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Entries from August 2011

FOOTBALL: Javier Pastore, the man who is worth 42 million euros

August 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Eleven years after the biggest transfer of the club's history, until now owned by Nicolas Anelka - moved from Real Madrid to PSG to 33.5 million euros - the capital club is about to set a new record . Argentina's Javier Pastore, 22, landed in France with the status of new star of the […]

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Libya: Libyan Black Gold of envy

August 26th, 2011 · Comments Off

While the hunt to find Muammar Gaddafi continues, states and oil companies are busy not to be left behind for future account-holders of the black gold Libya.
Announced a battle that reflects the strategic importance of Libya in the oil market. Before the conflict erupted in February, the country produces 2% of world […]

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COMPUTER: Hewlett-Packard is reviewing its strategy from top to bottom

August 19th, 2011 · Comments Off

Hewlett-Packard said Thursday it would begin his Copernican revolution. First shock: the world's # 1 computer manufacturer does not stop producing, by next year … the PC. Second shock: the American giant will throw into oblivion WebOS, the operating system for smartphones and tablets that it had acquired less than a year to just […]

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FINANCE: Gold hits new record at nearly 1900 dollars per ounce

August 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - The price of gold rose to a record Monday, approaching the first 1,900 dollars an ounce, boosted by a cocktail of concerns about the strength of the global economy, the debt crisis of the area euro and geopolitical uncertainties in the Arab world.
The price of an ounce of gold rose […]

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The defense minister resigns after remarks unkind against the government

August 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Brazilian Minister of Defense Nelson Jobim, in charge of the purchase of fighter jets to modernize the Air Force, resigned Thursday and was replaced by the experienced Celso Amorim, said the Presidency .
The situation of Mr.Jobim had become "untenable", according to political analysts, after a series of criticisms against members of the […]

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Berlin commemorates 50 years of building the "Wall of Shame"

August 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Germany Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Wall which cut Berlin in two for 28 years and remember those who died trying to cross it.
On the night of Saturday 12 to Sunday, August 13, 1961, the leader of Communist East Germany (GDR) Walter Ulbricht gave the order to launch "Operation Rose." […]

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The riots spread to other cities

August 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - The riots that hit this weekend several multiethnic neighborhoods in London have continued into the night from Monday to Tuesday, forcing the British Prime Minister David Cameron to cut short his vacation to return to the capital in an emergency.
Violence and looting have also spread into the night with English […]

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Kick off World Youth Day in Madrid against a backdrop of economic austerity

August 17th, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from five continents have invaded Tuesday evening the center of Madrid for a giant open-air Mass, kick off World Youth Day, six days of celebration and prayer decried by some for cost in a country in crisis.
Dominated by a large stage decorated with a white […]

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U.S.: Storm Irene was at least 32 deaths on the East Coast

August 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

AFP - Tropical Storm Irene was at least 32 victims in nine states on the East Coast of the United States, reported Monday the U.S. authorities and local media, then swept it now, after having weakened the eastern Canada.
Six people died in the State of New York, six in North Carolina and […]

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