Monday, April 07, 2008

Lord, have mercy - 4/7/2008

Tibet - China - Olympic Games
Protest Disrupts Torch Relay in Paris
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By KATRIN BENNHOLD and JOHN F. BURNS PARIS - What was supposed to be a majestic procession for the Olympic torch through the French capital was disrupted Monday as thousands of people from around Europe, many with Tibetan flags, massed to protest the ...
Video: Protests Follow Olympic Torch Through Europe AssociatedPress
Olympics Photo Wire ESPN

Olympic torch put out thrice in Paris
NDTV.com - 57 minutes ago
It has been a rough day for the Olympic torch in Paris. Protestors have managed to force officials to put out the flame, not once but thrice after the torch relay began from the Eiffel Tower.

French foreign minister says all options regarding possible ...
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) - 9 hours ago
© AP PARIS (AP) - French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says all options are open regarding a possible boycott by France's president of the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics.
French foreign minister says all options open regarding Olympics ... News1130

Foreign Media in China Harassed on Tibet
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
BEIJING (AP) - Western reporters in China have received harassing phone calls, e-mails and text messages, some with death threats, supposedly from ordinary Chinese complaining about alleged bias in coverage of recent anti-Chinese protests in Tibet.
Tibetan Buddhism's next leader? International Herald Tribune
Latest Move in Tibet: Wall Street Journal

JO-2008: motion des députés du groupe Tibet à Hu Jintao, Sarkozy ...
TSR.ch - Il y a 5 heures
Le groupe d'études sur le Tibet à l'Assemblée nationale, qui a enregistré lundi matin sa 150e adhésion, a adressé une motion au président chinois Hu Jintao, au président Nicolas Sarkozy et au président du CIO Jacques Rogge, appelant au respect des ...
Chine, la propagande du complot Libération
« La réaction du régime chinois est imprévisible » Ouest-France

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Court Delays Ruling on Vote Count
New York Times - 59 minutes ago
The opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Saturday that he was the winner of Zimbabwe’s presidential election in March. By CELIA W. DUGGER JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe’s high court on Monday delayed by at least 24 hours a decision on whether to force the ...
Zimbabwe Court Delays Decision on Election Results Voice of America
Zimbabwe court delays poll ruling again Reuters

Mugabe planning mine grab - Zim press
The Times - 1 hour ago
By Sherilee Bridge, I-Net Bridge While the world waits for news about the outcome of Zimbabwe’s elections, Zimbabwean newspapers at the weekend reported that Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF planned to seize foreign-owned mines to win over votes.
DA: Mbeki out of touch with reality in Zim Independent Online
UK wants "proper monitoring" of any Zimbabwe run-off Reuters South Africa

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka military says kills 49 rebels, bombs north
Reuters - 4 hours ago
By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO, April 7 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka air force jets bombed rebel positions in the far north on Monday while troops killed 49 Tamil Tiger rebels in fresh fighting, the military said.
Tamil Tigers targeted after MP's death CNN International
Sri Lankan forces attack rebels United Press International

Iraq
A 'defining moment' in Iraq
West County Journal - 1 hour ago
You would think that after "Mission Accomplished," President George W. Bush would have learned to avoid hyperbole when talking about the Iraq war. As Iraqi security forces were foundering in their recent attempt to dislodge Shiite militias from control ...
Iraq violence up as troop levels drop Boston Globe
Al-Sadr Calls for Dialogue in Iraq The Associated Press

US and Iraqis Battle Militias to End Attacks
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By ERICA GOODE and MICHAEL R. GORDON BAGHDAD - Sharp fighting broke out in the Sadr City district of Baghdad on Sunday as American and Iraqi troops sought to control neighborhoods used by Shiite militias to fire rockets and mortars into the nearby ...
Maliki issues election ultimatum International Herald Tribune
Iraq's Sadr to Disband Militia if Ordered by Clerics Washington Post

Le Premier ministre irakien lance un ultimatum aux sadristes
Le Point - Il y a 5 heures
La formation politique de l'imam chiite Moktada Sadr sera écartée de la vie politique irakienne si ce dernier ne dissous pas sa milice, l'Armée du Mahdi, prévient le Premier ministre Nouri al Maliki, cité par la chaîne CNN. ...
Al-Sadr pourrait accepter de démanteler l'Armée du Mahdi La Tribune.fr
Le premier ministre irakien menace d'interdire de participation ... Le Monde

Sadr disolverá su milicia si cuenta con aprobación liderazgo ...
Terra España - hace 28 minutos
El clérigo radical chií dice que disolverá su milicia, Ejército del Mahdi', si cuenta con la aprobación del máximo liderazgo religioso chií de la ciudad santa de Nayaf, según anunció hoy uno de sus ayudantes. 'Muqtada al Sadr pedirá la opinión de los ...
Nouri al-Maliki amenaza con prohibir actividad política de al-Sadr Voice of America
La disyuntiva de Moqtada Canarias 7

