Sunday, April 10, 2011

Toshiba wants to dismantle the plant in Fukushima in ten years

Japan's Minister of Industry was to go on Saturday April 9 at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This is the first member of the center-left to visit the north-east of the archipelago devastated by the terrible earthquake and the giant tsunami of 11 March. The balance sheet, still provisional, the national police stood Saturday at 12 876 confirmed dead and 14,865 missing, whose bodies were probably swept out to sea by the tsunami.

Israel responded to the continued firing from the Gaza Strip

Thirty projectiles fired from the Gaza Strip were killed, Saturday, April 9, in southern Israel without causing casualties or damage on the third day of confrontation with Hamas, Israeli military radio reported. Twenty mortar shells exploded in Israel, while a dozen rockets Grad hit areas near the cities of Ashdod, Be'er Sheva and Kiryat Gat, the radio said.

According to public radio, the new missile defense system Iron Dome ("Iron Dome") has intercepted five rockets of this type since Friday night. Public radio also said that the majority of the 700 000 inhabitants in southern Israel spent the night of Friday to Saturday in shelters or parts "protected" from their homes, designed to withstand explosions.

Gaza Strip: Many killed in Israeli retaliatory attacks

Israeli reprisal raids in Gaza have cost more lives. Since Friday died in Palestinian territory more than a dozen Hamas fighters and civilians. Hamas has a state of emergency proclaimed Jerusalem - The Middle East is no end to the violence in sight. Israeli attacks from the air and on the ground on Saturday cost the Gaza Strip four lives.

Three Hamas fighters were killed in an air strike, another man died in a tank shelling killed. Hamas then called a state of emergency. The security forces should be in use around the clock, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Saturday in Gaza. This also applies to the members of the civil protection and health services.

Egypt: Demonstrators call for swift end to the Mubarak era

The revolution in Egypt is far from over. Hundreds of thousands of people huddled in Cairo with the Tahrir Square, waving Egyptian flags - and accused the ruling military council, too slow to act against the corruption of the era of Mubarak. The mass demonstration on Tahrir Square, the political observers by surprise: hundreds of thousands of people on Friday require a faster adjudication of the resigned President Hosni Mubarak, his sons, Gamal and Alaa and the hated first lady Suzanne Mubarak.

Shooting into the crowd at Dara, 26 deaths yesterday Assad: "country on the path of reform"

 - It 's budget of 26 people killed in clashes yesterday in Dara, in the south of Syria, when the police fired on demonstrators to disperse them. Another two people are dead in Homs, during a peaceful demonstration. This was revealed today a campaigner for human rights belonging to a network of NGOs and Syrian Kurds: "The police used in the different provinces of Syria excessive and unjustified violence by firing on the crowd." On Saturday afternoon, the police opened fire on people who had gathered near the mosque of Omar in Dara, south of the city became the epicenter of the protests against President Bashar al-Assad had just concluded the funeral mass of several protesters were killed the day before, when, according to two witnesses, the officers began to take on a target group that sang songs and slogans against the regime.

Incidents and demonstrators opposed to military Tahrir Square, Cairo

Clashes erupted in the night from Friday to Saturday on Tahrir Square in Cairo where the Egyptian army intervened to disperse demonstrators. Tens of thousands of people gathered yesterday on the square became the symbol of the Egyptian revolution demand a lawsuit against Hosni Mubarak criticized the military authorities, who took the reins of the country, their slowness in the fight against corruption.

The gbagbistes regain ground in Abidjan

Laurent Gbagbo'm holed up in his residence in Abidjan, the outgoing president of Côte d'Ivoire did more than resist the combined pressure of his rival Alassane Ouattara, the UN and France. French soldiers of the Licorne force has been under fire during an attempted evacuation of embassy staff in Abidjan on the night of Friday to Saturday and responded by destroying an armored vehicle of the pro-Gbagbo said on Saturday the staff of the armies in Paris.

Long, costly recovery in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan today pledged to do everything possible to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March, during a visit to the devastated areas. Almost a month after the tragedy, the mayor arrived on Sunday to the city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi, in the midst of thousands protest in Tokyo who demand the closure of nuclear plants in Japan, after the crisis on the ground Fukushima I.

