Monday, March 14, 2011

Settlers in the West Bank, Israel approved construction of hundreds of homes

The government in Jerusalem has given the green light to build hundreds of new homes in the West Bank. The move would greatly complicate efforts to bring peace between Palestinians and Israelis. It was decided to give the green light for such construction projects, said in a Sunday by the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu widespread release.

Grodemo: Several people killed in protests in Yemen

In demonstrations of government opponents in Yemen At least six people were killed and hundreds injured. Apparently, security forces opened fire on protesters in several cities. Also in Bahrain again tens of thousands took to the streets. When violent action against anti-government protesters in Yemen for at least six people have been killed. Security forces killed in Sanaa and Mukkalla, according to opposition officials and doctors two demonstrators, including a twelve year old boy, also in Sanaa a "sniper" was another man shot.

Karzai: Foreign troops should get out of Afghanistan

President Hamid Karzai has spoken out against tribal elders for an early withdrawal of NATO troops. The Allies should their anti-terror fight not run on Afghan territory, but rather in Pakistan, the President said.

Suspected secret: Militrpolizei searches Czech TV

They came with machine guns: A command of the military police entered the headquarters of the Czech Television in Prague, and searched for hours for a document. A journalist for the station had reported on corruption in the military. The Czech Defence Minister Alexandr Vondra, the actions of the military police against the Czech Television (CT), shall report to the ORF. An armed with machine guns command of the military police had entered the night Saturday in the broadcast center in Prague.

Japan clarified that the intensity of the earthquake was 9.0 degrees

The earthquake that devastated Friday northeast of Japan was 8.8 and of 8.9 degrees, but 9.0 on the Richter scale, reported the China Meteorological Agency, after reviewing their records, in detail. With this intensity, the quake was located as the fourth strongest in the world history according to the U.S.

Geological Survey (USGS) said the Japanese agency Kyodo News. According to the USGS Earthquake list, the intensity of 9.0 degrees is the same as in 1952 quake in Kamchatka, Russia, and only less than of 9.1 occurred in 2004 in Indonesia, from 9.2 in Alaska in 1964 and that of 9.5 in Chile in 1960.

France believes that the accident Fukushima is worse than Japan says

"Beyond the Three Mile Island, without [the level] Chernobyl." This has been referred to the president of the French Nuclear Safety Authority, André-Claude Lacoste, the nuclear accident at the nuclear plant in Fukushima I, with series cooling problems in three reactors from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Friday .

Lacoste's words represent a discrepancy with the level of seriousness that the Japanese authorities have so far to the incident. This was rated as level 4 ("accident consequences at the local") on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES). However, the French nuclear agency believes that the accident has already reached a level 5 ("accident with far-reaching consequences") and was rated the U.S.

Brain drain can come back?

Return or not return? This is the dilemma. But above all, to return to Italy to do what? After the Post published at the end of January at London by Roger Galtarossa FQ, and the beginning of March Irina Wallace, both in favor of returning to our country, here is the involvement of the opposite sign sent to us by Tonino, another Italian in London.

And what do you think? Write to us, the debate continues ... I lived in London for almost two years. Only six months ago I decided to leave everything I had and come back to Italy, in Rome and find a job that I could afford to live near my girlfriend. Moral of the story? Fortnight back to London in six months because I had one call to 800 € for 30 days and with a rent of 450 € per month declined the money, my bank account went to hit her.

One thousand soldiers have entered Saudi to Bahrain to support the regime

Troops of the joint force of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) from Saudi Arabia arrived in Bahrain Monday, March 14. "The vanguard of the Peninsula Shield has begun to enter Bahrain," said the official television of Bahrain, showing military vehicles going through the floor of King Fahd, the causeway that connects the realm of Gulf east of Saudi Arabia.

The UAE sent to Bahrain, "about 500 police officers" to assist the authorities of the kingdom to restore order, said Monday in Paris, Foreign Minister of UAE, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, before a meeting with Hillary Clinton . The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash, had announced earlier in the day the troops.

