Sunday, April 17, 2011

Burkina Faso is plagued by looting and violence

The Foreign Ministry has recommended for Saturday, April 16 on its website to defer nonessential travel to Burkina Faso. "The situation in Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou and in particular, is currently marked by high tensions due to a movement claiming the military" in this country, says the site. The violence continued Saturday in the main market traders Ouagadougou, furious looting of military rebels since Thursday, were burned on Saturday the ruling party headquarters in the capital of Burkina Faso.

Five NATO soldiers killed in an attack in Afghanistan

Nine soldiers - four and five Afghan Force NATO - were killed Saturday, April 16, during a suicide attack claimed by Taliban insurgents in the headquarters of the Afghan army to the east the country. "Five ISAF soldiers were killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan," said the NATO force said in a statement, without specifying their nationality.

According to the Ministry of Defence of Afghanistan, the attack was perpetrated by a suicide bomber who donned a military uniform, in the headquarters of the Afghan army to the east, located in the area Gambires near Jalalabad, the largest city in eastern Afghanistan. One hundred soldiers of the ISAF, primarily responsible for advising the Afghan army, stationed on the base of the province of Laghman.

At least five killed in two attacks on mosques in Somalia

.- At least five people died in two separate attacks on mosques in the town of Galkayo, the capital of Mudug region in central Somalia, local radio reported today Shabelle News website. According to this source, gunmen with AK-47 killed one person and wounded another in an act perpetrated this morning in the temple of Subah, in which various religious kidnapped after firing several bursts of shrapnel.

Fukushima, TEPCO hours trying to reassure: "reactors stabilized within 6-9 months"

The information on the severity of the Fukushima nuclear disaster continues to be contradictory. Alternation of alarm and reassurance. The news that "the reactors of the plant will be stabilized in about 6-9 months," announced today by TEPCO, the operator of, falls into the latter category. TEPCO estimates of stopping altogether the loss of radioactivity in 3 months, with the launch of the system "stable cooling of the reactors and fuel rods." The plan provides for the shows presented today by leaders of the society.

The South African police accused of killing a demonstrator

Gadhafi forces attack rebels outside Ajdabiya

"The forces of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi struck Sunday outside Ajdabiya, forcing the rebels to retreat to their stronghold easternmost and reducing their hopes of advancing to the West to end the stalemate in the civil war. A witness said he saw about a dozen rockets fall on the western entrance of the village, the rebels wanted to use as a permanent position to recapture the oil port of Brega.

The pacifist pulled by the jacket

He died a man who worked for peace. A man who thought and wrote about things which might not always agree, but he put himself into play. And as for her being where she had chosen to live and work alongside the people of Gaza, paid with his death. This and only this should be thought of every human being deserves to be called up this Vittorio Arrigoni, the thirty-six anti-war cruelly murdered in Gaza by an unidentified group of Islamic extremists.

Portfolio Sound - In Tunisia, the political turmoil

Zapatero Aznar calls on respecting the decision to send troops to Libya

.- The Prime Minister of Spain Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, today called on the president José María Aznar to respect the sovereign decisions of the Spanish Parliament, such as sending troops to Libya, and made clear he does not care who is your friend in reference to Moammar Gadhafi. Zapatero referred to the lecture delivered in New York Aznar, in which Muammar Qaddafi referred to as a "friend" of the West, although the foundation that runs the former hue after those statements.

Sorry Victor

Pg Baptist wrote in the Corriere della Sera, Vittorio Arrigoni was a fanatic, but still horribly murdered in Israel guilty of placing all the blame for the tragedy in the Middle East. Certainly. If Victor had stayed at his house in the rich Po Valley, not the brain so it would be drunk. Maybe he would go with the local trout, Hollywood would have danced with some tissue, was going to see Inter or Milan people envying the big car heroes.

Sound Portfolio - At the Hotel du Golf, the day of the fall of Laurent Gbagbo

Rebels hold positions between oil cities

A Libyan official said that rebel forces advanced to reach a strategic oil town after a four-day retreat. Hassy Colonel Hamid said that after fighting against government forces, rebels are now near oil installations in Brega. He added that the rebels have brought engineers to repair any damage that they have the refinery and terminal in advance to have gone from one group to another at least a dozen times since the start of each month and a half ago.

