Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Central Bank Governor from Afghanistan flees to U.S.

Kabul has accused the governor of Central Bank of Afghanistan have fled to the United States, rejecting the version of the official who says he quit because his life is in danger. "It's an escape, not a resignation ... the formal procedures have not been respected. Is no longer the governor is a governor on the run," said presidential spokesman, Waheed Omer.

FMI: DSK's successor could be appointed tonight

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) considers  on applications for the position of CEO, and could immediately choose between the French Christine Lagarde and Mexico's Agustin Carstens. A meeting of the Board is scheduled in Washington at 10 am local time.

Martin Aubry fights for the leadership of the French Socialists

The secretary of the French Socialist Party, Martine Aubry, has confirmed to be submitted to the primaries of his party to presidential elections in 2012.

Russia resumes imports of Belgian and Dutch vegetables

Russia resumed Tuesday imports of vegetables from the Netherlands and Belgium, partially lifting the embargo imposed since June 2 with the EU. Moscow had stopped imports of fresh vegetables because of the European epidemic caused by the deadly bacteria EHEC in Germany, a move that was immediately met with protests from the EU.

Clashes in Athens in front of Parliament

Police are using tear gas outside Parliament in Athens, where they are going clashes with protesters throwing stones and bottles. Groups of people with black flags, a symbol of radical anarchists, broke through the barriers, trying confrontation with the agents. Are also ongoing scuffles outside the Ministry of Finance.

The protest against the wave of economic austerity measures and cuts, that Parliament is preparing to vote, needed to get financial aid from the international community. The trade unions of public and private sectors have launched a 48-hour strike that is bringing the country to a standstill.

Fukushima: stormy general meeting of shareholders of Tepco

Leaders of Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) have faced, Tuesday, June 28, the wrath of shareholders of the Company at a general meeting made rough by the nuclear accident in Fukushima.

The nuclear accident of March 11 at the Chernobyl Fukushima Dai-Ichi (220 km northeast of Tokyo), the worst since the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine in 1986 resulted in a net loss of historic Tepco, of 1247 billion yen, or nearly 11 billion euros during the financial year 1 April 2010 to March 31, 2011.

Libyan Rebels satisfied for the warrant arrest of Gadhafi

The Libyan National Transitional Council President, Mustafa Abdelyalil, today welcomed the warrant arrest  issued by the International Criminal Court against Colonel Muammar Gadhafi. In a press conference in Benghazi, a stronghold of the rebel forces that control the east, broadcast live on Al Jazeera Catari chain, Abdelyalil also warned against any attempt to organize a flight from the Libyan leader of the country.

Freedom Flotilla 2 ready to sail "The Israelis will not stop us"

This will run in two or three days - the appointment is set to off Crete between Thursday and Friday - the boats of the pro-Palestinian activists the "Freedom Flotilla" determined to force the Israeli naval blockade and reach the Gaza Strip. The departure of the mission, reduced the number of participants and boats after the "withdrawal" of Turkish activists dell'Ihh, was delayed from week to week.

Japan: two ministers will be responsible for reconstruction and the nuclear crisis

Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has reshuffled his government Monday, June 27, creating two new ministries in charge of reconstruction in the north-east and the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Ryu Matsumoto, 60, who was previously environment minister, was appointed Minister of Reconstruction in the Tohoku (northeast) region devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, which have a twenty-three thousand dead or missing.

TEPCO Company launches recycling system of radioactive water

The company TEPCO, operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, set up a system to recycle water that floods the highly radioactive core and reuse it to cool the reactors. After several days of testing today against the operators reactivated the system, which had been stalled by technical problems for ten days, just five hours after its launch.

A TEPCO spokesman said the proper functioning of the device to treat the liquid is "a step to solve the great unfinished business", ie the accumulation of more than 110 tons of highly contaminated water at the nuclear plant. "Once to stabilize the system and we can solve the problem of contaminated water can increase the amount injected into the reactors to cool them further, "he added.