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Italy elects senior judge Sergio Mattarella as president

Jan 31, 2015

Italy elects senior judge Sergio Mattarella as president

ROME (Reuters) - Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a constitutional court judge and veteran centre-left politician, as president on Saturday, handing a welcome political victory to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Mattarella, speaking at his office in the Constitutional Court after the vote, said: "My first thoughts are of the difficulties and hopes of our citizens." The election shows the 40-year-old Renzi in firm control of both his famously fractious party and his allies in the ruling majority as he seeks to pass reforms aimed at underpinning an economic recovery in Italy, where unemployment is soaring after six years of on-off recession #Business #facebook #United States #Brazil #France #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organisation

Jan 31, 2015

Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organisation

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organisation. The ruling came days after the country faced some of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which the authorities have also declared a terrorist group and have repressed systematically since the army ousted one of its leaders, Mohamed Mursi, from the presidency in 2013. #Business #China #Japan #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #opinion
Australian state election upset threatens Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Jan 31, 2015

Australian state election upset threatens Prime Minister Tony Abbott

PERTH (Reuters) - Australias opposition Labor party pulled off an electoral upset on Saturday and looks set to oust the ruling Liberal-National party in Queensland state in a voter backlash that threatens the political future of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The conservative government that ruled Queensland with a massive majority looks set to lose office after one term in a result credited to its plan to sell public assets and cut government services as well as the rising unpopularity of Abbott, the nations federal conservative leader #Business #China #Brazil #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #author #opinion
FACTBOX: The U.N. agency examining 2014's aviation disasters

Jan 31, 2015

FACTBOX: The U.N. agency examining 2014's aviation disasters

(Reuters) - Diplomats and aviation officials gather in Montreal Feb. 2-5 for a U.N #Business #United States #India #China #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #Italy #Latin America #opinion
Ebola likely to persist in 2015 as communities resist aid - Red Cross

Jan 31, 2015

Ebola likely to persist in 2015 as communities resist aid - Red Cross

GENEVA (Reuters) - West Africa will be lucky to wipe out Ebola this year, as the local population remains suspicious of aid workers, especially in Guinea, the Red Cross said on Friday. The virus is "flaring up" in new areas in the region and not all infections are being reported, said Birte Hald, who leads the Ebola coordination and support unit of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. "We are also seeing that in places like Sierra Leone and especially in Guinea that it is flaring up in new districts all the time, with small new chains of transmission, which means that it's not under control and it could flare up big-time again," Hald told a news briefing in Geneva. #Business #facebook #United States #China #Technology #Arabic #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion

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Congress' Kandahar India should tell Italy BASTA! Enough.

Mar 13, 2013

Congress' Kandahar India should tell Italy BASTA! Enough.

Indian governments take legal undertakings, treaties and anything stamped so seriously they forget there is also a real world out there. #India #diplomacy #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #European Union #Italy #Italian Marines
Euro 2012 This is not the death of Catenaccio

Jul 03, 2012

Euro 2012 This is not the death of Catenaccio

Should we look beyond the immediate, one can see that catenaccio is still a highly successful tactic in football. #football #Italy #Euro2012 #Cesare Prandelli #Catenaccio