Monday, June 20, 2011

Aerolineas Argentinas resumes flights to southern Argentina

Aerolineas Argentinas has begun normally scheduled Monday flights to Ushuaia and Rio Gallegos after several days without work in Patagonia, the company said. It uses the Pacific route, until the cessation of volcanic activity, in order to ensure the operation and avoiding, to the west of the mountains, the effects arising from the ash cloud caused by the volcano in Chile Puyehue.

Riots: Syrians protest after Assad's speech

In Syria, there has been for the TV address by President Assad new protests. In many cities, people took to the streets and refused the offer of talks. The despot has been promised reform - but the demonstrators also attacked.

Hosni Mubarak suffering from a stomach cancer

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was diagnosed with stomach cancer, according to his lawyer Monday, June 20. The announcement comes as the Rais is scheduled to appear in court on August 3. "He has a stomach cancer and tumors are increasing," said his lawyer, Farid al-Dib to Agence France-Presse.

Blair's party for his son: the children have to pay

For the honor of participating in a celebration of his son, Blairs have asked money to the children. The couple held a year-end party for the youngest son Leo (11 years) and called home all his classmates, but then  all young people have been asked to pay 10 pounds for the privilege.

There are five million people affected by rains in China

China state media says more than five million people have been affected or displaced by floods in the east of the country, which has also led to food shortages. The torrential rains of water covered large areas of the provinces of Hubei and Zejiang, including some 432 thousand 200 hectares of farmland, said state news agency Xinhua.

Nearly one canceled business operations and 5.7 million people have seen their lives disrupted by the storm. In addition, just over seven thousand houses collapsed or were damaged and direct economic losses are estimated at nearly $ 930 million.

Syria: EU wants new sanctions

Syrian dictator Assad, in a speech to the people, accused again saboteurs to carry power to the country  and promised only a few reforms. The state television carried the speech at the University of Damascus and the applause of Assad's supporters, who filled the hall. For the third time since the protests, Assad turned to the people of Syria - and repeated his accusations. The regime's opponents are extremists who would have modern weapons and communications equipment procured.

Yemen's army strikes down 13 members of Al Qaeda

Thirteen suspected al Qaeda and two soldiers were killed in fighting in the city of Zinjibar, in South Yemen, where gunmen killed two soldiers, military officials said.

Refugees are growing in the world

The number of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons continues to grow worldwide. It reaches nearly 44 million people in 2010. Contrary to popular belief, 80% of these refugees are in developing countries, says UN agency for refugees (UNHCR) in a report, on the occasion of World Refugee Day. The note said "a serious imbalance in international support to uprooted people." "Developing countries host four-fifths of the refugees, at a time when hostility towards refugees is increasing in many industrialized countries," the report says.

Libya, killed nine civilians in a raid, NATO admits error

NATO has admitted this evening to have caused civilian casualties in a raid on Tripoli last night led, in a press release stating that the error may have been due to a technical malfunction. According to a statement posted on the website of the Alliance, the chosen target was a missile site located in the Libyan capital.

Greece will vote over new constitution

Greek Prime Minister Papandreou goes on the offensive: He wants to put Tuesday's cabinet vote of confidence to the debt crisis and to promote a referendum on a new constitution in the autumn. But the opposition is skeptical. Greek Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou confirmed on Sunday in parliamentary negotiations on a second rescue package in a similar extent as in the previous level of 110 billion €.

Israel, so the extension of 2,000 homes postponed meeting between Abbas and Hamas leaders

The Israeli government has approved the expansion of 2,000 houses in East Jerusalem said on Friday the Israeli Interior Ministry. Each house can be increased in a room. Meanwhile, has been postponed until a later date the meeting scheduled for Tuesday in Cairo between the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.

Madrid, 'indignados' back to the streets

New day of protest, joyous and peaceful, in Madrid. Six-speed gearbox, called the Movement 15-M have been through the capital, directed towards the Plaza de Neptuno, near the Parliament, to protest against austerity measures and seek a general strike. A human tide invades Madrid.  The summer heat did not stop thousands of protesters of every age, many young people but also families with children who have begun to march, according to assembly points, the first time in the morning , chanting slogans and hoisting posters ('Let us walk together against the crisis and capital', 'listen to the anger of the people', 'It's called democracy and it is not').

Gates confirms, contacts with Taliban "Important hour out who represents them"

The U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on CNN today that the State Department, together with authorities of other countries, is conducting negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan, confirming what was mentioned yesterday by Afghan President Hamid Karzai. But it might take months before that give fruits their efforts to reach a peace agreement, said the defense secretary, who will leave office later this month.