Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Moscow, jazz protest against Putin

A song against an abuse. Ten steps in 24 hours, at the end of each edition of the news. A constant that has turned into an obsession. In the post-Soviet Russia, as embodied by Vladimir Putin, there are various ways to protest without attracting attention and avoid the harsh intervention of the police apparatus, and services.

Assange Lawyer in court for appeal: "Risk extradition"

Just over 4 months of the decision at first instance by Judge Howard Riddle British extradition to Sweden, where the judiciary wants to interrogate and prosecute sex crimes for which two women accused him, is back today in the Julian Assange the High Court in London to discuss the appeal. There are two days of hearing.

The high court should notify its decision Thursday. Before the usual crowd of photographers waiting for him from early morning, the founder of Wikileaks has arrived wearing a gray suit, blue tie and white shirt, her face tense. Extradition is possible that fears Assange United States where he opened an investigation on him on the publication of secret documents about 250 thousand U.S. diplomatic authorities in the world.

Clashes between Catholics and republicans in Belfast

The clashes between Catholics and caused dozens of police injured in Belfast on the occasion of the march Orange, which celebrates the victory of Protestant King William III over Catholic James II at the Battle of Boyne in 1690. A police statement said that 22 officers were injured in Catholic Ardoyne district, but only four are hospitalized for minor injuries.

Hundreds of people participated in the traditional parade, which many Catholics regard as a provocation. Of these, 200 have responded with violence and attacked security forces with bottles, stones and Molotov cocktails. The officers have responded to aggression with rubber bullets and water cannons.

France extends presence in Libya

The French lower house voted overwhelmingly to maintain the presence in Libya, the same day as leader Muammar Gadhafi's emissaries told the Chancellor Gallo, Alain Juppe, the leader "is ready to go." "Things are clear: we never said or thought that the intervention in Libya would be easy and ending in a few days, "he said after the vote the French Prime Minister Francois Fillon.

The presence of the Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meets next Tuesday, four months. Later, Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, said after a meeting with Gadhafi government's emissaries, they told him that the leader "is willing to go" in Libya. Juppe said that there are contacts, "but not until today, a real negotiation." Fillon's remarks coincided with statements by the Libyan prime minister, Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, who said the newspaper Le Figaro: "The rebels are supported by NATO, international financial aid available, are provided with weapons and supplies are supplies .