Thursday, April 14, 2011

DSK opens three days of international economic meetings in Washington

The Director General of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, opens Thursday, April 14, three days of international economic meetings in Washington with meetings of the IMF and World Bank, and meetings of G7 finance ministers and G20. The IMF has spearheaded in recent months a number of impressive sites.

It serves as a consultant to the G20, which under the French presidency, wants to reach "guidelines" for the reduction of concrete economic and financial imbalances in the world. Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank is traditionally an occasion for the 187 member states to discuss issues that agitate the world economy.

The Salafist groups in Gaza and North Africa

There are three main groups currently operating Salafi movement in the Gaza Strip and which represent a thorn in the side of Hamas. This is the Ansar Jund Allah (Soldiers of God), the Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) and the Jaish al Umma (Army of the Nation). The most dangerous of these groups for Hamas and for the balance of the area is that of Jund Allah Ansar.

The leader of this group Salafi, Abdul Latif Abu Moussa, was killed by Hamas gunmen in clashes in August 2009. Despite the loss of its leader, the movement not only survived, but has strengthened mainly due to the illegal trade through the tunnels in southern Gaza Strip. The Salafis refer to the Islamic movement of Salafiyya, which literally means 'Movement of the ancestors', founded by the reformist Egyptian Rashid Rida in the late nineteenth century.

In Swaziland, King Mswati III suppresses pro-democracy demonstrators

Johannesburg, correspondence - A Call to taste bitter. Wednesday, April 13, at midday, the opposition to King Mswati III of Swaziland has called off the protest. Involved, since the repression of the previous day by pro-democracy activists in this small kingdom of 1.2 million people, wedged between South Africa and Mozambique.

"The state has responded with great brutality and people do not feel safe," explained to the secretary general of the union officials, Vincent Dlamini. "When there are two or three people in the streets, they are arrested," he said, before promising: "we'll be back soon." Expected to last three days, the protest movement has never really been able to take off, nipped in the bud by a regime that fears for its survival in these troubled times for dictators around the world.

Gaza, kidnapped Italian volunteer ultimatum: kill him in 30 hours

 - An Italian volunteer, Vittorio Arrigoni, was kidnapped in Gaza by an Islamic group Salafi - the 'Mohammed Bin Moslama Brigade - which, in a video on YouTube, threatening to kill him if, within 30 hours, starting at 11 am local this morning (the 10 in Italy), the Hamas government will not release prisoners Salafis. Vittorio Arrigoni so it appears in a video posted today on YouTube by 'ThisisGazaVoice'. The Italian volunteer, wearing a black shirt, seems to have his hands tied behind their backs while someone holds the head by the hair.

Libya: Allies divided the insurgents in search of legitimacy

Seeking legitimacy, unable to move forward on the ground against the forces of Colonel Gaddafi, and while the action of NATO is increasingly criticized the Libyan rebels claimed Wednesday, April 13 more active support of the community International. To obtain this assistance - weapons and money - the National Transitional Council (CNT), the self-proclaimed government, which controls the east, trying to convince the international community that it is the sole representative legitimate.

The cry of distress of a blogger against repression in Bahrain

Enough of collusion with the Gaddafi regime!

Muammar Gaddafi's will to crush the insurgency militarily challenging his power can make us forget that the EU has made him one of its main partners on containment of immigration, with lots agreements, financial assistance and military-police cooperation. However, this policy is not only futile antimigratory, and contrary to the best interests of European countries, if we are to believe demographers and economists.

Gadafistas forces shoot Misrata

Muammar Gadhafi forces on Thursday fired a hail of rockets at the besieged city of Misrata, said rebels, while diplomatic disputes over NATO bombings overshadowed the battles on the ground. Misrata rebels in the insurgent stronghold isolated in western Libya, said that 23 people were killed when at least eight Russian Grad rockets were fired into a residential area.

They also warned of a slaughter if NATO did not increase their attacks on the United Nations mandate to protect civilians. The third largest city in Libya has been under siege of Gadhafi troops for more than six weeks and international organizations have warned of a humanitarian crisis.

