#weekly #multilingual #news #digest n. 2015/2 – 2015-02-28

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#news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) for 2015-02-22 to 2015-02-28

BUSINESS

20150228 the #art of #olympic #games #budgets http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2015/02/25/le-budget-des-jeux-olympiques-difficile-a-maitriser_4582953_4355770.html #business #sport #events #programme #management

20150228 to paraphrase #Hemingway: #Google’s new #offices will be a #moveable #feast http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/netzwirtschaft/neues-hauptquartier-google-plant-gigantische-zentrale-unter-glas-13455788.html #business

20150228 #Germany – #entrepreneurship and #immigration – #Döner #business #ecosystem and #logistics http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/geisteswissenschaften/doener-als-symbol-der-aufstieg-des-vertikalbraeters-13445901.html #social #food #Turkey

20150228 #banking – #virtual vs #physical #branches http://www.lemonde.fr/argent/article/2015/02/22/banques-en-ligne-les-reseaux-contre-attaquent_4581184_1657007.html #business #Internet #ecommerce

20150226 the #coffee #capsule #wars – the #Nespresso #patent http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/kaffeekapseln-konkurrenz-greift-nespresso-an-13450213.html … #IPR #business

20150226 #YouTube a de facto #nonprofit http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/netzwirtschaft/google/videoportal-warum-youtube-noch-immer-keinen-gewinn-macht-13450849.html … #Google #business

20150226 how to #save #billions by #pooling #resources – the #EU #energy #union http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/eu-will-durch-energieunion-milliarden-sparen-13449928.html … #politics #business #Europe

20150226 #USA – #President #Obama #veto es #KeystoneXL http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/obama-legt-veto-gegen-oel-pipeline-keystone-xl-ein-13448423.html … #business #America

20150225 #USA – #President #Obama #veto es #KeystoneXL http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/obama-legt-veto-gegen-oel-pipeline-keystone-xl-ein-13448423.html #business #America

20150224 how to apologize- in business 🙂 https://lnkd.in/dxYjRbC

20150224 #Italy and #Internet – yes, we surf but… the #business #opportunities are still underused and overhyped http://www.lastampa.it/2015/02/24/tecnologia/italia-poco-online-in-europa-siamo-al-posto-enpDJC3zQjxtJO2nkhk92M/pagina.html

20150224 reactions to #Moody’s #downgrading of #Russia http://kommersant.ru/doc/2673866 #business #politics #Europe

20150224 #Greece – the #proposed #reforms http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/02/24/athenes-soumet-ses-reformes-a-bruxelles_4581957_3214.html … – #timeline

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/erste-details-aus-griechenlands-reformliste-sickern-durch-13444525.html … #politics #EU #Europe

20150224 #Apple will invest 1.7bln EUR in #data #centers – #Ireland and #Denmark http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/02/23/apple-1-7-milliard-d-euros-dans-les-data-centers_4581915_3234.html … #business #Europe #EU

20150223 how to apologize- in business 🙂 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/steps-great-apology-colin-shaw?trk=hp-feed-article-title

20150223 #Italy and #Internet – yes, we surf but… the #business #opportunities are still underused and overhyped http://www.lastampa.it/2015/02/24/tecnologia/italia-poco-online-in-europa-siamo-al-posto-enpDJC3zQjxtJO2nkhk92M/pagina.html

20150223 #Ukraine – the #side #effects on the joint #weapon #businesses with #Russia http://kommersant.ru/doc/2673600 #diplomacy #security #trade

20150223 #Greece – the #fallback of the #agreement in #Brussels http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/22/actualidad/1424621937_297072.html and http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/tsipras-kaempft-gegen-protest-in-eigenen-reihen-manolis-glezos-wirft-ihm-augenwischerei-vor-13443704.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150223 #China #Spain – #Yixinou #train back to base – #silk #rail #road http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2015/02/22/actualidad/1424621610_379581.html #EU #Europe #Asia #logistics #transportation #business

20150223 #Egypt – #Suez #channel to be expanded http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/22/actualidad/1424629742_375761.html #business #logistics #transportation #Africa

