Saturday, May 21, 2011

Portfolio - Israel strengthens its position on the Golan Heights

"Once the town is embarking on a change, there is no force can stop it"

51, born in Manila, Benigno Aquino III is president of the Philippines since June 2010. Decided to run the elections after being claimed by a large segment of the population after the death of his mother, Corazon Aquino. An economist, of the Catholic faith and unmarried, belongs to a family political roots.

His father, Benigno Aquino Jr., an ardent opponent of the dictator Marcos, was assassinated in Manila in 1983 to descend from the plane that returned from exile in the United States, where he took refuge after having spent seven years in prison in his country. His mother, known as Cory Aquino, the Philippines chaired between 1986 and 1992, after the peaceful People Power Revolution, which ended 20 years of power of Marcos (1966-1986).

DSK: the conditions of house arrest

Formally charged Thursday, May 19, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, to whom conditional release was granted by the court, would settle on Friday, under house arrest at the Bristol Plaza, a facility of the Upper East Side, affluent Manhattan. But, according to information revealed by the website of the New York Post, the hotel refused to rent her an apartment.

His stay in prison could be extended. Anyway, the terms of house arrest ahead strict although they have not yet been disclosed in detail. Being "detained" in a posh Manhattan apartment may seem pleasant. However, the conditions of life under house arrest can be painful. Guards monitor the apartment permanently.

Four dead in U.S. drone attack in Pakistan

Four suspected insurgents were killed Friday, May 20 in U.S. drone attack that destroyed a vehicle in a tribal area of northwest Pakistan. The attack took place in Tappi, about ten kilometers east of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, a stronghold of Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. "A U.S.

drone that targeted a vehicle of insurgents fired two missiles, killing four insurgents," said one security official, who requested anonymity. Another local official confirmed the attack, adding that the identities of the victims were not known at this time. It was the seventh reported U.S.

Obama did not appeal to the Arab Twittosphere

Low expectations, a lot of frustration. The speech of President Barack Obama to the Arab world, May 19, has been the subject of much criticism and raised little hope among Arab users.

Daniel Filmus, eligible candidate for mayor of Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, 21 May. Senator Daniel Filmus, Argentina's ruling party, the Peronist party, was appointed on Saturday to qualify as a candidate for mayor of Buenos Aires, as reported by the Argentinean newspaper "Clarin." The municipal elections will take place in July while the president will be held in October.

Filmus was endorsed yesterday by the leader of the Peronist Party, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. "We got to work and, last night the President told us his decision. We are looking at projects to improve health, education, safety, environment and traffic, "he explained. The senator has acknowledged that the nomination was "a challenge and a great joy." We will work to improve the quality of life for the locals, "he added.

The protests in Morocco Mohamed VI aodos arrive

Mohamed VI, the monarch Alawi heard yesterday for the first time, directly, claims that since late February wielding youth in the streets of Morocco. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of unemployed graduates required to work with the sovereign screams getting very nervous about the security service, forcing to alter the protocol and interrupting the broadcast of the ceremony on television.

The monarch attended Friday prayers at the mosque Assoun in the center of Rabat, and as usual the output is expecting a crowd that was enthusiastic live the king. Scores of unemployed graduates, one of the most active in the protests, managed to sneak into the first rows of the crowd thronged behind a fence, according to several news sites Moroccans.

Computer graphics - "The World Magazine: Ai Wei Wei, daring jail"

15 civilians killed in two attacks against NATO trucks in Pakistan

.- Two separate attacks in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday destroyed 12 trucks of NATO supplies that went into Afghanistan and caused a fire that killed 15 civilians who collected fuel that leaked from a tanker truck. In the town of Landi Kotal in the Khyber tribal province, bordering Afghanistan, residents gathered on Saturday morning around a tanker of NATO to recover gasoline that leaked after a bomb blast.

Resignations from the opposition New Turkish for sex videos »

"Do not resign from my position as party leader. There will be more resignations." These remarks made Wednesday by the Turkish nationalist party leader (MHP), Devlet Bahçeli, and the resignation of six of its members, almost all of the leadership, have only been three days. Sufficient to change their minds Bahçeli, save political embarrassment to six and put in a tough predicament for political education, now his future looks very black in the general election June 12.

The French will be held in Benghazi soon driven out of Libya

The four French nationals held by the rebels since May 11 in Benghazi in eastern Libya, after an arrest that resulted in the death of the French boss of a private security company, will be "very soon" expelled from the country, according to the rebellion. "The investigation is ongoing and they have not yet been deported.

But they will be very soon," said Friday, May 20 Jalal Al-Gallali, a spokesman for the National Transitional Council (CNT) governing body of the rebellion Jamahiriya. The French must be given to the French consular authorities in Egypt, according to CNT. In Paris, the Quai d'Orsay has confirmed that the French would be "soon returned to the border" with Egypt.

