Archive for December, 2007

Pakistani former Prime Minister , Benazir Bhutto, was assassinated on Thursday. She was in Rawalpindi, which is seen as one of the country’s most secure cities. Ms Bhutto was leaving an election rally when a gunman shot her in the neck and chest, and then blew himself up. (more…)

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And the award goes to …

Every year since 1927, Time Magazine has been giving its Person of the Year award. The 2007 award goes to Vladimir Putin, the Russian President. Other contestants were Al Gore, former US Vice President and JK Rowling, Harry Potter author. (more…)

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Belgium’King, Albert II, asked Guy Verhosradt earlier this week to form an interim government. And he did.

The government of the Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, who lost the elections in June, can’t stay in office for more than three months. Then he will hand over power to Christian Democrats and Liberals, who won the elections in June. Together they won 81 of the 150 seats.

On Sunday the interim government will face a parliamentary vote of confidence. If it passes this vote, Mr Verhofstadt’s government will stay in office until March, 23, not longer.

Let’s hope this foretell the end of the crisis for Belgium.

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Four-and-a-half year after the invasion, British troops finally start giving Iraq back to Iraqi.

The British troops have given control of Basra province to the Iraqi authorities during a ceremony at Basra airport. This is the ninth province to resume responsibility for its own security.

The Iraqi troops paraded in tanks armoured and vehicles through the streets of Basra. Now they will have to control insurgents in the area.

There still are 4,500 British troops in Iraq, but they will now take a backseat role, focus on training Iraqi forces. The British prime minister, Gordon Brown, said that by March 2008 there will be about 2,500 troops in Iraq.

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Senator Barack Obama of Illinois received a great support last weekend, from the first lady of television : Oprah Winfrey. “For the very first time in my life I feel compelled to stand up and speak out for the man who I believe has a new vision for America” , Ms Winfrey told the crowd. The very rich and influent woman of the US performed a 17 minutes speech. (more…)

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MediaPart, the project

If you don’t know MediaPart yet, I intend to change that. MediaPart is an online newspaper, created by French journalists. They want to design a new information pattern. On their site, no advertisement, which certifies the independence of the informations they will give. Still they need funding. (more…)

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A number of business agreements have been signed on Monday, between Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his host, the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy. Libyan leader Col Gaddafi started a five-day visit on Monday. Four years ago, he decided to end the diplomatic’s isolation. France is the first Western country to welcome him. (more…)

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