#weekly #multilingual #news #digest n. 2015/1 – 2015-02-21

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#news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) for 2015-02-15 to 2015-02-21

AFRICA

2015-02-18 #UNSC discussing options for #Libya http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/17/actualidad/1424179022_183013.html #politics #diplomacy

2015-02-18 #Tunisia – 4 soldiers killed by #AlQaeda attack http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2015/02/18/quatre-soldats-tunisiens-tues-dans-une-attaque-a-la-frontiere-algerienne_4578445_3212.html #security #Africa

2015-02-17 #Libya turning into a #Somalia on the #Mediterranean http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/16/actualidad/1424102638_681489.html #security #Europe #Africa

2015-02-17 #Cameroun #Cameroon – #Boko #Haram attack http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2015/02/17/cinq-soldats-camerounais-tues-dans-des-affrontements-avec-boko-haram_4577713_3212.html #security #Africa

2015-02-17 #Egypt – how the negotiations for the #Rafale went http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/02/16/le-contrat-de-vente-du-rafale-a-l-egypte-en-cinq-questions_4577395_3234.html #France #weapons #military #politics #diplomacy #EU #Africa

2015-02-16 an interactive map on who controls what in #Libya http://www.lastampa.it/2015/02/16/esteri/ecco-chi-comanda-in-libia-EfbCAkHwuJKYYRLtFA4xRJ/pagina.html

2015-02-16 #Libya #Italy – when politics needs knowledge before making decisions http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/notizie/2015-02-15/truppe-italiane-libia-tutti-rischi-dell-opzione-militare-191959.shtml?uuid=ABbNKIvC #EU #Africa

2015-02-16 #Libya – define the ends before the means http://www.lastampa.it/2015/02/15/blogs/il-villaggio-quasi-globale/parte-la-nuova-guerra-di-libia-ci-saranno-morti-molti-morti-h8i9N7BfMjrvoIBrGJMA4I/pagina.html #EU #Italy

2015-02-15 #Ebola is not #Africa – still contained in #Liberia #Sierra #Leone #Guinea http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/12/actualidad/1423767231_661583.html #health #politics


AMERICA

2015-02-19 Reviewed US #Foreign #Policy since 1945 by A Dobson on LibraryThing http://www.librarything.com/work/1314966/reviews/116281856_196566667 #diplomacy #USA #security #business

2015-02-16 #President #Obama and #social #media http://verne.elpais.com/verne/2015/02/14/articulo/1423933794_576027.html #politics #technology #Internet #America

2015-02-15 a record: 11 day in #New #York #without #omicides http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/kriminalitaet/rekord-in-new-york-gab-es-elf-tage-keinen-mord-13428512.html #social #security #politics #health #America


ASIA AND PACIFIC

2015-02-21 #China – #anti #corruption #campaign results in 40,000 under indictment http://kommersant.ru/doc/2673023 #politics #business #Asia

2015-02-21 #USA and #Russia talking on joint efforts against #ISIS http://kommersant.ru/doc/2673258 #security #diplomacy #Asia

2015-02-20 #ISIS – #USA and #Iraq #Irak promise to retake #Mosul in spring http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/kampf-gegen-is-im-fruehling-beginnt-der-sturm-auf-mossul-13439182.html #security #Asia

2015-02-20 #USA and #Turkey to train #opposition in #Syria http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/19/actualidad/1424376595_163717.html #security #Asia

2015-02-19 #North #Korea – using #anti #corruption drive to reassert leadership http://kommersant.ru/doc/2670924 #politics #Asia

2015-02-18 #Syria – toward a #UN-mediated #truce between government and opposition http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/buergerkrieg-syrien-zu-stopp-von-angriffen-auf-aleppo-bereit-13435024.html #security #diplomacy #Asia

2015-02-18 #India – expanding access to hygiene http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/16/planeta_futuro/1424084297_702325.html #health #social #politics #Asia

2015-02-17 #Israel and the new immigrants: where to host them? http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/israel-umwirbt-auswanderungswillige-juden-13432589.html #politics #diplomacy #Asia