Brazil .- released a new video of the murderer of 12 children in Rio in the massacre warning

RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 14. Police in Rio de Janeiro has released another video of the young Brazilian who last week staged a shooting at a school in Rio de Janeiro, killing 12 children, warning that his attitude "radical" is demonstrated on a fact that will by those who "are humiliated and assaulted in different situations." "You will discover that I'm more radical in a move that will for my fellows, who are humiliated, assaulted, not respected, especially in schools and colleges by the fact of being different, not to join the group of infidels, evil, corrupt and unfair.

The Bolivarian Venezuela and solidarity among Member

In January 2006 I visited for the first time in Venezuela, at the World Social Forum in Caracas. I left with my friend Gianluca Belei photojournalist, with the idea of a photographic exhibition on the experiences underway in the country, then presented the Italo-Latin American Institute in Rome and elsewhere (some of these photos are still visible here) .

With the support of some people I met almost by accident during the Forum, we were able to visit a poor neighborhood of Caracas in what was going on the allocation of land and houses to the residents, a neighborhood, too poor, Valencia, one of largest city of Venezuela, where Cuban doctors in Venezuela and other Latin American countries provided a health service to people who had never seen a doctor in their lives, and many other places where the Venezuelan people gave life to moments of leadership, such as , attending school until late at night where he taught various subjects, organizing cooperatives among mechanical shops to sell food at popular prices.

"Tokyo has turned into a provincial town a bit dull"

One month after the devastating tsunami, the Japanese are still living at the rate of earthquakes, rationing food and fear of nuclear invisible. The French remained in the country, some have lost their jobs, testify. "I began to suffer harm from earthquakes," by Catherine A. There are always words to learn in his own language as a foreign language.

As we get seasick or motion sickness, I began to suffer from jishin-yoi, literally "evil earthquakes. In Tokyo, we are very privileged: the buildings are still standing, the power cuts have been limited, shops, except for mineral water and yogurt, are supplied. The radioactivity released by the hour on the Department website, does not seem alarming at the moment.

Mubarak and children liable for embezzlement

Hosni Mubarak was detained for 15 days, which gives the general board that governs Egypt a break in the protests over suspicions that he was trying to protect the former leader of an investigation. State television said Mubarak, 82, and his sons Gamal and Alaa would appear in a Cairo court on Tuesday for questioning by the prosecutor who ordered his arrest.

Mubarak was ousted on February 11 by a mass revolt against his 30 years of authoritarian rule, suffered a "heart attack" on Tuesday during questioning and is in intensive care. There were conflicting reports about the condition of the former president. A doctor appointed by the Court was considering the former leader to see if he could be transferred to another hospital, medical sources reported.

NATO raid on Tripoli. Frattini: "Italy will not give heavy weapons to the rebels"

Forward with the raid as long as there will be violence against civilians. And 'the commitment of the 28 NATO allies on the Council of Foreign Affairs in Berlin today. While the summit was drawing to a close, the fighters of the Alliance bombed Tripoli. Strong explosions were heard in the area of the barracks that houses Gaddafi, followed by bursts of flak.

The raid on the Libyan capital, which resulted in death, according to state television, that after the attack showed images of Saddam in the streets of the city by car. Gaddafi appears in black dress while emerging from the roof of a car in the race, raising his arms in the air in triumph.

Chat - Crises in the Arab world and interventions: setting aside or new opportunity for emerging?

Assad in Syria forms new government

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, he formed a new government and ordered the release of all detainees in the latest wave of protests, except those who committed crimes "against the nation and citizens", in two decisions to appease the tension. "President Assad has decided to release all those detained after the recent events that have not committed crimes against the nation and citizens," state television said on Thursday.

Western and Arab countries financed Libyan rebels

An international conference about Libya composed of Arab and Western countries in Qatar decided to create a mechanism of financial support for the rebel forces, and again demanded that Colonel Muammar Gadhafi leaves office. In this first meeting of the International Contact Group, held in Doha, was attended by 20 countries and organizations, nearly four weeks after starting on 19 March of a multinational military intervention under a UN mandate.

