Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Khartoum and southern Sudan in search of a demilitarization agreement

The Khartoum government and south Sudan have agreed to establish a demilitarized zone along their common border, said Tuesday the African Union (AU), ten days after entry of the Union Army in the region oil-rich Abyei. The agreement was reached at a meeting between the two parties in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

The Northern forces entered May 21 in the Abyei region, argue that both parties, forcing 80,000 people to flee south. South Sudan to proclaim independence on July 9, overwhelmingly approved by referendum in January, but the issues concerning the border and sharing oil revenues with the North have still not been resolved.

Clinton considers the position of Damascus less "untenable"

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has not initiated serious reforms and the government's position is "less tenable" every day, said, Tuesday, June 31, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the clearest statements to date suggest that Washington is preparing to ask President Bashar al-Assad to withdraw, Clinton recalled that President Barack Obama had given the choice between the Syrian leader to lead the political transition " go away.

Walk in Jerusalem brings together more than 40 000 people

Fifteen people were arrested and three were slightly wounded during a march in East Jerusalem to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the "reunification" of the city in the Six Day War. The march, which marks the anniversary of the capture of the eastern part of the city by Israel in 1967, brought more than 40 000 people, according to the police, who had to intervene at various points along the route to disperse violent clashes between Palestinians and Israelis.

A strong explosion daa a hotel in the Libyan city of Benghazi

A huge explosion today damaged a hotel in the Libyan city of Benghazi (east), the capital of the rebels against the dictatorship of Qaddafi, as reported by Arab satellite television. According to preliminary information released by Al Jazeera, the explosion came from a car parked outside the hotel Tibesti.

Television footage showed several cars on fire at the front of the hotel, one of the largest in Libya's second city and is often host to diplomats, journalists and officials of the Libyan rebel movement. Located on the seafront in central Benghazi, in the past has even been chosen by the National Transitional Council (the de facto government of the rebels) to his press conferences.

Veteran British forces would be present in Libya

Veteran British Special Forces, employed by private security companies, are present in Misrata, west of Libya, where they advised the rebels to Libyan soil and provide information to NATO, said the Guardian newspaper britanniqueThe Wednesday 1 June Former special forces (SAS) are sent to the command of NATO operations in Naples information on the location and movements of troops loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi, military sources said the British daily.

At least 44 members of Al Qaeda killed in assault on headquarters of Yemen

At least 44 members of the terrorist network Al Qaeda in Yemen were killed in a failed attempt to storm a military base near the southern town of Zinyibar, where gunmen and security forces faced since last May 27. Security sources and the Yemeni news agency, Saba, claimed that the alleged al Qaeda militants tried to seize the headquarters of the Brigade 25.

The sources added that the Army and security have launched an operation "clean" in Zinyibar, capital of the province of Abyan, taken on Friday by hundreds of fighters. They argue that continued harassment of "the remains of the terrorist group who still control, apparently some places in the city.

Rge Espas the slip at the top of the opposition Syrian

The presence of infiltrates close to the regime of Bashar Assad has created a stir in the Syrian opposition meeting held in Antalya. About 300 dissidents and human rights defenders in Syria have met this Turkish city to organize and develop a plan that will culminate in the ouster of President al-Assad and the dissolution of the regime.

Meanwhile, Syrian President has decreed today the formation of a body to begin a national dialogue and overcome the political crisis facing the country, according to the EFE news agency says, citing Syrian state television. About a half dozen men, identified as spies by opponents of the regime, have been expelled from the meeting, while others may still be hidden.

EU .- The EC wants to attract 25,000 tourists in low season American

BRUSSELS, 1 Jun. The European Commission today signed an agreement with several South American countries with the aim of attracting up to 25,000 tourists from that continent to Europe in low season, through a pilot project involving Spain, France, Italy and Lithuania. This promotional campaign to encourage about 25,000 tourists from Argentina, Brazil and Chile to visit Europe between October 2012 and March 2013 and another 25,000 Europeans in South America between May and October 2013.

