#weekly #multilingual #news #digest n. 2015/9 – 2015-04-19

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#news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) for 2015-04-12 to 2015-04-18

BUSINESS AND WORLD

20150418 #France project #Algopol attempts to profile #Facebook #users http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/04/17/une-etude-revele-les-trois-grands-profils-d-utilisateurs-sur-facebook_4618227_4408996.html #demographic #Internet

20150418 #algorithm s and #journalism – what will be the impact of automated news extraction? http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/medien/automatisierter-journalismus-nehmen-roboter-allen-journalisten-den-job-weg-13542074.html #technology #media

20150418 the #missing #social #element of #MOOC and lost in #machine #lecture #translation http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/mensch-gene/der-automatische-uebersetzer-was-sagt-der-professor-da-nur-13533200.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #voice #recognition #learning

20150418 #The #Hague – #West #converging on #cyberspace #security http://kommersant.ru/doc/2712459 #Russia #EU #Internet

20150417 China’s AIIB: The Final Tally | The Diplomat http://thediplomat.com/2015/04/chinas-aiib-the-final-tally/

20150417 #Japan #first #creditor of #USA http://kommersant.ru/doc/2710206 #diplomacy #finance #America

20150417 #Wikileaks releases over 200k documents from #Sony http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/hunderttausende-sony-pictures-unterlagen-aufgetaucht-13543254.html #media #business #security

20150417 #genocide – #definition and #instances http://www.lemonde.fr/international/visuel/2015/04/15/genocide-la-douloureuse-question-de-la-definition_4616442_3210.html

20150417 #Twitter – #Star #Wars #smilies http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/breve/2015/04/17/twitter-cree-des-smileys-special-star-wars_4617671_4408996.html #C3PO #Stormtrooper #BB8 #social

20150417 #Microsoft and #Cyanogen allies against #Google on #Android http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/04/17/microsoft-sassocie-avec-cyanogen-la-start-up-qui-veut-liberer-android-de-google/ #Samsung #Internet #mobile #startup

20150416 #G7 listing conditions to get back #Russia into the #G8 http://kommersant.ru/doc/2709884 #diplomacy #world

20150416 #Netflix #business #model expands its success http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/streaming-dienst-netflix-gewinnt-fast-fuenf-millionen-nutzer-hinzu-13540500.html #media #entertainment #business #Internet

20150416 #Alcatel #Nokia http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/04/16/fusion-alcatel-nokia-le-gouvernement-annonce-des-engagements-sur-l-emploi_4616649_3234.html

20150415 #premiere of #TerminalF #documentary on #Snowden http://kommersant.ru/doc/2708930 #politics #security #diplomacy #world

20150415 #Docker – from #France to #Silicon #Valley – raising 95mln USD – worth 1bln USD http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/04/15/docker-leve-95-millions-de-dollars-pour-reinventer-le-cloud/ #dotCloud #cloud #Internet #technology #startup #EU #Europe #USA

20150415 #rethinking #open #plan #office #spaces http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/04/13/actualidad/1428923437_136673.html #business #social

20150414 giant towns, giant problems : #managing #megacities http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/04/09/planeta_futuro/1428595647_142720.html … #social #urbanization #Latin #America

20150414 #G7 #meeting in #Lubeck – to discuss #maritime #security and #trade http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/treffen-der-g-7-aussenminister-unter-luebecks-sieben-tuermen-13536048.html … #business #world

20150414 #weapons #exhibition in #Brazil while #Russia #negotiates further sales http://kommersant.ru/doc/2708662 #security #America

20150414 #global #warming – the current status between promises and reality http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2015/04/11/climat-ou-en-sont-les-engagements-des-etats-avant-la-conference-de-paris_4613786_4355770.html … #diplomacy #world

20150413 #SIPRI #report : #military #expenditure #increasing due also to crisis in #Ukraine http://www.sipri.org/media/pressreleases/2015/milex-april-2015 and http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/osteuropa-ruestet-auf-13534931.html #security #diplomacy #world

20150413 a #crusade to #save #curiosity in our #culture http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2015/04/12/actualidad/1428849592_965736.html #social #innovation #world

20150413 from #social #network to #mobile #operator http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/04/09/actualidad/1428594898_166396.html #Spain #tuenti

20150413 #crowdsourcing #smartphone #sensor #network s and #earthquake s http://passeurdesciences.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/04/12/detecter-les-seismes-avec-nos-smartphones/ #science #technology #mobile #environment

20150413 #France #India – 36 #Rafale and more http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/04/11/le-rafale-remporte-un-nouveau-succes-majeur-a-l-exportation_4614313_3234.html #weapons #security #business #diplomacy

20150413 #Spotify worth 8bln USD http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/spotify-koennte-bald-8-4-milliarden-dollar-wert-sein-13532550.html #social #business #Internet

