#weekly #multilingual #news #digest n. 2015/10 – 2015-04-25

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#news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) for 2015-04-19 to 2015-04-25

BUSINESS AND WORLD

20150424 #Ikea should have a look at this- #assembling #furniture for #dummies, version 2.0 🙂 http://www.lastampa.it/2015/04/24/multimedia/tecnologia/dal-mit-arriva-il-primo-tavolo-che-si-monta-da-solo-27Gr7nnvlGVzNTAJduoolM/pagina.html

20150424 #interview with #Lavrov http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2714390 #politics #Russia #EU #USA #Europe

20150424 #Carnegie event remembering #WWII alliance between #Russia and #USA http://kommersant.ru/doc/2715103 #security #diplomacy #world

20150424 #Comcast and #TimeWarner will not merge http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/04/24/la-fusion-entre-comcast-et-time-warner-cable-n-aura-pas-lieu_4621789_3234.html #media #business

20150424 #Amazon – #AWS #cloud #services #profitable http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/04/24/dans-le-cloud-amazon-est-deja-tres-profitable/ #Internet #business

20150424 #Europol on the risk of #cybergangs http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/23/actualidad/1429815483_957844.html #security #diplomacy #Internet #business

20150422 #Arab #youth losing faith in #democracy http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/21/actualidad/1429627446_211630.html #politics #world

20150422 #Yahoo renegotiates deal with #Microsoft http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/04/22/yahoo-saffranchit-enfin-de-microsoft-dans-la-recherche-en-ligne/ #Internet #business

20150422 #Twitter to enforce new rules against aggressive members http://tecnologia.elpais.com/tecnologia/2015/04/21/actualidad/1429635045_395176.html #Internet #social

20150422 a #perfect #diamond sold for 22mln USD http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/04/22/un-diamant-parfait-adjuge-a-22-millions-de-dollars-a-new-york_4620247_3222.html #business

20150421 received yesterday via #IEEE an invitation for a conference in Beijing on #IoT and #SmartCity http://www.engii.org/conf/IoTSC/2015may/

20150420 interesting #report on #branding and #crowdsourcing http://www.influencia.net/fr/actualites/tendance,innovations,marques-entreprises-etat-lieux-crowdsourcing-2015,5320.html

20150420 as I worked most of my business life in and with distributed teams (not just in IT)- so, worth sharing http://issuu.com/jjdejong/docs/agiledistributedteamsfinal #QuPlan

20150420 #IMF #forecast on #growth in #2015 by country http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/04/19/actualidad/1429457572_534116.html #business

20150420 #interview on #Arctic #cooperation summit on April 24th-25th in #Canada http://kommersant.ru/doc/2712899 #diplomacy #Russia #world

20150420 #People’s #Republic of #Facebook – #universal #profiling http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/die-digital-debatte/facebook-die-universale-volksrepublik-13543739.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #privacy #behavioral #targeting #Internet #social #world

20150420 #how #famous #technology #bosses #manage #email http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2015/04/16/trier-mails-gates-zuckerberg-page-grands-patrons_n_7076888.html #Amazon #Apple #Google

20150419 the #price and #value of #wine http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/04/15/buenavida/1429098766_117523.html #business #food #social

20150419 48bln : that’s the #value of #electronic #waste http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/04/19/record-de-dechets-electriques-et-electroniques-dans-le-monde-en-2014_4618737_3244.html #business #social #environment

20150419 #TTIP – myths and realities of a negotiation http://transatlantique.blog.lemonde.fr/2015/04/18/mythes-et-realites-sur-les-tribunaux-darbitrage-prives-du-traite-transatlantique/ #politics #diplomacy #business #Europe #EU #USA


AFRICA

20150419 #Rwanda growing faster than #Singapore – #health and #education , certainty for investors http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/04/17/actualidad/1429270535_933726.html #Africa


AMERICA

20150424 #rethinking #drone #war s after two Western civilians are killed http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/23/actualidad/1429797444_412059.html #security #USA

20150424 #Vatican opens part of the files on #dictature in #Argentina http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/04/24/le-vatican-ouvre-partiellement-ses-archives-sur-la-dictature-argentine_4621785_3222.html #politics #diplomacy #America

20150422 #USA – head of #DEA #resigns after scandal http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/04/22/etats-unis-la-patronne-des-stups-demissionne-apres-les-parties-fines-de-ses-agents_4620240_3222.html #America

20150420 #Cuba #elections – #continuity #wins http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/04/20/deux-opposants-cubains-echouent-aux-elections-municipales_4618873_3222.html #America

20150420 #USA – #FBI #scandal : for decades, #false #forensic #results http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/kriminalitaet/justizskandal-fbi-lieferte-jahrzehntelang-falsche-forensische-analysen-13547748.html #America


ASIA AND PACIFIC

20150422 #South #Korea – #Prime #Minister #resigns due to a corruption scandal http://kommersant.ru/doc/2714077 #Asia

20150422 #Yemen – #Saudi #Arabia completes air operations, mobilizes further troops http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/saudi-arabien-kuendigt-neue-operation-gegen-rebellen-an-13551346.html #security #Asia

20150420 #IMF #SDR #review – will #China’s #RMB be included this time? #interview http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-04/20/c_134164238.htm #business #Asia

20150420 #Irak #Iraq – more than 90,000 #refugee s from #Ramadi http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2015/04/19/en-irak-plus-de-90-000-personnes-ont-fui-les-combats-dans-la-region-de-ramadi_4618799_3218.html #security #Asia

20150420 #ISIS gets to #Central #Asia http://kommersant.ru/doc/2712809 #Afghanistan http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/asien/afghanistan-furcht-vor-is-angriffen-13547234.html #security