You fight for Brega and Ajdabiyah And Russia bans Gaddafi

ROME - Forces loyal to the regime of Gaddafi advancing more and more towards Benghazi, home of the National Council of the insurgents. After a day of fighting yesterday, the front line has shifted more towards the east and the city controlled by insurgents gradually fall into the hands of the army. Heavy bombing is going to Ajdabiyah, a strategic point on the coast east of Benghazi where the army is hoping to encircle the rebel stronghold.

Continued nuclear threat in Japan after quake

.- The cooling system failed on a second nuclear reactor located in the devastated coast of Japan a few hours after an explosion at a nearby plant, where a radiation leak, or a possible nuclear fusion is seen as the main threat to country after the catastrophic earthquake that struck on Friday tusnami Japan.

The Japanese government indicated that the radiation emanating from the plant seems to have diminished after Saturday's blast, which produced a cloud of white smoke that hid all buildings. However, the danger was serious enough and that led authorities to pump sea water into the reactor to prevent a disaster.

France pushes for fly in Libya

Libyan planes bombed rebel positions, deepening a counteroffensive that delayed the progress of the rebels, as France pressed world powers to impose an air exclusion zone over Libya. The government of Moammar Gadhafi, who was reeling after the popular uprising last month, now seems confident that he will succeed.

"We are confident of our victory, whatever the price," state television said. "Some of them (government soldiers) were killed and others captured. But still Brega. It is still dangerous and there are clashes, but today we are going to crush hard," said Idriss Kadiki, a rebel fighter. Behind rebel lines, Ajdabiyah Libyan planes bombed the city only plausible to capture between Brega and the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

A suicide attack in the north from Afghanistan kills 37 people

At least 37 people have died and over 40 wounded in a suicide attack recorded in a military recruitment center in the Afghan city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, according to the agency. The attack has been reinvidicado by tabilanes and was the third to be produced in the area in less than a month, she says Hamdullah Danishi, deputy governor of the region,.

After the attack was heard heavy gunfire in the area, according to a witness account, but officials say all the victims were directly caused by the explosion of the bomb. At the local hospital have reached 33 bodies, including three of them in uniform, while the rest were civilians waiting to be recruited, and two children who were dedicated to shining shoes in the area, she says the health center director Humayoun Khamosh.

The Japanese are compared on the web: "The shelves are empty, ran to grab"

"Sorry for all the concerns that we are giving you the world." Websites and social networks collect, at this time, the stories of Japanese who are reorganizing their lives in this tragic time hours between the earthquake and the nuclear danger. Internet becomes an opportunity to discuss and exchange tips, such as where to find a supermarket that does not have empty shelves.

And many choose to leave the cities hardest hit. Saori Miki, thirty used in jewelry company in Tokyo, decided to leave the capital by their parents to return to Osaka. "My owner decided to close the office for a while ', because the suppliers who are in Fukushima were damaged by the tsunami, so me and my brother we took the first shinkansen (the" bullet train "super-fast) to reach the our family.

Côte d'Ivoire: Residents flee fighting in Abobo

Of heavy gunfire were heard early Monday, March 14, Abidjan in the southern district of Yopougon, a bastion of Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo out, witnesses said. In this western area of \u200b\u200bthe city, the shooting was reported particularly in the area of \u200b\u200bYopougon-Kut, a traditional village known to be that of General Philippe Mangou, Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces and Security (FDS) loyal to Gbagbo.

The fire alarm is 8 seconds before "The challenge: more time to save lives"

ROME - A few seconds in advance. This time, the earthquake knocked on the door before you get there, but with a margin so short as to instill doubts about the usefulness of the system of "early warning" for which Japan is at the forefront since 2007. Thanks to technology "early warning" Many Japanese have received an alert on your mobile phone between 8 and 60 seconds before the shock.

TV and radio programs were interrupted to broadcast the alarm. The high-speed trains, obedient to the orders transmitted by computer, have slowed down and stopped to avoid derailment. Yet, incredibly, the network of 'early warning "were not linked to nuclear power plants. The implants are considered so important that it deserves a special network, which in fact was still being tested when the earthquake struck on Friday.

