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U.S. authorities on Wednesday released images of three individuals as they present during the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on 11 September 2012, and on which they seek information publicly .
The U.S. federal police (FBI), which calls for the public's help in the world by publishing these photos on its website, does not specify the names of the three men or whether it them as suspects, but they appear armed on these images.
"The FBI asked Libyans and people around the world additional information in connection with the attack," he said.
"We are seeking information on three individuals who were present on the floor of the U.S. mission when it suffered the attack. These individuals can provide information that advance the investigation, "said FBI yet.
On 11 September, heavily armed Islamist militiamen attacked the U.S. diplomatic complex in Benghazi, in eastern Libya. Christopher Stevens and three Americans died in the attack.
The Obama administration has been criticized, especially by Republicans for failing to protect its diplomatic staff.
A parliamentary report accused the end of April the highest level of the U.S. State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton, have rejected the security demands of the consulate in Benghazi in the previous month , ing the attack.
After Gmail and YouTube, Iran takes another Google service Google Earth. The Mullah regime is preparing to unveil in the coming months, Basir (viewer Farsi), as an alternative to the famous Giant's mapping service American Internet.
"The preparations for our own solution for 3D world modeling should allow us to make it available in the next four months," he said, Tuesday, April 9, Mohammad Hassan Nami, Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology, the Mehr news agency.
The minister was very vague on the advantage of using the "Google Earth" Iran should be available for users worldwide. "The Iranian values are those of God and this is what makes the difference between Google Earth and Basir, which actually depends on the United States, the United Kingdom and the Zionists [in D conference in Israel, Ed] ", was he simply explained.
Religious overtones that had already been highlighted in 2011 when the authorities first mentioned their desire to compete with Google Earth. At the time, Tehran has placed particular emphasis on the creation of a tool that would allow Muslims to calculate the distance from any point on the map in relation to Mecca.
Google, nest spies?
Qualified as of "cultural aggression" by Tehran, Google Earth is accused of spreading further historical untruths. Thus, the service of Internet giant said that the Gulf may also be called the Arabian Gulf. Heresy for the Mullah regime. Already in 2008, Tehran had sent a formal protest to Google asking about it only the name Persian Gulf on their cards in 3D.
But beyond the historical religious quarrels, Tehran criticized, especially in Google Earth to be a tool to spy services of the western powers. It "seems to bring more users, but in fact, it allows intelligence to obtain information on countries," said Mohammad Hassan Nami.
The charge to be the eye of Washington has already been used by Iran against other services Internet giant in the past. The Google search engine has been described in 2012 as "spyware toolkit [American Ed]" by Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam, the head of the Iranian police.
This suspicion explains in part why the Mullah regime is so important to copy the main tools of the Internet giant. Before the project Basir, Tehran announced in October 2012, the imminent launch of a competing mail to Gmail and that the Iranians were strongly encouraged to subscribe. A service that does not seem operational to this day. End of 2012, Tehran launched Mehr, a hosting service similar to YouTube videos, entirely dedicated to the glory of Iranian politics.
Hundreds of millions of dollars needed
However, all the tools are made in Iran as a way for the regime to better control the online activity of Iranians. So far the authorities are satisfied primarily, block, piecemeal, access from Iran these popular communication services mapping. An unsatisfactory solution because tools like VPN (Virtual private networks allow them to distort the geographical origin of a connection to the Internet) often enough to circumvent censorship.
National alternatives to Google's services and can offer the illusion of greater openness on the Web while giving Tehran a right to examine the use of these services by the Iranian Internet. These sites and services are also part of the broader project aimed at establishing an Internet "halal". This 100% Iranian network that would allow users to access only sites hosted on Iranian soil to be deployed in 2013.
It is still necessary that Tehran has the necessary funds to develop the infrastructure needed for such a project. Just for the Google Earth Iranian investments would amount to hundreds of millions of dollars "to build a data center able to compete with Google Earth which is not e empty for an economy as isolated as Iran, "the British newspaper Guardian Judge.
AFP – Sixteenth Paralympic Games with eight gold medals, the team of France fails to get into the top 10 nations, a deception which should push the French handisport greater professionalization, according to its officials.
France's far end of its target of 16 titles behind handisport giants (China, Russia, Britain, Australia, United States …), but also nations like Tunisia, South Korea, Iran and Cuba.
Team France, who earned 45 medals in total, "is bitter against this ranking," says bluntly press release from the French camp released Sunday.
