Thursday, June 30, 2011

President Obama messes up his daughter's age

President Obama, who has expressed his fears about his daughter Malia becoming a teenager next month, is apparently dreading her birthday so much that for a brief moment on Wednesday, he thought she had already turned 13.

In a press conference at the White House, Obama spoke about both of his daughters as he characterized congressional Republicans as procrastinators who only get work done at the last minute. The president is prodding Republicans to reach a deal on raising the national debt limit before the government taps out its borrowing ability on the expected date of August 2.

"Malia's 13, Sasha's 10," the president said, even though 12-year-old Malia still has a few days to go until her July 4 birthday. "It is impressive. They don't wait until the night before. They're not pulling all-nighters. They're 13 and 10."



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Greek PM George Papandreou - backing austerity plan is 'patriotic duty'

Gareek Prime Minister George Papandreou told parliament that the austerity plan of his government is the only chance for countries to get back on its feet.



Argentine President Seeks Re-election

After months of speculation about her electoral plans, the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, announced she will seek re-election next October 23rd.



David Cameron - Human rights underpin stability

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, tells Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, the political and economic progress are essential to prosperity.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blames West for drugs problem

Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the West is the main sponsor of the drug problems in the region, the day after he blames global terrorism on the United States.



Chinese Premier Arrives In Britain

Wen Jiabao, Chinese premier arrived in Birmingham, Britain's second largest city, on Sunday evening. Jiabao is scheduled to visit a car factory near the city that now belongs to the Chinese company Shanghai Automotive Corporation.

The Prime Minister went to England from Hungary, where he promised to help the economy by buying government bonds to help the country to contain its debt.





Saturday, June 25, 2011

Julia Gillard - her first year as PM

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Friday marked the anniversary of her rise to power, to defend his performance and said he never intended to mislead voters in a carbon tax.

Gillard, Australia's first female prime minister, ousted Kevin Rudd in a Labor Party coup on June 24, 2010 - a date for the conservative opposition, which is labeled "assassination day" - after Rudd came into conflict with the bosses factions.

Rudd was signaling at the polls at the time, but the government Gillard dropped even lower, with the passage of current main job is only 27 percent after backflipped Gillard in an election promise not to impose a tax on pollution .

Gillard defended her position Friday, saying she would not be misleading when it said during the campaign, there would be no carbon tax under the government, she led.



Friday, June 24, 2011

Nicolas Sarkozy - France To Withdraw Hundreds Of Troops In Afghanistan

BRUSSELS - France says that hundreds of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year - coinciding with the gradual withdrawal of the U.S.

President Nicolas Sarkozy, speaking at the EU summit in Brussels, said Friday that the withdrawal is justified, because the signs of improved security situation in Afghanistan, and to reduce the threat of terrorism because of the death of Osama bin Laden.

Earlier this week, Barack Obama plans to withdraw U.S. troops. France has the force of the fourth in Afghanistan, with about 4,000 soldiers. The mission was drained budgets and strained public opinion.



Ban Ki-Moon - The President Of Syria Lacks Credibility

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, still lacks credibility, despite promises of reform, amnesty and dialogue. Ban stressed the right to protest and freedom of will and freedom of expression and to protect civilian lives. He says any measures Assad takes should lead to genuinely inclusive dialogue.

He said: "But I do not see a lot of credibility to what he says because the situation is still like that way and how long this is going on this way and he really take strong action?".





Where Is Hugo Chavez - Venezuela Speculate On The Fate Of Their Leader

Caracas - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is one of the loquacious leader of the world, and his long silence and solitude in Cuba after the surgery two weeks ago, fueling speculation about his health.

Officials have offered repeated assurances that Chavez is recovering well in Havana, many Venezuelans are wondering whether they get the true story.

Venezuela are used close to everyday speech and television appearances by Chavez, which could last several hours, even when traveling abroad.

But no one heard when he spoke on the phone with Venezuelan state television, on June 12, said he was quickly recovering from surgery two days earlier for a pelvic abscess. Chavez, who will be 57 next month, said medical tests showed no evidence of a "malignant" illness.

