Thursday, March 31, 2011

Further increase in the rate of radioactive iodine in Fukushima

A rate of radioiodine up, 4,385 times the legal limit, was measured in seawater collected at 300 meters south of the nuclear accident in Fukushima, TEPCO said, Thursday, March 31. This is the highest measured level of iodine 131 from the beginning of the disaster. This rate of radioiodine was 1 250 times the standard Saturday 1850 times Sunday, and then dropped earlier this week before rebounding sharply on Wednesday at 3355 times the legal limit.

No health hazard traces of plutonium in Fukushima

Workers discovered more deposits of radioactive water is leaking from the damaged Japanese nuclear complex, officials said the plant, while emergency crews struggled to remove hundreds of tons of contaminated water and put the facility under control again. Officials believe the contaminated water has high levels of radioactivity in the coastal resort and has polluted the sea water and soil.

Workers found traces of plutonium in the ground outside the complex, but officials said there was no threat to public health. Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, said his government was "high alert" to address the problems of the troubled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Plutonium is present in the fuel complex, which has been leaking radiation for more than two weeks, so the experts predicted it detect anything.

Troops advancing rebels Gadhafi Libyan reverse

The better armed and organized forces of Muammar Gadhafi on Tuesday reversed the westward advance of the rebels Libyans, as world powers met in London to draft a Libya without the "brother leader." U.S. President Barack Obama, said in a television message before the conference that U.S. forces are not trapped in trying to overthrow Gadhafi, but failed to mention how it will end the military campaign in Libya.

Here's how to export democracy

Now that the second country to introduce racial laws in Europe dispenses lessons of democracy and strives to foster shopping warmonger to disturb the Libyan dictator with whom he shared a short time before banquets and prostitutes, is to wonder what we mean by "exporting democracy "in the world. The first thing that comes to mind is that you first need to export anything to possess it, but here the debate would be eternal.

Libya: Paris and London evoke an "end of regime

The Libyan foreign minister, Musa Kusa, resigned Wednesday, March 30, sucitant the hope of the imminent fall of the regime in London and Paris. In one of his relatives, he resigned because of the Gaddafi regime attacks against civilians. Party of Tunisia, where he arrived Monday, he visited London in hopes of finding refuge.

"He broke with the regime," said his friend Noman Benotman, an analyst in the British thinktank Quilliam. "He was not at all happy. It does not support the government's attacks against civilians," he said, adding that he hoped to be "treated well" in London. The days of the Libyan regime "are numbered" said Thursday the former immigration minister, Ali Errishi, the television channel France 24.

Urge to control leaks of plutonium in Fukushima

.- The Japanese government spokesman, Yukio Edan, said today that it is necessary to monitor the output of plutonium outside reactor at Fukushima Daiichi, but added that the amount found so far is low. According to Edan, plutonium workers found yesterday in Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) comes from the fuel rods, due to the composition of the items found, although the amounts found are low.

The Government requested also looking around the center of Fukushima Daiichi to determine if the soil contains plutonium, after yesterday detect small amounts of material in the plant. Plutonium is highly toxic and far more dangerous to human health from radioactive isotopes of iodine and cesium found so far.

Mubarak, under house arrest: Army

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, is under house arrest with his family, said the armed forces, denying reports that they realized a trip to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, for health reasons. "The former president and his family are under house arrest inside Egypt," said the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (CSFA), a body that runs the country since the resignation of Mubarak.

The Army announced the completion in September elections, which follow a presidential date not indicated, a vague timetable that extends the period initially planned for the devolution of power to civilians. "The elections were held in September," said Gen. Mamdouh Chahine, a member of CSFA.

Berlusconi? And the candidate Canadian scompiscia

There are 8 in the evening when the doorbell rings. I open the door and find myself in front of a neighbor who introduced me to the parliamentary candidate of mine and his secretary. If you think this is science fiction do not be surprised, I find myself Bunga Bunga, I live in a suburb of Vancouver, Canada.

The minority government of Stephen Harper was disheartened last Friday and May 2 (38 days after) you go to the polls. We can also vote in advance by mail and, if without the ballot, you may submit to the seat with a driver's license and a bill (there is no ID card). I live in a college contended.

Obama has authorized the CIA covert operations in Libya

U.S. officials told the agency, on Wednesday 30 March, the president signed Obama in recent weeks, a confidential decree authorizing CIA covert operations in Libya to support the insurgents. Moreover, Obama and some of its allies, including France, openly reflect the possibility of supplying arms to insurgents from Libya, who have raised mid-February against the regime in place since 1969 in their country.

Radioactive leaks continue in Fukushima

Workers discovered more deposits of radioactive water is leaking from the damaged Japanese nuclear complex, plant officials said on Monday while emergency crews struggled to remove hundreds of tons of contaminated water and put the facility under control again. Officials believe the contaminated water has high levels of radioactivity in the coastal resort and has polluted the sea water and soil.

Loyal to the regime to curb rebels near Sirte

Troops loyal to Colonel Muammar Gadhafi halted the rebel advance, which sought to control Sirte, the hometown of Libyan Col. Moammar Gadhafi. While the forces of the Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) air attacked the city from Saturday night, the insurgents have not been able to enter the city, heavily guarded by loyal to the regime.

The rebels fired mortars and machine guns in sporadic clashes with forces loyal to the president. The weekend opponents of the regime recovered the cities of Ajdabiya, Brega, Ras Lanuf and Ben Jawad, but yesterday they could only advance a few kilometers to Sirte. Journalists corroborated that the city is calm, the streets were deserted and shops closed, while NATO was flying overhead.

London refuses to Kusa immunity and the prosecutor calls for Lockerbie

The former Minister of Foreign Libyan fled to London, Musa Kusa, is talking on a voluntary basis with the British authorities, is in a protected and not been offered immunity, said today the head of the Foreign Office, William Hague. "It is in a safe place in the UK at the moment and we are discussing with him your options and our options to see how we proceed." Hours later, Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed these data: "A Musa Kusa no immunity has been granted.

Libya, they are discussing whether to arm the ribelliMigranti, EU against Italy: "Already 80 million data"

While the forces of Muammar Gaddafi recapture the strategic oil terminal of Ras Lanuf, halfway between Tripoli and Benghazi, and the rebels took refuge in Brega, turns on the debate within the coalition on the assumption of supplying arms to insurgents, and exacerbates the conflict between Italy and the European Union on emergency immigrants.

Britain and France are pushing for arming the rebels. British Prime Minister David Cameron said that "if a decision has not yet been taken", the United Kingdom "does not exclude" the solution. Barack Obama even prevent it. Rome appears skeptical that the Ministry considers arming insurgents "and not 'at all said to be the ideal solution" and calls to "use the tools already available." Has expressed strong opposition from Russia as well as from Belgium, Denmark and Norway, which are also part of the multinational coalition.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN imposes sanctions on Gbagbo

Forces acknowledged by the Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara international community have intensified their pressure on Wednesday the outgoing government of President Laurent Gbagbo in taking the political capital Yamoussoukro. The fall of Gagnoa (center-west), its stronghold in the heart of his native region, and the entry of fighters pro-Ouattara San Pedro (south-west), the first port of export of cocoa in the world, are of other setbacks for Mr.

Syrian government is facing the worst crisis in 11 years

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is facing the worst crisis in its 11 years in office, the Army deployed for the first time in nearly two weeks of protests after 12 people died in the port town of Latakia in northwestern country. Assad, 45, could address the nation soon after keeping silent since the protests began running through Syria, officials said without elaborating.

Dozens of people have died in demonstrations for democracy in the southern city of Dera and neighboring Sanamein and in Latakia, Damascus and other towns during the past week. The government blames the armed groups of triggering the bloodshed. For its part, Bouthaina Shaaban, an adviser to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Al Jazeera that the emergency law hated by Syrian reformers for the wide powers granted to security forces, will be voided, but did not provide a calendar.

New attack air missions Gadhafi troops

air has moved into new media specifically designed to attack ground forces of Col. Gadhafi, the Pentagon announced Monday that denied it was directly supporting the rebels. "We used A-10 and AC-130 for the weekend "he acknowledged to the press a senior Pentagon official, Vice Admiral Bill Gortney. He declined to give further details about the type of goals that are intended to achieve with the new equipment.

The radioactivity in the sea japons fires 4,385 times the legal limit

The radioactivity in the Japanese sea trips. Around the central iodine Fukushima exceeds the 4,385 times the legal limit, surpassing the record of 3,355 times recorded yesterday in water samples at 330 meters south of a drain near the reactors 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy . A new sample taken from an underground tunnel outside the reactor turbine 1, that are radiation levels 10,000 times above normal, as reported by the operating company Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO).

