On Monday, New York could become the sixth U.S. state to celebrate same-sex marriages. The Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo, a passionate supporter of gay rights, has obtained the support of two Republican senators, but it needs at least one more vote to pass the measure.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Barack Obama has decided to accelerate the withdrawal and make the movement of troops already planned for July - and until now considered almost symbolic - a real beginning of the end of hostilities. The Americans are out of Afghanistan because Al Qaeda has been defeated.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, remains hospitalized in a Havana hospital after emergency operation he underwent last week during an official trip to the island. Cuba's official press today published the first photos of Chavez to receive the visit of Raul and Fidel Castro.
Posted by Manlio Gandolfi at 12:44 PM
Japanese officials did not conduct a review of measures taken after 2002 to protect the plant in Fukushima of possible tsunamis, and steps were insufficient to avoid the accident three months ago, said a UN report. A detailed assessment of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) suggests several shortcomings both before and after a tsunami which crippled the power station in March.
Posted by Manlio Gandolfi at 12:37 PM