#weekly #multilingual #news #digest n. 2015/0 – 2015-02-14

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#news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) for 2015-02-05 to 2015-02-14

AFRICA

2015-02-14 #Boko #Haram launches offensive http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/13/actualidad/1423853729_194966.html #security #Africa

2015-02-14 #Libya – #Italy ready to lead a #UN #peace #making #operation http://www.lastampa.it/2015/02/14/esteri/libia-palazzo-chigi-pronto-a-chiedere-il-comando-di-unoperazione-onu-0T2iVDxO92VyF6M0eaoIxI/pagina.html #Gentiloni #Africa #Europe

2015-02-13 #Egypt to purchase 24 #Rafale from #France after the agreement with #Russia on #nuclear #energy http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/12/actualidad/1423754920_560053.html #Saudi #Arabia #UAE #diplomacy #security #Africa

2015-02-13 #Libya and #ISIS – a new #Somalia ? http://www.lastampa.it/2015/02/13/esteri/lambasciata-italiana-lasciate-subito-la-libia-Y3D0pf9EvOTyeylTvs6zrL/pagina.html

2015-02-13 #Egypt to release on bail journalists from #AlJazeera http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/12/actualidad/1423743457_357691.html #politics #Africa

2015-02-11 five countries join the #fight #against #Boko #Haram http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/10/actualidad/1423573328_553019.html #security #Africa

2015-02-10 #France and #Morocco to reactivate #anti #terrorism #cooperation http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/09/actualidad/1423498463_956438.html #security #Africa

2015-02-09 #Africa structuring its answer to #Boko #Haram http://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2015/02/08/la-riposte-regionale-contre-boko-haram-s-organise_4572202_3210.html #security #diplomacy

2015-02-05 #Ebola #cases #growth – 124 new vs 99 previous week http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/02/04/le-nombre-de-cas-d-ebola-en-hausse-pour-la-premiere-fois-en-2015_4569930_3244.html … #health #security #Guinea #Liberia #Sierra #Leone #Africa


AMERICA

2015-02-14 #Argentina – #Nisman’s successor indicts #President #Fernandez http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/13/actualidad/1423847781_610731.html #America

2015-02-14 #Venezuela acknowledges leading #inflation #league: 68.3% in 2014, 5.3% in December 2014 #politics #America

2015-02-14 #Venezuela – #President #Maduro talks of coup supported by the #USA http://kommersant.ru/doc/2667990 #politics #America

2015-02-11 #Argentina – #Nisman and somebody else’s #DNA http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/10/actualidad/1423575102_772897.html #politics #America

2015-02-05 #Ecuador – #state of #emergency in #Galapagos due to potential oil spill http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/ungluecke/havarie-vor-galapagosinseln-ecuador-ruft-den-notstand-aus-13410583.html … #environment #America #Pacific


ASIA

2015-02-12 #USA #President #Obama seeks special powers for 3 years #ISIS http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/amerika/kampf-gegen-is-obama-will-vollmacht-fuer-einsatz-von-bodentruppen-13423784.html … #details http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/11/actualidad/1423672180_535760.html … #AUMF #security #Asia

2015-02-12 #Yemen – #terror #alert – #embassies #shutdown http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/warnung-vor-terror-botschaften-im-jemen-geschlossen-13423382.html … #security #Asia

2015-02-11 #Afghanistan – #China might replace #USA http://kommersant.ru/doc/2664709 #politics #security #diplomacy #Asia

2015-02-11 #UAE returns to #mission #against #ISIS http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/10/actualidad/1423574056_119814.html #security #Asia

2015-02-10 #Iraq – #army ready for land attack on #ISIS with support from #USA http://kommersant.ru/doc/2664226 #security #Asia

2015-02-10 how #Yemen could become a battleground between #Iran and #Saudi #Arabia http://kommersant.ru/doc/2664222 #security #Asia

2015-02-05 #Jordan – #riots after the #killing of the #pilot by #ISIS http://kommersant.ru/doc/2660452 #security #Asia


EUROPE

2015-02-14 #Kosovo again – +80% #asylum #seekers in #Germany via #Serbia and #Hungary http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/13/actualidad/1423853027_335824.html #EU #immigration #Europe

2015-02-14 #Turkey – social movement against islamization of schools http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/13/actualidad/1423847878_710489.html #politics #Europe #Asia

2015-02-14 #Ukraine – will the #ceasefire hold? http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/02/14/apres-une-journee-meurtriere-en-ukraine-craintes-sur-le-cessez-le-feu_4576365_3214.html issues http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2668296 #politics #security #diplomacy #Europe

