Monday, April 14, 2008

Χριστε, ελεησον - 4/14/2008

Zimbabwean officials fear prosecution if Mugabe loses
Christian Science Monitor - 33 minutes ago
By Scott Baldauf | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor Bulawayo and Harare, Zimbabwe - Defeat is never easy in politics, but it seems especially hard for Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party, which has steered Zimbabwe through 28 years of ruinous ...
Zimbabwe Court Refuses to Release Vote Results New York Times

Zimbabwe's MDC calls general strike after losing election court battle
Times Online
Zimbabwe's main opposition party confirmed its call for a general strike today after the High Court quashed a legal bid to force the immediate release of results from the presidential election two weeks ago.

Speaking of election problems, has anyone heard ANYTHING lately about steps to ensure a valid election in the United States? Getting rid of hackable voting machines? Guaranteeing paper trails? Doing something about caging? Making sure the election can't be stolen? Dealing proactively with all the dirty tricks the GOP is known for? Rendering Karl Rove to Berzerkistan? (I didn't type that, did I?) Having enough observers to preclude dirty tricks? How about INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS? Frankly, I'd feel better if we had them. Just saying.

Zimbabwe: un membre de l'opposition tué par des partisans de Mugabe - Il y a 27 minutes
HARARE - Un agent électoral de l'opposition zimbabwéenne a été tué samedi soir par des partisans du président Robert Mugabe, a annoncé lundi un responsable du Mouvement pour le changement démocratique (MDC, opposition). "Notre agent, Tapiwa Mubwanda, ...

Italy - Bush's buddy doing well
Exit Poll Shows Berlusconi Ahead in Italian Election
Voice of America - 1 hour ago
By Sabina Castelfranco The first exit poll issued at the closing of voting in the Italian general election shows media mogul Silvio Berlusconi is on course to win and secure a third term as prime minister.
Berlusconi Leads in Italian Vote, Projections Show (Update5) Bloomberg
Exit polls place Berlusconi ahead BBC News

CBS Journalist Freed in Iraqi Raid
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By ERICA GOODE and GRAHAM BOWLEY BAGHDAD - A British journalist working for CBS who was kidnapped in February in the southern Iraqi city of Basra was freed Monday during an operation by Iraqi security forces, the British Foreign Office said.
Kidnapped UK journalist freed in Iraq's Basra Reuters
UK journalist 'released in Iraq' BBC News

Bombings in Northern Iraq Kill 13 People
The Associated Press - 50 minutes ago
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say 13 people have been killed and nearly 20 wounded in two separate bombings in northern Iraq. Police chief Col. Mutlaq al-Shimmari says a parked car bomb exploded as an Iraqi army convoy passed in the Rabiaa area west ...
Deaths in Iraq roadside blast
FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, April 14 Reuters

The Snapshot: What Part of “Get Out of Iraq” Don’t They Understand
Century Foundation - 2 hours ago
The public must be wondering: What part of “get out of Iraq” don’t they understand? The latest CBS/New York Times poll has the lowest number ever (34 percent) saying the United States did the right thing taking military action in Iraq, and the highest ...

Maoist Victory in Nepal Could Prompt New Era for Relations with India
Voice of America - 2 hours ago
By Steve Herman India is expressing a willingness to work with the Maoists in Nepal, who are in line to form the new government in Kathmandu, based on election results so far.
Maoists lead Nepalese elections United Press International
Maoists set to sweep Nepal election Christian Science Monitor

Victorious Maoists demand king's exit
The Australian - 3 hours ago
MENACING Maoist mobs circled the Narayanhity royal palace that dominates central Kathmandu yesterday, demanding that 61-year-old King Gyanendra move out and hand it over to the people following the communists' landslide win in Nepal's election.

Tibet - China
Dalai Lama: Open Tibet 'to the world'
United Press International - 3 hours ago
SEATTLE, April 14 (UPI) -- The Dalai Lama, in Seattle for a conference, called upon China to open Tibet "to the world" and reiterated his support for Beijing's hosting of the Olympics.
Journalists group appeals to China to allow unrestricted coverage ... International Herald Tribune
In China, Citizens Call For Boycotts of Their Own Wall Street Journal

El Dalai Lama afirma que dimitirá si aumenta la violencia en Tíbet
La Vanguardia - hace 22 horas
Washington. (EFE).- El líder espiritual del Tíbet en el exilio, el Dalai Lama, afirmó hoy que dimitirá de su cargo si empeora la violencia en su tierra natal. En una rueda de prensa en Seattle (EE.UU.), la primera etapa de su gira por Estados Unidos, ...
El Dalai Lama afirma que dimitiría si la violencia en Tíbet se ... El Periódico
Boicot a los Juegos Olímpicos Tiempo

