Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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

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

Libyan insurgents plan to resume oil exports

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

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

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

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

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan visits Iraqi Kurdistan

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

Mahmud Abbas reaches out to Hamas

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

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

Obama calls on Gbagbo to resign to power in Ivory Coast

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

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

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

Colombia launched a plan to protect land devolucin

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

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

Italy-Libya: brothers knives

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

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

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

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

In the city taken by the "Shabab"

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

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

Attack on Iraq's provincial council leaves 21 dead

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

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

Still uncertain, the end of the nuclear crisis

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

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

Rebels recaptured a strategic city in eastern Libya

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

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

Argentina Argentina .- annuls freeze on prices of liquid fuels

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

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

George Clooney quoted Berlusconi as a witness in the case Ruby

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

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

Brazil .- Dies at 79 Former Vice President Jose Alencar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Syria protests do turn down the government in

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

Japan's nuclear crisis is far from over

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

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

Raises three months to extend NATO air intervention in Libya

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

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

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

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

Nuclear censorship 'The Simpsons'

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

With Gino, against the certainty of war

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exploding ammunition factory in Yemen, killing at least 80 people

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

Engineers are working to get water plant in Japan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can we rely on measures Tepco?

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

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

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

Police disperse protesters dead in Syria

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

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

Increases to 74 the death toll in quake

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

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

Obama called on Congress to explain mission in Libya

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

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

The newspaper "Clarin" published its front page blank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Libya: it means taking command of NATO?

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

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

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

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