Thursday, June 2, 2011

Yemen: Sana'a prepares for major confrontation

Thousands of tribal fighters were heading to Sanaa on Thursday morning to lend support to their leader, Sheikh Sadek al-Ahmar, engaged in fighting with government forces, indicate tribal dignitaries. Clashed these fighters at a military checkpoint forces loyal to President Ali Abdallah Saleh Al-Azraqein, 15 km north of Sanaa, had he added without being able to tell immediately if the clashes had caused casualties.

A Pakistani army post attacked by the Afghan Taliban and Pakistani

At least 23 policemen and five civilians were killed since Wednesday, June 1 in the attack by hundreds of Afghan and Pakistani Taliban, a checkpoint near the Afghan border in northwestern Pakistan. The post is located six kilometers from the border with the Afghan province of Kunar, where the Afghan Taliban are most active.

The army sent helicopter gunships that have managed to repel the Taliban in the mountains around, but sporadic fighting continued on Thursday, more than 24 hours after the attack began, according to police sources. The tribal areas of northwest Pakistan are the stronghold of Pakistani Taliban, responsible for a deadly wave of bombings across the country, but also the main sanctuary of Al Qaeda and the rear base of the Afghan Taliban fighters, on the other side of the border, soldiers of the NATO international force.

Reported three attacks in Baghdad

At least three women were killed and three others injured in three attacks in Baghdad and surrounding areas, sources with the security forces. According to sources, armed men broke into a female hairdresser, shot and killed two women who were inside and torched the place, situated in the town of al-Shuhada, about 20 miles west of the capital.

Likewise, a woman was killed and her husband was injured by the explosion of a device near his home in the area of Khan Dari, about 30 miles west of Baghdad. The same sources revealed that the explosion of a limpet in a car bomb caused serious injuries to two people who were traveling in the vehicle at Al Salija area in the north of the capital.

Argentina .- The justice process and to seize the assets of three pilots of the "death flights"

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina 2 Jun. Justice on Thursday processed three drivers - who also has arrested several items - a lawyer and a Navy exsuboficial for their involvement in so-called "death flights" , according to judicial sources reported. The move by Judge Sergio Torres, head of the National Court of Federal Criminal No.

12, affecting the Coast Guard pilots Alejandro Domingo D'Agostino, José Enrique Mario De Saint Georges and Daniel Arru, the former Navy Petty Officer Ricardo Rubén Ormello and attorney Carlos Dalmacio Torres de Tolosa. All are charged with the murder of the French nuns Alice Domon and Leonie Duquet, which occurred on December 14, 1977 in one of the "death flights" annihilation strategy applied during military dictatorship (1976-1983), with alive from airplanes throwing his opponents to die by drowning in the sea.

Mladic case, the lawyer: "He has a cancer," But the ICC can prosecute

Milos Saljic, former general Ratko Mladic legal, extradited Tuesday to the International Criminal Court in The Hague Ratko Mladic is sick with cancer. This version of his defense lawyer, Milos Saljic, who had already played the card of the disease 'of Srebrenica Executioner' in the courts in Belgrade to prevent his extradition to the Hague International Criminal Court (ICC) instead of Tuesday.

A report points to the failure of the war against drugs

Drug enforcement has "failed" and the changes are "urgent" in this area, says a report by the World Commission on Drug Policy (Global Commission on Drug Policy). Several personalities who participated in the preparation of this report, including former Latin American presidents, an advocate of drug decriminalization and legalization of cannabis.

"Fifty years after the signing of the UN Convention on drugs and forty years after President [Richard] Nixon had launched the war on drugs the U.S. government, it is urgent to reform national policies and global control drugs, "the document to be presented Thursday in New York in the presence of former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso.

The UN nuclear watchdog urges Iran to adopt safety convention

The UN nuclear agency on Thursday urged Iran to join a safety convention adopted by 72 other nations, while the Middle Eastern country prone to earthquakes is prepared to put into operation its first nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Safety Convention of 1996 was designed to reinforce the standards after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, an issue intensely debated again this year by the nuclear crisis in the Japanese plant in Fukushima.

Argentina Argentina .- Justice ordered the children of the owner of Grupo Clarin to give DNA samples

BUENOS AIRES, 2 Jun. The National Chamber of Criminal Appeal in Argentina has ordered Thursday to adopted children of the owner of Grupo Clarin, Ernestina Herrera de Noble, provide DNA samples for comparison with the genetic records of missing persons until July 1976, to determine if they are stolen children during the last military regime.

