Monday, July 18, 2011

Japanese track contaminated beef by radioactivity

Deputy Health Minister, Kohei Otsuka, said that the priority is to detect contaminated beef with radioactive cesium, a material apparently ejected from the nuclear plant. According to the investigation, 143 cows at risk of being exposed to radioactive cesium were sent to at least 35 of the 47 prefectures of Japan, said tonight the Kyodo news agency.

Hugo Chavez: chemotherapy in Cuba

While the health of President vénézuléien been many questions for several weeks, the Venezuelan parliament has approved Saturday, July 16 unanimously Hugo Chavez to travel to Cuba for an indefinite period to begin chemotherapy. Hugo Chavez had surgery for a cancerous tumor a month ago. During his absence, some of its powers will be delegated to the Vice President.

Chavez on Saturday expressed the hope that his absence would be brief. "I thank the National Assembly. I hope it will not last very long, I must return soon. That's what I hope and I'm sure it will happen like that," Chavez said during a cabinet meeting broadcast on radio and television.

Libya: fighting intensifies in the port of Brega

While the Libyan insurgents have been trying for several days to resume the strategic oil port, intense street fighting broke out Sunday, July 17 between the Libyan and rebel forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, announced the rebels. "Some small groups have managed to get inside (the city) but we do not control any more" the city, said Mohammed Zawi, a spokesman for the rebel troops.

"It is now close combat" in this residential area of north-east of Brega, he added. Loyalist soldiers control since April this port located 800 km east of Tripoli and 240 km southwest of Benghazi, "capital" of the rebellion. 3000 men loyal to Colonel Qaddafi are entrenched in the city center, according to the rebels.

Murdoch's empire at risk, if the American will be opened

In addition to the political earthquake that disrupts decapitates Scotland Yard and London, Rupert Murdoch's incumbent on the collapse of its American empire, now much larger one of the UK subsidiary. And not just because the victims now between sprout two star excellent espionage (the actor Jude Law and footballer David Beckham) that perhaps were intercepted on American soil.

FCPA is the acronym that may mark the end of Rupert Murdoch. FCPA, are the initials of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, legislation which prohibits American companies all sorts of corruption, making them liable not only for offenses committed on American soil and abroad. This is the reason why the illegal wiretapping scandal in England, obtained by corrupting public officials, has already entered its "second episode" in the United States, where Murdoch has moved for years the economic center and the registered office of his group, the News He himself Corp. has acquired U.S. citizenship.

U.S. government bankruptcy: Compromise plan raises hope for solution in debt dispute

In the U.S. budget dispute apparently stands for a solution: The parliamentary leader of the Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are working on a plan, which foresees a gradual increase in the debt limit. Obama would need to first only the votes of his own party.
Two weeks prior to the technical state bankruptcy, there are signs that the parties could agree on a solution soon. In the Senate worked on Sunday the chairmen of the Republican and Democrat, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, a compromise proposal in the coming years foresees a gradual increase in the debt ceiling, as the newspaper "Washington Post" reported.

Deadly clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime

Clashes between supporters and opponents of the regime in Homs, in the center of the country killed at least thirty dead over the past twenty-four hours without the police involved, said Sunday, July 17 the head of Observatory Syrian Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman. "More than thirty civilians were killed during the last twenty-four hours in Homs in clashes between opponents and regime supporters, Saturday night," said Rahman.

David Petraeus transmits the command of ISAF to U.S. General John Allen

The head of NATO forces in Afghanistan, U.S. General David Petraeus, has officially passed, Monday, July 18, the command to his successor, U.S. General John Allen, at a ceremony in Kabul. Petraeus leaves Afghanistan after a year at the head of the coalition to head the CIA, the U.S. intelligence, without being able to halt the spiral of violence in the country, where two close to President Karzai been killed in recent days.

Doctors deny rumors about Mubarak in a coma

The health of the deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, is the victim of speculation. Farid el-Deeb, the former president's lawyer, said he suffered a sudden stroke and fell into deep coma. "I was informed about the sudden deterioration of the health of Mubarak and now I'm en route to Sharm el Sheikh.

All I know so far is that the (former) president is in a coma. " However, the Egyptian Deputy Minister of Health, Adel Adawi said that Mubarak is stable. "The health of former President Mubarak is stable and continues to receive attention in his room on the third floor of the international hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh." This version came to reinforce an official of the hospital where Mubarak is hospitalized under arrest, denying the alleged coma.