Saturday, June 4, 2011

Condenana to 30 years in prison for former Egyptian Finance Minister

.- A former finance minister was sentenced in absentia to 30 years in prison for squandering public funds and abuse of power, reported Saturday the state news agency. Yousef Boutros-Ghali, a nephew of former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, went to Egypt during the popular revolt that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

Yousef Boutros-Ghali was a powerful ally's son, Gamal. The whereabouts of Boutros-Ghali. A court in Cairo sentenced to Boutros-Ghali on Saturday in two cases. In one, he pleaded guilty to possession of luxury vehicles seized by the customs authority. In the other, was convicted of abuse of power by using the state printer to produce promotional material.

The churches also vote

In theory, Peru is not declared a secular state, but does mark a line between politics and religion. This is stipulated in Article 50 of the Constitution, which recognizes the Catholic Church as an "important element in the historical, cultural and moral formation of Peru", but "under a regime of independence and autonomy." The Election Act also explicitly prohibits the use or invocation of religious themes, of any creed, in political campaigns.

Italian poetry is out, after all

On this very blog, on March 31, Francesco Di Bernardo urged, with a post entitled "A Literature of the Diaspora for the Italians, the development of a literary production that could give voice" to the new migration of young Italians. "I received many comments by Francis show that among the readers of the blog is a keen interest in this proposal.

Moreover, in this perspective we were working a few months ago we, through the group that we formed in early 2011, just with the intention of giving visibility to a few young writers who live in London and write from within the state socio-cultural dispatrio. This term seems particularly appropriate to indicate the experience somewhat alienating to those who emigrate and feels the need to get a sense of sharing related to their language and culture of origin.

Al-Qaida and cupcakes to Her Majesty

A year ago, Al Qaeda launched its first online magazine in English, "Inspire". According to British newspaper "The Telegraph", the British secret services have hijacked the perfect terrorist manual by replacing its text with recipes cupcakes.

Arrested in Mexico to a former mayor of Tijuana with an array

Neither his 19 children, or his fondness for fermented tequila tiger penis, and its immense economic power that includes hotels, dozens of gambling houses and even a newly promoted football club made him a special character. What really attracted the attention of Jorge Hank Rhon, 55, former mayor of Tijuana and a member of a prominent family PRI was untouchable status.

Commonly suspected of murder, drug trafficking, money laundering, smuggling of exotic animals, "always came out unscathed. Until, at three in the morning of Saturday, the Mexican army entered one of their homes and found a weapons arsenal consists of 40 long, 48 short, 70 magazines, more than 9,000 cartridges and a grenade.

Peru, tomorrow the ballot presidenzialeTra the military populist Humala and Fujimori

The candidates for president in Peru: from left, Keiko Fujimori, and Ollanta Humala in Peru head to head for the presidential ballot tomorrow. The polls reflect a country with 19 million voters split down the middle, between the preferences for the progressive-nationalist candidate, Ollanta Humala, a populist right-wing and Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the controversial former president, in prison for human rights violations and corruption .

Greek debt: agreement in principle after the payment of aid

Donors of Greece - euro area and the IMF - have given, Friday, June 3, the green light to the payment of the fifth tranche of the loan to the country. An amount that will allow it to avoid bankruptcy or out of monetary union. Following further fiscal savings and privatization announced by the Greek Government, the leader of the finance ministers of the euro area - Eurogroup - Jean-Claude Juncker, said to expect "that 'additional funding be granted to Greece in exchange for strict conditions.

The Yemeni president leaves for Saudi Arabia for treatment of his injuries

.- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, left the country today in the direction of Saudi Arabia for treatment of injuries sustained in the attack yesterday in Sanaa, sources told Efe Saudi Foreign Ministry. The sources, who requested anonymity, did not say whether Saleh is on its way or already arrived, nor specify if you go to Riyadh or other cities.

