Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Господи помилуй - 4/22/2008

Iraq PM chides neighbors for lack of support
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Rania El Gamal and Ulf Laessing KUWAIT (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki chided neighboring states on Tuesday for not beefing up ties with Baghdad or writing off Iraq's debts now that Saddam Hussein is gone and Iraq is no longer a ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Urges Arab States to Send Ambassadors to Baghdad Voice of America
Arab states reluctant to forgive Iraq debt Washington Times

Female suicide bomber kills four in Iraq
Los Angeles Times - 14 hours ago
By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer BAGHDAD -- A female suicide bomber in northern Iraq killed three pro-American Sunni fighters and a civilian Monday, and fighting in east Baghdad left at least nine suspected Shiite fighters dead.
Iraq Shi'ite party says no mortar hit headquarters Reuters
Missile hits headquarters of Iraq Shiite party ABC Online

Zimbabwe - China - South Africa
Arms Shipment to Zimbabwe May Turn Back
New York Times - 35 minutes ago
By CELIA W. DUGGER and DAVID BARBOZA JOHANNESBURG - As protests intensified across southern Africa against the delivery of a shipment of Chinese-made arms to Zimbabwe, the Chinese government said Tuesday that the ship carrying the arms - owned by a ...
China may recall Zimbabwe weapons BBC News
German bank gets impound order for Chinese ship's Zimbabwe-bound cargo International Herald Tribune

Zimbabwe churches: Stop the murder, torture
CNN International - 1 hour ago
(CNN) -- Zimbabwe's religious leaders have called for international help to stop the political and humanitarian crisis gripping the nation since last month's presidential and parliamentary elections.
Zimbabwe court denies bail to strike detainees to "deter" others Monsters and Critics.com
Zimbabwe: 'Vote Recount to Take Longer' AllAfrica.com

China Defends Arms Shipment to Zimbabwe as Normal Trade
Voice of America - 39 minutes ago
By Stephanie Ho China says a shipment of weapons headed for Zimbabwe is a product of normal trade. The Chinese Foreign Ministry says the ship was unable to unload and now may be heading back for China.

Washington veut empêcher une livraison d'armes chinoises à Harare
Le Monde - Il y a 57 minutes
L'épopée du An Yue Jiang, le navire chinois transportant des armes et des munitions à destination du Zimbabwe, pays en proie à une vive tension politique et sociale, se poursuit. Le bateau, qui devait décharger sa cargaison au port de Durban (Afrique ...
Zimbabwe: le navire chinois transportant des armes en route pour Romandie.com
Zimbabwe: multiplication des appels à une intervention internationale AFP

Zimbabwe Opposition Applauds Tsvangirai Meeting With UN Chief Voice of America
As Zimbabwe sweats, opposition leaders stay abroad AFP

UPDATE 1-Zuma says Zimbabwe situation not acceptable
Reuters South Africa - 4 hours ago
By Kerstin Gehmlich and Kathrin Schich BERLIN, April 22 (Reuters) - South African ruling party leader Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday Africa must send a mission to Zimbabwe to end a delay in issuing election results, which he called unacceptable.
Southern Africa: SADC Wants Mbeki to Continue As Mediator AllAfrica.com
Human Wave Flees Violence in Zimbabwe New York Times

Vote tampering in Zimbabwe
Sydney Morning Herald - 56 minutes ago
HARARE: Evidence has emerged of a concerted effort to rig Zimbabwe's election for the President, Robert Mugabe, with testimony that seals protecting ballot boxes have been broken.
UPDATE 1-Zuma says Zimbabwe situation not acceptable Reuters South Africa
Zimbabwe opposition chief to return home 'when appropriate' AFP

Palestine - Israel
Rice: Officials Advised Carter Not to Meet With Hamas
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
By Karen DeYoung KUWAIT, April 22-- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today refuted a statement by former President Jimmy Carter that no one in the US government told him not to go on a trip to the Middle East, where he met with the leadership of the ...
Rice says Carter was warned against meeting with Hamas The Associated Press
State, Hamas disputes Carter's statements United Press International

Hmm, let me see. Credibility of Rice versus credibility of Carter. Tough call.