Growing tension in Fukushima nuclear plant

The fear that a nuclear explosion occurs in Japan rose on Sunday at noon when I Fukushima plant exceeded legal limits of radiation, so that China's authorities are on high alert. The Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant manager, confirmed that the radiation reaching the 882 micro sieverts (unit used to measure radiation doses absorbed by living matter), when the highest permissible level is 500 micro sieverts.

'The Guardian' talks with Libya liberation of a journalist

The British newspaper The Guardian talks with the Libyan government's release of its journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, captured on day 2 in the coastal city of Sabrata, 60 kilometers west of Tripoli. The reporter was arrested along with the envoy of the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo, Andrei Netto, and transferred to a prison on the outskirts of Tripoli, but while Netto was released last Thursday, there is no news of the whereabouts of Abdul- Ahad.

Gaddafi, we, and Latin America

It is not certain that Italy's Berlusconi may be a lesson in politically correct way to behave against Gaddafi. We also recently received the Libyan dictator with honors that have appeared since then embarrassing, even in a country accustomed to the follies of Berlusconi (who went so far as to kiss his ring).

While even after the bloody massacres of the early days of the uprising, the government always hides under his nostalgia for the benefits of Gaddafi: Oil, ruthless repression of illegal immigration, business of all kinds for the Italian companies. But what about the special relationship that Gaddafi seems to have with the government "left" in Latin America? The question that immediately comes to mind in this regard is: where are the weapons with which Gaddafi and his mercenaries are killing today's opponents of the Libyan regime in the streets of the city? I'm not sure Venezuelan weapons.

The pro-Gaddafi move towards the East, the international community dithers

Government forces continue to grow, Monday, March 14, to Benghazi, the Libyan opposition headquarters, with blows of heavy artillery and air raids. The Libyan army is running "to serve" the whole country, said Sunday one of its spokesmen. In the West, the rebels still controlled Misrata, 150 km east of Tripoli, but automatic weapons fire echoed around the city, according to one resident.

The front line has shifted further east, the rebel-controlled towns falling one after another at the hands of troops of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who said he was determined to overcome the insurgency despite protests and international sanctions. The Libyan army has indicated, via state television that the soldiers who joined the insurgents will be "pardoned" if they surrendered.

The pain is in the habit of destiny

YOU LIVE every day lives on the edge of the volcano, with the certainty of the end of the world under their feet, with the fear of shame, not death. The children exercised by the teachers, the district police officer knocks on your door to make sure that we are accepting, fire extinguisher, the distilled water, the first-aid kit and fire protection blanket, cockroaches who feel something and climb on the bed to seek the solidarity of mankind, are the norm, not the exception.

New local tsunami warning in Japan by aftershock

An earthquake of 6.3 on the Richter scale occurred today in the waters east of the island of Honshu, which reactivated local tsunami warnings for Japan Meteorological Agency for the coasts of the Asian country. The quake, which joins more than 240 aftershocks were registered after the quake of 8.9 on the Richter scale on Friday, occurred at 7:37 local time Sunday (22:12 GMT Saturday), the agency weather.

Saud of Saudi reformers, frustrated by the failure of the protests

Saudi reformers shown disappointed and somewhat embarrassed by the failure of his Day of Wrath. Social networks are filled with explanations. Whatever the cause, insisting that the discontent is there and that its eruption is a matter of time. Although some officials privately admit problems alleged by the activists, the official maintains that a foreign hand (read Iran) encouraged the protests and that people and governments are united.

Nuclear, EU: "There is nothing to the closure of older plants." And environmentalists arise

Europe is running the risk of nuclear disaster in case of natural disaster? The question arises after the disaster and the explosion in Japan two reactors, with radiation losses and yet to be ascertained. Also because in Europe there are many nuclear power plants. And Brussels is far from being opposed to this form of energy.

As many as 14 out of 27 EU countries have nuclear power plants. The plants are in operation in Europe 143: 58 in France, 19 in the United Kingdom, 17 in Germany, 10 in Sweden, 8 in Spain, 7 in Belgium, 6 in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Finland 4, 2 and 1 in Bulgaria in the Netherlands and Slovenia.

