Friday, December 31, 2010

Sarkozy says the death of the euro will be the end of Europe

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has joined its voice to that of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling on his countrymen confidence in the European economy after the financial rescue operations in Greece and Ireland, where Germany has been the main contributor. "Do not think, dear compatriots, those who suggest that we should leave the euro ...

The end of the euro would be the end of Europe," Sarkozy said in his televised New Year's Eve. "I will fight with all my strength against these setbacks it could undo 60 years of European construction, which brought peace and brotherhood to the mainland," he added. Sarkozy has also assured that France will not follow the lead of other European countries that have experienced debt crises this year and has promised to keep the plans to improve state finances.

Found dead the leader of a Mexican crime ring that four days ago fug

Elizabeth Tamez Gabriela Muniz, aka The Redhead, leader of a gang of kidnappers in northern Mexico, has now appeared hung on a bridge in the city of Monterrey after last Monday managed to escape from police in a spectacular operation. Four days ago, also in the capital of Nuevo León, The Redhead was being transported in a police car from a prison to a hospital when a group of armed men intercepted the vehicle and took it without firing a shot, before the impotence agents.

The Pope: "Still concerned about the insecurity of many families"

CITY 'OF THE VATICAN - "Our time is full of human evil, of suffering and tragedies of all kinds, from those caused by the wickedness of men to those resulting from natural events ominous, but it contains now and permanently and indelibly the news joyous and liberating of Christ the Saviour. " The Pope said in his homily of the Te Deum at the end of year, recited in the basilica of San Pietro, in front of the faithful, religious and civil authorities and ambassadors accredited to the Vatican.

Côte d'Ivoire gives Ouattara Gbagbo until midnight to leave

Alassane Ouattara, known as the President of Côte d'Ivoire by the international community gave Gbagbo until midnight on Friday, December 31 from power. Through his prime minister, Guillaume Soro, Alassane Ouattara has promised that the incumbent president "would have no trouble" if he withdrew in time.

The mission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) which visited Abidjan on Tuesday "is coming in for Tough Mr Gbagbo to cede power peacefully," said Guillaume Soro told reporters Since the grand hotel in Abidjan transformed HQ camp Ouattara. "This mission has asked the president Alassane [Ouattara] to give guarantees [that] if Mr.

Strike in Pakistan to maintain the death penalty in blasphemy cases

A strike called by Islamist parties paralyzed the major economic centers of Pakistan, Friday, December 31. AP / BK BangashUne strike called by a dozen Islamist parties paralyzed the major economic centers of Pakistan, Friday, December 31, including the capital Karachi where public transport is stopped.

The markets were also closed and deserted roads around Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. This national mobilization had been declared on December 15, following the departure of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), the main Muslim party, the ruling coalition in protest against an amendment to abolish the death penalty if blasphemy.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN experts concerned "crimes against humanity"

Violations of human rights in Côte d'Ivoire, following the presidential election on Nov. 28, could constitute "crimes against humanity" to be "severely punished", say experts from the UN Friday, December 31. "According to credible sources, enforced or involuntary disappearances, arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and acts of sexual violence may have occurred or could still occur in Côte d'Ivoire" , denounced these experts depending on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Abbas placed the cornerstone of Palestinian embassy in Brazil

The president of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has today laid the foundation stone of the building housing the Palestinian embassy in Brazil, who admitted this month a Palestinian state with 1967 borders. Abbas thanked the gestures of Brasilia to the recognition of a Palestinian state "initiative and this month was followed by the governments of Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador, and logistical support for the installation of diplomatic representation, according to AFP.

Belarus government OSCE closes office searches in offices and homes of journalists KGB

MINSK - Belarus has ordered the closure of the Minsk OSCE, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. This was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "Belarus has decided not to continue the operations of the OSCE office in Minsk," he said without another spokesman Andrei Savinykh.

The announcement follows criticism by the OSCE came after the presidential elections of Dec. 19. Observers said that the organization had the vote was not free and that the police had cracked down on opponents. The elections saw the reappointment of the incumbent President Alexander Lukash.

No pardon for Billy the Kid "too much ambiguity historical"

ALBUQUERQUE - No pardon for Billy the Kid, Billy the Kid a legend. It's been 129 years since "the Kid was" killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett, and now the governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, announced the television channel ABC that he examined the case and decided not to grant pardons posthumously to the legendary bandit.

Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, but also known by the names of Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney, has inspired dozens of books and films dedicated to his life. Symbolic figure of the West, in fact, owes its fame to the man who killed him, Pat Garrett, who some years later shot him in Fort Sumner, 14 July 1881, wrote a biography entitled''The True Story of Billy the Kid''by handing him and his rival to the legend.

Lula denies CSAR extradicin Battisti to Italy

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has decided today to deny the extradition of Italian Cesare Battisti, sentenced to life in his country for four murders committed 30 years ago, when integrated a left-wing armed group. Lula, who will pass his office on Saturday to President-elect, Dilma Rousseff, rejected the extradition requested by Italy and approved last November by the Supreme Court of Brazil, according to Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said in a brief statement to reporters.

Afghanistan, an Italian soldier died "Shot by a sniper shots"

ROME - An Italian soldier died in Afghanistan. The report news agencies quoting parliamentary sources. According to preliminary information, and as stated by Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa, the soldier was killed by a sniper. The incident occurred a couple of hours ago, in the Gulistan district, west of the country.

"Another grief that comes on a day that had to be festive. There were too many deaths among our soldiers in Afghanistan,''said La Russa, who announces his intention to go to Afghanistan soon after the funeral of the young soldier died this morning . La Russa says that the military was guarding a tower south of the area under Italian control, when a rifle shot fired from a distance by a sniper hit him in the side, just a part of the body not protected.

France encourages families with children to leave Ivory Coast

The French authorities today recommended to families with children that are national in Ivory Coast to leave the African country's political crisis facing the country, which is on the brink of civil war after the election rigging. In an update of its recommendations in past weeks, the French Foreign Ministry advised in a statement "to the French that they can, and in particular to families with children, that will be Ivory Coast temporarily pending the situation returns to normal.

Ivory Coast: Gbagbo pendants prevent UN investigation

The Ivorian electoral losers Laurent Gbagbo clings to the presidency and is therefore isolated internationally. But to his supporters he can count on still. They refused the UN human rights experts access to suspected mass graves. Abidjan - followers of unauthorized remaining in office Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo have prevented according to UN figures investigations into alleged mass graves.

Two sisters released from prison only if one donates a kidney

Draw a kidney and got out of prison. So you play a scowling "Monopoly" of justice in the State which was the most racist and segregated of America, Mississippi, where a kidney is the paper that the Scott sisters, for robbery convicts, will fall by order of the governor if they want to return free.

Sentenced to two life sentences for each will be commuted to probation if Gladys Scott will donate a kidney to her older sister Jamie suffering from chronic renal failure. Not for justice, humanity, or because at last the judges and the Mississippi Governor Hailey Barbour will be convinced that two life terms each for robbing $ 11 in 1993 were worth a little too much for two girls with no criminal record.

Paris recommends French families to leave Cote d'Ivoire

France has once again recommended, Friday, Dec. 31, its nationals to leave Ivory Coast temporarily due to "acute political crisis" facing the country since November 28. "While foreign nationals are not until now directly threatened, the French authorities renew their board to postpone travel plans to Côte d'Ivoire and, to all French people who can, especially for families with children, to leave temporarily Côte d'Ivoire pending normalization of the situation, "said in a statement the Quai d'Orsay.

The revolution of the stripper to the class action for salary

The gift came last year but from now on, nothing will ever be in the world that lays bare the weaknesses not only of America. A federal judge has upheld the first class action filed by professionals in the world of strip-tease. "We stripped our clothes - said the slogan of the battle - but not strip us of our rights." They won.

Well, almost. It 'a revolution of custom, or what's left of it. But most of the labor law. Wages below the minimum wage. Mance refused. Remember Julia Roberts? No, not "Pretty Woman", "Erin Brockovich, the heroine of one of the largest class action in history. Well, the strip is called Sabrina Erin Hart.

Khodorkovsky wants to appeal his conviction

The defense of Mikhail Khodorkovsky filed Friday, 31 December a preliminary appeal of his sentence to six additional years in prison. "The complaint is preliminary because we do not currently complete text of the decision," said the lawyer Karinna Moskalenko.

