Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hotel attack in Kabul: an attack of high symbolic value

For hours Talibans have occupied the building until a NATO helicopter ended the fighting. The plan for the handover of security responsibility to the Afghan people is at risk. Nevertheless, the huge hotel on a hilltop in the west of Kabul on Tuesday evening as well attended as long as no more. A wedding with several prominent guests and dinner parties filled the halls and a garden restaurant by the pool. Also in the house: employees, journalists and the first of the six governors who their conference here on Wednesday to hand over security responsibility.

Chavez, the mystery continues. Latin American Summit canceled

What really happens to Hugo Chavez in Havana? Why there is no official medical bulletin on his health and his recovery? The mystery seems to thicken for a day after he was being released a video (with no audio), where Chávez with Fidel Castro chatting in a garden of the island's capital, Caracas government officials announcing the cancellation - due to Chavez disease - of Latin America Summit scheduled for July 5 in Isla Margarita, Venezuela.

Hilton .- Argentina reached an agreement with the group Zarate to operate a new hotel in Argentina

The Hilton hotel chain has reached an agreement with Zarate group to operate a new hotel in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Hilton Garden Inn Zarate. The facility, whose opening is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013, the second under that brand in Latin America, after the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport later this month.

Earthquake 5.5 degrees shakes Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 degrees on the Richter scale struck Wednesday Nagano Prefecture and its environs, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. According to the agency, the quake struck at 8:16 local time  with a level five earthquake measuring seven on Japan's Yamagata Prefecture and four in the region of Nagano.

The quake was followed by another quake  with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and level four on the Japanese seismic measurements in Nagano and Yamagata, respectively. So far there are no reported damage or casualties, nor has issued a tsunami warning, he said.

The Syrian army continues its offensive to the Turkish border

The Syrian army entered Wednesday in new villages in the province of Idleb, says the president of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), Rami Abdel Rahman. According to an activist on this place, the firing of the army to have killed seven civilians. "The tanks and troop carriers entered the villages of Mar-Ayane and Ihsem.

Iran denies nuclear missile test

Iran on Wednesday denied having tested a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, as stated by Britain. "None of the missiles tested by Iran is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead," said the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ramin Mehmanparast. The British Foreign Minister, William Hague, told Parliament on Wednesday that Iran was testing missiles capable of carrying nuclear cargo.

Benedict XVI, 60 years of priesthood, "Lord, help me to be your friend"

On the day of Saints Peter and Paul, patron saints of Rome, Benedict XVI celebrates 60 years of priesthood. A confluence of anniversaries is special day in the Vatican. The Pope in St. Peter opens the solemn mass in the presence of more than 100 cardinals and the Patriarch of Constantinople to the imposition of 'balls' to 40 archbishops.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Saudi Arabia announced withdrawal of troops deployed in Bahrain

Saudi authorities decided to withdraw most of its forces deployed in Bahrain since last March 14 to maintain security in this small kingdom, the scene of protests. A Saudi government official, who requested anonymity, said that Saudi troops met the decision entrusted to them, as stability has returned to Bahrain, where protests began calling for political reform on 14 February.

In mid March, Saudi Arabia sent a thousand troops to the territory bareiní under a decision of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In an official statement, the Saudi Council of Ministers announced at that time supported the request of Bahrain to back it up by events and by "the attempts of foreign interference in its internal affairs." Emirates also joined the Saudi decision to send troops to Bahrain in their commitment to the GCC, comprising, in addition to these three countries, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.

Venezuela: The government is reassuring about the health of Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in Cuba at rest after surgery for a pelvic abscess, called his ministers every day and his recovery ahead, even if it ignores his date of return to Venezuela, announced on Tuesday, June 28 The Minister of Energy and Petroleum Rafael Ramirez. "He calls every day (...) it is a healing process and you should let it" rest, said Minister of the South American oil power.

The Pope technology tweets "Here is the Vatican's new portal"

It 'the first tweet of a pope, to announce a website. Pope Ratzinger said in his confirmation of interest in technology and new forms of communication and lands on the microblogging with these words: "Dear friends, I have just Launched Praised be Our Lord Jesus Christ . With my prayers and blessing.
Benedictus XVI."

Hillary Clinton will make his first official visit to Spain this weekend

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make his first official visit to Spain this weekend, according to Spanish and U.S. diplomatic sources. Clinton is scheduled to arrive in Madrid from Vilnius (Lithuania), where he will attend a ministerial meeting of the Community of Democracies, which is received by the King, the Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and the Minister of Affairs Affairs and Cooperation, Trinidad Jiménez, before returning to Washington.

Clashes between demonstrators and police Tahrir Square in Cairo

Hundreds of young demonstrators clashed with Egyptian police in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday Tahrir Square in Cairo. The crowd, gathered to protest against the slowness of legal proceedings against the former regime and demand the departure of the head of AFSC, the military council that runs the country was covered by the firing of tear gas, replying sometimes blows stones.

The first clashes broke out Tuesday night in a neighborhood near the place where families of many of the 840 civilian victims of the "Revolution of the Nile" had gathered in a theater for a tribute to the "martyrs". Police in riot gear, prevented the demonstrators from marching to the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior, which for its part a group of individuals accused of trying to cause trouble and start riots.

IMF, Christine Lagarde elected as the new Director General

The French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is the new Director General of the International Monetary Fund. The IMF's Executive Committee has chosen as the successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned last May 18 after being arrested in New York for an alleged sexual assault against the maid in a hotel.

Afghanistan, Taliban attack at the Hotel Intercontinental. At least 10 dead

The hotel was to be the most watched of the Afghan capital. Frequented by western visitors. Yet today, around 23 hours local gunmen stormed the Hotel Intercontinental in downtown Kabul. At least four suicide bombers have blown up in different parts of the luxury property, while other accomplices opened fire on guests, with weapons both large and small caliber.

According to the 'Tolo News', a local television station, the provisional budget of the victims would be ten dead and many wounded. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack, with a U.S. phone news agency 'Associated Press'. In the words of a spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, a number of militants entered into action by hitting the hotel for hosting the talks on security in the country between the Afghan government officials and those of the Western powers.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Central Bank Governor from Afghanistan flees to U.S.

Kabul has accused the governor of Central Bank of Afghanistan have fled to the United States, rejecting the version of the official who says he quit because his life is in danger. "It's an escape, not a resignation ... the formal procedures have not been respected. Is no longer the governor is a governor on the run," said presidential spokesman, Waheed Omer.

FMI: DSK's successor could be appointed tonight

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) considers  on applications for the position of CEO, and could immediately choose between the French Christine Lagarde and Mexico's Agustin Carstens. A meeting of the Board is scheduled in Washington at 10 am local time.

Martin Aubry fights for the leadership of the French Socialists

The secretary of the French Socialist Party, Martine Aubry, has confirmed to be submitted to the primaries of his party to presidential elections in 2012.

Russia resumes imports of Belgian and Dutch vegetables

Russia resumed Tuesday imports of vegetables from the Netherlands and Belgium, partially lifting the embargo imposed since June 2 with the EU. Moscow had stopped imports of fresh vegetables because of the European epidemic caused by the deadly bacteria EHEC in Germany, a move that was immediately met with protests from the EU.

Clashes in Athens in front of Parliament

Police are using tear gas outside Parliament in Athens, where they are going clashes with protesters throwing stones and bottles. Groups of people with black flags, a symbol of radical anarchists, broke through the barriers, trying confrontation with the agents. Are also ongoing scuffles outside the Ministry of Finance.

The protest against the wave of economic austerity measures and cuts, that Parliament is preparing to vote, needed to get financial aid from the international community. The trade unions of public and private sectors have launched a 48-hour strike that is bringing the country to a standstill.

Fukushima: stormy general meeting of shareholders of Tepco

Leaders of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) have faced, Tuesday, June 28, the wrath of shareholders of the Company at a general meeting made rough by the nuclear accident in Fukushima.

The nuclear accident of March 11 at the Chernobyl Fukushima Dai-Ichi (220 km northeast of Tokyo), the worst since the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine in 1986 resulted in a net loss of historic Tepco, of 1247 billion yen, or nearly 11 billion euros during the financial year 1 April 2010 to March 31, 2011.

Libyan Rebels satisfied for the warrant arrest of Gadhafi

The Libyan National Transitional Council President, Mustafa Abdelyalil, today welcomed the warrant arrest  issued by the International Criminal Court against Colonel Muammar Gadhafi. In a press conference in Benghazi, a stronghold of the rebel forces that control the east, broadcast live on Al Jazeera Catari chain, Abdelyalil also warned against any attempt to organize a flight from the Libyan leader of the country.

Freedom Flotilla 2 ready to sail "The Israelis will not stop us"

This will run in two or three days - the appointment is set to off Crete between Thursday and Friday - the boats of the pro-Palestinian activists the "Freedom Flotilla" determined to force the Israeli naval blockade and reach the Gaza Strip. The departure of the mission, reduced the number of participants and boats after the "withdrawal" of Turkish activists dell'Ihh, was delayed from week to week.