2015-02-17 #Irak #Iraq – the role of militias http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/16/actualidad/1424100214_413910.html #security #Asia

2015-02-17 #Iran – political issues on #nuclear #negotiations http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/12/actualidad/1423767904_083349.html #security #Asia

2015-02-16 #Turkey – protesters demand #law #against #violence on #women http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/15/actualidad/1424031699_722924.html #social #politics #Europe

2015-02-16 #Japan sees again growth 2.2% on an year-to-year basis – calendar 2014 growth 0 http://www.lemonde.fr/japon/article/2015/02/16/le-japon-renoue-avec-une-croissance-modeste_4576993_1492975.html #business #Asia

2015-02-15 #China – #demography and #policy http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/13/actualidad/1423846731_014181.html #politics #social #Asia


BUSINESS

2015-02-21 #Moody’s downgrades #Russia’s debt http://www.faz.net/aktuell/finanzen/anleihen-zinsen/kreditwuerdigkeit-moody-s-stuft-russland-auf-ramschniveau-13441304.html #politics #diplomacy #business

2015-02-20 the #value of #advertisement http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2015/02/ellen_s_oscars_pizza_how_big_mama_s_papa_s_pizzeria_has_parlayed_its_three.html?wpsrc=fol_fb #Big #Mama #Pizzeria

2015-02-20 #OECD #economy #survey #Italy 2015 http://oecd.org/italy/economic-survey-italy.htm

2015-02-20 #ECB increased #debt #purchasing from 50bln to 60bln in January http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/19/actualidad/1424352966_090801.html #business #EU #Europe

2015-02-20 #Walmart #increases 500k #salaries by 34% to 9USD/h, 10USD/h from 2016 http://www.lemonde.fr/entreprises/article/2015/02/20/walmart-augmente-le-salaire-d-un-demi-million-d-employes_4580157_1656994.html #business #America

2015-02-20 #crowdfunding #Europe – #France at 152mln EUR http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/02/18/la-finance-participative-attire-les-foules_4578826_3234.html #FPF #business

2015-02-20 #electrical #car #business – #battery #research http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/fruehaufsteher/elektromobilitaet-der-kampf-um-die-batterie-13439211.html #business #technology #A123 #Envia #Gates

2015-02-19 #mobile #payments – #Loop #Pay from #Samsung vs. #Apple http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/netzwirtschaft/loop-pay-samsung-macht-apple-pay-konkurrenz-13437081.html #ecommerce #telco #smartphone

2015-02-18 new #funding for the #high #speed #link between #France and #Italy http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/02/17/les-poids-lourds-sollicites-pour-financer-le-lyon-turin_4577980_3244.html #business #politics #EU #Europe #TAV

2015-02-18 #big #data and #recruitment – the future [? present!] http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/16/icon/1424109139_145871.html #social #networking #business

2015-02-17 Jusqu’au 5 avril- prix: un CDD de 6 mois chez #LeMonde #journalisme #news #media https://lnkd.in/d7fXa-B

2015-02-17 #Spain – #Caixabank looking to buy #Portugal’s #BPI http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/16/actualidad/1424120283_671753.html #banking #business #EU #Europe

2015-02-17 #Big #Data and #employment – the profile and skills http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/12/actualidad/1423740778_503816.html #technology #business

2015-02-17 #Germany – #social #media and #business #hours : poll on #corporate #policy http://www.faz.net/aktuell/beruf-chance/recht-und-gehalt/social-media-und-co-im-buero-darf-ich-oder-darf-ich-nicht-13398489.html #YouGov

2015-02-17 #acting and #money – the #class #divide http://smoda.elpais.com/articulos/hollywood-invasion-actores-pijos-britanicos/5948 #social #business #entertainment

2015-02-17 #Microsoft’s new #mobile #strategy http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/02/17/la-nouvelle-strategie-de-microsoft-pour-rattraper-son-retard-sur-mobile/ #business #technology

2015-02-16 #USA – #FAA issues #draft #rules for #drone s http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots/faa-proposed-commercial-drone-rules #UAV #UAS

