With drastic austerity measures attempted in Athens, to avert a bankruptcy. It comes to EU Council President Van Rompuy a national bankruptcy anyway not in question: the risk was too great.EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy has ruled out a bankrupt state of Greece. A payment default was prevented, Van Rompuy said on Wednesday in New York. For this there is no alternative. "The risks of contagion of default, debt rescheduling, to withdraw from the euro zone are so large that one can not discuss this risk," said Van Rompuy.The government in Athens had been decided more drastic cuts for retirees and public employees in order to secure a further emergency loan from the international donors over eight billion euros. Whether the money is released, will decide the troika of EU Commission, European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Its experts are to return early next week to Athens to continue their examination of the Greek-saving progress.
The head of the EU Task Force for Greece, Horst Reichenbach, acknowledged the highly indebted country once again a major reform. There is a "great willingness to reform to create not just on paper, but actually implement them", the German financial expert said on Thursday in the ZDF "Morning Magazine". However, the country needs to help the European partners. One of the most difficult tasks is to revive the ailing financial sector, so that he could give the economy back loans.
In the race for the vast mineral resources in the Arctic region, Russia raises specific demands on energy resources in the Arctic. By 2030 the state company Gazprom wanted to about 200 billion cubic meters of gas and ten million tons of oil to open up the so-called Arctic continental shelf beneath the Arctic Ocean for its reserves.The Gazprom announced on Thursday at an Arctic conference in the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk on. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at the event to his support for it.Moscow announced the construction of the first refinery in the polar region. So will the costly transportation across the country superfluous, it said. The building near the ice-free port of Murmansk would create about 1,800 jobs, said the association with local entrepreneurs, according to the Itar-Tass. To be built in Murmansk, a further major port.Communication and monitoring systemIn order to exploit the mineral resources more effectively, Russia would build up in the Arctic, a comprehensive communication and monitoring system, Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu announced. "Economic development is impossible without reliable solutions to safety issues."Eight were planned rescue centers along the coast of northern Russia, which should also be used for environmental protection. Moscow had earlier announced to strengthen its border troops in the Arctic. The Foreign Ministry cited the reason for the advance of global warming, leaving the "eternal ice" melt along the border.Dependent on exports to EuropeIt relies on oil and gas exports Russia wants to expand its delivery routes in the Northeast Passage, was announced by the Minister of Natural Resources, Yuri Trutnev, in Arkhangelsk. By this, the giant empire to reach customers in East Asia faster and independent of exports to Europe.Due to climate change the sea route along the north coast of Europe and Asia, even without the use of powerful icebreakers increasingly impassable. The melting ice also facilitates access to natural resources in the Arctic.Evidence of disputed territorial claimsRussia sees the region as a raw material storage and lays claim to a 1.2 million square-kilometer polar region including the North Pole.
Experts are currently conducting measurements to prove that the seabed there is a natural extension of the Russian mainland. Russia would then break down under international law resources.The last missing results should be available in 2012, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said in Arkhangelsk. Then they would submit the official request.Already in 2007 Moscow had demonstratively rammed deep by a U-boat out of the country's flag at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.
Two Muslim women are veiled in a conservative politician in France appeared - that they must now pay 200 . So that women are the first time after the controversial law burqa was convicted. The verdict provoked the two deliberately.In the first process veil in France, a court has assigned two niqab-wearers with a fine. The women were vollverschleiert in May when a conservative politician appeared to present him with a birthday cake. Both 32 and 36 year old women admitted that the action was a deliberate provocation - they wanted to give the politicians the opportunity to the first fine imposed in his community.According to her lawyer, the women should now pay a total of 200 . A course in civics, they must prove not. This called for the prosecution in Meaux, near Paris, as further punishment.In the conservative politician who visited the condemned, it is the Conservative Party leader Jean-Francois Cope. He is the mayor of Meaux, a town in eastern Paris. Cope was one of the strongest supporters of the burqa ban and is considered a friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy.The lawyer of the convicted women announced that it would appeal the court ruling. If necessary, he would pull up to the European Court of Human Rights, said Gilles Devers.In France, women are allowed in public since April no Islamic niqab or burqa as garments carry more. The government issued the first in Europe, such a "burqa ban". By Thursday there had been no convictions for violations in court. Several women had to pay fines so far, but as yet no court had enforced the ban.Sarkozy wants to inherit from a MuslimIt is estimated that approximately 2000 women in France wear the burqa. The country is home to around five million Muslims and the largest Muslim community in Europe.Kenza Drider, one wants to rebel against the Muslim veil ban in the coming year candidate in the French presidential elections. They announced on Thursday. The niqab-wearer had repeatedly protested against the ban, which the Conservative government had prevailed in the spring.
Also praying on the streets of France has been banned since last week. The scheme applies to Muslims in particular, often lack the roll out prayer rooms in French cities, their prayer rugs on the sidewalk. Anyone who does not follow the ban, according to Interior Minister Claude Guéant must reckon with the fact that the police would use force if necessary.The neighboring country of Belgium has enacted a ban in July. Also in the Netherlands and Italy will in future provide a similar provision.
2007 highlights a U.S company 17 tons of gold and silver from a shipwreck in the Atlantic. It is probably the largest hoard of gold ever found on the seabed. Because of Wikileaks revelations, the U.S must now return their find to its rightful owners - Spain.It is probably the largest hoard of gold that has ever been salvaged from a shipwreck: 2007 treasure hunters found the U.S company Odyssey Marine Exploration in the Atlantic 17 tons of treasure, including half a million silver coins and hundreds of gold objects.Now the happy owners have probably say goodbye to him again, because a U.S court has ruled that she must return the treasure to Spain.Like a U.S appeals court ruled on Wednesday in Atlanta, owns the gold and silver from the Spanish warship legitimately Spain. The court upheld a ruling that from 2009 to the sunken ship 200 years ago.During the trial the lawyers from Odyssey with alleged details of the unveiling were Wikileaks portal went public. In their view, the documents would prove that the Spanish culture minister was negotiating with the U.S ambassador to Spain, to arrange an exchange.The Americans have therefore ensured that the Treasury gets back to Spain. In return, the Spanish government would have acted on a museum in Madrid, to move it to the publication of a work of the artist Pissarro. A family claims in the U.S., the artwork had been stolen from her by the Nazis.The Spanish Embassy in Washington now welcomed the gold treasure of the U.S court's ruling and stressed that she had from the beginning to the present position is that under international law were all found objects from the ship Spain. The U.S state of Florida in the company, based Odyssey Marine Exploration was disappointed and announced again to go to appeal.Also, the treasure hunter company acted questionableThe warship was in 1804 by the British Navy on his return from South America south of Portugal had been sunk. Odyssey discovered the wreck in 518 meters depth at a undisclosed location, which it called "Black Swan".
The treasure hunter after his company had salvage the treasure brought to Florida without informing Spain and without giving the locality known. The wreck had been in international waters, the treasure hunters claimed at that time. Spain, however, had from the beginning to suspect that the locality was in its territory.Whether the treasure really weighs 17 tons and what value it has exactly, remains to be seen yet - an independent verification of this information allowed the company not to far.
The EU is deeply divided on the Schengen accession of Romania and Bulgaria and the project has been put on ice.Because of the blockade of the Netherlands and Finland were able to appropriate EU interior ministers at their meeting on Thursday in Brussels fail to agree on a timetable for the planned abolition of border controls for the two former Soviet bloc states. At this stage the leaders find a way out of the impasse and the topic at the EU summit on 17 and 18 October advise. At EU level, a unanimous decision is required.For the second time this year, Romania and Bulgaria thus postpone their accession to the group of full members. Is a new date does not exist. , The intended opening of sea and air borders by the end of October, according to EU diplomats now become impossible. "The next date would be March 2012," said one EU diplomat. "It's all open again."The Netherlands and Finland block with the argument that the two Balkan countries are not their problems with corruption and organized crime were under control. The borders were open, criminal gangs have free travel to Western Europe, they say. "I think both countries need to do a lot," said Dutch Immigration Minister Gerd Leers. "We want to avoid a situation in which we decide now and regret it later." This weakens public confidence in European institutions. Leers said: "If you have a door with the top eight locks in the world, but before the door is someone who makes every clean, then we have a problem."The federal government was cautiously optimistic: "I think this is a new situation, which is reconsidered in the Netherlands," said Interior Secretary Ole Schröder (CDU).Poland's Interior Minister Jerzy Miller was, however, deeply disappointed by the inconclusive meeting: ". Today was a broken promise" Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007 and had received the promise, and full member of the Schengen area without border controls to be. "Today we have abandoned the idea of Europe," Miller complained. Poland currently has the presidency of the EU Council of Ministers held and had lobbied for the two Eastern European countries.The compromise proposal in the Council of Poland had no chance of being realized. He envisaged a gradual accession of Bulgaria and Romania. Then in October, which should start in the aviation and maritime border controls and the controls disappear in mid-2012 at land borders. After Germany and France in the spring had not prevented the recording, they now advocate such a solution levels. Berlin and Paris, but insist that there is no automatic, but will be decided next year again. Secretary Schroeder said, referring to next year and the opening of land borders: "It is not only about the decision when, but also about the ob»For months, the topic is controversial, most recently, Romania had kept out of anger over the attitude of the Netherlands with Dutch tulip bulbs transports on its borders.Founded in 1985 in the Schengen area countries should no longer control their internal borders. For the surveillance of external borders has been strengthened. Today, 25 states belong to Schengen, which include 22 EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Switzerland.