Syria, Assad speaks to the country: "Who wants the war, will." The anger of the citizens

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad "We do not accept foreign interference in our lands. Who wants the war from Syria, has. " The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad finally pronounce the long-awaited address to the nation during a meeting of the Damascus parliament and broadcast live on television. "We are confronting the conspiracies against our country but we will overcome them, a great plot, not only external but also internal.

Southern Thailand under water

Israel deploys anti-missile system near Gaza

Israel deployed outside the Gaza Strip announced shield to shoot down a rocket, but warned the Israelis in the firing line of the Palestinian enclave is not protected at all. The positioning of the "Iron Dome" just north of Beersheba, a city in South rocket struck twice in a month of escalating violence in the border area, was described by the Army as an "acceleration" of assessments field under the system.

Gadhafi troops repel rebel raid Sirte

Troops loyal to Colonel Muammar Gadhafi halted the rebel advance to tens of kilometers east of Sirte, the hometown of the Libyan leader, who had been bombed at night by the coalition, now under NATO command. At the political level, Qatar's government acknowledged on Monday the National Transitional Council (CNT), the governing body of the rebellion against the regime of Gaddafi, announced Monday the official news agency QNA.

The court gives diplomacy crquet

The prime ministers of India, Manmohan Singh, and Pakistan, Yusuf Raza Gilani attended yesterday at the cricket World Cup semifinal that pits national teams and is held in the Indian city of Mohali (North). More than 1,000 million people were glued to the TV yesterday to see the semi-finals of the most popular sport in both countries.

The difficult relations between New Delhi and Islamabad are experiencing a new moment of thawing after the 2008 Bombay bombings that Indian authorities attributed to a Pakistani command. Gilani traveled to India invited by Singh and accompanied by a large delegation of ministers and senior army officers in this new episode called cricket diplomacy.

London, the Contact Group was established because the African Union has deserted

London conference on Libya The Libyan people should be free to determine their own future. " It 'a passage from the Declaration of the Presidency of the London Conference on Libya, which has now met the foreign ministers of some forty countries and representatives of international organizations. "The participants agreed that Gaddafi and his regime have completely lost legitimacy and will be held accountable for their actions," reads the text, which states the need for "all Libyans, including the national transitional council, the leaders tribal and others will join to begin an inclusive political process, consistent with UN resolutions, through which they can choose their own future.

Brazil could buy debt Portuguese

The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, told the daily Diario Economico, Wednesday, March 30 that his country could "buy back part of the Portuguese sovereign debt" to "participate in the recovery of the Portuguese economy". "We're also looking at alternatives, such as early redemption Brazilians currently in the hands of the Portuguese government," she added.

Wednesday already, Dilma Rousseff said that Brazil was ready to "help Portugal as part of [his] law," stating that the purchase of foreign debt was framed by strict rules in Brazil. The president of Brazil is now in Coimbra, central Portugal, where she was to attend on Wednesday morning at a ceremony of homage to his predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, from the University of the city.

Japan, to limit nuclear danger

Workers were evacuated from a nuclear reactor plant in Japan damaged after the discovery of potentially lethal levels of radiation in the water, a huge setback in attempts to avoid a catastrophic merger. The plant operator said that the radiation in the water reactor number two had more than one mSv per hour, the highest reading so far in the midst of a crisis caused by the earthquake of March 11 and the tsunami that followed minutes later.

Ivorian accused rival forces have started fighting

Republican Forces of Côte d'Ivoire (Frei), followers of Alassane Ouattara, and Defence and Security Forces in the country (FDS), loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, accused each other of having started several fights in various locations Ivorian. According to sources close to the SDS, Ouattara's followers attacked their positions in the towns of Duékoué, in western Ivory Coast, Daloa, in the Midwest, and Bondoukou in the east.

Berlusconi made the reality in Lampedusa

All suspicions were confirmed. After 50 days of "immigration crisis" in Lampedusa, the 18,000 immigrants who have arrived since 1 January, on Wednesday last was known why the Italian government deliberately left to rot in the humanitarian situation on the abandoned island in the Mediterranean. He was the ace up the sleeve of Silvio Berlusconi, the ultimate triumph of a prime minister who, each time more glaring, only concerned with one thing: hold the office to escape unscathed from his four processes.

Brazil .- Arnedo a photo exhibition that shows how children live in poor areas of Brazil

LOGROÑO, 31 Mar. El Centro Cultural Caja Rioja de Arnedo host this Friday, April 1, the photographic exhibition of the Foundation Juan Bonal entitled "Brazil, love of children in the Amazon 'which will be open until April 16 Monday to Saturday from 18.30 to 21.30 hours. This exhibition is completed with the projection 'Brazil, thirst for children in the Amazon', on Friday April 8 at 19 hours, and a craft sale joint 8 and 9 April, from 18,30 to 21 30 hours in the Cultural Center.

The slap sound most of the last 150 years

E 'reverberated even among the rough desert of Eastern wadi reminiscent of the diplomatic slap trimmed blatantly, by European leaders that count, the Italian prime minister, the signs will be printed on both cheeks metaphorically lift for years to come. It never happened that the serious decisions about a war should be excluded from the government of the country whose territory is conducted major military operations.

Bashar Al-Assad denounced a conspiracy against Syria

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, spoke Wednesday, March 30 for the first time since the protests began March 15. He has said that the fight against corruption and unemployment was a "priority" of his next government, but has not announced an end to emergency rule or give any details on possible reforms.

His speech to MPs, came a day after the resignation of the government of Mohammad Naji Otri, in place since 2003. "It's an exciting time, which appears as a test of our unity," he said, beginning his speech, broadcast on television. "I know the Syrians are waiting for the speech last week, but I wanted to wait to have a complete picture of the situation ...

Unable to relieve the Dalai Lama: probable successor

Lobsang Sangay born in a small Tibetan refugee camp in northern India. His father sold one of her two cows to study in a larger city in the Himalayas and New Delhi. Won a scholarship to study at Harvard University, a doctorate in legal studies from East Asia, and is a researcher and teacher. On March 20, Tibetans in exile voted for three candidates for prime minister, who will all earthly powers to the Dalai Lama has resigned, although he will remain the spiritual leader.

The rebels and NATO are shaking the city of Sirte

The revolution was intensified yesterday in Sirte in the birthplace of Colonel Muammar Gadhafi, because the forces of the Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-who yesterday took full control of the operation-bombed for the first time the metropolis, while the regime's opponents came closer to taking control.

Libyan state television reported that NATO bombed Sirte, while a resident said that since Saturday night the bombing began. "The city became a fireball." The journalists confirmed that there was strong bursts and reported that fighter jets flew over the city. The inhabitants fled in the direction of Tripoli, the capital, for fear of coalition air attacks and the arrival of the rebels.

President-elect forces surround Abiyn Ouattara

Violent clashes in Ivory Coast in recent days are rapidly changing political and military balances in the field. Republican Forces of Côte d'Ivoire (Frei) support President-elect Alassane Ouattara are "the doors" of Abidjan. It is the former capital and most populous city, with more than 4 million inhabitants, who until yesterday's pro-Laurent Gbagbo exmandatario-who refuses to relinquish power after losing the November election, deemed "impregnable" .

In the square for a new Mediterranean

The EU and its Mediterranean countries most affected area, especially as France, but also Spain and Italy, have transferred until recently the control of North Africa to a series of dictators, different from each other but united by the repression in respect of their peoples and the authoritarian control over their civil societies.

Another aspect is not secondary utility of these anti-democratic regimes in terms of European leaders in the control of migration flows. Sarkozy, Zapatero and Berlusconi turned a blind eye to human rights violations, torture and police systems, for long decades. This resulted, inter alia, the failure of any plans for euro-Mediterranean dialogue.

In Hainan, Mao fell from its pedestal

Shanghai Correspondence - An icon has fallen. The founder of Communist China gave way under the blows of the developers. A Wenchang on the resort island of Hainan, south China, the construction company Yilong needed space to build a luxury resort. It therefore provided a moving forty kilometers a statue of Mao Zedong built on 1 October 2008 to mark the anniversary of the Republic.