20150223 toward the #EU #Energy #Union – #procurement #negotiates with #Azerbaijan and #Turkmenistan http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/eu-setzt-auf-gas-aus-aserbaidschan-und-turkmenistan-13444003.html #business #Europe #Asia

20150223 #interview #Total – #oil #price will rise by summer http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/total-chef-im-gespraech-oelpreis-wird-nach-dem-sommer-wieder-steigen-13443755.html #energy #business


AFRICA

20150227 #UN seeks #funding to #feed #Sahara #refugees http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2015/02/26/actualidad/1424954682_058808.html #politics #diplomacy #Africa

20150226 #Iran #South #Africa and #nukes http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/iranisches-atomprogramm-das-kap-und-die-bombe-13447558.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 … #politics #diplomacy #security #Asia #Africa

20150225 #Iran #South #Africa and #nukes http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/iranisches-atomprogramm-das-kap-und-die-bombe-13447558.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #politics #diplomacy #security #Asia #Africa


AMERICA

20150228 #USA and #Cuba to reopen #embassies in April ? http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/02/28/les-etats-unis-comptent-rouvrir-leur-ambassade-a-cuba-en-avril_4585005_3222.html #diplomacy #America

20150228 #Argentina – #Parliament #dissolves #main #intelligence #agency http://kommersant.ru/doc/2677171 #security #politics #America

20150227 #USA – #FCC affirms #net #neutrality http://tecnologia.elpais.com/tecnologia/2015/02/26/actualidad/1424974386_348813.html #social #Internet #business #America


ASIA AND PACIFIC

20150228 #UN finds #Israel #guilty of killing #Spanish #peacekeeper in #Lebanon http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2015/02/27/actualidad/1425069043_716430.html #security #Asia

20150228 #Irak #Iraq – reconquering #Mosul will take a while http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/26/actualidad/1424937159_184600.html #security #Asia

20150227 #Korea – #joint #military #exercise with #USA http://www.lemonde.fr/asie-pacifique/article/2015/02/27/exercices-navals-de-seoul-et-washington-en-depit-des-menaces-de-pyongyang_4584324_3216.html #security #diplomacy #Asia

20150227 #Japan – the new #volcanic #island nearby #Tokyo might survive http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/02/26/de-nombreux-pays-de-la-zone-euro-ont-demande-la-liste-swissleaks-a-la-france_4584308_3234.html #science #Asia

20150226 #USA and #Iran – #Kerry: fight against #ISIS a shared interest http://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2015/02/26/etats-unis-et-iran-ont-un-interet-commun-contre-l-etat-islamique_4583369_3210.html … #security #diplomacy #Asia

20150226 #Israel #Netanyahu self-invites himself to lobby #Congress in #USA bypassing the #White #House http://kommersant.ru/doc/2675258 #diplomacy #Asia

20150226 #Iraq #Irak – #Mosul #libraries set on fire by #ISIS http://kommersant.ru/doc/2674791 #security #Asia

20150225 #France – informal #mission in #Syria for #members of #Parliament http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2015/02/25/des-parlementaires-francais-ont-rencontre-bachar-al-assad_4582844_3218.html #security #Asia

20150225 #Yemen #talks in #Moscow http://kommersant.ru/doc/2674533 #Russia #Saudi #Arabia #Asia

20150225 #Iraq #Irak – #Mosul #libraries set on fire by #ISIS http://kommersant.ru/doc/2674791 #security #Asia

20150224 #France – deployment of #aircraft #carrier agains #ISIS http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2015/02/23/261-metres-de-long-1-860-hommes-et-12-rafale-a-bord-le-charles-de-gaulle-en-chiffres_4581776_4355770.html … #security #Asia

20150224 #USA – new #secretary of #defense #Carter on #ISIS http://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2015/02/23/le-nouveau-chef-du-pentagone-promet-a-l-ei-une-defaite-irreversible_4581675_3210.html … #security #Asia

20150223 #cultural #heritage #recovery in #Syria turns into testing for #ground #operations by #Turkey http://kommersant.ru/doc/2673587 #diplomacy #security #Asia

