Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Immigration, Obama aprealla citizenship for illegal immigrants

He 's gone to El Paso on the border with Mexico, to boost demand for a new immigration law. Barack Obama has traveled to Texas without a clear invitation, but to "create a path and a sense of urgency - as they told his staff - about the fate of the 11 million undocumented migrants living and working in the United States." The aim of the American president is back at the center of political debate the issue of immigration, by now a nearly exclusive claims of the conservatives and the Tea Party.

After the death of bin Laden, AQPA threatens U.S.

The leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Nasser Al-Wahichi, warned the U.S. that "the worst" was coming after the death of Osama bin Laden. "The Americans have killed Sheikh (...), but they must know that the glowing embers of Jihad now than during his life," says the message in Yemen on Wednesday the U.S.

central monitoring Islamist websites SITE. The AQAP was born of a merger in 2009, Yemeni and Saudi Arabian branch network. 25 December 2009, she tried to blow up a plane from Amsterdam to Detroit, and claimed the shipment by air cargo parcel bombs to the U.S. in late October 2010, discovered by police in Dubai and the United Britain before the explosion.

The European Parliament launches register of lobbyists. But the registration is voluntary

The European Parliament approves the new common register for lobbyists in Brussels. Starting next June, all members of lobby groups who have a relationship with Parliament and the European Commission will be recorded in a single list and published on-line. The aim is to ensure greater transparency in relations between EU institutions and businesses, interest groups and NGOs.

Too bad the commercial registration remains voluntary, at least for the lobbyists of the European Commission. Two registers already exist (for the Parliament since 1996 and for the Commission since 2008) and saw more than 1,700 organizations accredited as interest groups in Parliament and well 3900 to the Commission.

A deadly tropical storm sweeping the Philippines

Suspected members of Al Qaeda are delivered to authorities in Saudi Arabia

Three suspected militants of the terrorist network Al Qaeda in Yemen were fugitives have surrendered to Saudi authorities, said the Saudi Ministry of Interior. The official Ministry spokesman Gen. Mansour al-Turki said in a statement that "three members of the extremist organization Saudis returned home from Yemen to surrender to Saudi officials." Also, Al Turki, who did not specify when delivered, said his department provided them return to Saudi Arabia and met with their families.

Libya, the rebels, "Gaddafi escaped, captured the airport Measured"

The colonel from Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, was abandoned by several days the capital, Tripoli, to take refuge in a desert area of the country. According to reports from the site of the movement in February '17 ', linked to the rebels in Libya, Gaddafi would be hidden in the desert area of Ash Shurayf, about 400 km south of the capital.

The insurgents do not exclude that from that place might then decide, if necessary, to escape more easily to the neighboring Chad. On the Facebook page "Intifada, 17 February" appears instead reports that Gaddafi would have gone off in an unknown place, as the rebels say the Libyans on their page.

Fukushima: TEPCO would announce a net loss of EUR 9 billion

The operator of the plant in Fukushima, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), could announce a net loss of nearly $ 9 billion for the fiscal year increased due to the nuclear accident, said Wednesday a Japanese newspaper. The power company should record in its financial statements completed March 31 special charges totaling a staggering nearly 1,100 billion yen (9.5 billion euros).

This amount includes provisions for impairment on four of six reactors unusable Fukushima Dai-Ichi (Fukushima No. 1) and on fuel related, as the Nikkei business daily. TEPCO would also be charged to its accounts for 2010-2011 a loss on fiscal terms. Before the accident, Tepco hoped to end the fiscal year increased by clearing a net profit of 110 billion yen, a hypothesis now totally unrealistic.

Syrian regime prepares electoral law

The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad opened the way for a new electoral law with the creation of a committee that will draft it, but continued with the repression of the riots that resulted in nineteen dead today. The Syrian state news agency, Sana, reported that Prime Minister Adel Safar, passed a resolution creating a commission to prepare a new draft law for holding general elections.

Argentina .- YPF makes its greatest oil discovery in decades, equivalent to one year's production

MADRID, 11 May. YPF, Repsol subsidiary, announced its biggest oil discovery in decades, consisting of a deposit of 150 million barrels of unconventional oil with a volume equivalent to 8% of Argentina's reserves of oil and one year's production company . This unconventional oil, known as 'shale oil', not found in deposits in the form of bags, but disintegrated from sedimentary rocks, so its extraction requires a greater difficulty and cost.

