Monday, April 21, 2008

Monday, Monday, so good to me (or not) 4/21/2008

Power struggles loom in Paraguay
BBC News - 2 hours ago
By Robert Plummer After 61 years of Colorado Party rule, Paraguay is the second-poorest country in South America. What chance is there of a fresh start under the new President-elect, former Roman Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo?
Paraguay's Lugo Wins Presidency After 61 Years of Colorado Rule Bloomberg
Former bishop Fernando Lugo to take power in Paraguay Times Online

Ex-bishop wins Paraguayan election; 6-decade rulers dumped
The Associated Press - 35 minutes ago
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) - The world's longest-ruling political party lost its six-decade grasp on power in Paraguay with the presidential victory of a former Roman Catholic bishop.

Fernando Lugo détrône le parti Colorado au Paraguay
L'Express - Il y a 5 heures
Fernando Lugo, ancien évêque catholique et chef de file de l'opposition de centre-gauche, a mis fin à 61 ans d'hégémonie du parti Colorado en remportant l'élection présidentielle dimanche au Paraguay. Les résultats quasi-définitifs le créditent de 41% ...
Portrait de Fernando Lugo
Liesse populaire pour la victoire de "l'évêque rouge TF1

La alternancia en Paraguay beneficia la democracia regional: España
Milenio - hace 1 hora
El foro se realizará durante dos días y reunirá a especialistas y representantes de instituciones del ámbito iberoamericano. Madrid.- El triunfo del candidato opositor Fernando Lugo en las elecciones presidenciales en Paraguay, ‘pone de manifiesto la ...
El ex obispo Fernando Lugo, presidente electo de Paraguay La Jornada (México)
Ex obispo será nuevo presidente El Universal (México)

Le Paraguay élit l'"évêque des pauvres" et bascule à gauche
Le Monde - Il y a 17 minutes
Le résultat des élections générales au Paraguay peut passer pour "historique" : Fernando Lugo, "l'évêque des pauvres", a été élu à la présidence de la République, dimanche 20 avril, mettant fin à soixante et un ans d'hégémonie du Parti Colorado. ...

Tibet - China - France - Kuala Lumpur - Jeux Olympiques
Paris plans charm offense on China after protests
International Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago
By Katrin Bennhold PARIS: After a wave of anti-French protests in China, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France is sending three top officials there this week in a diplomatic charm offensive aimed at limiting the political and economic fallout from the ...
Sarkozy apologises to disabled torchbearer Jin Jing over torch melee Times Online
President Sarkozy today said 'sorry' to a Chinese Paralympian who became a symbol of nationalist outrage at home after she was mobbed by demonstrators on the Paris leg of the Olympic torch relay.
France conveys sympathy to harried Chinese torch bearer Reuters

JO: la flamme traverse Kuala Lumpur sous bonne escorte
Le Point - Il y a 3 heures
La flamme olympique a traversé Kuala Lumpur sous bonne garde lundi, avant des étapes en Australie et au Japon dont le parcours sera modifié pour des raisons de sécurité. Les forces de l'ordre malaisiennes, déterminées à éviter les incidents de Londres, ...
Le relais de la flamme s'achève à Kuala Lumpur sous haute sécurité
Relais sous haute sécurité de la torche olympique à Kuala Lumpur AFP

Nicolas Sarkozy cherche l'apaisement avec la Chine
L'Express - Publié depuis 1 heure
Nicolas Sarkozy multiplie les messages à l'adresse des dirigeants chinois pour tenter de sortir de l'embarras diplomatique dans lequel l'ont plongé les manifestations, en France, contre la répression au Tibet. Le président du Sénat, Christian Poncelet, ...
«Chère mademoiselle Jin Jing, je voudrais vous dire toute mon ... Libération
L'étrange histoire du «phénomène Jin Jing» Le Figaro

Georgia - Russia
Georgia says Russian jet shot down its drone
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Ex-Soviet Georgia on Monday accused a Russian air force jet of trespassing into its airspace and shooting down an unmanned Georgian reconnaissance plane, but Moscow said the allegation was nonsense.
Video: Abkhazia awaits UN reaction to Russia's overtures RussiaToday
An illusion or a thawing in Russia-Georgia ties? Xinhua

Somalia - Spain
Somalis flee after Mogadishu battle - 1 hour ago
Hundreds of people have fled Mogadishu after heavy clashes between anti-government fighters and Somali and Ethiopian troops reportedly killed more than 80 people over the weekend.
Death-toll in Somalia battles rises to 85 Reuters South Africa
Somalia: Weekend Clashes Claim Dozens of Lives

NEW: Man on vessel tells Spanish radio pirates want money for ...
CNN International - 42 minutes ago
MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Pirates who seized a Spanish fishing boat Sunday off the coast of Somalia have apparently demanded money for the release of the 26 crew members, Spanish state radio RNE said Monday.
Span trying to get fishing crew released Sydney Morning Herald
Pirates hold Spanish boat crew hostage off Somalia AFP

