Monday, March 28, 2011

Radiation would travel around the world in two weeks

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

UN Human Rights Council investigation team sent to Ivory Coast

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

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

Spain took steps to relieve a sick dam in Venezuela

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

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

Geraldine, the dream donnadel

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

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

Fukushima: plutonium detected in the soil of Central

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

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

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

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

Netanyahu appoints new head of Shin Bet

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

French humanitarian aid takes 17 trucks to Sendai

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

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

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

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

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

That's what this war

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

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

Series of explosions in Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown

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

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

Afghanistan, ISAF admits "Yesterday civilians killed by mistake"

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

Level of radioactive iodine in the sea of Fukushima exceeds 250 thousand times legal limit

Is expected to increase flow of refugees by Tunisian border

Tunis .- The head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Maria Luisa Fornara, today expressed his fear that increase the flow of refugees from Libya to the border area of Ras Jedir, in the east. Fornara said that due to "lack of respect Libyan ceasefire declared by the Security Council of the UN" Fears are mounting that increasing numbers of displaced.

The head of UNICEF in Tunisia indicated that at least 170 thousand refugees passed through the area of Ras Jedir Tunisian border and noted that the daily flow of ten thousand people fell to an average of two thousand, but stressed that "we are preparing the facility for significant increase in the flow in the coming days.

Venezuela Chavez begins in Argentina .- toured Latin America to strengthen ties with allied governments

CARACAS, 28 Mar. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Argentina will begin on Monday in a regional tour will also include Uruguay, Bolivia and Colombia, where he will hold meetings with the leaders of those countries considered key players in the political and economic strategy the Bolivarian government.

In Argentina, Chávez will review with his counterpart, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, trade agreements, mainly aimed at energy, food, trade and tourism, fundamental axes of cooperation between Caracas and Buenos Aires for the agenda of 2011, the official Venezuelan Agency News (AVN). The Venezuelan president will also receive Rodolfo Walsh Prize, an award given by the University of La Plata for their work in the popular media.

Luttwak and strategy to Don Lurio

The nice thing about wars is that, as the rains have the effect of the proliferation of fungi in the forests, they have the power to disseminate the warmongers on TV. The nice thing about wars is that, if there were minor side effects, such as civilian casualties, massacres and devastation of children, have the merit to reappear as a warmonger for sure talented Professor Luttwak.

Between two great warmongers that have marked the collective imagination in the history of Western thought, one is the product of imagination of the genius of Kubrick, the other does exist. Although it may seem incredible, what exists in reality is not Dr. Strangelove, as they think everyone, but Professor Luttwak.

Al-Qaida seized a town in southern Yemen

While the country was shaken for several weeks by a wave of anti-government protests, negotiations on a transition of power in Yemen were suspended and should not resume immediately, said Sunday, March 27 an employee of General Ali Mohsen, who was ranked in the camp of opponents of President Ali Abdallah Saleh.

Asked if he expected a resumption of talks, he replied: "At the moment, absolutely not." Violent clashes erupted Sunday, March 27 Yemeni army to alleged members of Al Qaeda who have managed to take control of Jaar, a city of the Abyan province (south), a stronghold of the extremist network.

The rulers of a dynasty unscrupulous Damascus

Benghazi - The news that the bloody "Arab spring" Syria is investing too much catches me by surprise, as I follow the Libyan civil war. And not just because the dictator, in every capital of the Maghreb and Makresch, on the East and West, are almost all destined to fall like bowling pins despots or maintained for the time in the saddle, like Gaddafi, scattering corpses.

The father of the Syrian president was a general aviation. It was named the East Bismark. He was cold and hard. Took power in Damascus in 1971, two years after Colonel Muammar Gaddafi took him to Tripoli. The two coups d'etat took place in different contexts. A weak against the Syrian regime.

In Yemen explosion kills at least 76 dead

At least 76 civilians were killed in the explosion of a munitions factory in the province of Abyan, south of Yemen, who had been assaulted by members of Al Qaeda, officials said the local administration. "Between 75 and 80 people died in explosion "in the province of Abyan, said a local official, Nasser al Mansari, stating that" 55 bodies were identified.