20150223 #Afghanistan – former president #Karzai criticizes #military side, praises #civilian #aid http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/karzai-wertet-nato-kampfeinsatz-in-afghanistan-als-misserfolg-13444082.html #politics #ISAF #Asia

20150223 #Japan – new #radioactive #leak at #Fukushima http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/02/22/nouvelle-fuite-d-eau-radioactive-a-fukushima_4581211_3244.html #energy #nuclear #environment #business #Asia


EUROPE

20150228 #European #members of #NATO still not reaching the 2% of GDP threshold and relying on #USA expenditure http://kommersant.ru/doc/2677526 #security #Europe

20150228 #Russia – #opposition #politician #Nemtsov #killed http://kommersant.ru/doc/2677654 #security #politics #Europe #USA #America

20150228 #Spain – #art #market – the #electronic side http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2015/02/27/actualidad/1425072702_018503.html #business #ARCO #EU #Europe

20150228 #Spain – #air #travel – further scrutiny for #electronics and #luggage http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/27/actualidad/1425054360_072132.html #security #EU #Europe

20150227 #AlQaeda was preparing #terrorist #attacks in #Russia http://kommersant.ru/doc/2675513 #security #Europe

20150227 #Nordic and #Baltic countries restructuring armed forces http://kommersant.ru/doc/2675853 #security #Russia #EU #Europe

20150227 #waiting #list in #Euroland for access to the #Swissleaks #names http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/02/26/de-nombreux-pays-de-la-zone-euro-ont-demande-la-liste-swissleaks-a-la-france_4584308_3234.html #EU #Europe

20150227 #Spain – between 1910 and 2009 +40 years in life expectancy – 50% newborn will live to 100 http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2015/02/26/actualidad/1424969363_446948.html #demography #EU #Europe

20150227 #Spain – #EU criticizes #regional #finances http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/26/actualidad/1424989651_430493.html #Europe

20150226 #France gets more time http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/frankreich-bekommt-mehr-zeit-zum-sparen-13450045.html … #reforms http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/02/25/bruxelles-attend-un-programme-de-reformes-ambitieux-de-la-france_4583275_3234.html … #EU #diplomacy #Europe

20150226 #Spain – 34 leaders of #Latin #American #gangs #expelled http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2015/02/25/madrid/1424888973_197856.html … #security #EU #Europe

20150226 next stop #Moldova ? #NATO #general #warns about #Russia http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/naechstes-ziel-moldau-nato-oberbefehlshaber-warnt-vor-russischer-aggression-13450567.html … #Breedlove #security #Europe

20150226 #France – three #AlJazeera #journalists #questioned for #flying #drone http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/paris-al-dschazira-journalisten-wegen-drohnen-einsatz-verhaftet-13450497.html … #media #security #EU #Europe

20150226 #Germany – #health #organizations at a loss http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/gesundheitspolitik-krankenkassen-machen-eine-milliarde-euro-defizit-13450475.html … #business #welfare #EU #Europe

20150226 #Ukraine – #talks in #Paris reinforce the #OSCE #mission http://kommersant.ru/doc/2674536 #diplomacy #security #Europe

20150226 #Estonia – #military #parade on the #border with #Russia http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/militaerparade-im-estnischen-narva-13448718.html … #security #diplomacy #EU #Europe

20150225 #Spain – after the #Catalan #independence #vote ruled #unconstitutional http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2015/02/25/actualidad/1424855236_834297.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150225 #interview with #minister #Cazeneuve on #France and #Islam http://www.lemonde.fr/religions/article/2015/02/25/bernard-cazeneuve-nous-avons-besoin-d-imams-qui-maitrisent-les-principes-de-la-republique_4582974_1653130.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150225 #Ukraine – #talks in #Paris reinforce the #OSCE #mission http://kommersant.ru/doc/2674536 #diplomacy #security #Europe

20150225 #Estonia – #military #parade on the #border with #Russia http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/militaerparade-im-estnischen-narva-13448718.html #security #diplomacy #EU #Europe

