Friday, August 26, 2011

Italy has the highest youth unemployment in Europe

Italy has the highest youth unemployment the highest in Europe, according to a study released Wednesday by Confartigianato, the Italian federation of craftsmen. Particularly affected, the age of 15 to 24 years experiencing an unemployment rate of 29.6%, against an average of 21% in Europe. The unemployment rate for 15-35 years is he, in Italy 15.9%, with a marked concentration in the south (21.1% of the population in this age group is unemployed).

Lady Gaga's songs and Backstreet Boys banned in China

Formally, it is to preserve "the security of the state culture." Specifically, the announcement by the Chinese Ministry of Culture banned the broadcast of a hundred songs on the online music platforms from August 19th. Among the artists considered to be unacceptable, the singer Lady Gaga, boyband the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé Knowles, Canadians Simple Plan or the former group of British crooner Robbie Williams, Take That.

Hurricane Irene increasingly strong "Evacuation Possible in New York"

Hurricane Irene swept the approaches to the Bahamas and east coast of the United States, where it should arrive on Saturday. The Federal Emergency services have called on the population of the area between North Carolina and New England at full attention. The New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged people to prepare for the arrival of the hurricane, and said that will decide, if necessary, Friday, called for the evacuation of Zone A, which includes neighborhoods of Battery Park City in Manhattan, Coney Island in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway in Queens.

Eight dead in Pakistan hotel blast

At least eight people were killed and fourteen wounded in the explosion of a bomb in a small hotel in northwestern Pakistan, said a police source. A bomb placed on a bicycle exploded outside the hotel, located in the town of Nowshera, the source said, adding that the victims include several policemen.

The blast took place in the market Rasalpur at 20:45 local time. The attack comes less than a week after the end of Ramadan, Islam's holy month during which there have been other attacks in Pakistan. Nowshera district is located near Peshawar.

53 killed in the attack to a casino in Monterrey, Mexico

At least 53 people died Thursday in the Mexican city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (northeast), after a criminal group would cause a fire in a betting shop. It was the worst attack on civilians in Mexico's recent history. At 15.20, a group of armed people came to the Casino Royale and after making threats to those who were in those times when the shots were fired betting shop with heavy weapons and fired, according to testimony collected by the local press, fragmentation grenades.

New Israeli raids on Gaza

Three Palestinians were killed in Israeli air raids during the night of Wednesday to Thursday, August 25 in the Gaza Strip. These new attacks bring to five the number of victims in 24 hours, according to a report from Palestinian medical sources. A Palestinian was killed during an attack in Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza, during which twenty were wounded.

In addition, another Palestinian seriously injured Wednesday night during a previous Israeli attack against a smuggling tunnel near Rafah in southern Gaza, died. A fourth Palestinian killed Wednesday night Atya Moqat, was part of Islamic Jihad, according to a statement issued in Gaza by the al-Quds Brigades, armed wing of the radical organization.

Russia and China rejected the UN sanctions on Syria

Russia and China today once again showed their opposition to the U.S. proposal and the countries of the European Union (EU) for the United Nations approved a package of sanctions against Syria by not members of their delegations to a meeting of the Council Security on the matter. A Western diplomat confirmed that neither Russia nor the representative of China's appeared at a meeting he had convened the highest international security body to discuss the draft resolution on Syria.