Sacrilege! On 19 February, the day scheduled for the start of marble, an error handling layer to the earth high white statue of almost ten meters. The six bands who break up. Mao eventually into a thousand pieces, a broken nose. Aware of the seriousness of their act, not knowing what to do, the workers leave the statue for six days.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The long march of the insurgents

Libya reveals Italy. And the Italians. Reflected in the mirror Libyan periodically rediscover some of the characters that make us recognizable to ourselves and the world. Unfortunately not the best. The first time was a hundred years ago, when the "Great Proletarian" turned to the conquest of Tripoli and Cyrenaica.

And the truck loads of food and ammunition and automatic weapons, machine guns and rocket launchers, which they leave behind are concrete signs of a leak, and not a strategic retreat, as claimed by the spokespersons of Tripoli. In a few hours, when they fled Ajdabiya, the city seemed impregnable at one hundred and sixty kilometers from Benghazi, loyalist troops were forced to leave precipitously from Cyrenaica in the revolt, which were about to regain control.

Censorship hides reality after earthquake in Burma

Those affected by the earthquake in Burma (Myanmar) on Thursday, need water and food, while there is a widespread view that the rescue of victims would be faster with appropriate means. However, the Burmese media, all controlled by the state, informing people of the situation under control and humanitarian assistance operations in progress.

Also, keep the same number on Saturday from 73 dead, 125 injured and 224 houses, 11 religious centers and nine government buildings collapsed. In Thailand there was another fatality, a woman who died while sleeping when a wall collapsed on top. The Office of Humanitarian Aid (OCHA) estimates with information from UNICEF and other humanitarian organizations operating in the area that the number affected is around 110 000 500 (95 000 in Tachilek, nine thousand and six thousand Tarlay 500 to Mong Lin), while the Burmese authorities so far ignored this fact.

NATO agrees to take full control of operations in Libya

NATO agreed on Sunday to take complete control of military operations in Libya, said a diplomat and a UN official. "NATO has decided today (Sunday) to implement all aspects of UN resolution 1973 to protect civilians and civilian areas under threat of attacks by the regime (Moammar) Gadhafi," the NATO official after a meeting of the alliance to 28 members.

A diplomat from a NATO member state said the decision means that the agency now taken full control of all aspects of the operation, ending nearly a week of tough negotiations on the chain of command. "Everything is now under NATO," said the diplomat. Washington was anxious to hand over responsibility for air attacks on the alliance, whose staff has already developed the necessary operational plans.

Carter condemns embargo on Cuba and commitment to dialogue with Havana

The former U.S. president Jimmy Carter concludes today with a juicy three-day visit to Havana round results: able to meet with the top brass of the country, starting with Raul and Fidel Castro, to build bridges between the two countries, and received first hand information on economic reform process that is taking over the regime, which yesterday announced the granting of credits and loans to develop private enterprise on the island, and met with a dozen dissidents and former political prisoners, to support the human rights movement.

Transitional National Council for eight points after Gaddafi Libya

At the conference on the future of Libya being held in London, the National Transitional Council, created by the rebels in Libya, has released its eight-point manifesto, expressing his "vision for the reconstruction of a democratic Libyan state," which "responds to the wishes and aspirations of the people." In the note accompanying the text, called 'Vision for a Democratic Libya', reads: "Libya is at the crossroads of history.

Obama Doctrine: Why not Libya and Syria

"A partial melting Fukushima" New strong earthquake

TOKYO - high levels of radiation in Fukushima and a new strong earthquake. The news coming from Japan, fueling concern, especially as regards the nuclear power plant severely damaged by the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March. Despite the efforts of the technicians, the situation does not improve plant in Fukushima.

The government in Tokyo said that the high radioactivity of the water in reactor No. 2 of the plant may be due "to the partial melting of the fuel rods." A phenomenon that the chief of staff, Yukio Edan, defines "temporary". But TEPCO engineers have now found a "surge" level of radioactivity outside the reactor 2 has millisievert topping a height of 1,000 per hour.

It raises the level of radioactive iodine in Fukushima

.- A rate of radioactive iodine 150 thousand times the legal standard was measured in seawater samples taken at only 30 meters from the reactors 5 and 6 of the troubled nuclear plant in Fukushima, announced the Nuclear Security Agency. Samples measured so far south of the plant, the output of units 1 to 4, the most damaged, where the rate of iodine-131 was on Sunday at a level of almost two thousand times higher than normal.

Rebels recovered two key oil facilities in Libya

Libyan rebels on Sunday recovered two major oil complexes and moved to the west of the country, taking advantage of international air attacks tipped the balance in his favor against the forces of Moammar Gadhafi. The seaside resorts of Ras Lanuf and Brega were responsible for much of the 1.5 million barrels of crude exported Libya.

Exports have almost stopped since the uprising began on 15 February and was inspired by the overthrow of governments in Tunisia and Egypt. The finance chief of the rebels said that Qatar agreed to sell oil to the opposition, but so far no one knows how to work the deal, even if there is oil, and foreign workers who know the process fled the country when they started armed clashes.

Elections in Canada, since 2004 nobody wins

"Come to Canada to see the government fall." The old adage that in the twentieth century was true in Italy seems to be updated. The country of the maple leaf, in fact, a member of the G7 and the second largest country in the world after Russia, has just opened his fourth campaign for the vote early confederation, which will be held on May 2.

The problem since 2004, is always the same: nobody wins. Or rather, the party comes first (since 2004 when it fell to the Liberals and the Conservatives twice) fails to achieve "quota 155" seats, that is the majority of the House of Commons, which is the only elective chamber Parliament in Ottawa.

Objects found in the rubble of the earthquake

Photo blackened, handwritten letter: eighteen days after the disaster, the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami are always looking for personal effects that can bring them back to their "former life".

The rebels to Sirte: "Ready to export crude oil" at the command of NATO operations

TRIPOLI - With immediate effect, NATO is formally in charge and has already appointed the Canadian General Charles Bouchard, leader of NATO military operations in Libya. After the agreement of the Twenty-eight line takes shape. A 'no fly zone plus' and the naval arms embargo. Concerning the participation of the ground will be seen below, although the important "is to defend civilians" and the advance of troops on the ground might be too dangerous for citizens.

Raise tsunami warning in Japan after earthquake of 6.5 degrees

.- Japan's Meteorological Agency lifted the tsunami alert issued after the earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred at offshore Miyagi province in the northeast. According to Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake occurred at 7.24 local time (22.24 GMT on Sunday) and the epicenter was located at shallow depth below the seabed off the coast of Miyagi province, hardest hit by the 9 degrees of March 11.

United States cut short role in Libya

.- The United States will reduce its military role in the no-fly zone in Libya next or the next few weeks, as other nations begin to focus on how to facilitate the departure of Moammar Gadhafi's country, senior officials in Washington said Sunday. In television interviews, the secretaries of State and Defense of United States raised the possibility that the Gaddafi regime could secede.

The officials added that during a conference held Tuesday in London to discuss political strategies to end the mandate of 41 years of Gadhafi in the oil-exporting nation in northern Africa. United States and other countries began to bomb Libya on March 19, seeking to impose an air exclusion zone and prevent Gadhafi forces continue to attack rebels and civilians in the east, the last Arab nation living uprisings against regimes authoritarian.

Chavez received in Argentina Rodolfo Walsh Prize

BUENOS AIRES, Mar. 30 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been in Argentina Rodolfo Walsh Prize - awarded by the Faculty of Journalism at the University of La Plata - to "strengthen Latin American unity, to defend human rights and be consistent with the truth and democratic values. " "I get dressed in the costume of the greatest humility in receiving this prestigious award, I do not feel for me but for the people of Venezuela, for the people of Simon Bolivar, Chavez said during his speech at the event.

Syria, he resigned the government of Yemen, Saleh challenge the opposition

Yemen, Syria protests against the government. After almost two weeks of protests and clashes between protesters and security forces, would now get an early political change in Syria. They arrived at 14.30 the resignation en bloc of the government of Mohammed Naji al-Ottar, in office since 2003. But the wait is above all to the speech of President Bashar al-Assad by tomorrow expected to announce a series of openings, starting with the lifting of the state of emergency in force for 48 years and the reform of the law on political parties and the means of 'information.

When the Simpsons talk about nuclear power, Germany's deprogrammed

Merkel's debacle, the green triumph collapse CDU in Baden-Wuerttemberg

BERLIN - and two heavy defeat Angela Merkel and his deputy, Guido Westerwelle in Germany. The Chancellor of the CDU lost resoundingly to power in Baden-Wuerttemberg where rich ruler since the founding of the Federal Republic. And the opposition is in Rhineland-Palatinate. In Baden-Wurttemberg, a symbol of the center-technocratic, efficient and prosperity of "model Germany", probably the next governor will be the local leader of the Greens, Winfried Kretschmann.

