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[caption id="attachment_81739" align="alignnone" width=""]European leaders on the day of the launch of PESCO. REUTERS/YVES HERMAN[/caption]Europe must play a more decisive role on international stages if it wants to combat the spiralling autocracy

Social media tampering

[caption id="attachment_81715" align="alignnone" width=""]Mark Zuckerberg during his hearing in front of the US Senate on the management of Facebook’s user data following the Cambridge Analytica uproar. Facebook has 2.23 billion active users monthly. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Contrasto[/caption]Google, Amazon and Facebook shape our desires and choices, but are also a breeding ground for manipulation. What rules are needed?

Francesca Bria, a European citizen

[caption id="attachment_81799" align="alignnone" width=""]Francesca Bria, chief technology and digital innovation officer for the Barcelona City Council with Eastwest editor Giuseppe Scognamiglio on stage at the Eastwest Forum which took place in Rome on 5 October.[/caption]In the context of the Eastwest Forum, we asked Francesca Bria how it came about that a talent groomed in the European institutions who later established herself in Europe's (almost former) financial capital, was noted by Barcelona and not by her compatriots… until today…

The other America is getting ready

[caption id="attachment_81837" align="alignnone" width=""]Nancy Pelosi during the midterm election campaign. A member of Congress since 1987 for the California district that includes San Francisco, she was house speaker from 2007 to the end of 2010, the highest post ever held by a woman in the US political system. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Contrast[/caption]The Democrats have to make radical changes on the path to the 2020 presidential elections. Women and young people embody the new political approach

A lame promenade

[caption id="attachment_81775" align="alignnone" width=""]A demonstration on the Champs-Elysées, where thousands of Yellow Jacket protestors marched against fuel price hikes. This is a spontaneous movement that has spread throughout the whole of France. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/Contrast [/caption]A year and half after strolling to power to the “Ode to Joy”, Macron’s approval rating has dropped to 21% and his presidential progress is meeting fierce resistance

Who’s in charge in the US?

[caption id="attachment_81805" align="alignnone" width=""]Deb Haaland, along with Sharice Davids, are the first two Native Americans to be elected to Congress. Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, is a descendant of the natives who lived in what is now Arizona and New Mexico, where she was elected by defeating Republican Janice Arnold Jones. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/Contrast[/caption]

The Brussels report

Switzerland, the referendum called by sovereignists to give Swiss law precedence over international law fails. According to a survey, 64% of European citizens, the highest percentage since 2010, have trust in the single currency. Frontex records a decrease in migratory flows to the EU of 31%

Conservative wave

[caption id="attachment_81861" align="alignnone" width=""]Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a session of the National Congress in Brasilia. After 13 years of left-wing rule Brazil has voted for an extreme right-wing president. Bolsonaro won the elections with a 55.29% majority. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/Contrast[/caption]Neo-liberal conservatives now have to deal with the usual unsolved economic problems and the highest levels of urban violence in the world

The New York Report

[caption id="attachment_81855" align="alignnone" width=""]U.S. President Donald Trump talks about Hurricane Michael next to maps and projections on the storm during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst[/caption]New war with chinese hi-tech, US relations with the Talibans and Pakistan, Interpol's new President, Trump and global warming