2015-02-14 #Ukraine – a #weapons #shopping #list http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/waffen-fuer-die-ukraine-wie-putins-lust-am-krieg-gedaempft-werden-koennte-13427071.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #security #diplomacy #Europe

2015-02-14 #Ukraine – #deputy from #Georgia candidate for #anti #corruption http://kommersant.ru/doc/2668093 #politics #diplomacy #Europe

2015-02-14 #Chancellor #Merkel and #President #Hollande – the dynamic European leadership duo http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/frankreich-und-deutschlands-enges-verhaeltnis-13425357.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #France #Germany #EU

2015-02-14 #Spain – a #demographic #profile of #Podemos #voters http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/11/opinion/1423684763_914251.html #politics #EU

2015-02-13 #Ukraine – #truce – #EU skepticism http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/12/actualidad/1423779922_444914.html #Europe

2015-02-13 #EU to reinforce #anti #terrorism http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/02/13/l-union-europeenne-renforce-les-moyens-de-l-antiterrorisme_4575638_3214.html #security #politics #Europe

2015-02-13 #Spain – #chess to be taught in #schools http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/11/videos/1423689595_904841.html #social #education #Europe

2015-02-13 #Red #Army – documentary on how #KGB influenced #hockey in #USSR http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2015/02/12/actualidad/1423774309_473638.html #politics #Europe

2015-02-13 #Erasmus+ : the benefits for #European #Union #students http://campus.lemonde.fr/campus/article/2015/02/12/tout-le-monde-peut-partir-avec-erasmus-mais-tout-le-monde-ne-le-sait-pas_4574554_4401467.html #politics #EU #Europe

2015-02-12 #Ukraine- #Minsksummit turns into a marathon night http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/minsker-gipfel-ist-letzte-hoffnung-auf-waffenruhe-in-ukraine-13422807.html … possible positive outcome http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/twitter/2015/02/12/ukraine-un-accord-a-minsk_4574698_3214.html … #security #Europe

2015-02-11 #Ukraine – the #phone #diplomacy http://www.faz.net/aktuell/krisendiplomatie-per-telefon-obama-verlangt-von-putin-frieden-13421680.html #politics #EU #USA #Russia #Europe #Asia

2015-02-11 #Turkey – #Erdogan surrenders and uses #Twitter in #fight #against #tobacco http://kommersant.ru/doc/2664705 #politics #Asia #Europe

2015-02-10 29 #immigrants freeze to death nearby #Lampedusa http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/09/actualidad/1423501779_611075.html #Italy #EU #Triton

2015-02-10 #Germany – the #sunset of #Pegida is getting closer? http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/demonstration-in-dresden-pegida-schrumpft-13419307.html #politics #EU

2015-02-10 the largest #crane #ship will not be named anymore after a #nazi #war #criminal http://kommersant.ru/doc/2664015 #politics #EU

2015-02-09 #Ukraine – to supply or not to supply weapons? #Germany #USA http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/08/actualidad/1423428521_774857.html #details http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/zu-besuch-bei-obama-merkels-friedensdiplomatie-13417670.html #security #diplomacy #EU #Russia #Europe

2015-02-09 #Greece – PM #Tsipras first reforms http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/08/actualidad/1423428521_774857.html #Vargas #Llosa – #Harakiri http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/06/opinion/1423219904_602409.html #politics #EU

2015-02-05 #NATO #meeting in #Brussels today – #Russia, #Ukraine and what’s next http://kommersant.ru/doc/2660690 #security #Europe #Carter #Hagel

2015-02-05 #EU – #Mediterranean #summit in #Barcelona on #Jihadism http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/04/actualidad/1423086059_357659.html … #security

2015-02-05 how #Litvinenko moved to the West and was poisoned http://kommersant.ru/doc/2660742 #Russia

2015-02-05 #France – toward a #digital #republic http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/02/04/une-loi-pour-creer-une-republique-du-numerique_4569510_4408996.html … #technology #society #French #tech

2015-02-05 #Facebook and #Google : too powerful? http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/netzwirtschaft/wettbewerbsrecht-zweifeln-an-den-regeln-fuers-internet-13409787.html … #Germany #competition #law


WORLD

2015-02-14 #UNSC votes unanimously to block access to funding to #ISIS http://kommersant.ru/doc/2668070 #security #diplomacy #Africa #Asia

2015-02-11 #Anonymous and its #fight #against #ISIS http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/anonymous-attackiert-den-is-wir-werden-euch-jagen-13420735.html #Internet #security

2015-02-09 #Goldstein on #cyberwar http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/06/actualidad/1423251886_196084.html #technology #security #politics #diplomacy