Libya, Benghazi hotel attack in NATO's mission extension

A loud explosion in the evening did slip back Benghazi, Libyan stronghold of the insurgents, the nightmare of a war that never seems to end. Most likely it was a car bomb to explode at 19.10 in front of the Hotel Tibesti, one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, where the seat of the Representative Office of the European Union and where to stay in these days even the Italian ambassador in Libya , Vincenzo Schioppa.

Juppe visits Middle East to try to wrest concessions

The head of French diplomacy, Alain Juppe, begins on Wednesday 1 June, a trip devoted to the Middle East, where the bearer of an invitation to a peace conference in late June in Paris, he will try to pressure the Israelis and Palestinians to resume negotiations. "We can not remain in the status quo, it has to move, [even though] I do not give a 90% chance of succeeding, if only one chance, one must try," said he said Sunday at the TV station Canal +.

West prepares initiative to UN report on Syria

Western states are moving forward with an initiative to report to Syria before the Security Council of the UN for alleged nuclear activities, despite disagreements with other countries and a last-minute attempt to derail the measure Damascus. The board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA for its acronym in English), composed of 35 nations, is scheduled next week to discuss a U.S.

Bahrain lifts emergency rule

Bahrain on Wednesday lifted martial law in what the government hopes that tourists and businessmen perceived as a sign of return to normal, but the opposition fears that the crackdown will continue in the Persian Gulf kingdom. Bahrain is particularly interested in recovering the Formula 1 race. The opening of the Grand Prix in March was canceled due to clashes between police and pro-democracy protesters inspired by the uprisings of Tunisia and Egypt.

Report strong explosion at hotel in Benghazi

A strong explosion occurred in the parking lot outside a large hotel in the city of Benghazi, the Libyan rebel stronghold, said the Qatari television network Al Jazeera showed pictures of some vehicles on fire in front of the hotel establishment. The blast occurred late in the afternoon in the hotel parking Tivesti, the most luxurious of the rebel capital, where they often host foreign delegations visiting Benghazi as well as international journalists and leaders of the insurgents.

Argentine short, one canary and a Rioja winery II finalists Short Film Festival and Wine Entreviñas

LOGROÑO, 1 Jun. The short "winemakers of the Sun" a national of Argentina, the documentary canary guachinche "and" David Moreno "short presented by a hold, but with a more experiential form of advertising, are the three finalists of the Second Festival International Short Film Entreviñas local wine in La Rioja Ebro Aldeanueva of total, as reported by the organization of the event, 95 papers were presented.

Cuban exile claims areas to invest in the island

Things in Cuba (and in exile) begin to move. Slowly, and very tight to the economy, but to change. If the recent government measures have enabled flexibilizing takeoff incipient self-employment and entrepreneurship, in six months, the number of self-employed Cuban has doubled, reaching the figure of 320,000 people, outside the island, Cuban community in the U.S., and are also are moving forward.

.- Venezuela Chavez begins on Sunday a tour of Brazil, Ecuador and Cuba

CARACAS, 1 Jun. president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, will start next Sunday, June 5, a five-day tour will take you through Brazil, Ecuador and Cuba, countries that seek to strengthen its partnerships in agricultural, trade and energy. "In Brazil we are day and a half, in Ecuador may be two and then to Cuba," Chavez said during a cabinet meeting held on Tuesday night (early Wednesday in Spain), moments after the Venezuelan parliament authorized its output the country.

Japan, the United Nations: "underestimated tsunami risk in the management of nuclear power plants"

The reaction of Japan to 'incident in central Fukushima was "exemplary." But the authorities "have apparently underestimated" the risk of a tsunami in the design and operation of nuclear plants. This is the conclusion of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), already shown in a report handed to the government in Tokyo.

A committee of eighteen UN experts, led by Mike Weightman, according to which it is urgent that the authorities nipponiche put in place a new regulation that takes into account the risk of all natural disasters and is "periodically updated". To anticipate the summary of the report is the Japanese agency Kyodo.