Earthquake of 6.5 degrees again shakes northeastern Japan

.- An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale with its epicenter off the coast of Miyagi province, shook the northeastern Japanese new and caused it to issue a tsunami alert. According to Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake occurred at 07:24 local time (22:24 GMT Sunday) and the epicenter was located at shallow depth below the seabed off the coast of Miyagi province, most affected by the earthquake of 9 degrees of March 11.

Rebels recovered cities using NATO

The Rebels recovered the cities of Ajdabiya and Brega, who had been taken by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, and will serve to defend Benghazi, his base of operations. Those of yesterday are the first major victories of the insurgents since the Atlantic Tratadpo Organization (NATO) began bombing to force Gadhafi, on 19 March.

Forces had retaken Ajdabiya Gadhafi last week during its offensive against the rebellion, which dominated the east for a month, and were preparing to attack Benghazi, but the military intervention of the international coalition halted their advance. Chamsiddin Abdulmolá, spokesman for the insurgents said they proposed to give fighters loyal to the regime on several occasions, but they refused and were attacked.

Venezuela Chavez receives .- Argentina Rodolfo Walsh Award for "defending" human rights and "strengthen the unity"

BUENOS AIRES, Mar. 30 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was in Argentina on Tuesday Rodolfo Walsh Prize - awarded by the Faculty of Journalism at the University of La Plata - to "strengthen Latin American unity, to defend human rights and be consistent with truth and democratic values. " "I get dressed in the costume of the greatest humility in receiving this prestigious award, I do not feel for me but for the people of Venezuela, for the people of Simon Bolivar, Chavez said during his speech at the event.

The Syrian president does not yield to popular pressure and reporting a large "foreign conspiracy"

The Syrians, and the rest of the world, you know what to expect: Bashar Assad does not think reform of the dictatorship he inherited from his father and encouraged to hear protests, he said, for "conspiring with an Israeli plan." The Syrian president has delivered a speech today both continuous and challenging, interrupted by his own laughter and the poems of devotion that he directed the deputies.

TEPCO: tests of nationalization

"The nationalization of TEPCO is a possible option," said Koichiro Gemba today, Japanese Minister of National Strategy. This was reported by the Kyodo news agency. "The government could acquire a majority stake of the company that operates the plant in Fukushima and appoint new managers," wrote the Yomiuri, the most popular Japanese newspaper, citing government sources.

The output of Koichiro Gemba was promptly contradicted by other official sources. A Japanese government spokesman said that "no government organization would be thinking of a nationalization." TEPCO has confirmed that it is not aware of any such plan. The alarm, however, continues to be high and, as reported today by the German financial newspaper Handelsblatt, behind the rumors about a possible government control of TEPCO, there would be concerns for "damages to the victims of nuclear catastrophe, which could become very high and impossible to pay for the company that operates the reactors.

Japan's human and material toll of the disaster

While a large-scale nuclear contamination continues to threaten Japan, the country must also assist thousands of refugees and victims of the earthquake. The provisional figures of human and material balance gives the magnitude of the disaster in progress. 10,804 dead and 16,244 missing the last official date of Sunday, March 27, when the Japanese police reported 10,804 confirmed deaths and 16,244 missing after the earthquake and tsunami.

Assad government awaited speech to the nation, "would repeal the emergency laws"

DAMASCUS - After the first violent clashes in recent days and the protests in Daraa and Latakia in the past, the situation in Syria seems to veer toward a relative calm. The squares of the city today are peaceful, but the sensation is like a fire burning under the ashes. The 12 victims of yesterday in Latakia and likely more than 150 throughout the week are very open wounds among democracy activists in Syria.

The Syrian government gives in to protests

The Syrian president relented. Due to the protests that have killed at least 60 dead in several cities, Bashar al-Assad yesterday accepted the resignation of his Government. The leader with 11 years in office also said it would announce the repeal of emergency law is in force in the country for almost half a century, when the Baath Party took power in a coup in 1963, that would allow opposition parties have more freedoms.

Japanese nuclear plant despised tsunami risk

.- In planning their protection against a tsunami, the directors of the now damaged Japanese nuclear plant dismissed scientific evidence that a giant wave could damage their facilities, according to an Associated Press investigation. The complacency shown by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) was derived from a series of overly optimistic assumptions which concluded that the Earth could not release the amount of force that sparked two weeks ago that put the complex of six reactors Fukushima Dai-ichi to the brink of multiple mergers.

Demonstration by Gbagbo in Ivory Coast

.- The supporters of the outgoing president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, was demonstrated on Saturday near the presidential palace in Abidjan, in a time when growing international pressure to abandon the ruling power in a country that fears a new civil war. Convened by Charles Blé Goudé, head of the "patriots" by Gbagbo, thousands of people, mostly young, were in favor of the outgoing president.

Unasur .- Chavez and Fernandez de Kirchner stressed the importance of UNASUR to "resolve conflicts" in the region

BUENOS AIRES, 29 Mar. The presidents of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, and Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, on Tuesday underlined the importance of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) to "resolve conflicts" in the region "in peace and without violence "after a meeting in Buenos Aires in which signed several economic and social agreements.

Chavez arrived in Argentina on Monday as part of a tour that will take place this week in the region that will also include Uruguay, Bolivia and Colombia, where he will hold meetings with the leaders of those countries considered key players in the political and economic strategy of the Bolivarian government.

Ouattara forces arrive in the capital of Ivory Coast and is close to major ports

Violent clashes in Ivory Coast in recent days are rapidly changing political and military balances in the field, at the expense of a growing number of victims among the civilian population. Fighters loyal to President-elect, Alassane Ouattara, have gained ground with two big offensive from bases in the north.

In the last few hours have come to the capital, Yamoussoukro, and are located within 200 kilometers of the main ports of the country: San Pedro, where they exit from most of the exports of cocoa, and Abidjan, the former capital and the most populous city with more than 4 million people.

Brazil .- TAM could acquire a 31% stake Trip

MADRID, 30 Mar. Brazilian airline TAM may acquire 31% stake in his opponent Trip, as shown in a letter of intent, without binding effect, in which both companies are committed to finding ways for the development of a strategic alliance through codeshare routes. According to the document after conclusion of definitive agreements, TAM would eventually acquire 31% of its capital Trip, 25% of the shares entitled to vote and the remainder in preferred stock, according to a company statement.

Syria, Yemen and Bahrain, which is still spoken in the Arab world

The high voltage returns to Syria, where army tanks surrounded the town of Dara, theater for two weeks of anti-regime protests. According to rumors, later denied, the security forces had fired on the crowd. The Syrian people expected the speech to the nation that Bashar al-Assad should be taken by Wednesday.

The President has also appealed to Parliament to voice of Prime Minister Mohammed Habash, during a night sitting asked to report early in the classroom to explain the reforms announced on television from his super Councillor Bouthaina Shaaban. Among the measures promised, stand the withdrawal of the state of emergency in force for 48 years, as demanded in a loud voice from the square, and the reform of the law on political parties and the media.

Côte d'Ivoire: the great offensive of the armed forces of President Ouattara

The Pope at the Fosse Ardeatine "This very serious offense against God"

ROME - "What happened here is March 24, 1944 is a very serious offense against God, because it is the deliberate violence of man by man." Welcomed by Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni and the President of the National Association of Italian families of the martyrs who died for the freedom of his country Rosina Stamen, Benedict XVI has arrived at the Fosse Ardeatine to celebrate the 67th anniversary dell'eccidio.

Yemeni president blamed for violence

Protesters blamed the Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Tuesday by the shedding of blood, which raised U.S. fears that the chaos ends up benefiting the militants, even when carried out indirect negotiations to resolve the crisis. A series of explosions at an arms factory on Monday killed at least 140 dead in a southern town where the Islamists seemed to have driven government forces, a reminder of the instability that Western allies fear Saleh in the impoverished Arab state .

Japan is threatened by the Fukushima nuclear

.- Japan warned on Sunday that the danger of a nuclear catastrophe is far from being discarded in the plant in Fukushima, where there were leaks more radioactive than the day before. A very high radioactivity was measured on Sunday in a layer of water that escaped from the reactor two troubled nuclear plant in Fukushima (northeast), so we proceeded to stop pumping operations and evacuate staff, announced the news agency Jiji.

