Former Officials of Chinese Football Tried for Corruption

0 Beijing, Dec 19. -The former director of the Chinese Football Association Arbitration Board (CFA), Zhang Jianqiang, appeared in court to respond to charges of corruption, at the beginning of lawsuits against several people accused of that offense.In the proceedings against Zhang in the city of Tieling, in the northeastern province of Liaoning, he is accused of receiving bribes worth

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Alabama to Protest Immigration Law

0 Washington, Dec 17. -Alabama is bracing for two days of protests against the immigration law currently in force in this state, considered by many the most severe law throughout the United States.Civil-rights and pro-immigrant groups organized the program of activities, including a march Saturday in Montgomery, from the headquarters of Congress, to the government house. The demonstration is scheduled

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Chile: Energy Project Criticized

1 Santiago, Chile, Dec 7. -Environmental groups protested in Chile against the electrical wiring planed in the disputed energy project Hydroyasen, after announcing demonstrations against it.Hydroyasen will mean the destruction of the landscape and the environment, according to environmentalist Antonio Horvath, and the spokesman for the Corporation Costa Carrera, Andres Gilmour. Environmental organizations have warned that the beauty of the

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Cuban Team Loses to US in World Cup

0 Tokyo, Dec 3. -The Cuban team lost its match against the US in five sets in the penultimate date of the World Volleyball Cup on Saturday, while Brazil beat Poland and Argentina defeated Egypt.The US team won with sets of 25-20, 14-25, 25-18, 22-25 and 15-11.Cuba now has six victories and four defeats, with 17 points. The US has

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Repression of U.S. Protesters Intensifies

0 Washington, Nov 30. -U.S. police forces dismantled on Wednesday camps of protesters in Los Angeles and Philadelphia during another day of governmental repression against the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.Riot troops disrupted the Californian City Hall Square early Wednesday morning forcing OWS members protesting against social and economic inequality in the U.S. to leave the square. A similar operation

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New Incidents in Cairo Leave One Dead

0 Cairo, Nov 26. -Clashes between protesters and police in front of the Government headquarters of Egypt left one dead and at least 10 injured on Saturday, as demonstrations against the Military Junta continue at the Tahrir Plaza.A medical source told MENA news agency that a 21-year-old young man lost his life in an apparent accident after being run over

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Mexico Responds to Lawsuit in The Hague

0 Mexico, Nov 26. -Replying to the lawsuit that activists brought against Mexican President Felipe Calderon before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the federal government denied the existence of a warlike situation in the country and a generalized or systematic attack against the civil population. There is no policy in the country that might lead to commit crimes

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Cuba Awaits Strong Condemnation to US Blockade

1 Caracas, Oct 15. -Cuba is awaiting the international community once again pronounces against the economic, financial and commercial blockade of the US government against the Caribbean island for more than 50 years, declared Cuban Ambassador to Caracas Rogelio Polanco.The Cuban diplomat told Prensa Latina that the authorities of Cuba will present a resolution on the negative consequences of the

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Bolivia: Gov’t Says Ex-President Linked to Indigenous Protest

0 La Paz, Sep 22. -Government Minister Sacha Llorenti announced that links had been discovered between former President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (2002-2003) and an ongoing indigenous mobilization against an interdepartmental road project.Llorenti made his remarks to a radio station in New York, where he was accompanying President Evo Morales at the 66th United Nations General Assembly. He said details

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Judicial Process against IMF’s Former Director to Continue

0 Washington, Jul 7. -The judicial process against Frenchman Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former president of the International Monetary Fund, on charges of sexual assault and attempted rape will continue, the Prosecutor''s Office said. After a meeting with the defense lawyers, prosecutors said the investigation will continue, despite the opinion of experts against the possibilities of reaching a verdict against Strauss-Kahn. A

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