Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A judge rejected the objection of the prosecutor who asked to drop charges against Strauss-Kahn

A New York judge denied the request for a special prosecutor for the rape case against former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, filed by counsel for Nafissatou Diallo, the Guinean immigrant of 33 years accusing him. The judge rejected the prosecutor's objection Cyrus Vance, who yesterday asked to withdraw charges against DSK.

"The court concluded that nothing justifies the disqualification of the Prosecutor. Therefore, the petition has been rejected," says a ruling by Judge Michael Obus in response to the petition by lawyer Kenneth Thompson. The ruling occurred one hour before the former IMF chief with his wife came to court in Manhattan where a judge must tell you if, as has asked the Prosecutor's Office dropped all charges against him.

Hurricane Irene is heading to the U.S. while battering the Caribbean

Hurricane "Irene", the first of the Atlantic hurricane season, is eyeing the U.S. as it moves through the Caribbean with heavy rains and strong winds have caused flooding and killed at least a million people without electricity in the region. "Irene" is a Category 2 hurricane on the scale Saffir-Simpson intensity of up to five wins in intensity en route to the United States, where it could land in South Carolina on Saturday.

Morocco and Bahrain recognize the CNT to be the bearer of the aspirations of the people

Morocco, Bahrain, Iraq and Nigeria have recognized the National Transitional Council (CNT) the only legitimate representative of Libya. These four countries have joined Tuesday to the thirty already recognize the rebel National Transitional Council as the legitimate representative of Libya, mainly U.S. and major EU countries. This is how, literally, has secured the Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri, in their country, in a statement picked up by news agency MAP. "Morocco reaffirms its recognition of the Transitional National Council as the sole and legitimate representative of the Libyan people and their aspirations for a carrier of a better future based on fairness, justice, democracy and the rule of law," the text says.

Hugo Chavez evaluates to undergo a new cycle of chemotherapy

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said Monday that studies with their doctors to undergo a third phase of chemotherapy in cancer treatment. Despite plans to continue his treatment, the president began to speak in past illnesses. "I'm recovering from the disease I had, I had, but I care," said Chavez in a ceremony with school children who spoke from the balcony of Government House.

He added that because he must restrict his physical contact with people and take care of viruses and bacteria, which forced him to keep away. "I will live many years to realize the homeland of you guys," he said and said he was sure they stay in power beyond 2021.

More than 1,400 people prosecuted for their involvement in the riots in London

The number of people prosecuted for their involvement in the riots in London between June and August 9 is 1406, of which 157 have already been convicted, according to data released Tuesday by the British Ministry of Justice. British courts have remained open during evenings and weekends, to the high volume of suspects who face prosecution for their involvement in acts of mob violence occurred in London and other English cities two weeks ago.

An earthquake of 5.9 degrees forced to evacuate the Pentagon and the Capitol in Washington

Barcelona. .- An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred today in the Washington area, was felt in New York and Toronto and forced the evacuation of the Pentagon and the White House. The earthquake, of which the United States Geological Survey  had initially estimated a magnitude of 5.8, was detected at 13.51 local time  with epicenter at a depth of 6 kilometers.

Gaddafi said that he remained in Tripoli and will not leave the country

The last hours of the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi lengthen, while the information is still very confusing. As the attacks intensify in the vicinity of the complex of Bab al-Qaddafi in Aziziya and the rebels appear to have entered the complex, Gaddafi and his son both have claimed Tuesday that Libyan leader is in the capital and has no intention of leaving the country.

Still unaccounted Gaddafi, and among the options being considered is that of who is in the bunker underneath the residence. Saif al Islam, asked his father, has said that it is "safe" and "Tripoli, of course." Himself Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday it is in Tripoli and has no intention of leaving the country during a telephone conversation with President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.