Japan: two ministers will be responsible for reconstruction and the nuclear crisis

Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has reshuffled his government Monday, June 27, creating two new ministries in charge of reconstruction in the north-east and the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Ryu Matsumoto, 60, who was previously environment minister, was appointed Minister of Reconstruction in the Tohoku (northeast) region devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, which have a twenty-three thousand dead or missing.

TEPCO Company launches recycling system of radioactive water

The company TEPCO, operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, set up a system to recycle water that floods the highly radioactive core and reuse it to cool the reactors. After several days of testing today against the operators reactivated the system, which had been stalled by technical problems for ten days, just five hours after its launch.

A TEPCO spokesman said the proper functioning of the device to treat the liquid is "a step to solve the great unfinished business", ie the accumulation of more than 110 tons of highly contaminated water at the nuclear plant. "Once to stabilize the system and we can solve the problem of contaminated water can increase the amount injected into the reactors to cool them further, "he added.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tropical storm leaves 90 000 homeless in Philippines

At least two people were killed, 15 missing, 90 000 are affected and more than 700 000 were affected in Northern Philippines (photo) by the passage of tropical storm "Meari" which also hit southeastern South Korea . The National Council for Disaster Reduction and Management of the Philippines (NDRRMC) presented the preliminary assessment of damages "Meari" after three consecutive days of strong winds and heavy rains in the north of the country.

Israel "determined" to stop the second flotilla to Gaza

The Israeli security cabinet ordered the navy, Monday, June 27, to stop the international flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, avoiding confrontations with pro-Palestinian activists will be on board. The vessels in the fleet should from Greece in the coming days. The statement said the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued after a meeting of the security cabinet, "the State of Israel is determined to prevent the arrival of the flotilla to Gaza." The ten boats which will be the second fleet to carry Gaza militants on board twenty-two countries and humanitarian aid.

Gays persecuted in Russia

"We are locked in a cell for two to four feet, nine. We are suffocating. It's like being in a sauna. The police refused to give us water." They have defied the authorities by introducing a cell phone in their cell, escaped the raid, and publishing, on Facebook, updates on their detention. 14 are the homosexual activists, who, on Saturday afternoon were detained in St. Petersburg, for demonstrating in a Gay Pride banned by the authorities. A prohibition that is common to all attempts of the Russian movement Glbt take to the streets to demand equal rights. It happened last May 28 in Moscow (twenty arrested), but also in the Slav Pride 2008. Their event, the day when New York celebrated its yes to gay marriage, lasted less than five minutes: the time to display some banners and a protester being beaten by homophobic.

Japanese parents protest in Fukushima

Angry parents marched with hundreds of people in the Japanese city Fukushima to demand the protection of children to radiation, more than three months of the great earthquake and tsunami that triggered the worst nuclear disaster in 25 years. "We want our lives back, we want to live like before the earthquake in happy families," said Hiroko Sato, who marched in heavy rain accompanied by his nephews, three and seven years, with banners saying "nuclear" and " A Fukushima enough.

The Hague: ICC issued the arrest of Gaddafi

Libya's dictator accused of crimes against humanity. Now the International Criminal Court in The Hague has issued arrest warrant against Muammar al-Gaddafi and his son and brother. Gaddafi and his son and his brother were in the criminal sense personally responsible for the crimes that were committed to quell the popular uprising in Libya, was chief prosecutor Luis Ocampo claims.

He presented the court with a more than 70-page indictment with more than 1,200 individual documents before. By all 116 Member States warrants of the ICC are obliged to arrest the 69-year-old Gadhafi and the co-defendants, if there is a possibility. Gaddafi that his country is leaving soon, however, is not likely.

The jacket by Michael Jackson "Thriller" sold 1.8 million

This is one of the twentieth century jackets most famous in the world. The leather jacket red and black worn by Michael Jackson in the Thriller video was sold, Sunday, June 26, $ 1.8 million at an auction held in Beverly Hills, California, at the second anniversary of the death of "King of Pop".

The jacket has been sold ten times more than the price charged by the house Julien's Auctions, which organized the auction and was estimated between 200 000 to 400 000 dollars. The buyer, Milton Verret, a native of Austin (Texas), already has another jacket Michael Jackson and U2 guitars signed by the members of the group.

The ICC must decide whether to issue an arrest warrant against Kadhafi

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Monday, June 27 to decide whether to issue an arrest warrant against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity committed in Libya since mid-February. The judges' decision will be made at a court in The Hague, 13 hours. It should last about an hour. In a motion filed May 16, the prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo asked judges to issue warrants of arrest against Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam and the head of the intelligence services Abdallah al-Sanusi.

Start the trial of a leader of the Red Khmer holocaust in Cambodia

Today began the trial of four leaders of the Red Khmer still living for the crimes committed by the Maoist organization more than three decades ago in Cambodia, which killed nearly two million people, a quarter of the population, through torture, executions, starvation and exhaustion. Aged and abandoned by the army of guerrillas to spray the country who ordered the three men and women who were part of the leadership led by Pol Pot, face charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, murder , torture and persecution on religious and race against the minority Muslim Chams, Vietnamese people and the community of monks.

Venezuela: the mystery surrounding the health of Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has a habit of making speeches rivers for several hours on national television once a week, has disappeared from screens for two weeks. In the middle of an official visit to Cuba, the Venezuelan president, aged 56, had surgery June 10 emergency, for a pelvic accumulation in the lower abdomen.

Shake 5.2 degrees earthquake in northwest China's Qinghai Province

An earthquake of 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked the district Nangqian Yushu Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province, according to the Center of the China Seismological Network. The quake occurred at 15:48 local time, with epicenter at 32.4 degrees north latitude and 95.9 degrees east longitude with a depth of 10 kilometers, said Xinhua.

In April 2010 a quake of 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Yushu, mostly inhabited by Tibetans, where two thousand 700 people died.

Greece, it's the second drastic austerity plan

The economic program intended to Greece out of its crisis states by 2015 budget savings of 28.4 billion euros from privatization amounted to 50 billion. For 2011, the extra effort is 6.4 billion. The euro area has conditioned the continuation of financial support to countries for adoption by the parliament, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this plan and its implementing legislation.

The objective is to reduce the public deficit to 1.1% in 2015 to curb debt, currently at 350 billion euros. Here are the main measures, divided almost equally between revenue (15 billion euros) and expenditure cuts (13.8 billion), in addition to a first austerity plan in 2010, focusing on wage cuts in the civil service and pension reform.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The EU is launching a new anti-smoking campaign: "Former smokers are irresistible"

The European Union launches new anti-smoking campaign. Objective: To help ex-smokers not to fall into the trap of the cigarette and the youngest ever to not turn it on. In the viewfinder also new products such as "smokeless cigarettes" sold airplanes, flavorings added to the tobacco and advertising. The European Commission has no doubts: "Former smokers are irresistible." This is the title of the ambitious three-year campaign carried out with a budget of 16 million only for the first year, he wants to deal a blow to smoking in Europe.

Chavez reappears after 12 days on Twitter

Hugo Chavez spare sunrise today. After 12 days of silence, and after having undergone emergency surgery on June 10 in Havana, Venezuelan President reappeared through the social network Twitter. "Good day my candangueros! Today is my Army day dawned bright and the sun! What a huge hug to my soldiers and my people loved you" Chavez wrote in the early hours of Friday morning in his account @chavezcandanga.

New York Senate approves gay marriage

In a historic vote, the Senate of the State of New York legalized gay marriage. The Republicans still had need for change, but then the Senate voted on the Act: The U.S. state of New York is poised to legalize gay marriage. It would be the sixth and most populous state, are allowed to marry in the same-sex couples.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Freedom Flotilla: ten boats aagainst the Israeli blockade

A year ago it was a massacre: the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza was attacked at sea by Israeli special forces and 9 people were killed. It was the end of May. This year at least a dozen boats will set sail again to Gaza Strip to bring aid to the Palestinians and overcome the Israeli naval blockade.

"The blockade of Gaza is a crime against civilians"

This blockade is a violation of human dignity, it is a humiliation, it is inhumane and illegal, it is a war crime, collective punishment of the first class. The International Committee of the Red Cross said that the reduction or the partial lifting of the blockade does not mean anything. This blockade must be lifted completely.

There is currently no threat in Gaza of a real famine, but what is in Gaza, the blockade has destroyed the lives, destroyed industry, agriculture, development, education and health. There is a humanitarian disaster. All this is done by the Israeli occupation against Palestinian civilians.

Almost 12 000 Syrians are in Turkish refugee camps

The number of Syrian refugees in five camps mounted welcomed in Turkey amounted to twelve thousand, authorities said. According to Turkish authorities, yesterday entered the country 578 thousand refugees, a record, of which fifty were treated for various reasons in several hospitals in Hatay, and 15 of them suffered injuries due to firearms. On Thursday morning was from the Turkish side of the border as Syrian troops entered a border town.

