Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Brazilian police launched an operation in the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro to arrest a drug dealer

BRASILIA, 19 Abr. Brazilian police have launched an operation Tuesday in the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, Rocinha, trying to arrest a drug dealer known leader, Antonio Lopes Bonfim, alias 'Nem', which is also linked to a money laundering scheme , as announced by the authorities. About 200 agents are involved in this operation, which has led in the early hours the arrest of eleven people and the seizure of three tons of banned substances, reports the newspaper "Folha de Sao Paulo." They have also seized 18,000 pirated CDs and DVDs, as well as thousands of counterfeit products.

The UMP Poniatowski fears a "quagmire" in Libya

More and more voices in France to warn against a stalemate in the conflict in Libya. Latest, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, Axel Poniatowski, who said Monday, April 18 that the situation "has all the characteristics of a quagmire." With this in mind, the member advocates sending special forces on the ground.

"The exclusive use of air power, imposed by resolution 1973 UN shows its limits against mobile targets and indistinguishable because of the overlap of the loyalist forces and insurgent forces. Without land information, aviation Coalition operates blindly and increases the risk of smudging, "said UMP in a statement.

The Burning of the Sagrada Familia, 1500 evacuated

 La Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona was evacuated this morning due to a fire that caused no injuries. This was announced by the municipality. About 1,500 tourists were taken out from the cathedral, while the person suspected of having set the fire was stopped by visitors to the basilica.

Firefighters at the video the man, aged 55, was part of a visiting team, and according to some, was a frequent visitor of the parish. It would have suddenly entered the sacristy and set fire to robes and other vestments, causing flames came up the nave of the basilica. A block were tourists who were part of the same group.

Fukushima, partially melted bars pumping radioactive water

 - At the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, the two robot sent on a "mission" by the United States have completed their first survey. The data collected are not comforting. The Japanese Agency for nuclear today certifies that the fuel rods for reactors 1 and 3 are partially melted. But it is very alarming and the reactor 2, where the robot used to measure radioactivity in the environment to then decide on the technicians to repair the cooling, they detected 99 of technetium, radioactive element that is released only with the fusion nuclear fuel.

Cuba, via the economic reforms and Fidel out of the CCP Committee

 - Cutting state workers, phasing out of the ration book and expansion of private enterprise: these are some of the reforms proposed by President Raul Castro Cobano and approved today by the Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC). Reforms that "update" socialism, but again based on the schedule, even if "take account of market trends." "The economic policy of the party - the Congress says a document released yesterday - will follow the principle that only socialism can overcome difficulties and preserve the achievements of the Revolution and updating the economic model that will dominate the schedule, which will take into account trends market ".

A poor agreement ends 12 das strike against Evo Morales

Schools and health centers in Bolivia reopened yesterday after the government of Evo Morales and unions reach an agreement that allows a truce and put an end, for now, 12 days of strikes, road blocks and road as well as violent protests by thousands of workers. Students returned to class after a full week of inactivity both riots and strikes by teachers.

Similarly, many patients came in haste to the centers of the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) to reschedule the dates of care in clinics and surgeries, which have a delay of up to two months. The crucial point of agreement is the salary increase. It has risen a point, from 10% to 11% for health and education sectors and has formed a commission to the Government and the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) to identify possible sources of funding for an additional point of so as to reach an increase of 12% for health, education, police and the military.

Libya: In Misrata besieged the difficult evacuation of the wounded

Kill five people in Karachi, Pakistan

- At least five people, two of which political party militants, were killed in the last 24 hours by gunmen in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, Efe said one police source. The crimes were committed between yesterday afternoon and this morning in different areas of the financial capital of Pakistan, according to the source, who said that two of the killings are politically motivated.

Among the dead is a member of the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and a minority of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), which has its vote bank in mohayir ethnicity, Urdu speakers who migrated from India to Pakistan after the partition the subcontinent in 1947. Both govern in coalition forces in southern Sindh province, whose capital is Karachi, yet they have accused each other of political violence in Pakistan's most populous city.

