Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hotel attack in Kabul: an attack of high symbolic value

For hours Talibans have occupied the building until a NATO helicopter ended the fighting. The plan for the handover of security responsibility to the Afghan people is at risk. Nevertheless, the huge hotel on a hilltop in the west of Kabul on Tuesday evening as well attended as long as no more. A wedding with several prominent guests and dinner parties filled the halls and a garden restaurant by the pool. Also in the house: employees, journalists and the first of the six governors who their conference here on Wednesday to hand over security responsibility.

Chavez, the mystery continues. Latin American Summit canceled

What really happens to Hugo Chavez in Havana? Why there is no official medical bulletin on his health and his recovery? The mystery seems to thicken for a day after he was being released a video (with no audio), where Chávez with Fidel Castro chatting in a garden of the island's capital, Caracas government officials announcing the cancellation - due to Chavez disease - of Latin America Summit scheduled for July 5 in Isla Margarita, Venezuela.

Hilton .- Argentina reached an agreement with the group Zarate to operate a new hotel in Argentina

The Hilton hotel chain has reached an agreement with Zarate group to operate a new hotel in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Hilton Garden Inn Zarate. The facility, whose opening is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013, the second under that brand in Latin America, after the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport later this month.

Earthquake 5.5 degrees shakes Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 degrees on the Richter scale struck Wednesday Nagano Prefecture and its environs, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. According to the agency, the quake struck at 8:16 local time  with a level five earthquake measuring seven on Japan's Yamagata Prefecture and four in the region of Nagano.

The quake was followed by another quake  with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and level four on the Japanese seismic measurements in Nagano and Yamagata, respectively. So far there are no reported damage or casualties, nor has issued a tsunami warning, he said.

The Syrian army continues its offensive to the Turkish border

The Syrian army entered Wednesday in new villages in the province of Idleb, says the president of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), Rami Abdel Rahman. According to an activist on this place, the firing of the army to have killed seven civilians. "The tanks and troop carriers entered the villages of Mar-Ayane and Ihsem.

Iran denies nuclear missile test

Iran on Wednesday denied having tested a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, as stated by Britain. "None of the missiles tested by Iran is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead," said the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ramin Mehmanparast. The British Foreign Minister, William Hague, told Parliament on Wednesday that Iran was testing missiles capable of carrying nuclear cargo.

Benedict XVI, 60 years of priesthood, "Lord, help me to be your friend"

On the day of Saints Peter and Paul, patron saints of Rome, Benedict XVI celebrates 60 years of priesthood. A confluence of anniversaries is special day in the Vatican. The Pope in St. Peter opens the solemn mass in the presence of more than 100 cardinals and the Patriarch of Constantinople to the imposition of 'balls' to 40 archbishops.