Libyan Rebels in secret contacts with Gaddafi opponents in Tripoli

The Libyan rebels held secret contacts with opponents of the regime of Colonel Muammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, the BBC revealed today. Several members of the National Transitional Council (CNT) in Benghazi have claimed that hold secret talks to prepare for the fall of the Libyan regime and that these contacts are made through Skype and satellite phones.

€ crisis: new savings program shocked Greece

The Greek public has reacted with horror to the first details of the new austerity program of Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou. "It is the coup de grace for our income," headlined on Friday, the left-liberal newspaper "Eleftherotypia".

Friday, June 24, 2011

Gas Dispute in Ukraine: Tymoshenko called start of the trial as a farce

She appeared with a rose in his hand: the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Tymoshenko, sued  to a gas agreement with Russia. It's about a deal with Russia. It's about power and money. This is the background for the appearance of Tymoshenko in Kiev in court. The indictment puts the former Ukrainian prime minister in connection with abuse of office concluded by gas deal with Russia. According to the prosecution, these agreements have been extremely unfavorable for Kiev.

France and Spain withdrew troops from Afghanistan

After the U.S. President, Barack Obama, announced the withdrawal of 10,000 troops in Afghanistan between July and December this year, France and Spain reported the return of their troops, a timetable will be similar to the U.S. forces. The office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the withdrawal of its nearly four thousand soldiers in Afghanistan will begin this summer in coordination "with our allies and the Afghan authorities." As France has a smaller contingent of troops deployed in the region than does the United States, its removal will also be lower.

Agreement at EU summit: Italian Draghi as new ECB chief

The Heads of State and Government have agreed on the Italian Mario Draghi as the new President of the European Central Bank. The EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy reported on Friday in Brussels. Draghi start this office on 1 November in Frankfurt.

Israel ready to intercept a flotilla to Gaza

Israel "is determined" to intercept a fleet of ten vessels to sail from Greece next week to transport humanitarian aid to Gaza, warned Thursday the Israeli ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor. "Israel is determined to stop the fleet. Israel has the right to self-defense".

Romania is preparing a law to exterminate 2 million stray dogs

On June 21, Romania's Parliament has postponed once again due to time constraints, the discussion of a law to kill stray dogs that populate the country. And fortunately, because the well-known PL Bill 912 would authorize the brutal extermination of more than 2 million stray. Dogs are taken to the neck on the street with a large caliper, sedated by injection calming place, knocked down, thrown in the incinerator and burned en masse.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Power Struggle in Iran: Ahmadinejad confidant arrested

Mohammed Sharif Maleksadeh is considered one of the allies of the president, the former Secretary of State is now apparently been arrested in Tehran. Corruption allegations had arisen against the politicians.

Conservative politicians had accused him of being part of a movement that would weaken the power of the cleric in the country. There were also allegations of corruption, which was rejected by the Secretary of State.

After the United States, France announced its withdrawal from Afghanistan

One year before the presidential election, and shortly after the announcement of Barack Obama's withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, France also began the end of his engagement in the country. L'Elysée, which "welcomes" the U.S. decision, has announced a "gradual withdrawal" of reinforcements sent to Afghanistan "in proportion and in a schedule similar to the withdrawal of American reinforcements."

New Exodus on the border between Syria and Turque after an offensive in the border

Syrian troops continue their offensive against the people critical of the regime of Bashar al-Assad on the border with Turkey. Today they have entered the Shogur Jisr, a town besieged by the army for days.

Released on bail, Ai Weiwei forbidden to leave Beijing

Between the artist Ai Weiwei, released on bail Wednesday, June 22, after more than two and half months of solitary confinement, not allowed to leave Beijing "without permission", said Thursday the spokesman of the Ministry of Chinese Foreign. The deposit has a term of one year and "during this period, Ai Weiwei is still under investigation.

It is not allowed to leave the country without permission," said the spokesman , Hong Lei, during a regular news briefing. "He must respond promptly to appear before the court ... without destroying evidence," said Mr Hong.

The leaders of the EU darn a message of unity to the Greek crisis

The Heads of State and Government of the European Union (EU) today started a two-day meeting in Brussels that will devote to try to project a message of unity to the Greek crisis and growing popular discontent generated by policies austerity. No formal decisions about the critical situation of Greece's finances will dominate the discussions of the leaders in this first day of European Council, which will begin with a working dinner.

Obama urges immediate cease-fire in Sudan region

President Barack Obama urged the leaders of Sudan and southern Sudan for an immediate ceasefire in the disputed region of South Kordofan, after signing an agreement to reduce tensions in that area. Obama warned that if the government of Sudan continues its campaign of bombings against civilians and harassment of UN peacekeepers (UN), this will result in greater international isolation.

Japan earthquake of 6.7 degrees records

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale shook northeastern Japan at 6:51 pm local time on Thursday (21:51 GMT Wednesday), Meteorological Agency of Japan, with no reports of injuries or damage. It said it was canceled a tsunami warning issued for coast of Iwate Prefecture.

The strong quake was felt in the city of Hashikami, Aomori Prefecture, and coastal areas of northern Iwate Prefecture, including the city of Morioka, reported Kyodo news agency. The earthquake was felt with less intensity in some parts of the prefectures of the region, Miyagi and Akita.

Brazil granted a residence permit to Cesare Battisti

The Italian Cesare Battisti was obtained Wednesday, June 22, a permanent residence permit in Brazil, a decision expected in early June after the denial of justice to extradite former activist of the extreme left to Italy, which continues to claim it.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Michelle Obama paid tribute to victims of Apartheid

The U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama paid tribute to the victims of the apartheid regime and called Apartheid South African youth to defeat the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). In a speech to young women in the Catholic church of Regina Mundi (Queen of the World) in Soweto, a symbol of Apertheid, Mrs. Obama noted the success that now represents the struggle against the regime, which allowed to end the social differences.

Riots in Belfast: the battlefield of a divided society

A peace agreement among politicians does not mean that social conflicts are actually resolved. Shots rang through the night, more than 500 partially masked youths threw another petrol bombs and missiles, a press photographer was wounded at the leg: Protestant and Catholic young people have a confrontation in the night on this Wednesday in the east of the Northern Irish capital Belfast.

The Chinese government released the artist and dissident Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, artist and activist, was freed. The architect, author of 'Bird's Nest', the national stadium in Beijing, was released today on bail after two months of detention. The police have released, as reported by the Chinese press agency, for good behavior in confessing the crime. Ai, who had been jailed for tax fraud.

Italy defends the Freedom Flotilla 2

The Italian Association of Democratic Lawyers is extremely concerned about the possibility of new violent and illegal actions by the Israeli armed forces against the Freedom Flotilla 2 of solidarity with Gaza, which, as little more than a year ago, innocent victims and determine vulnerable to serious new international law.

Syria: Arrest of a hundred students, Damascus more isolated

Syria is more isolated, Wednesday, June 22, the day after the arrest of over a hundred students in Damascus and Damascus calls while increasing its cooperation with concerned international community. Tuesday night, according to information reported by militants, security forces stormed the campus in Damascus, beating students and arresting over a hundred of them during a demonstration in the university.

France and Britain in the EU pose new sanctions against the Syrian Regime

The European Union has extended sanctions against Syria today and has included four people from that country, three Iranians and four companies linked to the Army. The list of sanctions by France and the UK has been approved from the other EU countries, according to diplomatic sources have indicated. This is the third round of sanctions imposed by the EU against Syria after the violent repression of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and is an "important message" to Damascus regime of repression is "unacceptable," added the sources.

Paris does not want a pause in operations in Libya

Paris is opposed to "any pause in operations" of the coalition in Libya, as claimed by Italy, saying it "could allow Muammar Gaddafi to save time and reorganize," said on Wednesday June 22, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "The coalition countries and the Contact Group meeting in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago, were unanimous on the strategy: we must increase the pressure on Gaddafi," said Bernard Valero, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For the first time since 1949, Chinese will go to Taiwan

Taiwan has lifted Wednesday, June 22, the ban on visas for Chinese tourists. Taiwan accomplished individual visas for five hundred Chinese tourists per day. The Chinese could go to Taiwan with a tourist visa, but only in groups.

Mexican police arrested the leader of one of the seven major Mexican cartels

Mexican police arrested Jose de Jesus "El Chango" Mendez, a memeber of drug cartel La Familia. "With this arrest, all that remained of the structure of command was destroyed," said a spokesman. Mexican police had already dealt a serious blow to La Familia in December, killing one of its two leaders, Nazario Moreno.

Israel approves construction of 200 thousand Palestinian homes in Gaza

Israel has authorized the construction of new houses for 200 thousand Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which was one of the largest housing projects in the territory for years, military authorities said Tuesday. The agency that coordinates activities in the Palestinian areas Israelis said that in addition to housing, authorized the construction of 18 schools in southern Gaza.