" According to the official health sector in Abyan, Jedra Al Saidi, a woman succumbed to his injuries in hospital in Aden, bringing to at least 76 the number killed in the explosion. Mansari, general secretary of the Municipal Council of the town of Khanfar, which is administratively attached to the factory, adding that it was not possible to identify the other bodies, charred or leaving only bones.

Ban urges review and strengthen the international nuclear safety

.- The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged to review and strengthen the international nuclear security in response to the criticism they have received from multilateral agencies for his role in the crisis of the Japanese central Fukushima Daiichi . "The situation in Japan has led to requests to re-evaluate the framework of international nuclear emergency response and nuclear security regime.

NATO no-fly zone controls on Libya

The Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreed to take over the no-fly zone in the sky of Libya, to prevent aircraft flying Moammar Gadhafi and thus protect civilians, but said that so far no attack ground targets, which remain in the hands of the international coalition. "We decided to implement the ban on overflight zone in Libya," said the secretary general of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Argentina .- The former dictator Videla will be questioned tomorrow by videoconference for stealing babies

BUENOS AIRES, Mar 28 Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla be questioned on Tuesday through a videoconference in the context of public trial, several former repressors accused of misappropriation of babies during the last military regime (1976-1983) . The possibility of the appearance via videoconference Videla has been ordered by the Federal Oral Court No.

6 in Buenos Aires after the medical examiner found that the former dictator has multiple fractures in his arm a rest imposed between "45 and 60 days, "reported the official news agency Telam. Sources close to the judicial process Telam reported that Videla statement made in this way "whenever we get time with the technical details." In the trial, which began a month ago, also will appear as the former president accused 'de facto' Reynaldo Bignone and former captain Jorge Eduardo Acosta, known as 'El Tigre', as well as former General Santiago Omar Riveros, former Admiral Antonio Vanek, the former mayor Jorge Azic, Ruben Franco former marine and former doctor Jose Luis Magnacca.

Heavy fighting in western Ivory Coast

The rapid deterioration of the crisis in Ivory Coast and the risks of expansion into neighboring countries such as Liberia have alerted the European Union, fearing a repetition of tragedies similar to the Great Lakes region with conflicts such as those Rwanda and Congo. Today, the country's bloody election dispute has reached Ivorian western city of Duékoué, located in the cocoa producing area, where they have emerged strong clashes between forces loyal to the outgoing leader Laurent Gbagbo and those of his rival Alassane Ouattara.

Francia/Brasil.- France starts the fourth year of searching for black box flight from Paris to Rio

PARIS, 28 Mar. France has begun a new search for the black box flight from Paris to Rio de Air France, which fell into the Atlantic on June 1, 2009 and which killed 228 people, reports on the Office website Research and Analysis for Civil Aviation Security, BEA, - in its French acronym -. The fourth phase of the technical investigation began on March 25 off the coast of Brazil, and is the shipping 'hallucinations' which has approached the crash site for registration, says BEA.

If the West believes is God

In the good old days when the Powers wanted something sent gunboats and took it. It was a brutal method, but at least intellectually honest. Today we are ashamed to go to war. One company that has invented a "Statute of animal rights" and where if you give a dog a kick you can go to jail (the only way to respect a dog is a dog treat, or is he not respect you) can not afford it.

Of course, wars are doing the same, because they are part of human history, but with a bad conscience, thinking to save their souls called by other names: international police operations, peace-keeping "missions in defense of" human rights ". With "human rights" in the West liberal, democratic, enlightened, do not mess around.

Syria: the army is deployed in Latakia, a prey to violence

Faced with unprecedented unrest, the Syrian government decided to send army reinforcements to Deraa and the dispatch of troops in the port city of Latakia, Sunday, March 27, after a day of violence in which protesters and Authorities have accused each other of being behind the unrest. The Syrian government said 12 people - 10 policemen and two protesters armed - were killed in the day Saturday.

Brussels, Berlusconi's anger "They are trying to keep us out"

BRUSSELS - "This is a summit that chatter. I'm quiet and wait for the right time to switch to the facts. " Silvio Berlusconi in Brussels remains silent. For two days he denies making the press shield with a motto for him - communicator par excellence - totally new: "Have you not yet understand that is to govern, not state," he said to reporters.

Alone among the leaders of the continent, is not responsible for its actions at the EU summit, avoid uncomfortable questions about Libya and Qaddafi, the Stability Pact and politics, but before returning to Rome only to say that it is "satisfied" for Odyssey of the NATO-led Dawn and the Italian command of naval operations.

