Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 13th 2014 Contents "In theory, this segre-
gation should have kept
those with the most
heinous and violent ide-
ologies separate from
those detainees that were
less motivated to commit
violence," says Gerrond.
Yet efforts to curtail
extremism fell short.
Pressures to become
There was a huge
amount of collective
pressure exerted on
detainees to become
more radical in their
beliefs. This was sup-
ported by the fact that
detainees were being held
against their will in a
facility with minimal
their family and friends.
This led to detainees
turning to each other for
Gerrond notes the US
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Putin signs nuclear
energy deal with
BUENOS AIRES---Russian President Vladimir
Putin signed agreements on nuclear energy gen-
eration with Argentina yesterday.
Argentina has been building nuclear-powered elec-
tricity plants to revive its nuclear programme and
reduce its dependence on fossil fuels amid an energy
crunch. Putin and President Cristina Fernandez said
the Russian atomic energy corporation, Rosatom,
would be involved with the construction of units in
Argentina s Atucha III nuclear power plant.
"These are very important agreements," said Fer-
nandez. "Argentina is a leader in Latin America in
terms of nuclear energy generation," Fernandez said
at a joint news conference at the presidential palace.
"They reaffirm our bonds of friendship and strategic
Argentina has one of the world s largest deposits
of shale oil and gas, but only a few companies have
made commitments to develop the fields as many
fear the government s interventionist energy poli-
Although a deal on the shale deposits was not
announced Saturday, Fernandez said members of the
Russian delegation traveling with Putin will visit
Argentina s Vaca Muerta (Dead Cow) deposit in
About 150 members of the local Ukranian com-
munity waved flags and held large banners outside
the Pink House presidential palace to protest Russia s
annexation of Crimea and alleged support for sep-
aratists elsewhere in Ukraine.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French
President Francois Hollande urged Russia this week
to use its influence on rebels in eastern Ukraine so
a meeting on a possible cease-fire can take place as
soon as possible.
Merkel is due to watch her country s team play
Argentina in the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro
Afghan presidential candidates agree to vote audit
Afghanistan s two presidential
election candidates have agreed
to an audit in an attempt to
resolve a dispute over the result
of last month s vote, US Secretary
of State John Kerry has said.
Both contenders, Abdullah
Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, have
agreed to abide by the result.
The review of all eight million
allots would begin within 24 hours,
Mr Kerry said yesterday.
Preliminary results suggest Mr
Ghani has won, but both candi-
dates accuse the other of electoral
Results announced by
Afghanistan s election officials give
Ghani 56.44 per cent of votes in
the June 14 run-off, with Abdullah
gaining 43.45 per cent.
The results were markedly dif-
ferent from those achieved in the
first round of voting, held in April,
when Ghani came a distant sec-
Afghanistan s current President
Hamid Karzai, who came to office
after the US-led overthrow of the
Taliban, is stepping down after
more than ten years.
He has welcomed the audit and
agreed to delay his successor s
inauguration to allow time for the
review, which is expected to take
At a news conference with the
two candidates, Kerry said that
every single ballot would be audit-
"This is the strongest possible
signal by both candidates of a
desire to restore legitimacy to the
process and to Afghan democracy,"
he said. (BBC)
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