Three children die in avalanche in an orphanage in Malaysia

.- At least three children have died and around 20 are missing following the orphanage where they were resident in the neighboring state of Selangor and the capital of Malaysia, was partially buried by a landslide, sources said today officers. The avalanche occurred around 14.30 local time (06.30 GMT) in the district of Hulu Langat and, so far, nine children from 11 to 17 have been rescued alive, although with different prognosis wounds from the rubble, said Police Chief Hamzaz Tum, the state television channel.

Ouattara took Ivory Coast Presidency

.- The new president of Cote d'Ivoire Alassane Ouattara, took possession of the office today, six months after his election and after election conflict that has claimed at least three thousand lives. Among those attending the inauguration of Ouattara in Yamoussoukro, the political capital of Ivory Coast, was the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, along with more than twenty heads of state, including French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

At least 15 killed in Pakistan in an attack on a truck tank NATO

At least 15 people were killed when fire scorched a tanker of NATO because of a bomb blast in Pakistan's Khyber tribal region bordering Afghanistan, a police source reported. The bomb exploded at dawn in Landi Kotal area in front of the tanker, which was engulfed in flames in a fire that also caused three injuries.

The police source added that other NATO tankers were attacked in the area, also Torkham area in Khyber, but said in this case have no information on casualties. In the northwestern Khyber demarcation runs the main land crossing into Afghanistan and most of the supplies for foreign troops from NATO deployed in the neighboring country.

Rwanda announces the end of the gacaca trials in December

Popular Rwandan courts charged with trying the majority of alleged perpetrators of the genocide of Tutsis in 1994 will finish their work in December, said the Rwandan Justice Minister Tharcisse Karugarama. "A final report will be completed in December and this chapter of the gacaca will be officially declared closed," said a statement from the Minister of Justice, released Friday on the official website of the Rwandan government.

TEPCO reveals massive leak of radioactive water from the sea Fukushima

.- A total of 250 tons of radioactive water leaked into the sea in early May, the company Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the nuclear plant in Fukushima. The company acknowledged that the radioactive water that leaked from the Fukushima nuclear plant in early May was over 100 times the permitted level in the sea.

TEPCO said it discovered the leak on May 11 in a storage pit near the reactor number three had begun earlier in the day before and continued for 41 hours, so that at the time they reached the sea water 250 cubic meters contaminated. As a result, about 20 terabecquerelios escape of radioactive material, according to TEPCO.

The police arrested Gilberto Barragan Mexico, one of the leaders of the Gulf drug cartels

Mexican Federal Police have arrested Gilberto Barragan, aka The Namesake or Heriberto, a leader of drug cartel del Golfo, for whose capture the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) offered five million dollars, reported Efe. The Namesake, 41, appeared in the top ten most wanted by the DEA, and has several processes related to drug trafficking in the United States.

The alleged drug dealer was at a birthday party when he was captured with two other men, Sergio Gutierrez and Romeo Eduardo Mejía Castanon's brother Juan Reyes, the chief assassin of the cartel, according to Europa Press-on a ranch in the city of Reynosa in the state of Tamaulipas (north of Mexico), explained at a press conference Ramón Eduardo Small, head of the narcotics division of the Mexican police.

Shy transparency about the consequences of the accident in Fukushima

Tokyo Correspondence - Something has changed in the information given to the Japanese on the nuclear crisis Fukushima. After two months ago to minimize the dangers to evade questions on the actual severity of the accident after the earthquake and tsunami of March 11 in four of six reactors at the plant, the Government, the Electricity Company of Tokyo (TEPCO), but also researchers previously stakeholders of the powerful nuclear lobby Japanese are beginning to show a little more transparency.

Seven killed in separate attacks in northern Iraq

- At least seven people died in the last hours in Iraq and eleven were wounded in bombings and attacks in various parts of the north, Efe reported Iraqi police sources. According to sources, a policeman and his brother were killed today by unknown assailants who broke into his home in the northern city of Kirkuk, some 250 kilometers north of Baghdad.

It also said two Iraqi soldiers were killed last night and two others were injured by the explosion of a device to step from their vehicles about 30 miles south of Kirkuk. Also last night, two policemen were killed and eight wounded by the detonation of a bomb tried to defuse in the southern city of Mosul.

Syrian forces bring down to 34 protesters

The Syrian security forces killed at least 34 people when they fired on protesters in several cities, according to a balance of human rights activists. The protesters took at least a dozen cities, including Damascus, the capital, to demand the resignation of President Bashar al Assad, who has 11 years in power.