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

2015-02-14 #USA – looking how to alter #climate http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/13/ciencia/1423813149_720630.html #environment #politics #diplomacy

2015-02-14 #Geneva – #climate #change http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/02/13/les-etats-franchissent-la-premiere-etape-du-marathon-sur-le-climat_4576334_3244.html #environment #politics #diplomacy

2015-02-14 #USA – #President #Obama asks help to #Silicon #Valley http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/13/ciencia/1423813149_720630.html and http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/02/13/cybersecurite-barack-obama-tend-la-main-a-la-silicon-valley-mefiante_4576356_4408996.htmlhttp://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/netzwirtschaft/google-facebook-microsoft-chefs-nicht-bei-barack-obama-13427498.html #cyberwar

2015-02-14 St Valentine for #Rosetta – will pass at just 6km from #comet 67P http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2015/02/13/rosetta-va-froler-sa-comete_4576162_1650684.html #science #space

2015-02-13 #solar #eclipse on March 20th in the #Faroe #islands http://elviajero.elpais.com/elviajero/2015/02/12/actualidad/1423739209_592637.html #science #Denmark #EU #Europe

2015-02-13 #Japan – the #cancer side-effects of #Fukushima http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/02/13/apres-fukushima-l-apparition-des-nouveaux-cas-de-cancers-chez-les-mineurs_4575646_3244.html #science #health #nuclear #energy #Asia

2015-02-13 #dumping of #plastic into #oceans might increase tenfold in ten years http://www.lemonde.fr/pollution/article/2015/02/12/le-deversement-des-plastiques-dans-les-oceans-pourrait-decupler-d-ici-a-dix-ans_4575610_1652666.html #details http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/muellberge-im-meer-wachsen-die-explosion-der-plastosphaere-13425656.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #science #environment #pollution

2015-02-12 #Big #brother is watching you- via your #smart #TV http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/02/11/teles-connectees-un-espion-dans-le-salon_4573664_4408996.html … #LG #Samsung #privacy #technology #Internet

2015-02-12 #SpaceX launches satellite to monitor the sun http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/02/12/spacex-lance-un-satellite-d-observation-de-l-activite-solaire_4574691_3234.html … #science

2015-02-12 #European #IXV launch successful http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/europas-raumgleiter-ixv-ein-absturz-fuers-grosse-abenteuer-13423056.html … #details http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2015/02/11/partir-et-revenir-un-vol-spatial-experimental-pour-l-europe_4574117_1650684.html … #science #EU

2015-02-10 #discovered #gene for #prostate http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/09/ciencia/1423497298_393122.html #genomics #health #science

2015-02-10 how to convert #sunlight into #liquid #fuel http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/09/ciencia/1423507696_423300.html #Nocera #Harvard #genetics #engineering #energy #solar #diesel #storage


BUSINESS

2015-02-14 #Germany – #economy #accelerates #growth http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/deutsche-wirtschaft-in-rekordlaune-13427529.html #EU

2015-02-14 #ECB worries about #shadow #banking #growth http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/02/14/la-bce-s-inquiete-de-l-hypercroissance-de-la-finance-parallele_4576375_3234.html #finance #EU

2015-02-14 #Italy – 2014 closes with #GDP -0.3% on 2013, but back to 0 in 4th qtr 2014 – expected +0.7%/0.8% in 2015 (IMF: 0.4%) http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/impresa-e-territori/2015-02-13/pil-italiano-ancora-negativo-03percento-tredicesimo-segno-meno-tendenziale–095414.shtml?uuid=ABvMTAuC

2015-02-14 #Norway – #new #oil fields http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/trotz-oelpreisverfall-norweger-erschliessen-neues-oelfeld-johan-sverdrup-in-der-nordsee-13426946.html #energy #Europe

2015-02-13 #Spain as risky as #Italy – the financial costs of political instability http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/11/videos/1423689595_904841.html #politics #EU #Europe

2015-02-13 how #Spain supported #Greece for the sake of #EU #solidarity http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/12/actualidad/1423741668_348208.html #Lafontaine #grasshopper #ant #Europe

2015-02-12 #epayment- #Paypal gets new and renewed competition http://www.faz.net/aktuell/finanzen/meine-finanzen/geld-ausgeben/paypal-bekommt-konkurrenz-von-apple-und-sparkassen-13421100.html … #Mpesa #Hawala #finance #banking

2015-02-12 #Eurogroup on #Greece – much ado about (next to) nothing http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/02/12/grece-un-eurogroup-pour-pas-grand-chose_4574689_3214.html … #finance #diplomacy #EU

2015-02-11 through a group posting: http://www.agcs.allianz.com/assets/PDFs/Reports/Allianz-Risk-Barometer-2015_EN.pdf #risk 2015

