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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rockets into Israel and the Gaza Strip on the eve of the war

In the Middle East currently all boils down to another war. Palestinian radicals bombard Israel with dozens of rockets. Israel, in turn, is preparing a massive counter-attack.

In the Middle East is growing concern about a new escalation of violence: In response to persistent rocket fire by Palestinian extremists Israel launched a military offensive against the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. The "Operation Protective Edge" have "to stop terrorism, Israeli citizens exposed to the daily" goal had, it said in a statement posted via Twitter the army.

Up to 1500 reservists have been mobilized and flown new air strikes early on Tuesday morning. At least nine Palestinians were injured according to official figures from the Gaza Strip while.
Israelis give revenge to
Slugfest with Palestinian militants
After rocket fire from Gaza
Israel's air force flies retaliatory attacks
Violence in the Middle East: New clashes after revenge killing
Violence in the Middle East
New arguments for revenge murder
Nadine Mierdorf site
Israel bombed the Gaza Strip

The conflict simmering since disappeared three weeks ago, Jewish youths in the West Bank and were found eventually murdered. A few hours after her funeral last week, the 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Chdeir was kidnapped, his charred body was later discovered in a forest near Jerusalem.

Investigators had on Sunday six suspects, including minors, were arrested in the case. Three of them would have known the murder of the teenager and the crime readjusted, said a spokesman for Israeli authorities. The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the alleged act of revenge.
Dozens of rockets at Israel

However, the confession could not calm the political aufgeladeneStimmung. Alone on Monday were from the Gaza Strip, at least 70 rockets were fired into southern Israel, including 40 within an hour after dark, said the Israeli army. Add up to 80 kilometers from the Gaza Strip remote areas howled at sirens, hundreds of thousands of Israelis were in fear in their homes.

Israel responded with air attacks in which six extremists of Hamas were killed on Monday. The radical Islamic group gave their number to eight, and vowed retribution. "The enemy will pay a huge price," she said. The Israeli military spokesman Peter Lerner said Israel was "ready for a potential deterioration" in the Gaza Strip after the death of the extremists and "with the ability to intervene militarily in so far as it is necessary."

Accordingly infantry troops are moved to the border with the Gaza Strip. Already in the course of Monday snakes by Israeli tanks and buses were seen in the region, soldiers were running around. In the evening, the streets were deserted in southern Israel. However, has been spotted a truck that had an armored vehicle loaded and was traveling to the border region.
Struggles stoke government crisis

Radical fighters fired in recent weeks, according to Israeli figures, more than 200 rockets and mortars from Gaza into Israel. The United States condemned the firing of rockets. At the same time Washington supported Israel's right to defend itself against these attacks, said Foreign Office spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

The conflict about how Israel should respond to these attacks, threatens the government. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday announced the alliance with the Likud party of Prime Minister Netanyahu, because the actions of the government he is too cautious.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

U.S. government wants to sue Standard & Poor's

It would have been the fiercest attack on a rating agency: The U.S. government plans to sue Standard & Poor's. Washington wants to clarify the role of S & P has played in the financial crisis.
The rating agencies threaten further trouble because of her inglorious role in the financial crisis. According to information of the "Wall Street Journal" want the U.S. Department of Justice and the Public Prosecutor of individual states take action against industry leader, Standard & Poor's (S & P).
The major rating agencies had before the outbreak of the financial crisis provided a number of U.S. mortgage-backed instruments with very good credit scores. Investors relied on these judgments and attacked it. When the crisis hit, but lost even with the top grade AAA excellent papers abruptly in value.

Comparison failed talks
The Justice Department and the prosecutors could still file lawsuits this week against S & P for misconduct, told the "Wall Street Journal", citing people familiar with the matter. Go there primarily to the valuation model used, it said. S & P said that a possible action is completely unfounded.
The rating agencies have been criticized for years, but usually successfully evaded process on the grounds that they would have only an argument and made no purchase recommendation. The defensive line, however, seems to crumble.
Mid-January, the Federal Supreme Court in Karlsruhe ruled that rating agencies can be sued in Germany in principle, given their assessment. Before an Australian court S & P had ordered to pay a multi-million dollar compensation because the rating agency had misled investors. In New York, a court had approved a similar suit by investors.
An appeal to the U.S. Department of Justice against the S & P would have been the fiercest attack on the rating agencies. According to information of the "Wall Street Journal" before talks on a settlement had failed.
Is unclear, however, why only against S & P and against any of the competitors should be taken, the newspaper said. S & P is indeed the leader, but the agency will usually mentioned together with Moody's and Fitch, when it comes to the role at times of financial crisis.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Youtube update and stuff

Hello, I added some videos to Youtube.

You might check 'em out.
They are about gaming and I hope to get one upload per day.

So stay tuned.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Germany lost billions

Aid for Greece
The Greece aids also have an impact on the budget of Germany. The government waived interest income, many billions lost. The Finance Minister justifies the step.Through the new aid for Greece to escape the federal budget in the coming years revenues of several billion euros. Only by waiving the interest income from Greek government bonds at the state development bank KfW, Germany has an annual revenue shortfall of around 130 million euros, said Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU), the "Bild am Sonntag"."

We have had interest income from Greece and we'd ECB profits from their previous purchase program -. Also Greek - government bonds," said Schaeuble. Germany had promised in the wake of the end of November decided utility, provisionally to waive interest income from Greek debt securities and gains from programs of the European Central Bank (ECB) to buy Greek government bonds.

Friday, December 7, 2012

After earthquake - Small tsunami reaches Japan

In Japan, the earth moved violently. In half the country shook the houses. A one meter high tsunami wave hit the coast. Major damage was not initially reported.

An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 has shaken the disaster region in northeastern Japan. The authorities gave a warning of a tsunami from the expected height of one meter for the province of Miyagi. Even the inhabitants of surrounding regions have been invited to be vigilant. On possible casualties or damage initially had no information.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

1000 year old foundations exposed

At Hildesheim Cathedral about 1000 years old walls of a cathedral were exposed. Apparently the building is in the 11th Century were abandoned. At present, the Cathedral is being renovated.

Archaeologists at the Hildesheim Cathedral encountered around 1000 years old foundations of a large cathedral. The remains of the wall located between the west front of the cathedral and the Episcopal Vicar General, said a diocese spokesman said on Wednesday. Bishop Azelin 1046 planned to have a huge new building after large parts of the cathedral had been destroyed by fire. Due to massive construction defects of the building of the cathedral had been given up by Bishop Hezilo, successor Azelins. He had erected the cathedral the old place again.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Turkey receives "Patriot" missiles

NATO fulfilled as expected the Turkish request for "Patriot" missiles. The deployment of air defense systems to protect the ally from attacks from Syria. Now the Bundestag on the train.NATO deployed "Patriot" anti-aircraft missiles to the Turkish border with Syria. The foreign ministers of the 28 NATO countries decided in Brussels.

With the weapon system to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are prevented attacks on Turkish territory. Germany, the Netherlands and the United States should send the Patriot missiles and their operating teams within a few weeks in Turkey.

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said that later this week, the Federal Cabinet will take a decision on deployment of the "Patriot" missiles and ask the Bundestag to approve. The exact number of missiles and their deployment locations have not been decided.According to NATO diplomats, the foreign ministers stressed in a statement that the missiles will only serve to protect and defend the ally Turkey.
They should not be used for example to control a no-fly zone over Syria. The system of the U.S. defense contractor Raytheon to shoot down aircraft, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles at a distance of about 70 kilometers. To avert shelling, the former main threat on the Turkish side of the Syrian border, Patriot is not suitable.