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The Guardian: Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings over Luis Suárez 'bite' Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Uruguay striker Luis Suárez after he appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. “Fifa can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suárez of Uruguay,” the body said in a statement. Suárez could face a ban of up to 24 matches if found guilty. The incident occurred during Uruguay’s 1-0 victory over Italy, a result that knocked the 2006 champions out of the World Cup....
Il Giornale compie 40 anni: Parla Berlusconi Oggi Il Giornale compie 40 anni. Onore a Indro Montanelli che l'ha fondato, a Vittorio Feltri che l'ha ereditato e rilanciato, ai direttori che si sono avvicendati e alle centinaia di giornalisti che l'hanno sostenuto con il loro lavoro. Oggi troverete allegato un inserto che ricostruisce la storia di questi quarant'anni così come l'hanno vissuta e raccontata le grandi firme de Il Giornale. Tutto questo non sarebbe stato possibile se Silvio Berlusconi e suo fratello Paolo...
The Guardian: World Cup 2014: ready or not, it is Brazil's time to show the world The countdown clocks have clicked down towards zero. The air force is on alert. Navy frigates patrol the coastline and an army of 147,000 police and soldiers has been mobilised. Roads usually choked with traffic are emptying of cars. Schools have been closed. Offices are finishing early. Hundreds of millions of TV sets are being tuned in to the same event. By 5pm on Thursday, Brazil should finally be ready for the moment this football-obsessed nation has been dreaming of – and...
Huffpost.com: ISIS Militants Seize Iraqi City Of Tikrit Al-Qaida-inspired militants pushed deeper into Iraq's Sunni heartland Wednesday, swiftly conquering Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts and yielded ground once controlled by U.S. forces. The advance into former insurgent strongholds that had largely been calm before the Americans withdrew less than three years ago is spreading fear that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, struggling to hold onto power after indecisive elections, will be...
Il Corriere della Sera: La rinascita del califfato Quando decise l’invasione dell’Iraq, agli inizi del 2003, George W. Bush, presidente degli Stati Uniti, sostenne di avere due buone ragioni: il regime di Saddam Hussein nascondeva nei suoi arsenali armi di distruzione di massa e i Servizi iracheni avevano rapporti organici con Al Qaeda, l’organizzazione di Osama bin Laden che aveva lanciato un attacco terroristico contro le Torri gemelle nel settembre di due anni prima. Non era vero. Le armi non furono mai trovate e i rapporti...
Il Corriere della Sera: L’inutile tiro al bersaglio su Prandelli A Cesare Prandelli sta accadendo quel che accade in Italia alle persone perbene, che non alzano la voce, non insultano, rispettano il prossimo. La loro correttezza viene scambiata per accondiscendenza. E alla prima difficoltà viene ritorta contro di loro. Il processo che si è aperto anzitempo contro il ct, più che ingeneroso, è grottesco. Quando mai si è visto un allenatore della Nazionale costretto a giustificarsi per non aver convocato un calciatore? Quattro anni fa, Lippi lasciò a casa Rossi...
The Guardian: Hillary Clinton on running for president: I have a decision to make Hillary Clinton says she knows she has a decision to make about running to become the first female US president, and believes "we need to break down that highest, hardest glass ceiling in American politics". The former secretary of state told People magazine she wants to enjoy the moment – she is about to become a grandmother – as she considers "what I think is right for me". But she says many in the US think the nation has "unfinished business" in...
Huffpost.com: The Pope and Peace in the Middle East: We Are All Francis Now There were many striking images during the extraordinary 72 hours that Pope Francis spent in the Middle East. The Pope at the River Jordan, visiting with Syrian refugees, celebrating mass in Bethlehem, praying at the separation wall, uniting with the Ecumenical Patriarch, visiting the Dome of the Rock, leaving a note at the Western Wall, kissing the hands of Holocaust survivors... to name a few. However, the image that stood out most to me was a spontaneous embrace between Sheikh Omar Abboud,...
The Guardian: Marine Le Pen to meet other far-right leaders in move to create EU bloc France's Front National leader Marine Le Pen will meet other far-right and eurosceptic leaders on Wednesday in an attempt to create a powerful bloc in the European parliament. However, Le Pen ruled out joining forces with the extreme-right Golden Dawn in Greece, the Hugarian party Jobbik and Ataka in Bulgaria. Having spent years trying to shake off the FN's reputation as a refuge for Nazi sympathisers – her father, the party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, once dismissed the...
The Economist: The Eurosceptic Union NIGEL FARAGE, the leader of Britain’s UK Independence Party (UKIP), best summed up the earthquake that shook European politics on May 25th and 26th. European integration once seemed inevitable, he said; from now on it is no longer so.  Early results (see here) show that right-wing anti-EU parties of various flavours have won in France, Britain and Denmark. The anti-euro (but pro-EU) Alternative für Deutschland has broken through in Germany. In Greece, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn...
