Monday, May 23, 2011

Zelaya able to return to Honduras

Manuel Zelaya, the deposed former president of Honduras, you can return home with the assurance that it will not be arrested or tried, under an agreement signed on Sunday in Cartagena de Indias between Zelaya and the current president, Porfirio Lobo. This is a step that ensures the reintegration of Honduras to the Organization of American States (OAS), but also the beginning of a long political process to heal the wounds it left in this Central American country the coup of 28 June 2009.

Pakistan: new Taliban attack to avenge the death of bin Laden

Military naval base in Karachi in southern Pakistan, attacked Sunday night by a group of Taliban allied with al-Qaida to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden is now under control, said Monday a spokesman for the Navy Pakistan, seventeen hours after the assault began. At least thirteen soldiers were killed in the attack.

"The operation is ended and the base is now under control," he said. It was not immediately clear what happened to the attackers. "For now, I can not give you further details on the operation," added the spokesman. All the attackers were killed, said Monday the Pakistani interior minister, Rehman Malik, who also states that foreign seventeen, eleven Chinese workers were released unharmed in the attack.

Pierre: "Bolivia does not review treaties 100 years"

"Bolivia can not claim to review treaties that are more than 100 years of full force," Efe said in an interview with President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, on the request of La Paz to have a sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. The Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1904 which ended the war between Bolivia and Chile, "set with crystal clarity the boundaries between the two countries and allowed us 106 years of peace," he said.

U.S.: at least 116 people killed by a tornado in Missouri

Morales seeks to require the media to disseminate their speeches

The government of Evo Morales is promoting a law that will force radio stations and private television transmitting frequent speeches free agent. The bill states that "broadcasters in audio and video" open signal, plus cable TV distributors, "are obliged to broadcast without payment chain of official messages from the president." It also requires operators to "cooperate and make available to the public authorities and timely free networks and their services" in cases of "international war, internal unrest, natural disasters, public calamities and cessation of services." The proposal threatens to violate this provision means with warnings, "hijacking or seizure of equipment and materials, fines and temporary incapacitation to perform the activities in telecommunications." The opposition MP said that Piérola Standard is a "misuse and abuse" to force the media to convey the many speeches of Morales, said the president seeks, as his colleague and mentor Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, "a total indoctrination." The bill also provides that ownership of an email provided to a worker by his employer shall be for that, you can "access and control all information flow" from the email and "prohibit its use for personal purposes." Pierola said that ownership to the employer is "a violation of privacy" that contradicts the same project in other states besides guaranteeing "the right to privacy." According to the conservative MP, the Government will use this rule to control social networks and restrict freedom of expression.

Spanish socialists recorded a heavy defeat in local elections

The Spanish Socialists have suffered, Sunday, May 22, a heavy defeat in local elections. The ruling party has been punished for his austerity policy against the crisis and record unemployment, which triggered an unprecedented social rebellion across the country. The Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), with 27.81% of votes, is far behind the conservative Popular Party (PP, 37.58%), according to final results almost.

French combat helicopters will be sent to Libya

Following the initiation of combat aircraft since March 19, Paris is sending helicopter gunships to Libya to conduct strikes on the ground "more specific" in connection with the operations of the international coalition, said, Monday, May 23 in Brussels, the head of French diplomacy, Alain Juppe, confirming a report in Le Figaro.

The helicopters will allow "better tailor our capabilities to strike the ground with more precise strike capabilities," Mr. Juppe told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with his European counterparts. Mr. Juppe said that the commitment of combat helicopters came "exactly in the framework of the resolution" 1973 Security Council of the United Nations, which authorized the use of force to protect civilians in Libya and the NATO planning.

In East Asia after Bin Laden, the Sino-Pakistani friendship is looking good

Beijing correspondent - The elimination of bin Laden in early May by U.S. special forces in Abbottabad, and this has caused friction between Washington and Islamabad, which denounces the violation of Pakistani airspace, has contributed to even more sparkle to the celebration of the Sino-Pakistani friendship during China visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, from May 17 to 20 It has been "tested by time" and "resist all storms," has repeatedly said Gilani, while the Chinese president, he met Friday, May 20, celebrated the "precious legacy" of friendship transmitted "from generation to generation." Certainly, the visit by Mr.