Piraterie en Somalie: thonier espagnol capturé - pétrolier attaqué
Edicom - Il y a 26 minutes
Peu après avoir capturé un thonier espagnol et ses 26 membres d'équipage au large de la Somalie, des pirates ont attaqué à la roquette et à l'arme automatique un pétrolier japonais géant. Le tanker a réussi à en réchapper sans qu'aucun blessé ne soit à ...
Deux nouvelles attaques de pirates au large de la Somalie Ouest-France
Nouvelle attaque de pirates au large de la Somalie

Spanish ship heads to Somalia to find seized boat
Reuters South Africa - 1 hour ago
MADRID, April 21 (Reuters) - Spain has sent a ship to waters off Somalia, where pirates seized a Spanish tuna fishing boat with 26 people on board on Sunday, the Foreign Ministry said, adding that the crew seemed to be unhurt.

Patrones de Bermeo creen que una fragata no daría seguridad en Africa
Terra España - hace 36 minutos
Patrones de atuneros de Bermeo (Vizcaya) que, como el 'Playa de Bakio' han faenado en Somalia, creen que 'llevar una fragata para garantizar la seguridad de los buques' con bandera española en el cuerno de Africa, no evitaría ataques, ...
Defensa y Exteriores coordinan el rescate del atunero vasco ... La Vanguardia
El Gobierno envía una fragata a rescatar un atunero vasco apresado ... ABC

Zimbabwe election recount delayed
BBC News - 2 hours ago
The outcome of a partial recount of last month's disputed elections in Zimbabwe has been delayed. Electoral officials began the recount in 23 out of 210 seats on Saturday and said it would take three days.
Opposition wants humanitarian intervention, says hundreds injured ... International Herald Tribune
UK accuses Mugabe of trying to steal Zimbabwe vote Washington Post

It's Mugabe or death, voters told
Sydney Morning Herald - 1 hour ago
ZIMBABWE'S Health Minister armed himself with a Kalashnikov and threatened to kill opposition supporters forced to attend a political meeting unless they voted for Robert Mugabe in a second round of the presidential election, witnesses say.

Palestine - Israel
Carter Says Hamas May Accept Right of Israel to Exist (Update1)
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Alisa Odenheimer April 21 (Bloomberg) -- Former US President Jimmy Carter, who helped broker peace between Egypt and Israel in 1978, said that Israel's enemy Hamas may accept, under certain circumstances, the Jewish state's right to exist.
Video: Carter: Peace Process Has Regressed AssociatedPress
Former President Jimmy Carter explains Hamas' terms for peace with ... CNN

Le Hamas pourrait accepter un accord de paix, selon Carter
Tribune de Genève - Il y a 4 heures
| 11h28 Le Hamas est prêt à signer un accord de paix négocié par le président de l'Autorité palestinienne Mahmoud Abbas. Le Hamas est prêt à signer un accord de paix négocié par le président de l'Autorité palestinienne Mahmoud Abbas, a affirmé lundi ...
Le Hamas pourrait accepter un accord, selon Carter L'Express
Le Hamas serait disposé à signer un accord de paix RTBF

Catapulting the Propaganda (US)
David Barstow
New York Times - 1 hour ago
An article by David Barstow on Sunday reported that the Pentagon has cultivated “military analysts” in a campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the Bush administration’s wartime performance.
The Military-Media Complex Washington Post
US military groomed TV military analysts -NY Times Reuters

Midwest Earthquake
Magnitude-4.5 aftershock reported from Midwest earthquake
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
WEST SALEM, Ill. (AP) - A strong aftershock shook Southern Illinois on Monday, three days after a magnitude 5.2 quake rattled the region.
Another aftershock rocks region Cincinnati Enquirer
Strong aftershock reported early Monday in Illinois

Vietnam Launches Its First Satellite
PC World - 10 hours ago
Vietnam launched its first satellite over the weekend to provide telecommunications, broadcasting and Internet links across the country.
Big Step For Vietnam As It Sends Its First Satellite Into Space eFluxMedia
Vietnam Launches First Satellite Into Space dBTechno

North America
Bush seeks to cement legacy of ties with Canada, Mexico
The Associated Press - 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush, joining the conservative leaders of Canada and Mexico for one final time, is eager to expand a trading relationship that has been lucrative for the United States and both of its neighbors.
I-10 to be closed in both directions as motorcades pass
The Times-Picayune -
Bush seeks to cement legacy of ties with Canada, Mexico KRIS-TV

Britain praises Pakistan's democratic transition, supports C ...
International Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago
AP ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The British foreign secretary on Monday praised Pakistan's democratic transition and promised to push for the Islamic nation's reinstatement to the Commonwealth.
Britain backs Pakistan's efforts for re-entry into Commonwealth Monsters and
Should Pakistan return to the Commonwealth? Reuters