In Sanaa, a government source, who requested anonymity, told Efe that the Yemeni president traveled to Saudi Arabia for treatment and that he did before with other makers because it required immediate medical care in Yemen. According to the source, Saleh was hit by shrapnel in the chest by the missile that fell yesterday in the presidential compound in Sanaa and doctors feared he was about to retire because of heart so we decided to transfer to Saudi Arabia to be involved.

Saudi Saud Saleh treats but this refuses to leave Yemen

The contradictory information on the whereabouts of the president of Yemen on Saturday encouraged the suspicion that the wounds he suffered on Friday were more serious than originally recognized. Throughout the day, the Deputy Information Minister Abdu al Janadi, denied that Ali Abdullah Saleh had been transferred to Saudi Arabia to be operated on as announced two Arab channels.

Saudi sources said, however, waiting for him. "Not yet, has responded to this newspaper a senior Yemeni official implying that it is not excluded that option. In fact, both the agency Efe quoted Saudi officials have since asserted that the policy was on its way. However, from Riyadh sources with access to the Saudi authorities have explained that Saleh has rejected his bid to be discussed in Riad and asked them to send surgeons to Sana'a.

Pakistan, killed a commander of the U.S. refugee center QaedaDrone Ilyas Kashmiri

The United States has launched a new attack against Islamic terrorism. A U.S. drone has killed Ilyas Kashmiri, 47, leader of the extremist religious movement Harkatul Jihad al Islami (Hji), an organization that is believed linked to al Qaeda. The attack occurred on a village in South Waziristan, Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, where Kashmiri and his men had moved about ten days.

The victims of the drone would be at least nine, while three others were injured. The commander of the Islamic death was confirmed by a spokesman dell'Hji. Kashmiris had already been arrested in 2004 on suspicion of having played a role in an attack against the then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

The candidate, citizens and the Web

In short, plaid shirt and sneakers without laces, Xu Chunliu joins us at the company cafeteria Sohu, the Chinese Internet giant. The floor is tiled in bright blue, the walls are apple green. Here reign the "standard Nasdaq," explained the journalist, aged 31. We will not speak on what's hot in China, let alone the high-tech U.S.

stock exchange where Sohu is listed, but ... policy. Mr. Xu is one of a new generation of citizens who decided to stand as candidates in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. At least one level where, in communist China, a direct vote is possible for independent candidates, the popular assemblies of districts, towns and townships.

U.S. kills possible successor to bin Laden in Pakistan

.- A U.S. spy plane last night killed a senior Al Qaeda terrorist group, Mohammed Ilyas Kashmiri, in a bombing in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan, according to sources confirmed Tuesday by insurgents. A spokesman for jihadist training Harkatul Jihad al Islami (Huji) announced the death of Kashmiri in the attack, various Pakistani media reported.

The U.S. drone late yesterday launched missiles against an insurgent haven in South Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan, and killed at least eight people. Pakistani officials did not confirm the death of Kashmiri Efe though they admitted the air strike in South Waziristan. U.S.

Fukushima recorded its highest level radiation

.- The registered Fukushima nuclear plant radiation levels up to four thousand millisievert per hour, which would be the highest level so far confirmed, reported Japanese news agency Kyodo. The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, said that high levels of radiation is concentrated in a reactor building.

The company made this Friday a measurement of radiation levels by using a robot sent into the reactor unit 1. The robot pollution data recorded around a pipe emitting steam, according to experts, could come from contaminated water accumulated in the elimination chamber located under the building.

NATO deploys helicopters to increase pressure on Gadhafi

Helicopter gunships .- French and British were first used in Libya in early Saturday to hit targets in the oil port of Brega, while NATO forces intensified their air offensive against Moammar Gadhafi. The alliance led by NATO expanded its mission to protect civilians in Libya for another 90 days this week, while France said it would increase the military pressure and work with people close to Gadhafi to persuade them to leave the colonel.