2015-02-15 #interview with #Ruiz from BID / IDB on #oil #price #effects in #Latin #America http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/13/actualidad/1423853777_917365.html #politics #America

2015-02-15 #banking in #Greece – cash withdrawals might impact stability http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/der-langsame-bank-run-in-griechenland-griechen-heben-ab-13428224.html #business #EU

2015-02-15 #Google #founders #selling #shares while focusing on keeping control http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/netzwirtschaft/google/larry-page-und-sergey-brin-verkaufen-google-aktien-13428399.html #business #Internet

2015-02-15 #Amadeus expanding on #air #travel http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/12/actualidad/1423762068_519853.html #business

2015-02-15 #air #travel – the #UAE #hub grows – no expenses spared http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/14/actualidad/1423936821_200779.html #business

2015-02-15 #Google #Tesla #Apple – the #automotive side of #Silicon #Valley http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/neue-mobilitaet/die-silicon-valley-autos-von-google-tesla-und-apple-13428695.html #business

2015-02-15 #Millennials and #workforce http://www.cio.com/article/2883906/careers-staffing/how-to-help-millennials-shine-in-the-workplace.html?null


EUROPE

2015-02-21 #Italy – assessing the first year in office for #PM #Renzi http://www.lastampa.it/2015/02/19/multimedia/italia/i-volti-di-renzi-uJ1hKP55mz6L4ZleOEYB2L/wall.html #politics #EU #Europe

2015-02-21 #Euroland and #Greece sign last-minute 4 months agreement http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/20/actualidad/1424471757_143916.html #negotiation #post #mortem http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/02/20/a-bruxelles-optimisme-prudent-avant-une-enieme-reunion-de-l-eurogroupe_4580620_3214.html #EU #politics #diplomacy #Europe

2015-02-21 #Austria says that #economic #asylum #seekers from #Kosovo will not be granted #asylum http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/20/actualidad/1424445359_510174.html #immigration #EU #Europe

2015-02-21 #Switzerland reopens borders to #European #workers http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/02/20/la-suisse-rouvre-la-porte-aux-travailleurs-europeens_4580698_3214.html #EU #politics #diplomacy #Europe

2015-02-21 #NATO #general warns of potential invasion of #Eastern #Europe by #Russia http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/spannungen-mit-russland-nato-general-warnt-vor-russischer-invasion-in-osteuropa-13441337.html #EU #politics #diplomacy

2015-02-21 #Ukraine – #UK #House of #Lords #report on #Russia – #summary http://kommersant.ru/doc/2673018 – #details http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldselect/ldeucom/115/115.pdf #diplomacy #Europe

2015-02-21 #France – #number #crunching the #nuclear #deterrent http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2015/02/21/de-quoi-l-arsenal-nucleaire-de-la-france-est-il-compose_4580740_4355770.html #security #EU #Europe

2015-02-20 #Ukraine – the #diplomatic #offensive of #Russia http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/den-minsker-maulkorb-durchbeissen-13438118.html and #UN http://kommersant.ru/doc/2671146 #security #Europe

2015-02-20 #interview – #Hungary #PM #Orban on #Russia #EU #NATO #South #Stream http://kommersant.ru/doc/2671144 #politics #diplomacy #Europe

2015-02-20 Tony #Blair – from #bombing #Serbia to #consultant to the #PM with #UAE #funding http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/tony-blair-wird-berater-der-serbischen-regierung-13438863.html #politics #business #Europe

2015-02-20 #Greece – the request http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/19/actualidad/1424339269_115000.html and #Schauble http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/schuldenkrise-griechenland-will-sein-angebot-nicht-mehr-aendern-13438018.html #business #EU #Europe

2015-02-20 #EU #expands #Triton http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/19/actualidad/1424361194_039177.html #immigration #Frontex #Europe

2015-02-19 #Ukraine – #President #Poroshenko #urges the #deployment of #UN #peacekeeper s http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/19/actualidad/1424333448_123441.html #details http://kommersant.ru/doc/2670852 #security #diplomacy #MinskII #Russia #OSCE #Europe