Federal Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado San Isidro has ordered "direct extraction, with or without consent, minimal blood, saliva, skin, hair or other biological samples as belonging inuditada Marcela and Noble Felipe Herrera." However, the court has decided "to reform and limit the comparison of DNA profiles obtained from samples" of Marcela and Felipe to samples of "national archive of genetic data from relatives of persons detained or missing with certainty until 13 May 1976.

"With negotiations with Chile Piera have been most difficult"

"It is an unprecedented act that is a new experience for the world." Vice President of Bolivia, Álvaro García Linera (Cochabamba, 1962), explains in Madrid the next step towards what the government of Evo Morales called the "refound" the country: direct election by universal suffrage next October of 56 judges Constitutional Court, the Judicial Council and the Council Agroalimental.

A process carefully observed from the outside, where one side is recognized, as did United Nations, the opportunity to renew a paralyzed judicial system. But at the same time warn various dangers. Candidates will be given by the Parliament, government majority, and laws governing these elections has led to yet another confrontation with the media and press associations who accuse the government had slashed the freedom of the press.

A dream in California

The United States of America, you know, are a country very contradictory, in which reality can also opposed each other for better or worse to live with. After a short trip in the most populous U.S. state, California, you can draw very superficially a list of pros and cons that you encounter in a city such as, for example, San Francisco: Island "happy" pacifism, environmentalism and human rights ("minorities" gay in the first place) very unusual in the American context.

Criticized after Fukushima, Japanese Prime Minister saved his place

The Japanese prime minister left of center, Naoto Kan, Thursday, June 2 survived a motion of no confidence from the opposition after the volte-face "rebels" of his own party who ultimately decided not to support this text Parliament. Before the vote, Mr Kan, 64, made a last-minute concession by promising to cede power to the younger generation once accomplished its task of reconstruction in the north-eastern Japan, devastated by a March 11 deadly earthquake and tsunami.

Netanyahu said Israel will strongly to rallies

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he gave security forces "clear instructions" to "act with restraint, but firmly enough" to a possible influx of demonstrators to its borders on Sunday. "Like any other country in the world, Israel will guard and defend its borders. So my instructions are clear: to act with restraint, but firmly enough to protect our borders, our villages and our citizens," he told a conference on High tech in Jerusalem, according to a statement from his office.

Argentina .- The Chamber of Deputies approved a law banning smoking in enclosed public places

BUENOS AIRES, 2 Jun. The Chamber of Deputies of Argentina approved a law Wednesday that bans smoking in enclosed public places and establishes the requirement that cigarette packages warning about the dangers of snuff for health, among other measures. Under this law, in August last year passed the Senate with only one dissenting vote and on Wednesday received the support of 182 MPs - plus one vote against and one abstention - can only be smoking in homes and outdoor spaces.

A judge sentenced to 431 years in jail for keeping a man kidnapped a woman 20 years

A California judge has sentenced Thursday to Philip Garrison, 60, 431 years in prison for kidnapping two decades ago the girl Jaycee Lee Dugard. Garrido remained in captivity until 2009 and probably spend the rest of his life in prison. His wife, Nancy, 55, who lived with the hostage all these years, has been sentenced to 46 years in prison.

The judge accepted the recommendation of District Attorney of El Dorado, which he defined in hearings Garrido as "a sexual predator who stole her childhood and innocence of a girl of 11 years." Dugard has not attended the sentencing. The judge, Douglas C. Phimister, it defines the hijacker as a person "without soul." "What you did is just horrible.'ll Have time to think about it," he resolved.

Carstens .- IMF claims to have a program similar to de Lagarde, but is better suited

BRASILIA, 2 June (Reuters) - The governor of Central Bank of Mexico and a candidate for the Directorate Manager of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Agustin Carstens, said to have a similar program of its only opponent so far, the Minister of Economy and French Finance, Christine Lagarde. However, he believes to be best qualified to have more experience and more knowledge about the IMF.

Energy, Ireland is always greener

While Germany has just announced the closure of its nuclear program is irreversible, whereas in Japan are expected up to 400 thousand cases of cancer in the next 50 years to the catastrophe of Fukushima, while Italy is expected to see the outcome of the referendum the next 12 and June 13, in Ireland the issue of atomic energy does not arise.

The "Green Ireland" has never had a nuclear program. Indeed, along with Portugal, Austria, Norway, Greece, Denmark and Luxembourg has sided openly against this source of energy, preferring to aim, since time is not suspected, renewable sources. If the first wind farm in the country dates back to 1991, since 2002 the government established the Sustainable Energy Authority, the SEAI, which deals since then to transform Ireland into a society based entirely on environmental sustainability and energy.

Both sides accused of war crimes in Libya

A fact-finding mission of the Council of Human Rights the UN said they found evidence of war crimes committed by security forces and rebels Gaddafi in Libya. "The commission has concluded that crimes against humanity and war crimes were committed by government forces in Libya," said Wednesday the Council in a statement.