The spokesman for Clinton's resignation after his critics on the treatment of the Private Manning

The spokesman for the State Department, Philip Crowley, announced his resignation Sunday, March 13 due to "impact" of his criticism of the Pentagon about the conditions of detention of Bradley Manning. This soldier is jailed for passing secret documents to Wikileaks. The treatment to which the soldier is subjected Manning is "ridiculous, stupid and cons-productive," said Philip Crowley had, according to comments reported Friday by a BBC journalist on his blog.

Report from the city of 10 thousand deaths swallowed by the wave

MINAMISANRIKU - The lost city should be below. No one resigns himself to believe, but true. Your feet sink into a quagmire black, mixed with sand, oil, salt, concrete beams covered with insects and fish. It could be a pond that is drying up, crossed by odor adhesive, used as landfill. Instead, he tramples Minamisanriku and never want for fear of hurting someone.

Few responders arrived here and the first time they left, convinced that the fishing port town until Friday for seventeen thousand people lie elsewhere. They're back now, driven by the survivors of the place and the GPS and now have no doubts. This desert covered now by gulls, from which emerges one leg bent inward from the ocean opens up to nine kilometers.

Japan's nuclear accident less serious than Three Mile and Chernobyl

.- A nuclear accident in Japan on Saturday was classified as less serious nuclear disaster occurred at Three Mile Island plant in 1979 and Chernobyl in 1986, said Japan's nuclear safety agency. An agency official said the problem at the nuclear plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power north of Tokyo scored 4 in the Scale International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES for its acronym in English).

Arab world to date

The ruler of Oman decided to give some legislative powers to a council partly elected, said state news agency in an apparent effort to quell the protests in the Persian Gulf sultanate. ONA agency also said that the Sultan Qaboos bin Said double the monthly welfare payments and increased pension benefits, becoming the last ruler of the Gulf to offer attractive incentives to citizens after the riots that have gripped much of the Arab world .

The Dalai Lama calls to take away any responsibility in 10 das politics

In a moving letter read at the Tibetan parliament in exile, the Dalai Lama has formalized its desire to leave politics altogether. Has called the process "is not delayed" and is made during this legislative session, lasting 10 days. Tenzin Gyatso, who received when he was two years the title of Dalai Lama (reincarnation of Buddha in the Earth), will remain the religious leader.

"The time has come for me to delegate formal authority to an elected leader," said the Dalai Lama's letter, read before a full parliament for Penpa Tsering the speaker of parliament in exile in Dharamsala, a Himalayan town in India. Among those present were concerned faces and they were a few tears.

Germany suspends the aging of its power plants. Concerns in France and Switzerland

The effect of accidents in nuclear power plants whose true impact on the Japanese word yet relatively inexpensive, and some analysts estimated could cost insurance companies $ 34 billion, has agreed to immediately hear in the 14 countries of the old continent for years living with the atom, turning high-level debate on the safety and appropriateness to build new power plants.

The measure of how serious are the concerns was given by European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, who on Tuesday convened a meeting of leading experts on nuclear safety in Europe. In an interview with a German radio Oettinger said that the safety of older nuclear plants should be tested rigorously and has refused to rule out plant closures, if necessary.

Japan: Nuclear threat still a disaster

The threat of a new nuclear accident Sunday, March 13 continued to soar over Japan faces its "worst crisis" since the Second World War after a powerful earthquake that has probably done more than 10,000 dead. "I consider that the current situation with the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plants, is somehow the worst crisis in 65 years since the Second World War", for Japan, "said Prime Minister Naoto kan.

Nuclear fear Tsunami Experts: "Tokyo is not telling the truth"

ROME - The alarm on the central atomic Tokai, The third in two days, is partially reversed. But the attention on a reactor in Fukushima is very high. The three facilities are now all cooled with sea water and boric acid, accidents have caused the excess over the legal limit of radioactivity. Other failures have occurred in Onagawa in Miyagi area, then the alert on Tokai, just 120 kilometers from Tokyo, two cooling units out of three are out of order.

