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La protesta dei commercianti, che lunedì hanno marciato verso il Parlamento, è un fatto raro in Iran. Pesa il crollo del rial, infragilito dalle sanzioni in arrivo. E spaventa il riformismo di Rouhani. Ma c’è chi vede l’ombra dei Pasdaran, pronti a una svolta epocale per non perdere il potere
Eu’s Commission is trying to restore public trust after last year’s dramatic re-authorization of the herbicide. But unless it can demonstrate that its decisions on the food chain are rooted in scientific fact, Bruxelles will not regain authority
Damasco annuncia l’ingresso dei lealisti ad Afrin, Ankara rivendica di averli costretti al ritiro. L’intervento è stato chiesto dai curdi per arginare l’avanzata turca, ma il rischio di un allargamento del conflitto è concreto. E anche per gli Usa è arrivato il tempo delle scelte
Le sanzioni contro due scienziati del programma missilistico nordcoreano sono l’ultimo atto di una corsa al nucleare iniziata oltre mezzo secolo fa. Ma come ha fatto un Paese descritto come isolato e arretrato a sviluppare un arsenale tecnologicamente così avanzato?
"If there is one thing I regret, that’s not having started before," said Wuilmer B., one of the many Venezuelans who has just begun using bitcoins. Venezuela has been setting new bitcoin transaction volume records since April, and not because Venezuelans are crypto currencies speculators, but for two reasons: inflation is at a record high and getting hold of US dollars is almost impossible — the American currency was so far the only way for people to survive the collapse of the local currency and buy products, food and medicines that are no longer available in Venezuela.
Giovedì il ministro degli Esteri messicano Luis Videgaray ha compiuto una visita di stato di un paio di giorni a Cuba per incontrare il suo omologo Bruno Rodríguez e, secondo i comunicati ufficiali, rafforzare i legami economici e la cooperazione bilaterale. Ma il viaggio, secondo una rivelazione di Reuters, sarebbe servito al Messico anche per tentare di ampliare la sua rete di alleanze contro il Venezuela di Nicolás Maduro.
A shepherd appeared out of nowhere at 14,767 feet above sea level. "The whole area is called Uco," he said to the founder of Proyecto Rímac and the other two in the group searching in the area between two tropical glaciers for the source of the river that provides drinking water to almost 10 million people in Lima.
"From the outbreak of the political crisis in Burundi, 1,200 people were killed, between 400 and 900 victims of forced disappearance, many thousands were tortured, several hundred or even thousands of people tortured, and over 10,000 people arbitrarily detained. More than 400,000 people have fled to neighboring countries."
Historians may come to see the American actor Alec Baldwin as US President Donald Trump’s most useful ally. Baldwin’s frequent and widely viewed impersonations of Trump on the comedy show “Saturday Night Live” turn Trumpism into a farce, blinding the president’s political opponents to the seriousness of his ideology.
UPDATE 28 June 2017 - The helicopter action by a group of military and civilian officials can be read twofold: firstly, as journalists in Caracas tell us, "not all armed forces are corrupt and entangled with power." Secondly, the act of the group “against the paramilitary gangs but not against the Armed Forces" that calls for "Maduro to resign”, will conceal on the media the assault, even physical on MPs, yesterday by police groups in the building of the Parliament (won by the opposition in elections Maduro lost in 2015). The leader of the helicopter action said to have “two options”: to “be judged in the future by their own conscience” or "liberating the people from this corrupt government" today. He indicated Article 350 of the Constitution, which provides the option of disregarding a government that violates the Constitution.
To convince skeptics that climate change is real one option is to turn to global insurance companies reporting on the actual and projected costs of man-made climate change. The other, even before looking at scientific data, is to see how some islands in the Pacific or cities like Jakarta make plans as they begin to sink into the ocean, how severe floods are now in South America, how much ice already melted away from the world’s supplies of fresh water — like Greenland, how costly are now tornados in Europe and droughts in California — not to speak of the dramatic droughts across Africa, which already displaced millions of people.
In Venezuela the Maduro government is clinging to power no matter the cost: 29 victims in a month; social, economic and political tensions running high and an alienated international community. Here is one reason.
Last Sunday, April the 16th has marked a turning point in Turkish political history: the referendum for a Presidential system has been won with a popular support of 51%. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the so called "Reis" of Turkey is now in the position to become an absolute leader. While many observe that it has been a marginal victory, there is a sort of awareness that the current political trend will continue in the next future. How the situation would develop?