Tuesday, August 23, 2011

U.S. Vice President in Japan

The U.S. vice president, Joseph R. Biden arrived in Tokyo to start a three-day visit to Japan, Nippon Kyodo news agency reported. Biden, who landed at the airport of Haneda Nippon capital, from Mongolia, is scheduled to meet tomorrow with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan. Apart from the alliance between the U.S. and Japan, is expected to treat both the six-day visit to China from Biden last week, and it is possible that issues such as Fukushima nuclear crisis or North Korean nuclear program are also on the table . The Vice President will move then to Sendai, a city most affected by the earthquake disaster of March.

Strauss-Kahn, the attorney asks the storage

Prosecutors in New York called for the filing of charges against the former president of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of rape by an employee Sofitel hotel where he was staying. And 'what emerges from the documents filed by the prosecution. Big disappointment expressed by the Advocate Nafissatou Diallo, the waitress who accused the former number 1 of the IMF.

Israel and Hamas announced a cease-fire in Gaza

After four days of rocket attacks and air strikes, Israel and Hamas have finally agreed Monday, August 22, a cease-fire temporarily in the Gaza Strip. The two sides "reached an agreement for a truce, and the truce began," said an official involved in the negotiations. A Palestinian official said Hamas, the Islamist group business in the Gaza Strip, had agreed to fairerespecter the cease-fire to small groups of activists responsible for most of the rocket attacks on Israel in recent days.

France and Britain proposed an expanded summit on Libya

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister, David Cameron, want to "organize the next week in Paris an expanded summit of the contact group on Libya," a statement from the Elysee Palace, headquarters of the French Head of State . The two leaders spoke by telephone today on the situation in Libya, where Gadhafi regime of Colonel Muammar may be living his last hours, and decided to "launch an immediate and legitimate close cooperation with the Libyan authorities and their international partners," said the note.

Gadhafi's son denies the arrest

Seif Al Islam, a son of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, was not arrested and was on Monday night to Tuesday in Tripoli, where several journalists were with him in the residential complex of the Libyan leader. On Sunday night to Monday, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, said he had received "confidential information according to which" Seif Al Islam, on whom weighs a warrant of the Court for crimes against humanity committed in Libya, had been.