#weekly #multilingual #news #digest n. 2015/15 – 2015-05-30

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#news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) for 2015-05-24 to 2015-05-30

BUSINESS AND WORLD

2015-05-29 #China – a new #billionnaire each week http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/fruehaufsteher/in-china-gibt-s-jede-woche-einen-neuen-milliardaer-13618188.html #business #Asia

2015-05-29 #evolving #banking – toward a different role for customers http://www.faz.net/aktuell/finanzen/meine-finanzen/sparen-und-geld-anlegen/banken-fordern-kunden-zum-mitmachen-auf-13617368.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #social #community #bank

2015-05-29 the first 100 days of a #digital #manager at the #LOreal http://www.larevuedudigital.com/2015/05/22/les-100-premiers-jours-dune-chief-digital-officer-loreal-temoigne/ #technology #social #business

2015-05-29 #Boeing to launch the first #commercial #manned #space #mission http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/05/28/actualidad/1432832028_305794.html #business #aerospace

2015-05-29 a #sustainable #portable #egg #shaped #home http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2015/05/27/ecocapsules_by_nice_architects_are_portable_egg_shaped_microdwellings_that.html?wpsrc=fol_fb #solar #wind #energy #business

2015-05-29 #Facebook #messenger as a #stalker ‘s #tool http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/05/28/comment-facebook-messenger-vous-permet-de-tracer-vos-amis_4642421_4408996.html #privacy #security #social

2015-05-29 #Google #announces #Brillo #IoT http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/netzwirtschaft/google-will-mit-brillo-ins-internet-der-dinge-13618000.html and new services: #payment and #unlimited online storage of videos and photos http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/tecnologie/2015-05-28/google-ecco-android-pay-pagare-direttamente-lo-smartphone-201306.shtml?uuid=AB2loNoD #social #Internet #Android #business

20150528 #UN : less than 800mln people hungry worldwide – the lowest number in 40 years http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/vereinte-nationen-report-zu-hunger-in-der-welt-13614991.html

20150528 #Iraq #Irak to #increase #oil #export by one quarter http://kommersant.ru/doc/2735265 #energy #business #Asia

20150528 the #FIFA #inquiry http://www.faz.net/aktuell/sport/fussball/skandal-um-fifa-funktionaere-vor-kongress-des-fussball-weltverbandes-13614905.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #sport #business

20150528 #successful #launch of #Ariane5 http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2015/05/28/lancement-reussi-de-deux-satellites-par-ariane-5_4641972_1650684.html #space #business #EU #Europe

20150527 #Mexico and #Brazil getting closer http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/05/26/actualidad/1432659458_885422.html #business #diplomacy #America

20150527 #Taiwan getting closer to #China http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2734907 #diplomacy #negotiations #Asia

20150527 #China – #army to increase cooperation with #Russia http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2734669 #diplomacy #security #Asia

20150527 #FIFA – #corruption #investigation http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/kriminalitaet/korruptionsvorwuerfe-polizeieinsatz-gegen-fifa-funktionaere-in-der-schweiz-13613695.html #arrest s http://www.lemonde.fr/football/article/2015/05/27/des-responsables-de-la-fifa-arretes-pour-des-faits-presumes-de-corruption_4641185_1616938.html #sport #business

20150527 the #potential of #collaborative #business : 335bln EUR by 2025 http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/05/25/actualidad/1432574215_230946.html #business #social #Internet

20150527 #rich and #poor on the #Internet – #money vs #data http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/silicon-demokratie/virtuelle-assistenten-google-now-und-internet-org-13611012.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #privacy #business #social

20150526 #capitalism without #investments – why the #sharing #economy is lowering salaries http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/tecnologie/2015-05-25/da-uber-ad-airbnb-perche-sharing-economy-non-crea-veri-posti-lavoro-154339.shtml?uuid=AB3lKEmD #business #social #Internet

20150526 #Spain – #Amazon pays local taxes http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/05/25/actualidad/1432579485_519715.html while #Apple branch finances… Apple http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/05/25/actualidad/1432580183_893816.html #business #Internet #EU #Europe

20150526 #Charter #Communications to take control of #Time #Warner http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/05/25/actualidad/1432574917_367929.html #business #media

20150526 #social #theft – the made-up life of #Leah #Palmer http://blogs.smoda.elpais.com/imperdibles/2015/05/la-vida-inventada-de-leah-palmer-la-mujer-que-conquistaba-a-todos-y-nunca-existio/ #social

20150525 #NPT #revision still unsteady http://kommersant.ru/doc/2733688 #proliferation #USA #Israel #diplomacy #security

20150525 #Deutsche #Börse in #joint #venture with two of #China’s #stock #exchanges – preparing for #Brexit? http://www.faz.net/aktuell/finanzen/handel-mit-renminbi-produkten-deutsche-boerse-wird-chinesischer-13608669.html #business

20150525 #tech #lobbying – #Google leads in #USA http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/05/23/actualidad/1432404562_510576.html #Microsoft in #EU http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/05/23/actualidad/1432405235_963316.html #politics #business