Police repressed with fire place in Yemen

One person died and dozens were injured yesterday when Yemeni police fired tear gas and demonstrators in Sanaa demanding an end to 32-year government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, hospital officials said. Witnesses said most of the injured suffered severe effects of tear gas but some were hit by bullets.

It is believed that two are in serious condition by fighting in Sana'a University, where protesters had camped out for days. Saleh U.S. sees as an important ally in its fight against a very active cell of Al Qaeda in impoverished Yemen, but has been increasingly alarmed by growing violence and urged dialogue.

The world sends aid teams to Japan

-.- The international community began to send emergency teams on Saturday to help Japan after the country suffered a huge earthquake and tsunami. Meanwhile, the Organization of the United Nations sent a team to assist in the coordination work. "We are in the process of deploying nine experts who are among the most experienced we have to deal with disasters.

They will help assess needs and coordinate assistance with the Japanese authorities," he told Reuters Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the Office for the Coordination of Assistance UN Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA, for its acronym in English). The team of officials in disaster aid from the UN includes people who speak Japanese and an environmental expert, said Byrs.

Virtually Gadhafi of Libya to regain control

"Moammar Gadhafi's forces drove the rebels yesterday one of their last strongholds in the main coastal highway from Libya, which moved at least 40 miles into the opponents after a long and terrifying attack by air, sea and land. The rebels said that fleeing the oil city of Brega from the intense attack, which deprived them of a vital source of fuel for their vehicles and the Army of Gadhafi bet less than 240 kilometers from the main town in opposition: Benghazi.

Europeans are not fans of its leaders

The Europeans do not trust politicians. Neither the ruling nor the opposition engaged. Incapable of solving the perceived problems that affect every country and, above all, do not believe them to be honest. A sharp detachment from politics is installed between citizens. Only 14% of Europeans keep "some" expectation that their leaders succeed handle the situation.

78% is divided between those who do not have many or none. The worst economic crisis in decades is crossed without a rudder. That is the impression expressed more clearly than those interviewed in the survey that the British newspaper The Guardian carried out between February 24 and March 8 in the UK, France, Germany, Poland and Spain, for the series that made with Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Gazeta Wyborcza and the country.

Japan: we are telling the whole truth?

In addition to the risks, in addition to waste, in addition to costs, as well as time-consuming, in addition to the lobby, the biggest problem of nuclear technology is that you can never have transparent information. In part to the fact that the data are always hidden from the military secret and partly because even when you can provide information, the agencies do not ever provide.

The disaster is proving to the Japanese. The Nipponese government and politicians are hiding the truth for fear of alarming. But that does not inform people of what is really going on. The world's nuclear monitoring organization and the French government say they are extremely concerned about the situation and the limited data that the Japanese are talking publicly.

King calls for a rapid dialogue in Bahrain

Benissa King Hamad Al-Khalifa called on Sunday 13 March at an early dialogue between government and opposition, so that incidents between Shiite demonstrators to police multiply in the small Gulf kingdom. The king wished to see "all the parties sit around the table quickly the national dialogue, with sincere intensions, to reach a consensus" on how to remove the kingdom from its crisis, reported the official news agency Bahraini , Bna.

"Coming aftershocks by 7 degrees" nuclear fear, alarm in three central

ROME - The disaster in Japan does not have a budget. But the numbers already fearful of the disaster changes every minute, and left the hell of the waves and the earthquake are added those of the personal lives of those who escaped the devastation. The dead were found to be three thousand - according to the national police - but a well founded fear is that there are many more, even over ten thousand by the number of missing people in all affected areas first and then by the tsunami.

Moroccan police injured dozens of protesters

Dozens of people were injured, some of them seriously, yesterday in Casablanca after the Moroccan police attempted to get at the headquarters of a leftist party where protesters had taken refuge, as a reporter and witnesses. After the dispersion of the strength of a peaceful march to demand political reforms, dozens of demonstrators took refuge in the headquarters of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU), left-wing opposition.

The red shirts''''returned to the streets

.- Thousands of supporters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, known as the "redshirts" gathered in Bangkok today amid tight security on the first anniversary of protests that ended with serious disturbances in the heart of the capital. Some 90 people died and more than 800 thousand were injured in street clashes and military demonstrators held between April and May last year.

