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That’s Incredible

Up until now, it’s been just a simple diversion – a fever that caught on in bars, restaurants and locales in the West, where (often inebriated) patrons sing the songs of their favorite artists out-of-tune and at the top of their lungs.

Lunch with Giovanni Rana

He’s a giant with kindly eyes, who you immediately feel on familiar terms with.  It’s pretty much like what happens in his TV ads, when he arrives with a big smile to offer his fresh pasta to a classic family.

Dossier. Hungry for energy

Profound changes on the international energy markets and the risk of global warming are redefining the political agendas of leaders worldwide. Until a few years ago, these issues were mainly tackled by experts in the sector, who only rarely managed to attract attention from public opinion.


The emotions and propaganda that inevitably form the backdrop of every election campaign are negatively affecting current analyses and proposals not only on the theme of migration, but also on the subject of globalization, which is its underlying framework.

The frontier of rights.

The international community is greatly lagging behind with respect to Millenium Development Goal No. 7, which calls for reduction by half of the number of persons without access to basic hygiene and health services by 2015.

Towers of Stone: Tales from Chechnya

The Polish daily “Gazeta Wyborcza”’s most prestigious and popular correspondent, who is often called Ryszard Kapuscinski’s finest student, tells the story of one of the most tragic events of recent years in a book.

Shows and museums: art and economic enterprise

Of museums increasingly managed as true business enterprises.  Of the difficulties of organizing exhibitions with “cultural and scientific ambitions” because it is becoming ever harder to arrange for the loan of theworks needed.

Free Numbers

Founded in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Ranger, Wikipedia the online encyclopaedia now has 60 millionvisitors per day and 75,000 active contributors

Palestine: The spiral of terror

Terror generates terror: but who started it in Palestine? Writer Sahar Khalifah has no doubt: it was Israel, with the complicity of the West, in an attempt to wipe out the memory of the Holocaust.

Portfolio.Iran,where spirituality runs through politics.

Persia is a noble land, an ancient country full of paradoxes. It was here, before Christ and Mohammed, that antagonism with the West was played out against the Greeks who won the battle of Marathon and Salamine. Then came the birth of a State that revealed its secret to Islam: a democratic religion with elementary principles


A Global Space for A Global Challenge: A Tale of Two Worlds

Taiwan 2024 Presidential Elections

The Climate Change Refugees of the Pacific

Slovakia: 2023 Prime Minister’s Elections

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