The defense of Khodorkovsky and his former business partner, Platon Lebedev, was also sentenced to the same penalty, filed this appeal on Friday: the next ten days are public holidays in Russia and is the legal deadline for challenging a decision . The lawyer said an appeal would be full and final tabled at the end of the holidays early this year in Russia or after January 10, when the copy of his trial has been transmitted.

The repression will not stop the revolt of the young graduate

TUNIS - In front of the Ministry of Social Affairs, only minutes from the Medina, the heart of Tunis, about fifty people heatedly discussed. "Do not make too many questions around here there are several policemen, no, this is not a protest, we're just talking among ourselves." Only one of the youngest agrees to leave to answer a few questions, says his name was Ahmed, "a name very common," when he says chuckling.

Europe in Crisis: The burqa my daughter

 "They already exercise to tighten the burqa," said my husband and our six-month shows smiling little girl, who instinctively pulls her doily to the eyes. We like to joke with our children about the future of Europe. We imagine how it might look like on the continent when the Internet will have become a symbol of a bygone era like today telegram or fax.

We can laugh at it wrong, as if we saw ourselves in a science-fiction ham from the era of silent film. And it is not true that is required of any responsible Europeans to prepare for the future? Is currently a lively debate about Muslims and Europe. Even in my Czech homeland, where they are found rarely.

In broth culture Paris, the killer has become a winner

There is a "case Battisti, the Italian slopes, the inaction of France, the Brazilian prison. But there is also, and above all, the clinical case of the gauche Alps, or rather that environment that one day very Parisian inspired by Che Guevara and another to Voltaire, relaxed ride between exotic and drives great principles of revolutionary democracy.

The support committee for Cesare Battisti found themselves illustrious names, or at least well known: first, the writer Fred Vargas, who has bankrolled and protected, and has even found a bank in the Elysee première dame, Carla Bruni, all 'origin - apparently - the meeting with the Brazilian Justice Minister Tarso Genro, who explained the nature of "victim" of the character in question.

Curiosities 2010: Our world licks

Holes and leaks everywhere: in earth Islands in the Gulf of Mexico, on U.S. diplomats in the coffers of the Treasury. 2010 was the year that urged the everywhere disagreeable to the surface. It is amazing that the world is still rotating, says Alexander Smoltczyk. There is no getting past the inspection: 2010 was the year of leaks.

It started with the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and would not stop anymore. Then the floor was under the Eyjafjallajökull Iceland in a hole, and for a week it looked as if Europe would be through the ash clouds of a sub-arctic volcano again back in the railway age. Germany was on the ground.

At least 200,000 people stranded by floods in Australia

About 200,000 people are isolated in Australia as a result of torrential rains in recent weeks that have flooded, according to authorities estimate, an area equivalent to the sum of the territories of France and Germany. Days of torrential rain have left thousands of homes and businesses flooded, flooded crop fields and roads severed, a disaster that will cost several billion dollars to local authorities and insurance companies.

A full authoritarian drift in Hungary took the lead in Europe

Even before the rotating presidency of Twenty-Seven for six months, from January 1, Budapest is the subject of criticism more vivid after the adoption of a controversial law which could undermine the freedom of the press. The Hungarian Parliament adopted on 21 December, a series of measures to regulate the media.

Publications that produces content that would not be "politically balanced" or "impeding human dignity" - the law does not specify these notions - are promised to heavy fines: up to 200 million forints (720,000 euros) for TVs and 25 million (90,000 euros) for newspapers or websites. The body responsible for imposing these fines did nothing pluralistic: the five members of the Media Council are from Fidesz, the party of conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Eight people killed by suspected Islamists in Nigeria

The remains of a burned car in the aftermath of anti-Christian violence, December 25, in Maiduguri, Nigeria. AP / Njadvara MusaDes suspected Islamists have killed eight people including three policemen in the city of Maiduguri in northern Nigeria announced Thursday, December 30 the army and police. "The authors of the five armed attacks Wednesday night are suspected of belonging to the sect Boko Haram," said a spokesman of the army.

Evo Morales does not placate the social

Street protests against the decree of rising fuel prices continued yesterday in Bolivia, despite government efforts to neutralize them with the announcement of a substantial wage increase for next year. Moreover, the demonstrations were mainly in Cochabamba, El Alto and La Paz, considered strongholds of support for Evo Morales and his party, the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS).

