#weekly #multilingual #news #digest n. 2015/3 – 2015-03-07

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#news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) for 2015-03-01 to 2015-03-07

BUSINESS

20150306 #ECB to start buying #bonds on March 9th http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/03/05/actualidad/1425559774_486394.html #impacts http://www.faz.net/aktuell/finanzen/anleihekaeufe-ankuendigung-des-ezb-programm-wirkt-13466196.html #finance #business #EU #Euroland #Europe

20150306 #ECJ against #ebooks http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eugh-urteil-volle-umsatzsteuer-auf-e-books-13466498.html #France http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/03/05/livre-numerique-la-france-va-devoir-relever-le-taux-de-tva_4587611_3234.html #politics #business #EU #Europe

20150306 #UK – #SFO to #investigate #Bank of #England for 2007-2008 http://kommersant.ru/doc/2680604 #BoE #business #EU #Europe

20150305 #China – #lowering #economic #forecast to 7% http://www.lemonde.fr/asie-pacifique/article/2015/03/05/la-chine-baisse-a-7-son-objectif-de-croissance-pour-2015_4587516_3216.html and #reforms http://kommersant.ru/doc/2679950 #business #Asia

20150305 #Facebook #Zuckerberg – you should hire only those you would like to work for http://elpais.com/eventos/2015/03/04/mwc/1425497130_352201.html #business

20150304 #Greece – #government gives itself #revolving #credit from #pension #fund http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/aus-der-rentenkasse-griechenland-leiht-sich-selbst-geld-13462236.html #business #politics #EU #Europe

20150304 #Italy – #Berlusconi could reach 40% of the #publishing #industry http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2015/03/03/actualidad/1425409787_683372.html #business #communication #media #EU #Europe

20150304 #UK #sells its quota in #Eurostar http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/grossbritannien-verkauft-seinen-eurostar-anteil-fuer-585-mio-pfund-13462557.html #business #transportation #EU #Europe

20150303 #negotiations for a #third #plan for #Greece http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/03/02/actualidad/1425322782_189622.html #Euroland #EU #business #Europa

20150303 #NASDAQ past 5000 – as in 2000 http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/24/actualidad/1424783335_220531.html #business #technology

20150303 #CyanogenMod vs. #Android http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/03/03/comment-cyanogen-veut-liberer-android-de-google/ #Google #Internet #mobile #business

20150303 #MWC – #Mobile #world #Congress – #Zuckerberg – #connecting #people and #apps internet.org http://elpais.com/eventos/2015/03/02/mwc/1425320075_452033.html #Internet #social #business

20150302 #ECB #Draghi #plan remove #risk #premium for #Euroland #debt http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/03/01/actualidad/1425241970_661082.html #business #politics #EU #Europe

20150302 #real #estate #Silicon #Valley http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/03/02/apple-google-facebook-ces-gigantesques-projets-immobiliers-de-la-silicon-valley/ #Apple #Google #Facebook #business

20150301 #Airbus – #Enders on the future of #A380 – #break #even in 2015? http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/airbus-chef-der-a380-wird-nicht-eingestellt-13456331.html #business #airline #manufacturing

20150301 #Berkshire #Hathaway results http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/02/28/actualidad/1425159698_210695.html – #Buffett #succession – internal? http://www.lemonde.fr/entreprises/article/2015/03/01/warren-buffett-fait-durer-le-suspense-sur-sa-succession_4585336_1656994.html #business #Jain #Abel


AFRICA

20150306 #Libya – #ISIS attacks #oil #fields http://kommersant.ru/doc/2680591 #energy #security #Africa

20150304 #Ebola still a fight to complete http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/gesundheit/westafrika-bei-ebola-sind-wir-noch-nicht-ueber-den-berg-13461865.html #health #Africa

20150303 #origins of four variants of #AIDS #virus identified http://www.lemonde.fr/sante/article/2015/03/03/l-origine-des-quatre-variantes-du-virus-du-sida-desormais-elucidee_4586119_1651302.html #health #science #Cameroun #Africa


AMERICA

20150305 #USA – #alternative #energy and #choices http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/fruehaufsteher/warum-amerika-kein-einziges-windkraftwerk-im-meer-hat-13464765.html #wind #see #politics #America

20150304 #Cuba – #France #President #Hollande to visit in May http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/03/04/actualidad/1425423959_531688.html #diplomacy #EU #America