Arrigoni, the Salafis admit: "Kidnapping and murder are the work of a cell crazy"

It breaks the silence over responsibility for the abduction and killing of the Italian Vittorio Arrigoni cooperating. Sources of an ultra-fundamentalist Salafist groups in the Gaza Strip have accepted responsibility for their own cell "out of control." The Interior Ministry in Gaza, meanwhile, announced the arrest of "two players" murder.

And 'what we read on the website Palestine. info, close to Hamas. Immediately after the announcement of the death of Arrigoni, Hamas had announced the arrest of two persons, without specifying that they were the perpetrators of the murder. ADMISSION OF Salafia - "It 'was an initiative incomprehensible, made by a cell crazy, out of control, and inconsistent with the teachings of Islam and our interests," the sources said, confirming that they are continuing to carry out checks and raids in the carpet.

Jeremy Rifkin: "A new empathy wins humanity"

Each trial of Jeremy Rifkin, known for his work in looking at the head of the Foundation on Economic Trends, triggers debates and controversies worldwide, even in the political class, whether in the U.S. (he advised the President Bill Clinton) or Europe (the former Commission President Romano Prodi has called him).

If it has been criticized for his utopian views and sometimes catastrophic, even his opponents acknowledge that it provides a huge amount of data to support its analysis. His first trial, Beyond Beef (Beyond beef, 1993), was first attacked. Jeremy Rifkin y bulimia criticized U.S. beef, the arrival of obesity, the billion-oxen, cows, calves, sheep living permanently on the ground, with 20% of cropland, devouring a third of world grain, contributing the impoverishment of third world and producing methane greenhouse.

In Ivory Coast, party leader urged to disarm

.- The leader of the party of President Laurent Gbagbo held on Saturday urged the militants to lay down their weapons bitter and called for national reconciliation, even as gunfire erupted in a suburb of Abidjan. Pascal Affi N'Guessan, the Ivorian Popular Front, read a statement to the nation in which he said that "war is over" after the arrest of Gbagbo on Monday.

He urged "an end to the death of our compatriots," said the Ivorian people must "give an opportunity to restore peace" and end the "revenge killings, looting." Gbagbo, who had ruled since 2000, refused to accept defeat in the elections of 28 November had delayed for five years. The strong man gave his last battle in Abidjan, the commercial capital, where the remainder of his troops had turned their weapons against civilians.

Values and ideals have no nationality

Just waking up, opening my Facebook page, I found dozens of posts and links of my friends announcing the death of Vittorio Arrigoni, talks about his performance and described this man who for three years had decided to live in Gaza and remain in that ' Hell, to use his words. Reading his story came to my mind other similar cases, the abduction of two Simon the tragic death of Enzo Baldoni, the many activists, volunteers, physicians, governmental and non-governmental organizations, journalists who have died on the field, in countries unstable, while carrying out their chosen work, aware of the risks that they could run.

Portfolio Sound - In Yemen, a press photographer with ... iPhone

Clinton reaffirmed U.S. support for Japan visit

.- The Secretary of State, United States, Hillary Clinton, today reaffirmed the commitment to cooperation between Washington and Tokyo on the reconstruction efforts following China's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami of 11 March. Clinton met on Sunday with his Japanese counterpart, Takeaki Matsumoto, who said U.S.

support. He said the U.S. will continue to provide all possible support to Japan to resolve the nuclear crisis in the affected central Fukushima I. Meanwhile, Matsumoto said Japan will strive to regain control of the damaged nuclear plant. Clinton arrived in Tokyo on Sunday for an official visit of less than 24 hours, to also meet with Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, and attend a tea ceremony as guest of the Emperor Akihito and Michiko.

Rebels advance to city Libyan Brega oil

.- A rebel official said Saturday that Libyan forces advanced to reach a strategic oil town after a four-day retreat. Hassy Colonel Hamid said that after fighting against government forces, rebels are now near oil installations in Brega. He added that the rebels have brought engineers to repair any damage that they have the refinery and terminal in advance to have gone from one group to another at least a dozen times since the start of each month and a half ago.

