Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Argentina for the first time gives citizenship to a person born in the Falkland Islands

BUENOS AIRES, 15 Jun. The son of a British veteran of the Falklands War - took place in 1982 - has become the first person born in the archipelago to receive a national of Argentina, a fact that has been held by the Government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. James Peck, a painter of 43 years, received Tuesday his hands DNI Fernandez de Kirchner in an emotional ceremony that commemorated the 29 years of defeat by British troops during the war in which Argentina lost sovereignty Falkland Islands.

Japan prepares radiation measurement scale after Fukushima

The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday launched a large-scale study to measure radiation, sending officials to parks, schoolyards and other places to reassure parents about the leak of the Fukushima nuclear plant damaged in March by a tsunami. The research was conducted in 100 locations. The previous readings of radiation have been limited to a single place in the city of more than 13 million people.

Overnight curfew ends in Egypt

Egypt takes another step toward normalcy and says goodbye to the night curfew that has kept the Army from Jan. 29 to fight insecurity on the roads and streets Egypt after the revolution. In recent weeks, the curfew had been reduced to just three hours from 2:00 to 5:00 local time (00:00 and 03:00 GMT) - although it came to be in effect from 16:00 to 08:00 am local time (14:00 and 06:00 GMT) during the first days of demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak.

Chile .- Argentina and Uruguay resume air operations

BUENOS AIRES / MONTEVIDEO, 15 Jun. Airports in Argentina and Uruguay resumed on Wednesday morning of its flights to domestic and international destinations, after a week of crisis in the airspace of the Southern Cone as a result of the eruption Chile Puyehue. LAN Airlines agreed to resume "progressively operations" in Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires from 08.30 hours (13.30 hours in mainland Spain).

Barack Obama called for the resignation of Anthony Weiner

After two weeks of scandal, Anthony Weiner, 46, Democratic Representative from New York to Congress in Washington, Sunday, June 12 announced that it would take a few days off. The political class, unanimous, including Obama, now claims his resignation. Mr. Weiner is accused of using Twitter and Facebook to flirt hard with a half-dozen young women, including activists, democrats, while he is married and his wife is pregnant.

Children equipped with dosimeters in Fukushima

The city of Fukushima will equip 34 000 children in the fall of dosimeters to reassure families worried about radioactivity, which continues to escape from the nuclear accident, located about sixty kilometers. The Municipality will distribute the equipment in September.

They keep these instruments continuously measures on them for three months, said, Tuesday, June 14, an office manager in charge of education. Gauges will also be distributed to parents of children under three years on request. Since the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March that severely damaged the reactor plant, Japan has raised the level of legal exposure for the population, all ages, from 1 to 20 mSv per year, the standard adopted by many countries for the nuclear industry employees.

Spain, indignados leave the streets to go to the barrios

It's continues along the road, one that goes step by step. For nearly a month this is the content of the speeches that rise from the streets of indignados.

Bacterium, boy dies in Germany victims in Europe are now 37

The epidemic caused by the bacterium E. coli for the first time has caused the death of a child, two years, native of northern Germany. The deaths, announced by the local authorities in Europe brings to 37 the number of deaths caused by a bacteria killer. So far the youngest victim was 20 years.

The baby is dead last night in the hospital in Hanover, in Lower Saxony. All the victims were German except for a Swedish woman, died after returning from Germany. In total there are more than 3,000 people ill in 15 countries. Meanwhile, traces of Escherichia coli have been found in lettuce, reports Der Spiegel.

Brazil. Killed another activist in defense of the Amazon in ParĂ¡

Activist in defense of the Amazon Obed Loyla Souza was killed last Thursday in the Brazilian state of ParĂ¡ (north), but until Tuesday, has not seen the news. The Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), linked to the Catholic Church states that Loyla Souza was shot in the ear. The body was found in the city of Tucurui, in one of the main areas of illegal logging in the state.

The CPT stated that at the moment is not known what causes this latest killing, but some evidence suggests that between January and February, the farmer representatives discussed with loggers in the region. The CPT also maintains that the day of the murder, a black van with four people inside came at Camp Hope, where the victim lived.

Possible unity government between Fatah and Hamas in Palestine

Palestinian officials said Tuesday that next week could provide a new unity government at a meeting between the president and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Meshaal, leader of Hamas. The leaders of both factions met for several hours in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss forming a new government, which Palestinians see as crucial to its efforts to seek statehood in September.

Palestinian officials said the talks coincided with the release of prisoners held by the two factions and made progress in forming a new government but had not yet agreed on a prime minister. "The name of the prime minister and the ministers will be announced to the people on Tuesday (next week)," said in an interview the second in charge of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook, who noted that Abbas and Meshaal would be in Cairo to announce the new government.

Atomic Energy Commission says that the ashes of Puyehue are not harmful to health

BUENOS AIRES, 14 Jun. The National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (CNEA) reported Tuesday that the volcano ejected ash Puyehue not contain "substances" that may be harmful to health, "such as sulfur or arsenic" , so that the government has appealed for calm to the people of the south, which for more than a week have had to endure the aftermath of the eruption of volcano in Chile.

Hundreds of flights have been canceled in recent days at the two airports in Buenos Aires, Montevideo and at major air terminals in Brazil as a result of the ash cloud that has hampered the visibility of the airspace in Argentina and Uruguay. Operations in the capitals of the two countries remain suspended until further notice.