20150524 the #future of the #automotive #industry and #FCA’s #Marchionne #merger #call http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/24/business/detroits-chief-instigator.html?_r=0 #business


AFRICA

20150527 #Madagascar – #Parliament votes for the #President to step down http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2015/05/26/madagascar-les-deputes-votent-la-destitution-du-president_4641093_3212.html #politics #Africa

20150526 #Ethiopia seeking a different #development path http://www.lemonde.fr/climat/article/2015/05/23/les-ethiopiens-veulent-se-developper-sans-polluer_4639223_1652612.html #politics #environment #sustainability #Africa


AMERICA

2015-05-29 #USA – the entire #Orange #County #District #Attorney #Office (250 prosecutors) disqualified by a Judge on a death penalty case http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/05/orange_county_prosecutor_misconduct_judge_goethals_takes_district_attorney.html?wpsrc=fol_fb #law #entrapment #America
2015-05-29 #USA #elections – #Pataki yet another #Republican #candidate (we need a rolodex to keep track!) http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/05/29/primaires-aux-etats-unis-george-pataki-un-gauchiste-republicain_4643044_3222.html #politics #America

20150528 #USA #elections – #Santorum and his 30sec political platform http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/amerika/republikaner-rick-santorum-kuehn-klar-konservativ-13615680.html #politics #America

20150527 #hacked the #IRS http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2015/05/27/le-fisc-americain-victime-d-un-piratage-informatique_4641108_4408996.html #security #Internet

20150526 #Colombia – the status of #negotiations – end of truce http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2015/05/25/colombie-ou-en-sont-les-negociations-de-paix_4640197_3222.html #FARC #politics #America


ASIA AND PACIFIC

2015-05-29 not only #Europe : the #immigration #crisis in #Asia http://kommersant.ru/doc/2736172

2015-05-29 #Syria – #opposition consultations in #Kazakhstan #ended – #details http://kommersant.ru/doc/2736105 #security #diplomacy #Asia

2015-05-29 an inconclusive #special #envoy #Blair leaves http://kommersant.ru/doc/2735818 #Israel #Palestine #diplomacy #Asia

2015-05-29 #Tajikistan – #USA #trained #commander of #special #forces joins #ISIS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/05/28/the-u-s-trained-commander-of-tajikistans-special-forces-has-joined-the-islamic-state/?tid=sm_fb #security #Asia

20150528 #ISIS – #Iraq #Irak launched counter attack http://kommersant.ru/doc/2735352 #volunteers http://kommersant.ru/doc/2735202 #security #Asia

20150527 #Afghanistan – #Taliban in #Kabul – attacks on diplomatic district http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/asien/taliban-in-kabul-feuergefecht-im-diplomatenviertel-13613621.html #security #Asia

20150527 #Irak #Iraq looking forward to weapons from #Russia criticizes #USA http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2734544 #ISIS #Asia

20150527 #South #China #Sea #military #bases expansion http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/asien/chinas-inselbau-sorgt-fuer-spannungen-im-suedchinesischen-meer-13609415.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #security #diplomacy #Asia

20150526 #Palmyra – the #epuration started http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2015/05/25/dans-palmyre-controlee-par-l-ei-l-epuration-a-commence_4639923_3218.html #security #Asia #Syria #ISIS

20150526 the #blame #game on the fight against #ISIS – #Pentagon http://kommersant.ru/doc/2733957 http://kommersant.ru/doc/2734245 #Iran http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/pentagon-kritisiert-kampfeswillen-der-irakischen-soldaten-13610532.html #security #Asia

20150526 #Iran as #regional #moderator http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/05/25/actualidad/1432562976_122583.html #diplomacy #security #Asia

20150526 #China expecting a 7% growth http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftsdaten-china-peilt-nur-7-0-prozent-wachstum-an-13611647.html #business #politics #Asia

20150525 #ISIS attacks in #Saudi #Arabia to provoke #Iran http://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2015/05/22/la-minorite-chiite-d-arabie-saoudite-victime-d-un-sanglant-attentat_4638859_3210.html #USA claim #Iraqi #army didn’t fight http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2015/05/24/les-etats-unis-accusent-l-armee-irakienne-de-ne-pas-s-etre-battue-pour-contrer-l-etat-islamique-a-ramadi_4639594_3218.html #security #Asia

20150525 #ISIS #threatens to #buy #nuke from #Pakistan to use in #USA http://kommersant.ru/doc/2733418 #security #Asia #America

20150525 #Iran – #Farah #Diba #art #collection in #Teheran worth over 5bln USD http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/mondo/2015-05-24/picasso-wharol-e-bacon-scantinati-teheran-fortino-5-miliardi-dollari-153221.shtml?uuid=ABQ76rlD #market #culture #Asia


EUROPE

2015-05-29 #EU – how 40000 #asylum applicants and 20000 #UN #refugee s will be resettled http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2015/05/28/quels-pays-accueilleraient-le-plus-de-migrants-apres-la-proposition-de-la-commission_4642760_4355770.html #immigration #Europe

2015-05-29 #Serbia and #Albania to cooperate on joining the #EU , highway, railway http://kommersant.ru/doc/2736163 #diplomacy #Europe

