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In few hours, Brazil will decide who is going to be the thirty-seventh President of the Republic. If there are no surprises, the first round of elections will not deliver to the country a new guide, it must wait for the second one.
"Islam is against the killing of innocent people, against the killing of children, against torture, against the killing of emissaries, ambassadors, journalists, against the destruction of places of worship". In a long letter addressed to the self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, hundreds of theologians, scholars, imams, preachers and specialists of the Qur'an around the the world point out, with specific arguments and quotations from Koranic scriptures, the reasons why the Islamic Caliphate violates the precepts of Islam itself.
The media coverage of the ongoing terror does not seem to end after the footages of the beheading of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines were released. The hostages, forced to wear orange jumpsuits similar to the ones worn by detainees at Guantanamo Bay, were killed by the jihadists belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS).
It is almost three weeks that there is a ceasefire in the Donbass, but shelling on the cities continues and people still die. Mass media seem to look away more than ever, while the political parties are vociferous about a non-existent peace. In the meanwhile, the inhabitants of the cities under control of separatist are waiting to know their fate in an exhausting uncertain mood.
The Social Democratic success in last Sunday general elections in Sweden had a main actor, Stefan Löfven, that in little more than two years has overturned the new pro-market stance of his party and doing so has brought it to being again a majority group: the challenge had a positive outcome thanks to pragmatism and firmness in the issues relating to the rights of workers.
From singer Al Bano to philosopher Diego Fusaro, not to mention the former dissident Nicolai Lilin, more and more Italian celebrities are affected by the charm of Vldadimir Vladimirovich Putin. But among those who want to feather their own nest and those who want more celebrity, the reasons are often specious. That is why.
Brazil is not a country in love with the third way. South American voters, over the years and elections, became used to be divided between the PT (Workers' Party) and the PSDB (Brazilian Social Democratic Party). Since 1995, these parties rule Brazilian government. An alternation that, in Italy, would be defined as perfect bipolarity.
While in Kiev the parade for Independence Day strolled along the Khreshatik, separatists in Donetsk made POWs parade between their bayonets and an angry mob. In the same time, the International Committee of the Red Cross leaked the decision to formally upgrade the Ukrainian crisis to "international conflict". This opens the way to the Hague tribunal.
The war in the east of Ukraine is perhaps at its end. Separatists of Novorossija are losing ground every day, while the regular army embrace around the city of Donetsk tightens more and more. Heavy shelling hits the city, killing those who could not escape, and once again, the warring parties are blaming each other. However, who fires on Donetsk?
Latin America has always escaped from all classical definitions. It is, in fact, a complex territory to describe. Over the years, it has often stumbled in shortcuts and media clichés. The most famous is that Latin America would be a set of countries that speak only Spanish. Wrong. As it is a mistake to think that the terms «South American» and «Latin American» are synonyms.
There were people in Crimea who were claiming for their freedom, and were neither the Russians nor the Tatars. The Republic of Kazantip existed long before the referendum, before the annexation. Ephemeral and surreal as its inhabitants, it materialized every year in these days of August on the shores of the Black Sea. But not this year.
The war in the east of Ukraine sees not only government forces and rebels clashing, but also two armies around the world facing each other on social networks. Possibly it's the first time an ethno-political conflict unleashes cheer on the web like in a stadium. It has nothing to do with news. While two deaf propaganda clash, the truth sinks deeper and deeper.
Is it possible to be, at the same time, a giant from a commercial point of view and «a dwarf» from a «diplomatic aspect»? This is the question that Brazilian media continues to ask after the recent crisis with Israeli's government, wondering if the South American country - protagonist inside BRICS and MERCOSUR – can be a leader also at different latitudes.
Right from the introductory debate on the new legislature of the European Parliament, on July 2nd, the Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left (GUE / NGL) called for a reinforced European solidarity through a New Deal organized in Project bonds, Tobin Tax, Carbon Tax and instruments of income redistribution through taxation and that lead to a new ecological path for the economy.
Many associate to Finland the names of Jyrki Katainen and Olli Rehn, austerity’s supporters, but Finland is among the countries that expressed more Europeanism in the elections for the European Parliament in May 2014, resizing the Eurosceptics, who - with respect to the general election held three years ago - have lost 6 per cent, dropping to 13.