Thursday, April 7, 2011

And the EU will reduce the upper limits of radiation permitted for food

 - The European Union is preparing to crack down on the ceilings of radiation allowed on food imports from Japan. This was announced by Health Minister Fabian Austrian Fusseis citing the EU health commissioner John Dalli during a meeting of EU ministers.

Freedom of association threatened to Cambodia

Several groups of human rights including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called Thursday, April 7, the Cambodian government to abandon a bill which they say aims to limit the activities of nongovernmental organizations. The project threatens the freedom of association and could be used "to silence critics of civil society" because it would allow the government to deny registration to NGOs or close them without appeal, say the organizations in a statement.

Forces loyal to Qadhafi storming the city of Ajdabiya

The confusion in the Libyan civil war is becoming greater. Thursday doubts about the perpetrators of an attack in the city of Brega, as well as the death toll has been changing throughout the day. As reported by the rebels and a nurse at the hospital in the city of Brega at the agency, apparently an air strike by NATO would have reached a position controlled by opponents of the Gaddafi regime in the eastern oil city of Tripoli, attack which have killed at least five people.

Bank of Japan: new measures against the economic effects of the earthquake

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) left, Thursday, April 7, its zero interest rate policy and adopted new monetary measures to counter the negative effects of the earthquake and the nuclear accident which has devastated the country and threaten its strong economic health . The BoJ has recognized that the dynamism of the Japanese economy is badly affected the supply side and demand, due to the effects of the disaster of 11 March and the nuclear accident that block the activity Business buyers and morale.

Japan uses nitrogen to avoid an explosion in Fukushima

Technicians of the nuclear Fukushima (northeastern Japan) started, Thursday, April 7, injecting nitrogen to avoid an explosion in a damaged reactor and prevent a worsening of the nuclear accident since Chernobyl's largest there are twenty-five years. The president of Tokyo ElectricPower Company (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant damaged by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11 in Japan, returned to work.

Brazil .- confirm the death of 10 children in the school attack Rio, nine of them girls between 12 and 14

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 7. The Health Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro has confirmed the deaths of ten children in the attack Thursday at a school district Realengo that left eleven dead, including nine girls aged between 12 and 14 years old , the official Agencia Brasil. The assailant is an alumnus of 23 years identified as Wellington Menezes de Oliveira.

According to initial accounts, the dead man broke in the local school Tasso da Silveira, located in the neighborhood of Realengo, west of the city of Rio de Janeiro, around 0830 hours (1330 hours in mainland Spain). The attack might have continued for about five minutes, according to the versions of some witnesses.

UNOCI "encircles the last defenders of Gbagbo"

The soldiers of the UN force in Cote d'Ivoire, ONUCI, encircle, Thursday, April 7, the last defenders of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan, said Gerard Longuet, the French minister of defense. He described as "extraordinarily difficult" situation in the economic capital of Cote d'Ivoire, which has over four million inhabitants.

In Abidjan, "the troops who were dependent on the previous power pose major risks to people, not counting the bands of looters who draw the total absence of rule of law and personal opportunities," added the minister. Earlier in the day, sporadic shooting of heavy and light weapons were heard in Abidjan, around the palace and residence of Laurent Gbagbo.

Three people die in attack on Israel

An anti-tank missile fired from Gaza hit the Israeli school bus Thursday, injuring two people, while Israel forces retaliated by bombing in the area killing three people, Palestinian medics said. A teenager on board the bus was seriously injured and at least eight people including a girl of four years, left with minor injuries in the densely populated Gaza Strip after the Israeli response.

The offensive included tanks, fighter planes and assault helicopters. An Israeli aircraft F-16 fighter bombed one of the most important security compound of the Islamist group Hamas that governs Gaza, shaking the city with a huge explosion and wounding at least one person. The Israeli army said 45 rockets and mortars were fired at Israeli territory from Gaza for three hours, the biggest attack in two weeks.

France said that Gbagbo has only a thousand men

The outgoing president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, has only''thousand''in Abidjan, including 200 found in his residence, where it resists the attacks of the forces of President-elect, Alassane Ouattara. French Defense Minister, Gerard Longuet, said the United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) has 10 000 members, of whom two thousand 500 are deployed in Abidjan, the economic capital of the African country, reported Le Figaro daily.