2015-02-19 #Greece #ask for #funding #extension http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/19/actualidad/1424339269_115000.html #Juncker http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/02/19/juncker-la-lettre-de-la-grece-ouvre-la-voie-a-un-compromis_4579798_3214.html #Schauble http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/griechenland-lehnt-spar-und-reformauflagen-weiter-ab-13437568.html #EU #politics

2015-02-19 Reviewed L’Italia che legge by G Solimine on LibraryThing http://www.librarything.com/work/10865161/reviews/116375884_196566527 #reading #media #Internet #publishing #Italy #demographics

2015-02-18 #Putin in #Hungary talking on #Ukraine http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/putin-keine-militaerische-loesung-fuer-die-ukraine-13434822.html#details http://kommersant.ru/doc/2670055 #politics #diplomacy #Russia #EU #Europe

2015-02-18 #interview with #EU #ambassador to #Russia on #Ukraine http://kommersant.ru/doc/2670073 #security #diplomacy #Europe

2015-02-18 #Greece will ask http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/18/actualidad/1424216725_601474.html #EU #diplomacy #business #Europe

2015-02-18 #UK – initiative for #digital #literacy http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/alarmruf-aus-dem-house-of-lords-den-briten-an-mangelt-es-an-digitaler-kompetenz-13434078.html #social #politics #EU #Europe

2015-02-17 #Eurogroup urges #Greece to ask http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/16/actualidad/1424099938_696311.html – 20bln EUR http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eklat-im-schuldenstreit-bruessel-und-athen-beschuldigen-sich-gegenseitig-13432455.html#EU #politics #diplomacy #Europe

2015-02-17 #Denmark and #France – #Lewin on #anti #semitism in #Europe http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/02/17/au-danemark-il-faut-vivre-dans-son-pays-en-luttant_4577723_3214.html #social #politics #EU

2015-02-17 #France – the potential for alliances between #UMP and #FN http://www.lemonde.fr/politique/article/2015/02/16/un-sympathisant-ump-sur-deux-favorable-a-des-alliances-locales-avec-le-fn_4577006_823448.html #politics #EU #Europe

2015-02-17 #France – a new #Muslim #party http://kommersant.ru/doc/2669340 #UDMF – others in #EU http://kommersant.ru/doc/2669399 #politics #religion #Europe

2015-02-17 #Spain – #Podemos looks for inspiration in #New #York http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2015/02/16/actualidad/1424114480_654350.html #politics #ECB #Fed #EU #Europe

2015-02-16 #interview with #NATO #Stoltenberg on #Ukraine and #Russia – what’s next http://kommersant.ru/doc/2668757 #diplomacy #security #Europe

2015-02-16 attacks in #Denmark #raise #security #alert within the #EU http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/15/actualidad/1424028421_109866.html #politics #Europe

2015-02-16 #European #poker http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/griechenland-rettung-merkel-gegen-tsipras-wer-pokert-hoeher-13428807.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #politics #diplomacy #Euro #EU #Europe

2015-02-16 #Greece manages to unite the #Eurogroup against… #Tsipras and #Varoufakis http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/15/actualidad/1424037435_835574.html #politics #diplomacy #Euro #EU #Europe

2015-02-16 #EFSI – #Germany provides funding, but not directly http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/bundesregierung-gibt-kein-geld-fuer-eu-investitionsfonds-13430353.html #Juncker #finance #EU #Europe

2015-02-16 #UK -#British #intelligence seeking #Russian #speaking #UK #citizens who aren’t #netizens http://kommersant.ru/doc/2668664 #security #social #business

2015-02-16 #Germany – #foreign #policy after #MinskII http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/14/actualidad/1423929572_460953.html#politics #diplomacy #EU #Europe

2015-02-15 #Ukraine – #Mogherini on #MinskII – a first good step, still work to do http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/14/actualidad/1423949929_405322.html #diplomacy #EU #Russia #Europe

2015-02-15 #Ukraine – background of the #MinskII #negotiations http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/minsker-verhandlungen-putin-forderte-kapitulation-tausender-soldaten-13429569.html #diplomacy #EU #Russia #Europe