20150224 #Germany – #PEGIDA might dislike foreigners, but certainly likes its nazi simpathizers- founder reinstated http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/02/23/le-fondateur-de-pegida-reinstalle-a-la-tete-du-mouvement-anti-islam_4581864_3214.html … #politics

20150224 #EU – #Europol knows the identity of 3000 #European #jihadi http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/23/actualidad/1424720131_075093.html … #security #Europe

20150224 #UK – #Rifkind and #Straw fall into a journalist trap http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/23/actualidad/1424706476_594389.html … – #Blair and #Schroeder cases? #politics #EU #Europe

20150224 #Ukraine asks #EU to provide weapons http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/23/actualidad/1424724759_439824.html … #security #Europe

20150224 #Russia – #Putin rules out war in #Europe scenario http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/putin-zur-ukrainekrise-ein-solch-apokalyptisches-szenario-ist-unwahrscheinlich-13445953.html … #security #EU #Ukraine

20150224 #UK will increase monitoring of #Russia’s spies http://kommersant.ru/doc/2673815 #politics #diplomacy #security #Europe #EU

20150223 #Hungary – #Orban loses his 2/3 majority http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/nachwahl-in-ungarn-viktor-orban-verliert-zweidrittelmehrheit-13443796.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150223 #video #games for a #new 20 #EUR #banknote http://www.faz.net/aktuell/finanzen/neue-20-euro-scheine-fuer-mehr-faelschungssicherheit-13442445.html #advertisement #media #ECB #EU


WORLD

20150228 #France – #travel #advisory http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2015/02/25/quels-pays-les-voyageurs-francais-doivent-ils-eviter_4583229_4355770.html #security #diplomacy

20150228 #Star #Trek #Spock passes away http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/leonard-nimoy-gestorben-er-war-eben-doch-spock-13455304.html #goodbyes http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2015/02/28/hommages-appuyes-au-monsieur-spock-de-star-trek_4584981_3246.html #Nimoy

20150225 #Gemalto confirms #cyber #attacks but not massive thefts of SIMs http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/02/25/cartes-sim-piratees-gemalto-confirme-des-attaques-mais-pas-de-vol-massif_4582726_4408996.html #privacy #NSA #GCHQ #EU #Europe


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

20150228 #Ebola – a #potential #new #cure http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/medizin/ebola-erreger-wie-man-das-virus-in-der-zelle-bremsen-koennte-13451670.html #USA #mission #ends http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/02/26/ebola-fin-de-l-operation-militaire-americaine-au-liberia_4584256_3244.html #health #Africa

20150227 found #gene involved in #human #brain #development http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/26/ciencia/1424967587_931422.html #science #health

20150226 #space – #history of the #Moon through an #Apollo17 #rock http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/weltraum/gesteinsproben-von-apollo-17-erstarrte-zeugen-des-kosmischen-bombardements-13445875.html … #science #technology

20150226 #space #astronomy – a #giant #black #hole http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/weltraum/supermassives-schwarzes-loch-ein-monster-des-jungen-universums-13449840.html … #science

20150225 #bionic #hands replacing non functional ones http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/24/ciencia/1424808808_156537.html #health #technology

20150224 #anti-#allergic #peanuts http://www.lemonde.fr/sante/article/2015/02/24/les-arachides-remede-aux-allergies-aux-arachides_4581952_1651302.html … #health #science


PUBLISHING GUIDELINES

  • generally, non-business and non- science/technology newslinks are posted within regional sections, leaving those that are concerning more than one region (e.g. UN-related) within the “World” section
  • the main geographic areas of reference are Africa, America, Asia and Pacific, Europe, World, i.e. news about Libya are within the “Africa” section, those about Syria under “Asia and Pacific”, and those about Turkey could be in both (depending on what is about- e.g. when dealing with Europe, Europe, when dealing with other regions, Asia)
  • within this weekly digest are shared only comments that I posted either on Facebook or Linkedin if associated with a newslink
  • I have no specific selection criteria: only what is interesting to me
  • I routinely use as sources few newspapers:El Pais, Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Kommersant, and occasionally others (e.g. IEEE’s Spectrum about science&technology, and La Stampa or Il Sole 24 Ore for Italian and EU news, plus occasionally others)


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