Japanese authorities have declared readiness to release imprisoned Chinese captain. We recall detention of Chinese ship in disputed waters led to a diplomatic crisis between the two countries. The vessel was stopped by the Coast Guard in the waters around Shenkaku - disputed islands in the East China Sea. The skipper, however, remained in Japan, was able to stand trial for illegal fishing. News of the possible release of the captain came from the Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku press conference.
The level of threat of terrorist attacks in Britain, the work of Irish nationalists, was increased from moderate to substantial. This means that such attacks are likely. For the first time such a threat was officially confirmed by the interior ministry in the UK. Even before the days of the British security service MI5 announced that it will review its priorities and will switch to anti-Irish nationalists. According to British intelligence services Irish terrorists are more dangerous than their "Islamic counterparts.
Taliban fired a rocket hit the building of the central TV in Kabul, AP reported. The purpose of the rocket hit is just meters from the presidential palace. Attack of the Taliban is on the eve of today's scheduled parliamentary elections. AFP reported heard shooting in the city. NATO spokesman said no casualties coalition forces, but no evidence of suffering among the local population. Nearly 12 million people will elect 249 lawmakers in the lower house of parliament, and the Taliban threatened to ruin the vote.
At least 23 people were killed in two blasts, which broke out simultaneously in Baghdad, BBC reported. More than 100 people were injured, according to official figures of Iraqi authorities. One bomb was placed in a car parked near Mansour in western Baghdad. Office is concerned mobile operator, but can not say definitely whether co attack was directed against him. Nearby are restaurants and checkpoints. The second bomb exploded in northern Baghdad, near the offices of the security services.
Continue attacks against the policy of French President Nicolas Sarkozy to the Gypsies. Protest rally was held in Paris. It was organized by the opposition and NGOs. Besides politicians, was attended by public figures and artists. Centrist leader Francois Beira said that their actions Sarkozy ruin the country's image as a country that respects human rights. You can do much to win the vote, but not to reach out to the most valuable, he added. All countries saw in France the state has shown the world that people can be equal. This is what distinguishes the voice of France from other countries. And when that destroy the wealth of our country, I think this is very dangerous, continue Beira.
British troops end their activities in the region of sanguine, located in the Afghan province of Helmand, said the BBC. Downloading of the British mission was announced back in July, by Liam Fox, Minister of Defence. Remind NATO command in Afghanistan decided to withdraw British troops from County sanguine and replace them with U. S. . The area is located in the southern province of Helmand, where Taliban are strong.
Former French president Jacques Chirac will be tried on corruption charges, Interfax reported. According to the indictment in the period from 1992 to 1995, when Jacques Chirac served as mayor of Paris, about 2. 2 million euros were misused. The agency said it was the last years of Chirac as mayor of Paris, which post he occupied the whole 18 years. Tags to enhance its political position in the struggle for the French presidency, Chirac spent the money for political activities. This amount is used for payment of fees and salaries of 21 employees, although they have not fulfilled the work for which they were employed.
Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China called on Japan to release the detained Chinese captain "immediately and unconditionally," said AFP. Otherwise, China will take further measures, Prime Minister in New York. Jiabao participated in 65th meeting of the General Assembly UN. Yesterday, the Japanese authorities have warned of Beijing, stating that both sides should avoid the emergence of "extreme nationalism". The detention of the vessel in disputed waters led to a diplomatic crisis between the two countries, the agency recalled.
John F. Kennedy Airport in New York retain a football referee Byron Moreno of Ecuador for drug possession. 4. 5 kilograms of heroin were glued to the body and legs of the referee, reported lenta. ru. According to customs at the airport Moreno was visibly nervous and worried, which caused his immediate inspection. When customs inspection Moreno was forced to strip clothes and then found the narcotic substance. Shortly after the arrest of the referee against him was charged with drug smuggling.
Greek railway workers continue protests today, despite yesterday's court decision to declare the strike illegal activities. Today shipboard personnel on trains will stop work for three times in three hours - from 06. 00 to 09. 00 hours, 14. 00 to 17. 00 hours and 21. 00 to 00. 00 hours. Panhellenic Federation of railway workers protesting planned cuts in salaries and staff in efforts to reform and partial privatization of non-critical massive losses national railway company.
At least eight people were injured by police officers in Indian Kashmir. The incident occurred when the police opened fire on crowds gathered protesters. Two protesters were injured seriously in the southern city Mendhar, which is inhabited mainly by Hindus. The town is located 450 km from summer capital Srinagar. Security forces were obliged to open fire on protesters who were disobedient, said police official, requesting anonymity. Before you open fire on the protesters had used tear gas.
Car packed with explosives killed at least 9 people in southeastern Turkey, AP reported. It is supposed that lie behind the attack Kurdish rebels who are fighting for decades to create their own state in the region. The incident happened near the village Gechitli in bordering Iran and Iraq province of Hakkari. According to Governor Muammer Guler, three people including a baby, were injured in the explosion. Initially, CNN Turk claimed that killed 12 people, but this information was denied by the authorities.
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