terça-feira, 25 de novembro de 2014

Tunisia prepares for the second round of the presidential

In Tunisia, the current President, Moncef Marzouki and the leader of the party, Tounès, Nidaa Béji Caïd Essebsi, are preparing for the second round of the first presidential since the country's independence in 1956.

Essebi is the man who in 2011, after the revolution, the so-called Tunisian Jasmine revolution, assumed the post of interim Prime Minister for ten months. Before that, between 1981 and 1986, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs.

This lawyer, who will be 88 years next day 29, survived the controversy and the protests that have taken over the streets during his short period of governance. His party, the country's main secular training, went on to win the legislative elections in October.

Moncef Marzouki, the President at the end of the mandate, is the other face of the second round. Historical opponent of the regime of Ben Ali, who has fallen in the revolution, Marzouki is a human rights defender. In 2011 became President of the Arab Commission of human rights, an institution which continues to be a member of the Executive Board.

This doctor, of 69 years, was the fifth President of Tunisia and the first to be democratically elected by the constituent Assembly of Tunisia in the post-revolution era, albeit temporarily.

He was arrested in 1994, then to challenge the dictator Ben Ali in presidential election. The former leader of the Council by the Republic eventually into exile, 10 years, in France. Returned to the country after the overthrow of Ben Ali and, in the aftermath of the revolution, announced his candidacy for President.

The new Constitution, created after the popular uprising, gives the President limited powers but he has the right to dissolve Parliament if it can form a majority.

Iran: nuclear negotiations were suspended

Despite initial optimism, the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program were suspended.

Sources close to the delegations gathered in Vienna advanced that negotiations will be resumed in mid-December, possibly in the Sultanate of Oman.

The same sources indicate that, this time, Iran will not benefit from the reduction of penalties, as happened after the interim agreement signed a year ago in Geneva.

The Group of five plus one-China, United States, France, Britain, Russia and Germany â€" are since last Tuesday to try to negotiate with the Iranian delegation in the Austrian capital.

The goal is the same as always. Limit the ability of Iran's uranium enrichment in Exchange for the progressive lifting of the sanctions.

segunda-feira, 24 de novembro de 2014

Tunisia: Beji Caid Esebi favorite for President

Is the first free election in the country's history, considered the most stable among the Nations who participated in the "Arab spring".

The trip to the polls deorreu peacefully. About 80 thousand numbers were assigned to protect the voting centers, while about 27 thousand local and international observers participating in the electoral process.

Official results must be disclosed within 48 hours after the closure of polls at local 6:0 pm.

The secular candidate Beji Caid Esebi, of 87 years, is the favorite among the more than 20 rivals.

Israeli military kills Palestinian rode to nests

In the West Bank, in the village of Khirbet Abu Falah, a Palestinian family accuses the Jewish settlers have torched the House. The fire damaged a room of the dwelling without however causing injuries.

A neighbor says, "I got a call saying that the settlers entered the village and went with my son and when we were coming home fled but everything was burning".

On the walls the attackers left Hebrew inscriptions "blood revenge" and "death to the Arabs". The Israeli police said to be investigating the incident.

Powerful earthquake shakes Japan

The 39 injured are in the majority among the three localities most affected Omachi and Hakuba, Nagano.

The quake also caused serious damage to dozens of houses and cutting electricity to more than 1500 homes in a country prepared for earthquakes, since 20 percent of large earthquakes worldwide occur in the country in the rising sun.

The high-speed train line connecting Nagano to Tokyo resumed normal operations shortly after technicians have established that the lack of damage near the epicenter.

Earthquake in Romania and Moldova

It was also felt in neighboring Moldova, including in the capital, Chisinau.

It is the strongest earthquake this year and one of the strongest in recent years in the country. There is, for now, news of injuries or property damage.

domingo, 23 de novembro de 2014

Bachelet's father's convicted torturers in Chile

General Alberto Bachelet died March 12, 1974, six months after the military coup, after a day of interrogation and torture.