Obama to the presidency, "will reduce the debt by eliminating the privileges of the rich"

Cutting spending, overhaul the U.S. tax system, end the tax privileges for the rich. And 'the program that Barack Obama has announced from the podium of the George Washington University, to reduce the public deficit of 4 trillion U.S. dollars over the next 12 years, and to return to live, said the president, "according to the means to our disposal.

" Obama has appeared combative, aimed primarily at countering the Republican plan announced spending cuts of 5.8 trillion dollars. It 's a project that "does not intend to simply reduce the debt, rather than undermine the social contract the basis of our nation," he said. The speech, broadcast 43 minutes from all major national networks, has served to inaugurate the Obama presidential campaign 2012, which will once again in the economy, and especially in the necessary reduction of astronomy U.S.

The ghosts of Duekoue, a challenge for Mr. Ouattara

Duékoué (Ivory Coast), Special Envoy - From Niambli village, 3 km from Duékoué, there are only a few sections of mud walls charred. No soul. After yet another barrage of Republican Forces of Côte d'Ivoire (FRCI) the president Alassane Ouattara, once passed the base of peacekeepers UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI), the same spectacle is visible the outskirts of Duekoue from the national highway.

They call for resignation of Japanese Prime Minister

The fragile political truce after the natural disaster in Japan ended on Thursday when the head of the main opposition party called for the unpopular Prime Minister Naoto Kan resigned over his handling of the disaster and the subsequent nuclear crisis. In the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, engineers are still trying to find a new way to cool one of the six reactors affected and Nuclear Safety Agency and Industry of Japan (ASNJ) said it was "highly probable" that has a hole in suppression unit reactor.

Amnesty International is concerned for the thousands of displaced persons in Côte d'Ivoire

.- Amnesty International (AI) today called on the UN mission operating in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) to protect thousands of civilians displaced by the conflict in the African country, and although they want to return to their populations origin, continue to fear for their safety. "Thousands of people still hiding in the mountains in conditions that endanger their lives and without access to food and hygiene.

New violence leaves at least seven dead in Yemen

Military sources said a military officer and four policemen were killed Wednesday, April 13 in a clash north of Sanaa between the police and army units have joined the protest movement. Police attacked in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade an army checkpoint in Amran, 170 km north of Sanaa.

This dam is held by the military of the first armored division whose commander, General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, also commander of the northeast region, announced March 21 to join the protest movement against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. In Aden, the main town in the south, two protesters were killed and four were wounded by the army, who fired on protesters on Wednesday morning, said medical sources and witnesses.

The health of Hosni Mubarak deemed "unstable"

For their part, the two son, Gamal and Alaa, arrived Wednesday morning at the Tora prison in southern Cairo, according to security services. They must stay there a fortnight, just like their father. In parallel with the investigation into the violence on demonstrators who had caused eight hundred dead, Hosni Mubarak and son both are suspected of corruption and misappropriation of public funds.

Obama has cut public spending in a "balanced"

Risking further breakdown to the left of his own party, Barack Obama has joined those who believe it necessary to cut public spending with a plan that provides for reducing the budget deficit in four billion dollars over the next 12 years. Proposes to do so "balanced", with the elimination of important benefits, but without privatizing the main social programs, how they want the Republicans, and tax increases to higher incomes.

The tremors are continuing in north-eastern Japan

A new earthquake of magnitude 5.8, rocked, Wednesday, April 13, the north-eastern Japan and shook buildings in Tokyo. According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency, its epicenter was located in Fukushima Prefecture, hit hard by the devastating earthquake of 11 March. >> Watch the interactive graphics Understanding accident in Fukushima 3 minutes Hundreds of tremors have been recorded in Japan since the magnitude 9 earthquake followed by tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan, making twenty -eight thousand dead or missing and causing an accident nuclear power plant in Fukushima-1.