20150413 #Italy #Milan – #countdown to #Expo2015 – video http://www.faz.net/aktuell/reise/expo-stadt-mailand-der-countdown-laeuft-13520835.html #business


AFRICA

20150413 #Nigeria – #elections – #President #Buhari’s party keeps control of #Lagos http://www.lemonde.fr/libye/article/2015/04/13/nigeria-le-parti-du-president-buhari-garde-le-controle-de-l-etat-cle-de-lagos_4614641_1496980.html #politics #Africa


AMERICA

20150418 #Mexico – the latest fight with #narcotraficantes – #map http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/04/18/mexique-violents-affrontements-entre-groupes-armes-a-la-frontiere-avec-les-etats-unis_4618395_3222.html #security #America

20150415 #Mexico – #economy larger than #Spain http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/04/14/actualidad/1429029281_008611.html #business #America

20150414 #USA #elections – after #Cruz and #Bush , #Rubio runs for the #Republican #nomination http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/13/actualidad/1428938615_141119.html … #politics #Cuba #America

20150414 #Mexico – #role #play – #immigrant #games http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/13/actualidad/1428944657_322769.html … #Ecoalberto #entertainment #migration

20150413 #Panama – #Summit of the #Americas – not just #USA and #Cuba – a new deal ? http://kommersant.ru/doc/2707935 #diplomacy #America

20150413 #Colombia – 22 generals under investigation for killing civilians http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/04/13/des-generaux-colombiens-poursuivis-pour-des-executions-de-civils_4614630_3222.html #security #politics #America

20150413 #USA – #candidate #Hillary – #Clinton announces her run for the presidency http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/04/12/hillary-clinton-candidate-a-la-presidence-des-etats-unis_4614599_3222.html #details http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/amerika/praesidial-hillary-clintons-devise-heisst-demut-13534461.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #politics #America


ASIA AND PACIFIC

20150418 #Yemen – the #origins of the #conflict http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2015/04/17/comprendre-les-origines-de-la-guerre-au-yemen_4617215_4355770.html #infographic #security #Iran #Saudi #Arabia #Hezbollah #Asia

20150417 #Syria – #UN wants to identify those responsible for the gas attacks http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2015/04/17/l-onu-veut-determiner-avec-precision-les-responsables-d-attaques-au-chlore-en-syrie_4617685_3218.html #security #Asia

20150416 #Yemen – #UN #negotiator #resigns http://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2015/04/16/demission-du-mediateur-de-l-onu-au-yemen_4616646_3210.html #security #diplomacy #Asia

20150416 #Yemen – #PM of #Irak #Iraq #criticizes #Saudi #Arabia http://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2015/04/16/demission-du-mediateur-de-l-onu-au-yemen_4616646_3210.html #security #Asia

20150416 #Philippines seeks increased help from #USA in quarrel with #China over islands claiming risk of war http://kommersant.ru/doc/2709885 #security #diplomacy #Asia

20150416 #Kurdistan looking for more #weapons from #Germany http://www.faz.net/aktuell/kampf-gegen-is-kurden-wuenschen-sich-noch-mehr-deutsche-waffen-13540745.html #security #Asia

20150415 #Yemen – #UN #imposes #sanctions on #rebels http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2015/04/14/l-onu-sanctionne-les-rebelles-houthistes-au-yemen_4615883_3218.html #details http://kommersant.ru/doc/2709193 #security #Asia

20150415 #Iran #interview #Zarif – the potential effects of the #nuclear #agreement http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/14/actualidad/1429036485_096136.html #diplomacy #Asia

20150415 #China – #economy #slowing #down http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/konjunktur/konjunktur-chinas-wirtschaftswachstum-bricht-ein-13538743.html #Asia

20150414 #Yemen – #UN evaluating new sanctions http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2015/04/14/le-conseil-de-securite-examine-de-nouvelles-sanctions-contre-les-miliciens-houthistes-au-yemen_4615319_3218.html

20150414 #Iraq #Irak – #Blackwater #mercenaries get 30 years in #prison http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2015/04/13/des-mercenaires-de-blackwater-condamnes-a-de-lourdes-peines-de-prison_4615302_3218.html … #XeServices #Academi #security #Asia

20150414 #Armenia – what is the recognition around the world http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2015/04/13/des-mercenaires-de-blackwater-condamnes-a-de-lourdes-peines-de-prison_4615302_3218.html … #politics #diplomacy #Asia

20150414 #Iran – #Russia ready to sell missiles http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/13/actualidad/1428929401_783543.html … #details http://kommersant.ru/doc/2708672 #security #Asia

20150413 #Yemen – #USA dragged into the conflict to support allies http://kommersant.ru/doc/2707963 #security #Asia