"We committed no crime," said a son of Gaddafi

Seif Al-Islam, a son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi long regarded as his successor, said in an interview published Monday in The Washington Post that the loyal forces had committed "no crime" against the Libyan people. "I can not accept that the army had fired on civilians. This has never happened and never will," he said.

"It's just like the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq," he said. "They said weapons of mass destruction, weapons of mass destruction, weapons of mass destruction. Go attack Iraq. Civilians, civilian, civilians. Go attack Libya. It's the same thing." Seif al-Islam has also ruled that the U.S.

Pumping radioactive water in Japan nuclear plant

The company that operates the damaged nuclear plant on the northeast coast of Japan began pumping high-level radioactive water from the basement of one of the reactor's turbine building to a temporary water tank, a crucial step in the process of stabilization the complex. The removal of 25,000 tons of polluted water that has accumulated in the basement of the Unit 2 nuclear plant Fukushima Dai-ichi will allow workers to try to restore the critical cooling systems that were destroyed by the tsunami of March 11 that left more than 27 000 dead or missing.

Killed in Gaza two main suspects in the murder of Vittorio Arrigoni

Two of the three main suspects in connection with the murder last week of Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni have died today in an operation by security forces of Hamas in Gaza, as reported by a security official. In the operation, which took place in a building Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, was also arrested the third suspect and three other accomplices.

Minutes before the arrests have heard an explosion and intense exchanges of gunfire between the suspects and security forces of Hamas, witnesses said. Members of the Hamas forces have surrounded the building as part of an operation to capture al-Qaeda supporters who kidnapped Arrigoni. According to the account given by the Hamas government, one of the deceased is a man of Jordanian nationality has shot himself after throwing a grenade that killed the other while the building they were sheltering was surrounded by security forces.

Gaza blitz against the Hamas seizure of the mind of salafitiMorta Arrigoni

A blitz ended in blood. E 'of the two victims of the operation budget of the Palestinian police, who is now surrounded a house in the refugee camp of Nuseirat. Within the group of Salafi militants responsible for killing the volunteer Italian Vittorio Arrigoni last week. Three men were arrested, two were killed - one committed suicide to avoid arrest - and many had already handed over to Hamas police.

Life goes in Abidjan, the press dream of revival

A week after the fall of Laurent Gbagbo, life began to return to Abidjan timidly. The day of Monday, April 18 was crucial for the new power which had called on officials to take "essential" work that day. Back to school is officially scheduled April 26. Officials called back to work at 7 am 30, have joined their offices, and several newspapers have reappeared on the newsstands.

Taxis and some buses crowded public also began to circulate in the Plateau district, the center of the economic capital where the government and the presidential palace. The area was the scene of fighting for ten days until the arrest, April 11, Gbagbo. The Minister of Public Service, Gnamien Konan, arrived about 9 am to 30 the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, still closed, the time to check security.

Five killed in helicopter crash in northeastern India

.- At least five people were killed and several injured in an accident involving a civilian helicopter with 23 people on board who was preparing to land in the Indian town of Tawang (northeast), official sources told Efe and the airline. The helicopter caught fire shortly before landing at the heliport of Tawang and landed on a nearby hill, told Efe an airline official Pawan Hans, which owned the wrecked machine.

NATO intensifies bombing Gadhafi forces

.- The Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) today stepped up their bombing campaign against the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Sirte Aziziyeh controlled by the forces of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who have stalked at Misurata. The attacks were concentrated mainly around Tripoli, Tripoli and Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown, where command and communication systems of the troops loyal to the Libyan leader severely damaged.

The solution's central Chernbil stays frozen for lack of funds

The accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant has not been a push to finish fixing the disaster at Chernobyl. The prerequisite for building a protective structure and a nuclear waste storage falls short. The amount pledged to complete the two projects was 740 million euros, but 40 countries gathered at an international conference Monday in Kiev have only managed to gather 550 million.

The two projects dating from the nineties and managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The first project consists of an arc-shaped structure covering the deteriorating sarcophagus hastily built protection around the fourth central block (the one who suffered the accident).

