U.S. can not maintain its superpower status in its current form. The same reasons which led to the "disappearance" of other empires in the past, in an interview with Financial Times, senior fellow at the New America Foundation Fund Anatole Livea. He said the U.S. can no longer maintain a professional army as it stands, both financial and ideological reasons. Moreover, the political strategy of contemporary American position - both Democrats and Republicans - have to be drastically changed, emphasizes the magazine.
Hundreds of Doctors in Berlin announced a week-long strike, wrote "Die Welt". Doctors protest against the "unacceptable conditions" against which it is declared by doctors union Marburger Bund. From the union threatens to December 13 Member States will begin a strike of 700 municipal hospitals. With the doctor's union wants 30% wage increase and recognition of the duty at the time. From "Die Welt" it is clear that a second request from the government of the province of physicians seeking to delay its implementation until 2007, Union doctor, however, stressed that the emergency no patient had to be returned as striking hospitals will work for an emergency operation.
France's lower house of parliament adopted a new anti-terrorism bill with 373 votes "for" and 27 "against", reports AP. The French Communists and members of the Greens voted against the bill and the opposition Socialist Party said abstentions. Among the envisaged measures and increase the number of CCTV cameras in the mosques, department stores and other high risk areas.
Jacques Chirac obtained 73 years. At the request of the President of France will be big celebrations on the occasion. In all likelihood, Chirac will celebrate the day with your family, perhaps Parisian restaurant. 73-th anniversary of Jacques Chirac, however, notes are not particularly pleasant to note, the president of RFI. Ochkava and this year the French president to receive a gift of art from Asia or Africa. This year, the president was marked by failure of the referendum in May and health problems in September, when spending a week in hospital.
For the first time in 30 years the World Bank approved a loan to Iraq, to prevent news agencies. The loan amount is $ 100 million. It should be invested in rebuilding the education system. The money allocated will be built and equipped 87 schools and textbooks will be purchased. Analysts attributed the low attendance at school without learning environment.
White phosphorus is a legitimate military tool, said U. S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said, "News." "This is not a chemical weapon, and combat incendiary substance and its use to reduce the smoke screen is within the permitted time of war," Rumsfeld added.
U. S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said that the soldiers in Iraq are not insurgents. This is a group of people who do not deserve to be called "insurgents", the definition of "insurgents" zakonodatelnost gives them what they deserve, Rumsfeld said at a press conference at the Pentagon. He noted that this idea came to him last week during Thanksgiving. Comments Rumsfeld provoked laughter, but they have more serious side, the agency Europa Press.
U. S. President George W. Bush will dedicate his upcoming performances later today victorious strategy in Iraq. Bush tries to convince Americans that the White House has a realistic plan to withdraw American troops from Iraq, says the BBC. According to the White House for the first time the Bush administration's strategy was published in one document available to the public. The document entitled "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq."
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili hopes that Georgia will join NATO in 2009, the newspaper Ru forward. "I think it will become full members of NATO during my presidential mandate," said the Georgian head of state newspaper quoted Ru. He added that he would consider his presidency will be successful if it manages to resolve the conflicts with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Recall that the Deputy Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Security Pact Nick Rurua said that the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will monitor the withdrawal of Russian military bases from Georgian territory.
The International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran's ban on uranium enrichment, as this will help him to produce nuclear weapons, news agencies reported. This became clear during a meeting in Vienna with the participation of representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency and diplomats from Britain, France and Germany. Expected in the near future, the European Union accused Iran of a document in which their sole purpose is the production of nuclear weapons, reports the AP. Earlier, AP reported that officials from the EU warned Tehran that will come to the UN Security Council of the nuclear issue in Iran.
The new party "Kadima" ("Forward"), Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was reported today announced a "new". Recall that a centrist party headed by Ariel Sharon before the early elections in the country, was presented earlier this week with the public, the name "National Responsibility". According to local media, was considered as a variant of the name "Tikvah" ("Hope") . new structure is represented in the parliament 16 members, including the prime minister.
Serbian President Boris Tadic has proposed to divide Kosovo into two parts - between the Albanian majority is seeking independence and the Serb minority, reports AP. Tadic, Serbia's formal proposal to the government of Kosovo will be divided on the basis of ethnic boundaries, but formally remains part of Serbia. Meanwhile, Marty arrived in Belgrade Atisaari. He is a former president of Finland, and is currently negotiating team of the UN to mediate in the settlement of Kosovo's status.
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