Chavez's vision came when the Cuban government has released pictures of the Venezuelan leader in the hospital with Fidel Castro and Cuban President Raul Castro on June 17. In one, Mr. Chavez has his hand on the shoulder of 80 years, Raul Castro.



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

BAN KI MOON APPOINTED AS UN CHIEF FOR 2ND TERM

United Nations General Assembly re-elected Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the UN for a further period of five years starting next year.

The General Assembly of 192 members made the appointment after the UN Security Council recommended Ban to the next period.

Later, the UN chief said the UN's role is to guide and look to the future, recognizing the need to act with determination and cooperation.

No other candidate running against 67-year-old former South Korean foreign minister, who succeeded Kofi Annan, four years ago.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Obama Buys Cigarettes ?

Obama caught on camera to buy cigarettes during his recent trip to Los Angeles.



Obama Takes His Daughter For Ice Cream On Father's Day

President Barack Obama and his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, celebrated a sweet Father's Day by paying a visit to a Georgetown ice cream parlor before the girls left with their mother on a trip to Africa.



2012 Presidential Polls : Medvedev Will Not Compete With Putin

Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev Monday added to the uncertainty surrounding Russia's 2012 presidential polls that he wanted another term, but can not resist the powerful predecessor, Vladimir Putin.

With only nine months remaining before the election in March, and Medvedev, 45, or Putin, 58, announced his candidacy amid warnings of companies that uncertainty is now the difficult investment climate.

Medvedev said, "I think every leader to President must simply want to do. The fact is that Vladimir Putin, both my colleague and old friend and I are still largely represent the same political force," said Medvedev, adding that compete with its counterparts in St. Petersburger would be "hard to imagine ".

"In this sense, the competition between us could actually damage the tasks and goals that we have been pursuing for several years. Therefore, this probably would not be the best scenario of our country, and this concrete situation."

But he also added: "In the absence of basic political competition to a market economy began to disappear. I do not think the issue today and tomorrow. But the question remains, of course," he said.



Bashar Al-Assad - Syrian Violence Is A Conspiracy Planned Abroad, And Perpetrated In Our Country

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has accused the foreign conspirators, is unleashing a wave of violence across the country, but recognizes that these reforms are essential for his authoritarian regime.

Assad has called the violence "a conspiracy planned abroad, and perpetrated in our country." But he added that the authorities in Syria to be able to distinguish between legitimate protesters and terrorists. Gunmen carried out massacres in the northern village of Jisr al Shughour, and claimed that they had sophisticated weapons and communication systems.

He admits, however, that some protesters are legitimate concerns that must be addressed. "Those who oppose reform, I have not met a single person opposing reforms," ​​he admitted. Embattled president said that the "saboteurs" trying to exploit the legitimate grievances of reforms in the country.

He said that the agitators are "small group", but cause much damage, and have infiltrated the peaceful demonstrations.






Angela Merkel, Sarkozy Agree On Second Rescue Plan For Greece

The leaders of France and Germany met in Berlin on Friday, saying they want the decision of the new aid package for Greece.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "The sooner we resolve the better. This means that we now need a new bailout program for the Greek situation. This requires Greece to meet its obligations."

French President, Nicolas Sarkozy also said that there was no time to lose, which suggests the solution could be quickly dashed. It sent the shares to be positive, and raised the euro.



Sunday, June 19, 2011

Moroccan King's ushers in new era

Mohammed VI of Morocco has a historic past Friday the signing of a new draft constitution that makes the approval by popular referendum.

Although it retains certain powers of the document concludes essentially the old dynasty and the Arab world has absolute powers to a directly elected parliament.



Aung San Suu Kyi celebrates 66th birthday in freedom

Myanmar democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her birthday in freedom for the first time in nearly a decade, with advocates of symbolic releasing birds in a cage with more than 50 agents of state security as seen from the street.

The celebration was attended by about 500 party members and supporters who held candles in their hands as they wished Suu Kyi well. And released balloons into the air and released dozens of sparrows and pigeons from the cage in her honor.