The great manipulator

The picture offered by street vendors in Sanaa by 150 riyals (half a euro) shows a Ali Abdullah Saleh martial all gallons of quarterback. On the left, in the background, his son Ahmed, also in military uniform, smiling behind sunglasses. "Unity is my pride," reads a brief text at the bottom. And for years Saleh has been presented as the only one capable of preserving a united Yemen's rebellion against the tribes and the secession of the south.

Syria, the ultimate symbol of revolution is a child under 13 killed by the regime

The new symbol of the revolution in Syria is called Hamza al-Khatib. It is a child of 13 years. He was arrested April 29 during a protest in Saida, 10 km east of Dara, and May 24 the police have given back to the family his body mutilated and tortured. Hamza, who is from the village of Jizah, has become in spite of the most famous victim of the riots in Syria.

According to accounts of human rights activists and a video on YouTube, which has now been partly censored, the child has been subjected to torture. His body bloated show bullet wounds on his arms, cuts, eye blacks, bruises, a deep burn on his chest, bruises, signs compatible with the use of tools to electric shocks and whipping with cables made.

The policy of the worst American Republicans

The U.S. debt crisis enters a dangerous phase. It paralyzes Washington, and, more importantly, it weighs on the economy in the United States. This could not be without consequence on global activity, particularly in Europe. For months the Congress - particularly the House of Representatives - can not agree on two key decisions: raising the ceiling on public debt, on the one hand, and a concerted plan to reduce the budget deficit, on the other.

The Yemeni president has traveled to Saudi Arabia and is in your country

.- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, has now traveled to Saudi Arabia and five other senior officials for treatment of his injuries following the attack yesterday, said a source from the Presidency to the news agency Saba. He has not left the Yemen, despite news of some international media pointed that could have traveled to the Saudi kingdom, the source said.

Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Mohamed al Muyawar, and the presidents of the Upper House and Lower House of Parliament, the Rai and Abdelaziz Yehia Abdelgani, respectively, were taken early this morning by plane to Saudi Arabia. Along with them also the deputy prime minister traveled to Defense Affairs and Security, Rashad al Alemi, and Deputy Secretary of the ruling General Popular Congress Party, Sadeq Amin Abu Ras.

Yemen's president wounded in bombing

The president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was wounded in a bombing the presidential palace in Sanaa, said in an audio message that is well, after several hours of uncertainty about his health. "I'm fine, I'm in good health," said the head of state, adding that the mosque was bombed the presidential palace had left seven dead.

Saleh accused the sons of Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar and the tribes who follow him and called for "armed forces to clean up state institutions of those bands." The White House strongly condemned "acts of senseless violence in Yemen, including the attack on the presidential palace in Sanaa." France and the UK, returned to reclaim the march of the power of Saleh and asked their citizens in Yemen to leave the country.

850 shipwrecked people fleeing Libya

About 150 people fleeing the fighting in Libya, including women and children, were drowned as the boat they were traveling in sank off the coast of Tunisia. The tragedy occurred on Wednesday night was one of the worst in the Mediterranean so far this year, said Adrian Edwards, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

UNHCR, based in Geneva, said that survived at least 578 of the 850 people aboard, mostly immigrants from West Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The boat, guided by people with little or no maritime experience, he sailed for eight days from the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and headed for Lampedusa, Italy.

.- The discussed OAS OAS from tomorrow on security in the Americas

SAN SALVADOR, 4 Jun. Insecurity in the Americas will be the focus of the General Assembly No. 41 of the Organization of American States (OAS) which starts this Sunday in El Salvador, which is expected to involve representatives of 34 governments, including Honduras. At the opening session will intervene OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza, who may return from Honduras highlight the inter-American system after having been deported on July 4, 2009, days after the overthrow of Manuel Zelaya.

Ollanta Humala, the transformation of the Peruvian Lula

The Brazilian advisor does not lose detail Ollanta Humala Humala while giving interviews to foreign journalists at the luxurious Hotel Los Delfines in Lima. Tall, gray, and a good conversationalist, Luis Favre is the man the Workers Party (PT) Lula da Silva sent to Peru to alienate the radical leftist Humala representing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and place it in orbit moderate left that voters identify with Lula himself or the president of Uruguay Jose Mujica.