"We will not make excuses," says Gérard Masson, president of the French federation of disability sport and Paralympic Committee and French sports (CPSF) with AFP, noting that France had "a lot of silver" (19).
The team can console themselves with athletics, which brought 13 medals, including four titles, including through the double 200/400 Assia El Hannouni.
In contrast, the results of judo is "catastrophic" slice coach Olivier Duplan, who thought before the Games "unimaginable" to return without medal. "The group is aging," he analyzes.
Handisport French now finds himself "in a contradiction," said Gerard Masson both disappointed with his performance but happy to have participated in a successful Games. "I've never seen as successful Games," said the official, citing both in the organization, or the home crowd which is pressed into the went to the Olympic Park since August 29.
"There's a job"
But the overwhelming dominance of China (231 medals including 95 gold), confirming the high level of Ukraine (32 gold medals) and the emergence of countries such as Brazil (which prepares the 2016 Games), will "ask lots of questions, including the preparation of athletes. There's a job, "Judge Yves Foucault, president of the French Federation of adapted sport (FFSA for the mentally retarded) and Vice President of CPSF.
"We need to be more professionalized. Our coaches are volunteers. We can not continue like this, "says the manager, hoping that" patrons and sponsors occur. "
Same story for Gérard Masson, who also notes the "professionalism" of teams like Russia (second with 35 titles) or Britain (third with 34 medals gold) countries "who have always wanted to do sports (high level) to all, disabled or not."
In France, there has always favored handisport "leisure", "we do not target the medals" in international competition, says Masson, arguing also for more professional.
The French Federation has indeed handisport 27,000 dismissed for only 250 athletes.
But no question of any betting on the top level, grade-he said, adding that in any case, France could never compete with larger countries. According to him, it is necessary to continue to devote a large part of the sport means "leisure" to attract the largest number of people with disabilities.
In the short term, it remains prudent. Despite the success of games M.Masson "doubt that the counter (young people embarking handisport) runaway", calling parents, often anxious, to "let their children" , to the disabled.
AFP – Ten Turkish soldiers and twenty Kurdish rebels were killed in fierce fighting in the night from Sunday to Monday in the southeast of Turkey, it was said official sources Local. "Nine security personnel were killed and eight others injured" , said at first the governor of Sirnak (south-east, Iraqi border), Vahdettin Özkan. His office later clarified that all the victims side security forces , were soldiers and wounded a soldier had died in hospital, bringing the number of soldiers killed ten. Clashes in the town of Beytüssebap which depends on the province have also been about 20 deaths in the ranks of the Workers' Party of Kurdistan (PKK), said local sources. An indeterminate group of rebels who have rear bases in the mountains of Iraq, attacked with machine guns and rocket launchers late Sunday a complex security Beytüssebap, killing the soldiers. Police and soldiers retaliated causing violent clashes, the Governor added. The PKK has increased its attacks in recent months against the forces of Ankara. In August, an attack on the car piégéea ten dead-a victim succumbed to his injuries recently – in the city of Gaziantep (south-east). Ankara has accused the PKK of being behind the attack on Monday, but Kurdish rebels have denied. The conflict with the PKK, considered by Ankara as a terrorist organization, has already costly ty some 45,000 lives in battles that last since 1984. No political solution to end the conflict appears in sight.
François Hollande makes his return to Europe alongside Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday before their meeting with the Greek Prime Minister and September deadlines related punctuated es to the sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone.
Antonis Samaras, who on Wednesday received the President of the Eurogroup, Jean-Claude Juncker, hoping to convince European leaders to give more time to carry out planned reforms the plan of assistance granted in March.
If Germany is very strong on the Greek case, France also insists on the integrity of the euro area, leaving at least flush with the nuances of the Franco-German couple on how to manage the crisis.
"We are not asking for more money," said Greek Prime Minister in an interview published Wednesday by the German newspaper Bild. "All we want is a 'breath of fresh air' to allow the economy to function and increase state revenues. More time does not necessarily mean more money. "
Many expect that it requires a period of two additional years to reduce the deficit to 3% of GDP, which is currently scheduled on the horizon the end of 2014, an idea against which leaders are already high German and Dutch.
Angela Merkel warned Wednesday that his meeting with Antonis Samaras Friday, not lead to any decision and that it would await the report of the troika (European Commission, European Central Bank and Fund International Monetary Fund) on the implementation of reforms in Greece.
Paris, where the head of the Greek government will be received Saturday at the Elysee Palace, also expects this document.
