Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ollanta Humala sworn in as President of Peru

The former army officer Ollanta Humala has been sworn in as the President of Peru. He was accompanied by leaders of the region, as well as Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.

After a passionate nationalist Humala describes himself these days from the moderate left. He promised to preserve the free market economy in Peru, but to improve social care.




Tuesday, July 26, 2011

David Cameron - Our Hearts Are With Norway

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that the people of Norway is "very much in our hearts and minds" after Friday's mass shooting and car bombs.

Speaking after talks with Spanish counterpart Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, referring to the terrorist attacks in both countries, saying: "we are both offering all the support we can."



Saturday, July 23, 2011

Norway Attack - World Leaders Expressed Shock And Outrage

Deadly twin attacks in Norway, were greeted with an outpouring of sympathy and disgust in Europe and elsewhere on Saturday, and produced an appeal to fight the extreme right-wing intolerance, which may have motivated the attacker.

A massive bombing on Friday in downtown Oslo was followed by a terrible shooting on an island accommodation for a youth retreat center-left prime minister's party. The same man, a Norwegian with reported fundamentalist Christian, anti-Muslim views, was suspected in both attacks.

David Cameron, Hillary Clinton and Julia Gillard have expressed their shock and outrage at the attacks in Norway that have killed at least 92 people.




Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chinese President Pledged More Political, Economic With Cameroon

Cameroon's President, Paul Biya arrived in Beijing, kicking off a state visit to China in three days. Chinese President Hu Jintao met with President Paul Biya, and committed to other political and economic relations between the two countries.



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hugo Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment

During his long battle against cancer this month, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has placed greater emphasis on secrecy, carefully extracted only provide information on his condition.

Now, as he begins chemotherapy held in Cuba, Chavez seems to have found the perfect place where he can keep details of his illness and to keep prying eyes away news media.




Monday, July 18, 2011

Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak Meets Pope

Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak met with the Pope on Monday. In a private meeting, accepted the leader of this predominantly Muslim country to establish diplomatic relations with the Vatican.



Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hillary Clinton - Al-Qaeda As The Legitimate Government Of Libya

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and members of more than 30 other nations meet in Istanbul, Turkey, and announced that they had given al-Qaeda rebels in Libya and so-called full diplomatic recognition.

"I am announcing today that, until an interim authority is in place, the United States will recognize the TNC as the legitimate governing authority for Libya,'' said Clinton.

TNC, or the Transition of the National Council is dominated by Haribi tribal of north-eastern Libya.



Friday, July 15, 2011

Chavez Returned To Cuba For Medical Treatment

President Hugo Chavez's fight against cancer took another surprising turn, with Venezuela's leftist leader announced their intention to return to Cuba on Saturday to begin chemotherapy.

Chavez has had to close the door of his health problems last month, but made headlines with unexpected announcements, and unexpected appearances.

The latest came Friday after Chavez met President-elect of Peru, Ollanta Humala said he wanted permission to legislators to return to Havana.

"This second phase will begin in the next few days the application of chemotherapy, scientifically designed, in detail," said Chavez, the steps of the Presidential Palace. "I'm sure, I repeat, that the second phase to favor the path back to health."





Mumbai Serial Blasts - World Leaders Condemn Terror Strike

UN Security Council and world leaders strongly condemned the serial bombings in Mumbai that killed 18 people and wounding 133, said terrorism is "criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation." Ban Ki-moon joined the world including USA, Russia, Britain, France, UAE and Pakistan in condemning the terrorist attack in the commercial center of India.



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Funeral held for Karzai's brother

Kandahar, Afghanistan — Thousands of people joined Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday for the funeral of his slain half brother, assassinated the day before in his home by a close associate.

Ahmed Wali Karzai, was shot Tuesday in one of his closest Trust - the tribe of the murderer, and the hometown, he traveled and worked in the next seven years.



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Southern Sudan To Receive The New Currency

Newly independent Southern Sudan has pledged to monitor the operation of the new state until a fully constituted government. At present the country is functioning under an interim cabinet which consists of ministers from its old partially self-governing administration. They, along with the country's first President Salva Kiir, took the oath of office together and vowed to serve the people of South Sudan.