In a speech to the nation on Wednesday night, Morales announced a 20% increase in the minimum wage to offset the impact of the increase (of between 57% and 82%) of gasoline and diesel, which has unleashed a spiral in commodity prices. Morales defended the need to remove fuel subsidies to stabilize the economy and combat smuggling.

Cameron forecast 2011 "difficult" for Britain

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has advanced in his New Year speech that 2011 will be a year "difficult" for the United Kingdom because of the plan of reducing public spending has led to significant cuts, and also because it provides new economic-cutting measures . "2011 will be a difficult year because we have been hard but necessary steps to fix things," Cameron said in reference to the adjustment program of public accounts approved by his coalition government with the Liberals which provides for a reduction of 19 percent of expenditures for the next four years, in order to reduce a deficit of around 10 percent.

Merkel urges Germans to confirm in the euro

"Germany needs Europe." Is the resounding message that Angela Merkel sent to his country was New Year's address, to be broadcast on German television today, which shows its strong commitment to the euro and urges people to follow suit despite the large mistrust generated after the bailouts to Greece and Ireland, where Germany has been the main contributor.

"Europe is recent months amid a crucial test. We must strengthen the euro. It is not just our money. The euro is a currency," said Merkel in her speech. He adds: "A united Europe ensures our peace and freedom. The euro is the basis of our prosperity." The chancellor, who in recent months has been criticized in Europe for its intransigent positions in the common economic policy, with this message soften its image abroad and encourage your country to trust the EU.

Lula decide tomorrow whether to grant refugee status to Italian activist Battisti

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, must take a final decision just hours before the end of its mandate and take its successor office Dilma Rousseff on Saturday. Brazilian President to decide whether to grant refugee status or permit extradition to Italy's left-wing activist Cesare Battisti, held in Brasilia for four years.

Local media speculated for days that Lula granted refugee status Battisti, who told an Italian court in 1992 convicted of killing four people, two of them policemen, in the seventies, a period in which militated the group Armed Proletarians for Communism (PAC), linked to the Red Brigades.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Yemen: Government rebels exchanged against Militrfahrzeuge

Sanaa - The Yemeni government has released more than 400 captured Shiite rebels. She received ten of the rebels captured back military vehicles. This confirmed the Houthi rebels in the north of the country on Thursday in a statement. A spokesman for the Houthi rebels, Mohammed Abdel Salam, said the release was mediated by Qatar.

Qatar had reached a truce last February between the government of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the rebel group. The rebels of the Shiite Houthi clan had fought six years against the central government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. It had been hundreds of rebels and government soldiers killed.

Israel uncovers a vast deposit of natural gas

It is with Tamar, one of two very promising offshore fields discovered in recent years off from Israel. It is probably the most important discovery in energy since the establishment of the State of Israel. The U.S. group Noble Energy, the main operator of an offshore natural gas field off the coast of Israel, called Leviathan, said Wednesday, December 29 that its reserves were estimated at 450 billion m3, which will enable Israel to become an exporter.

Reassuring set of indicators for the U.S. economy

The unemployment claims fell in the week before Christmas to their lowest level in nearly two and a half years. On indicators published Thursday, December 30, the U.S. economy ended the year in better shape than expected, boosting optimism among analysts for 2011 despite persistent obstacles to stronger growth.

According to the department of labor, unemployment claims fell in the week before Christmas to their lowest level in nearly two and a half years, falling 8% in one week. The housing market also appears on the mend. For the National Association of Realtors, the promise of increased sales in November and the increase in this indicator "advanced" in four of five months portend an increase of 8% of sales in the former in 2011.

Lukashenko's opponents threatened years in prison

Minsk - The opponents of president Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus should expect a long stay in prison. The Justice brought charges against seven opposition presidential candidates. Overall, is investigating 22 people who had organized the massive protest on election night, said the interior ministry in the capital Minsk.

The Belarusian Criminal Law provides for the "organization of violence" against up to 15 years in prison. The lawyers of the accused fear for even long prison sentences. Lukashenko dismissed international calls for the release of government opponents back sharply. The authorities would not accept any demands or ultimatums from the West, the dictator said, according to Belarusian media.