The EU rejects temporary permissions "not open to the Schengen

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom Cold shower for the Italian government on emergency immigrants. After the doubts and distinctions of Paris and Berlin on the decree of temporary protection for migrants, which was approved in the council of ministers last Thursday, now comes the ax in Brussels.

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom said that the Italian decree does not trigger the free movement of migrants within the Schengen area. This position hard against Italy is contained in a letter that the commissioner sent the Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni already last Friday, the day after the approval of the Order in Rome.

Democrats and Republicans agree on the Federal Budget

An agreement on costs was concluded last minute Friday night in Washington between Democrats and Republicans in Congress to avoid the paralysis of the U.S. federal government, barely an hour before the deadline, set at midnight. President Barack Obama responded quickly, acknowledging that the agreement would mean budget cuts "painful", but considering that the U.S.

should live within their means. "As in any meaningful compromise, both sides had to make tough decisions and concede on issues that were important to them," he added after a day of suspense over whether to continue government operations after midnight Friday. The Republican chairman of the House of Representatives John Boehner, who announced the agreement, welcomed the arrangement which he said will "reduce spending and keep our government in working order." The agreement includes $ 38.5 billion (26 billion euros) over budget cuts in current expenditure.

China reports slight trade surplus in March

.- China recorded a rare trade deficit in the last three months due to the strength of its domestic economy and rising raw material prices in the world, said Sunday the administration of customs. From January to March, imports from China totaled 020 million thousand dollars more than its exports, marking its first quarterly trade deficit since 2004, said the General Administration of Customs.

Ouattara calls on the UN and France neutralize Gbagbo militias

.- The French lawyer elected president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, today called on United Nations (UN) and France neutralize the militias of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo. 'We appeal to the impartial forces of the United Nations Mission to Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI), supported by the French military force Licorne, to immediately remove heavy weapons and neutralize the militias in the pay of Gbagbo.

The militarized economy does not balance the books

"Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms but with intellect and honorable purposes. "Eisenhower, in a speech to military and industrial complex, 1961 While we devote our love and our support to those who have been so terribly affected by the earthquake and tsunami, we must not allow this to distract the other shock tsunami directed toward us.

On the Internet, Ivorians speak of humanitarian emergency

Since the beginning of the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire, the humanitarian situation in Abidjan empire. Sign of these tough times, many bloggers have had to suspend their Ivorian publication due to electricity or cafe open. Those who continue to write a newspaper telling more and more difficult. Supermarkets, grocery stores, markets: most have closed their doors.

Difficult in these conditions to find food. The Israeli journalist Yorobaen testifies on his blog, speaking of situation "more alarming than ever": "Diallo, I'd like two quarts of oil and rice, I asked a few days ago the only Mauritanian shopkeeper who dared to open. C is finished, he shoots me.

Thousands Protest in Tokyo against nuclear power

.- Some 17,000 people protested today in Tokyo against nuclear shouting "We do not need Fukushima," referring to the nuclear crisis unleashed by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11 in Japan. The protesters were deployed in various parts of the Japanese capital, including the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which has serious problems in four of six reactors and emits radiation.

Mubarak ordered a judicial question and two children

The Egyptian general prosecutor, Abdel Magid Mahmoud, ordered today that the president Hosni Mubarak questioned and two children from allegations that they are accused of alleged involvement in attacks on demonstrators and embezzlement. As reported by the official news agency MENA, these lawsuits accuse Mubarak and his sons Alaa and Gamal to be involved in the crime of attacking peaceful demonstrators during protests that erupted on 25 January.

Denmark wants to limit access of the welfare state for foreign

Stockholm, correspondence - Foreigners living in Denmark in the near future may have to pay their entitlement to welfare benefits, education or care for example, unlike the Danes. The proposal, made in late March by the Liberal Prime Minister Rasmussen of Denmark Lars Løkke, is widely supported by a majority of Danes.

According to a survey published by the newspaper Berlingske, 59% of Danes feel this way. Wednesday, April 6, the Danish Ministry of Employment said a bit of background which would fit such a device, but the details are not yet known. On the merits, the conclusion is simple: the Danish welfare state is in crisis.