The new currency, Southern Sudan pound shall be the same value of the existing Sudanese pound, which continue to circulate in the north.



Nicolas Sarkozy - France Will Withdraw 1,000 Troops From Afghanistan In Late 2012

France will pull a quarter of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year.

President Nicolas Sarkozy has made the declaration during an unannounced flying visit to the country.

Currently, about 4,000 French soldiers in Afghanistan. The remaining troops will be located in the province of Kapisa. French soldiers were involved in military operations against Taliban rebels since 2001.

Sarkozy was forced to spend only five hours, and there was a meeting with Afghan Leaders Hamid Karzai and Gen. David Petraeus.



Monday, July 11, 2011

White House meeting to achieve some progress

The meeting of the White House between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders on a debt and deficit reduction process ended with little progress on Sunday. The lawmakers plan to meet every day until an agreement is struck.



Sunday, July 10, 2011

Julia Gillard - Australia sets carbon tax to fight climate change

Australia announced plans Sunday to the pollution of carbon tax to AUS $ 23 (U.S. $ 24.74) per tonne to help combat climate change as it moved towards the creation of the largest in the region trading of emissions.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said there would be a fixed price of carbon, global warming, starting next year before an emissions trading system was introduced in 2015.

Under the scheme, to begin July 1, 2012, about 500 of the largest polluters in Australia pay a fixed price, which starts at AUS $ 23 per tonne for their emissions of carbon dioxide in the first three years.

The mechanism would then pass through an emissions trading system with a variable price set by the market. The government set a floor price and ceiling for at least the first three years to avoid price shocks.





Saturday, July 9, 2011

Berlusconi will stand aside in 2013

Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi told a local newspaper, he will not run again when his term ends in 2013.

This announcement comes at a time of renewed fighting between the Minister in his administration. His personal popularity has been slipping badly in the polls and recent local elections.

Berlusconi, fighting corruption charges and paying for sex with an underage prostitute, has reiterated his desire that Justice Minister Angelino Alfano taking over from him.




Ban Ki Moon arrives for South Sudan independence day

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon arrived in Juba on Friday to attend celebrations of the independence of South Sudan on Saturday.



Friday, July 8, 2011

Birthday Of Dalai Lama In US

Thousands of people flocked to Washington arena on Wednesday to celebrate the 76th birthday of the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, who urged followers to time by the practice of compassion.


Yemeni President Makes First Appearance After The Attack

The Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, his face was burned and his hands covered in bandages, is shown on television for the first time since being injured in bomb attack on his palace in Sanaa.



Thursday, July 7, 2011

President Obama - The First Live Tweet

US President, Barack Obama kicks off the Twitter Town Hall with a Tweet asking the American people for their ideas on deficit reduction.


Ban Ki Moon Expects Cyprus Agreement In Fall

Geneva - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said Thursday he expects the leaders of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots to reach an agreement in October on the future of the divided island of Cyprus.

Ban had a half day of talks with Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu said that they had agreed to intensify their long conversations.

"I have every reason to believe that in October the leaders will be able to report that they have reached the convergence of all the fundamental issues, and will meet that month in New York," said Ban.



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Pagodas In The Ancient City

Myanmar pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi kept a low profile during his visit to the pagodas of the second day of a countryside visit.



David Cameron - UK to withdraw 500 troops from Afghanistan in 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed Wednesday that UK will withdraw 500 troops from Afghanistan in 2012, modestly reducing the size of the second foreign force in the country for 9000.

"This reduction reflects the progress made in building the Afghan security forces nationwide," Cameron said legislators hours after returning from Afghanistan.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he hoped that Britain "could continue to help Afghanistan to build our infrastructure, to build a civil society", at the same time it lowered its military operation.



Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dalai Lama - We need compassion, not money

People need to become more loving and compassionate to change the world because money does not provide true happiness, the Dalai Lama said.

Addressing thousands of followers in Melbourne on Saturday on the true meaning of happiness, he said that the replacement of greed, society, affection had brought to mankind by the frustration and loneliness.

Money and material possessions provide temporary happiness, but not a true inner peace, he said.
He urged the people to compassion and affection shower younger generations, so you can create a happier world than what exists.

"'Promotion of moral ethics based on affection - which is ultimately the only answer," he said.