At least four dead and 22 wounded in several attacks against Christians in Iraq

At least four people were killed and 22 others wounded in several attacks in Iraq, six of which were aimed at houses of Christians. At least two Christian citizens were killed and three wounded by the explosion of a device near his home in the neighborhood of al-Gadir, southeast of Baghdad, which also caused extensive damage materials.

In a similar attack at least three Christians were injured in the central area of Al-Karrada, in the capital. Moreover, at least eight Christians were injured in four attacks with explosives which exploded in the gardens of their homes in western and southern Baghdad. Iraqi churches have decided to cancel this year's Christmas celebrations because of the security situation following the recent attacks against Christians in the capital.

Turkey, Kurdish journalist sentenced to 138 years in prison

Turkey does not seem to accept, to say the least, the newspaper that gives voice to the Kurdish minority. Emine Demir, former editor of the newspaper Azadiya Welat Kurdistan (in Kurdish, which means 'independence from the motherland'), was in fact condemned today by a court in Diyarbakir, the main town in southeastern Turkey, a Kurdish majority, to well 138 years in prison for 'propaganda in favor of Kurdish rebels'.

Trkei: 138 years in prison Fri Kurdish journalist

A series of newspaper articles that proved fateful: A court in Turkey has sentenced a Kurdish journalist to 138 years in prison. The texts had been classified as propaganda for the terrorist group PKK. Diyarbakir - Journalist Emine Demir was sentenced for a series of newspaper articles that were considered by the court in Diyarbakir as "pro-terrorist propaganda" on the banned Kurdish terrorist group PKK.

Khodorkovsky verdict: Fri Putin New Year's gift

No mercy for the Putin-opponent: A Moscow court has sentenced the ex-oligarch Khodorkovsky, to a total of almost 14 years in prison. The judge's decision destroyed the hopes of Russian liberals to radical reforms and the enforcement ability of President Medvedev. The hopes of the defenders on a mild punishment was Judge Victor Danilkin destroyed even in the morning: was for an improvement of the indicted ex-oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky necessarily need an "isolation from the society." Then the judge announced the Moscow Chamowniki-court, the penalty for Russia's once richest man and his partner Platon Lebedev: 13.5 years in prison for embezzlement of 218 million tons of crude oil and money laundering.

Prisin for four of the five arrested in the plot against the newspaper of the vignettes dans Muhammad

A Danish court has charged three people with attempted act of terrorism and possession of weapons by planning an attack against a Danish newspaper, reported Thursday Lykke Sorensen, a member of the Security and Intelligence Service (PET), told reporters in Glostrup city. Police on Wednesday arrested four men in Denmark and one on suspicion of trying to attack the offices of Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005.

Copenhagen Plot: Verdchtige are in custody

 Three of the arrested suspected Islamists have denied at a hearing A trial on the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten. A court is not impressed by the: against the men was a four-week trial detention imposed. Copenhagen - The prosecution has taken three of the suspected Islamists in Denmark are still suspicious.

After a preliminary hearing ordered by a court in Glostrup, west of Copenhagen, a four-week detention. The men are said to have planned an attack on the Copenhagen newspaper "Jyllands-Posten, which was published in 2005 the controversial Muhammad cartoons. At the hearing, the alleged Islamists rejected all accusations while back.

57 journalists were killed in 2010, says RSF

In 2010, 57 journalists were killed in the exercise of their profession against 76 in 2009, according to a report published Thursday, December 30 Reporters Without Borders (RSF). This record is much lower than that delivered by the NGO Press Emblem Campaign, based in Geneva, which reported 105 journalists killed, down from last year.

For RSF, the journalists are killed primarily victims of criminals and traffickers. In 2010, 51 journalists have been abducted, 535 were arrested, 1,374 were attacked or threatened, 504 media were censored and 127 journalists have fled the country. For the Internet, 152 bloggers have been arrested, 52 assaulted and 62 countries are affected by network censors.

Attack plan against Jyllands-Posten: Terror investigators prfen related to "Mickey Mouse Plot"

The suspected terrorists reject the allegations, but the security authorities are sure: the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten should an attack be committed. The plot is reminiscent of the foiled plans of Pakistan's extremist Kashmiri and his follower Headley. Berlin - published since the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten "In 2005 his series of cartoons of Mohammed goes by, hardly a week goes by without al-Qaeda or another militant organization calling for vengeance.

