26 avril 2010

Moldovan leader backs down on Moscow V-day parade ban

A row has erupted among leaders of Moldova's ruling coalition over Russia's World War Two Victory Day celebrations, with the president backtracking on a decision to keep Moldovan troops away from a Moscow parade. Acting President Mihai Ghimpu, a sharp critic of Russian policy who blames Moscow for supporting the breakaway territory of Transdniestria, last week banned the defence ministry from sending a 70-man unit to take part in the May 9 festivities. The reason given by Moldova, one of Europe's poorest countries, for... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2010

Le chef de l'Etat sortant autrichien, le social-démocrate Heinz Fischer, a été triomphalement réélu dimanche

Le chef de l'Etat sortant autrichien, le social-démocrate Heinz Fischer, a été triomphalement réélu dimanche lors de l'élection présidentielle avec environ 78% des voix face a la candidate controversée de l'extreme droite, Barbara Rosenkranz, qui obtiendrait environ 16% des suffrages, selon une estimation de l'institut ARGE. Un troisieme candidat, Rudolf Gehring, 61 ans, dirigeant du parti chrétien CPÖ, adversaire de l'avortement, obtiendrait 6% des voix. En 2004, Heinz Fischer l'avait emporté sur la conservatrice Benita... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2010

US, Russia say need spirit of WW2 trust to build ties

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday their nations need the spirit of mutual trust they enjoyed during World War Two to build true partnership. The two leaders issued a joint statement marking the 65th anniversary of Soviet troops and their American allies meeting at the Elbe River near the German town of Torgau, a few days before the final defeat of Nazi Germany. "The atmosphere of mutual trust and shared commitment to victory, which accompanied the historic handshake at the... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2010

UK Lib Dem leader faces furious media backlash

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg experienced the downside of his new popularity on Thursday when Britain's Conservative-supporting newspapers savaged him. Clegg, 43, has been projected from outsider to central player ahead of Britain's May 6 election after an assured performance in last week's televised leaders' debate. Britain's electoral system means the Liberal Democrats are almost certain not to win the election but they could end up holding the balance of power if the vote proves inconclusive. Clegg woke up on Thursday... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2010

MEDIAFAX/Presiunile asupra mass-media exercitate în România şi Bulgaria

South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) condamnă,  într-un comunicat de presă, presiunile asupra mass-media exercitate în România şi Bulgaria, exemplificând cu cazul unei jurnaliste de la postul Realitatea TV căreia premierul Emil Boc i-a smuls microfonul din mână.       Potrivit SEEMO, Emil Boc i-a luat microfonul unei jurnaliste de la Realitatea TV, acuzând ulterior, în mod public, postul de dezinformare. Boc a susţinut că purtătorul de cuvânt al Guvernului nu a primit drept la replică la Realitatea... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2010

Up to 100,000 mourners attend Warsaw commemoration

Poland paid an emotionaltribute on Saturday to President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Mariaand 94 other mostly senior political and military officialskilled in a plane crash a week ago in Russia.Up to 100,000 mourners, many clutching red-and-whitenational flags threaded with black ribbons, packed into the vastPilsudski Square in central Warsaw to commemorate the victims ofthe country's most devastating accident since World War Two.The commemoration came a day before Kaczynski's burial,which U.S. President Barack Obama and German... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2010

Intâlnire Titus Corlăţean - Avigdor Lieberman

Preşedinte Comisiei pentru politică externă, senatorul Titus Corlăţean, a participat joi, 15 aprilie, la un mic dejun de lucru cu vicepremierul statului Israel şi ministru de Externe, Avigdor Lieberman. La întâlnire au mai participat o serie de oameni politici, parlamentari, reprezentanţi ai unor instituţii ale statului cu competenţe în domeniul politicii externe şi relaţiilor internaţionale. În cadrul discuţiilor au fost abordate aspecte ale relaţiei bilaterale româno-israeliene în plan politic, economic, al schimburilor... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2010

British bishop convicted on Holocaust denial charge

A German court convicted ultraconservative British Bishop Richard Williamson on Friday for denying the Holocaust in a television interview. A court in the Bavarian city of Regensburg found Williamson guilty of incitement for saying in a 2008 interview with Swedish television that the Nazi gas chambers had never existed, and "only 200,000 to 300,000 Jews" had been killed by the Nazis. The court ordered the 70-year-old Williamson to pay a fine of 10,000 euros ($13,544). The Roman Catholic bishop was barred by his order from... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2010

GERMANY-HOLOCAUST/SURVIVOR

Susan Schwartz, who was one of the first babies born in the Displaced Persons (DP) camp of Bergen-Belsen, says her generation has a duty to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive as Nazi camp survivors die out. Schwartz, who was in Germany to attend ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, said her parents proudly bore the numbers tattooed on their arms as a reminder of what they had survived. "The survivors are going to be gone, so it will be my job, as a survivor's... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2010

Lieberman: România - unul dintre cei mai buni aliaţi ai Israelului

Vicepremierul statului Israel, care este şi ministru de Externe, Avigdor Lieberman, a declarat, joi, cu prilejul vizitei la complexul şcolar evreiesc Lauder Reut, că România este unul dintre cei mai buni aliaţi ai statului Israel, susţinând că cele două ţări au relaţii de cooperare excelente la toate nivelurile. 'România este unul dintre cei mai buni aliaţi ai noştri cu care avem relaţii de cooperare excelente în multe domenii. Apreciez România că e o ţară cu care cooperăm şi care are o societate deschisă', a spus Lieberman. ... [Lire la suite]
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