Brazilian Deputies approved Brasil/Paraguay.- triple energy payments Paraguay

BRASILIA, April 7. (Reuters) - The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved late Wednesday a decree authorizing the Government of Dilma Rousseff to increase from 120 million to $ 360 million (83.9 to 251 million euros) annually the amount Brazil pays for the energy of the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant is not used by Paraguay.

The agreement to increase payments to Paraguay was agreed by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo. The document will now be sent to the Senate. The realignment will not weigh on the electric rate paid by Brazilian consumers, it will be absorbed by the Treasury.

Libya: the bloggers' criticism against the Atlantic Alliance

NATO bombed Libyan rebels

For the second time in less than a week, the Forces Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) bombed by mistake Libyan rebels near the eastern oil city of Brega, killing several insurgents. The number of fatalities differs because the Arab network Al Arabiya said at least 50 rebels dead, the Qatari television station Al Jazeera speaks of only five and wounding 10, while the BBC and the Italian news agency ANSA quoted 13 deaths.

At least 11 killed in school shooting in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 7. The Health Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro has corrected the death toll in school shooting in the neighborhood of Crown and has confirmed that, so far, have been registered a total of 11 fatalities. Among the dead there would be nine girls between 12 and 14 years, according to the newspaper O Globo.

The bullets hit more than 30 students are being treated in different hospitals in Rio de Janeiro. The alleged perpetrator is an alumnus of 23 years identified as Wellington Menezes de Oliveira. According to initial accounts, the dead man broke in the local school Tasso da Silveira, located in the neighborhood of Realengo, west of the city of Rio de Janeiro, after 0800 hours (13:00 to mainland Spain).

Obama and Karzai deplored the burning of a Koran and violence in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama and his counterpart Hamid Karzai deplored, Wednesday, April 6, during a videoconference, the burning of a Quran in the U.S. and "strongly condemned the" murderous attack against the UN headquarters in Afghanistan on April 1. The two leaders met for about an hour at a time when Afghanistan was the scene of protests, some deadly, against the burning of the Muslim holy book, said the American presidency in a statement.

Trailer shows African illegal risks

A boat carrying up to 300 terrified migrants from Libya earlier sank near an island off the coast of Italy while rescuers battled high winds to rescue them. Italian Coast Guard rescued 48 of them and a fishing boat picked up three others, but by nightfall some 250 still missing. Survivors told the International Organization for Migration (IOM) who swam in the darkness to the Coast Guard boats, but many others drowned for not knowing how to swim or being dragged by the other passengers terrified.

Portugal requests financial assistance from EU

After refusing for months to solve it, Portugal was formally appealed Wednesday, April 6, the European funding mechanism to help the country out of the financial turmoil created by its public debt. The government "decided today to send a request for financial assistance to the European Commission, said in the evening the prime minister resigned, Jose Socrates during a televised speech.

This request for assistance was soon confirmed by Brussels: "The president of the European Commission, [Barroso], provided that this request would be examined as soon as possible (...) and expressed confidence in Portugal's capacity to overcome its current difficulties with the solidarity of its partners, "stated the Commission in a statement.

Failed attempt to oust Gbagbo

Ivorian President forces acknowledged by the international community, Alassane Ouattara, failed to take into Abidjan holed the bunker where the outgoing president, Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to surrender despite the collapse of his regime. When the attack began, the atmosphere was optimistic, but stopped the heavy gunfire near the presidential palace and residence.

Ouattara Republican Forces reached 150 meters from the gates of Gbagbo's residence but did not enter, "said a neighbor of the neighborhood. The attacks came a day after intense but fruitless negotiations in which Gbagbo refused to resign despite strong pressure. In New York, Nick Birnback, spokesman for handling operations of UN peacekeeping said that "negotiations are continuing." On several occasions, Ouattara told his troops to ensure "physical integrity" of his rival, with the intention of bringing him to justice.

At least 13 killed in an attack by a former student at a school in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 7. At least 13 people have died and 22 others injured in an attack by an alleged former student of a school in Rio de Janeiro, according to the Fire Department, quoted by the official Agencia Brasil. The attacker died after the shooting, but whether he was shot by police or committed suicide.