Fukushima: risks have been underestimated, according to IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has given the Japanese government preliminary report after a group of experts completed a fact-finding mission a week on the central Fukushima Dai-Ichi, devastated by a giant earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11. The reaction of Japan to the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has been "exemplary", but the risks of tsunami have been "underestimated" the IAEA said on Wednesday, while calling for the independence of the Japanese nuclear regulatory authority.

Aznar rejects, 1967 borders as a basis negotiator Palestinian conflict

.- The president of the Spanish Government Jose Maria Aznar on Tuesday rejected the negotiations to create a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, considering them "unsafe" and said the risks facing Israel are the same powers that threaten West. "defend Israel's right to choose the terms of the agreement," Aznar said in a speech on the Middle East in the Brazilian Jewish Welfare Society Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo.

Pakistan disclaims reporter death

A Pakistani journalist who had investigated the alleged infiltration of Al Qaeda in the country's navy was found dead with signs of torture, after he accused the intelligence services of Pakistan have threatened. Syed Saleem Shahzad, who was a correspondent for Asia Times Online and Italian service Adnkronos International, disappeared on Sunday in Islamabad.

Yesterday a senior Pakistani intelligence official said his agency was not involved in the case. Shahzad Saleem's death puts the spotlight on the security services, which are disputed by the United States after operating on 2 May in which he was killed the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden.

Gadhafi resignation is a matter of time: NATO

The NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has said that giving up the power, to Muammar Gadhafi's just a matter of time. "The question is not whether Gadhafi will leave, but when ... could take some time yet, but it could happen tomorrow," Rasmussen said at a conference in Brussels. The general secretary's speech came shortly after NATO agreed today to extend for three months its mission in Libya, whose plan of operations was due to expire at the end of June.

Bolivia asks the Iranian Defense Minister to leave the country

LA PAZ, 1 Jun. The Government of Bolivia has asked the Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi, accused of orchestrating an attack on Israel Argentina Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires in 1994, to leave the country, as recorded by a letter from the Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca, to his Argentine counterpart, Hector Timerman.

"The Government of Bolivia has made provisions for, so that Mr. Ahmad Vahidi immediately abandon the Bolivian territory," reflects the letter, clarifying that the Iranian official visit in the Andean country, at the invitation its Ministry of Defense. Bolivian Foreign Minister apologizes to his Argentine counterpart, explaining that "know the background for this case," referring to the AMIA bombing, because "no established reference levels and internal coordination" relevant.

The end of the beginning?

Is this the last battle of Silvio Berlusconi? Or rather, one must ask: how the Italian head of government has survived so many troubles, most self-inflicted? The debacle in local elections, confirmed yesterday with the loss of the mayors of Milan and Naples, decimating the ranks of his party, the People of Freedom, casts doubt on the continuity of the coalition partners of the Northern League; and could open a new cycle in the country's political life.

Castro and Lula discussed the "excellent" relations between Cuba and Brazil

MADRID, 1 Jun. Cuba's President Raul Castro, and former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has maintained a "working meeting" in Havana, which has praised the "excellent" bilateral relations , as recorded by a statement by Cuban Television. In this "cordial exchange," Castro and Lula have discussed also about "various issues of international politics", although the note, which echoed the diary 'Cubadebate', does not specify.

Do not leave them alone

Follow the election has a strange taste when you do it from afar. It 's all a bit' inside you, around the others live a different everyday life, made up of other things and other expectations. In New York it was Memorial Day, Holocaust Memorial Day in some way, as ever more conducive to "welcome" what was going on in Italian cities.

At the park, with Dorothy, I could not take my eyes from my IPhone, subtle link between me and the northern and southern Italy. That Italy offended and hurt to death recklessly and repeatedly. I watched from afar, and I said "up, come on, pulled up." And then the party scene. It seemed to me to be there.