In Libya, the rebels and regain Ajdabiya Brega

.- The rebels recaptured the strategic cities Saturday Ajdabiya and Brega, in eastern Libya, his first major victory since the start of the international military intervention against the forces of Muammar Gadhafi regime a week ago. The heaviest fighting is now concentrated in Misrata, 200 km east of Tripoli, where French fighters came to the aid of the rebels, asedidados by forces loyal to Gadhafi that bombed the city, and destroyed "at least" seven Libyan military aircraft .

Libya .- Chávez and Fernández de Kirchner criticized the "colonialism" imposed by U.S. and NATO forces in Libya

BUENOS AIRES, 29 Mar. The presidents of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, and Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, have lashed out on Tuesday the "colonialism" that supposedly have imposed the United States and NATO in Libyan territory by "bombing" of civilians. Chavez arrived in Argentina on Monday as part of a tour that will take place this week in the region that will also include Uruguay, Bolivia and Colombia, where he will hold meetings with the leaders of those countries considered key players in the political and economic strategy of the Bolivarian government.

Dozens killed in Iraq in an assault on a government building

At least 58 people were killed during a bloody assault on the provincial government headquarters of Saladin, in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, hometown of former President Saddam Hussein. The six attackers, wearing military uniforms and used a car bomb and explosive belts, held hostage to various restructuring.

Security forces regained control of the building after several hours. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest since the beginning of the year, but its modus operandi bears the stamp of Al Qaeda. The assault began early in the morning with a suicide bombing at the entrance to the seat of government.

Brazil .- Brazil focuses its tourism strategy to attract travelers in the face Spanish Easter

MADRID, 30 Mar. Brazil has focused its strategy to attract Spanish tourists ahead of the Easter holiday by promoting its beaches, ecotourism and cultural offerings, as reported by the Brazilian Institute of Tourism, Embratur. Among the most popular Brazilian destinations are the Spanish Foz do Iguaçu (Paraná), Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro), Salvador (Bahia), Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo) and Natal (Rio Grande do Norte).

Germany, the vote buries the future of nuclear energy

In the end the polls proved correct, even the exit polls, there had been no overvaluation of the Greens, as sometimes happened. In Baden-Württemberg, for the first time in German history, the Minister-President, Prime Minister of the Land will be a member of the party Grünen, in alliance with the SPD.

In Rheinland-Pfalz Social Democrat Prime Minister Beck resist, despite losing his party ten points, but still govern in alliance with the Greens in 2006 were not even able to overcome the barrier of 5% and this time the big fall in the regional parliament with more than 15. But when it comes to historic turning point in Germany for Baden-Württemberg, historic Democratic stronghold where two new songs are made simultaneously: the opposition CDU and a Green prime minister.

Côte d'Ivoire: ouattara progress, the Gbagbo camp called a "cease-fire"

On the second day of a major offensive in the camp of Alassane Ouattara - Chairman recognized by the international community - the other side, that of Laurent Gbagbo, has called Tuesday, March 29 to a "cease-fire immediately" in Cote d Ivory, speaking through his spokesman, Ahoua Don Mello. "We have adopted a strategy of retreat.

We hope the dialogue will open shortly, it is useless to go to battle to increase the number of victims," assured Mr. Don Mello. But four months after the start of the post-election crisis, Alassane Ouattara and his allies said Tuesday that "all peaceful means to bring Lawrence Gabgbo to concede defeat are exhausted." Ouattara forces advanced Tuesday to the south and the economic capital, Abidjan, controlled by the president.

What will remain behind after the Arab riots dictators, leaders grow small

Who will rule the country after the fall of the Crescent autocrats? Weather very difficult: the winter of discontent Arabic is a wave that sweeps away long-established structures and certainties. But, here as elsewhere, the reading must begin with the continuity of power structures and forces that will be more able to adapt to the mighty wind of the transition.

Will play a key role in the military environment, however, the real unifying factor in society very different from Algeria to Egypt. In Syria, more than the Baath drained of executive functions as it has in Iraq, has a membership to the new asabiya, the solidarity that forge relationships based on ancient but also new relationships.

U.S. calls for concrete reforms to Syrian President

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to undertake the reforms demanded by their citizens in the wave of protests that began on day 18, resigned today after the government of Prime Minister Mohamed Naji Otri. "It depends on the Syrian government, its leaders, starting with President Bashar al-Assad, to prove they can meet the needs of its own people," Clinton said at a news conference at the end of the international conference on the future of Libya held in London.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Germany, Merkel is knocking at the administrative, command Greens in Baden-Wuerttenberg

The first exit polls draw a heavy defeat by the majority coalition led by Chancellor Merkel in Baden-Wuerttenberg Amgela where the Greens would get 25% and the SPD Social Democrats 23.5% against 38% of the CDU and only 5 % of the liberals (FDP) Guido Westerwelle. For the CDU German Chancellor Angela Merkel, today was a historic defeat where the party is in power from 1953 (with an absolute majority from 1972 to 1988).

Libyan insurgents plan to resume oil exports

An official at the Libyan uprising said, Monday, March 28, that "active discussions" were under way for the lifting of sanctions on purchases of crude oil produced in deposits of eastern Libya, which is no longer under control regime of Muammar Gaddafi. Officials from the UN and U.S. have said that these sanctions do not apply to persons or companies that have no connection with Gaddafi.

"We hope that (they) will be lifted as soon as possible for the liberated areas," said Ali Tarhouni, a leader of the insurgents responsible for economic, financial and oil. He added that sales would be made only "with certain countries." United Nations, a diplomat from a member of the Security Council said Monday that the measures imposed by the UN on Libya did not prevent the insurgents from exporting oil provided it does not go by companies linked to Gaddafi.

"I imprisoned for the Christian faith save me, I'm dying every day"

"I'm sick. I feel suffocated between these four walls all the time. Every minute that passes I seem to be the last. I wake up every morning thinking that this will be my last day." It is a desperate cry that launched the Asia Bibi solitary confinement of prison Sheikpura in Pakistani Punjab, where he is imprisoned, sentenced to death for blasphemy, in the first interview granted since the beginning of its history.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan visits Iraqi Kurdistan

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, visited Erbil, the capital of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, where authorities met with in which is the first visit by a Turkish head of government to this city. Erdogan, accompanied by a delegation of politicians and economists, was greeted at the airport in Erbil by the president of Kurdistan, Massoud Barazani, and Prime Minister Burham Saleh Ahmed, said the website of the Government of Kurdistan.

Mahmud Abbas reaches out to Hamas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Hamas in an attempt to end four years of infighting that has complicated the realization of a Palestinian state. Due to the failure of peace talks with Israel, Abbas seeks reconciliation with Hamas, which ousted the forces of first of the Gaza Strip in 2007 and left him with a government that governs only the West Bank.

Hamas rules Gaza. Abbas's government is backed by the West, and Hamas, Iran, while the Palestinians want both Gaza and the West Bank are an integral part of their future country. For years, intermittent talks between Hamas and Abbas' Fatah movement have only encouraged a false optimism.

Obama calls on Gbagbo to resign to power in Ivory Coast

.- U.S. President Barack Obama urged the controversial leader of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, who refused to resign after the November elections, to renounce the power to prevent further violence. "The last year's elections were free and fair, Alassane Ouattara and the president is democratically elected leader of the nation," Obama said in a video message addressed to Merfil Coast broadcast on Friday night.

Argentina .- Videla refuses to testify in court because he believes that his defense "meaningless"

BUENOS AIRES, Mar 29 Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla has refused Tuesday to give his statement before a court in Buenos Aires on the grounds that his defense at trial for the theft of babies during the military regime (1976-1983) "meaningless" because he is "doomed." Videla was detained in the prison of the military base in Campo de Mayo, spoke before the Federal Court of Buenos Aires # 6 via a videoconference, after forensic scientists announced that the former dictator should be between 45 and 60 days of rest after presenting multiple fractures in his arm.

Colombia launched a plan to protect land devolucin

On Tuesday of last week, a gunman shot at close range against Gloria Gaona Constanza, judge of Saravena, a town in the Colombian department of Arauca troubled northeast of Bogota. Oil is a heavily militarized area and scope of the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and National Liberation Army (ELN), as well as heirs of the paramilitary groups.

The judge had complicated criminal cases. The most serious, the murder of three children, including a 12-year-raped previously, which is charged with a second lieutenant in the Army. Gaona, 39, had alleged that attorneys for the Defense Integrated Military had spun tales to delay the process.