Israel - Palestine
Ehud Olmert et Mahmoud Abbas renouent le contact
La Tribune.fr - Il y a 20 minutes
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Le Premier ministre israélien et le président palestinien Mahmoud Abbas ont assuré lundi vouloir mener à bien leurs négociations de paix en dépit des "difficultés de terrain" - sécurité pour Israël, colonisation pour les ...
Proche-Orient: Olmert et Abbas espèrent toujours un accord avant ... AFP
Fin de la rencontre Abbas/Olmert à Jérusalem Romandie.com

Olmert y Abas mantienen su confianza en lograr un acuerdo en 2008
AFP - hace 1 hora
JERUSALÉN (AFP) — El primer ministro israelí, Ehud Olmert, y el presidente palestino, Mahmud Abas, insistieron el lunes en su deseo de alcanzar un acuerdo antes de finales de 2008, durante una reunión en Jerusalén con la que han reanudado las ...
Olmert y Abbas reanudan reuniones después de receso Reuters América Latina
Reunión de Olmert y Abbas culmina sin acuerdos Prensa Latina
Olmert y Abás expresan inquietud pero seguirán negociando un ...
Terra España - hace 2 horas
El primer ministro israelí, Ehud Olmert, y el presidente palestino, Mahmud Abás, expresaron hoy su inquietud por las amenazas que se ciernen sobre su diálogo pero reafirmaron que proseguirán la negociación hasta cerrar un acuerdo de paz este año. ...

Montenegro
Le président du Monténégro assuré de sa réélection dès le premier tour
Le Monde - Il y a 6 heures
Filip Vujanovic a été réélu à la tête du Monténégro, dimanche 6 avril, dès le premier tour de l'élection présidentielle. Selon le CEMI, une agence indépendante qui a observé le scrutin, le président sortant l'a emporté avec 52,3 % des voix devant le ...
Le président monténégrin Filip Vujanovic réélu au premier tour Le Point
Le président sortant Vujanovic donné vainqueur au Montenegro La Tribune.fr

United States-Colombia Trade Deal
Bush Sending Congress Colombia Pact
ABC News - 32 minutes ago
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer AP President Bush forcing a congressional vote on a controversial trade agreement that would would tear down trade barriers between the two... President Bush on Monday signed a letter sending Congress a ...
Bush to Send Colombian Trade Deal to Congress for Vote FOXNews
Bush Presses Congress On Colombia Trade Pact Wall Street Journal

Egypt
Fresh clashes in troubled Egypt Nile Delta town
Reuters South Africa - 37 minutes ago
CAIRO, April 7 (Reuters) - Clashes broke out between police and protesters in the Nile Delta textile town of Mahalla el-Kubra for the second straight day on Monday and the protesters set fire to several shops, witnesses said.
Calm returns after strike in Egypt The Times
In Egypt, Technology Helps Spread Discontent of Workers New York Times

Somalia
Somalis urge action on pirate ship
Aljazeera.net - 59 minutes ago
French and American army units have been urged to take tough action against a luxury French yacht whose crew has been held hostage by pirates since Friday.
France Sends Troops in Pirate Standoff The Associated Press
Pirates holding French yacht shoot at militia Reuters South Africa

India - Africa
'India's ties with Africa distinct from others'
Economic Times - 1 hour ago
NEW DELHI: India underlined its "distinct" approach towards Africa on Monday, a day before its first-ever summit with African countries, and reiterated its support for the continent's place in an expanded UN Security Council.
India strengthens its presence in African Indian Ocean Rim Hindu
Diamonds add shine to India's ties with Angola, Namibia Times of India

Kenya
Une délégation sans Raila Odinga rencontre Mwai Kibaki au Kenya
L'Express - Il y a 48 minutes
Le chef de l'opposition kényane a décidé de ne pas rencontrer personnellement lundi le président Mwai Kibaki, préférant envoyer une délégation négocier un accord de partage du pouvoir qui risque d'être encore repoussé. Le porte-parole d'Odinga, ...
Kenya: La formation du gouvernement de coalition dans l'impasse Afrique en ligne
Gouvernement kényan: le président Kibaki consulte ses partisans AFP

Argentina - France - Colombia
Sarkozy se compromete con Fernández de Kirchner a visitar Argentina
Terra España - hace 2 horas
La presidenta argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, anunció hoy el 'compromiso' de su colega francés, Nicolas Sarkozy, de hacer una visita oficial al país sudamericano en la primera parte del año próximo, tras reunirse con él en el Elíseo. ...
Francia pide ´libertad´ para Ingrid Betancourt La Opinión de Tenerife
Miles marchan en París en apoyo a Betancourt Voice of America

The women brought myrrh and came unto Thy sepulchre. Their souls filled with joy on seeing the bright Angel's light. With great zeal and boldness, O Lord, they preached that Thou art the God of all, and to Thy disciples they cried: The Life of all hath arisen from the dead.
--Monday of the Myrrh-Bearers, Pentecostarion

--the BB

1 comment:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Ha! The torch bearers had to retreat to a bus in Paris, too. I like it.