AP INTERNATIONAL – 20 JUN (17:00 GMT) -.
Jos? Saramago, Portugal and Spain pay an emotional farewell to last and Saramago Lisbon .- The governments of Portugal and Spain, along with many friends and intellectuals, today gave an emotional farewell to Jose Saramago, whose remains were cremated while his wife, Pilar del Rio , asked that only those who did not know him cry. Luso Prime Minister, Socialist Jose Socrates and Spanish Deputy Prime, earthrise credits, Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega, led the large group of authorities at the funeral.
IRAK-VIOLENCE killed 26 people and injured 53 in a bombing in Baghdad Baghdad .- At least 26 people were killed and 53 others were wounded by the explosion of two car bombs in the Baghdad neighborhood of Al Mamun, west of the capital , reported, aika gold, an Interior Ministry source. The car exploded at 11 pm (8.00 GMT) near the Central Immigration and Passport and Commercial Bank Al Jalich, which collapsed following the explosion.
POLAND-POLITICS, polling day passed without incident and with little participation Warsaw .- The poor participation was the main protagonist in the early hours of the presidential elections in Poland,, sto credits, scheduled in advance by the plane crash death of the former head of state, Lech Kaczynski. Although ten candidates attend these elections, only two possibilities have done with the victory: the liberal Bronislaw Komorowski, acting head of state, and the conservative Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother Lech Kaczynski of the deceased.
ELECTIONS-COLOMBIA Mockus Santos and vote en masse and demand government guarantees the safety Bogota .- The candidates for President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and Antanas Mockus called on their compatriots flocked to the polls today to elect a successor to President Alvaro Uribe, while the government can guarantee security for the runoff election. Santos, candidate for the Partido de la U, concurs as a favorite after taking in the first round with 46.5% of the vote against Mockus, the Green Party.
IRAN-EXECUTION (Forecast) Abdul Malik Rigi was hanged in Iran almost four months after his arrest .- Teheran Iranian authorities executed today Abdul Malik Rigi, leader of Yundulah (Sunni armed group in opposition to the Shiite regime in Tehran), almost four months after being arrested on a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan was forced to land in Bandar Abbas in southern Iran. A Tehran revolutionary court sentenced the death penalty against Rigi to regard him as "Muharib" (which is at war with Allah), "Mufsid Fil Ard" (corrupt on earth) and responsible for 79 cases of crime with a balance of 154 fatalities among military and civilians.
TURKISH-KURDISH PKK kills Turkish soldier and wounded another in attack on a military post Ankara .- A Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded today in an attack on a military post by the Workers Party of Kurdistan (PKK ), which on Saturday killed eleven other military. Local media and the agency Firat, close to the PKK, reported that a Kurdish militant group used long range rifles and rockets to attack shortly aftermidnight at an army post in a rural area of the province of Elazig, east of the country.
US-SILVIO RODRIGUEZ Silvio Rodriguez, between music and politics at a concert in Washington Washington .- The Cuban singer Silvio Rodriguez in Washington has offered a concert full of nostalgia, symbolism and a unique request to the U.S. President, Barack Obama, to release the so-called "five in Cuba," jailed since 1998 on charges of espionage. Cheered by about 3,000 people, most Latin American immigrants, Rodriguez take the concert to launch the petition to Obama.