2015-02-11 #OECD urges to #accelerate #fight #against #tax #evasion after the #Falciani #HSBC case http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/10/actualidad/1423585153_843169.html #security #business #politics

2015-02-11 #IMF’s #aid #plan for #Ukraine http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/10/actualidad/1423598466_537790.html #politics #diplomacy

2015-02-11 #Greece – #Tsipras lowering expectations to reach agreement http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/10/actualidad/1423600319_598566.html #politics #diplomacy #Euro #EU

2015-02-11 #UK – #BCC urges to have the #EU #referendum as early as possible http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/10/actualidad/1423582480_484373.html #politics #business

2015-02-11 #Apple invests 850 mln USD in #First #Solar http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/netzwirtschaft/apple-steve-jobs/versorgung-der-firmenzentrale-apple-investiert-850-millionen-in-solarstrom-13421705.html #business #energy #alternative

2015-02-11 #Rapidshare shuts down http://tecnologia.elpais.com/tecnologia/2015/02/10/actualidad/1423602448_099505.html #Internet #social

2015-02-10 #Canada #Germany – #Merkel and #Harper talk about the #trade #agreement http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/ttip-und-freihandel/zum-wohle-beider-laender-merkel-und-harper-verteidigen-ceta-13419669.html #EU #CETA

2015-02-10 the new #marujana #bank http://kommersant.ru/doc/2663980 #business #banking #financing

2015-02-10 #Greece – #campaign #promises and #budget realities http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/tsipras-stellt-sich-vertrauensvotum-im-athener-parlament-13419671.html #EU

2015-02-10 #Greece details on #PM #Tsipras #debt #plan http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/notizie/2015-02-10/piano-tsipras-l-eurogruppo-rottamare-30percento-programma-ue-taglio-debito-e-avanzo-primario-114351.shtml?uuid=ABB91GsC #EU

2015-02-10 #TV via #Internet – #Sling #Sony #Apple http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/02/10/television-par-internet-sling-tv-devance-apple-amazon-et-sony/ #technology #social #media

2015-02-09 why #oil #prices are decreasing http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/08/actualidad/1423419936_580366.html #finance #business #energy

2015-02-09 #ESA #IXV http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/08/ciencia/1423418149_772444.html #space #Thales #Alenia #EU

2015-02-09 #Swissleaks – #France http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/02/09/les-1001-visages-des-evades-fiscaux_4572389_3234.html #Germany http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/swiss-leaks-bericht-hsbc-bunkerte-schwarzgeld-in-milliardenhoehe-13417413.html #business #politics #EU

2015-02-09 #Germany – less weapons export http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/weniger-ruestungsexporte-unter-gabriel-13417613.html #security #business #diplomacy #EU

2015-02-05 #Greece and #ECB – liquidity cut http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/04/actualidad/1423081038_887039.html … #reactions http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/02/05/la-bce-prive-les-banques-grecques-d-un-canal-de-financement_4569950_3214.html … #EU #diplomacy

2015-02-05 #new #milk for #Coca #Cola http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/04/actualidad/1423063275_153642.html … #business #health


COMMENTS

1. remark: somebody played too often too long ‪#‎Risk‬
http://www.lastampa.it/2015/02/08/esteri/cos-la-nato-prova-a-contenere-lespansionismo-militare-russo-3ni2NEFuO0yGNtp0G5VyvJ/pagina.html

from the numbers and the locations, it would risk becoming a war of attrition, with Ukraine as the ground zero for a new Crimean war not really an appealing option…

2. 2015-02-11 tonight at 9pm
how organized crime expanded outside it heartland, and what is being done to push it back

http://www.lastampa.it/2015/02/11/multimedia/italia/aspropiemonte-il-docufilm-stasera-alle-su-la-stampa-TWIA2iW1YrOwCgPzdtUAXK/pagina.html

3. why #EU cannot just sit and watch #Libya fall apart
many will dislike- but IMHO if #Irak and #Afghanistan are courtesy of G.W.Bush, #Libya is our own mess that we should help to sort out #EU

it isn’t “just” a moral issue, it is a pragmatic choice, to avoid an ISIS-affiliated statelet playing again the same destabilizing role that Gaddafi played in the region, but with expansionist aims

4. #Italy changes its #Constitution
non mi è mai piaciuto il termine “capo” nella Costituzione (e non sono il solo, anche se non ho trovato il link con la citazione), figuriamoci il plebiscito

http://www.repubblica.it/politica/2015/02/14/news/tutti_i_rischi_della_strategia_del_plebiscito-107279971/?ref=HRER2-1

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