"I wish for peace, stability and prosperity of the country," said Suu Kyi was briefly address supporters of his opposition party headquarters in Yangon.

Aung San Suu Kyi said there was "flying sparks of war" in the country, apparently referring to recent fighting between government troops and rebels in northern Kachin, where thousands of displaced people.



Hamid Karzai : Afghanistan & The United States, Contacts With Taliban

Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai said on Saturday that Afghanistan and the United States are engaged in peace talks with the Taliban even as insurgents a police station near the presidential palace, killing nine people.



Australia - Labour's Popularity Falls

Polls have shown support for Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the federal government decreased only 31 percent support for his leadership.






Saturday, June 18, 2011

Obama, Boehner hit the links for golf summit

United States, President Barack Obama and Republican house speaker John Boehner Speaker have tried to resolve their differences over an agreement to manage the country's debt through a round of golf.

Jointed by Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Governor John Kasichon they played for 4 hours, but the result after 18 holes remained strictly classified information.





Friday, June 17, 2011

Falkland Our Rights - Argentine President

Argentina's President, Cristina Kirchner wants to "recover" the Falkland Islands after the British Prime Minister, David Cameron says that sovereignty is "not negotiable".




Greek Prime Minister To Reshuffle Cabinet

Europe has been watching carefully as the Greek government meets to tackle the economic crisis crippling.

After a week of protests, Prime Minister George Papandreou has appointed a new finance minister, Evangelos Venizelos. Venizelos, who had previously defended portfolio also becomes deputy prime minister.



Thursday, June 16, 2011

Riot in Greece - Political Chaos Hammer Markets

Greece's prime minister, struggling to get congressional approval of a law of austerity, said Wednesday that he would reshuffle his Cabinet and ask for a vote of confidence for his new coalition government after talks with the opposition parties.



Obama's Speech at the White House Congressional Picnic

June 15, 2011 - Obama welcomes members of Congress to the White House that he and First Lady host the annual White House Congressional Picnic.



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Dalai Lama Entangled In Australian Politics

Australia Prime Minister, Julia Gillard has refused to respond to the spiritual figure in Tibet, the Dalai Lama, visits his country - to attract criticism from political opponents of the Labour government and even allies the Greens.



Ban Ki Moon Called Access Humanitarian SYRIA

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon urged the Syrian leader to allow access of humanitarian access to the country. Ban commented on his arrival in Argentina during his campaign for a second term. He also said the deadly attacks against the government demonstrators "horrific".

He said: "I once again urge President Assad in Syria, so that humanitarian access to affected areas and the Human Rights Council. - The power to assess the mission, which on two cases I have urged him to accept the missions."




Obama Arrives In Puerto Rico

Obama's brief Tuesday visit to the capital of Puerto Rico was the first official trip to the republic by a sitting president since JFK.

The president spoke of his government's commitment to the people of Puerto Rico, as he arrives in San Juan. June 14, 2011.




Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Zealand Prime Minister Discussed The Earthquake Recovery Plan

New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key talked to the media today after taking his first look around the recent earthquake in Christchurch.

Magnitude tremor on Monday was upgraded to 5.7 and 6.3, which is as strong as the devastating earthquake that wrecked the city in February.

Thousands of residents have had a dozen aftershocks, and the temperature due to power outages.



China And Kazakhstan To Enhance Bilateral Relations

Chinese President Hu Jintao continues his visit to Kazakhstan. He met with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev on Monday to discuss ways to push the two countries ties to a higher level. Both sides should expand cooperation on trade, economy and energy.

A grand ceremony was held to welcome Chinese President visit in the Kazak capital Astana. Hu Jintao held talks with Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan and other senior officials, hoping to make plans to further develop bilateral relations. Both parties are expected to sign economic cooperation agreements ranging from trade and environmental protection. Energy cooperation is also likely to top the agenda between resource-rich countries and most of the world's energy consumers.



Gaddafi had time to play chess

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has reappeared on state television on Monday, while a challenge to a game of chess with the president of the International Sports Federation, Iliumjinov Kirsan from Russia.

The colonel reminded not to leave the country, as required by world powers.




Turkish Prime Minister Wins Q3

Ruling party in Turkey has risen to a third term in parliamentary elections, paving the way for increased regional power to pursue economic growth of the brand, assertive diplomacy and an overhaul of the military-era constitution. The ruling Justice and Development Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, however, below the two-thirds majority in Parliament. This force it to seek support for the constitutional changes of other political groups.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has never wanted to be somewhere else on Sunday night and not do something different. He always knew he would be in the Turkish capital Ankara declaring victory for his AK Party to power after national elections this weekend. In fact, everyone in Turkey knows what Erdogan himself lucky that the leading two terms would win a third term. What was unclear whether his party will succeed in achieving the much sought after majority. He did not. But that did not stop Erdogan and his supporters celebrated their victory.



Sunday, June 12, 2011

UK Prime Minister Does Not Agree With The Archbishop On Coalition Policies

Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged that the Archbishop of Canterbury, has the right to express political opinions, but he said "there will always be a debate of two sides.".





Thursday, June 9, 2011

Britain And France Asked The UN Security Council To Discuss The Unrest In Syria

Britain and France proposed a UN resolution to condemn the crackdown on demonstrators Syria.

British Prime Minister said they wanted to condemn what he called repression and demand accountability and humanitarian access.

David Cameron said: "If somebody votes against this resolution, or attempt to veto it, should be on their conscience."




Italy Hosts World Leaders In The National Celebrations

World leaders have celebrated the birth of Italy as a modern nation. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, were undoubtedly a welcome distraction from his legal and political difficulties.

For the President Giorgio Napolitano, this was to reflect 150 years of history present in a number of VIP guests gathered in Rome.

Among those present were the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai and U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden.



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Latest Information On Libya Crisis - Gaddafi Meet With Tribal Leaders

Libyan state television has broadcast pictures of what it claimed was a meeting with Gadhafi and tribal leaders on Tuesday in an undisclosed location.

At the meeting, participants also heard an audio speech by Libyan leader. Audio files on speech was broadcast live on state television from Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound.






Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Germany And The U.S. Agreed - Gaddafi must step down

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama are united in their demand that Gaddafi must step down. The two leaders made the statement during the visit of Merkel to the White House.



Ban Ki Moon Officially Offered To Serve A Second Term As Secretary General Of The United Nations

Ban Ki Moon, announced today that he has formally proposed to serve a second term as Secretary General of the United Nations.

Ban told a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, he sent a letter to the Member States of the General Assembly and Security Council that he has given himself the discretion to continue to lead the United Nations.




Monday, June 6, 2011

Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gilliard shows some spontaneity

Julia Gillard, Australian red head Prime Minister shows some spontaneity good mood with schoolgirls.



Official meeting heads of state Malaysia - Kazakhtan

Kazakhtan Prime Minister, Karim Massimov has met a delegation from the Malaysian government under Prime Minister Najib Tun Abdul Razak today (June 6, 2011).

The parties discussed issues of cooperation in trade, economic and investment.




Weekly Message From President Barack Obama

Speaking of the Chrysler factory in Toledo, Ohio, the US President, Barack Obama commends the work on the autoworkers who have helped to revitalize the domestic auto industry.



Sunday, June 5, 2011

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh Arrived In Saudi Arabia

Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh has reportedly arrived in Saudi Arabia.

A Saudi source, who declined to be identified, said a plane carrying Saleh landed on Saturday night and he is there for medical treatment for injuries sustained while shrapnel in his palace attacked on Friday.




Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak Delivers Keynote Address At The 10th Shangri-La Dialogue

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, said: "The national interest is more in the collective interest and our task now is to take into account that in a multilateralism that is both realistic and progressive hard stubbornness. Because of the way in which no doubt must be based on cooperation and not confrontation - and every region, every country, every leader must play its role today.

"Cynics thought that Asia and the West could never get together as a coherent whole that we had little in common, that life in Surabaya was just too far from life in San Diego. The last decade has proved them wrong. "







India, Germany To Work On Nuclear Safety

Germany has agreed to assist India in matters relating to nuclear safety and promised to support the development of renewable energy.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while addressing a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in New Delhi on Tuesday, said that every effort must be made to ensure that all safety standards for the generation and use of nuclear energy is a "world class".

We talk about the practices for the top IMF job goes to Europe, Singh challenged the Western monopoly on international institutions and argued that the best person available, regardless of nationality, must obtain the coveted position.



Saturday, June 4, 2011

Yemen crisis - The President Injured in Attack

Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of Yemen, who was injured in the attack against the presidential palace in the capital, Sanaa, is in good condition and in good health.

The president was taken to the hospital of the Ministry of Defence for treatment of minor injuries, authorities said.

At least seven officers were martyred, was to "outlaw gang" - the opposition, led by a powerful tribe hash Sadiq al-Ahmar.








Friday, June 3, 2011

UN Message - 50th Anniversary of Human Space Flight

Video message from Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, the 50-th Anniversary of the UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and 50-th Anniversary of the first human space flight.



Thursday, June 2, 2011

Iranian Parliament Rules Of Procedure, The President Broke The Law Ministry To Move

The pressure continues to increase Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, after the country's parliament ruled that he had acted illegally in declaring oil minister sacked after previous keeper.




Naoto Kan Survives No Confidence Vote After Offers Resignation

Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, who survived the vote of no-confidence , after the dissidents' appeal of the ruling party, offering to resign after the country's worst crisis since the Second World War is under control.



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Chinese President send best wishes to children

Chinese President, Hu Jintao has extended greetings to Chinese children eve of Wednesday's International Day for children.

Hu Jintao is currently on an inspection tour of Hubei Province. He visited the students and teachers on Tuesday in a kindergarten in the city of Shiyan.

During his visit, the Chinese President joined preschoolers to create paper flowers and sing songs. While talking with teachers, Hu congratulated them for their efforts in educating children.

The President also urged officials to increase financial support for pre-school education to ensure that all children receive a quality education. Meanwhile, in Beijing, Premier Wen Jiabao joined a basketball game with students. Encouraged children to lead a healthy lifestyle through participation in sports.



New Pressure On The Prime Minister Of Japan, Naoto Kan

Japan's opposition party, the Liberal Democratic Party and its ally the New Komeito Party is set to submit a no-confidence vote to parliament against Kan's cabinet.

By submitting this proposal, the two opposition parties to express their dissatisfaction with government management of the sequence of the 11 March earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear crisis.

Hidenao Nakagawa, the Liberal Democratic Party, said: "The government does not have sufficient safeguards for the public and those affected by the disaster, the Prime Minister must resign if he refuses, we will vote no confidence in Parliament and the request to resign ... "

Faced with the accusation, the Prime Minister Naoto Kan said that his refusal to resign.
Kan said: "I can not give up the responsibility to do what needs to be done now. I would like to resolve the nuclear crisis before."

A new study shows that over seventy percent of Japanese voters are unhappy with the government's handling of the nuclear crisis in Fukushima. Yet half of voters believe that remains to his post until the plant stabilizes paralyzed.

Analysts say that Kan would probably survive the vote, but he would still face barriers to high pressure through a divided parliament, including a supplementary budget to help pay for the recovery of damages caused by two disasters, paralyzed the Fukushima nuclear power and has ravaged northern Japan.




Obama To Appoint A New Commerce Secretary

The U.S. President, Barack Obama, has appointed experienced entrepreneur, John Bryson, as the next Secretary of Commerce. Is the latest effort to improve the trade competitiveness of U.S. exports acceleration and job creation.

If approved by the Senate, Bryson will replace outgoing Gary Locke, who is preparing to take his new post of U.S. ambassador to China. Obama said that Bryson will continue the Department's mission to improve American competitiveness, strengthen the international economic situation of nations and facilitate global trade by opening new markets for U.S. goods and services.



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