Israel - Palestine
Israel snubs Carter, declines security help
Reuters - 38 minutes ago
By Adam Entous JERUSALEM, April 14 (Reuters) - Israel's secret service declined to assist US agents guarding former US President Jimmy Carter during a visit in which Israeli leaders shunned him over his plans to meet Hamas, US sources said on Monday.
Carter: Sderot attacks criminal BBC News
Carter Wants US Talks With Hamas The Associated Press

Gaza children get foreign treatment at home
Reuters - 53 minutes ago
By Nidal al-Mughrabi JABALYA CAMP, Gaza Strip, April 14 (Reuters) - An Australian surgeon operated on Monday on Palestinian children in need of care unavailable in the Gaza Strip or not readily attainable elsewhere due to Israeli restrictions on the ...
Gaza universities close due to fuel cuts Jerusalem Post
Israel Reportedly Offered Hamas a Truce in Gaza Strip FOXNews

Jimmy Carter qualifie les tirs de roquettes contre Sdérot de "crime - Il y a 3 heures
SDEROT (Israël) - L'ancien président américain Jimmy Carter a vivement condamné lundi les tirs de roquettes palestiniennes contre la ville israélienne de Sdérot, les qualifiant de "crime infâme", lors d'une visite dans cette localité du sud du pays. ...

Pakistani President Proposes Construction of Oil, Gas Pipeline to ...
Voice of America - 1 hour ago
By VOA News Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has urged China's leaders to consider participating in the construction of an oil pipeline from the Middle East to China.

11 Afghan Police Killed in Taliban Attack
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By TAIMOOR SHAH KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Taliban insurgents attacked a police checkpoint north of the city early Monday morning, killing 11 policemen and burning their vehicles before disappearing again into the night.
11 Afghan police, 2 NATO soldiers killed in separate attacks in ... International Herald Tribune
Afghan Blast Kills 2 UK Servicemen; AFP Says 11 Police Die Bloomberg

Global Food Crisis
World Bank Leader Urges Action on Food
The Associated Press - 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The president of the World Bank urged immediate action to deal with mounting food prices that have caused hunger and deadly violence in several countries.
World Bank president calls for action as food prices cause rioting Times Online
World's new crisis: soaring food prices The Age

RPT-ANALYSIS-What will Doha really do for world food prices?
Reuters - 2 hours ago
By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON, April 11 (Reuters) - A new world trade deal, more than six years in the making, finally appears to be within reach, but it may not ease raging global food costs that have protesters pouring into the streets from Egypt to Haiti ...
Africa: Food Alarm And New Proposals

Kenya: un responsable des droits de l'Homme dénonce le coût du - Il y a 6 heures
NAIROBI - Le président de la Commission nationale kényane sur les droits de l'Homme, Maina Kiai, a dénoncé lundi la taille du gouvernement de coalition nommé dimanche, regrettant le "prix élevé à payer" pour les contribuables kényans. ...
Kenya: la situation France 2
Premier défi pour le gouvernement de coalition au Kenya L'Express

Somali rebels kill two Britons and two Kenyans
International Herald Tribune - 5 hours ago
By Ibrahim Mohamed Reuters JOWHAR, Somalia: Islamist insurgents killed two Britons and two Kenyans in an overnight raid on a school in central Somalia, residents said on Monday.
Britons, Kenyans killed in Somalia attack AFP
Two Britons 'killed in Somalia' BBC News

The Italian Church
Papa tratará en Estados Unidos el escándalo de la pederastia en la ...
Terra España - hace 3 horas
El papa Benedicto XVI llega mañana a Estados Unidos, en una viaje en el que afrontará el escándalo de la pederastia en la Iglesia del país y defenderá ante la ONU los derechos humanos. El viaje de Benedicto XVI a Estados Unidos es el tercero de un ...
Todo preparado en EEUU para la visita del Papa IBLNEWS
Protestas contra abuso sexual en la Iglesia Católica Voice of America

The Australian Church (not to be confused with a regressive subset thereof)
Church support for gay school formals - 2 hours ago
THE head of the Anglican Church in Australia has backed gay and lesbian students taking same-sex partners to school formals. IIIIIAnglican Archbishop Phillip Aspinall yesterday said he had no "personal objection to a school deciding to allow boys to ...
Gay students get OK for school formals Melbourne Herald Sun
School bans same-sex formal partners The Australian

Christ, the first-born of creation and the Creator of all things that have come into being, is risen from the dead as the first-fruits of them that slept. He hath renewed in Himself the corrupted nature of our race; no longer, O Death, art thou lord; for the Master of all hath destroyed thy dominion.
--Monday of the Paralytic, Pentecostarion

--the BB

No comments: