The Foreign Minister of Spain, Jos Manuel Garca-Margallo , said that among the keys of attacks Brussels is the decentralization and federalism of that country, as well as the fact that belgium had not shared information with other countries .
“The Ministry of the Interior and information services transmitted me that great deficiency which has been in Belgium, which is not to share the information received, is not the case in Spain , where we splendid relations with all the services [intelligence and security] around the world, and especially, and that s know this first hand, with France and Morocco “he said Margallo before the start of the Nuclear Security Summit that Thursday afternoon (evening in Spain) is inaugurated in Washington.
Margallo also attributed the attacks to decentralization policy and institutional of Belgium. “I think security flaws that have occurred in Belgium are due to have decentralized security services and have not coordinated internal information services”, declared the minister. For Garca-Margallo, “the decentralization or the federalizacin a pas should be done with efficacy criteria , not identity criteria” as, according has hinted, it has been the case of belgium.
The foreign minister also said that “in Europe has been this week some fear of attacks on nuclear facilities and there is widespread fear that [terrorists] can be made radioactive material in hospitals or other facilities that could be used for terrorist intentions. “
Not only there was tension during the six hours of kidnapping Flight MS181 Tuesday. And the young british Ben Innes was not the only one who decided to immortalize the moment tomndose the selfie with the kidnapper, the Egyptian Seif Eldin Mustafa . Stewardess Egyptian state aerolnea Egyptair also fell into the temptation by criticisms that have rained the passenger smiling. It was not the joke unique. a hidden bank account, a frozen chicken or dismissal of a traveler also staged other misadventures
In the photo, Naira Atef -a member of the crew of the Airbus 320 covering the route between Alejandra and Cairo – appears posing with Seif, armed of a belt of explosives which forced to deflect the device to Larnaca airport false (Cyprus) and protagoniz six hours of uncertainty and speculation that ended the kidnapper -a tormented wearing cincuentn years without seeing his Cypriot wife and children- entregndose to the police.
kidnapping and an unsolved the question of how Seif was able to introduce a fake belt has been felt since the country at airports rabe. According could see THE WORLD at the last minute this wednesday, the BOOSTER police security checks at the Cairo International Airport, forcing all passengers to remove their shoes and causing long queues at the entrances to shipment. Not even all falt humor that much like the Egyptians . Sb passenger dared to share sb joke with the officer responsible for the scanner to purpose of the kidnapping of the eve.
One of the hostages of the hijacked plane has provided the most hilarious story by the way of the hours that I remained on board apparatus. “Result a painful experience being kidnapped in the middle of the sea with a guy on the tail of the plane that claims to have explosives,” he tells the Ashemaui Abdal on his Facebook wall. “Most of the people she admits GOT remain calm but, as usual, gave me some passengers da “. “I chose A type call all your family and friends when estbamos about to land in Cyprus and deca aloud: ‘Mohamed I am kidnapped’, ‘Fatma I’m kidnapped’ …”
And the scene was not unique. “A husband simptico telefone he recalls his wife to report the money he had hidden in a bank and more funny is that his wife completely forgot the kidnapping and peda that you repeat the name of the entity. a third passenger LOGR keep frozen chicken all the way until they found in her purse when boarding the plane back to Cairo and enfad while the agent security, to end such a fun discussion, assured him that will put it in the fridge the man shouted.. “Habis let pass a belt of explosives and not you loved accept my chicken ‘”
for if they were few characters and circumstances, the incident also was an absent-minded passenger cont between jokes. “pas trip was sleeping and woke up when we reported that estbamos landing in Cyprus. His question was: Why Cyprus? I’ll lose my connection “.
Sources of the Russian Defense Ministry claimed at the time that the pilot GOT to eject and was killed in land by militants on Syrian soil . The co-pilot of the plane survived, although a Russian soldier died during the mission to rescue.
The incident provoked a tense standoff between Russia and Turkey , which is a member of NATO . Moscow reacted with fury imposed a series of tough econmicas sanctions to Turkey.