The dead man broke in the local school Tasso da Silveira, located in the Realengo neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, after 0800 hours (13:00 to mainland Spain). The attack lasted about five minutes, as some witnesses have said. "We do not know if the person had been killed or committed suicide, nor know the reason that led to this act of madness that caused this tragedy," said the official Ibis Pereira, of the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro, told the press.

Crimes against humanity and complicity of the European

On 5 April 2011 the European Court of Human Rights condemned Italy for having sent back to Tunisia two years ago, a Tunisian national, Ali Ben Sassi Toumi, married to an Italian father and three children, who took over by the regime of Ben Ali, was subjected to torture. The expulsion to Tunisia was August 2, 2009, despite the explicit request of the European Court to suspend.

The Court held that the expulsion may determine the liability of the State, if there are serious reasons to believe and verified that the person in danger of being subjected to treatment contrary to art. 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which states that "no one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment." The defense of the Italian government has hypocritically entrenched behind "assurances" received from the regime of Ben Ali, but the Court has rightly argued that "serious and reliable international sources" as asserted by the Tunisian authorities not to take into account complaints about mistreatment and that the authorities themselves were absolutely unwilling to cooperate with international organizations.

United States, the specter of a looming budget deadlock daily

The specter of 1995, when the services of the state have closed because of budget, flat on the United States. The impasse in which there are Democrats and Republicans to balance the budget fiscal year 2011 could compel 800,000 civil servants to stop work and require some administrative activities, including tax services, has closed temporarily.

Both parties are still unable to agree on ways to finance the needs of government until 30 September. Failing agreement, the beginning of the fiscal year was marked by the adoption of six provisional budgets to Congress, allowing each time to avoid closure of non-essential services of government.

Japan's meteorological agency cancels tsunami warning

Launched a tsunami warning after strong quake measuring 7.4 degrees on the Richter scale in northeast Japan was raised shortly before 0100 on Friday, local time, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said on public TV channel NHK. Also the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported the cancellation of the same, which it says was active a little over an hour.

"The tsunami alert was lifted at 00H55, the agency said in its. A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred off the coast of northeastern Japan and the Japanese meteorological agency warned of the risk of a tsunami. The agency announced that people living on the coast of Miyagi Prefecture to evacuate to higher ground in anticipation of waves that could reach two meters.

Ouattara's troops fail to take the bunker Gbagbo

.- The president of the Ivorian forces acknowledged by the international community, Alassane Ouattara, unable to make on Wednesday in Abidjan is holed the bunker where the outgoing president, Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to surrender despite the collapse of his regime. When the attack began in the morning, the mood was optimistic, but at 12H00 (local and GMT), stopped the heavy gunfire near the presidential palace and residence.

Latin America .- A total of 60 films from 26 nations will participate in the Documenta Madrid VIII

MADRID, April 7. A total of 60 films produced between 2010 and 2011 will participate in the VIII Festival Documenta Madrid, of which 37 are in the International Competition - eleven feature films, eleven and fifteen feature films to create short films - and 23 in National Competition - ten and thirteen feature films - as reported Thursday the city of Madrid.

In total, the organization of the festival received 1105 documentary aspired to be part of the elect, but ultimately could only choose 60 films, which come from 26 nationalities, for the Competitive Sections. In any case, the parallel section of Documenta Madrid with many titles will also foray into the different realities from diverse film has a strong Spanish presence, with 27 films in competition, in Europe, with a diverse representation of countries like France, Italy , Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, or Sweden, U.S.

A sesma of 7.1 shook the northeastern coast of Japan, but not the central Fukushima daa

An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale has hit today the northeastern coast of Japan, an area devastated by the earthquake of 11 March. Initially caused a tsunami alert that has since been canceled. The quake occurred at 23.34 local time (14.34 GMT) and the hypocenter is located 40 miles deep off the coast of Miyagi province, hardest hit by the earthquake of 9 degrees for about a month according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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EU would like to disappear UN report on Gaza

The U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, said today that he would like to 'disappear' a report on Israel's attack on Palestine 2008-2009, but said he can not be modified, although the author admits 'mistakes'. "I'm not sure we can fix 'the report said Rice to appear before the Appropriations Subcommittee of the House of Representatives, in relation to the report by South African judge Richard Goldstone Cast Lead operation.