Storms and tornadoes in the southern United States leave 44 dead

The discovery of 14 new deaths in the town of Bertie (North Carolina) raised to 44 the death toll from the severe storms and tornadoes that ravaged the southern United States for three days. The closer to the Atlantic States are on standby after the last few days have been spotted more than a hundred tornadoes, as confirmed by the National Weather Service U.S.

broadcaster CNN. Many of the deaths have occurred when the strong winds have blown off its foundation or manufactured or mobile homes due to trees falling on houses. At least three of the dead were young children. According to The New York Times storms struck with fury and in some areas saw hail the size of baseballs.

The contradictions in Washington DC / 2

For many years, crime in Washington DC was American as apple pie. In the same hours of the arrest of Mayor Vincent Gray, of which I spoke in the first of these two bets, your favorite blogger was under Capitol Hill for a brief visit, the third within two decades. The city is historically famous for its crime rate among the highest in America, a result of the race riots of 1968 and the crack epidemic of the eighties, which led to the end of last century, particularly the emptying of entire neighborhoods by white, with a loss of 200,000 people in 800,000.

Pedophilia: Belgium in shock after the confessions of the former Bishop of Bruges

Brussels Correspondent - "Scary, this is beyond the boundary of tolerable, this can not happen again" Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme, head of the caretaker government, responded personally, Friday, April 15, dissemination the day before an interview, Thursday, April 14, the former bishop of Bruges, Roger Vangheluwe.

Resigned in April 2010 and currently residing in a community of La Ferte-Imbault (Loir-et-Cher), the former official of the Belgian church had already confessed to sexually abusing a nephew between 1973 and 1986. In an interview with a journalist from the Flemish channel VT4, he said he had abused another boy's family.

If the crisis worsens in Arab countries resent the economy: WB

.- If the political crisis in the Arab world is worse, global growth could "derail", warned on Saturday the World Bank (WB). "A worsening conditions in the Middle East and North Africa could derail global growth," said World Bank to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), the body of the 24 countries that define the broad policies of the IMF (IMF).

The World Bank estimated in any case that "economic disruption directly related to the political turmoil" in the Arab world should have limited impact worldwide. " The same applies to the tsunami and the subsequent nuclear accident in Japan, he said. Growth in Egypt will be of 2.5% and 1.5% respectively Tunisia, said the WB.

Radiation increases in waters off Fukushima

Radiation levels increased substantially in the sea water near the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima, a possible sign that new leaks in its facilities. The announcement came shortly after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook Japan. The safety agency ordered the country's nuclear plant operators to update their security systems against earthquakes in order to prevent a crisis from happening again as we live in the region north of Tokyo.

Begins recount of the presidential elections in Nigeria

The counting of votes, the presidential election were held today in Nigeria, has begun after the polls closed on a day in which events occurred just violent. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria announced the creation of a website where you will see the progress of the count, with results expected in the next 48 hours.

"The site will operate for the next two days, until final results are obtained," according to a message from the INEC hung on the Twitter social network. The four main candidates for the presidency, of the 15 presented, "the President, Goodluck Jonathan, Peoples Democratic Party, Muhammadu Buhari, of Congress for Progressive Change, Nuhu Ribadu, of the Action Congress, and Ibrahim Shekarau, Party All Nigeria Peoples, endorsed the process.

Finnish extreme right shake EU

The spectrum of the sharp rise of the far right mark the legislative elections held today Finland. The concern, however, transcends the borders of the Nordic countries fully affects the euro area, due to the strong rejection of the European bailouts preach populist formation of the True Finns. The latest poll published by public broadcaster YLE shows a slight decline of the party with respect to previous surveys, placing about 15.4% of voting intentions.

Libya, "the rais use cluster bombs on civilians," but denies Tripoli. New Born raid

The humanitarian organization HumanRights Watch (HRW) has confirmed that government forces loyal to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have used cluster bombs against the city of Misurata, but the charge was denied by an official spokesman in Tripoli. The news was released yesterday by the New York Times, which published a letter which he has sent to the port city controlled by insurgents and besieged for over a month.

Algeria: Bouteflika will amend the Constitution to "strengthen democracy"

Reforms that will "in the right direction." Thus, the French foreign minister, Alain Juppe, called Saturday, April 16 decisions announced by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in a speech to the nation on Friday. On the sidelines of a conference on "Arab spring" organized by his ministry in Paris, Alain Juppe said that "the great movement of popular aspiration to freedom and democracy, which affects the whole Maghreb and Beyond, to the Persian Gulf, also relates to the Algeria of course.