Brazil .- About 1,000 firefighters Brazilians take their headquarters in downtown Rio to seek better pay

BRASILIA, 4 Jun. Brazilian Some 1,000 firefighters have invaded this past night the headquarters of the General Command of the Fire Department in the Plaza of the Republic of Rio de Janeiro to demand a raise. The protesters managed to shut down all access to the barracks and blocked the entrance with their own fire trucks and hoses, Seguin reports O Globo.

The movement's spokesman, Corporal Benevenuto Daciolo, prepared on demonstrators to "passive resistance" to the internvención Military Police and has ensured that the entrenched media will not leave the barracks until "a government authority" meet their demands. "We will leave here when you get someone with power of decision as a governor or lieutenant governor," said Daciolo, during what is the first manifestation of the fire after the failure of negotiations started on 25 May with the State Secretary of Planning , Sergio Ruy Barbosa.

Libya, Born: Military helicopters used for the first time against the forces of the regime "

NATO continues to strengthen its arsenal against the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. "Helicopters have been used in combat for the first time on June 4 in military actions on Libya," says the Alliance in a statement. The attacks were directed against "vehicles, equipment and military forces" of the government army.

The operation took part in the British Apache, while Paris has helped with the Tiger and the Gazelles. The helicopters, recalls NATO, provide the necessary "flexibility" to identify and neutralize attacks on civilians. "We will continue to use these resources when and where needed - said General Charles Bouchard, Commander of the NATO operation 'Unified Protector' in Libya - using the same precision we have in all our missions." "The success of the mission - he continued - demonstrates the unique capabilities exercised by attack helicopters." NATO forces, yet specify the Alliance in the press, "constantly reviewing their operations and use the means available" to "maintain the momentum and increase the pressure" on the strength of the rais.

Live: Yemen suspended from a statement Saleh

The main information of Friday, June 3: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was "slightly" injured by gunfire on the presidential palace in Sanaa. A string of Yemeni opposition says the president died, which was officially denied. The president must speak soon. The attack came after clashes between troops loyal to the regime and members of the tribe Hached, hostile to the regime.

The fighting killed at least 155 dead in ten days in Sana'a. According to a contact in place, joined by Le Monde. en, the fights are localized in certain quarters and the military pro-Saleh block access to the city. The people leaving the city en masse. & Amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; lt; a href = "http://www.

How organized Syrian dissidents

Antalya, correspondence - The day the online activists, as feared by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, have made discreet observers of political debate and wrangling between the Syrian opposition groups, meeting in Antalya, Turkey. But that night, until five o'clock in the morning, these young dissidents were in the lounge of the hotel, to refine their strategy for electronic resistance.

The computer propped on his knees, a dozen Syrian geeks from 20 to 30 years, share their findings and are calling via Skype - whose communications may be intercepted by the regime - their contacts in different Syrian cities, to collect the latest evidence. Ali, Hassan, Iyad and Michel did not know before they met on the sidelines of the conference.

In Burkina Faso, the presidential security intervenes against the mutineers

Elements of the security of Burkinabe President, Blaise Compaore, intervened, Friday, June 3 in the morning, Bobo Dioulasso (Southwest), the economic capital, delivered Tuesday night to fire into the air and looting of military angry . While clashes have killed at least ten wounded, the staff warned the rebels, saying that any new wave of violence will be quelled by force.

This is the first time since the beginning of the discontent of military, in March, that employs the power to crush the hard way one of these violent protests, usually motivated by financial claims. Shortly before noon (Paris time), witnesses reported that men of the regiment Presidential Security (RSP), who joined the city in the evening, had gone into action.