Fukushima heroes struggle with the nuclear crisis in anonymity

.- Radiation injuries to three workers at Japanese nuclear plant in Fukushima have focused attention once again to the anonymous men who risk their lives to prevent a major catastrophe comes to his countrymen. Called at first "50 of Fukushima, the number has now increased to over 700 employees who toil in the premises of the northeastern Japanese coast were affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

U.S. calls Gadhafi to disarm

U.S. Army urged to stop Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to obey at a time when the international coalition putting pressure on it, bombing around Tripoli and the fief of his tribe in the South. "Our message is simple: stop fighting, stop killing their own people, no longer obey the orders of Colonel Gadhafi," said Vice Adm.

William Gortney told reporters during a Pentagon briefing. Gortney added that the attacks will continue while the international coalition forces remain loyal to Gadhafi Libyan massacring the population. The Libyan army again attacked the cities of Ajdabiya and Misrata, military official said, adding that the coalition is trying to destroy these areas Libyan command structures, logistics and ammunition dumps, "to put pressure on troops "within those cities.

Carter arrives in Cuba to meet with Ral Castro and build bridges between the two passes

The former U.S. president Jimmy Carter arrived Monday in Cuba at a time when tensions between Havana and Washington have again raised in the wake of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison on the island charged with "subversion" . This is Carter's second trip in nine years, and takes place in a very special, on the eve of the Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba has to define the content and scope of economic reforms, when the authorities openly admit that dilemma is to change and "update model" or succumb.

London, the "march for the alternative" against parades Cameron

London - A river of people have poured through the streets of London to the heart of Hyde Park. Half a million, according to organizers, united by a common slogan: no cuts to government spending Cameron, yes to an alternative plan that will promote jobs and economic growth. With them, the staff of the opposition Labour Party, Ed Miliband to the Shadow Minister of Economy Ed Balls, both hard against the government.

The first refugees from Libya arrived on Italian shores

For the first time since the start of the insurgency Jamahiriya, a boat carrying migrants from Libya arrived in Italy on the night of Saturday 26 to Sunday, March 27. The boat carrying about 350 people, including 80 women and 12 children, mostly from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. She had left Tripoli on Thursday, according Mussie Zerai, an Italian priest who has been in direct contact with the vessel.

"A stable situation Fukushima" radioactive iodine in seawater

TOKYO - The situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is stable and "not serious, but there is still much work to do." This assessment of the government in Tokyo, while the plant damaged by the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March is still working to cool the reactors and in seawater in the area were found radioactive iodine levels 1250 times higher than normal .

In this situation, the authors recommend to go to the resident population in a radius of 20-30 km around the station. In a press conference the chief of staff spoke Yukio Edan phase in which "prevents the worsening" and "it is difficult to predict the end of the crisis" in Central Asia.

Eight people die in vehicle assault on Pakistan

.- At least eight people were killed and twenty were abducted by gunmen assault of passenger vehicles in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, the TV channel "Geo." Unknown men opened fire on a convoy of civilian vehicles Bugano Area, located in the Kurram tribal region, according to the chain, which did not identify its sources.

Four others were wounded in the attack and taken to hospital. Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. The vehicles were heading towards Parachinar, the head of this troubled river with heavy Taliban influence and sectarian tension in the presence of Shia sect of Islam is a minority in Pakistan.

NATO will deploy the air exclusion zone in Libya

The countries agreed on Thursday to implement the no-fly zone in the sky to fly to Libya to prevent Moammar Gadhafi's aircraft and to protect civilians, said the secretary general of the Alliance, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. "We decided to implement no-fly zone in, "Rasmussen said after a meeting of ambassadors from the 28 member countries of NATO in Brussels." We act as part of a major international effort to protect civilians from the regime of Gadhafi " , said in a statement.

Mubarak and his family under house arrest in Egypt

Hosni Mubarak and his family are under house arrest in Egypt, according to the latest statement issued by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in their social network site Facebook. The military, in power since the president was forced to resign on Feb. 11, made the announcement to end the rumors that the president had traveled three days to Saudi Arabia.