Markets celebrate Keiko Fujimori's rise in polls

Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity, has traced the downside I had about the nationalist Ollanta Humala in view of the final round of Peruvian presidential elections on 5 June. According to the polls in recent days, the election will be very close.

The company Ipsos Apoyo, one of the most influential, has provided for the first time this season the candidate's leadership Force 2011 with 41% of the voting intentions compared with 39% for Humala. Two other polls, the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and Datum, keep Humala in first place but with a very narrow margin.

UN .- UN launches global plan to prevent about 5 million deaths in road accidents by 2020

MADRID, 11 May. The United Nations on Wednesday launched the initiative "Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 ', a proposal to the United Nations countries agree to take measures to prevent about 5 million deaths and 50 million injuries serious until 2020. Coinciding with the launch of this strategy, on Wednesday several emblematic places and monuments around the world, like Times Square in New York, El Cristo de Rio de Janeiro or Trafalgar Square in London, will illuminate the new 'label' road safety a yellow plate that reads the name of the plan and will serve as a symbol of the challenge.

General strike in Greece: Athens is not only the workers take to the streets

The homepage Apergies. gr ATHENS - They have even created a website to Athens to extricate himself from the succession of strikes that since Greece has accepted the EU and the IMF prescription. A recipe for spending cuts and tax increases. Today, the pages of the site Apergies. grams are more clicks than ever before.

E 'must be updated when you deal daily with the strikes. In the streets for the general mobilization are not only the main trade unions in the country, but also groups of workers reluctant to protest as teachers and journalists. There are plenty to Omonia, one of the main squares of Athens, where this morning has begun one of the main principals, that of Pame, a movement close to the greek communist party.

A bomb killed two people in Iraq

Two policemen were killed and another was wounded Tuesday, May 10 evening in the explosion of two bombs at a passing police patrol in Tikrit, 160 km north of Baghdad, sources said police and Medical. An official had earlier reported eleven dead. The attack occurred around 21 h 15 (20 h 15 French time) Arbain street in the heart of this majority Sunni city, who is the former stronghold of former president Saddam Hussein, "said Command Police Salaheddin, where Tikrit is the capital.

Demonstrations in Sanaa leave 23 injured

Up to 23 protesters were wounded today by gunfire during clashes broke out between opponents of the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, witnesses said. The sources said the clashes occurred when a group of young people wanted to march from the plaza at the University of Sana'a, the epicenter of the riots, to the seat of Government and a group of allied soldiers tried to stop the revolution.

Increased hunting of bears in Asia

The poaching of bears for their bile trading is increasing considerably due to the healing properties attributed to this substance, reported today the conservation group Traffic Southeast Asia. Bear bile is highly prized in traditional Chinese medicine because of the belief that its use alleviates ailments of throat, muscle aches, hemorrhoids and even epilepsy.

Traffic investigators, an organization based in Malaysia, found evidence of illegal business in twelve of the thirteen Asian countries studied, although China is by far the main offender. Although he is allowed for sale in China and Japan, the treaty on International Trade in Endangered Species prohibits cross-border business of bear bile, a standard that is repeatedly mocked.

Argentina .- The Argentine Bersuit Vergarabat return to the stage with a concert in Santiago de Compostela

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, 11 May. The Argentine Bersuit Vergarabat return to the stage with a concert at the Sala Capitol de Santiago de Compostela, Wednesday, May 11, at 2030 hours to present his new album, 'Sides BV. " "We will, in this new era, without the presence of someone who was one of the mentors of the project: Gustavo Cordera, who decided not to continue on this journey that we started more than two decades.

Texas to force women to have abortions going to hear a description of the fetus

The State of Texas, 25 million people, has placed a new obstacle to women who have taken the decision to abort. Appealing to the maternal feelings, Republicans in the state legislature last week approved a standard by which any woman about abortion in a clinic must look at a sonogram of her fetus and hear a detailed description of him by a physician, will tell you where your head, joints, arms and internal organs.