In Syria, monster mobilization for the "children of freedom '

While tens of thousands of people have shown again Friday in tribute to the children "martyrs" of the protest movement against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Internet was not available Friday morning in Damascus and Latakia in north-west. According to a first assessment of associations defending human rights, 34 people were killed in the country during the demonstrations.

For its part, the UN has raised a record of "more than 1000 dead" since mid-March .. The security forces "opened fire directly" on protesters near the headquarters of the ruling Baath Party, according to activists. This city, symbolic for the protest movement, was the scene of violent clashes during the revolt of 1982 between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Syrian army.

For the EU, the Russian ban on vegetables is contrary to WTO rules

The representative of the European Union (EU) in Russia, Fernando Valenzuela, ruled that the Russian ban on import of vegetables from the EU imposed Thursday, June 2 was against the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which Moscow wants to join this year. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he would "check the validity" of the embargo, but he refused to "poison" its citizens in the name of WTO rules.

Beijing comes in contact with the insurgency Jamahiriya

A Chinese diplomat met with President of the National Transition Council, the body set up by insurgents in Benghazi Libya, said Beijing Friday. This is the first official contact between China and rebellion. In a statement, the Chinese Foreign Ministry did not disclose the contents of the talks between the Chinese ambassador to Qatar, Zhang Zhiliang, and the president of the NLC, Moustapha Abdeljalil.

Syrian social networks on the internet cut: company

.- Two-thirds of the networks active in the protests that have shaken Internet Syria were cut Friday, said a company supervisor of the network. James Cowie, of Renesys, a company based in New Hampshire that monitorializa Internet routing information in real time, said in a blog from the 3:35 GMT routes to 40 of 59 networks became inaccessible for half an hour .

"The networks are not accessible are basically all reserved prefixes for mobile data networks SyriaTel, and ISPs (Internet Service Providers) smaller ones, including Sawa, INET, and RUNNet" he said. Cowie added that the network prefixes that are accessible are those in the government of Syria, "although many government websites are slow to respond or fall." For its part, Google's Web site that monitors the traffic of their popular services worldwide, Syria showed traffic levels far below normal.

A young Chinese man sells his kidney to buy a iPad

China faces many environmental challenges

China admits to problems in environmental protection. "The situation in China remains serious environmental and China is facing many challenges and difficulties," said Friday, the deputy environment minister, Li Ganji, when his department had its annual report before the World Environment Day on Sunday.

In 2010, 14 cases of heavy metal pollution have been recorded in various localities of China, Li said, and seven since the beginning of this year. Finally, the drought in the Yangtze river basin exacerbates the already serious pollution of lakes and tributaries of the largest river in China, Li said.

Mundura and drama of the dirty war in Libya

The outrages committed by Muammar Gaddafi to quell the revolution in Libya are so systematic that even Human Rights Commission has denounced the UN. This body, which came to be chaired by the Libyan regime, stated in a report that the Tripoli government is perpetrating "war crimes and crimes against humanity." Mundura not read the document, but you know everything first hand.

Lives in Misrata, besieged by missiles from three months ago. Gadafistas militias have kidnapped 13 members of his family, including his father and two brothers. Thousand other people have suffered the same fate in this city, the main rebel enclave west of the country. "When soldiers came to the farm, we all hid.

In Bahrain, political opponents are mobilizing against the F1 Grand Prix

Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh wounded during fighting in Sanaa

Heavy fighting resumed Friday, June 3, in the city of Sanaa, between government forces and supporters of tribal leader Sadek al-Ahmar. After a brief lull, heavy fighting with heavy weapons broke out around the complex Hassabah, which is cut off the head of the tribe Hached Sadek Al-Ahmar, and the Presidential Palace.

This is the first time since the start of the challenge that President Saleh is attacked frontally. The European Union announced Friday it would coordinate the evacuation of its nationals. François-Xavier Trégan corresponding World Yemen says the tension in the capital Sanaa and fighting between supporters of President Saleh, slightly injured Friday, and the tribal confederation Hached.