Friday, June 10, 2011

Argentina .- Argentina launches a satellite to study the atmosphere, seas and soils

BUENOS AIRES, 10 Jun. The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has held this Friday, the U.S. launch of the SAC-D Aquarius satellite, which will make studies of the atmosphere, seas and soils. The SAC-D Aquarius is the fourth in the series Scientific Applications Satellite (SAC) developed by the National Commission on Space Activities of Argentina (CONAE).

Its launch was scheduled for Thursday but had to be postponed due to computer problems, NASA launcher. He was finally put into orbit Friday morning (later in Spain) from the Vandenberg base Air Force United States, California, aboard the Delta II rocket. "Today is a great day for all Argentines.

Thousands of Syrians involved in a new protest Friday

.- Thousands of protesters turned out today to the streets of several cities in Syria after Muslim midday prayer, calling for democratic reforms in a new day of protests dubbed the "Friday of the Clans." According to several web sites of opposition groups, tens of thousands of demonstrators chanted slogans like "Go, go" and "The people want the fall of the regime" in cities like Qamishly (northeast), Deir al Zor (east), Aleppo (north ), Hama and Homs (center) and DERA (south), among others.

The UN condemned the sexual violence committed by the forces of Gadhafi

.- The violations "are part of the arsenal used by Gadhafi forces" denounced the special representative of UN secretary general to issues of sexual violence in conflict, Margot Wallstrom. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo, reported this week that the regime of Moammar Gadhafi had bought the large quantities of Viagra and products for distribution and inciting soldiers and sexual abuse.

Argentina .- opposition parties announce their candidates for President of Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, 10 June (Reuters) - Opposition parties on Thursday announced its candidates for presidential elections in Argentina, when a few days before the president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, report on whether or not to seek reelection next October. Polls show Fernandez de Kirchner would win the election but the president, who is legally entitled to a new four-year period has not yet formally announced whether he will run, raising uncertainty among its staff and leaders of the divided Peronist the as their main trump card.

U.S. bombards rebels in Yemen

U.S. aircraft launched an attack in southern Yemen, last week, to prevent al Qaeda in this country takes advantage of the prevailing political turmoil there, officials in Washington. The officials said American fighter-bombers attack, carried out last Friday, killed a middle-ranking member of Al Qaeda called Abu Ali al-Hariti, and other followers.

The offensive followed an attack by an unmanned aircraft, due to a technical failure, failed to take the cleric of the terrorist organization, Anwar al-Awlaki was born in the United States on May 5, said two U.S. officials, who stated on condition of anonymity to discuss secret operations.

Gadhafi accused soldiers of rape

The International Court of Justice in The Hague is investigating a new aspect of Moammar Gadhafi organized repression against popular revolts: ordering the rape of women. The allegations of mass rape perpetrated in Libya are not new. But Luis Moreno Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the Court: "We have information indicating that Gaddafi himself authorized to punish the population." The lawyer explained to the Security Council United Nations, the Libyan leader to his troops would have provided medicines to enhance sexual assault.

Airports in Argentina and Uruguay still paralyzed by the volcanic cloud Peyehue

BUENOS AIRES / MONTEVIDEO, 10 Jun. The activities of the two airports in Buenos Aires, Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza and Montevideo remain paralyzed as a result of the ash cloud from the volcano in Chile Peyehue, that erupted on Saturday causing chaos in the airspace of the Southern Cone region. During the day Thursday 320 flights were suspended was due to arrive or take off from Buenos Aires for the terrible end visibility.

Italy calls its ambassador in Brazil for the case Battisti

ROME, 10 Jun. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said in a statement that called consultations "temporarily" to the Italian ambassador in Brazil, Gherardo La Francesca, after the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court released the Italian terrorist Cesare Battisti Wednesday. The Brazilian Supreme confirmed Wednesday the decision of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's refusal to extradite to Italy Battisti, as requested on numerous occasions the Italian Government.

Syrian troops attacked the rebel enclave of Jisr to Shughur

The troops of General Maher al-Assad, brother of Syrian President Bashar Assad, prepare the impending assault against the besieged town of Jisr Shughur, northwest of the country. His goal, announced this morning by Syrian state television, is to "restore security" in the rebel enclave, surrounded by several days by soldiers of the regime after heavy fighting.

The fear that the military assault is triggered within hours there has suddenly increased flow of people fleeing the fighting toward the border with Turkey. The northwestern city is being besieged by the hour deserted. The government in Ankara announced yesterday that at least 2,400 refugees had been welcomed Syrian camp Crescent.