Initially it was not clear that the detention of man who Hurriyet identified as Alparslan Celik fighter Turkoman militia luha in Syria , keep a direct relationship with the death of Russian pilot.
The Turkish newspaper says Celik has been arrested in a restaurant in Izmir Aegean coastal city. At the time of the detention, he was with 13 other people also were arrested.
El less, a native of the Comoros Islands, was detained by police when he tried to enter France using the French passport of his cousin
The situation has outraged associations defending children who have sealado that “nothing can justify the detention of a child 8 years”
A child of eight years , a native of the Comoros Islands, leads nine days alone in the international area of the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Pars airport, where he was held by police when he tried to enter France using the French passport of a cousin
mother the less you embarked on a plane bound for Paris, where it landed last March 21 after 8,000 kilometers of flight with a backpack Spiderman, according reported Thursday station France Inter .
the idea of her mother was that the boy was picked up by his ta , resident in Paris, who l deal with his new life. But authorities to detect the child was traveling with the documentation of another person , he was locked with unknown adults in space the airport intended for those seeking to enter unlawfully in France.
last Friday, the French court to decide on the conditions of detention of minors did stipulate to remain confined in that space the airport “in the interest of their own protection” , until clear What will be his future destination. The French legislation stipulates that adults and minors without papers in order can remain retained for 20 das until it is determined if they supports in the country or they deports.
However, the situation has outraged child protection associations children as La Voix de L’Enfant , which has pointed that “nothing can justify the detention of a child 8 years “. That association acus France of violating the convention of UN on rights of children , which emphasizes that the detention of minors should be the last measure to apply and that, in any case, must be separated from adults and in contact with their families.
“for a child, it is a prison. There are other solutions . We must end the detention of minors, “said in Europe 1 his lawyer, Catherine Daoud, who denounced that in 2014 was retained in waiting rooms 259 minors traveling without adult acompaante.
The Brussels Council Chamber decided on Thursday extradite to France to Salah Abdeslam alleged logistical mastermind of the attacks of 13 November Pars, according reported by the Belgian prosecutor general.
In a simulation the waters of Eilat, anti-terrorist commandos jihadists infiltrating and taking control of a ship
“An attack of State Islmico (IS, according to its acronym in English) is one of threats we studied as scenario . what we have done this Thursday is important and is designed to attack the iS or other terrorist groups including hijacking a boat with civilians on board “, has pointed Lieutenant Colonel israel Oren Nachbe , the trmino a wide exercise of the Navy in the waters of Eilat, south of the country.
the head of the naval base in Eilat defined as “successful” the reaction of its troops in the mock kidnapping of a embarcacin by the Islmico state on the shores of this border touristic city Jordan and Egypt . Precisely from the Egyptian Sinai, this wednesday rises the main threat because of remarkable and active presence of loyal militiamen to jihadist movement which controls parts of Syria and Iraq .
“I declare the complex event, of terrorism and kidnapping of passengers on a boat,” announced the head of the Navy, General Ram Rothberg , ushering in the “protocol of crisis” in the Maritime exercise, as seen in the video distributed by the army.
the simulated scenario includes initial launch of missiles and projectiles from Sina against Eilat and back infiltracin of a terrorist command of a ship arriving from Egypt and takes control of embarcacin in the Red Sea.
In territorial waters Israelis, soldiers approach the cruiser “kidnapped” by hooded IS, which have placed the famous black flag jihadi group. By nightfall and after negotiations, addressing the embarcacin, surprise the abductors release the hostages, treat the wounded and declare to the situation of crisis.
“What most important of the maneuver is not knowing the number of terrorists or hostages, but how we react from the first moment “has added Nochbe, without going into details about the tactic or the exact number of troops deployed and “low” in the trial.
the unit lite Navy (Shayetet 13), warships, commands in counter-terrorism, command southern Army, the local police, the city of Eilat and Magen David Adom (Red israel Cruz) have been the main actors a film that no one in this quiet village wants to become reality.