Holland wants to defend the integrity of the euro area
In Berlin, François Hollande means "defend what he has always defended: implement the decisions of the European Council of 28 June and the need to show solidarity and defend the integrity of the euro zone, "said the spokesman of the French government.
"The euro zone is not only a balanced budget, we must hold, but it is also growing," said for his part, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, on RMC and BFM-TV.
In his eyes, Angela Merkel and François Hollande will think "what can be done to ensure that growth is further to go than it is, that the Central Bank European, if necessary, to fully play its role. "
The ECB could Sept. 6 reveal the details of its project to deal with the debt crisis after its president Mario Draghi has ensured the end of July that the bank would "everything necessary "to protect the euro.
Angela Merkel is the same day visit to Spain, which remains in the crosshairs of the markets.
Merkel will meet with President of the Government Mariano Rajoy, who has taken a first step towards assuming a support plan for his country but said first want to know more about the conditions required , are back.
Another major milestone: the opinion of the German Constitutional Court on September 12 on the legality of the future European Solidarity Mechanism (ESM), called to take over the Europe Fund and in financial stability to help countries in the euro zone crisis, and the pact of fiscal discipline.
Questions about the Franco-German axis
Thursday's meeting place in a climate of observation between Paris and Berlin, opinions diverge in Germany in the early months of the presidency Holland.
According to an advisor to the chancellor, the head of state is "rather viewed positively by Angela Merkel" and deemed it prudent on reforms in his country. "This is not a new Mitterrand on his first year."
Much more critical, another source believes that "nothing works between Germany and France at this time." "The idea that everything would improve after the elections in France was not realistic," the source added. "Other countries in the euro area are beginning to worry that the Franco-German axis just does not."
In an interview published in Les Echos vendrei, the Minister for European Affairs, Bernard Cazeneuve, acknowledges that "each country in the euro zone has its limitations and it should certainly not born ; gliger ".
"Germany has always been a partner with whom we can go after the defense of European interests," added the Minister. "We always end up common positions that make Europe move forward."
Another hot topic for François Hollande and Angela Merkel, Syria. The two leaders will make a "tour d'horizon on the additional resources that could allow a transition to democracy and a political solution, with the departure of Bashar al-Assad," they say in the entourage of pre , French President.
Video of removing a plate on the issue of London & Co Team TV a player of the France team handball coach and has e ty viewed over 100,000 times in recent days on the site of the chain, becoming subject to controversy in the sporting French.
The incident is at first almost unnoticed when it took place, before surfacing on the Internet. Just hours after the victory of Experts August 12 in the final against Sweden (22 -21), Claude Onesta, coach of the Blues, and player Nikola Karabatic guests by the sports channel to comment on this success, began to dismantle the live table top studio in the presence of the presenter of the program exceeded e by their actions.
The act was not responsible for the taste of "The Team" who are on the frontlines one by one to disapprove the claim and re preparation. The executive editor of Team TV said Monday AFP that "the limits were exceeded, especially by Claude Onesta". If he expected to see the players' happily put the mess in the program, "Pensivy Benedict said he was" very surprised at the side of reckoning Claude Onesta ".
Experts coach would not have well digested the criticisms of "The Team" on the delivery of his players during competition. Gold medal around his neck, Claude Onesta has perhaps not resist taking vengeance on his detractors. "That there may be a bit of revenge, to be told 'listen, you have a little annoyed, you have jostled during the competition, will now play a with little ', it is possible. Frankly, this is not the hooliganism, "he argued Tuesday to micro RTL.
"Not everything is permitted" reminded him Morinière Francis, the Group Chief Executive Team on Twitter. "Attitude unacceptable Claude Onesta [Sunday night] on the set of TV Team leader of drunk break from the studio," he denounced the social network.
Fabrice Jouhaud last responsible for "The Team" to have spoken so far about the incident, had words even harder at the point of Nikola Karabatic and Claude Onesta. "They pose as great heroes and people full of moral and, in fact, behave like thugs," he told Europe 1 on Wednesday. And adds: "A football player would have done half of that, it would be a national scandal. We do not want it to be a scandal. We, we just want to report it: these people are not what they claim. "
A view shared by Nicolas Docao, contributor to the site the more participatory, who notes that "at the time of the excitement of the Olympic values through the media and politicians, with a low of comparison with the attitude of French footballers to Krysna in 2010 and in the Euro this summer, this divergence is task ". The Internet also protested the "relative silence [that] surrounds this unfortunate episode of the French handball".