Israel, which controls the transport of cargo crossing into Gaza has long banned the entry of construction materials in the coastal strip since Hamas militants took control of the area in 2007. Israel fears such items as cement, metals and glass can be used for military purposes by the leaders of Hamas.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Michelle Obama and her two daughters to meet with Nelson Mandela

The U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters on Tuesday met with Nelson Mandela during a private visit in which the icon in the struggle against apartheid looked healthy. A photo released by the Nelson Mandela Foundation showed the former South African president, 92 years old and largely retired from public life, sitting on a couch next to Mrs. Obama in his house.

Arab League prepares legal file support to Palestine to join UN

The Arab League has prepared a legal case in the framework of a mobilization plan "to support Palestinian request a full member to the UN," an official source. The announcement was made by the secretary general of the pan-Arab organization, Ahmed bin Heli.

Russia: Putin wants to prevent UN resolution on Syria

Russia remains in dispute over a UN resolution against Syria's Assad: Prime Minister Putin wants to prevent international intervention in Libya. The members of the UN Security Council can not agree on a common stance on Syria. "The interference in the affairs of a sovereign state has no future," said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday after meeting with his French counterpart Francois Fillon in Paris.

Ban Ki-moon confirmed as leader of the UN

Ban Ki-moon has been confirmed today by the General Assembly of the UN to help the UN for the second consecutive term. The confirmation of the former South Korean foreign minister, 67, had already been suggested last Friday by the Security Council.

Afghanistan, U.S. near the turn "Retire 10,000 men this year"

The United States is prepared to significantly reduce the military engagement in Afghanistan: At least ten thousand men before the end of the year. The official announcement will come probably in the televised speech to the nation that President Barack Obama will tomorrow night in prime-time.

Obama warns against Netanyahu of "tactical disagreements" on the peace process

Although the links between the U.S. and its ally Israel to be "unbreakable," Obama warned that "tactical disagreements" could emerge in the coming months and that they threaten the American-Israeli relationship. Obama was speaking at an event organized by the "Democratic friends of Israel" to raise funds for the presidential campaign next year.

"The United States as Israel will have to look at this new landscape with new eyes," said the American president, referring to the change in the region gives diplomatic induced by the "Arab spring". "Keep doing the same things we do hope that this time it works, it will not be enough," he argued.

Police arrests Berlusconi confidant

The Italian police have arrested the Berlusconi confidant Dario Mora. He allegedly diverted eight million euros from the bankrupt his company.

Taliban kidnaps child to force her to commit attacks

The Pakistani police released an eight year old girl who was abducted by the Taliban to force her to commit an attack against security forces. In a press conference broadcast on Pakistani television, the National Police presented the girl, identified as Sohan Javaid, through a video in which she describes how she was abducted and forced to be a kamikaze.

Libya, Afghanistan: Royal Air Force considers itself "overheating"

The number two in the Royal Air Force (RAF) is sounding the alarm. Sir Simon Bryant just told British parliamentarians that if operation in Libya was to last beyond the month of September, the ability of the Air Force to meet, in the future, new emergencies will be compromised.

Arrested in Pakistan a girl with an explosive vest

Pakistani police arrested a small girl, eight years old, at a checkpoint in Balambat in Dir, a zone in the northwest border with Afghanistan. She wore a vest with explosives to carry out an attack.

Wednesdays Obama announce the details of the withdrawal from Afghanistan

The U.S. president, Barack Obama, will announce on Wednesday the details of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

At least 44 dead in plane crash in Russia

At least 44 people died, Monday, June 20 evening, the crash landing on a highway from a Russian aircraft near the airport in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, north-west Russia. "The latest information, 52 people were aboard the plane, 44 died and eight were injured," said a ministry official emergency situations.

The EU conditions to aid Greece

Greece is "determined" to carry out the reforms needed to clean up its debt and expects the European Union  that it shows solidarity, said, Monday, June 20, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou.

An earthquake measuring 6.3 strikes northern Chile

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale was felt on Monday in northern Chile, according to the American Institute of Geophysics (USGS). The Chilean authorities do not report any casualties or damage. The quake occurred at 12 h 35 local time. The epicenter was located at a depth of 111.3 kilometers, about 90 km northeast of Calama, a city of more than 100 000 inhabitants, situated in the heart of the Atacama Desert.

Former President Ben Ali and his wife sentenced to 35 years in prison

Former Tunisian President Ben Ali and his wife, Leila Trabelsi, were sentenced in absentia Monday, June 20, thirty-five years in prison each, in a trial where he was prosecuted for embezzlement of public funds. A verdict called "joke" by counsel for Mr. Ben Ali.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Aerolineas Argentinas resumes flights to southern Argentina

Aerolineas Argentinas has begun normally scheduled Monday flights to Ushuaia and Rio Gallegos after several days without work in Patagonia, the company said. It uses the Pacific route, until the cessation of volcanic activity, in order to ensure the operation and avoiding, to the west of the mountains, the effects arising from the ash cloud caused by the volcano in Chile Puyehue.

Riots: Syrians protest after Assad's speech

In Syria, there has been for the TV address by President Assad new protests. In many cities, people took to the streets and refused the offer of talks. The despot has been promised reform - but the demonstrators also attacked.

Hosni Mubarak suffering from a stomach cancer

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was diagnosed with stomach cancer, according to his lawyer Monday, June 20. The announcement comes as the Rais is scheduled to appear in court on August 3. "He has a stomach cancer and tumors are increasing," said his lawyer, Farid al-Dib to Agence France-Presse.

Blair's party for his son: the children have to pay

For the honor of participating in a celebration of his son, Blairs have asked money to the children. The couple held a year-end party for the youngest son Leo (11 years) and called home all his classmates, but then  all young people have been asked to pay 10 pounds for the privilege.

There are five million people affected by rains in China

China state media says more than five million people have been affected or displaced by floods in the east of the country, which has also led to food shortages. The torrential rains of water covered large areas of the provinces of Hubei and Zejiang, including some 432 thousand 200 hectares of farmland, said state news agency Xinhua.

Nearly one canceled business operations and 5.7 million people have seen their lives disrupted by the storm. In addition, just over seven thousand houses collapsed or were damaged and direct economic losses are estimated at nearly $ 930 million.

Syria: EU wants new sanctions

Syrian dictator Assad, in a speech to the people, accused again saboteurs to carry power to the country  and promised only a few reforms. The state television carried the speech at the University of Damascus and the applause of Assad's supporters, who filled the hall. For the third time since the protests, Assad turned to the people of Syria - and repeated his accusations. The regime's opponents are extremists who would have modern weapons and communications equipment procured.

Yemen's army strikes down 13 members of Al Qaeda

Thirteen suspected al Qaeda and two soldiers were killed in fighting in the city of Zinjibar, in South Yemen, where gunmen killed two soldiers, military officials said.

Refugees are growing in the world

The number of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons continues to grow worldwide. It reaches nearly 44 million people in 2010. Contrary to popular belief, 80% of these refugees are in developing countries, says UN agency for refugees (UNHCR) in a report, on the occasion of World Refugee Day. The note said "a serious imbalance in international support to uprooted people." "Developing countries host four-fifths of the refugees, at a time when hostility towards refugees is increasing in many industrialized countries," the report says.

Libya, killed nine civilians in a raid, NATO admits error

NATO has admitted this evening to have caused civilian casualties in a raid on Tripoli last night led, in a press release stating that the error may have been due to a technical malfunction. According to a statement posted on the website of the Alliance, the chosen target was a missile site located in the Libyan capital.

Greece will vote over new constitution

Greek Prime Minister Papandreou goes on the offensive: He wants to put Tuesday's cabinet vote of confidence to the debt crisis and to promote a referendum on a new constitution in the autumn. But the opposition is skeptical. Greek Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou confirmed on Sunday in parliamentary negotiations on a second rescue package in a similar extent as in the previous level of 110 billion €.

Israel, so the extension of 2,000 homes postponed meeting between Abbas and Hamas leaders

The Israeli government has approved the expansion of 2,000 houses in East Jerusalem said on Friday the Israeli Interior Ministry. Each house can be increased in a room. Meanwhile, has been postponed until a later date the meeting scheduled for Tuesday in Cairo between the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.

Madrid, 'indignados' back to the streets

New day of protest, joyous and peaceful, in Madrid. Six-speed gearbox, called the Movement 15-M have been through the capital, directed towards the Plaza de Neptuno, near the Parliament, to protest against austerity measures and seek a general strike. A human tide invades Madrid.  The summer heat did not stop thousands of protesters of every age, many young people but also families with children who have begun to march, according to assembly points, the first time in the morning , chanting slogans and hoisting posters ('Let us walk together against the crisis and capital', 'listen to the anger of the people', 'It's called democracy and it is not').

Gates confirms, contacts with Taliban "Important hour out who represents them"

The U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on CNN today that the State Department, together with authorities of other countries, is conducting negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan, confirming what was mentioned yesterday by Afghan President Hamid Karzai. But it might take months before that give fruits their efforts to reach a peace agreement, said the defense secretary, who will leave office later this month.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

New York could become the sixth U.S. state to celebrate same-sex marriages.