Italy-Libya: brothers knives

There is a video that all Italians should see. E 'Exit the service on Libyan students who glorify war against the Italians. The hand of one of them mimicking a gun pointed at us illustrates better than a thousand items to the paradoxical situation of our country before the crisis. We are brothers knives.

Foes, friends. Victims and victimizers on and off, but still a bit 'scoundrels. The foreign policy of the craziest in the world has produced this video which would be a hilarious gag if it was not even a really uncomfortable and distressing. Hundreds of Libyan children are coming to study at the University of Perugia for Foreigners, in accordance with the Treaty of friendship between Italy and Libya.

Libya: Sirte battle begins, the "political leadership" of the operation also

On the ground the day Monday, March 28 marked a slowdown in the advance of rebel troops to the west, the front stabilizer near the hometown of Muammar Gaddafi, Sirte. City Misrata, where fighting continued, the evening was divided between districts held by loyalists and others to rebel. On the evening of Monday, the international coalition led raids on positions of forces loyal to Qadhafi, in regions of Mezdi in central Libya, and Ghariani (west).

In the city taken by the "Shabab"

Ajdabiya - They were just gone. Three, four hours earlier. One of them did not have time to take out the ram that had just slain. Sharkah al-Mukasabi, the master of the sheepfold, said the soldier was in a hurry and it was too heavy. He had a gun, a backpack, and maybe a metal box stuffed with ammunition.

He could not take away the ram. You jumped on a truck overflowing with other soldiers, and disappeared. The retreat took place early in the morning. The light was still gray in the desert. It must have been seven. But the defenders of Ajdabiya had already begun to retreat into the night.

Attack on Iraq's provincial council leaves 21 dead

Militants with explosive belts and military uniforms invaded on Tuesday the council of a northern province of Iraq, in an attempt to take hostages killed at least 21 dead, authorities said. Are missing three lawmakers who were in the building of the Salahuddin provincial council in Tikrit, when militants took over the building, the governor said Ahmed Abdullah.

He said he did not respond to their mobile phones and their whereabouts were unknown, suggesting that they could hold them hostage. "We have lost contact with three members of the provincial council who were in the building when the attack occurred," Abdullah said in an interview telephone from Amman, Jordan, where he kept track via mobile phone.

Still uncertain, the end of the nuclear crisis

The maximum global nuclear inspector said yesterday that Japan was "still far from the end of the accident" at his compound in Fukushima, the paper "The New York Times." Yukiya Amano, Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, for its acronym in English) warned that the emergency could last for weeks or even months.

Amano said authorities still are not sure if the cores of the reactors and spent fuel would have been covered with water for cooling. The director said he saw a few "positive signals" to the restoration of electrical power to the plant. But, he added, "should be made more efforts to complete the accident", but stressed he was not criticizing the response of Japan.

Rebels recaptured a strategic city in eastern Libya

.- Rebels backed by Western air forces recaptured the strategic town Saturday Ajdabiyah in eastern Libya, forcing Moammar Gadhafi forces to retreat. Rebel fighters danced on tanks, waved flags and fired shots from buildings full of bullet marks, after a night battle which suggested that the wind is playing against Gadhafi for forces in the east.

A Reuters correspondent saw a half dozen tanks destroyed near the eastern entrance of the city and the floor full of empty shells from mortars. There were also signs of heavy fighting at the western entrance, the last part of the city that was under the control of government troops. "Everything was destroyed last night by our forces," said rebel fighter Sarhag Agouri.

Argentina Argentina .- annuls freeze on prices of liquid fuels

BUENOS AIRES, Mar. 29 (Reuters) - Argentina's government has rescinded a freeze on prices of liquid fuels that was in effect from February to avoid a price increase. The decision has been published in the Official Gazette where the government explains that "today we see that are not configured the same conditions of marketing" when it passed the measure.

At that time, the local subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell oil company had ordered an increase in the values of gasoline, after the Government forced him to cancel. The decision has been welcomed by sellers of fuel, working with minimal profit margins, which has led in recent years a gradual but steady closing of many suppliers.

George Clooney quoted Berlusconi as a witness in the case Ruby

The show must go on, even in court. As was learned today, lawyers for the Italian magnate and politician Silvio Berlsuconi cited as a witness in the Ruby case, in which the prime minister is charged with child prostitution and abuse of power, actor and director George Clooney and his Elisabetta Canalis Italian friend, a television starlette.

It was known that Clooney and Canalis have ever visited the residence of Arcore Silvio Berlusconi, the scene of the alleged sex dinners and organized by the prime minister and billionaire, but few had the presence of the Hollywood star in the trial start on 6 April. It seems that Berlusconi's lawyers have decided to make the process, in which his head is risking 15 years in prison, in a parade of famous faces.

Brazil .- Dies at 79 Former Vice President Jose Alencar

SAO PAULO, 29 Mar. Former Brazilian Vice President Jose Alencar has died Tuesday at age 79 following a bowel obstruction caused by cancer that was diagnosed fourteen years ago, official sources confirmed. Alencar vice-president of Brazil from 2003-2007, during the two terms of the now former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

His condition worsened considerably by the end of last year, why could not deliver the cargo at the inauguration in January of her friend's current president, Dilma Rousseff. The Brazilian politician was admitted on Monday in Syrian-Lebanese Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he died at 14.41 hours (19.41 hours in Spain) because of the "cancer" that caused intestinal "multiple organ failure," said in a statement treating physician team.

Syria, to repeal the emergency laws But activists call for general strike

13 days from Syria is in the throes of an unprecedented anti-government protest. To try to stem the protest the Syrian authorities took two important decisions. First, repeal the emergency law in force in the country since 1963: "The decision to abolish the emergency laws has already been taken, but I do not know when it is implemented," said Buthayna Shaaban, an adviser to President Bashar al-Assad.

Ouattara's lawyers denounced the inaction of the international community in Côte d'Ivoire

The supporters of Alassane Ouattara deplored, Monday, March 28, there is a "double standard in international mobilization. Lawyers for the Ivorian president recognized by the international community at the expense of the outgoing president, Laurent Gbagbo, want to make it a "legitimate use of force", as in Libya.

"I feel that Côte d'Ivoire became the drama forgotten or overlooked. We launched an operation in Libya, fearing that Gaddafi (...) murdering people in Benghazi, while Laurent Gbagbo has already started and continues murdering people, "said Paul Benoit Mejean during a press conference. "The Ivory Coast international public deserves" and the country's people "a concern at least equal to that enjoyed by the Libyan people unhappy," said Jean-Pierre Mignard.

Syria protests do turn down the government in

The Syrian government has directed since 2003 by Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri on Tuesday submitted his resignation to the head of state Bashar al-Assad, who accepted, state television announced. "President Assad accepted the resignation of the government," said the television. The new government, whose integration will probably be announced late this week, should carry out the reform agenda that Bashar Assad intends to announce shortly.

Japan's nuclear crisis is far from over

.- The maximum global nuclear inspector said Saturday that Japan was "still far from the end of the accident" at his compound in Fukushima, reported The New York Times. Yukiya Amano, Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, for its acronym in English) warned that the emergency could last for weeks or even months.

Amano spoke to the Times by telephone from Vienna, where the headquarters. Radiation levels have risen in the seawater near the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima Daiichi, Japanese officials said Saturday, while engineers struggle to stabilize the power station two weeks after being struck by an earthquake and a tsunami.

Raises three months to extend NATO air intervention in Libya

Rebel soldiers exchanged gunfire with the forces of Muammar Gadhafi in Libya and East Western planes attacked armored vehicles used by the Government to crush the revolt. The African Union (AU) said it planned to facilitate a dialogue to achieve an end to the crisis in the oil-producing country. But Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said its operation to implement a no-fly zone could be extended three months, and France warned that the conflict could spread.

Latin America .- Foreigners study permit will be eligible for admission to the military and medical

MADRID, 29 Mar. Foreigners may study permit access to the selection process for entry into the U.S. Army Corps of Armed Forces Health Service in their field of medicine, after the Ministry of Defence has amended the regulations governing these processes, which until now required applicants without Spanish nationality to a temporary residence permit or long term.

The change appears contained in Royal Decree published in the Official State Bulletin (BOE) last Saturday, by amending the rules of admission to educational training of the Armed Forces. Thus, nationals of countries determined that the call from those who can access the Armed Forces - Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela - will be eligible for selection processes if they are in Spain "at student residence." AS FOR THE MIR As reported by the Daily Buzz World Defense Ministry sources, the change equates the selection process in the Armed Forces is required to access training as Resident Medical Intern (MIR) by the Ministry of Education .