Train of dignity: "We did not want to make a coup"

Robots irradiance detected Fukushima

Two American robots sent to explore the interior of a damaged nuclear reactor in Japan, came to the discouraging news that the radiation is so high that it prevents the entry of workers to repair it. However, the authorities are hoping to meet his new "road map" to clean up and stabilize the filtered radiation at Fukushima nuclear plant later this year, so as to permit the return of tens of thousands of people evicted from their homes.

Ten thousand dead national conflict, put Libyan rebels

The president of the National Transitional Council (CNT) of Libya, Mustafa Abdelyalil, figures today in about 10 thousand killed by the conflict in Libya and asked the allied coalition under NATO command greater protection, since the current air strikes " are not sufficient. " Abdelyalil appeared today in Rome with the Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, following a meeting in which the leading opponents of the regime of Moammar Gadhafi told the Italian authorities of the current conflict situation.

The Brazilians called SERN from May to voluntarily surrender their firearms

The tragedy of the school of Rio, where 12 children were shot dead for 17 days, has led the Government to launch a major national campaign, from May 6, for citizens to voluntarily hand over weapons. This was announced today by the Ministry of Justice, which seeks to allocate a place in every city for citizens to deposit their firearms legally or illegally obtained.

The Government intends to give all possible facilities for its delivery, so it has determined that can be delivered not only in police stations but also in churches, at the headquarters of NGOs and even the Order of Lawyers Brasil (OAB). In all these places, even inside the churches, should be a police officer who received the gun.

Tunisian migrants: the Italian press denounces "two competing populism"

The French authorities' decision to block, Sunday, April 17, the movement of trains from the town of Ventimiglia, Italy, to Cote d'Azur has heightened tensions between France and Italy. Evidenced by numerous articles published on Monday about this in the press Alps. This measure, which sought to prevent the entry of Tunisian immigrants on French soil, was lifted in late Sunday.

The quotidienLa Repubblica denounces "a slap from Paris to Rome." In its editorial, the paper analyzes the center-left politics of this diplomatic incident as the "two populations". "For several weeks, two populations compete in Europe with a show not very glorious. I would say miserable," wrote in La Repubblica, Bernardo Valli, a former Paris correspondent, expert on relations between France and Italy.

Nuclear plants at risk of tsunamis Asia

The structure of what will soon be one of the largest nuclear plants in the world slowly takes shape on the southeast coast of China, just at the threshold of Hong Kong. Three other nearby facilities are already operating or are under construction. Like the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, they are located a few hundred kilometers of tectonic fault type can cause major earthquakes generate tsunamis.

Libya bans foreign escorts for humanitarian missions

.- A senior Libyan official on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of allowing foreign forces to accompany aid missions of the UN in the country, noting that such a deployment would be humanitarian but not military. The EU is developing plans for these guards, they would have a non-combatant role. During the weekend, the UN agreed with Moammar Gadhafi conducting humanitarian operations in the western sector of the country, controlled by the regime.

Offensive Gadhafi troops in western Libya

With the eastern front stagnated at around Ajdabiya, the Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, seems to have set their sights on western towns held by rebels. According to the Qatari television network Al Jazeera and the newspaper Le Monde, more than a hundred people have died in the last 48 hours in the area of Jebel Nafusa, southwest of Tripoli, near the Tunisian border, especially in Yefren and Nalut locations.

France is launching a new policy for North Africa. Funds open to countries to reform

After the riots in the Arab world, there comes a mea culpa from France. Attempting to launch a new policy on the south shore of the Mediterranean. "For too long we thought that authoritarian regimes were the only bulwark against extremism in the Arab world - has accepted the Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, in a public meeting in Paris -.

For too long we have brandished the pretext of the Islamist threat to justify a certain complacency against governments that violate freedom and stifled the development of their countries. " Not surprisingly, Juppe has chosen to extend its olive branch at a meeting held at the Arab on the Spring Institute of the Arab world by Jean Nouvel, a lively cultural center in Paris and most obvious symbol of Arab political and cultural complexity of the universe .

