In South Africa was the second day of burning Chamber of the body of Nelson Mandela, at the Presidency building in Pretoria. Hundreds of South Africans spent long hours in line waiting for a final farewell. Many finished the day quite frustrated and angry because they have not managed to get near the body of Madiba. "This is a waste of time, all these poor people who have stayed here thinking they could see Madiba. And now they don't know where and these hundreds of people were here wasting time, "protests one woman. Another, more patient, says: "we're here in line waiting since eight in the morning. We are very frustrated that they have stopped the queue but, on the other hand, we are pleased, because we are here and we're doing it for Tata. He was very humble, very patient and the only thing we can do is honor their legacy of humility ". The authorities were not spared the criticism about the lack of water and lack of toilets. The Government reveals that some citizens did not respect the ban on photographing the body and asks, in a press release, that the pictures are erased.
The Lebanon and Syria are being traversed by storm Alexa, which brought strong winds, freezing temperatures and heavy snowfalls. Meteorological services predict that the situation to escalate until Saturday. "It's very cold and raining and we have nothing. We are hungry and cold and we don't have anything, as you can see I've been here a week ago. " "The tents flying and let in the snow and rain on our children. It would have been preferable to stay in Syria, even with the bombing ". In the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, more than 800 thousand refugees from the war in Syria. In some places, the Government decided not to create more resilient and durable facilities to prevent the Lebanese think that the Syrians are installed permanently. It is estimated that more than 2 million Syrians are living in refugee camps in neighbouring countries.
Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych is considering signing the association agreement with the European Union, stated, this Thursday, the Chief European diplomacy Catherine Ashton. The statements come after a meeting in Kiev. On independence square continue the Ukrainian opposition demonstrations that dispute, for weeks, the Government's decision to renounce the agreement with 28, opting to strengthen ties with Moscow. One protester stated that "in Moscow think that what's happening here is anti-Russia policy. In Europe think that what we're doing here is pro-European. But, in fact, our actions are against these bandits. Most of the protesters who are here, are fighting for themselves. " "I hope that while we are here day after day, perhaps our Government understand that we don't need him and he must resign," expect this Ukrainian. Vladimir Putin stated this morning, which is not intended to impose on Ukraine Customs Union, led by Russia. Kiev, which is going through a severe economic crisis risks, still, to see the situation aggravated after the United States had declared they were to consider a set of sanctions, in order to respond to the crackdown on opposition protesters in Ukraine on Wednesday.
Relatives and supporters of the extremist group shouted slogans against the military regime, denouncing his lack of legitimacy. In the dock sit Mohammed Badie, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and one of its financiers, Khairat el-Shater, both implicated in the deaths of nine people last June outside the headquarters of the movement. Last October, another panel of judges was forced to resign by invoking on time inability to ensure security in the courtroom. Yet this Wednesday, police and students engaged in conflicts in two universities of Cairo. This is the fourth day of violent clashes between police and students who support the deposed leader, Mohammed Morsi.
This understanding will prevent the paralysis of government administrations and the 15 January and set the level of federal spending until October 1, 2015. "I think this agreement ensures that we don't have a Government shutdown scenario in January. It ensures that we don't have another Government shutdown scenario in October. Shows that no rule from crisis to crisis, "said Republican Paul Ryan. Although modest in terms of public spending cuts, the text puts an end to a confrontation between Republicans and Democrats, which lasted three years and culminated in October with two weeks of paralysis of public services.
The streets of Bangkok filled yesterday with more than 140 thousand people, announced the police. A month ago the capital of Thailand is the stage of protests. The demonstrators denounced the so-called "Thaksin system", brother of the Prime Minister and former head of the Government. Thaksin Shinawatra lives in exile after being overthrown by a coup in 2006. The preparation of an amnesty law that could allow the return to their country was the last straw that led the demonstrators to the streets.