Monday, April 11, 2011

Gbagbo in Abidjan captured in the bunker arrested by the forces of rival Ouattara

 The outgoing president of Cote d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo was arrested by the forces of the Chief of Alassane Ouattara and conducted with his wife Simone and his son, the Golf Hotel, headquarters of the president recognized by the international community. He stated the French ambassador in Abidjan, Jean-Marc Simon, denying that the arrest was executed by French special forces, as reported previously.

Conditions of detention of Bradley Manning: "Cruel and unusual punishment"

 For some, Bradley Manning, the suspected informant WikiLeaks, a hero. For the other he is a traitor who should be sentenced to death. More and sharper the prison conditions for the young man have become incarcerated in the military prison at Quantico in the state of Virginia and awaiting trial.

Against the local "degrading and inhumane" treatment Manning's protest now more than 250 distinguished American scientists. In a letter, the scientists criticizing prison conditions in plain words: The treatment was illegal and unconstitutional. If they continue, it could be a violation of the law that prohibits torture.

War in Libya: rebels conquer Adschdabija again

The rebels in Libya, be strong: After heavy fighting they declare themselves to be taken the city Adschdabija again. Also in Misurata, therefore they have an attack of Gadhafi troops repulsed. The Libyan rebels are engaged in more heavy fighting with soldiers of the despot Muammar al-Gaddafi.

The insurgents celebrated here on Monday, military success. In the east, they took the city back Adschdabija, such as media reported the rebels. They also stated their fighters in the western city of Misurata had managed to repel an attack by the Gaddafi troops. Meanwhile, it remained unclear what will become of the peace initiative of the African Union (AU).

Berlusconi in court for "embezzlement"

The Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, arrived Monday, April 11 at the resumption of his trial in Milan for embezzlement during the acquisition of television and film rights by his media empire, Mediaset. Upon entry into the courtroom, he approached reporters to denounce "a judiciary that works against the country", repeating his mantra of the politician persecuted by "politicized judges left.

Death toll increases explosion in Minsk

An explosion of unknown origin caused eleven dead and more than a hundred injured in the subway in Minsk, capital of Belarus, a country so far immune to terrorist attacks. The sources of the security forces quoted by Interfax news agency said the main hypotheses currently shuffled as the cause of the explosion is a terrorist.

"The signals and the nature of the injuries received by victims speaks specifically of an attack," said one source. "There may have been able to bring us this 'gift' from the outside. But we must look inside. The guilty must be found," said the president, Aleksandr Lukashenko, after visiting the blast site to lay a bouquet of flowers.

Egypt presents a possible successor to Amro Musa

Egypt submitted to the Arab deputy speaker of parliament, the Fiki Mustafa, former head of the National Democratic Party (NDP, former ruling party) as a candidate to succeed current Secretary General of the Arab League, Amro Musa. Speaking to reporters, Deputy Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed bin Heli, announced the nomination of El Fiki, 66, who becomes the second candidate running for office as the chief nominated Qatar Cooperation Council of the Gulf, the Atiya Abdurrahman.

Signatures for release Weiwei

Barely a week after the arrest on third day of April, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and activist in Beijing airport as he prepared to travel to Hong Kong, the Guggenheim Museum has launched a campaign to collect signatures on-line expressing concern and calling for his immediate release. The campaign, which late on Monday had received more than 16,000 accessions, have joined other institutions as the Tate Modern in London, the Modern Art in New York or the Art Institute of Chicago.

Libya insurgents reject ceasefire AU

Libyan rebels are unwilling to compromise. The cease-fire proposed by the African Union (AU) is not possible without the departure of Gaddafi, has announced the opposition leader, Moustapha Abdeljalil, at a press conference in Benghazi, Monday 11 April. "The initiative was presented today is outdated.

The people demand the departure of Muammar Gaddafi and his son," said Abdeljalil. "Any initiative that does not take account of this request is not worthy of consideration," he added. "Gaddafi and his son must leave immediately if they want to save their lives," he said. The opposition leader was speaking after talks with a delegation of African presidents mandated by the AU to plead for a cease-fire as part of a "roadmap" agreed on Sunday by M .