The most serious occurred in balance Maaret to Naaman, where 15 people were shot dead by security forces. Another 12 protesters, including a 10 year old boy were killed in Homs, two more fell in Deraa and the same number in Deri Zor, while Daray, Latakia and Hama were dead. Syria protests began in February, after which occurred in Tunisia and Egypt.

NATO justified the attack on eight vessels Libyan military

The Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said his attack on eight vessels was due to Libyan military's new tactics of the forces of Muammar Gadhafi, who have begun to use its naval units in an active and "very calculated" against Misrata city. Mike Bracken, a spokesman for the alliance, noted that fast units Libyan planted mines in the harbor entrance of the rebel city of Misrata few weeks ago, and subsequently sent a boat with a ton of explosives to detonate them remotely.

The IMF begins process to find a substitute for Dominique Strauss-Khan

The International Monetary Fund on Monday announced that it will search for the replacement of Dominique Strauss-Khan, accused, among other charges, attempted to rape a waitress at the hotel. While the former director left his jail cell at Rikers for an apartment near ground zero in New York, the agency that led to Thursday made public that the nomination period will open on Monday 23 and end on June 10 .

The prosecution asked the chief of staff Rousseff to clarify their business

BRASILIA, 21 May. (Reuters) - Brazil's federal prosecutors on Friday asked Antonio Palocci, chief of staff Dilma Rousseff president, offering full details of contracts won as a consultant before entering the government in January. It is a reaction to growing accusations from the opposition on influence peddling.

Palocci performed this work while he was campaign manager Rousseff last year and took a seat in the House, on behalf of the Workers Party. You now have a period of more than 15 days to provide explanations for the contracts, the identity of their clients and the reason why in the last five years have increased by 20 their income from their activities as a consultant.

The crackdown on protests in Syria on Friday claimed dozens of lives

Syrian security forces have killed 44 people opened fire on Friday, May 20 demonstrators in several cities, according to a new toll released Saturday by an activist of Human Rights. "The Syrian authorities continue to use excessive force and (use) of live ammunition to face demonstrations in various parts of the country," said Ammar al-Qourabi, head of the National Organization of Human Rights in Syria.

The Uruguay cancels the amnesty law for crimes of the dictatorship

MPs have rejected Uruguayan Friday morning, just one vote, a draft cancellation of a controversial law has long allowed a de facto amnesty for violations of human rights committed during the dictatorship (1973-1985). The vote seemed a formality after a first reading approval to the lower house in October followed a similar vote in the Senate in April, but a member of the left coalition in power has changed his mind and decided not to take part in voting , leaving supporters and detractors of the text to equality.

In Spain, social anger is organized on the Internet

Obama's speech on the Middle East as a challenge to Netanyahu

The U.S. president, Barack Obama, launched a challenge to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, with his call for a Palestinian state based on the lines of 1967, just before their meeting Friday in Washington, say the Israeli media . "Confrontation", title quotidienYédiot Aharonot that the U.S. president's speech is precisely that "that Netanyahu would not hear." The major newspaper is "the shock of Netanyahu's entourage and his vehement reaction to the speech" Obama who has been caught unprepared.

Syrian forces shot dead 30 people

Syrian security forces shot dead Friday at least 30 demonstrators in protests across the country in defiance of repression that has left hundreds of casualties, said a human rights activist. Other activists reported marches throughout Syria a day after U.S. request to President Bashar al-Assad to implement reforms or resign.

The protests took place across Syria, and Lakatia from Banias on the Mediterranean coast, to the oil-producing regions of Deir al-Zor and Qamishli in eastern Kurdish and Hauran plain in the south. Syria has restricted most of the international media since the riots broke out two months ago, making it impossible to independently verify the stories of activists and officials.

After Fukushima, Tokyo chooses renewable

It's been more than two months after the earthquake that devastated on March 11 and Japan kicked off what will become the most serious nuclear accident in history. The media have long since ceased to be interested in Fukushima, but the news coming from Japan are increasingly disturbing. In recent days, for the first time, TEPCO engineers entered the building of reactor number 1 and made a bitter new discovery: not only the fuel inside the core is molten, but somewhere in the container that contains it, the steel vessel, because in spite of the losses must have been so far injected over 100 thousand tons of water, the level is still low and fail to respond to half this amount that is expected to find in the basement, where is not possible down to excessive levels of radioactivity.

The Director General of TEPCO, Masataka Shimizu, leaves his post

Tokyo Correspondence - TEPCO, the Tokyo Electric Power Company owns and operates the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, announced Friday, May 20, the resignation of its CEO Masataka Shimizu. Hotly contested for his erratic management of the nuclear crisis, which began on March 11, Mr. Shimizu would be replaced in late June, when the general meeting of shareholders, by Toshio Nishizawa, current CEO of the company.