air France, ordered to pay 400,000 euros to two families of victims of Flight Rio-Paris

A court in Toulouse on Tuesday condemned to Air France and its insurer, Axa, to pay more than 400,000 euros in provisions for compensation to the families of two pairs of passengers on the flight Rio-Paris, which fell on the Atlantic Ocean in 2009. Specifically, the judge ordered the payment of 203,235 euros for a family of Saint-Jean (near Toulouse) and another 203,235 euros to the children and parents a couple of Gironde, the newspaper Le Monde.

David Cameron, ready to testify in the scandal tracks

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, stated on Wednesday in Parliament would be prepared to testify in the case so requires the judge to investigate the illegal wiretapping scandal carried out by News of the World ', the property by Rupert Murdoch's Sunday and has stopped running by this scandal. The 'premier' was questioned about whether he would explain: "Pro course," he said.

Cameron also announced that Judge Lord Brian Leveson will be responsible for the judicial investigation into illegal wiretapping, which has the authority to ask for statements from different witnesses. The first report on this investigation will be known within a year. These witnesses, who must do so under oath, there will be journalists, media managers, police and politicians of all political formations.

A suicide bomber kills five French soldiers in Afghanistan

France confirmed today that there are five French soldiers killed by a suicide bombing in the eastern Afghan province of Kapisa, which also killed an Afghan civilian and four soldiers and three civilians were wounded. The attack took place in the district of Tagab, when a patrol was involved in the protection of a "shura" or assembly of notables and a terrorist committed suicide by exploding a bomb near the military, the Elysee said in a statement.

Japan's Prime Minister on Anti-nuclear course

The Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan aims that Japan may one day get out of nuclear energy. In a short press conference he convened in Tokyo on Tuesday evening called for a shift in energy policy. "We need to develop a company that can give up nuclear energy," he said.

The country needed after the disaster of Fukushima and given the "great danger of nuclear accidents" gradually reduce its reliance on nuclear power. Kan therefore wants to promote the development of renewable energies. Already this week, Parliament will start discussions of an appropriate bill.

Egyptian elections delayed

Egyptian legislative elections scheduled for next September will be held in October or November, as announced Wednesday the official agency Mena. Several political parties called for a delay of these first elections after the fall of the regime of Hosni Mubarak Arafat, believing that may not be ready in September.

"It has been decided to hold elections for the People's Assembly and the Shura Council [upper house] next October or November," said a military source quoted by Mena. The Superior Council of the Armed Forces, headed the country since the fall of Mubarak had announced on 28 March that the legislation would be held in September.

Mumbai attack "invisible to radar"

 The Indian security services had intercepted in February, messages that spoke of possible attacks in July by the Mujahedin India. And the information was passed to local authorities to adopt countermeasures. But the problem - they have added intelligence sources - is that the terrorists have formed two focus groups with elements unknown to the police.

Murdoch withdraws bid for BSkyB channel

The company News Corporation's Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday withdrew its offer to acquire all the shares of the British Channel to the growing reluctance BSkyB in the UK after the scandal of wiretaps conducted by journalists from one of their tabloids. "News Corporation withdrew its proposal," the group said in a statement, giving up and buying the 61% of the satellite television firm.

"Clearly it is too difficult to progress in this environment," said vice president of News Corporation, Chase Carey, in the note. The announcement came hours before the House of Commons voted a motion, supported by the major parties, which called on Murdoch to withdraw his bid because of the scandal of illegal wiretapping of the Sunday News of the World '.