"The commission has received less [items] that constitute international crimes by the forces of opposition." However, the side of the rebellion, the commission said it had "found a few acts that constitute war crimes" in particular cases of "torture and other forms of inhuman and degrading".

Abbe-44 Yemeni army of Al Qaeda

At least 44 members of the terrorist network Al Qaeda were killed by Yemeni forces as they tried to storm a military barracks in the city of Zinjibar. The Yemeni news agency Saba reported that the army and police launched an operation "clean" in Zinjibar, south of the country and taken over by Al Qaeda militants since last Friday.

Opponents of President Ali Abdullah Saleh blamed for allowing the terrorists to take the ciudadLa agency reported, quoting security sources, that the government caused a large number of casualties among the ranks of combatants, "who have lost control over his men ". Yesterday continued protests against the regime, who opened fire on the demonstration in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least 41 dead.

They hold 32 youth in Nigeria for trafficking babies

A group of 32 pregnant girls have been detained by police after holding a clinic in the Nigerian city of Aba, in the southeastern state of Abia, suspecting that the center was for trafficking in babies. Geoffrey said Ogbonna, spokesman for the Police in Abia, the doctor Hyacinth Orik, director of the Clinic Heda, Investment Foundation Cross, was arrested last week along with the rest of the staff.

Argentina .- The Argentine Senate approved a law against money laundering

BUENOS AIRES, 2 June (Reuters) - Argentina's Senate on Wednesday became law a bill against money laundering, in response to a request in this regard the Government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, seeking to modernize the weak mechanisms financial control of that country. The adoption of the rule came after the government faced objections from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which considered include Argentina in a "gray list" of legislative gaps that hindered the fight against money laundering.

Mitt Romney announces his candidacy for the White House

For the second time, Mitt Romney, 64, will try to reach the White House in GOP hands. The former governor of Massachusetts announced Thursday in Stratham (New Hampshire) candidates in the Republican primary to dispute the presidency to Barack Obama in November 2012. The candidate most likely favorite for the moment, the Conservative Party has started with a message focused on the economy.

"Obama has failed America," Romney has said. According to the billionaire, the Democratic administration has caused a huge loss of jobs and has increased fears of a new recession. "Under President Barack Obama, the government has grown and grown to consume nearly 40% of our economy. We are a millimeter longer be a free market economy," Romney has said in his speech.

Blog - The Egyptian protesters have been forced virginity tests

Amnesty International urged the Egyptian authorities, Tuesday, May 31, to bring to justice the perpetrators of "virginity tests" forced inflicted by the army of protesters arrested on Tahrir Square in early March.

Journalist killed in Pakistan condemns Washington

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned Tuesday, May 31, the assassination of a Pakistani journalist who disappeared after writing an article on links between the Pakistani army and Al Qaeda. "The United States strongly condemns the abduction and murder of journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad," Clinton wrote in a statement.

"His work on issues of terrorism and intelligence has highlighted the problems that extremism poses to Pakistan's stability," said she, adding that Washington welcomes the announcement of an investigation the murder. Shahzad, 40, was a correspondent for the Italian news agency Adnkronos International (AKI) and bureau chief in Pakistan from AsiaTimes Online news site based in Hong Kong.

Fighting night are dozens dead in Sanaa

Thirty-seven people, mostly fighters, were killed in clashes in Sanaa at night, between government forces and supporters of a tribal leader said on Wednesday 1 June to one source at a hospital in the Yemeni capital . Another report, transmitted by the AP, due to state his side of 41 dead. Most victims are members of the forces loyal to President Ali Abdallah Saleh or challenged fighters of the powerful tribal leader Sheikh Sadeq Al-Ahmar, rallied to the opposition.

The Syrian regime in search of an exit to the crisis

A UN commission accused Gadhafi forces of war crimes

.- A UN commission of inquiry established in a report that the Libyan government forces committed crimes against humanity and war crimes in the conflict that pits rebels against the regime of Muammar Gadhafi. This conclusion-part of today's report to the Secretariat of Human Rights Council, which meets today in Geneva, is based on information gathered on the spot by human rights experts on the commission.

Democrats and Republicans are divided over the U.S. debt

As the battle rages in Congress on ways to reduce the huge national debt, Republicans tried Tuesday, May 31 maneuvers deemed "irresponsible" by the Democrats: reject a necessary increase in the indebtedness of the United States if heavy budgetary sacrifices are not attached. Unsurprisingly, the House of Representatives rejected by 318 votes against 97 an increase of 2 400 billion debt ceiling of the United States, when the battle rages in Congress on ways to reduce the deficit U.S..