Khaled Sid Mohand, collaborator of the "World" was arrested in Syria

Khaled Sid Mohand, 40, a freelance reporter for Algerian nationality, who produced documentaries for France Culture and worked occasionally in the World, was arrested and jailed in Damascus Saturday, April 9. According to the details of the site of the daily El Watan, Khaled Sid Mohand was arrested at his home in Damascus by the police.

"His entourage was worried it from Tuesday, April 12 and alerted us Thursday, April 14 in the morning. The same day, a witness said he saw the reporter in a detention center in Damascus, the Syrian police" can be read on the site. Since the beginning of the protest movement, abuses against media professionals is growing.

Yemen has the largest number of children killed and injured in civil protests

.- The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) reported today that Yemen has the largest confirmed number of children killed or injured in the countries where citizens have been uprisings against authoritarian regimes. Between 18 February and 28 March, at least 26 children were killed, mainly by shooting and other types of ammunition, detailed the agency spokesman, Marixie market.

Also, "36 children were wounded by live ammunition, 47 suffered physical violence during the protests, including some beaten with sticks or stones, and 663 were exposed to tear gas," he said. Mercado said that if you count the children who perished in the explosion of an arms factory that was occupied by an armed group in the town of Yaar, the end of March, the number of children killed is 41.

Robots risky radioactivity detected in Japan

.- A pair of small robots sent to explore the interior of a damaged nuclear reactor in Japan came out on Monday with the discouraging news that the radiation is so high that it prevents the entry of workers to repair it. However, the authorities are hoping to meet his new "road map" to clean filtered radiation and stabilize the nuclear plant in Fukushima Dai-ichi end of the year, so that they begin to allow the return of tens of thousands of people evicted from their homes.

More than 100 dead in 48 hours in western Libya

.- More than 100 people died in 48 hours and Yefren Nalut, two cities south of Tripoli attacked by forces loyal to Muammar Gadhafi, as inhabitants of this region where thousands of Libyans and fled for refuge in Tunisia. A thousand people have died in six weeks in Misrata (east of Tripoli), besieged by the troops of Gadhafi, medical sources said on Monday rebel siege of the city where London thought evacuate by sea to 5 000 foreign workers.

Le Pen: "We must leave Scgen"

In France, the president of the National Front, Marine Le Pen denounced the "gestures of Weekend electioneering" and considered that French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his government "have definitely lost all credibility in the management of immigration." Le Pen, who in mid-March made a flying visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa, where they have reached the vast majority of Tunisian immigrants, recalled that he had "warned for weeks (...) of the immigration consequences of revolutions Arabs.

Libya, Frattini meets with the leader of the rebel demand CNTI sending men

Ten thousand 50-55 thousand dead and wounded. And 'that's the outcome of the conflict in Libya that the head of the National Council tranitorio the country, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, reported to Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, during a meeting in the morning at the Foreign Ministry. On the sidelines of the conference, Frattini also recalled that the Libyan possible solutions to the conflict will be discussed on May 2, in Rome, at an international conference.

The trust rating of the Cavaliere to its historic low

The confidence rating of Silvio Berlusconi, faced with the law and weakened internationally, dropped 2% in a month to reach its low of 31%, according to a poll published Monday, April 18 by the institute IPR. 31% of Italians talk of "very" or "somewhat" trust the prime minister, against 33% in March and 40% in December, while the percentage who have "little" or "not at all" increased confidence to 58% against 55% in March, according to the survey conducted between 14 and 16 April on a sample of 1000 persons on behalf of La Repubblica (left).

France denies that the Longuet has been targeted by a Taliban attack

Several assailants wearing the uniform of Afghan army, including a suicide bomber who could trigger the bomb, were killed, Monday, April 18, inside the Afghan Ministry of Defense in Kabul. Two ministry employees were killed. Under the Taliban, the French defense minister, Gerard Longuet, who was visiting Kabul, was the target of this attack.

"The reason behind this attack is the invasion of Afghanistan by the French army," said a spokesman for the Taliban. "There is no evidence to say that" the French minister was concerned, however, tempered the defense minister. Mr. Longuet was not at the Department of the attack, acted as Lieutenant-Colonel Eric de la Presle, a spokesman for the French army.