Salva Kiir urges new Archbishop to unite Sudan’s Anglican Church
Sudan Tribune - 10 hours ago
By Isaac Vuni April 20, 2008 (JUBA) - The First Vice president of the republic and president of the government of southern Sudan, General Salva Kiir Mayardit, has today, called upon the newly enthroned Archbishop of the Episcopal church of the Sudan, ...
New Archbishop for Sudanese Episcopal Church installs in Juba Sudan Tribune
Participate fully in the Census, Kiir tells southerners New Sudan Vision

Iraq's Sadr cannot be defeated by force: experts
Reuters India - 1 hour ago
Suddenly, after many months in which the news from Iraq has been mostly about falling violence, the country is reeling towards a rebellion by millions of Sadr's followers against a government crackdown on his black-masked Mehdi Army militia.
Iraq will confront Sadr and not allow open war Reuters South Africa
In surprise visit to Iraq, Rice taunts Shiite cleric Baltimore Sun

Arab nations non-committal on Iraq debt, embassies
Reuters South Africa - 59 minutes ago
By Mohammed Abbas and Sue Pleming MANAMA, April 21 (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice received no firm commitments on debt relief for Iraq or greater Arab diplomatic representation in Baghdad after a meeting of Arab states on Monday.
Rice fails to clinch Arab commitments on Iraq AFP
Iraq: US To Push For Greater Arab Engagement At Neighbors' Conference RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Gulf Countries Back Iraq, Respond to US Pressure (Update1)
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Viola Gienger April 21 (Bloomberg) -- Persian Gulf countries including Bahrain endorsed the Iraqi government's steps toward political reconciliation, responding to pressure from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to re-integrate their Arab brethren ...
Rice: Arab neighbors taking 'step forward' to support Iraq The Associated Press
US urges Arab support for Iraq

Réunion à Koweït d'experts des grandes puissances et des voisins ...
Le Monde - Publié depuis 1 heure
De hauts diplomates des grandes puissances et des pays voisins de l'Irak se sont réunis lundi à Koweït pour préparer une conférence ministérielle sur l'Irak, selon un responsable koweïtien. Les participants devaient discuter d'un projet de déclaration ...
Rice salue les efforts des voisins de l'Irak Le Figaro
Condoleezza Rice dans le Golfe pour des discussions avec les ... AFP

Al-Sadr recibe a Rice con una llamada a la «guerra total» contra ...
La Rioja - hace 15 horas
La secretaria de Estado norteamericana, Condoleezza Rice, llegó ayer a Irak justo a tiempo para oír cómo en las mezquitas de Ciudad Sadr, bastión del clérigo radical chií Moqtada al-Sadr en Bagdad, se exhortaba a expulsar a las tropas estadounidenses. ...
Rice asegura en Bagdad que Iraq vive una "primavera política" La Vanguardia
Rice visita Irak tras las nuevas amenazas de Al Sadr y Al Qaeda La Opinión de Málaga

Iraqi PM urges Arab states to open embassies in Baghdad
The Associated Press - 44 minutes ago
BAGHDAD (AP) - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday urged other Arab countries to reopen their embassies in the capital as a show of support for his government as it cracks down on Shiite militias in Iraq.
Iraq will confront Sadr and not allow open war Reuters South Africa
Iraqi cleric threatens 'open war' BBC News

Opposition warns UPA against supporting Nepal's Maoists
Hindu - 2 hours ago
New Delhi (PTI): The Opposition on Monday warned the government that Maoists' victory in Nepal polls could lead to the growth of the Naxal menace in the country, causing serious internal security problems.
Nepal's king denies exile reports BBC News
Nepal's king won't go into exile: palace AFP

Le roi du Népal Gyanendra exclut de s'exiler malgré la victoire ...
L'Express - Il y a 8 heures
Le roi du Népal Gyanendra a exclu lundi tout projet de départ en exil malgré le triomphe aux élections du 10 avril des anciens rebelles maoïstes qui devrait conduire à la transformation du royaume népalais en République. Le palais royal a réfuté dans ...
Népal: le roi exclut l'exil Le Figaro
Le roi Gyanendra s’accroche RFI

France (this one's for Jane R)
La France rend un hommage exceptionnel à Césaire, poète de la ...
L'Express - Il y a 17 heures
La France a rendu dimanche un hommage exceptionnel au poète de la "négritude" Aimé Césaire, décédé jeudi à 94 ans en Martinique (Antilles françaises), lors d'obsèques nationales en présence du président Nicolas Sarkozy et de nombreuses personnalités ...
Rivalités politiques aux obsèques d'Aimé Césaire Le Monde
Hommage à Aimé Césaire: Fort-de-France en deuil

Having beheld the entrance to the grave, and unable to bear the flame of the Angel, the myrrh-bearers stood in awe with trembling, while saying: Hath He been stolen perchance, He that opened Paradise to the thief? Hath He risen perchance, He that even before the Passion proclaimed His Arising? Truly Christ God is risen, granting life and resurrection to those in Hades.
--Monday of the Fifth Week, Pentecostarion

--the BB

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