Brazil .- Brazil increased more than 22% of tourist arrivals in March

MADRID, 11 May. Brazil has achieved a new record in the influx of domestic tourists in the month of March, with 728,139 foreign visitors, 22.5% more than the same month of 2010, when he received a 594,280 people, according to figures provided by the Institute Brazilian Tourism (Embratur). So far this year, the country has registered a 15% increase in the number of foreign tourists with 2.28 million tourists.

Head of Al Qaeda from Yemen: "After the death of Osama, the worst is yet to come"

The number one of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqpa), Nasser al-Wahishi, warned the U.S. that the "worst" is yet to come after the killing of Osama bin Laden in last week's blitz of U.S. Special Forces in Pakistan. The threat is contained in a statement released by jihadist forums. In the message, al-Qaeda threatens to intensify jihad in response to the killing of bin Laden.

"The Americans have killed Sheik - says a number of al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula - but they must know that the embers of Jihad burn more now than during his life." "I do not think the issue is closed - he continues - the worst is yet to come, what awaits is stronger and more damaging." "You're dead as Abu Abdullah all the heroes die - says the leader of al-Qaeda turning ideally Bin Laden - have faced death with joy, you were not afraid or you gave up as do those who love this life.

Jordan and Morocco soon members of the Gulf Cooperation Council

The leaders of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting Tuesday, May 10 summit in Riyadh, have expressed support for the accession of Jordan and Morocco to their regional grouping, told the press the GCC Secretary General, Abdellatif Zayani. That surprise decision was announced after a summit of concerted six GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar), focusing on developments in the region, including tensions with the Iran and the political crisis in Yemen.

Iran calls on EU nuclear talks next is 'fair'

Two months after the disaster in Japan, nearly 15 people dead and 10 000 missing

Two months after the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, the death toll rose today to 14 thousand 949 and the missing nine thousand 880, while some 117 000 people remain in shelters, reported the National Police Agency. The natural disaster so far has left an overall figure of nearly 25 000 dead and missing, but authorities warn that the toll could be higher since they have not completed the search tasks.

Libyan rebels say they have made significant progress in Misrata

The rebels Misrata city in western Libya, have made major advances in several fronts, said Saddum to Misrati, committee information Misrata, newly arrived in Benghazi. For the first time in more than two-month battle for control of the city against the forces of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, the rebels have managed to move their positions on the outskirts of the city on the western front, according Misrati.

Repsol-YPF is an oil field in Argentina

MADRID, 11 May. Spanish oil company Repsol-YPF, Argentina announced the discovery of a potential source of unconventional oil resources, equivalent to about 150 million barrels of oil in an area of 330 square kilometers of the municipality Loma de La Lata, located in Argentina's Neuquen province (west).

"These flow rates compare very favorably with similar fields in the U.S. and Canada, so far the only countries with significant production records resources of this nature," includes the statement released by the oil company through their website. Following this discovery, the company "will start the pilot development in an area of 25 square kilometers and the delineation of 200 square kilometers, so that by the end of this year has drilled 17 new wells and existing broken 14 in an operation entailing a total investment of 270 million dollars (million euros).

China's record exports, sluggish domestic demand

Exports to China reached a new record in April. They totaled $ 155.7 billion, surpassing the performance of 154.1 billion dollars from December, according to customs. These exports, up 29.9% year on year, helped the world's leading exporter to reach a comfortable trade surplus: $ 11.4 billion last month.

Ken Peng, economist at Citigroup, is the result of "lower imports due to lower prices of raw materials and slowing demand in China." Imports also rose indeed, but only 21.8% to 144.3 billion dollars. According to the analyst, we can expect a even larger surplus in May. For its part, Alistair Thornton, an economist at IHS Global Insight believes that the reappearance of a trade surplus in the second world economy is "more due to a deceleration of the Chinese economy and a strong global demand, which shows the much slower growth in imports - which reflect domestic demand.

In South Africa, the battle of the toilet

In South Africa, the toilet is a campaign issue. At the heart of a general confrontation between the unprecedented African National Congress (ANC), the majority party in the country (two-thirds of the votes) in power since the fall of apartheid, and the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Japanese Prime Minister waives Fukushima wage crisis

Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, and the president of TEPCO power company, Masataka Shimizu, give up their salaries to take responsibility for the nuclear accident in Fukushima. "The government has a great responsibility in this crisis, such as Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), the company managing power plant in Fukushima, Kan said.