2015-05-29 #UK – #intelligence to go #online , following the approach adopted in #France http://kommersant.ru/doc/2735834 #privacy #security #EU #Europe

2015-05-29 #IMF #Lagarde doesn’t yet rule out a #default by #Greece http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/mondo/2015-05-28/grecia-lagarde-smentisce-tsipras-c-e-ancora-molto-lavoro-nessun-risultato-sostanziale–090756.shtml?uuid=ABnHE4nD #details http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/schuldenkrise-lagarde-schliesst-grexit-nicht-aus-13617538.html #diplomacy #business #EU #Europe

20150528 #EU #immigration – 6k EUR per #refugee in #resettlement #funds http://kommersant.ru/doc/2735330 #distribution http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/05/27/actualidad/1432724517_589486.html #Europe

20150528 #Macedonia will not join #Turkish #stream without #EU #authorization http://kommersant.ru/doc/2735464 #energy #business #diplomacy #Russia #Turkey #Europe

20150528 #Ukraine has an updated plan for #EU and #NATO http://kommersant.ru/doc/2735321 #diplomacy #security #Europe

20150527 #Serbia – #president today visits #Albania http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2734705

20150527 #EU attracts #record #Foreign #Direct #Investment http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/05/27/l-europe-attire-les-investissements-etrangers-comme-jamais_4641098_3234.html #FDI #business #Europe

20150527 #France to change #energy #model – less #nuclear 50% by 2025 more #renewables 32% by 2030 http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/05/26/actualidad/1432662106_225187.html #business #EU #Europe

20150527 #potential #impacts of #Brexit http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/05/26/pour-bruxelles-le-brexit-serait-encore-pire-que-le-grexit_4640634_3214.html #UK #EU #Europe

20150527 #UK gearing up for the #referendum on #EU #membership http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2734571

20150527 #mafia #boss from #Naples #captured in #Brazil after 30 years http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/kriminalitaet/ex-mafia-boss-scotti-von-neapel-nach-30-jaehriger-flucht-verhaftet-13613596.html #organized #crime #Italy #EU #Europe

20150526 the #state of #public #finances in #Greece – #numbers http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/05/25/amelioration-pour-le-budget-grec_4640026_3234.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150526 #Greece – #Tsipras softening while fighting with internal #Syriza opposition http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/eurokrise/griechenland/griechenlands-schuldenkrise-tsipras-setzt-sich-gegen-partei-ultras-durch-13610784.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150526 #Poland – #elections – #profile of the winner and the voters http://kommersant.ru/doc/2733934 #politics #NATO #Russia #EU #Europe

20150526 #Spain – #elections – #profile of #Colau and #Carmena http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/spanien-in-linker-frauenhand-13610980.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #Podemos #Ciudadanos #politics #EU #Europe

20150526 #UK – #Cameron #gerrymandering the #constituency for the #referendum on #EU http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/05/25/actualidad/1432551984_083451.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150525 #Germany – #BND to become more transparent? http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/bnd-offenheit-als-tarnung-13609065.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #Gehlen #NSA #politics #security #EU #Europe

20150525 #NATO #exercise in #Georgia #ended http://kommersant.ru/doc/2733616 #diplomacy #security

20150525 #Spain #elections #local – main parties lose overall 13% http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2015/05/24/actualidad/1432479634_968673.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150525 #Poland #elections #presidential – #Komorowski concedes to #Duda http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/05/24/actualidad/1432489674_746440.html #campaign http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/05/25/andrzej-duda-l-inconnu-nouveau-president-polonais_4639679_3214.html #politics #EU #Europe

20150525 #Italy – 230,000 receive retirement benefits since over 35 years http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/notizie/2015-05-22/inps-quasi-230mila-italiani-pensione-oltre-35-anni-115540.shtml #business #politics #EU #Europe


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

2015-05-29 the #origami #robot http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/origami-robot-folds-itself-up-does-cool-stuff-dissolves-into-nothing #self #organizing #technology

20150528 #Russia – #Itskov trying to become #immortal via a #robot http://tlife.guru/bienestar/proyecto-para-ser-inmortal/ #science #technology

20150528 #new #austrolopitecus found in #Ethiopia http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2015/05/27/decouverte-d-un-nouvel-australopitheque-en-ethiopie_4641891_1650684.html #science #human #archeology #Africa

20150527 I am inclined to buy an e-toy to put on my desk that comes with a subscription to #IBM #Watson 😀 http://www.businessinsider.com.au/ibm-watson-and-ted-talks-2015-5 #AI #knowledge

20150527 June 30th 2015, a leap second too much? initiatives to circumvent a #Y2K potential http://www.lastampa.it/2015/05/26/societa/tutti-in-guardia-torna-il-rischio-milleniung-bug-4ZeoRYpYsvc5DtCkUohdVK/pagina.html #business #technology

20150527 #NASA to look for #ocean on #Europa http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/05/26/ciencia/1432666983_282434.html #Jupiter #space

20150525 #Antarctica #deicing http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/05/23/ciencia/1432373251_539656.html #environment


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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