Libya-war: UN investigator doubts about mass rape

The UN investigator for Libya, Sheriff Bassiuni holds, the mass rape by soldiers loyal to Gaddafi incredible: He said Thursday that the allegations were probably an expression of "mass hysteria" in the Libyan population. Both in the government-controlled parts of the country and in the rebel-held areas in the east, he got to hear the same story: prevention and power resources were distributed to the fighters to use mass rape as a weapon of war.

In Libya, the helicopters will not finish the job

French helicopters engaged in Libya since June 3 hit three times, three nights in the region of Brega. Twenty goals have been achieved. The Tiger and the Gazelle, who departed the ship Tonnerre, conducted "joint raids" with their British counterparts Apache parties HMS Ocean, said the General Staff, Thursday, June 9 in Paris.

The record may have seemed weak in the eyes of Libyan opposition forces. Including Misrata, where loyalist forces of Colonel Gaddafi renewed attacks on Thursday. The rebels were waiting impatiently for the new means of the international coalition, which, striking the nearest, can significantly increase the pressure on the regime.

"The World Bank points to Clinton" Possible resignation as Secretary of State

The current U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, pointing to the presidency of the World Bank supports the Reuters news agency, citing at least three sources, but it is clear that the entourage of the former first lady the White House have denied the news. A denial could be tactical, not to undermine the credibility of Clinton as head of U.S. diplomacy. The Secretary of State, arrived at the White House after a disputed Barack Obama the Democratic nomination for president, has never made any secret of his intention to leave the State Department at the end of Obama's first term, which expires at the beginning 2013. But times may be shortened, as the term of the President of the World Bank, Bob Zoellick, expires in mid 2012 and is not intended to be reconfirmed.

Bacteria killer: the balance rises to 30 dead in Europe

The balance of the bacteria killer type E. Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) which prevails in Europe has increased, Thursday, June 9, reaching thirty dead, according to the Robert Koch Institute, which lists the numbers of patients and victims in Germany. Five new casualties recorded in Germany, including a young woman of 20 years.

So far, most victims were women aged 60 years or more, says the Institute. Lower Saxony Land is the most affected, with ten deaths, as against seven in the Schleswig-Holstein. The German authorities, however, continue to observe a "downward trend for several days the number of new cases." In Hamburg, one of the epicentres of contagion, they also raised a number of persistent reflux of new patients.

New austerity measures approved in Greece

The Greek government gave Thursday, June 9th green light for tabling in Parliament of the 2012-2015 multi-year budget plan including new austerity measures and a wave of privatizations, following a cabinet meeting more than six hours. After long debates in the political organs of the socialist party, Pasok, and in the Socialist parliamentary committee, the Cabinet finally approved the plan, dictated by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, comprising 28 economies, 4 billion euros by 2015, including 6.4 billion to achieve in 2011.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh is out of intensive care

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was wounded in the bombing of his palace in Sanaa, has left the intensive care unit after the "success" of his operation in a hospital in Riyadh, said Thursday the official news agency Saba. He "was transferred to a royal suite" from the military hospital after "successful surgery" he had suffered, the agency said.

Mr. Saleh, 69, was injured June 3 in the fall of a shell at the mosque in his palace in Sanaa, where he prayed. Several officials, including Prime Minister, were also injured, while 11 people were killed in the bombing by the authorities attributed to members of a tribe. According to Saba, the people in Sana'a and other provinces of Yemen celebrated the night "out of care" by the president with fireworks and gunfire joy.

Chile .- Brazilian airlines canceled their flights to Rio Grande do Sul by volcanic ash

BRASILIA, 10 Jun. The Brazilian airline Gol, TAM and Blue have canceled all flights in the state Rio Grande do Sul, which has been paralyzed activity at airports in Caxias do Sul and Porto Alegre. Such cancellations are a result of the ashes from the volcano in Chile Puyehue, a risk to flight safety.

These companies do not venture to determine when to retrieve these routes. The problem is not unique to Brazil. The two airports in Buenos Aires (Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza) and Montevideo on Thursday again suspended its operations for the same reason. TAM and Gol have reported that closely follows both Puyehue volcanic activity and weather conditions, which are continuously varying direction of the ash cloud.

Six powers pressuring Iran over nuclear fears

Russia and China joined the Western powers Thursday to tell Iran that its "continued failure" to comply with UN resolutions "growing concern" about possible nuclear dimensions of its nuclear program. United States, Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China made the statement a day after Iran say it would triple its production of high-grade uranium and move to an underground bunker to protect against possible U.S.