Again strong quakes in Japan, tsunami warning issued

An earthquake measuring 7.4 degrees on the Richter scale struck Thursday in the northeastern coast of Japan and triggered a tsunami alert. The quake struck at 23:34 local time and the center would be located about 66 kilometers from the city of Sendai and Fukushima 118 kilometers, off the coast of Miyagi province, hardest hit by the earthquake of 9 degrees For almost a month.

The occurrence of a tsunami wave may reach two meters high, according to details the Japanese meteorological agency. The quake could be felt very clearly in Tokyo and Miyagi was recorded in grade 6 within the Japanese scale of 7, which focuses on the extent rather than intensity. The tsunami warning for waves up to two meters hit Miyagi province, while in Fukushima, Iwate, Aomori and Ibaraki were warned of waves up to two feet.

Gadhafi Calls on Obama to end the NATO military campaign

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has appealed to new President Barack Obama to end the military campaign against his forces, the White House confirmed today. The order, however, was dismissed by presidential spokesman Jay Carney, who said the letter shows the disconnect that Gadhafi has maintained during this time between words and deeds.

'The theme of the ceasefire, as the president made clear when he announced his decision (to order the bombing) weeks ago summarized action, not words, "said Carney told reporters. Speaking aboard Air Force One en route to Pennsylvania, the presidential spokesman said that his government is unclear what Gahdafi have to do before they talk about the possibility of a cessation of action.

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo are the granddaughter 103

BUENOS AIRES, April 7. The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo have announced "with great joy" the finding of the number 103 granddaughter, daughter of Cecilia Beatriz Barral and Ricardo Horacio Klotzman, who disappeared on August 2, 1976 in the city of Rosario, located in the Santa Fe province in central Argentina.

"Now the young can be reunited with her biological family and his sister, who looked always with Granny, and so with his truth and history, to retrace the path to your real identity," includes the statement released by the organization . The girl, "as has happened in other cases," refused to have their DNA samples were checked with those of the National Genetic Data Bank (BNDG), where are stored all the families who have reported missing relatives during the military dictatorship (1976-1983).

U.S. declared 'persona non grata' Ambassador Luis Gallegos of Ecuador

The U.S. government has declared persona non grata Ambassador of Ecuador in Washington, Luis Gallegos, in response to the "unjustified" decision to Quito to expel U.S. Ambassador Heather Hodges, as reported by State Department sources. The secretary of state for Latin America, Arturo Valenzuela, has announced today the decision by telephone to Ambassador Gallegos, who must leave the country immediately, the sources said.

Washington expects an increase in violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Pakistani authorities have no clear strategy to eradicate the Taliban. Government forces of evil to take the positions taken great trouble to the Islamist militia. Recognizing this, the U.S. government wrote in a progress report on Afghanistan and Pakistan, delivered Tuesday, April 5, to Congress. In the districts of Mohmand and Bajaur, Pakistani forces have seen their efforts thwarted by resistance fighters, roadside bombs, but bad weather and the need to manage the displaced who have fled the fighting.

Gbagbo clings to power, even with international armed pressure

Outgoing Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to recognize the victory of Alassane Ouattara, was clinging to power to plunge his country into the war before entrenched in a bunker under fire from the United Nations (UN) and France. Gbagbo was facing down his opponents and the international community as it has done over the crisis generated by the presidential November 28, 2010.

For the moment, France and the UN asked to sign a waiver to power in Ivory Coast and recognize Ouattara as president. His refusal to leave power comes days after violent clashes in the country, which, according to the UN-left "several hundred dead" in Abidjan, and after a bloody four-month post-election crisis, the fighting had ceased.

Brazil and the OAS faced by the Belo Monte hydroelectric

The construction of the hydroelectric Belo Monte, in the Amazon, destined to be the second largest in the world, was born, during the government of Lula da Silva, in a hail of controversy among environmentalists, indigenous communities and government, and ended up creating a serious crisis between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of President Dilma Rousseff.

The OAS, through the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which is part of Brazil, has formally requested to stop the planned construction of the gigantic hydropower. The Commission argues that "life and personal integrity of indigenous people would be at risk due to the impact of dam construction." Requested at the same time the Brazilian government that indigenous communities have access to the project in an accessible format, including translation into their respective native languages.