20150303 #President #Obama criticizes #Netanyahu comments on #Iran #negotiations http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/03/03/pour-obama-netanyahou-a-eu-tort-par-le-passe-sur-le-dossier-nucleaire-iranien_4586121_3222.html #potential http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/amerika/atomstreit-obama-fordert-von-iran-zehnjahrespause-13460496.html #diplomacy #America

20150303 #Colombia – #President #Santos #accelerates #negotiations with #FARC in #cuba http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/03/02/actualidad/1425294452_073637.html #security #diplomacy #America

20150303 #Argentina – #President #Kirchner organizes event – celebrates achievements of presidential term http://kommersant.ru/doc/2678556 #politics #America

20150301 #USA #elections #presidential – #Republican #Walker a rising star? http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/03/01/scott-walker-le-republicain-qui-monte-sans-repondre-aux-questions_4585339_3222.html #politics #Wisconsin #America


ASIA AND PACIFIC

20150306 #USA to appease #Gulf #states after agreement with #Iran http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/03/05/actualidad/1425574189_293918.html #security #Asia

20150306 #Lebanon on the #offensive against #ISIS http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/03/05/actualidad/1425575349_721323.html #security #Asia

20150305 #Iran – the #status of #nuclear #negotiations http://kommersant.ru/doc/2679948 #security #diplomacy #Asia

20150305 #Sud #Korea – #USA #Ambassador #assaulted http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/asien/angriff-auf-amerikanischen-botschafter-in-suedkorea-mit-rasierklinge-13464785.html #diplomacy #politics #Asia

20150304 #Spain sells #artillery #ammunition to #Bahrein http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/03/03/ciencia/1425396983_899125.html #business #weapons #Asia

20150304 #Iran and the #Irak #Iraq #offensive #against #ISIS – #map http://kommersant.ru/doc/2679256 #security #Asia

20150303 #Netanyahu continues his quixotic campaign in #USA http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/03/02/actualidad/1425326570_179180.html #details http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/netanjahu-in-amerika-missverstaendnisse-einer-starken-freundschaft-13459870.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #politics #Asia

20150303 #Australia #increases #troops in #Iraq #Irak against #ISIS http://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2015/03/03/l-australie-renforce-son-contingent-en-irak-pour-lutter-contre-l-etat-islamique_4586123_3210.html #security #Asia

20150303 #Irak #Iraq – the #offensive on #Tikrit against #ISIS http://kommersant.ru/doc/2678640 #security #Asia

20150303 the #urbanization of #Mongolia http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/02/27/planeta_futuro/1425044316_693763.html #demography #social #politics #Asia

20150302 #Syria – #training of #moderate #opposition starts in #Turkey with #USA support http://kommersant.ru/doc/2678096 #security #ISIS #Asia

20150302 #ISIS releases some #Christian #captives http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/is-laesst-19-christen-frei-13458410.html #security #politics #propaganda #Asia

20150302 #interview with #Lang – #DAECH uses #nazi #methods http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2015/02/28/jack-lang-les-methodes-de-daech-sont-les-memes-que-celles-des-nazis_4585305_3246.html #ISIS #politics #propaganda #Asia

20150302 #North #Korea threatens #South #Korea and #USA http://www.lemonde.fr/asie-pacifique/article/2015/03/02/pyongyang-promet-a-seoul-et-washington-des-frappes-impitoyables_4585477_3216.html #nuclear #diplomacy #Asia

20150302 #Kurdistan – #Ocalan and laying down weapons http://kommersant.ru/doc/2678037 #security #Turkey #Asia

20150302 #Israel #elections – #Netanyahu #campaign in #USA http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/03/01/actualidad/1425240293_986002.html and #West #Bank

http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/03/01/actualidad/1425242515_878568.html #politics #Asia

20150301 the new #Oman #high #speed #railway – 2200km http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/mondo/2015-02-28/ferrovia-oman-costruttori-italiani-pole-position-la-maxi-gara-4-miliardi–145127.shtml?uuid=ABKiAC2C #transportation #UAE #Asia


EUROPE

20150306 #Italy #Russia – #Renzi meets #Putin – the #press #conference http://kommersant.ru/doc/2680595 #politics #diplomacy #EU #Europe

20150306 #UK #elections – #PM #Cameron pulls from #debates http://kommersant.ru/doc/2680660 #politics #Milliband #EU #Europe