Mea culpa Karabatic
Given the scale that takes this matter, the handball player Nikola Karabatic is now trying to calm things down. On his facebook page, the star at the heart of the controversy has apologized to the journalists of the TV Team. "Do I know enough to know that you make sense of things," he reminded them.
If the chain victim of this act, calling it "vandalism" refuses to prosecute alleged perpetrators to justice, she plans to send to the French Handball Federation bill damage, estimated at 20,000 euros.
AFP – The assembly elected on July 7 Wednesday night took power in Libya, during a ceremony marking the first peaceful transition after more than forty years of dictatorship former leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The President of the National Transitional Council (CNT), Moustapha Abdeljalil, symbolically hand over power to the Dean of the 200 members of Congress National Executive (CGN) elected a month ago on ballot free in Libya.
Both must give speeches, according Jadal Mukhtar, a member of the CNT.
Because of the fasting month of Ramadan, the ceremony is expected to last two hours should begin late at night in a luxurious conference room in a hotel of the Libyan capital, where cen ; gera CGN now in another room set up on the second floor of the building.
The authorities have taken extraordinary security measures, especially after an escalation of violence in several parts of the country in recent days.
The Interior Ministry announced Wednesday that it has sealed off the perimeter of the hotel and that "all roads leading to or near the conference room will closed "from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 GMT.
Representatives of civil society and diplomatic missions in Libya, as well as members of the CNT and the government must attend the ceremony.
The elected assembly is expected to officially begin its work in a week, the agency said Libyan Lana, who describes the handover of "milestone in the lives of Libyans."
The CNT was now in power, the political arm of the rebellion that toppled the regime of Muammar Qaddafi, before officially taking charge of the country with the fall of the Libyan leader, killed in October last after more than forty years in power.
The CGN is responsible for choosing a new government to take over the CNT, which should be dissolved at the first session of Congress. He will lead the country to new elections on the basis of a new constitution.
Members of Congress, met informally Monday, have agreed on the need to have a president and two vice presidents within a week, according to Salah Jaouda , independent elected from the town of Benghazi (east).
Congress national executive is based upon the historic elections of July 7, who had been hailed by the international community.
The Alliance of National Forces (AFN), a coalition of over 40 small liberal parties led by the architects of the 2011 revolt against Colonel Gaddafi, holds 39 seats out of 80 re ; Serves to political parties.
The ruling Justice and construction (PJC), from the Muslim Brotherhood, is the second largest political formation of the Congress with 17 seats.
The 120 seats were allocated to independent candidates allegiances and beliefs are still unclear but wooed by political parties.
Mr. Jaouda dismissed a new government is appointed before the feast of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, in two weeks.
The CNT has led a turbulent transition period marked by violence, after its failure to integrate or disarm the former rebels who fought the Gaddafi regime, and is being organized later by heavily armed militias who rule the country.
The head of the Council, Mustafa Abdeljalil, has not yet commented on his future plans.
Failure across the board? The Security Council UN meets Tuesday, June 19 to interview the head of its observer mission in Syria, General Robert Mood, to take stock of its past two months ; s in the country. In charge of overseeing the 300 observers deployed in Syria, Robert Mood decided June 16, the Misnus (Supervision Mission of the United Nations in Syria) could not go to the end of his term, fixed 20 July as a result of "increased violence"
"It is clear that this is a semi-failure," concedes Yves Berthelot, former deputy secretary general of the United Nations. Contacted by FRANCE 24, the specialist tasks of peacekeeping ensures that this setback is to the credit of the Syrian regime, which "has not played the game". "One would hope that the authorities are careful not to appear too brutal to international observers. Unfortunately, the regime did not end its repression, it has been strengthened, ignoring the UN mission, laments he . Thus, the mission failed in its main goal: alleviate the situation in the country in preparation for discussions between the two camps. "
For more than two months, UN observers were indeed faced with a situation of virtual civil war in the field. The violence never stopped, despite the injunctions of the UN and especially its High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, who went so far as accusing Damascus of crimes against humanity ;.
A mission "doomed" but "necessary"
The UN resolution on sending observers to Syria was blown-fought in April, China and Russia are first opposed to the project . But from the start of the mission, many specialists were to emphasize the difficulty of the undertaking for Robert Mood and its observers.