Therefore, Kan waive the 1.6 million yen per month (20 billion dollars) received while prime minister, but will continue to grow to 800 thousand yen (10 billion dollars) to win as a congressman. Prompted by the magnitude 9 earthquake on March 11 and the tsunami that followed the crash of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Fukushima No.

Samoa, returning to the future

They were the last to see the sun set, they will soon be the first to watch it rise. The people of Samoa, in central South Pacific will this leap in time without traveling into space: the country will change time zone at the end of the year. After the passage of the pipe on the right side to the left of the road, this change marks a new step in the reconciliation of the island with its neighbors, Australia and New Zealand.

Arrested five people linked with the "death flights" in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, 10 May. Three former rider of the Naval Prefecture, a Navy exsuboficial and a lawyer have been arrested for their alleged links with the so-called "death flights" that were made during the last military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983). Those arrested were Alejandro Domingo D'Agostino, Enrique José de Saint Georges and Daniel Arru Mario, who allegedly piloted the "anomalous flight" from which were thrown alive people who belong to the "group of victims of the Church of the Holy Cross" December 14, 1977, explains the Judicial Information Center (ICJ) in a note.

Cuba denies that the police would beat up dissident killed Sunday

Raul Castro's government has rejected a statement that the death of dissident Juan Soto Wilfredo Garcia, 46, was due to beating by the police to arrest him on May 5 in the Leoncio Vidal Park in the city of Santa Clara, as claimed by various opposition groups. According to authorities, Soto died of "natural" death on 8 May in the provincial hospital Castro Arnaldo Milian due to acute pancreatitis which caused multiple organ failure.

And Hillary Clinton disappeared from the picture

At least 11 killed in attack on police in Iraq

A suicide car bomb attack today against an Iraqi police patrol in downtown Tikrit, north of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, most of them officers. Security officials said the attack occurred this evening around 21:15 local time (18:15 GMT) but until now no group has claimed responsibility for the fact, according to reports from the Iraqi news agency NINA.

The attack in Tikrit, hometown of former President Saddam Hussein, came days after the leadership of Al Qaeda in Iraq vowed to avenge the death of Osama Bin Laden, on 2 May in the city of Abbottagad, Pakistan. In addition, it is the strongest attack in Tikrit from the recorded last March 29 when an Al Qaeda operation against the offices of the provincial government created a clash with security forces that left at least 58 dead.

U.S. .- Pérez Esquivel criticizes Obama to promote "state terrorism" to defend U.S. interests

MADRID, 10 May. Argentina's Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize in 1980, sent a letter to U.S. President, Barack Obama, which launches harsh criticism to the decisions taken after receiving the award in 2009, to promote the "State terrorism" to defend the political interests of his country, citing the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

Pérez Esquivel says that far from promoting justice in the world, Obama has "increased hatred and betrayed the principles adopted in the election campaign" as it was to end the "war" in Afghanistan and Iraq and close the prisons at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. "Instead, you decide to start another war against Libya, supported by NATO and the shameful United Nations resolution, when the highest body, dwarfed and without thought of their own, has lost its way and is subject to the whims and interests of dominant powers, "he said.

Military gay wedding chapels

The repeal of the law until December banning gays to serve openly in the military may be, soon, an unintended consequence: gay weddings in the chapel of the Navy. Preparing to upgrade their internal rules, and allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in their ranks, the Navy has moved its troops from the chapels in which they officiate marriages usually be home soon bogas gay in those states that are legal, long as the faith of the pastor that officiated the permits.

A secret agreement between Islamabad and Washington authorized a raid unilateral

After Osama bin Laden had escaped to U.S. forces in the mountains of Tora Bora in late 2001, the United States and Pakistan have sealed a secret agreement that allowed Americans to conduct a raid to search for the unilateral head of al- Qaeda, his right arm Ayman al-Zawahiri and number 3 in Al Qaeda.

So says the Guardian on Monday on its website. The players then were Pervez Musharraf on the Pakistani side and George Bush on the American side. "There was an agreement between Bush and Musharraf, which stated that if we knew where bin Laden was, we would find him, without further ado," said a former member of the American administration, "shouted the Pakistanis scandal, but does not stop us.