20150305 #France – #discovered #tomb of #Celtic #princess http://www.lemonde.fr/archeologie/article/2015/03/04/decouverte-exceptionnelle-en-france-d-une-tombe-princiere-celte_4587484_1650751.html #archeology #EU #Europe

20150304 #Ukraine – charting #Minsk #negotiations progress http://kommersant.ru/doc/2679263 #Russia #EU #Europe

20150304 #Italy – #PM #Renzi to visit #Moscow after #Kiev to discuss #Libya http://kommersant.ru/doc/2679349 #Russia #Ukraine #EU #Europe

20150304 #interview with #Juncker – #Greece and #Spain http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/03/03/actualidad/1425417195_457874.html #business #EU #Europe

20150303 #Ukraine – #Russia’s #Lavrov see progress on talks with #Kerry on #Minsk http://kommersant.ru/doc/2678292 #security #diplomacy #Europe

20150303 #interview with #USA’s #Malinowsky on #Ukraine #negotiations http://kommersant.ru/doc/2678676 #diplomacy #human #rights #Russia #Europe

20150303 #France – #Fessenheim #nuclear #power #station still troubled http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/03/02/dans-la-centrale-nucleaire-de-fessenheim-des-incidents-a-repetition_4585899_3244.html #energy #EU #Europe

20150302 #Estonia – #coalition loses absolute majority http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/regierungsbuendnis-buesst-bei-wahl-in-estland-absolute-mehrheit-ein-13458396.html but wins http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/03/02/le-parti-au-pouvoir-en-estonie-remporte-les-legislatives_4585473_3214.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150302 #Ukraine receives limited #satellite #imaging and #intelligence from #USA http://kommersant.ru/doc/2677944 #security #EU #Europe

20150302 #Austria #forbids #foreign #funding for #Islam http://kommersant.ru/doc/2678098 #politics #EU #Europe

20150301 #Tsipras http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/28/actualidad/1425134805_851580.html vs #Rajoy http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/02/28/actualidad/1425151577_957200.html #politics #Euroland #EU #Europe

20150301 #Ukraine – #OSCE asks for #better #equipment http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/waffenabzug-in-ostukraine-osze-ruft-nach-besserer-ausruestung-13456232.html #security #diplomacy #Europe

20150301 who #killed #Nemtsov ? http://www.faz.net/aktuell/regimekritiker-wer-toetete-boris-nemzow-13456443.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #politics #Russia #Europe

20150301 #Germany – #Schauble #promises #more #funding for #defense until 2017 – now just 1.3% GDP vs #NATO target 2% http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/verteidigung-schaeuble-verspricht-mehr-geld-fuer-sicherheit-13457020.html #security #EU #Europe


WORLD

20150305 #language #learning – #conversation over #grammar http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/03/02/actualidad/1425312952_604919.html #education #culture

20150304 #leadership and #leaders http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/03/02/actualidad/1425293388_788275.html #business #politics #human #resources

20150304 #Fischer – from #Stasi #spy to #investment #banker http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/menschen/vom-stasi-spion-zum-erfolgreichen-investmentbanker-13456912.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #business #social #politics

20150302 #Google to #filter out #factoids and #conspiracy #theories with #knowledge #based #trust http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/nichts-als-die-wahrheit-algorithmus-google-suchmaschine-setzt-auf-fakten-13457431.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #Internet #business


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

20150306 #Mars #had enough #water to cover the planet http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/03/05/ciencia/1425578431_158706.html #space #science

20150304 #Rosetta makes a #space #selfie (to its shadow) http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/03/03/ciencia/1425396983_899125.html #science #technology

20150303 #Dawn almost at #Ceres – http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/03/02/ciencia/1425322076_912717.html #space #science #technology

20150302 #Amazonia fertilized by dust from #Sahara http://passeurdesciences.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/03/01/amazonie-fertilisee-par-la-poussiere-du-sahara-phosphore/ #environment #science

20150302 #deadly #bacterium outside laboratory in #Louisiana http://www.lemonde.fr/sante/article/2015/03/02/en-louisiane-une-bacterie-mortelle-trouvee-hors-d-un-laboratoire_4585483_1651302.html #science #health #USA

20150301 the #future of #digital #knowledge – a new #dark #age ? http://tecnologia.elpais.com/tecnologia/2015/02/27/actualidad/1425053335_288538.html #business #social #IPR #culture


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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