sexta-feira, 18 de abril de 2014

Discovered planet solar extra-sistema

The desocoberta is due to the Kepler space telescope.

There is already a certainty: it has a temperature that allows the existence of liquid water. Therefore, may have life.

There is a brother of the Earth. But the scientist, Thomas Barclay, says it's from the same family:

"For now, we discovered a planet that is the same size as Earth and that receives energy in quantity very similar to the Earth. But revolves around a different star. So, instead of a ' twin Earth ', we found a ' cousin ' land ".

The dimensions are also very similar to those of Earth.

This is the first discovery of a planet outside the solar system. But the cientísticas are convinced that there will be more.

The international team responsible for the find was directed by Nasa scientists.

Credit: NASA

Credit: NASA

Ukraine: Obama "expects to see" Russian efforts in resolving the crisis

Disarmament of illegal armed groups and the end of the occupation of the buildings are some of the points of the agreement signed in Geneva on Thursday on the crisis in Eastern Ukraine.

The agreement was welcomed by many, but skepticism reigns, as the President of the United States.

The head of Russian diplomacy stressed Moscow's position that we need to respect people.

"Our position in principle is that Ukraine must return to the point where all, without exclusion of any region, live under general laws that form the civilized societies. So, should only be armed elements of the security forces, the police and the army to ensure that the weapons are used in accordance with the international law and not against their own people, "said Mr Lavrov.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister left the warning that Kiev will continue with an eye on the situation.

"The anti-terrorist operation continues in Ukraine and depending on how extremist groups will act in relation to the conditions laid down in the agreement, how quickly in freeing the captured buildings, we will decide how long our action will last", noted Andriy Deshchytsia.

Algeria: Bouteflika voted for wheelchair

This is the first public appearance of Bouteflika since he suffered a stroke which caused cerebral speech and mobility problems.

At the age of 77 years, and there are 15 in Office, is given as the winner.

Ali Benflis is his main opponent. Already defeated in 2004 presidential, the former Prime Minister by Bouteflika points the finger fraud â€" which had already denounced for 10 years.

Benflis campaigned against electoral fraud and has managed to mobilise 60,000 observers to the polling stations throughout the country.

Among the 6 candidates, one woman: Louisa Hanounehead, of the labour party.

To protect the 23 million voters called to the polls, 260 thousand policemen and guards were mobilized.

Nevertheless, in Bouira, in the southeast of the country, a group of citizens hostile to the vote were involved in clashes with the guards, which have provoked, 40 injured, 28 of whom, law enforcement, and led to the momentary interruption of the vote in three localities.

The result of the election is expected to be announced this Friday.

quinta-feira, 17 de abril de 2014

Ukraine: Parliament confirms victory at Mariúpol

This morning in the Ukrainian Parliament the interim President, Oleksandr Turchinov, spoke about the attempted robbery of a military headquarters carried out by unidentified insurgents in the town of Mariúpol, in the southeast of the country.

"After the third attempted assault with machine guns, grenades and Molotov cocktails, the National Guard counter-attacked the criminals. Three were killed, 13 wounded and 63 detainees, "said Oleksandr Turchinov.

With 450 thousand inhabitants and a port on the sea of Azov, Mariúpol, is the second largest city in the Donetsk region, epicenter of the current series of insurrections pro-Russian Eastern Ukraine.

Putin denies Russian separatist operations orchestration in Ukraine

The Russian President denied on Thursday the Kremlin's involvement in the separatist armed operations, in Eastern Ukraine. A direct program, broadcast by State television stations, Vladimir Putin answered questions from citizens.

Asked about the accusation of Western partners, a direct support of Moscow to recent events in Eastern Ukraine, the Russian President said that there is no in Ukraine other elements involved, in addition to the populations, adding that evidence of this is that "people do not hide the face":

"This is nonsense. In Eastern Ukraine, no Russian troops or special services, or military instructors. There is only the local population. The evidence is that people do not hide the face. This is what I responded to Western partners â€" those people live there, you can't get out of there, it's up to them to talk ", stressed the President of the Russian Federation.

South Korea: shock and anguish after sinking of a ferry

The bodies of the first victims arrived at the morgue, while more than 290 people still missing. According to the authorities, 179 people could be saved, 55 of them with injuries.

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won visited the survivors and the families of the victims-mostly teenagers from a high school South of Seoul. Inconsolable mothers and fathers who can't hide the pain and anger.

The ferry was the link between the port of Incheon and Jeju Island, in the South of the peninsula, known as the Hawaii South Korean students traveled to a field trip.

The alarm was given during the morning of Wednesday, triggering a large-scale rescue operation, but the experts say that many of the passengers may have been trapped inside the vessel.

The reasons behind the sinking remain unexplained. Witnesses claim that they felt an impact followed by a huge noise.

This is the greatest maritime disaster occurred in South Korea in more than 20 years.

quarta-feira, 16 de abril de 2014

Ukraine: arm wrestling between Kiev and Moscow

The negotiations between Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union scheduled for Thursday in Geneva, should be very strained.

Pró-russos rebels and Ukrainian armed forces maintain a hard iron arm in Eastern Ukraine and Arseny Yatseniuk is quite tough on the accusations directed to Moscow.

"From what I see the Russian Federation has a new product for export. Besides oil and gas, Russia began to export terrorism to the Ukraine. The Russian Government must immediately remove their reconnaissance units and sabotage, condemn terrorists and require the evacuation of buildings of local governments, '' said the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

Far away, in Vietnam where he went on an official visit, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, opts for a less harsh stance:

"We will make it easier for the Government to see Kiev with respect the opinions and requirements of Ukrainian citizens who live in the Southeast and to adhere without delay to the negotiations to calm the situation, not inflame it with the use of security bodies, particularly the army, which is explicitly forbidden by Ukrainian law."

Moscow denies the charges, arguing that Ukrainian pro-European authorities of Kiev led the country "on the brink of civil war".