On Monday, New York could become the sixth U.S. state to celebrate same-sex marriages. The Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo, a passionate supporter of gay rights, has obtained the support of two Republican senators, but it needs at least one more vote to pass the measure.

Obama accelerates beginning of the end of hostilities in Afghanistan

Barack Obama has decided to accelerate the withdrawal and make the movement of troops already planned for July - and until now considered almost symbolic - a real beginning of the end of hostilities. The Americans are out of Afghanistan because Al Qaeda has been defeated.

Castro visited Chavez in the hospital

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, remains hospitalized in a Havana hospital after emergency operation he underwent last week during an official trip to the island. Cuba's official press today published the first photos of Chavez to receive the visit of Raul and Fidel Castro.

UN report shows weakness in Japan nuclear safety

Japanese officials did not conduct a review of measures taken after 2002 to protect the plant in Fukushima of possible tsunamis, and steps were insufficient to avoid the accident three months ago, said a UN report. A detailed assessment of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) suggests several shortcomings both before and after a tsunami which crippled the power station in March.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fukushima plant decontamination water stopped five hours after its commissioning

The plant decontamination of radioactive water built at the Fukushima nuclear power plant  was arrested five hours after its inception, because of excessive levels of radiation, said the Saturday, June 18 operator of the plant. Parts of the system that absorb radioactive cesium must be changed much sooner than expected because of excessive levels of radiation, officials said Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO).

French court opens an investigation against Ben Ali and Mubarak

The Paris prosecutor's office announced Friday, June 17, he had opened two criminal investigations against  MM. Ben Ali and Mubarak. The two judicial inquiries were opened on June 14, said the prosecutor.

Saudi women get behind the wheel

Many Saudi women drove a car Friday, June 17 in response to a call by activists to challenge the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia. Several postings on social networking testified.

United Airlines planes grounded by computer failure

All the U.S. airline United Airlines planes, on Friday night, grounded  due to a computer failure. "At about 19 h 15, Chicago time, United Airlines had a computer crash that interrupted the departure of flights with the shipments at airports and reservation systems," said a spokesman.

Angelina Jolie Visits Syrian Refugees

Actress Angelina Jolie was briefed on the situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey. The UN special ambassador had boxes of toys here. In the camps the situation is more tense: Some people have begun a hunger strike. Altinözü - She came in a private plane, and with boxes full of toys.

Suppression of protests in Syria leaves over 20 dead

At least 22 protesters were killed by gunfire from security forces of Syria, another day of massive protests against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the country. According to the local coordinating committee, a group that coordinates and documents the demonstrations, repression on Friday claimed ten lives in the southern village of Deal, nine in the central city of Homs, two in the capital's suburb Harasta, and a more in the northern Aleppo.

Israel is determined to use force against the upcoming Gaza flotilla

Less than two weeks before the start of a new flotilla to Gaza, the determination of Israeli military officials is flawless: no boats will be allowed to break the naval blockade imposed by the Jewish state in order to reach the territory controlled by the Islamist movement Hamas.

Israel does not intend to make an excessive use of force, but if his soldiers "face violence" of some passengers, "they respond", which means there is likely to be injured and perhaps killed.

UN Human Rights Council has condemned discrimination based on sexual orientation

The UN Human Rights Council has condemned, for the first time, discrimination based on sexual orientation. By resolution, the body strengthens the rights of gays and lesbians. Opposition came mainly from African and Arab states. It is a step toward equality for gays and lesbians: The UN Human Rights Council on Friday demanded in a resolution independent equal rights for all people of their sexual orientation.

Morocco is entering a new era

Morocco will not longer be a quasi-absolute monarchy, although in practice not as authoritarian, but also will become a European-style parliamentary monarchy. You'll be halfway there. King Mohamed VI, 47, delivered a speech tonight in which he presented the new Constitution, which provides a cut of his powers and an increase in the Government and Parliament.

Specifically, the king must choose the prime minister, to be named Prime Minister, within the parliamentary majority. This will now appoint the ministers, senior officials, directors of public companies and ambassadors, although some of these positions require the approval of the sovereign.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Decontamination of water in Fukushima, a priority

The 110 000 tons of radioactive water that flooded the plant currently rugged Fukushima must absolutely be decontaminated, otherwise flow into the sea by one week. Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has tested a facility to help decontaminate the water used to cool reactor damaged by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11.

Ban Ki-moon asked Assad "to stop killing people"

While thousands of Syrians have fled to Turkey, the Damascus regime continues to repress dissent. Opponents call Friday to protest, while continued nightly parades throughout the country. The convictions of the international community are increasing. The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Assad to stop the killings.

Greek Defense Minister moves to the Finance Department

It is probably the most difficult job in Greece: Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou, Evangelos Venizelos has appointed a new finance minister. The 54-year-old who was previously the defense department - now he takes a completely dilapidated state budget.

Us deputy involved in sex scandal resigns

Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York, 46 years, involved in a sex scandal, announced his resignation last night by the U.S. Congress, in a crowded press conference at a senior center in Brooklyn. Weiner is probably the first political victim of social networks: it all started three weeks ago to a technical error on Twitter, the popular micro-blogging service.

NATO launches new attack in Tripoli

The renewed diplomatic efforts to end Libya's civil war seemed to be gaining momentum, while thunderous airstrikes Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) once again beat the residential complex of Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli. Officials in the capital said they are open to international efforts that would end four months of fighting between forces loyal to the old leader and the rebels who control the eastern third of the country, plus a few enclaves in the West.

Argentina. Several locations in Neuquen and Rio Black, declared disaster areas by the ashes of the Puyehue

Some areas of Neuquén and Black River (south), the two Argentine provinces most affected by the ash emanating from the Chilean volcano Puyehue, have been declared disaster and economic emergency, social tourism and their respective authorities. The governor of Neuquén, Jorge Sapag, has made this declaration in the Department of the Lakes, where La Angostura, a resort town located just 40 miles east of the crater, where the mantle of ash rises to 30 centimeters thick.

Four soldiers were killed and two wounded in separate attacks in southern Thailand

Four soldiers were killed in an ambush and two others wounded in separate attacks carried out by guerrillas of the Islamic separatist movement in southern Thailand, police sources said today. The soldiers were shot at close range by rebels while on patrol Thursday a food market in Pattani, capital of the province of the same name and located a thousand kilometers from Bangkok, said the provincial police station.

Syrian army fires at the Neaman accesses Maarrat

The Army and the Syrian security forces fired indiscriminately at the entrance of the Neaman Maarrat, northwest of Damascus, where thousands have fled, reported Syrian opposition groups. The organization said in Facebook Flash thousands of citizens have fled the town, located in the province of Idleb, where security forces fired indiscriminately in their entries, which for the moment there are victims.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Egyptian Al Qaeda names new leader

The veteran militant Ayman al-Zawahri took command of Al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden's death, on Thursday reported an Islamist website, fulfilling expectations after being the number two of the organization for a long time. Zawahri, bin Laden lieutenant and mastermind behind much of the strategy of Al Qaeda, vowed this month to keep the campaign against the United States and its allies.

"The overall leadership of Al Qaeda, after completing their inquiries, today announced that Sheikh Dr. Ayman Zawahiri, may God grant you success, has assumed the responsibility of commanding the group," the site said Ansar al-Mujahideen (followers of Holy Warriors) in a statement. Zawahri, an Egyptian-born, was considered the most likely successor to bin Laden, the man blamed for the attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington, who was killed by U.S.

Japan launches operation of large-scale search for missing tsunami

The Japanese government launched a new search operation on a large scale to try to find the remains of thousands of missing persons in areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March. According to public broadcaster NHK, about four thousand troops from the Police, the Self-Defense Forces (Army) and the Fire will tour until Saturday some of the towns hardest hit by the catastrophe in Miyagi Prefecture, and Ishinomaki, Kesennuma and Minami Sanriku.

Argentina .- Three soldiers injured when an explosive device at a naval base Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina 16 Jun. Three soldiers were wounded Thursday when an explosive device in the armory of the Marines in the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base, 30 kilometers from Bahía Blanca, as confirmed by military sources. The fact happened just after 9:00 local time (14.00 CET Spanish), when the number two of a battalion of Marines, Captain Maximilian Canepa, with two NCOs ran the armory, as reported by the Argentina Telam official agency.

UN warning on rising violence in Sudan

Senior officials from the United Nations (UN) warned today of escalating violence in the state of South Kordofan in Sudan, which has left 65 dead and 60 000 displaced people outside the region. In a statement issued by his office Thursday, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon called on the warring parties to allow unhindered access to UN Mission in that country and humanitarian aid for the affected population .

Falkland .- Argentina as "a regrettable act of arrogance" that Cameron refused to negotiate the sovereignty of the islands

BUENOS AIRES, 16 Jun. The Government of Argentina as "a deplorable act of arrogance", the statements of British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who has reiterated that the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, claimed by both countries, "not negotiable" , as recorded by a Foreign Ministry statement said the South American country.