Other Egyptian media had echoed the news and that Mubarak's younger son Gamal, would have been seen in a club in Cairo. The rumors about the whereabouts of deposed leader and his family have continued to succeed since he left office. The Mubarak is facing several charges of corruption and its assets have been frozen by order of the Attorney General of Egypt, who were banned from traveling outside the country on 28 February.

"Gaddafi's soldiers raped me"

Eman al-Obaidi is a woman of Benghazi today raided Rixos Hotel in Tripoli where he hosted the international press. It is presented in tears, showing bruises and scars on the body. The woman said that she had been "kidnapped" by the militia of Gaddafi at a checkpoint outside the capital, it has been held for two days and had been raped, with hands and legs tied, from fifteen Libyan soldiers.

"I was tied up and touched various parts of the body by the soldiers. I have been yelled at all, I have filmed. I was alone. There was whiskey. I was tied. I have urinated on him. They have violated my honor, "said the woman crying in the few moments when he could speak with reporters. But this is only a few seconds, a massive cordon formed by the security forces and the staff has surrounded the woman, setting off a brawl with some journalists.

Côte d'Ivoire: Laurent Gbagbo engaged in a show of force in a war in Abidjan

While the situation is about to escape the control of one side or the other, leaving the Ivorian president, Laurent Gbagbo, gathered thousands of his supporters near the presidential palace in Abidjan, Saturday, March 26. Led by Charles Ble Goude, leader of the "patriotic" pro-Gbagbo protesters sang in praise of their leader on the Republic Square, where Mr.

Gbagbo had barricaded himself. "Before attacking Laurent Gbagbo, you [have to] kill all these people here," shouted Charles Ble Goude, saying that "there will be no civil war in Côte d'Ivoire. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been vilified by the crowd, just like Barack Obama, the UN and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Libya, Italy and France, fighting a duel to measure and Ajdabiya

ROME - The continuing battle between Italy and France on the diplomatic front, while fighting continues in Libya. After days of tough negotiations, only Paris has given the command of NATO mission in Libya, which should be ratified on Sunday evening. Silvio Berlusconi expressed satisfaction, but from Brussels Nicolas Sarkozy raises, announcing "a political and diplomatic common with David Cameron that Britain and France - hopefully along with Germany - will present at the summit of foreign ministers of the coalition on Tuesday in London .

Humanitarian organizations denounce arrests in Syria

.- Dozens of opponents of the Syrian regime were arrested following demonstrations in that country on Friday denounced on Sunday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in London. "We were informed that dozens of dissidents were arrested Friday during demonstrations in different cities and have a list of names," he said in a statement this organization, which gave a list of 41 names of people arrested in and around Damascus, Homs, Deir to Zoe and other cities.

Alarm at Fukushima nuclear plant due to increased radioactivity

Japanese officials today expressed alarm over a possible fracture of the core of one of the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant issue, which has increased levels of radiation in the area. Officials from the Nuclear Security Agency of Japan raised the possibility that there is a more severe radioactive contamination, while continuing to work to evacuate residents living near the plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

NATO prepares to take command of the offensive in Libya

NATO will take command of military operations in Libya's intervention "on Monday or Tuesday, taking over from the US-led coalition with Britain and France, said Thursday diplomatic sources told AFP. "The NATO countries agreed to launch" this process, which "will take over on Monday or Tuesday," the sources said in Brussels, headquarters of the headquarters of the Alliance.

Minutes earlier, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmet Davutoglu, announced that NATO would assume control of coalition military operations, after a conference with their counterparts in the United States, France and Britain. The coalition will abandon his mission as soon as possible and will trust the whole operation to NATO, with a single control system, "said Turkish Foreign Minister, quoted by the Anatolia news agency.

Cracks in Sarkozy's party after the defeat in the cantonal elections

The defeat of Nicolas Sarkozy and his party, the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) in the second round of cantonal elections, held yesterday, with an abstention rate of 55%, start making a dent in their own ranks. A criticism of some centrist allies for what they consider a drift derechizante, joins the government's own spokesman, François Baroin.

This morning, Baroin, a radio station, has said he would not agree to the debate on Islam and secularism that the UMP is organizing the April 5 and, according to the opposition, seeks only to stigmatize Muslims. Sarkozy, hours later, clarified that the controversial debate will be held liable to Baroin to announce later on to correct their statements.