Strauss-Kahn bids farewell to his colleagues in the IMF with an email

Dominique Strauss-Khan has tried to explain to his colleagues until a week ago why he resigned the post he occupied. "I can not accept that the Fund, and you, dear colleagues, have to share my own personal nightmare. Then I had to leave." Strauss-Khan, 62, resigned last week as chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the cleaning lady in a hotel in Manhattan will present a complaint against him for sexual assault.

"If China has a strategic ally, it is Pakistan"

Beijing correspondent - Jean-François Huchet, Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China (CEFC) in Hong Kong. Mr. Huchet co-led the work in 2010 and India in collectifChina Central Asia, A New Great Game in English published by Editions Palgrave Macmillan. (China and India in Central Asia: the new Great Game).

Cyclical manner, we can say that the Pakistanis certainly play China against the United States, but they can not necessarily go away. These are signals sent to the Americans to say, "beware, if you continue, you will fall into the arms of China." Pakistan is, in every way, a country that plays its instability, its power to decomposition, like North Korea.

Donors help build child soldiers

Various donors in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates sent each year about 100 million dollars to radical Islamic schools in Pakistan who support extremist groups, according to a U.S. diplomatic message filtering by WikiLeaks. The message dated November 2008, shows that the resources from Islamic charitable organizations and missionary are made "so obvious with the direct support" from governments of Saudi and UAE.

Obama, on the trail of the father of his great-grandfather on his visit to Ireland

Barack Obama has come this morning to Ireland on the first day of a European tour that will take tomorrow to London on Thursday to a summit of G-8 in Deauville (France) and will end on Friday in Poland. Obama has landed in Dublin at 9.25 pm (the 10.25 in Spain) and immediately addressed to the residence of Irish President Mary McAleese, to a welcoming ceremony.

In the 22 hours that the U.S. President will in the Republic of Ireland, the most striking moment will certainly visit this afternoon to Moneygall, Co Offaly, in the center of the country, homeland of the father of one of his grandparents called Fulmouth Kearney. An Irish blood treintaidosavo President Pearl comes to flattering the powerful Irish community living in the United States.

Francia/Brasil.- The pilot of Air France plane was not in the car at the time of accident

BERLIN, May 23. The pilot of Air France A330 that fell into the Atlantic about two years ago was not in the cabin at the time of the accident, according to a report Monday in the German weekly Der Spiegel. According to this information, the first analysis of the register from the cockpit conversations point to a technical failure, since in minutes after they were found reading errors of the device driver, Marc Dubois, hastily returned to the cockpit.

The election could be postponed Tunisia

Citing operational issues, the president of the supreme independent elections proposed, Sunday, May 22, the postponement of the October 16 elections to the Constituent Assembly scheduled July 24 in Tunisia. At a press conference, explained that Kamel Jendoubi would be impossible to hold a ballot on time.

"The time will be insufficient to prepare everything necessary for a transparent election," he said. "Personally, I move the date of 16 October."

The wave of violence leaves 27 dead in the Arab world

A wave of bombings in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan left at least 27 people yesterday. The deadliest attack happened in the Iraqi city of Taji, located 20 kilometers from Baghdad. A roadside bomb hit a U.S. military convoy and when police arrived, a suicide bomber walked into the crowd and detonated his explosives.

The balance was seven policemen and five civilians dead and 30 others injured. Earlier in Sadr City, a bomb hidden in trash killed one person and five more died after the explosion of a car bomb. In Pakistan, four soldiers were killed and nine wounded in a terrorist attack on a military base in the city of Karachi in the south of the country.

Southern Sudan requested international aid for Abyei occupation

.- The authorities of South Sudan on Sunday called for international help because the northern Sudanese forces took a disputed border town, while the Security Council and Secretary General of the United Nations demanded the withdrawal of troops and to military action. But declined to provide specific responses to evict the occupying soldiers potentially explosive atmosphere that threatens to resume the civil war in the divided country.

Yemen president used his army to retain power

For the third time in a month, the president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was yesterday slammed the international community, the opposition and the demonstrators in their country. Again refused to sign the deal brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), under which it would have to leave office in 30 days in exchange for immunity from prosecution.

Hundreds of supporters of armed Saleh yesterday surrounded the Embassy of United Arab Emirates, where they were meeting the U.S. Ambassador, European diplomats and five members of the GCC, including the secretary general of the GCC, Abdelatif Zayani, who had returned to Sana'a on Friday past to reach agreement after two failed attempts.