Five killed in clashes in Karachi

.- At least five people died in the last 24 hours in different clashes in the Pakistani city of Karachi, Efe said one police source. The shootings occurred in different districts of Pakistan's most populous city, according to the source, which ruled that the victims are linked to political parties. During the month of March in the capital of southern Sindh province were more than 105 killings in violence motivated by ethnic and political disputes, according to police data collected by Efe.

Reported dozens of deaths in combat in Ajdabiya

At least 21 soldiers, 10 rebels and 11 gadafistas-among them an Algerian-have died in heavy fighting raging in the strategic eastern city Libyan Ajdabiya, Efe reported Inasi Ahmed, one of the few doctors who remain in the hospital of the city. Inasi explained that since the hospital has been heard loud explosions, probably of Katyusha rockets and Grad missiles from the area west of the city, which gadhafistas relentless attack from noon on Saturday.

Egypt, Mubarak will interrogatodalla attorney general

Two days after the resumption of street violence in Egypt, back to bite the old rais Hosni Mubarak, overwhelmed and forced to resign last February 11 by the wave of protests that had inflamed the North African country. Strikes once also the attorney general of Cairo where the chief prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmoud decided that the old leader and his sons will be asked to clarify their position in the face of accusations of abuse of power, embezzlement and especially about the role Mubarak and his family who were in accidents in January, during the demonstrations that would soon have caused their fall.

In Morocco, the "tsunami" of 20 February reply

Two killed when small plane crash in northern Philippines

.- Two people were killed and four others injured when a private plane crash near a popular tourist destination north of the Philippines, local press reported. The incident occurred in the resort of Camp John Hay, a recreational area of a former U.S. military complex in the town of Baguio, about 210 kilometers north of Manila, a few minutes after the plane took off from the airfield Loake same population.

Gadhafi forces push to rebel Ajdabiya

Forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gadhafi pushed the rebels into Ajdabiya, in eastern Libya, artillery strike on the eve of a new diplomatic mobilization to seek a ceasefire. Insurgents morning came dozens of kilometers of Brega, but were shot shells and rockets, which forced them to retreat to the east.

At least 10 loud explosions were heard around Ajdabiya, while loyalist forces bombarded the insurgents in their retreat. After a violent explosion, several witnesses said was a NATO airstrike. NATO denied it, saying that none of its planes attacked Saturday in Ajdabiya. Ajdabiya capture Libyan military would give a platform to attack the main rebel stronghold, the city of Benghazi, to which dozens of vehicles left in the afternoon.

Peruvians elected president in one of the most disputed elections in its history

Million Peruvians without incident go to the polls to elect a president, congressmen and members of the Andean Parliament. The eyes are on four candidates, but polls show the differences in the intention to vote are so narrow that it is more likely that there will be runoff between the top two on 5 June.

The polls close at four pm (seven hours in mainland Spain). According to the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), early election results will be announced at eight o'clock in the night (three in the morning Spanish). The voters are divided between those who want the continuity of a model that has triggered the economy since the nineties and, better oiled, will benefit a larger number of people, and those who are tired of waiting and believe the country needs a return radical nut because otherwise remain poorly distributed wealth.

Libya, violent clashes in Ajdabiya NATO bombing destroyed 25 tanks

While diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis going on in Libya continues to fight. The forces of Muammar Gaddafi came to Ajdabiya where the rebels are having the worse in violent melee combat. The loyalist troops control some areas of the city covered by snipers from hitting. According to hospital sources, 21 people were killed: 11 rebels and 10 soldiers of the colonel.

Victims will be added to those of the past: according to the insurgents at least 30 combatants were killed in clashes in Misurata (see yesterday's news). Even the NATO raid going on. The planes of the Atlantic Alliance in the early afternoon today have destroyed 25 tanks, forces of Gaddafi in two different tasks: 14 Measured and near 11 on the road to Ajdabiya.

50 years ago, the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann

When a team of Mossad, the Israeli secret service, captured May 11, 1960 Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in what remains the first great feat of arms of the Israeli secret service, no real measure of the role, yet little studied, administrator of the genocide of Jews played by former SS Obersturmbannführer.

The Eichmann trial opened in Jerusalem for a period of eight months. This is the first time since the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in 1946, an important part is before the Nazi judges. Especially the first time that a Nazi official was held in Israel by those he sought to exterminate, forced to be accountable to any young Jewish state was born thirteen years earlier in 1948.

37 deaths reported by Syrian police repression

A human rights group said security forces killed at least 37 people during demonstrations on Friday in Syria. The National Organization for Human Rights in the country said in a statement that 30 people were killed in the southern city of Dera, the epicenter of the protests. Three people died in the central city of Homs and three others died in Harasta, a suburb of Damascus, as well as another fatality recorded in Douma.

Japan celebrates local elections after devastating earthquake

- The Japanese are called to the polls today to elect 12 governors, of the 47 provinces, four mayors and the composition of various regional assemblies in an election conditioned by the earthquake of 11 March. The ruling Democratic Party and the main opposition party, the Liberal Democratic Party, compete in elections for governor of Hokkaido, Tokyo and Mie, and to elect mayor in Sapporo and Hiroshima.

Blue Helmets respond to attack on stronghold Ouattara

.- The Blue Helmets that protect the Golf Hotel in Abidjan, the headquarters of the elected president Alassane Ouattara, responded on Saturday to attack by the forces of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo, said the UN mission in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI). "The Golf Hotel was attacked with mortars from across the pond (south of the hotel) and from the residence of President Gbagbo," said Hamadoun Toure, spokesman for UNOCI.

Cherry and globalizacin

Cherry Blossoms and anti-globalization rallies. For years, these were the rites of spring in Washington. Not anymore. The beautiful cherry trees are blooming, but street demonstrations have gone off. The protests coincided with the tops spring that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank held every year at this time in the U.S.

capital. The protesters, many and from all over, protesting against the free market, poverty and American foreign policy. They also had specific requirements, for example, slow economic reforms (fiscal austerity, privatization, trade liberalization, deregulation) that the IMF and World Bank imposed as a condition for countries to provide credit.

Before the court in Jerusalem, Adolf Eichmann listened impassively reading of indictment

The trial of Adolf Eichmann began April 11, 1961 in Jerusalem. The court reporter of the "World" of the time, Jean-Marc Théolleyre reported historical debates held there until their term, December 15, 1961. We are republishing the article he wrote on the first day of trial for our edition dated April 12, 1961.

The trial room is like a theater or meeting. It was cold and clear architecture of modern buildings. What first attracts attention - before the panel took places where members of the Jerusalem District Court, the president and his two assessors Landau, Benjamin Halevy judges and Isaac Raveh - is left, the glass box is the cockpit of Adolf Eichmann.

New protests suppressed in Syria

City Deraa in southern Syria had another day of demonstrations, Friday, April 8, when the protest movement unprecedented regime of Bashar al-Assad has now lasted almost a month. Syrian forces have fired live bullets to disperse several millers of protesters, killing at least seven dead and dozens injured, according to an activist human rights based in Cyprus.

Reached by telephone by the, the activist said that members of security forces dressed in civilian clothes opened fire. A witness on the spot, quoted anonymously, confirmed that "there were snipers on the terraces." As is often the case since the beginning of the protest movement, the media close to the government have put forward a different balance, suggesting the presence of "saboteurs and conspirators" who opened fire on residents and security forces.

NATO artillery bombed Gadhafi

.- The government soldiers and rebels battled Saturday in the key city streets after the military used guerrilla tactics to achieve greater progress in enemy territory since international air strikes began. At least eight people were killed, said a hospital official. Ajdabiya capture Libyan military would give a platform to attack the main rebel stronghold, the city of Benghazi, 160 kilometers (100 miles) further east on the coastal road.

In Libya, as elsewhere, "there is no war without smudging"

Since the beginning of its military intervention in Libya, accused NATO of several blunders that would have killed twenty civilians and rebels. Yves Boyer, deputy director of the Foundation for Strategic Research, said that "these blunders should not forget the crucial role of the international coalition." The concept of flash is extremely negative, but we must not forget that these are consequences that are not wanted by NATO deliberately.