The Vatican enacts laws to fight money laundering

Pope Benedict XVI today issued a document to combat money laundering in financial institutions in the Vatican, three months after the Vatican Bank to be investigated. Benedict XVI stresses through an apostolic letter, his commitment to the adoption of the principles and legal instruments promoted by the international community to combat the phenomenon of money laundering and terrorist financing and indicates that it adopts a rule for this purpose.

The rule of law in Rome and Kabul

This is a telegraph post inspired by two reports in the media almost simultaneously. The first concerns the reasons for the sentence to 14 years imprisonment imposed at first instance the Carabinieri General Giampaolo Ganzer, commander of the ROS, in relation to some chores unedifying in narcotics operations.

The judges of the Court of Milan wrote that the senior officer "did not scruple to agree with the fact dangerous traffickers to whom he gave Italy the opportunity to sell in tens of kilos of drugs by providing them with absolute impunity. Ganzer has betrayed the state interest and all its duties, including to respect and enforce the law.

Katsav ruling unprecedented in Tel Aviv's former president convicted of rape

Former Israeli President, Moshe Katsav, who has been convicted of two rapes and several cases of sexual violence. This was decided by a district court in Tel Aviv, after an investigation and a trial lasted four years and a source of great controversy in the country. Katsav has been convicted of two rapes of an official from the Ministry of Tourism, at the time when the former president was charge of the department, between 1996 and 1999.

Process: Rape Convicted ex-Prsident Katsav of Israel because

The sexual offenses against three women occurred during Katsav tenure as tourism minister from 1996 to 1999 and during the presidency of 2000 to 2007. Because of the allegations Katsav resigned in 2007 as head of state, but had always protested his innocence. The first trial of an Israeli president had begun last year.

The judge stressed that the applicant, who accused Katsav rape in two cases, have spoken the truth. Katsav had however, caught up in lies. The former president was stunned by media reports that he heard the verdict. "No, no," he muttered. Before the Court demonstrated women's organizations, demanding a severe punishment for Katsav.

Former Israeli President Katsav guilty of rape

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav arrives at his trial for rape, December 30. / JACK GUEZL'ex-Israeli President Moshe Katsav was convicted Thursday, December 30 two rapes. The verdict of the District Court of Tel Aviv was made after a trial of more than four years. The former head of state, 65, was convicted of raping two of his subordinates to reprisesune when he was tourism minister in the 1990s.

A court convicted of Violation former President Moshe Katsav israel

A district court in Tel Aviv on Thursday declared guilty of violation of former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, as reported by local media. Katsav, president between 2000 and 2007, had denied the charges of rape and harassment filed by three of his former advisers. His lawyers can appeal to the Court Supremoel verdict has been issued after four years of investigation and judicial process surrounded by a great political controversy.

Greece: Bomb Explosion erschttert Athens city center

 The explosion was heard in much of Athens: In the center of the Greek capital, there has been a stop. From the ground from burning cars and a cloud of smoke that rose from a courthouse. Previously, at a TV station and a newspaper a warning had been received. Athens - The explosion was triggered by findings of the first unofficial police with a bomb.

It should have been installed on a motorcycle which was parked in front of the court in central Athens. An unknown man had been warned by eye witness accounts about 45 minutes before the attack by calling a TV station and a newspaper before the explosion. Details of casualties were not at first.

Diplomacy: United States remove Venezuelan ambassador residence

The tensions between the U.S. and Venezuela intensify: Washington now has the Ambassador of the South American country deprived of the visa - in response to the refusal of the Chavez government to accept the proposed U.S. ambassador in Caracas. Washington - It is no longer desirable in the United States: Washington has withdrawn the Venezuelan ambassador for the visa.

As a reason the State Department called the refusal of President Hugo Chavez, the nominated U.S. Ambassador Larry Palmer to start its work can be. The U.S. had an appropriate, proportionate and based on the reciprocity measure taken, said a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry. Palmer accused the government of Venezuela to Colombian rebels to maintain close ties.