Nuclear censorship 'The Simpsons'

Nuclear with no jokes. At least since the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, caused by the earthquake and tsunami that have so far left more than 11,000 deaths and nearly 17,000 missing in Japan. Three television networks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are censoring or revising chapters of The Simpsons that contain references to nuclear accidents, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

With Gino, against the certainty of war

The war killed, wounded, suffering enormous. The war does not absolve never the objectives: Ten years after the invasion of Afghanistan, Bin Laden was not captured, the war in Iraq, began March 20, 2003 and formally ended only by Obama on August 31, 2010 without able to stabilize the situation and never was no trace of chemical weapons deemed safe by U.S.

strategists, in Libya, as in previous cases, at the beginning there was talk of "lightning war" but the facts are showing that it will not be so . The war is Important, but not to the people. Since you continue to waste our money to buy more expensive planes (10.5 million euro each) as unnecessary and to participate in acts of war.

Countries using the death penalty more and more isolated, says Amnesty

If at least 527 people were executed worldwide in 2010, the NGO Amnesty International notes that abolitionist countries that use the death penalty are "increasingly isolated" in its annual report on capital punishment. "At the end of 2010, the existence of a global trend towards abolishing the death penalty was no longer any doubt," the report notes.

According to figures available, the organization notes that if the mid-1990s averaged forty countries were carrying out executions each year, they were more than thirty in the new millennium. And in 2010, according to Amnesty, only twenty-three countries have carried out executions, a slight increase over 2009 (nineteen, the number of countries the lowest ever recorded by Amnesty).

Frattini: Italian-German plan for Libya, "Gaddafi in exile and more rights to the tribes"

ROME - An Italian-German axis to the Libyan diplomatic solution to the crisis. Inevitably destined to flank the initiative announced by Sarkozy and Cameron. The Italian government will not give the baton to the Franco-British control room, in short, has a plan and is working so could result in a proposal.

A real document to be finalized with the Registry and submit to the Merkel coalition summit Tuesday in London. A way out policy that Foreign Minister Franco Frattini anticipates Republic in its guidelines and that it should go - here is the turning point - through the exile of Colonel Gaddafi.

Exploding ammunition factory in Yemen, killing at least 80 people

A series of explosions at a munitions factory in the town of Jaar killed at least 80 people and left 50 wounded, according to police sources. The factory located south of the country was sacked on Sunday by suspected militants of Al Qaeda. Local residents said that more than a hundred men, women and children were taking bags of food from the factory when the first explosion was apparently triggered by the cigarette from one of the looters.

Engineers are working to get water plant in Japan

.- Japanese engineers struggled on Sunday to remove radioactive water from the damaged nuclear power plant after the radiation levels rose seawater near the plant, where it has been more than two weeks since it was affected by a major earthquake and a tsunami. Friday's tests showed that levels of radioactive iodine in sea water 30 kilometers from the seaside resort rose 250 thousand times above normal but was not considered a threat to marine life or food safety, said Nuclear Security Agency and Industry of Japan.

In Libya, the coalition bombed Tajura, Zliten and Al Wati

.- The international coalition bombed on Friday night to Saturday Zliten City, 160 km east of the capital, the Al Watts (W) and attacked a military complex on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya said on national television and a witness. "The district has been rocked by three blasts in succession. The glass windows were broken.

The attack targeted a military radar is on fire," said an inhabitant of Tajura, a suburb of Tripoli, whose house is 300 meters from the bomb site. In this place on the outskirts of Tripoli are several military complexes, which are attacked almost daily since the beginning, March 19, the international operation in Libya.

Napolitano abronca the Government and the Regions: "It is unacceptable Lampedusa"

The President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano has been defined as "unacceptable" situation in the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, which is crowded with 6,200 immigrants waiting to be taken by the Government. Napolitano has asked the regions of the country on behalf of cohesion and solidarity to help the island welcoming refugees landed in recent days.

"Italy, the Italian regions, can not give a show of uncertainty and division and you have some that agree to receive immigrants and others not," said the head of state, an apparent reference to the Northern League, whose regional presidents and ministers call for return of the landed forcibly to their country of origin.

Portugal .- Dilma: "Brazil will help to Portugal and Portugal helped Brazil"

LISBON, 29 Mar. The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, said this Tuesday its willingness to "help" in economic matters Portugal at a time when the country is closer to rescue their European partners and with a call early elections in sight following the resignation of Prime Minister Jose Socrates. Rousseff was asked by reporters upon his arrival in Coimbra on whether Brazil will help Portugal to overcome the crisis of sovereign debt.

The Germans do not want to end up like Italy's B.

Masi is to leave the Rai? The news was denied by him, yet he continues to run and find what semisussurate authoritative confirmation of the same members of the majority. Since we are among those who have even collected thousands of signatures calling for the replacement of the Director General in charge, we do not tear the little hair on the head if we were to do the event.

Yet we can not share the enthusiasm of those who delude themselves that his exit might mean a turning point for Rai. Until Berlusconi will continue to be the President of the Council and, above all, the lord and master of conflict of interest, everyone will take the place of Masi, must first undergo the ritual of kissing the slipper and accept all the conditions will be imposed.

Can we rely on measures Tepco?

Fukushima: high radioactivity, via the technical TEPCO The apology, the estimate was wrong

TOKYO - The radioactivity of the water to the plant in Fukushima No. 2 reactor is extremely high and is 10 million times the normal levels. He reports the Agency for Nuclear Safety, under which it is required the immediate evacuation of about 500 engineers working to cool the plants damaged by the earthquake and the tsnumani March 11.

And the TEPCO, the operator of nuclear power plant in Fukushima, apologizes and admits the error of his estimate. The level of iodine-131 is so high that the Agency would suggest that there has been a partial melting of the core. The emergency contamination therefore becomes more acute, while attempts to put in safety have been hampered by the threat radiation: today was scheduled to move from the fire trucks to electric pumps to inject water into the reactor to speed up and avoid thus further delay.

Police disperse protesters dead in Syria

Syrian forces opened fire to disperse hundreds of protesters calling for the city of Dera to emergency laws, killing several. Within 10 days of government repression killed 61 people, according to Amnesty International. Deraa residents, located near the Jordanian border, said there were snipers on rooftops national forces.

President Bashar al-Assad has not spoken publicly about the demonstrations, which have spread to the port city of Latakia and Hama, but Vice President Faruq al-Shara said yesterday that the Executive would announce important decisions in the next 48 hours, amid speculation that it could lift the emergency law.

Increases to 74 the death toll in quake

At least 74 people have died from the quake of 6.8 magnitude on the Richter scale that struck last Thursday northeastern Burma, according to an official toll. The epicenter of the earthquake that demolished about 390 buildings was located in Shan State, a mountainous area that forms part of the "Golden Triangle drug, where the borders of Biermania, Thailand and Laos.

Most of the deaths occurred in small towns that are scattered through the mountains, and whose control is disputed by Burmese government troops and rebel ethnic organizations

Obama called on Congress to explain mission in Libya

.- The U.S. president, Barack Obama, speaking today on the phone with congressional leaders to explain the scope of his country's military operations in Libya, the White House. During his usual daily briefing, the White House spokesman, Jay Carney, said the aim of the conference call with leaders of the conference is to update you on the transfer of control (military operations) to NATO ".

The president, who this morning met with the National Security Council to discuss the situation in Libya, also use the call to answer their questions lawmakers on the U.S. mission there, said Carney. The spokesman did not give a list of legislators who participate in the call, because Congress is in recess this week.

The newspaper "Clarin" published its front page blank

BUENOS AIRES, 28 Mar. daily 'Clarín', one of the most influential of Argentina, has gone on sale with an unprecedented front page blank to protest the union blockade that prevented its distribution in several cities on Sunday, causing a widespread condemnation from politicians, intellectuals and social organizations.

"The first page of this edition is blank. It is a symbol of enforced silence of censorship in other ways, and a metaphor for what journalism can become if you continue to restrict the design freedom," said 'Clarín 'in its editorial. Sunday's protest, which also affected the daily 'La Nation', was organized by about 50 workers who blocked the printing plants of two newspapers for twelve hours, preventing the Sunday edition - one of the most read - normally circulate in Buenos Aires and other cities.

Sarkozy became the first foreign head of state to visit Japan after sesma

Nicolas Sarkozy will visit Japan on Thursday, becoming the first foreign head of state to set foot in this country after the last day 11 earthquake and tsunami shake the north. Either way, the president of the French Republic, through a statement announcing his visit when the stricken nuclear power plant in Fukushima still appearing on TV news all wrapped in smoke and the Japanese government is on high alert for radioactive contamination emanates from its reactors.