"It was a very delicate mission as unique in its form. The observers were not in charge of controlling an area of demarcation between the two camps as the violence is affecting the whole of Syria, "recalls Yves Berthelot. He believes that the chaotic situation on the ground also put at risk the safety of observers. "Normally, the country with a mission is in charge of the protection of UN members. But again, the regime has not worked, it was doomed from the start. "
The old framework of the UN still wants to retain some beneficial aspects of these two months of international presence in Syria: "With the report of Robert Mood, the world will have a clear vision and objective of the situation on the ground. For that reason alone, the mission was necessary. "
Armed peacekeepers to replace the observers?
Faces the back of his observation mission, the UN will she decide to send armed peacekeepers in Syria, as demanded by the opposition to President Bashar al Assad? A scenario in which Yves Berthelot was skeptical: "Neither the Russians nor the Chinese, or even most Westerners are favorable." Economic sanctions remain, but their effectiveness is not always proven, he said. "Above all, they make the people suffer as much as leaders," he says
As for sending a new mission of observers, the former UN official doubted its effectiveness. "Why does it succeed where the previous mission failed? No, today, salvation is no longer on the ground, but the G20 and the Security Council, where Westerners are able to convince the Russians and Chinese to release the re ; Syrian regime. "Without rapid progress on the diplomatic front, it's the Annan plan to end the crisis that threatens to collapse.
"We do not want the taxpayers pay, the banks must pay for the banks." The message from the European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services aims high. While Spain – which Bankia, the third largest bank, is experiencing a critical situation – has launched an appeal for aid to Europe to recapitalize its banks, Michel Barnier presented ;, Wednesday, June 6, a crisis management plan for that future governments will no longer be asked to bail out banks. With this declaration, the European Commission took a first step towards a European bank called for by his vows of the European Central Bank (ECB).
Among the measures cited, the obligation for banks and the authorities responsible for crisis resolution to implement recovery plans. In case of non compliance, supervisory authorities may intervene by requiring the implementation of said plans. A legislative proposal deemed necessary by Sofiane Aboura, lecturer in finance at the University Paris-Dauphine, who sees this message in a desire to give Europe a common position.
FRANCE 24: Why such a proposal now? Sofiane Aboura: Already in 2008, at the beginning of the economic crisis, the question of a change in financial regulation was laid before the light lull of 2009. Today, the news more than ever a necessary action, including the collapse of Greek banks and the Spanish Bankia. It's time: the United States, Bill Volcker [whose entry into force planned for July 2012 was postponed, Ed] is to prohibit banks from de ; pot to speculate on their own account, in Britain, we rely on the report John Vickers [which provides for the separation of credit and market, Ed ]. But the European Union, it has not yet ruled on the issue.
Among the possible forms of intervention in case of rescue is the possibility that a troubled bank was taken over by a competitor in good health. How do you measure this? S. A. : This is not new and it has, in particular, been the case of Franco-Belgian bank Dexia. More generally, these proposals are similar to the "Living Wills" in force in the United States, a will made by banks in the event that they would go bad. The idea is that they reflect, above, the scenario they wish applied in case of bankruptcy, or a possible restructuring. In the case of Lehman Brothers in 2008, if a will was drawn up, perhaps it could have avoided significant losses. More generally, this would avoid a panic attack.
This proposal reflects a shift it at European level on financial regulation S. A. : Without a turning point, it seeks to reaffirm a common position in Brussels initiated. Nevertheless, the task of the European Commission is challenging because there was no unanimity Europe: States do not want to regulate all in the same way. Britain, for example, acts as a separate entity: the banking sector is oversized compared to its economy. Germany, meanwhile, refuses to share not only the debts of States but also the banks' losses. Unfortunately, I do not think the big night regarding the banking sector: it is already one of the most regulated in the world, which did not prevent crises major. Regulation is necessary but must be put in place a supervision to meet the challenges.
REUTERS – Clashes between supporters and opponents of President Bashar al-Assad were eight dead and 40 wounded Saturday in Tripoli, northern port city of Lebanon, officials said a medical source.
This review is the heaviest recorded in one day after weeks of violence in the Lebanese town, illustrating the risk of contagion of Syrian conflict in the region.
Both sides exchanged fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades and the Lebanese army stepped in with armored vehicles to try to silence the guns, said a journalist Reuters. The army did not open fire.
Civilians caught in crossfire, were among the killed, residents said.
Gunmen of Jabal Mohsen neighborhood, where the majority of Alawites, a branch of Shiism that owns Bashar al Assad, been fighting for several weeks the inhabitants of Bab al Tabbaneh, home mainly Sunnis.