Brazil .- Brazil gets more hotel investments to accommodate tourists during the Olympics and the World

MADRID, 23 May. Investment in hotel infrastructure in Brazil has increased to meet rising tourist demand expected for World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016, as reported in a statement to the Brazilian Institute of Tourism (Embratur) in a statement. Specifically, the city of Rio de Janeiro will expand its capacity between 8,000 and 10,000 hotel rooms by as Embratur, the interest of investors in the sector and the easing of government to facilitate the development of new projects, encouraging the construction of several hotels.

Guillaume Soro renconduit the prime minister of Cote d'Ivoire

The day after his inauguration, President of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, announced Sunday, May 22, that Soro would be reappointed as prime minister and form a national unity government in the coming days. He will also retain the defense portfolio, "said Ouattara. Between the two rounds of presidential elections, Alassane Ouattara had promised the post of prime minister would return to the Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI), Henri Konan Bedie.

For the third time, the Yemeni president refuses to sign the transitional agreement

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is concealed, Sunday, May 22, the signing of an agreement for a peaceful transition in Yemen that the opposition was signed Saturday. He confirmed he would not sign the agreement in the presence of the oppositon. "I will not sign that if the opposition comes to the presidential palace," he said during a televised speech.

"If they do not bend and they want to drag the country into civil war, they will assume liability and responsibility for the blood that flowed and will flow as long as they persist in their stupidity," he also reported. In the afternoon of Sunday, supporters of Saleh surrounded the embassy of the UAE where Western ambassadors met with the mediator of the GCC.

At least sixteen deaths in a series of attacks in Iraq

At least 16 people were killed and 72 others injured Sunday morning May 22 in a series of bombings in Baghdad and the outskirts of Baghdad. Within hours, 12 roadside bombs and three car bombs exploded, plus a suicide bomber. The new violence has also targeted the security forces, targeted insurgents recurrent groups to seven months of final withdrawal of U.S.

forces. The deadliest attack was a double bombing at about 9 pm local time (8:00 in Paris) in Taji, 25 km north of Baghdad, exploded a car bomb followed by a suicide bomber when police and emergency crews arrived on the scene. The twin bombings killed 10 people, including 6 policemen and 15 wounded, including 10 police officers, said on condition of anonymity officials from the ministries of interior and defense.

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Sudan: the Union Army seized a strategic town

The Sudanese army took control Saturday, May 21 the town of Abyei, on the border between North and South Sudan. "The Sudanese army has taken control of this evening the town of Abyei, and has pushed the enemy," said state television, in its newsletter. This movement was confirmed Parun diplomatic source in a Security Council delegation to the UN, came the same day official visit to the Sudanese capital.

France, keep a permanent military presence in Côte d'Ivoire

Special Envoy - Nicolas Sarkozy knew his receptive audience. It was before the French community in Côte d'Ivoire, still marked by six months of tension and post-election violence, the president announced Saturday, May 21, maintaining a French military presence in Côte d'Ivoire. Nicolas Sarkozy speaking to the return of the investiture ceremony that morning in Yamoussoukro, the new head of the Ivorian state, Alassane Ouattara.

Yemeni President calls the opposition signed the agreement with her transition

In Yemen, opposition signed Saturday, May 21, Sana'a the transitional agreement, a signing that had been announced several times before being postponed. President Ali Abdullah Saleh to him, the sign in the day Sunday, but he demanded that the opposition signed the presidential palace, posing a further obstacle to this plan to end the crisis.

"The signing of the agreement shall be conducted at the presidential palace attended by all political stakeholders," said a statement from the ruling party, General People's Congress (GPC) released Sunday by the official news agency SABA. "The signature in camera can be recognized, it reflects bad intentions towards the initiative of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the statement added.

The Spanish vote, the protest continues

The Spaniards began Sunday, May 22 to vote for regional and municipal elections, when a wave of unprecedented social rebellion against unemployment and the crisis gripping the country. Tens of thousands of protesters have invaded again Saturday evening and at night the streets and squares across Spain.

In Madrid, a huge crowd had gathered at the Puerta del Sol, where the encampment of tents and tarpaulins for young people "outraged" became the heart of the dispute. Fearing clashes, the Socialist government did not enforce the ban by the force of demonstration, which came into effect Friday at midnight and making illegal political rallies one day before an election.