20150413 #China #exports down by 14.6% http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/chinas-exporte-brechen-ueberraschend-ein-13535068.html #business #Asia


EUROPE

20150418 #G20 worries about #instability in #Greece http://www.lemonde.fr/economie-mondiale/article/2015/04/18/le-g20-preoccupe-par-la-volatilite-des-changes-et-la-grece_4618397_1656941.html #EU #Europe

20150418 #Greece might reap billions from a deal with #Russia and #Turkey on #pipeline http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/turkish-stream-griechenland-und-russland-stehen-vor-milliarden-deal-13545209.html #energy #EU #Europe

20150418 the #impact of #sanctions for #Ukraine on negotiations for a #new #energy #model in #Europe http://kommersant.ru/doc/2710660 #business #diplomacy #EU #Russia

20150418 #France – #Socialist #Party in 2009 opposed what it wants in 2015 on #privacy http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2015/04/16/loi-sur-le-renseignement-quand-le-ps-de-2009-s-oppose-au-ps-de-2015_4616173_4355770.html #Internet #security #EU #Europe

20150417 #interview with President #Putin – from #Space (2020 new mission, 2023 new space station) to #Iran and #retirement #age http://kommersant.ru/doc/2710540 #review http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/fragestunde-im-fernsehen-wenn-putins-worte-auf-die-realitaet-treffen-13542555.html #politics #Russia #Europe

20150417 #sabre #rattling between #NATO and #Russia after #Ukraine http://kommersant.ru/doc/2710436 #security #diplomacy #Europe

20150417 #Greece – #Varoufakis reiterates defying stance while #Lagarde confirms schedule http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/griechischer-finanzminister-varoufakis-verweigert-reformen-13543156.html #business #politics #EU #Europe

20150417 #war of #religion in the #Mediterranean #Sea http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/europaeische-union/festnahmen-wegen-totschlags-religionskrieg-auf-dem-mittelmeer-13542728.html #immigration #EU #Europe

20150416 #Greece to buy #missiles from #Russia http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/15/actualidad/1429124121_262107.html #security #diplomacy #EU #Europe

20150416 #France – #Assemblee #Nationale delivers a #blackbox for #Internet http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/04/16/les-deputes-approuvent-un-systeme-de-surveillance-du-trafic-sur-internet_4616652_4408996.html #security #private #EU #Europe

20150415 #UK #elections – #Russia seen as biggest challenge by #tories http://kommersant.ru/doc/2709227 #politics #EU #Europe

20150415 #EU sees #increased #risk of #default by #Greece http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/laut-eu-kommissar-kein-frisches-geld-fuer-athen-im-april-13538680.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150415 #EU #asylum – 400 feared dead http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/ungluecke/hilfsorganisationen-befuerchten-400-tote-fluechtlinge-13538429.html #Germany can accept more http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/asylpolitik-kauder-deutschland-kann-sich-mehr-fluechtlinge-leisten-13538731.html

20150415 #Greece to accept immediately refugees from #Syria http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/europaeische-union/athen-will-zehntausenden-fluechtlingen-asyl-gewaehren-13538259.html #security #migration #Europe

20150414 #Ukraine -#Minsk #disagreement http://kommersant.ru/doc/2708680 -blessing soldiers from #Georgia in #Ukraine http://kommersant.ru/doc/2708590 #security #Europe

20150414 #Frontex and #immigration – record expected in 2015 http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/03/12/actualidad/1426170589_065874.html … #EU #Europe

20150414 #France – the #balance between #privacy and #security under scrutiny http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/04/14/une-loi-sur-le-renseignement-pour-une-france-en-guerre-debattue-a-l-assemblee_4615314_4408996.html … #big #data #politics #EU #Europe

20150414 #Grass #interview http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2015/04/13/actualidad/1428918239_167030.html … #writing

20150414 #Berlin – a #tourist #guide http://elviajero.elpais.com/elviajero/2015/04/13/actualidad/1428925576_449919.html … #BerlinDiaries #EU #Europe

20150413 #NATO – spillover effect in #Brussels on tension in #Ukraine http://kommersant.ru/doc/2707406 #Russia #Europe


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

20150418 #dogs looking like their owners – and viceversa http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/04/15/buenavida/1429094459_887894.html #health #social #environment

20150415 #Rosetta – #67P #comet has not magnetic field http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/weltraum/mission-rosetta/kometenmission-rosetta-ein-schweifstern-ohne-magnetfeld-13538177.html #space #science

20150415 #Fukushima – #snake #robot #role in #cleaning up – checking reactor core radiation http://bigbrowser.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/04/14/ces-robots-qui-font-le-sale-travail-a-fukushima/ #technology #nuclear #energy

20150414 #Mars #environment allows the formation of #liquid #water http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/04/13/ciencia/1428926862_370443.html … #Curiosity #space


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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