Because of dimension, localization and sensitivity military exercise, Israel avis in advance of it to neighboring Jordan and Egypt.
Have you received any information about real threat and immediate kidnapping by IS? “The intelligence services have not given us a specific warning of an attack, but our duty is to be prepared for respond in a rpida at any stage considering the delicate situation in the area,” he responded a phone conversation with several foreign media, including tHE WORLD
Another official quoted by local media warns. “There is a increase these threats in the last year. the attack on the Russian plane in Sina (whose author asumi iS) is an example. There are elements of iS settled in this area. “
” the cooperation Egypt against the common threat is excellent, “he has revealed a high command over strategic alliance one of the two passes that firm nicos Arab peace with Israel. In their border from the Gaza Strip to Eilat, Egypt and Israel share two enemies: the IS and Islamist group Hamas which controls the Palestinian territory. Israel helps Egypt in the fight against IS in the Sina basically in the field of intelligence.
The maneuver has not altered the almost summer routine of Eilat, the popular tourist destination with sports aquatic as one of its great attractions and regardless of the news coming from the neighboring Sina. Many come just to go diving in the Red Sea. In recent years, Eilat has been the subject of espordicos attacks projectile claimed by jihadist command in the Sina without causing victims.
Israel has strengthened its positions and security measures in its long border with Egypt, fearing an attack by a Palestinian IS or command. In the army israel, believe that an attack IS from Syria or Sina “is a matter of time” while recognizing that today gives “Israel is among its mximas priorities.”
They did not give specific times or to end a negotiation presumed swampy and long dates more complex than that of an Farc . In a press conference held this morning at the Presidential Palace Frank Pearl , chief negotiator of Government , only Asegur not empezarn formally the peace process until all hostages Army national Liberation (ELN) estn free . No mention that there is no certainty about the number of people that the terrorist group remains in power.
Precis, that s, that the agenda “has a lot of work behind, we are not starting from scratch” to tackle those who predict an extended period by the ambiguity of the joint communique who make public yesterday the government and the ELN, and the characteristics of the terrorist group, which claims to be more ideological and political their colleagues the Farc .
Pearl explained that the delegates of the second largest in the country guerrilla they will have all the guarantees to move through the passes where discurran the Ecuador, Venezuela, Cuba and other conversations – because Colombia suspend capture orders . What is qu Aclar not happen if Washington, for example, a republican government came not as favorable to negotiations and requested the detention of the leaders of the ELN, accused of crimes against humanity and drug trafficking. Or if countries other than Cuba and Venezuela , where justice is part of the Executive, podrn act idntico to Castro and Chavez regimes. “At the moment there are permits for eight or nine representatives of the ELN move by Venezuela”, they revealed the government negotiators. Permits facing the galley because the dome of the ELN resides much of his days in Venezuela and use its territory as a sanctuary, with the green light from the National Guard and the Chavista leadership.
Regarding the way that coordinarn negotiations ELN with the FARC, since its members agree in many regions and sometimes perform attacks together, Pearl argued that no hablarn of anything cooked in negotiations Havana because it is “a different FARC process because they are different organizations.” For the ELN, AFIRM, “the forms are more important than the bottom.”
refers to the ELN want society to participate so more direct in their dialogues that are open, something Bern define the parties.
While in Bogot the meeting unfolded with journalists, which was very short and superficial to the multitude of open unknowns, in other areas of the country are Hacan feel the Autodefensas Gaitanistas of Colombia , as he calls himself a mafia gang, heir to the paramilitaries, who also responds to the names “Los Urabeos” or “suga Clan”. Is led by Otoniel suga, the most-wanted drug trafficker Colombia, which have protected the FARC and ELN also is a partner in the drug business. They called an “armed strike” -must cease all activity or are attacked-in numerous municipalities in northern Colombia.
Your goal will ensure that the Government feels to talk to them as it does with the guerrillas. Like the subversive groups, they have enormous power in certain regions, have an army of about three thousand men and support of people living in illegal activities such as mining and coca. Coupled with the fact that seal pacts with the guerrillas to produce and export cocaine.