20150420 #Iran #general #accuses #USA of having supplied #weapons and used airports controlled by #ISIS http://kommersant.ru/doc/2712770 #security #Asia

20150420 #North #Korea – #KimJongUn climbing mountains http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/asien/nordkorea-kim-jong-un-wird-zum-bergsteiger-13547525.html #politics #propaganda #Asia

20150420 #China lowers reserve ratio for banks to release financial resources http://www.faz.net/aktuell/finanzen/china-will-kreditvergabe-ankurbeln-13546811.html #business #politics #Asia


EUROPE

20150424 #Expo2015 #Milan #Italy – the #map http://www.lastampa.it/2015/04/23/medialab/webdocauto/expo-la-mappa-completa-dellevento-8knYUmCti8oAyJy2s5G22M/datajournalism.html

20150424 #EU #decision #making on #immigration : idea finding http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/23/actualidad/1429777756_608068.html #compromise http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/04/24/l-ue-se-contente-d-un-compromis-minimal-en-reponse-a-la-dramatique-crise-migratoire_4621777_3214.html #immigration #Europe

20150424 #Frontex ‘s #Leggeri http://kommersant.ru/doc/2715010 and http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/22/eu-borders-chief-says-saving-migrants-lives-cannot-be-priority-for-patrols #immigration http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/23/european-leaders-pledge-ships-mediterranean-pick-up-migrants and http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/eu-verdreifacht-seenothilfe-fuer-fluechtlinge-13555930.html #EU

20150424 #Lukashenko offers to act as a mediator between #Georgia and #Russia http://kommersant.ru/doc/2715193 #security #diplomacy #Europe

20150424 #interview – #EU and #Russia after the meeting between #Duma and #EU #ambassadors http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2714633 #politics #Europe

20150424 #France – by accident, #police #prevents #attacks on #church http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2714652 #security #Syria #politics #Europe

20150422 #EU #divided on #immigration http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/21/actualidad/1429646826_433340.html #Europe

20150422 #France – #UMP to launch #app for #evoting http://www.lemonde.fr/politique/article/2015/04/21/l-ump-developpe-son-application-pour-voter-sur-un-smartphone_4620144_823448.html #extreme #democracy #EU #Europe

20150422 the launch of #politico.eu http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/medien/start-von-politico-eu-die-nierensteine-waren-nicht-autorisiert-13550947.html #politics #media #Internet #EU #Europe

20150422 #EU and #happiness #statistics http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/familie/statistik-being-young-in-europe-2015-wo-wohnt-das-glueck-13548069.html #Europe

20150421 today, a consideration- united, #EU ‘s tune is “Ode to Joy”, divided, a “sing along” or often a Prova d’orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhIrWW4eH5Y 🙂

20150420 #immigration #EU: two events, over 1000 deaths http://kommersant.ru/doc/2712810 #Libya http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/19/actualidad/1429468435_260738.html #details http://www.lemonde.fr/immigration-et-diversite/article/2015/04/19/on-ne-peut-pas-faire-comme-si-chaque-tragedie-allait-etre-la-derniere_4618795_1654200.html #Frontex #Triton #MareNostrum #Italy #Europe

20150420 #Easter #hurricane in #Germany cost over 750mln EUR http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/ungluecke/schadensbilanz-orkan-niklas-kostet-750-millionen-euro-13547813.html #environment #business #global #warming #EU #Europe

20150420 #Serbia #joined the #EU on #civil #defence as 33rd member – rebalancing relationship with #Russia http://kommersant.ru/doc/2712878 #security #diplomacy #EU #Europe

20150420 #Finland #elections – #opposition wins – 4th party becomes 1st, #europhobic #contained http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/19/actualidad/1429471129_937992.html #details http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/04/19/les-centristes-arrivent-en-tete-des-elections-finlandaises_4618858_3214.html #EU #Europe

20150420 #Italy – #former #PM #Letta leaves #Parliament to teach in #France at #SciencesPo http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/04/20/l-ancien-premier-ministre-italien-enrico-letta-demissionne-du-parlement-pour-enseigner-a-sciences-po_4618872_3214.html #politics #EU #europe

20150420 #Greece – #GoldenDawn #neonazi s on trial http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/04/19/en-grece-les-neonazis-de-l-aube-doree-face-aux-juges_4618256_3214.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150420 #UK – charges against journalists dropped after expensive investigation http://kommersant.ru/doc/2712807 #politics #EU #Europe

20150419 #interview – #ICRC on the #humanitarian #needs of #Donbass http://kommersant.ru/doc/2712559 #security #diplomacy #Ukraine #Russia #EU #Europe

20150419 #Finland – #elections and why they matter for #EU and #NATO http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/04/19/pourquoi-il-faut-s-interesser-aux-elections-en-finlande_4618730_3214.html #politics #Europe


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

20150424 #Google as a #memory #extension (ignore the title, read the article) http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/04/23/les-utilisateurs-d-internet-auraient-tendance-a-surestimer-leurs-propres-connaissances_4621366_4408996.html #Internet #health #brain #neuroscience

20150424 #Spain – 25% say #Sun orbits around #Earth and 30% that #Flintstones was realistic… http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/04/23/ciencia/1429792444_486485.html #society #culture #science

20150424 #Volcano : #Costa #Rica http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/04/24/fermeture-de-l-aeroport-international-du-costa-rica-apres-une-eruption-volcanique_4621804_3244.html #Chile http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/04/23/actualidad/1429743995_487214.html waiting for #Yellowstone http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/24/yellowstone-national-park-scientists-discover-huge-magma-chamber #science #Earth

20150420 #Hubble at 25 http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/04/17/ciencia/1429294393_123773.html #space #science #technology #astronomy


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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