Criticism came from the European Parliament. Conservatives and liberals complained that the EU slow to leave for domestic reasons. The EU should "not take leave of the right-wing populists in two Member States held hostage", said the vice-chairman of the conservative EPP group, Manfred Weber (CSU). Similarly, said the domestic policy spokesman of the FDP in the European Parliament, Alexander Alvaro.
About 26 fragments of it are likely to hit the planet. But the experts are still divided, where the debris strike. NASA announced Wednesday evening (local time) with: "It is too early to determine the time and place of re-entry." According to estimates by the Aerospace Corporation in California is the 20-year-old satellite crash on Friday evening over the Pacific, are, however, it this estimate is a variation of 14 hours. The six-ton UARS-NASA's largest missile has been for 32 years, which is an uncontrolled crash. Much of it will burn up in the atmosphere, but not completely.As a possible crash site, also called Central Europe. But North America does not lie in the calculated flight path. VIEWING latest calculations indicate that the satellite will come down somewhere back on its undulating flight path from southern South America over the Atlantic, Europe and Siberia in the north and south to Australia. Specifically the crash site could be calculated only in the short term, it said on Thursday morning (local time) from NASA. However, it is likely that the debris landed in one of the world's oceans.On arrival in the atmosphere could burning up fragments of the satellite itself look like in daylight, like shooting stars, said Nicholas Johnson, NASA's expert on space debris, the U.S daily newspaper "USA Today". If the satellite at a speed of about 27 400 kilometers per hour enters the atmosphere could be 26 fragments with a total weight of 540 kg spread over the earth, it said.The risk that are injured in the crash of NASA's UARS data to humans is "extremely low". Statistics show that there is one to have since the beginning of the 3200th Aerospace in the 1950s, there was no damage when garbage out of orbit on the earth had fallen.Russian media had initially speculated that the capital city of Moscow are in the risk zone of the satellite the size of a school bus could. But the Russian space agency Roskosmos has already given all-clear: "If we go out of its current path, he appeared on 23 September (Friday) from 22.05 clock CEST near Papua New Guinea in the Pacific," was Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin on Wednesday of the Russian news agency Interfax said.The satellite UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite / research satellite for the upper atmosphere) was sent in 1991 with the mission to study the ozone layer and the atmosphere. The measurements ended in 2005. Since the spacecraft is out of service. NASA is watching him closely in his own words and reported on their website up on the latest findings. Anyone find a part that could have come from the satellite should, do not touch it, but notify the police, warned the authorities.
All protests against the execution of Troy Davies sentenced to death were in vain. With a few hours delay, the sentence was carried out. Davies was convicted because he allegedly shot a policeman in 1989.Despite international protests, the 42-year-old Troy Davis on the night of Thursday in the U.S state of Georgia has been executed. After the rejection of applications in the last minute request for postponement by the Supreme Court was the death sentence with some hours delay enforced Davis should have shot a policeman in 1989. The lawyers said the condemned man to the end, her client was innocent."All I ask is that you examine this case further, that ye may know the truth at the end," Davis said just before his execution. His family and friends, he asked, "to fight his fight continues." At the prison guards approached the 42-year-old said, "May God have mercy on your souls." To clock 23.08 (local time), he died lying on a stretcher by lethal injection.Seven of nine witnesses who testified against Davis in 1991, had recanted their testimony in whole or in part. Other witnesses who were not heard in court, said that another man had admitted the crime. Because of doubts about his guilt spoke alongside former U.S President Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI. and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the European Union against the death sentence from.Hundreds of thousands of people around the world had expressed their support for Davis. Some called on the prison staff to strike on Wednesday or krankzumelden. Several European parliamentarians and human rights activists on Wednesday once again appealed to the U.S state of Georgia to halt the execution.Attorney General Sam Olen said in a statement that the execution of the sentence were the murdered police officer and his family justice. The murdered man's widow in 1989, said the execution was not a cause for joy, but "a time of healing for all families." Also, they will mourn for the Davis family, which will now understand the suffering and the pain that they've been through it.Execution postponed several timesOriginally, Davis should be executed already in July 2007. A parole board granted but less than 24 hours before the scheduled execution date postponement. A year later, the Supreme Court stepped in and stopped the execution less than two hours before he was to receive lethal injection. An appeals court stopped another planned execution a few months later.
Last year, the Supreme Court of the United States Davis the chance to prove his innocence. His lawyers could not persuade federal judges, however, to negotiate his case again. Even the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the death sentence.