Argentina has interpreted the words of 'premier' as an attempt to "put an end to history" of a dispute over sovereignty recognized by the United Nations, through two resolutions that call on the search for a negotiated solution. In his opinion, "this position is in addition to continuing contempt of the British Government to repeated UN mandate and the many appeals of the international community," urging both countries to resume negotiations.

Papandreou remodels the Government following the rejection of the opposition

Greek Prime Minister, the socialist George Papandreou on Wednesday announced a government reshuffle, which will be announced tomorrow, after the main opposition party rejected his offer to integrate a national unity Executive to get to Greece crisis. The proposal coincided with the third general strike so far this year.

The call, with a massive following, was seen as sometimes marked by violent incidents that have resulted in dozens of injuries and arrests. The trigger for the strike was the draconian economic adjustment that the Greek government, opposed by all political forces and some of his fellow-must move forward before the next day 29, a condition imposed by the European Union and the Fund International Monetary Fund to release the next tranche of the bailout agreed in May 2010 (12,000 million euros, that Athens should receive in July).

London 2012: Hundreds of Olympic tickets went on Gaddafi clan

British fighter jets bombed targets in Libya almost daily by those in power Gaddafi - tolerates but probably soon be the land of the despot's henchmen in the middle of London: The regime has received hundreds of tickets for the Olympic Games, held in 2012 in the British capital. London - It will be a sports event of superlatives, but the Olympics threatens London 2012 unpleasant political implications: Hundreds of tickets for sports events have gone to the regime of Libya's Muammar al-Gaddafi, on Wednesday confirmed a spokeswoman for the Olympic organizing committee .

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Argentina for the first time gives citizenship to a person born in the Falkland Islands

BUENOS AIRES, 15 Jun. The son of a British veteran of the Falklands War - took place in 1982 - has become the first person born in the archipelago to receive a national of Argentina, a fact that has been held by the Government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. James Peck, a painter of 43 years, received Tuesday his hands DNI Fernandez de Kirchner in an emotional ceremony that commemorated the 29 years of defeat by British troops during the war in which Argentina lost sovereignty Falkland Islands.

Japan prepares radiation measurement scale after Fukushima

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday launched a large-scale study to measure radiation, sending officials to parks, schoolyards and other places to reassure parents about the leak of the Fukushima nuclear plant damaged in March by a tsunami. The research was conducted in 100 locations. The previous readings of radiation have been limited to a single place in the city of more than 13 million people.

Overnight curfew ends in Egypt

Egypt takes another step toward normalcy and says goodbye to the night curfew that has kept the Army from Jan. 29 to fight insecurity on the roads and streets Egypt after the revolution. In recent weeks, the curfew had been reduced to just three hours from 2:00 to 5:00 local time (00:00 and 03:00 GMT) - although it came to be in effect from 16:00 to 08:00 am local time (14:00 and 06:00 GMT) during the first days of demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak.

Chile .- Argentina and Uruguay resume air operations

BUENOS AIRES / MONTEVIDEO, 15 Jun. Airports in Argentina and Uruguay resumed on Wednesday morning of its flights to domestic and international destinations, after a week of crisis in the airspace of the Southern Cone as a result of the eruption Chile Puyehue. LAN Airlines agreed to resume "progressively operations" in Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires from 08.30 hours (13.30 hours in mainland Spain).

Barack Obama called for the resignation of Anthony Weiner

After two weeks of scandal, Anthony Weiner, 46, Democratic Representative from New York to Congress in Washington, Sunday, June 12 announced that it would take a few days off. The political class, unanimous, including Obama, now claims his resignation. Mr. Weiner is accused of using Twitter and Facebook to flirt hard with a half-dozen young women, including activists, democrats, while he is married and his wife is pregnant.

Children equipped with dosimeters in Fukushima

The city of Fukushima will equip 34 000 children in the fall of dosimeters to reassure families worried about radioactivity, which continues to escape from the nuclear accident, located about sixty kilometers. The Municipality will distribute the equipment in September.

They keep these instruments continuously measures on them for three months, said, Tuesday, June 14, an office manager in charge of education. Gauges will also be distributed to parents of children under three years on request. Since the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March that severely damaged the reactor plant, Japan has raised the level of legal exposure for the population, all ages, from 1 to 20 mSv per year, the standard adopted by many countries for the nuclear industry employees.

Spain, indignados leave the streets to go to the barrios

It's continues along the road, one that goes step by step. For nearly a month this is the content of the speeches that rise from the streets of indignados.

Bacterium, boy dies in Germany victims in Europe are now 37

The epidemic caused by the bacterium E. coli for the first time has caused the death of a child, two years, native of northern Germany. The deaths, announced by the local authorities in Europe brings to 37 the number of deaths caused by a bacteria killer. So far the youngest victim was 20 years.

The baby is dead last night in the hospital in Hanover, in Lower Saxony. All the victims were German except for a Swedish woman, died after returning from Germany. In total there are more than 3,000 people ill in 15 countries. Meanwhile, traces of Escherichia coli have been found in lettuce, reports Der Spiegel.

Brazil. Killed another activist in defense of the Amazon in Pará

Activist in defense of the Amazon Obed Loyla Souza was killed last Thursday in the Brazilian state of Pará (north), but until Tuesday, has not seen the news. The Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), linked to the Catholic Church states that Loyla Souza was shot in the ear. The body was found in the city of Tucurui, in one of the main areas of illegal logging in the state.

The CPT stated that at the moment is not known what causes this latest killing, but some evidence suggests that between January and February, the farmer representatives discussed with loggers in the region. The CPT also maintains that the day of the murder, a black van with four people inside came at Camp Hope, where the victim lived.

Possible unity government between Fatah and Hamas in Palestine

Palestinian officials said Tuesday that next week could provide a new unity government at a meeting between the president and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Meshaal, leader of Hamas. The leaders of both factions met for several hours in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss forming a new government, which Palestinians see as crucial to its efforts to seek statehood in September.

Palestinian officials said the talks coincided with the release of prisoners held by the two factions and made progress in forming a new government but had not yet agreed on a prime minister. "The name of the prime minister and the ministers will be announced to the people on Tuesday (next week)," said in an interview the second in charge of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook, who noted that Abbas and Meshaal would be in Cairo to announce the new government.

Atomic Energy Commission says that the ashes of Puyehue are not harmful to health

BUENOS AIRES, 14 Jun. The National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (CNEA) reported Tuesday that the volcano ejected ash Puyehue not contain "substances" that may be harmful to health, "such as sulfur or arsenic" , so that the government has appealed for calm to the people of the south, which for more than a week have had to endure the aftermath of the eruption of volcano in Chile.

Hundreds of flights have been canceled in recent days at the two airports in Buenos Aires, Montevideo and at major air terminals in Brazil as a result of the ash cloud that has hampered the visibility of the airspace in Argentina and Uruguay. Operations in the capitals of the two countries remain suspended until further notice.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cuba presented in an unpublished work of Che Guevara

MADRID, 14 Jun. Che Guevara Studies Center presents this Tuesday in Havana, a work that chronicles the exploits of Argentine-born guerrilla of the years before the triumph of the Cuban revolution of 1959. The book bears the name "Journal of a fighter 'and will be presented by the Southern Ocean editorial the same day this revolutionary icon fulfilled 83 years if he were alive.

The new publication "covers the unique moments of armed struggle in Cuba" since the arrival of the yacht Granma on the island on December 2, 1956 until the triumph of the revolution on January 1, 1959, "who was told by one of its main players: the Argentine-Cuban Commander Ernesto Che Guevara, "said the editorial.

Chile .- Puyehue ash cloud reached the cities of southern Brazil

SAO PAULO, 14 June (Reuters) - The ash cloud ejected from the Chilean chain of volcanoes Puyehue-Cordón Caulle came to the cities of Porto Alegre and Florianopolis, southern Brazil, where as in Argentina and Uruguay remained suspended some air operations. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB), based on information from the Argentine center responsible for monitoring the ashes that have affected air traffic in the Southern Cone, reported that the cloud began to be in that nation.

Cuba.Presented in an unpublished work of Che Guevara recounts his exploits in the years before the revolution

The Che Guevara Studies Center presents this Tuesday in Havana a work that chronicles the exploits of Argentine-born guerrilla of the years before the triumph of the Cuban revolution of 1959. The book bears the name "Journal of a fighter 'and will be presented by the Southern Ocean editorial the same day this revolutionary icon fulfill if he were alive 83 years.

The new publication "covers the unique moments of armed struggle in Cuba" since the arrival of the yacht Granma on the island on December 2, 1956 until the triumph of the revolution on January 1, 1959, "who was told by one of its main protagonists: the Argentine-Cuban Commander Ernesto Che Guevara, "says the publisher.

Syria: U.S., Spain and France condemn the repression

The United States "strongly condemns" the new violence that took place in Syria during the weekend, said Monday, June 13 the spokesman of the White House, Jay Carney. "(...) We strongly condemn the violence in Syria," Mr. Carney said at a press briefing on the plane Air Force One carrying President Barack Obama in North Carolina.