Spain will be with the allies if the UN authorized intervention in Libya

.- The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trinidad Jimenez, said today that Spain is allied with the intervention when Libya agreed to monitor its airspace, but insisted that this step requires authorization by the Security Council UN. Jimenez expressed this commitment in a press conference with the secretary general of the Arab League, Amro Musa, at the beginning of his visit to Cairo as part of a Middle East tour that will also take him to Syria, Jordan and Lebanon .

Germany. Five things to consider for a freshly arrived

The cardinal points: East and West The border between the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) disappeared 21 years ago, but cultural and economic differences can still be seen. For some East Germans, the Unification was a lost opportunity to integrate into the RFA aspects of the former Socialist Republic, in their eyes, were estimated.

Westerners, meanwhile, no longer have so many jokes about his new compatriots and continue to pay a special tax religiously (the soli-Zuschlag) for the economic development of the eastern region. To measure the degree of acclimation in Berlin, an alien may be imposed on the challenge of recognizing the eastern or western origin of indigenous partners.

Luca, an Italian at the North Pole

It was 2000 when the explorer Alan Chembers arrived first at the North Pole on foot from Canada. Now we leave, and shipping is also an Italian, Luca Esposito, explorer but not in charge of trade relations of two major computer companies. Will come up there after walking 10 days in extreme conditions, dragging a sled for 130 km of 60 kg A move there will be a dual purpose.

The first and most important, to help children suffering from abuse and domestic violence in the United Kingdom through a fundraiser for the NSPCC - the equivalent of our helpline. The second, that even going to plant the flag on the Arctic ice. "I'm not a brain drain," and it probably is, Luke, 35 from around Europe after its maturity, only two and a half in London, "a city that gives so much energy, but it also takes a lot of you.

The Israeli government accelerates colonization in response to the killing of Itamar

The Israeli government Sunday, March 13 raised the alert level for fear of police reprisals after the killing of five Israelis in a West Bank settlement. It also gave the green light to build hundreds of homes in Gaza. The funeral of the family Fogel, parents and three children including a baby, stabbed to death in their beds Friday night in the settlement of Itamar (northern West Bank), took place earlier this afternoon in Jerusalem in the presence of thousands of people in a country in shock.

The Sultan of Oman gives the legislative powers

MASKS - The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos Bin Said al-Said - in power for over forty years - has decided today to give legislative powers to an advisory council, after that in Oman there were several demonstrations to demand political reforms with a growing social discontent in the background. By a decree issued by the official Ona, the Sultan ordered to give "the legislative powers and those of control" of government to the "Council of Oman, formed by a Consultative Council (Shura), elected to 83 members and a Council of State, a kind of senate of 57 members appointed by the sultan.

At least five dead and ten wounded in attacks in Iraq

.- At least five people were killed and ten others wounded in several attacks in different cities of Iraq, police sources told Efe. According to sources, an Iraqi soldier was killed by fire from an armed group in Mosul, 400 kilometers north of Baghdad, while a similar attack a Health Department employee was killed near his home in the Nablus area.

In the same city, a suspected insurgent was killed and three policemen wounded in clashes between police and rebels in the neighborhood of Tamin. Also, an officer was killed and another wounded by the explosion of two bombs at passing police patrol paths also in Mosul. The source added that another person was killed by the explosion of a limpet bomb attached to his vehicle in Fallujah, 50 kilometers west of Baghdad.

Rocket attack caused deaths in Pakistan

.- A couple and their four daughters were killed in a rocket attack in the southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, told Pakistani television channels. The shell hit a residential district which was completely destroyed Jaffarabad, as the string "Express." Police have not clarified the responsibility for the attack and opened an investigation.

In Balochistan, where separatist groups are active and armed fundamentalists, or events are recorded violent attacks almost daily, although many less intense than in the rest of the country, something that often go unnoticed. A report by the Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) reveals that in 2010 there were a total of two thousand 113 insurgent attacks, sectarian or terrorist court, which killed 913 people two thousand.