Evo Morales protests recoils

The Bolivian government expects the city mood, very disturbed by the substantial increase in fuel prices effective from Monday, will appease the offer of a wage increase of 20% and other social measures announced in last night (early morning Today in Spain) by President Evo Morales.

Ensures China has 450 million Internet

 An Internet cafe in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. China announced Thursday, December 30 starting with 450 million Internet users. A record in the world, which has jumped 20% in one year. More than a third of the 1.3 billion Chinese people surf the Web, creating a potential market of consumers highly promising for major players in e-commerce.

The official number of Internet users has soared to 30 million from July to November 2010. "In late November, the number of Internet users reached 450 million, an increase of 20.3% over the same period last year," said Wang Chen, a government official. Although censorship is very active in China to prevent any criticism of the government or mention of the issue of human rights, the Chinese are increasingly using the Internet to denounce the potential favoritism or corrupt local officials what 'they see as miscarriages of justice.

A bomb exploded outside the Greek Embassy in Buenos Aires

A bomb exploded early Thursday, December 30 at the Greek Embassy in Buenos Aires, causing damage but no casualties. "There was an explosive device outside the Greek embassy," said a spokesman for the police stressed that the damage was not substantial and that an investigation was underway. Almost at the same time, a bomb exploded in a court in Athens, causing damage but no casualties, less than three weeks of the trial of suspected members of a radical anarchist group suspected parcel bomb attacks that have targeted embassies in Greece in November.

Study: North Korea's army increased

More tanks and more specialized units: North Korea has developed a South Korean study found that its armed forces along the demilitarized zone. The paper Pyongyang as an "enemy" - and thus aggravated the tone toward the communist neighbor. Seoul - South Korea feels increasingly threatened by its neighbor North Korea: a study by the South Korean Defense Ministry, according to the communist country has deployed along the demilitarized zone, new tanks and increases the strength of its special forces to 200,000.

Explosion outside a court in Athens

A bomb exploded outside a court in the Greek capital, Athens, Thursday, December 30. A phone call warning sent to a TV station and a newspaper had allowed the evacuation of the area. Police said the bomb exploded at 8 h 20 local time (7 h 20 to Paris). Television images showed smoke rising from the building before the trial court in Athens, several windows were shattered.

There was no immediate information on possible casualties. According to initial findings, the equipment was placed on a motorcycle. "The explosion was quite strong. I'm 100 meters and just fell of my shelves," said a business district on TV Alter Channel that received the warning call about forty minutes before the blast and alerted police.

Moscow would pay 1.37 billion euros for the two ships Mistral

Russia has bought two warships Mistral in France. / FOCKE STRANGMANNLa construction by the French shipyards of two warships Mistral for the Russian army in Moscow will cost a total of 1.37 billion euros, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Mistral is a versatile warship able to carry helicopters and tanks, to host a field hospital or a staff on board.

The French presidency announced December 24 that the French shipyards DCNS and STX and Russian OSK would build two ships together like Mistral, under an agreement between Paris and Moscow, which could be "extended" by the construction of two ships Extra. "The cost of the first vessel will rise to 720 million euros, while the second will cost 650 million euros," the source told the Russian agency RIA Novosti.

East Machiavelli

It is a huge mine. Size and value but certain, but unknown dimensions. There are seams of varying sizes and qualities and exploited, at least partially. Then there are the veins that are known. As much as many governments have wanted to minimize the value of the unique findings, are abundant in number, quality and size of gemstones found so far.

No one has found, indeed, the philosopher's stone and the secret of world power. Nobody has received the revelation able to reverse the history of the world. But these are merely the result of inflated expectations, which have contributed to the further effect minimizer objectively. The mere revelation, and their ratio, is the event which in itself leads to change many parameters of diplomacy, the shield of the secrets and can even reach the case law on the prosecution of those responsible.

Washington revoked the visa of Venezuela's ambassador

U.S. revokes visa Venezuelan Ambassador

The United States has revoked the visa on Wednesday Venezuela's ambassador in Washington, Bernardo Alvarez, as reported by the Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Temir Porras through Twitter. "I confirm. USA revoked the visa of Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez," stated Porras. In a moment, and of great tension between the two countries, the decision to temporarily suspend diplomatic ties since the appointment of Larry Palmer as U.S.