Therefore, for several years, Otoniel suga , as before pretendi alias “Don Mario”, now under arrest, they believe they have the same rights to sign with the Executive a policy exit their war. It would be difficult to achieve both FARC and ELN because, who deny having links with suga, end this newspaper confirmed in several locations, demanding that the government put an end to l and similar bands.
A car bomb has exploded to step a minibus of the police
Among the wounded there will be three members of the security forces
A car bomb has exploded at the passage of a minibus that was carrying members of the special forces of the police in Diyarbakir . Turkish security sources report at least 11 wounded , including policemen and civilians.
Haberturk TV ensures that the explosion has taken place next to a bus station . To the place have moved numerous ambulances, Reuters reports. Diyarbakir is considered the ‘capital’ of Turkish Kurdistan .
For months, the Turkish security forces carried out major operations against Kurdish PKK guerrillas in the area, reports France Presse.
El Prime Minister Yatseniuk lives his last days as head of government. Uncertainty slows the process to obtain a loan from the IMF
In Kiev there is a prime minister who says he is ready to leave. Several politicians ensuring feel ready to take over. And a president who believes that the time has come to change the government. But even you as the pieces do not fit. As always in Ukraine , things take much more to be done than said.
Ukrainian parties have begun to consider new coalitions to get well placed to election day or to prevent the elections They are ahead and undermining its power. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseni Yatseniuk knows that it is very likely that is living their last days as head of government . He said that whatever the decision of the parties in the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) to accept to get the country out of the political crisis. But although it seems ready to leave, Yatseniuk always tries to survive parliamentary encerronas. This may be the last, but for now is a ms.
The largest parliamentary group of Ukraine, the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko (BPP), leaned on Monday the nomination of the current Parliament Speaker Vladimir Groisman , to preside flunked the new government and its participation in the coalition until the election of the new Prime Minister is achieved. Touch negotiate, and while the Ukrainian government is now hanging in the void.
The Fatherland party, led by former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko , is one of the main pieces that comprise the block president. But Timoshenko has put on the table last time demands including annular rising energy prices, a proposal that strikes claimed by the International Monetary Fund. His party is the most small of parliament, but its 19 deputies add enough to complete the majority of the party president and Prime Minister reach not achieve together. Timoshenko is selling its support so expensive that has watered down the first hopes of forming a new government. Indirectly, that screwed the prime minister’s chair.
Uncertainty paralyzes progress
This political uncertainty has stalled reforms, in addition to hinder the process to obtain a nuevose the International Monetary Fund . As independent deputies fear losing their escaos in early elections from the presidential palace has tempted them to join the coalition. But according to sources, these deputies in their majority may be committed only to vote a new government. It is not clear how the new prime minister could push through laws during the remainder of the legislature.
The main candidates for the leadership of the Ukrainian government, apart from Groisman figure the Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko , which was engaged in investment banking until he was appointed to the post governmental. Prior to his office had to nationalize Ukrainian, because I was born in Illinois (USA). Jaresko is considered preferred by creditors of Ukraine . Groisman has greater complicity of President Poroshenko, but barely speaks english and has no experience in dealing with lenders.
While politicians negotiate quin carry out the pending reforms, the Rada of Ukraine on Tuesday launched PASS attorney general of the country, Victor Shokin. The decision was supported by 289 MPs with the necessary minimum of 226 votes.
The mocin failed censure against the Cabinet of the current prime minister, Arseniy Yatseniuk, in a stormy session on February 16, provoked a policy crises in Ukraine, the parliamentary coalition Oued broken in practice. The groups that make up the parliamentary majority insist that Yatseniuk go, but Parliament can not vote if dismisses the prime minister twice within the same session, and has already spent that cartridge. President Poroshenko, US travel, could early elections, but that he will face the fact that his own coalition also has a very bad valoracin in the polls.