WORLD

2015-02-20 how #NSA and #GCHQ opened #mobile #SIM cards http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/snowden-dokumente-nsa-knackt-verschluesselung-von-sim-karten-13439240.html #details https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/19/great-sim-heist/ #Gemalto #Netherlands #security #privacy

2015-02-20 #WHO – how to eradicate 17 diseases affecting 1bln people http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/18/planeta_futuro/1424272626_824911.html #health #social

2015-02-19 #social #media against #terror – #Twitter the main battlefield http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/medien/twitter-facebook-und-co-im-kampf-gegen-islamischen-staat-13436684.html #security #Internet #ISIS #USA

2015-02-19 #space and #society – still to be digested http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/weltraum/soziale-systeme-totale-entortung-13429143.html #social #sociology #Schmitt #politics #science

2015-02-19 #renewable #energy helps to avoid 7% of #CO2 #emissions in #Europe http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2015/02/18/actualidad/1424291531_120956.html #politics #environment #global #warming

2015-02-18 #USA counterattack on the #propaganda #war set by #ISIS http://kommersant.ru/doc/2669817 #politics #security #Asia

2015-02-18 #USA will #export #armed #drone s http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/ruestung-amerika-will-kampfdrohnen-verkaufen-13435026.html#security #business #diplomacy

2015-02-17 #interview – #EU #anti #terrorism #coordinator http://kommersant.ru/doc/2669378 #security #politics #Russia #Europe #AlQaeda #ISIS #Internet

2015-02-17 #NSA disguised spy software on hard discs http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/02/17/un-nouveau-logiciel-espion-de-la-nsa-mis-au-jour_4577707_4408996.html #security #business #technology

2015-02-16 #Pope #Francis for #less #bureaucracy, more #Church http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/15/actualidad/1424028421_109866.html #politics #religion #Vatican #Roman #Catholic


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

2015-02-21 #New #York could get 7°C #warmer in 100 years, 1.8mt more of water http://www.lemonde.fr/climat/article/2015/02/21/les-temperatures-a-new-york-pourraient-grimper-de-sept-degres-en-un-siecle_4580870_1652612.html #environment #global #warming #science

2015-02-21 #biodiversity #expedition in #Guyana http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2015/02/20/lancement-d-une-expedition-naturaliste-en-guyane_4580428_1650684.html #science #France #Europe

2015-02-20 the #dinosaur s are back! with a #collective #brain in the #cloud- next: self-awareness 🙂 http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/consumer-electronics/gadgets/cognitoys-leverage-watsons-brains-to-teach-your-kids #IBM #AI #robot #toy #Watson

2015-02-19 #HP extends #R to be used with #Big #Data http://www.cio.com/article/2885233/hp-extends-r-programming-language-for-big-data-use.html #technology #business #statistics

2015-02-19 the #Siberian #tiger is back – in #China http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/19/videos/1424340323_139506.html #environment #Russia #Europe #Asia

2015-02-19 the #Llama as potential help in #defeating #HIV http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/16/planeta_futuro/1424090333_560966.html#antibodies #science #health

2015-02-18 #from #genome to #epigenome http://www.nature.com/collections/vbqgtr #summary http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/18/ciencia/1424249784_769402.html #science #technology

2015-02-18 #Mars #One – a one-way ticket out of Earth http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/weltraummission-mars-one-einmal-zum-mars-und-nie-mehr-zurueck-13434545.html #space #science #social #technology

2015-02-17 #Russia #space #program – reviewing the #anagara #A5 #launch http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/space-flight/successful-flight-of-anagaraa5-rocket-opens-new-era-for-russias-ambitions-in-space#technology

2015-02-16 #biometric #security – from 10 static #fingerprints to #dynamic #probabilistic #voice 150 #parameters http://www.faz.net/aktuell/technik-motor/computer-internet/sprachbiometriesystem-sprich-das-passwort-in-den-computer-13417247.html #technology

2015-02-15 #Google and #Mattel build #3D #viewmaster for #children http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/netzwirtschaft/google/google-und-mattel-bauen-3d-brille-view-master-13428549.html #toy #technology #smartphone


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