"President [Bashar Al-] Assad should initiate a political dialogue. A transition must take place. If Assad does not preside over the transition, then he must withdraw," he said the spokesperson. The Syrian army intervened in force to take control of Al-Jisr Choughour, a city northwest of the country to quell an unprecedented protest against the regime of Assad.

Hezbollah leads the newly formed Lebanese government

After five months of arduous negotiations, Lebanon has set Monday, June 13 a new government. Hezbollah and its allies, including the Christian Michel Aoun, have carved out the lion's share portfolios with nineteen out of thirty, with the remainder split between supporters of the Head of State, Michel Suleiman, the new Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, considered "neutral." Hassan Nasrallah's party gets two posts.

Obama suggests that Congressman Weiner should resign

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has said in an exclusive interview with NBC television that he would resign if he was Anthony Weiner, Democrat of New York by the House of Representatives and who admitted last week have sent pictures and messages of contents six women sexually in the United States through the Twitter network.

"I can say that if I resign," said President Barack Obama, who was questioned about the case of Anthony Weiner in an exclusive interview he has given the U.S. chain. It is the first time the U.S. president and leader of the Democratic Party for some kind of statement about it since it was uncovered the scandal photos.

Argentina returned to the U.S. Argentina/EEUU.- the material seized in February in a military aircraft

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina 14 Jun. finally returned to the United States seized the material last February in a U.S. military plane, a case that led to a bitter misunderstanding between the two countries. The U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires says in a statement that the incident has been "satisfactorily resolved." "The incident involving the retention of materials owned by the Government of the United States, related to a previous joint training activity planned and approved, that involuntary administrative failures, should be seized, has been satisfactorily resolved," are the words of the legation.

Chile .- Aerolíneas Argentinas, Austral, and LAN cancel their flights in Buenos Aires by volcanic ash

BUENOS AIRES, 14 Jun. Aerolineas Argentinas, Austral, and LAN have canceled all flights to and from airports Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza by the presence in its airspace of the ash from the volcano in Chile Puyehue. Argentine companies reported that its flights to Mexico and Italy, scheduled for Monday night (early Tuesday in Spain), finally dismissed at 11.00 and 11.15 hours on Tuesday morning (16.00 and 16.15 hours on Tuesday afternoon , respectively).

France calls on Brazil to change its position on Syria

.- The French envoy to the UN called on Monday for the skeptic Brazil to support a European draft resolution that would condemn Syria for its bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters. Brazil, India and South Africa, has expressed reservations about the draft prepared by Britain, France, Germany and Portugal.

Russia and China have suggested they might veto the text. The result, UN diplomats said, is a stalemate in the Security Council from 15 countries. It is still unclear when and whether European countries will put the draft resolution to a vote. "The Brazilian government has denounced the use of force in Syria and demanded that a political process responds to the aspirations of the Syrian people," said the French ambassador, Gerard Araud, the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo.

Gadhafi forces attack oil refinery in Misrata

.- Forces of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi on Monday bombed a refinery that supplies the rebel city of Misrata, after the insurgents launched an offensive into the coastal city of Zliten in the West. Zliten fighting near the rebellion would take closer to Tripoli, the Libyan leader's stronghold located 200 kilometers west of Misrata.

A correspondent near the port of Misrata said six rockets hit the refinery's generators, damaging seriously. "The damage is enough to stop production at the refinery, which has been working at a fraction of its total capacity to supply the city of Misrata" said Juma Abu-FONASA engineer.

Argentina .- arrested a former soldier accused of committing crimes against humanity during the last dictatorship

BUENOS AIRES, 14 Jun. The Argentine authorities have arrested in Buenos Aires Cao Leopoldo former military, accused of committing crimes against humanity during the last military dictatorship (1976-1983), who was a fugitive from justice from the past 26 May. Cao leakage led to the suspension of the trial was proceeding against him and five other alleged repressors for six disappearances, 21 deprivation of liberty and torture in the performance of their duties in the Society of Engineers Regiment Number Seven Goya.

Somalia takes commitment to drive out Al Qaeda

The president of Somalia, Sharif Ahmed, said his security forces to defeat al Qaeda and militants in the country devastated by war, this after last week killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, one of the insurgents linked to the network more Sunni Wanted in Africa. "We dominated Al Qaeda and Al Shabab in Somalia, who are weak and now dissolved," said President and Sheikh, which the Horn of Africa country has been without an effective central government since 1991.

Clinton promises to quadruple food aid

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced during his official visit to Tanzania to quadruple aid to fight child malnutrition in the African country to reach seven million dollars a year. According to Clinton, the administration of President Barack Obama has changed perceptions about child nutrition and has acted in reliance on scientific evidence indicates that good nutrition of a child in the first thousand days is essential, since it determines the rest of his life.

The ash cloud from Puyehue keeps the chaos in South America

The ash cloud from the volcano Puyehue in Chile continues to create chaos in the air transport system in South America. Today, adverse weather conditions has been retained suspended operations at the two main airports in Buenos Aires and Uruguay, leaving thousands of people trapped in the terminal. Aerolineas Argentinas and its subsidiary Austral local subsidiary of Lan Chile again Sunday night to cancel their flights to and from Ezeiza International Airport, the chief of Argentina, located on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and in the terminal domestic and regional flights from the capital, known as Aeroparque.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Following elections in Turkey eleven wounded in a bomb blast

.- Eleven people were injured when a bomb exploded in the Turkish province of Sirnak, southeast of the country, near the border with Iraq, during the celebrations after Sunday's general. Said today the Turkish news agency Anadolu, the bomb exploded last night at a celebration in the main square of Sirnak, capital of that province, supporters of the pro-Kurdish Party for Peace and Democracy (BDP), which celebrated its crushing victory in this region.

Killing more than 100 faithful to Gadhafi in clash with rebels

At least a hundred brigades loyal to Colonel Muammar Gadhafi were killed in the last hours in clashes with rebels in the region of Zawiyah, west of Tripoli, reported the Qatari television network Al Jazeera. The sources add that these clashes, a special virulence, have also claimed the lives of 15 rebels.

The area where the fighting is characterized by successive booms of explosions and exchanges of heavy fire, the sources explained, quoting a spokesman for the rebels fighting since February to get the hang of the regime in Tripoli. Forces loyal to Gadhafi have been forced to retrench and cut the road linking the capital to the border to try to block any rebel reinforcements, the sources indicated.

Syrian refugees in Turkey are close to seven thousand people

.- The number of refugees who have settled in border camps in recent days has risen to nearly seven thousand, according to Turkish officials said Monday. According to the Anadolu news agency, the Disaster Management and Emergency Situations reported that since yesterday entered Turkey thousand other Syrians, who were assigned to the fourth camp established in the border town of Boynudogru.

The number of Syrians who lived in camps in Turkey today, having been monitored his health and identity, had risen this morning up to six thousand 817 people. Crescent, an organization equivalent to the Red Cross in Muslim countries, provides three hot meals to the refugees in camps, while the Turkish population has provided them with clothing and cooking equipment.

Eight workers were exposed to radiation Fukushima

.- At least eight workers who tried to control the damaged reactor of a nuclear plant in northwest were exposed to more radiation than allowed under new safety rules, officials said Monday the government. Three of the six reactors at the Fukushima plant merged after the tsunami and the March 11 left without electricity to the complex.

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from the area. The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, Tokyo Electric Power, also known as TEPCO, earlier reported that two workers were exposed to more radiation than allowed. The exhibition of six workers was discovered after nearly two thousand 400 employees were tested, officials said.

Mubarak's health worsens colon cancer

The health of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has worsened considerably in recent days, following a colon cancer metastasis that have revealed the daily Al Rai. The Egyptian daily said the former president could undergo surgery in the next few hours in the International Hospital Sarm el-Sheikh, where he is hospitalized since last April.

Medical sources consulted by Al Rai, explained that given the situation faced by Mubarak, would be impossible to submit to chemotherapy and the choice is involved in the operating room. The health of Mubarak, who resigned on 11 February after 18 days of demonstrations against him in the Tahir Plaza, has worsened and reached into a coma, said the newspaper report.

Argentina Ban Ki Moon claims to sovereignty over the Malvinas

BUENOS AIRES, 13 Jun. The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has reiterated on Monday before the UN secretary general, Ban Ki Moon, the claim of the UK government to negotiate a solution to the historical dispute over sovereignty Falkland Islands. "England has systematically ignored UN resolution 2065, first for its own sake and then under the pretext that there had been a military dictatorship in 1982," said Fernandez de Kirchner at the conclusion of a meeting with Ban at the headquarters of the Executive Argentina.

The king of Jordan promises to speed up democratic reforms

Abdullah II, King of Jordan, has committed, Sunday, June 12 evening, with reforms leading to a parliamentary system, while warning against the risks of chaos which would carry the street protests. In a televised speech marking the twelfth anniversary of his accession to the throne, the first since the outbreak of protests in Jordan in mid-January, the monarch has supported a project to reform the electoral law, which would see members government either chosen by the king, but elected by parliament.

New earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, of magnitude 6

Christchurch, second city in New Zealand already hit by two earthquakes over the last ten months, was rocked Monday, June 13 by a series of earthquakes, which, according to initial reports, have only wounded. The city shook to the mid-day due to a quake of magnitude 5.2 with an epicenter 10 km from Christchurch and a depth of 11 km.

A few minutes later, another earthquake occurred, more violent, of magnitude 6, with an epicenter 14 km from the city and a depth of 11 km. "It was a nasty jolt. People will be shocked," said Mayor Bob Parker. Emergency services responded immediately, but it is too early to confirm whether there were injuries, "he added.

Libya: the regime refuses to negotiate a departure from Gaddafi

The spokesman for the Libyan government, Musa Ibrahim, said Sunday evening June 12 that the regime rejected any discussion of a departure of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, cutting off the supply of Turkey, which had guaranteed to his eventual exile. "Nobody has the right to ask the leader to leave. No one can come here with a plan that includes a departure from the leader," he repeated.

According to Mr Ibrahim, that suggestion was "immoral, illegal and had" no sense ". Fighting erupted Sunday for the second consecutive day the rebel forces Gaddafi in Libyan city of Zaouïa, only 50 km west of Tripoli. A representative of the insurgents in the city said the battles of yesterday were thirteen dead - rebels and civilians.

Turkey, with 50.3% of the votes Erdogan wins a third term

"We live this emotion" the premier said the turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to a crowd of supporters from a balcony of the headquarters of his party "Justice and Development Party in Ankara. Erdogan has won his third term at the helm of Turkey with 50.3% of the vote. But loses seats, conquering 328.

Two less than would be needed to enact constitutional reforms without going through the referendum. This was, in fact, one of the objectives of the leader of the AKP. In the previous consultation in 2007, the AKP had won 341 MPs. That obtained by the AKP is unamaggioranza absolute but assigns to the party of Prime Minister only 326 seats, four less than the threshold above which could then enact constitutional reforms to be ratified by a referendum.

Argentina .- The Government declared an agricultural emergency in Patagonia for the Chilean volcano ash

BUENOS AIRES, 13 Jun. Argentina's government declared an agricultural emergency in the provinces of Black River, Neuquén and Chubut, located in Patagonia, as a result of ash from the eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Chilean Caulle. "We will declare the emergency" has advanced the executive secretary of Emergency Agricultural Disaster, Haroldo Lebed, was quoted by state news agency, Telam.

The official explained that the measure reflects the situation of these provinces, "per se are drought emergency for three to four years" so that the ashes have been a "tremendous effect" on the crops. This declaration "will go to Law 26509, which allows domestic funds to help farmers affected by any weather phenomenon." Patagonia is one of the Argentine regions most affected by the eruption of the volcano in Chile, whose ashes have forced authorities to cancel all flights from 5 June to the 15th.

Libya says rebels still fighting near capital

.- Rebels fighting for a second day Sunday against the troops loyal to the Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in the city of Zawiyah, in fighting that came the revolt against the Government a few kilometers from the capital. A government spokesman in Tripoli said the rebels had tried to penetrate Zawiyah, about 50 kilometers from the capital but had been detained by government troops loyal to Gadhafi.

Turkey's Erdogan election win simple majority

.- The party of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, won parliamentary elections Sunday to get nearly 50 percent of the vote, implying that failed to muster enough seats to hold a referendum to change the constitution. Muslim Democracy candidate to enter the has become an important economic actor on the world stage since the AKP came to power in 2002.

The AKP will be forced to seek alliances with other parties to promote their plans to replace the existing constitution, written almost 30 years during a period of military rule. "People gave us his message of building a new constitution through consensus and negotiation," said Erdogan in his victory speech delivered from the balcony of the headquarters of AK in Ankara.

China rains cause flooding and at least 100 deaths

Heavy rains unleashed flooding and landslides in central and southern China, killing over 100 people and leaving large muddy areas which prevailed until a week ago a severe drought, local media reported Sunday. Forecasters warned that heavy rain lashing some areas will likely continue until Monday. In Yueyang, in the southern province of Hunan, weather stations recorded more than 200 millimeters of rain in six hours, the type of precipitation that occurs once every 300 years, reported China News Service, citing local sources.

Clinton announced that U.S. aid increases fourfold child malnutrition

.- The U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, announced today during his official visit to Tanzania, where he arrived yesterday, that the U.S. will quadruple your help to fight child malnutrition in the African country to reach seven million per year. According to Clinton, the administration of the current U.S.

president, Barack Obama has changed perceptions about child nutrition and has acted on the basis of scientific evidence indicates that good nutrition of a child in its first thousand days is essential, since that determines the rest of his life. Clinton, who met in Dar es Salaam Tanzanian Prime Minister, Mizengo Pinda, and Deputy Minister of Ireland, Eamon Gilmore, spoke to the diplomats about the project that developed in Tanzania since last September, "A Thousand Days Nutrition.

Erdogan en route to a third victory in parliamentary elections in Turkey

Polls opened Sunday in Turkey for the parliamentary elections. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to power the favorite. All polls predict that the AKP, backed by the popular classes, will win the elections with a victory of magnitude reduced compared to the 2007 legislative elections, winning a third straight win since 2002.

The popularity of Mr. Erdogan, 57, relies heavily on the country's economic prowess: 17th world economy, Turkey is experiencing strong growth, with 8.9% in 2010. Over 50 million voters out of a population of some 73 million, are asked to vote in more than 200,000 polling stations to renew the 550-seat Parliament.

Syria, tanks come in Jisr al-Shughur Thousands of refugees to the border turkish

 - The Syrian army entered today in the town of Jisr al-Shughur in Idleb governorate in the north-west of the country, to "expel the armed groups" that would be present on site: the Syrian public television said. The entry of tanks into the city, near the border with Turkey at this time crossed by thousands of refugees, was preceded by heavy bombardments and attacks with firearms.

Jisr al-Shughur, has been described in recent days by local sources as a "ghost town" after the flight of thousands of residents to neighboring Turkey. "1300 victims of repression." The National Coordinating Committee, the main Syrian organization that organizes the protests, said that the bloody repression by the regime has so far caused the death of 1,300 civilians and ordered to President Bashar al-Assad to leave the power to transform Syria a democracy.

Dead in Somalia the head of al Qaeda in East Africa

The main suspect of organizing the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, the Comorian Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, 39, died Wednesday at a checkpoint by police in Mogadishu, sources said yesterday Kenyan and Somali . Mohamed had dual nationality, Comoros and Kenya. "It's the right ending for a terrorist who has brought so much death and grief," said Secretary of State of the United States, Hillary Clinton, at the news.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Suicide attack at a market in Pakistan leaves dozens dead

.- Dozens of people died in a suicide attack at dawn in a military area market in Peshawar, in the troubled northwestern Pakistan, the area most affected by the attacks after the death of Osama bin Laden. Speaking to EFE, a spokesman for the control of the police in Peshawar, Mohsen Khan, placed the death toll at 70 and the number of injured at 104, of which he said-25 are in critical condition.

Worse health of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

.- The health of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has worsened considerably in recent days, following a colon cancer metastasis suffering, today unveiled the daily Al Rai. In its Sunday edition, the Egyptian daily said the former president could undergo surgery in the next few hours in the International Hospital Sarm el-Sheikh, where he is hospitalized since last April.

Medical sources consulted by Al Rai, explained that given the situation faced by Mubarak, would be impossible to submit to chemotherapy and the choice is involved in the operating room. The health of former Egyptian president, who resigned on February 11 last, after 18 days of demonstrations against him in the Tahir Plaza, "has deteriorated, and reached into a coma, said the report daily.

Turkish general elections took place in a calm environment

.- The general elections in Turkey today passed a general atmosphere of calm, but very few irregularities were reported at the close of the polls, at 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT). In Kecioren district of Ankara province, a group tried to lynch five militants of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP, the moderate Islamist) after reporting for carrying false documents to vote.

The police had to intervene and disperse the attackers with tear gas to release the five activists of the AKP trapped. In the western city of Denizli, the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP, social) reported that members of the AKP was voted in place of other people. A total of 27 people were also detained in the southeastern provinces of Diyarbakir, Batman and Van for voting with false documentation.

Taliban bombing left 34 deaths in supermarket

At least 34 people were killed and 80 were wounded when two bombs in a crowded supermarket in the Pakistani city of Peshawar (North West), police said. The explosions occurred in the Khyber supermarket, surrounded by student apartments, shops, a juice outlet and a hotel. Over four thousand 400 people have died across Pakistan in attacks blamed on the Taliban and other Islamic extremists, to feud in the tribal regions of northwest China, from which the security forces stormed Islamabad in 2007 in a mosque frequented by radicals.