Hamas says it's willing to accept Gaza Strip cease-fire
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas has softened its position and is willing to accept a cease-fire in just the Gaza Strip, dropping a demand that the truce immediately include the West Bank, the group's senior representatives said Tuesday.
Silence in Israel on Hamas proposal Sydney Morning Herald
Opening Gaza crossing Ynetnews

Moyen-Orient - Jimmy Carter a rencontré les dirigeants du Hamas
TF1 - Il y a 41 minutes
L'ancien président américain Jimmy Carter a achevé une tournée de neuf jours au Moyen Orient. Le Hamas a répondu à ses questions et clarifié ses conditions pour un accord avec Israël. L'ancien président américain Jimmy Carter, prix Nobel de la Paix, ...
Le Hamas pourrait accepter une trêve avec Israël Le Point
Le Hamas accepte un plan de paix sous condition L'Express

Hamás aceptaría un acuerdo de Abbás con Israel tras un referendo
El Periódico - hace 13 horas
Carter habla con la prensa tras la gira, ayer en Jerusalén. Foto: AFP / JACK GUEZ Hamás está dispuesto a "vivir en paz junto a Israel como vecino". Así de tajante fue el mensaje transmitido ayer en Jerusalén por el expresidente de EEUU Jimmy Carter ...
Hamas está dispuesto a reconocer a Israel, sostiene Jimmy Carter La Nueva España
EE.UU.: Política de Hamas no ha cambiado Voice of America

Map from the BBC Well, I didn't know where Abkhazia was, did you?

Russia - Georgia
Russia says rebels downed plane
BBC News - 40 minutes ago
Russian authorities have said that Abkhaz rebels shot down an unmanned Georgian spy plane over the breakaway region of Abkhazia. Georgia has said it believes a Russian fighter jet was behind Sunday's shooting down of the drone.
Video: Georgia behind Abkhazia tensions: Putin RussiaToday
UN to consider Russia action in Georgia United Press Internationa

Le drone géorgien abattu par des séparatistes abkhazes, selon Moscou
Romandie.com - Il y a 53 minutes
MOSCOU - Le ministère russe des Affaires étrangères a déclaré mardi que le drone géorgien abattu au-dessus de la région séparatiste d'Abkhazie l'a été par les forces armées abkhazes, et non par la Russie comme l'en accuse la Géorgie. ...
La Russie accusée d'avoir abattu un drone géorgien Le Monde
Quand la Russie se paie un drone géorgien Libération

Tibet - China - Olympics
Besieged Carrefour wins praise from China official
Reuters - 53 minutes ago
BEIJING, April 22 (Reuters) - China's government stepped into the corner of embattled French supermarket group Carrefour on Tuesday, commending the way it runs its Chinese business and thanking it for supporting the Beijing Olympics.
China condemns Paris honour to Dalai Lama Reuters India
France Tries to Limit Olympics Fallout New York Times

Paris tente de calmer le jeu avec Pékin
Radio Suisse Romande - Il y a 27 minutes
Depuis le fiasco du passage de la flamme olympique à Paris, les manifestations anti-françaises se multiplient en Chine. La France a dépêché 3 émissaires à Pékin pour tenter de calmer le jeu. Durant le week-end, de nombreuses manifestations se sont ...
Chine : Jean-Dominique Giuliani appelle à une "discussion franche ... France Info
"Le peuple chinois a apprécié" la lettre Le Figaro

Dalaï-lama citoyen d'honneur : Pékin «mécontent»
Le Figaro - Il y a 2 heures
Alors que l'Elysée tente d'apaiser la crise, la Chine estime que la décision de la ville de Paris de rendre hommage au leader spirituel tibétain est une «grossière ingérence». «Cette décision est une grossière ingérence dans les affaires intérieures ...
Dalaï-lama: la Chine proteste contre Delanoë L'Express
L'ambassadeur chinois présente ses lettres de créances à Sarkozy Le Parisien