Two explosions shake Iraqi city

Two bombs exploded near a crowded market in the Iraqi city of Fallujah left six dead and around 25 wounded, while 10 people were killed by two bombs on the side of the road in the province of Diyala, according to security and medical sources. In a separate incident in Baghdad, a roadside bomb roadside killed three people.

Violence in Iraq fell sharply in recent years, but Iraqi forces are battling a resilient insurgency leading bombings almost daily. U.S. troops plan to leave the country later this year. The first explosion killed two police officers in an anti-explosives unit were sent to dismantle a car bomb, and a second device exploded shortly afterwards, killing four civilians, according to an Interior Ministry source.

Minsk underground explosion leaves seven dead

At least seven people were killed and fifty injured in an explosion in the subway in Minsk, capital of Belarus, according to the official news agency Belta. The explosion occurred in the central hall of the metro station "Oktiábraskaya" shortly before 18:00 local time (15:00 GMT) when the platforms were two trains full of passengers.

Witnesses said several people were injured in the collapse of the escalator leading to the street.

Gbagbo's arrest, dictators example: Clinton

The capture on Monday of the former strongman of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, sends a signal to all dictators that they can not ignore the voices of their peoples, said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Gbagbo's arrest "sends a strong signal to dictators" of the region in the sense that "should not disregard" the voices of their people, who are demanding free and fair elections, Clinton said, adding that there will be "consequences for those to cling to power.

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Rebels kill Syrian hits

New armed attacks on demonstrators have been declared in Syria, a country that lives its fourth week of protests against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and his Baath Party, which asked "freedom." Groups of armed men in civilian clothes and loyal to the regime, which have shot took to the streets to protest in the coastal city of Banias.

At least nine people, including a 11 year old boy, were killed and two others were injured by the alleged shooting of the security forces at two locations in northwest Syria, according to opposition organizations. The rest of the city remained relatively quiet after Bloody Friday in which 37 people were killed by gunfire from security forces, according to the account of a Syrian human rights organization.

Libyans cleared of rebels against Ajdabiya

Libyan rebels on Monday cleared the strategic eastern city of Ajdabiya of charred bodies and remains of trucks, a day after expelling forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in a fierce battle. Aided by NATO air strikes, opposition fighters seized control of the town about 150 kilometers of coastal stronghold of Benghazi after facing on Saturday and Sunday at Gadhafi troops with rockets and machine guns.

Peres defends against Prince reprisal attacks on Gaza

True to his image of a dove with claws of steel, the president of Israel, Shimon Peres, defended last night at the Prince of Asturias Israeli army shelling on the Gaza Strip. "The State of Israel does everything necessary and will continue to defend the security of its citizens and to end terrorism," Peres said at the official dinner offered to guests at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

Although the confrontation between Hamas and Israel has taken a breather in the last hours, the Israeli leader used the occasion to complain that hundreds of thousands of citizens of their country are exposed to the rockets and mortar shells fired from the strip and a 16 year old still serious attack on a school bus last Thursday.

Disaster, the Japanese prime minister promised: "We will not abandon you"

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has promised, Sunday, April 10, to do everything to help victims of the north-east who have lost everything in the disaster of March 11, launching on a visit to a port devastated: "We do abandon you. " For his second field visit, Mr. Kan, always roughed up in the polls, went on port of Ishinomaki, badly damaged by the earthquake of magnitude 9 and especially the giant tsunami that followed.

Ivory Coast president, captured by opposition forces

The outgoing president of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo was arrested on Tuesday by the forces of his rival Alassane Ouattara, recognized by the international community, the AFP said the French ambassador in the DR Congo, Jean-Marc Simon. Gbagbo was brought to the headquarters of its rival Ouattara, in the Ivorian economic capital, said Simon.

"Laurent Gbagbo was arrested by the Republican forces in Ivory Coast (Frei, pro-Ouattara) and taken to the Hotel del Golf (Ouattara headquarters)," said Simon. The outgoing president was not arrested by French special forces, said a French diplomatic source. Laurent Gbagbo and his wife Simone arrived on Monday at 13:00 am local to the headquarters of Alassane Ouattara, his rival acknowledged by the international community in Abidjan shortly after arrest.

Laurent Gbagbo, who was arrested in Ivory Coast

Laurent Gbagbo, 66, the outgoing president of the Ivory Coast, the former leader who had refused to relinquish power despite having lost the elections last November, was arrested today after spending the last ten days hiding in the bunker of his residence, guarded by a thousand armed men. At four p.m.

appeared on television of his enemy, the elected president Alassane Ouattara, in a room at Hotel du Golf, where he had been moved from his residence along with his wife Simone and one of his children. Tired, beaten, sweaty, Gbagbo removed his shirt printed front of the cameras, and in shirt, wiped the sweat sitting on the bed in the hotel room.

Taken Gbagbo, Ivory Coast miracle

A commentary on a hot day that will remain engraved in my memory with images of Al Jazeera from whom I learned the news. With the capture of Laurent Gbagbo in Ivory Coast buffeted by civil war, ending another African regimes led by criminals, that by entering politics have taken a giant leap in quality using the law and institutions to pursue their own crimes and amassing wealth untold along with their acolytes.

The violence in Syria killed 28 people Friday, according to NGOs

Twenty-six people were killed Friday in Dera in southern Syria when police fired on demonstrators to disperse them, said Sunday the Syrian and Kurdish NGOs. "The police and security agents broke up peaceful protests on Friday in Dera by firing live bullets, which killed 26 people" in this city, the epicenter of protest against the Syrian regime, have said six organizations of Human Rights in a statement.

Dismantling nuclear reactors take 10 years

A month after an earthquake of nine degrees and the force of a tsunami destroyed after Japan, the Japanese firm Toshiba has said the government of Tokyo that could dismantle the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 10 years, about 30% less of what it took to perform the same operation on the ground of Harrisburg (Three Mile Island, USA), following the accident in 1979.

The Japanese automaker believes it can use the experience acquired by its U.S. subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric, in Harrisburg to speed up the process. Another company that also manufactures engines, Hitachi plans to present its proposal with the U.S. General Electric. The supply of reactors in Fukushima was partitioned between General Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi.

The UN justifies the shots in Ivory Coast

The secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Sunday ordered to fire heavy weapons to neutralize the outgoing Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan. Ban said the new UN attacks were directed against the presidential palace and various military camps close after attacks by Gbagbo's forces against the headquarters of President elected and recognized by the international community, Alassane Ouattara, and mission UN in Côte d'Ivoire, UNOCI.

Argentina's Videla Dwell ordering the death of a bishop

Argentina has its Oscar Romero, although the case did not have much international impact such as the Salvadoran bishop murdered in 1981. Enrique Angelelli was called, was the bishop of La Rioja, a province with less population and poorest in Argentina. Committed to popular claims for greater social justice, Angelelli died on August 4, 1976, during the military dictatorship, as the regime at that time, the press and even the hierarchy of the Catholic Church described as a car crash .

Gaddafi accepts the 'cease-fuoco'Ma for the rebels: "No agreement with the rais"

Immediate 'ceasefire', promotion of national dialogue, protection of foreigners in the country and delivery of humanitarian aid. This is the recipe given by the African Union to resolve the military confrontation in Libya. Muammar Gaddafi had agreed, despite having repeatedly announced and rejected the hypothesis of a Stop the Use of Weapons on the Libyans.

This is why NATO - through its General Anders Fogh Rasmussen - urges caution: "Any ceasefire in Libya must be credible and verifiable." The Colonel expressed his conciliatory position during his meeting yesterday with South African President Jacob Zuma and the other three leaders of the continent, representing the African Union.

Fighting continues in Libya

A delegation of African presidents met on Sunday 10 April in Tripoli with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to plead for a truce in the fighting, which killed at least 23 deaths since Saturday Ajdabiya (east) and Misrata (west ). NATO talked about situation "desperate" in these two cities and vowed to continue the bombing to disarm the regime.

As usual, Colonel Qaddafi has been in his tent at his residence in Bab el-Aziziyah the delegation of the African Union (AU) consisting of South African President Jacob Zuma and her counterpart Amadou Toumani Toure (Mali) Mohamed Aziz OuldAbdel (Mauritania) and Denis Sassou Nguesso (Congo) and the Ugandan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem.

Tsunami warning lifted after quake in Japan again

Japan's Meteorological Agency lifted the tsunami warning issued for parts of the northeast coast of Japan after 7.1-magnitude earthquake occurred today in the province of Fukushima, NHK reported. The quake occurred at 17.16 local time (16.08 GMT) and was centered six miles deep and Fukushima reached grade 6 on the Japanese scale of 7, which is more focused in scope than the intensity of the tremor.

Gadhafi agrees ceasefire plan: South African leader

Moammar Gadhafi has agreed a work plan to end the conflict in Libya, said South African President Jacob Zuma, after leading a delegation of African leaders at the negotiations in Tripoli. Zuma, who with four other African heads of state met with Libyan leader for several hours in the resort of Bab al-Aziziyah, also asked the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to halt air strikes against government targets Libya to "give a chance to cease-fire." None at the talks gave details of what was contained in the roadmap.

At least seven dead and hundreds injured in the capital of Belarus by an explosion in the subway

At least seven people died and nearly a hundred were injured in an explosion in the subway in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior of the country. Local authorities reported that at the moment, unaware of the cause of the explosion, but police working on the hypothesis of a terrorist attack, according to Agence France Presse.

Lukasko has convened an urgent meeting of the Cabinet and head of government in the coming hours to the nation. "Panic broke out among travelers," said one witness, who added that the incident took place shortly before 18.00 local time, when Oktiábraskaya-station located near the residence of President Alexander Lukasko in power since 1994 - came two trains full of passengers.

Born: uranium to Libya?

E 'from the first Gulf War that speaks of the terrible effects of depleted uranium projectiles. It's been more than 15 years since the scandal exploded with thousands of Iraq veterans who became ill and died. There was talk of Gulf War Syndrome. P or it was discovered that someone had the brilliant idea to dispose of the radioactive waste produced by nuclear power plants manufacturing armored bullets.

Iceland rejects the agreement Icesave

Icelanders have clearly rejected on Saturday the agreement on the repayment of 3.9 billion claimed by London and The Hague after the collapse of Icesave bank in 2008, plunging embarrass the government in Reykjavik, according Almost final results of the referendum published Sunday. According to figures of 70% of ballots counted and quoted by state radio RUV, failure comes a clear leader with 57.7% against 42.3% yes.

Hamas urges Israel to stop attacks

A senior member of Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza, made an unexpected call on Israel to stop a confrontation escalated to affirm its willingness to halt its rocket attacks if Israel stops attacking Gaza. Gaza militants have fired about 10 rockets and mortar shells into Israel, police said, but Israel immediately responded to the attack.

In a night session of the Israeli security cabinet, the army was ordered to "continue to act against terrorists to stop the firing (of rockets) against Israel." Deputy Foreign Minister Ghazi Hamad made the call fluent Hebrew speaking at state broadcaster Israel Radio. "We are interested in the calm and we want the Israel Defense Forces to suspend their operations," said Hamad, who like other leaders of the Islamic group learned Hebrew during detention in Israeli prisons.

Tsunami warning issued after earthquake in Japan again

An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked again northeastern Japan and triggered a tsunami warning along the coast of that region, Japan's Meteorological Agency reported. The quake occurred at 17:16 local time (8:16 GMT) and was centered six miles deep in the province of Fukushima, reaching grade 6 on the Japanese scale of 7, which focuses more on the scope in the intensity of the tremor.

Ouattara called for the UN to neutralize 'heavy weapons' of Gbagbo

.- The Ivorian president recognized by the international community, Alassane Ouattara, said late Sunday he asked United Nations to act to neutralize the heavy weapons "of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo. "The operation aims to ensure permanent protection of the civilian population, normalization of life in Abidjan and the resumption of activities throughout the national territory," Ouattara said in a statement.

Sentenced to three years in jail for publishing on the internet criticisms the Egyptian Army

An Egyptian military court has sentenced to three years in prison activist and blogger Maikel Nabil on charges of "insulting the army" and "disturbing public security" after he published an Internet article criticizing the performance of the Egyptian army during the riots started last January, according to Europa Press includes a report in the Egyptian daily Al Ahram.

The text was titled The Army and the people never went hand in hand, a sentence that subverted one of the slogans chanted during the Revolution of January 25: "Army and people, hand in hand." Nabil was arrested at his home last March 28 and indicted by a military court following his article, which carried out an analysis of the performance of the Army during the protests.

Japan, the new shock terremotoEvacuata central Fukushima

An earthquake of 6.6 degrees - and not 7.1 as stated at the beginning - hit Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. The government has maintained immediately after the tsunami warning. The nuclear power plant in Fukushima - at 81 km from the epicenter - was evacuated, although the company that operates the plant has made it known that the new earthquake has caused more damage.

The electricity, at first jumped, was restored in less than an hour. His delivery is necessary for the operation of the plant to cool the reactors. The quake came exactly one month after the earthquake of magnitude 9 and the subsequent tsunami that devastated the north-east of the country, shook buildings in Tokyo and caused 27 thousand victims.

Côte d'Ivoire: French helicopters fired on the residence of Gbagbo

Helicopters from the UN mission in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) and French Licorne forces have fired on Sunday tanks inside the presidential palace and near the residence of the incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan. "We take the operation to neutralize the heavy weapons wherever they are. UNOCI and Licorne have begun to target targets in several places, especially near the presidential palace and near the presidential residence," said spokesman Hamadoun Toure UNOCI.

Egyptian Militar threatens protesters with violence

Mubarak has plunged, but Egypt does not come to rest. In the center is again the Tahrir Square in the heart of Cairo - Thousands demonstrate here again against the ruling military council. But this time, the army has not returned and announced that if necessary to resolve the protests with violence

A shooting at a shopping center in the Netherlands killed seven people

A man in his twenties opened fire Saturday afternoon in a crowded shopping center of Alphen aan den Rijn, in the western Netherlands, killing six people and wounding eleven, before committing death, according to the latest official toll. Gunfire rang out Saturday around noon "Ridderhof" mall "lively" on Saturday, where many "families with children" do their shopping, "said Eenhoorn.

"A man with a machine gun opened fire on the crowd (...) before killing himself," he added. According to Kitty Nooy, prosecuting officer, "the killer is a resident of Alphen aan den Rijn experienced police." "It is almost certain that he acted alone," she added. Early Saturday evening, Mr.

Japan continues to show radioactive sea water

.- The operator of the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), announced it will stop the pumping of radioactive water into the sea on Monday, a couple of days later than planned, in an attempt to allay fears global spread of radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear crisis worse.

It is expected that the Democratic Party of Prime Minister Naoto Kan suffer punishment in the local elections on Sunday for its handling of the crisis after the huge earthquake and tsunami of March 11, which struck the northeast coast and killed 13 000 people. China and South Korea have also criticized the management of the nuclear crisis.

Early polls give edge to Humala in Peru election

The nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala has won the first round of the presidential Peru, according to exit polls polls. The polls show the candidate of Peru Earn 31.6% of the vote, well ahead of his two immediate pursuers: Keiko Fujimori's populist and former Minister of Economics Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK), almost tied with 21.4% and 19.2% respectively.

Former President Alejandro Toledo, who until last month was the favorite, fell behind in the race with 16.1%. Before an election so close and with so many undecided votes at stake, it is still impossible to venture who will Humala's opponent in the final round of 5 June. It is traditionally the day of the election that the candidates have breakfast before the TV cameras.

The Public Prosecutor for questioning Mubarak Egypt calls for the death of protesters

Egypt's attorney general has asked former President Hosni Mubarak to appear at the inquest into the death of demonstrators during the protests that succeeded in overthrowing his regime on 11 February. In a statement, the prosecutor Abdel Magid Maghmud has requested that the last raise and two sons, Gamal and Alaa, are also cited for alleged embezzlement.

The communication from the office has come the same day that Mubarak, retired to the tourist resort of Sharm el Sheikh (east), has broken his silence and for the first time since he forced to resign, made his first public statements. In a statement recorded and broadcast by the station Al Arabiya, the Egyptian president has assured that the information has been requested by the prosecution, which has provided show that neither he nor his family have financial assets or real estate abroad.

Fear of renewed attacks in Northern Ireland

Police defused Northern Ireland, Saturday, April 9, a bomb hidden aboard a truck immobilized on the road between Dublin and Belfast. The operation came a week after the death of a police officer whose murder was attributed to dissident republicans. The attack against Ronan Kerr, police officer of 25 years killed by the explosion of a bomb under his car, is the first murder in two years a member of the security forces in Northern Ireland.