Indigenous Perú/Brasil.- installed outpost in Amazon reserve to protect against illegal loggers

MADRID, 29 Mar. Indigenous organizations have set up a guard post in the reserve Isconahua, the border between Peru and Brazil, to protect it from illegal loggers, because "the authorities ignored his repeated requests to take measures, as reported Survival International. So, have detailed the reserve for uncontacted Indians was created with the support of Inter-Ethnic Development Association of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP) to protect isolated indigenous Isconahua living in these forests.

Stuttgart, the tottering feudal history of the CDU Alarm nuclear lose votes

The project Stuttgart 21, a new flagship for high-speed rail in the central park of Stuttgart's new blow to the power and the future of German Chancellor Angela Merkel comes to environmental issues. The nuclear issue and the great work Stuttgart 21 at risk of losing the CDU government of Baden Wurttemberg, and historically very important region Democrat whose capital Stuttgart.

If the polls closed this evening's forecast comes true, the Christian Democrats would remain only as a solid bulwark of Bavaria. It almost seems like a twist of fate that country in the region of the Mercedes, the game of elections to the Landtag (parliament) we're playing right on the issues dear to environmentalists.

Libya: it means taking command of NATO?

NATO has accepted, Sunday, March 27, to assume the full command of military operations in Libya after nearly a week of difficult negotiations on the structure of command. The decision, whose implementation could take between 48 and 72 hours, says the Atlantic Alliance is responsible for operations to protect civilians in neutralizing the military infrastructure of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and enforcing a zone of fly and an embargo on arms shipments.

The rebels recapture Ajdabiya Obama: "The coalition is winning"

ROME - The help that comes from heaven to the rebels called Libyan international coalition. Between last night and this afternoon the forces of opposition to the regime announced the recapture of Ajdabiya and, in a controversial manner and does not seem too full of Brega. Both cities are strategic centers in the eastern part of Sirte.

The attack on Gaddafi's army has focused on the other side of the gulf, where the forces of Colonel continued to bombard the enclave of Misurata. Except in the sky appeared to stop when the planes of the coalition. Measured in the airspace above, French jets have shot down seven aircraft Libyans.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Radiation would travel around the world in two weeks

The radiation released by the Fukushima nuclear plant could turn the world into two or three weeks, according to the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test Ban Organization (CTBTO, for its acronym in English). According to the CTBTO in the coming days the pollution from Fukushima reach European countries and ensures that by a margin of two to three weeks will have traveled much of the planet, but has no adverse health effects.

UN Human Rights Council investigation team sent to Ivory Coast

.- The board of the UN Human Rights approved on Friday to send an independent commission to investigate murders and other crimes in Ivory Coast, which is on the brink of civil war. The 47-member board unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Nigeria on behalf of the African countries, condemned the attacks and called for an end of violence.

Previously, the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations said that the estimated number of dead in Ivory Coast election violence had reached 462. His cabinet was also investigating reports of another 200 people in Africa, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Guinea and Togo, killed near the western city of Guiglo, a spokesman said.

Spain took steps to relieve a sick dam in Venezuela

The Spanish government was involved in high-level diplomatic efforts to Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni, imprisoned in Venezuela for 14 months awaiting trial, to improve their situation. Diplomatic sources claimed that such negotiations had occurred prior to the departure of Afiuni in prison, in early February.

This point was not confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Maria Lourdes Afiuni was arrested in December 2009 accused of corruption and helping to flee to a businessman who was released on parole after three years in prison awaiting trial. President Hugo Chavez called for his arrest and called for a severe sentence for her.

Geraldine, the dream donnadel

"My name is Geraldine Ferraro and I am here tonight, in front of you, to declare that America is the land where dreams become reality for us all." It was 1984 and Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate for president of the United States, had chosen for the first time in history, a woman as running mate.

When Geraldine, a parterre crowded with women in tears and unable to contain his joy, he began his speech at the Democratic convention, to highlight the extent of that day dream was coming true, the audience exploded into applause which lasted about eight minutes. Even if the election winner was the duo represented by Republican Ronald Reagan and George W.

Fukushima: plutonium detected in the soil of Central

The operator of the plant in Fukushima Dai-Ichi, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), Monday, March 28 fueled doubts about his ability to regain control of the situation by calling for help from the French nuclear experts. Highly radioactive water escaped Monday from the No. 2 engine, Greenpeace reported measuring the level of radioactivity worrying 40 kilometers of the plant, damaged by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

On Facebook appeal for "popular uprising" burned the palaces of power

DAMASCUS - In the aftermath of violent clashes and anti-regime demonstrations that have affected several towns in Syria, has appeared on Facebook a call to "popular uprising" in all provinces. A TAFAS, a small town near Dara, epicenter of the protest, thousands of people who had attended a funeral today stormed and set fire to a Baath Party headquarters and a police station.

And to give you hundreds of protesters are back in the main square chanting dislocate, lauding the "freedom". Some demonstrators climbed over the rubble of the statue of the late President Hafez al-Assad, father of the head of state. Demonstrators tore down the statue during the protests yesterday, and they hoisted a banner that read: "The people want the fall of the regime." Intense gunfire also Latakia port in the north-west of Damascus, capital of the region from which the Alawite Assad's presidential family.

Netanyahu appoints new head of Shin Bet

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the appointment of Yoram Cohen, a senior responsibility within the security agencies, as the next chief of general security service of Israel, the Shin Bet. Cohen, former head of Shin Bet and the first practicing Jew who is elected as head of the agency, will replace current head of the Israeli internal security service Yuval Diskin, who ends his term next May 15.

French humanitarian aid takes 17 trucks to Sendai

.- A convoy of 17 trucks of food and medical aid sent by France arrived Saturday morning at Sendai (northeastern Japan), from which shall be apportioned among the towns affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11. An Antonov 225 cargo plane landed on Friday at Narita airport near Tokyo, with 150 tons of humanitarian aid and technical emergency disaster areas, preserves, soups, water, masks, etc..

Sarkozy and Cameron want to define a political solution to the crisis in Libya

.- France and Britain, the two European countries that have taken the lead in operations in Libya, they propose to the international community for a solution "political and diplomatic" to complement the military effort and resolve the conflict in the North African country. The president, Nicolas Sarkozy, announced today in Brussels that the two countries are working on a "common path" ahead of the summit on Tuesday in London to meet foreign ministers of the coalition against the regime of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi .

USA, France, Britain and Germany discuss the future of Libya

The leaders of the U.S., Germany, Britain and France have met via videoconference to discuss the situation in Libya, as reported by the French Presidency. The meeting of the U.S. president, Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the meeting serves as a preparation to meet tomorrow with representatives of more than thirty countries in London.

That's what this war

Speaking of stories on alleged plans to "help the civilians threatened by bombing." This writes the fabulous BBC, under the title: "In war. The Libyan rebels recapture a key cities "" Perhaps, ultimately, the air strikes will be sufficient to reverse the situation. Rebels have recaptured the Libyan city of Ajdabiya key after seven days of coalition bombing.

Allied planes have removed the tanks around the city and provided cover the advancing rebels. A BBC reporter counted about 20 tanks and armored vehicles, which the people danced and sang 'With Obama' and 'Thanks Cameron'. Colonel Gaddafi, meanwhile, has high degree of all members of the army and police forces.

Series of explosions in Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown

The Libyan rebel advance was stopped on Monday morning, 28 March, by the forces of Muammar Gaddafi at the exit of Ben Jawad, located 140 km east of the city of Sirte, said a journalist from the. They were taken Monday morning under heavy machine gun fire forces Gaddafi came to pickup on the road from Ben Jawad Nofilia in the direction of Sirte.

The rebels then flowed toward Ben Jawad, before responding with heavy artillery. The intense exchange of fire continued in the morning. After a series of loud explosions heard in the morning, calm had returned to the hometown of the Libyan leader. At dawn - between 6:35 a.m. 6:20 a.m. ET - nine explosions rocked Sirte, which was flown by planes, suggesting that the explosions were caused by coalition air raid.

Afghanistan, ISAF admits "Yesterday civilians killed by mistake"

KABUL - Several civilians were killed and wounded yesterday during a raid in Afghanistan ISAF in the southern province of Helmand. This was announced today the same Isaf: "During an operation to kill or capture a top Taliban commander, Afghan civilians were mistakenly killed and injured in the district of Now Zad, Helmand province."