En Chine, les manifestations contre la France ne faiblissent pas
Libération - Il y a 21 heures
Des milliers de personnes se sont rassemblées lundi dans plusieurs villes de province. Les magasins Carrefour sont particulièrement visés. Les Chinois ne décolèrent pas. De nouvelles manifestations contre la France ont éclaté lundi dans plusieurs ...
Le boycott anti-Carrefour attise les passions Le Parisien
Chine: Paris regrette certains "gestes" Le Figaro

Nepal: The rocky red road
BBC News - 3 hours ago
By Rabindra Mishra The unexpected victory of the Maoist rebels in Nepal's elections has surprised the former rebels themselves, baffled political observers and stunned the international community.
Maoists lead as Nepal vote counting nearing an end Monsters and Critics.com
Full results due in Nepal poll dominated by Maoists AFP

US SecDef
Gates hits unmet war-zone needs
Washington Times - 1 hour ago
By Sara A. Carter Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates urged student Air Force officers to think unconventionally. (Getty Images) The Pentagon for the first time admonished US forces for not providing troops adequate intelligence resources to combat ...
Video: Gates Urges Air Force to Do More for War Effort AssociatedPress
Defense Chief Advises Cadets on Disagreeing with Leaders New York Times

World Food Crisis
Food Crisis Risks Creating `Silent Tsunami' of Hunger, WFP Says
Bloomberg - 3 hours ago
By Jason Gale April 22 (Bloomberg) -- Rising food prices are creating the biggest challenge the World Food Programme has faced in its 45- year history, ``a silent tsunami threatening to plunge more than 100 million people on every continent into hunger ...
Rising food prices 'a silent tsunami' Telegraph.co.uk
UN food chief urges crisis action BBC News

Paris donne 1 milliard d'euros d'aide à l'agriculture africaine
La Tribune.fr - Il y a 55 minutes
PARIS (Reuters) - La France consacrera un milliard d'euros sur cinq ans (2008-2012) à l'aide au développement de l'agriculture en Afrique pour répondre à la crise alimentaire qui affecte durement ce continent, déclare l'Elysée. ...
Sarkozy participera au sommet de Rome Le Figaro
Biocarburants: la révolte des ventres creux Le Vif/L'Express

Pirates along the Somalian coast - update
Fondea en costas de Somalia atunero vasco secuestrado por piratas
Milenio - hace 5 horas
El buque, con 26 tripulantes de los cuales 13 son españoles y los otros 13 de diferentes nacionalidades, fue abordado el pasado domingo cuando cuatro barcos piratas lo atacaron con lanzagranadas. Madrid.- El buque atunero vasco “Playa de Bakio”, ...
El atunero secuestrado está fondeado en Somalia Swissinfo
Los tripulantes del pesquero secuestrado en Somalia están en tierra AFP

Destacan dificultades de Lugo para gobernar Paraguay
El Universal (México) - hace 1 hora
07:50 El triunfo del ex obispo Fernando Lugo en las elecciones presidenciales en Paraguay genera esperanza e ilusión, pero también hace prever que tendrá dificultades internas para gobernar, destacó hoy la prensa europea. Los principales rotativos de ...
Colorados paraguayos votaron contra su propia candidata presidencial Prensa Latina
Busca un pacto con Brasil No soy de izquierda, ni de derecha, soy ... El Diario de Yucatán

Fernando Lugo consigue en Paraguay una histórica victoria de la ...
La Rioja - hace 16 horas
Fernando Lugo en una entrevista ayer, con el cuadro 'Las lágrimas de San Pedro', de El Greco al fondo. / ENRIQUE MARCARIAN-REUTERS «Hemos escrito una nueva página en la historia nacional», destacó el flamante presidente electo de Paraguay, ...
Lugo sueña con una 'patria grande' latinoamericana y un Paraguay ... Terra España

By Thy Cross, O Christ, Thou hast freed us from the ancient curse; and by Thy death, Thou hast destroyed the devil, who tyrannized our nature; and by Thine arising, Thou hast filled all things with joy. Wherefore, we cry to Thee: Thou Who dist arise from the dead, Lord, glory be to Thee.
--Tuesday of the Fifth Week, Pentecostarion

--the BB

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