"We need moral ethics education, from kindergarten through college ... so I think there is real hope for change, more changes in our society.



 

Hugo Chavez Made A Surprise Homecoming From Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made a surprise homecoming from Cuba, declaring he was "fine". Socialist leader back around 2-am local time, just in time for two days of celebration of Venezuela 200-anniversary of independence from Spain.

But Chavez's exact status is unclear. He may still face long-term care in a military hospital in Venezuela and has been prepared for his arrival. However, many Venezuelans were still satisfied. His supporters took to the streets of Caracas, within minutes of the leader's surprise return.





Monday, July 4, 2011

Kenyan President in Ethiopia for Sudan peace talks

Kenyan President, Mwai Kibaki in Ethiopia to attend the 18th Extra Ordinary Summit of the Intergovernmental Agency for Development.

The summit will focus primarily on issues in Sudan, before the independence of Southern Sudan on July 9. The two leaders, Omar al-Bashir in the North and South Salva Kiir are expected to attend.



Yingluck Shinawatra wins Thai elections

Yingluck Shinawatra became the first female prime minister of Thailand. She is the younger sister of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 coup. Yingluck's Pheu Thai party won 264 of a possible 500 seats available in the Thai Parliament.

Prime Minister Abhisit conceded defeat after the army backed the Democratic Party managed to win only 160 seats on Sunday.

Speaking at a press conference, Pheu Thai Party leader said that her priority as prime minister would be the economy.




Sunday, July 3, 2011

Monaco's royal ceremony

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco shares a kiss during the wedding ceremony.

The Prince of Monaco, new bride hold religious ceremony in palace courtyard.



Obama - ending tax breaks required to cut deficit

The U.S. President, Barack Obama urged Congress to consider cutting certain tax breaks as a way to reduce the deficit.




Sudan's President - army to continue campaign

President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir has ordered the army to continue military action in the border state of ​​South Kordofan.

"... We recommend that our armed forces to pursue military operations in southern Khordofan until a cleanup of the area are taken, as they did in Abyei, "he said to the army.

Fighting between government forces and allied militias in southern Sudan has has raised tensions, as the south prepares to declare independence on July 9.



Saturday, July 2, 2011

Gaddafi Warns Retaliation To Europe

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has threatened to carry out attacks in Europe if NATO continues airstrikes on Libya.

It came after France confirmed it had supplied arms to anti-government rebels. PKG "We can not be treated similarly." This is what Gaddafi said by telephone to thousands of supporters gathered in the main Green Square of the capital Tripoli, a call for retaliatory bombings by NATO since March. He warned NATO should end its war in the air or defeat.

The rebel leader also denounced an arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court. Gaddafi accused Dutch court, one of his son and chief of intelligence with the murder of civilians in suppressing the revolt.

Meanwhile, African Union leaders on Friday offered to host talks between the Libyan government and the rebels on a ceasefire and the transition to a democracy.



Friday, July 1, 2011

Prince Albert of Monaco Weds Charlene Wittstock

After waiting nearly 30 years, the glitzy principality of Monaco has a new princess.

Charlene Wittstock, a one-time Olympic swimmer from South Africa, married Prince Albert II of Monaco in a civil intimate ceremony on Friday.

Dressed in a blue jacket and matching palazzo pants made by Chanel Palace, blond hair, 33 years old Wittstock seemed to be channeling a bit of legendary elegance of Princess Grace.



Nicolas Sarkozy attacked by man in the crowd.

A man in a crowd grabbed French President Nicolas Sarkozy by the shoulder and nearly knocked him to the ground before being tackled by security officers and detained.

Unusually aggressive incident occurred when the president shook hands with the crowd in the south-west France, Brax.

The attacker was not armed, according to national police forces. An official with the service said that 32 years old Frenchman, living in the Lot-et-Garonne region and work in the theater business. Officer had no right to be publicly identified due to police policy. The man was arrested nearby and is being questioned by Agen.



Hugo Chavez - I Fight Against Cancer After Surgery

Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez revealed that he's fight against cancer, after surgery in Cuba to remove a tumor.





Pope on his iPad - tweeted for the first time

Pope Benedict XVI has tweeted for the first time, announcing the launch of a Vatican news information portal.



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