Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Republic of Southern Sudan officially entered into the African Union

Just over a month after declaring its independence, the Republic of Southern Sudan on Monday officially joined the African Union (AU) as the member number 54. In a colorful ceremony held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, the new state's delegation, headed by its president, Salva Kirr, sang with emotion national anthem, which sounded for the first time on an international stage, and witnessed hoisting of the flag.

Obama's popularity falls below 40%

Washington. .- The popularity of Barack Obama stands for the first time below 40%, according to a Gallup poll published on Sunday. The study reveals that only 39% of Americans approve of the president's action, compared with 54% who expressed dissatisfaction. These are the lowest since he took office, according to U.S. media.
The popularity of the president of the United States, which intends to renew its mandate in the 2012 elections, had reached 53% in the weeks following the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killed by special forces on last May in Pakistan. However, the affinity with the president declined with the economic data which showed anemic growth and after the decision by ratings agency Standard & Poors to lower the debt rating of the United States.

The police dispersed with tear a protest against corruption in Tunisia

One manifestation of left-wing trade union movement was broken Monday by the riot police who used tear gas in bulk at Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the center of the capital, according to Reuters on Monday has found. About 1,300 protesters gathered in front of the Tunisian Ministry of Interior calling for "the independence of the judiciary" and "more tough on corruption and personalities linked to the former regime of Ben Ali." The riot police managed to disperse the group of radical trade unionists even managed to fall into the door of the Cathedral, near the French embassy where they still resist the police after two hours of fighting.

The third richest man in the world calls on the U.S. to stop "spoil" the billionaires

The third world's richest man, Warren Buffett, according to Forbes magazine, today asked the U.S. to stop the "baby" to the wealthy with tax breaks, and she urged the country's political leaders to increase taxes billionaires like him. "While the poor and middle class fighting for us in Afghanistan and most Americans is struggling to make ends meet, the mega-rich we continue with our special tax exemptions," said Buffett in an article published in the New York Times, entitled "Stop coddling the super rich." The billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate said that in the long debate in the U.S .Congress.

He drank gasoline, it has been sprayed by the body and has set fire to himself

A Buddhist monk has died Monday after a fire sacrifice themselves with Tibetan area of Sichuan province, China (southwest), the agency has announced 'New China' and a witness, the second immolation this year in the region. The monk, 29, has set fire to his robe Daofu in Sichuan Province, and died shortly after by the serious injuries and burns sustained, according to official Chinese agency, citing officials of the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Gandz.

Breivik returns on the scene of the massacre

The killer of Oslo, Behring Anders Breivik, was brought to the island of Utoya, Norway, site of the massacre of July 22 in which 69 people were killed. The killers, led by investigators at the scene for a reconstruction, he wore a bullet-proof vest and indicated points where he opened fire on the crowd.

The 32 year-old, right-wing extremist, has admitted responsibility. The killer arrived on the island on Saturday at 14 hours local and reconstructed his movements step by step even with the same ferry that was used on July 22. The newspaper VG shows exclusive photos. Right near the newspaper office the killer stood in the car bomb which caused eight deaths.

Obama embarks on a bus tour to regain popularity

The President of USA, Barack Obama, today launched a bus tour of three rural states in the country in an attempt to stop the Republican electoral momentum and regain popularity is at a minimum. Obama, whose popularity is below 40 percent in recent polls, wants to focus his message of the tour in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois job creation, the problem that besets voters and you can depend on his reelection next year.