Bashar Al-Assad promised a general amnesty but not convincing

Even as repression continues in Syria, President Bashar Al-Assad has declared Tuesday, "a general amnesty for all crimes committed before May 31, 2011," said the official news agency SANA. This gesture on "all political prisoners and members of the Muslim Brotherhood," was immediately deemed "insufficient" and arriving "too late" by the opposition gathered in the seaside resort of Antalya (southern Turkey) and calling for the resignation of President Bashar Al-Assad.

Libya: African mediation undermined by the NATO raids, according to Zuma

The South African president, Jacob Zuma, who has gone, Monday, May 30 in Tripoli to meet with Muammar Gaddafi, said that the NATO raids were undermining the African mediation for peace in Libya. He also said the Libyan leader had accepted the roadmap proposed by the African Union (AU) and it was "ready" to implement it to stop the Libyan crisis, beginning with the cease- ceasefire must include "all parties" and include the termination of NATO bombing, "said Zuma to TV Jamahiriya and South Africa.

Immigration: the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN criticizes France and Italy

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, criticized, Monday, May 30, the "establishment rhetoric in recent months, particularly in Italy and France," tending to portray migrants "as a burden he should be discharged on other "In his speech opening the 17th session of the Council of Human Rights, UN officials discussed the recent events in North Africa," which, once again demonstrated the vulnerability of migrants "who are" subjected to violence and discrimination.

UN call to halt violence in Yemen

Senior United Nations officials today called on the government of Yemen to halt the violence last Sunday killed 50 people and left hundreds wounded and displaced. Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary general, he said "seriously dismayed by reports of excessive use of force by the government against unarmed protesters in Taiz and the increasing violence in Sana'a and other cities." The UN call came after increased violence in Yemen, amid reports about the arrest of more than 100 protesters in the city of Taiz.

Dilma Rousseff ruled out selling uranium to Iran

BRASILIA, 31 May. The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, have ruled out the possibility of selling uranium to Iran for medical use, an initiative that sought to promote Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva during his administration (2003-2011) and earned him strong criticism from the international community. The Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim said in an interview with Argentinean daily "Financial Environment 'Rousseff that the Government has not mentioned that possibility, but did not specify the reasons why this project would have been shelved by the current President , disciple of Lula.

Germany: a gradual phasing out of nuclear

Germany became the first major industrial power to abandon nuclear energy: Berlin has announced this Monday, May 30, will close its last reactor in 2022. This decision, accelerated by the disaster Fukushima in March, is a challenge in a country where nuclear power accounts for 22% of electricity production.

The gradual closure of the 17 reactors in operation closure of the 17 German reactors will be done gradually. In the immediate future, it relates to the eight oldest. Seven have been deactivated in March following the accident in Fukushima. An eighth, near Hamburg, was arrested in 2009 following an accident.

Computer graphics - all German nuclear power plants will be closed in 2022

In the Netherlands, foreign tourists will soon be prohibited in "coffee shops"

Brussels Correspondent - Foreign tourists will no longer frequent the coffee shops in the Netherlands from the end of the year and buy cannabis. Authorisation will be required and will be reserved for nationals. Each "coffee shop" will also include more than 1 000 or 1 500 members. These measures decided at the end of last week by ministers of health and justice will first be introduced in cities in southern Iraq.

Syria, under grants amnistiaE admits the existence of political prisoners

A shirt for sale at a market in Damascus shows Syrian President Bashar Al Assad Amnesty for all prisoners who have "committed crimes before" today and halving of sentences involving prison. These are the rules to be adopted today by a decree by Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. The document also covers the Presidential members of the movement of the 'Muslim Brothers', an organization outlawed in 1980 and whose membership shall be punished with the death penalty.

Southern Mongolia: a website breaks the silence of the Chinese media

Xilinhot (Inner Mongolia, China), Special Envoy - Established in 2002 and based in New York, the main site of the Mongolian dissident in exile, the SMHRIC, was the first to report, May 19, killing a farmer Mongolia in a remote village Xiwuqi by employees of a mining company. The website of the Information Centre on Human Rights in Southern Mongolia then recounted the events that have occurred since May 23 to Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, China, and in towns that are attached to this capital league (the equivalent of a prefecture elsewhere in China).