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Entries from June 2011

ECONOMY: IMF examines the two candidates, Lagarde is favorite

June 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday looks at applications for the position of CEO, and could immediately choose between the French Christine Lagarde, the overwhelming favorite, and Mexico's Agustin Carstens.
A meeting of the Board is scheduled in Washington at 10 o'clock (1400 GMT).
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RWANDA: The only woman indicted for genocide his fate in the day

June 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - The only woman indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the former Minister of Family Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, his fate will be determined Friday, and five co-defendants, all charged with genocide in 1994 Butare (southern Rwanda).
Ms. Nyiramasuhuko, who is also the first woman prosecuted for genocide before an international […]

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Violent riots took place between Catholics and Protestants in Belfast

June 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - A British press photographer was shot in the leg Wednesday night in Belfast when new violence between Catholics and Protestants, "the worst in a long time," police said.
Hit in the calf, the photographer of the British agency Press Association has been hospitalized, the agency said.
The day before, two […]

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LIBYA: Accused of killing of civilians in a raid in Tripoli, NATO opened an investigation

June 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - NATO launched an investigation on a Sunday bombing in Tripoli, which the Libyan regime has killed at least nine civilians, including five members of one family, the day after acknowledging a blunder against rebel forces in the country.
"NATO considers this matter," said spokesman Mike Bracken. "NATO led operations in Tripoli […]

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Papandreou has a redesign to calm the demonstrators

June 16th, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou on Wednesday announced the evening of impressive demonstrations against his proposed austerity budget, he would proceed Thursday to reshuffle his government and call for a confidence vote in Parliament.
"Tomorrow, I will form a new government and immediately after I ask trust in Parliament," said […]

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TURKISH LEGISLATION: Closing of polling stations, violent incidents outside the polling

June 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Follow the special program devoted to the elections in Turkey on FRANCE 24 from 20h (Paris time).
Polls closed Sunday at 5:00 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) in Turkey after the elections which the ruling party emerged from the Islamist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the favorite.
The polling stations had […]

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IMF: "Christine Lagarde is not assured of winning the item"

June 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

The race to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will take a new turn June 10, with the close of nominations.
At that time, the fate of applicants will depend on the decision of the Board of Directors of the IMF who has to choose its new director by […]

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FRANCE: The words "Facebook" and "Twitter" forbidden, the Anglo-Saxon laughs

June 7th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Anglo-Saxon choking with laughter … or indignation. In late May, the High Council of Audiovisual (CSA) French decided to ban the media to mention Facebook and Twitter, unless the news relates directly to these two platforms. This would, according to the CSA, to avoid making a surreptitious advertising at both social networks.
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INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE: Before the ICTY Mladic considers having "defended his country"

June 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off

Ratko Mladic, who was running for the first time before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague on Friday, refused to plead guilty or not guilty after reading the 11 counts brought against him. "I want to read and comprehend with my lawyers these terrible accusations you're against me." […]

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