The Telegraph: 12 lessons learned from the European elections Labour are the worst Euro opposition in history It was a historic night for Labour, but for all the wrong reasons. Ukip’s win means this is the first time the main opposition party has lost the European Elections since 1984 when Neil Kinnock led Labour. In fact, on vote share, Labour’s was the worst ever performance for the main opposition party in the history of the UK’s European elections. The Tories didn’t do much better The Tories lost seven MEPS and at least 4...
EUobserver: Ukraine: The other European election Pro-Russia separatists killed 16 Ukrainian soldiers on Thursday (22 May), as the country prepares to elect the man or woman who will try to end de facto Russian rule. The attack, near Volnovakha in eastern Ukraine, is the deadliest incident since clashes in Odessa, in the south, led to more than 40 deaths on 2 May. It augurs badly for Ukrainian and EU leaders who fear Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to derail Ukraine's presidential vote on Sunday despite EU threats to impose...
Huffpost.com: Education Reform Has Failed; Here Are Four Lessons From Abroad to Make It Succeed No Child Left Behind, "school choice," "recovery school districts," and Common Core are what the United States has done to solve the education "crisis." Mind you, the "crisis" is that the United States is not number one in education. According to both a Huffington Post article and a global report by Pearson, the United States was ranked 17th worldwide in 2012. In other words, within the 40 developed countries measured, we were about middle of the pack. If...
Washington Post: The ‘impossible’ woman boss My first boss at The Washington Post could be an impossible woman. Mercurial and secretive, Meg Greenfield, the editorial page editor, was a terrible manager of people. She knew how to hire them, but she didn’t know how to nurture them, guide them or fire them. Or maybe she just didn’t want to learn. If you made a mistake, or overlooked something, or didn’t follow through, or just wore too much perfume, her response was to give you the silent treatment. It was a deep, deep...
Open Democracy: Faith in rights: ethics of the public square At the corner of a Protestant and a Catholic street in Belfast, goes a joke recounted by the sociologist Olivier Roy in Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways, a Bangladeshi grocer opens a store to serve both communities. A hooded man storms in, holds a gun to the grocer’s head, and asks, “Catholic or Protestant?” The grocer replies, “But I am Muslim.” Undeterred, the gunman asks, “I mean a Catholic Muslim or a Protestant Muslim?...
Huffpost.com: Karl Rove, Have You No Sense of Decency? Since Karl Rove first turned up as a youthful dirty trickster for the Nixon campaign in 1972, his underhanded attacks have always been calculating. When he decided that he would question whether the fall and concussion Hillary Clinton suffered in 2012 to try to disqualify her from consideration for the presidency, it was only his latest cynical move. That Rove is up to his old dirty tricks should come as no surprise. After all, his history of cheap shots, divisive wedge issues, and slanderous...
The Telegraph: Would politicians rather be thought vain than bald? I’ve reached the far side of baldness. All that’s left is to ruthlessly shear off the remaining tufts that sprinkle the top of my cranium like a parched croquet lawn. The Mitchell brothers on EastEnders pioneered that tough-guy approach – all over with a Number 1. The process of male-pattern baldness is slow and incremental. You don’t really notice it happening. There are stages, though, and the other day I reached a new one. After years when my mental picture of what I...
Eurovision 2014: Russia act, the identical Tolmachevy twins, jeered by crowd during final As the rest of Europe watched on, Russia was booed a number of times during the Eurovision Song Contest tonight. When the country “phoned in” to deliver its top three votes, the crowd could be heard booing the Russian spokesman as she attempted to read out the country’s results from Moscow. After Russia delivered its vote – giving a full 12 points to neighbouring Belarus, 10 to Azerbaijan and eight to Armenia – the crowd could still be heard booing. Countries...
Ukraine's gas politics It is commonly assumed that the main economic challenge facing Ukraine is its dependence on energy supplies, especially natural gas, imported from Russia. Russia, it is true, has a powerful lever that it can use to extract political concessions from Kyiv‚ as it did when President Viktor Yanukovych was forced to renege on his pledge to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union last November.   But Ukraine's dependency on Russian gas is only half the story. Equally...
The Independent: Should Britain have joined World War One? Keep these points in mind during the argument The battle lines are drawn. On the one hand, the First World War was a necessary struggle and Britain had no alternative but to play its part: on the other, the war was a tragic mess that came about by mistake, and we should have stayed out. Bungling statesmen got us into it, and bungling generals made sure it would be a four-year nightmare of futile slaughter. Champions of the two sides have already stepped into the ring by way of two admirable polemical BBC programmes: Max Hastings arguing...
Huffpost.com: E-Cigarettes Become An Unlikely Inspiration For New Medical Devices By Toni Clarke May 4 (Reuters) - When Noah Minskoff's mother died of lung cancer in 2007, e-cigarettes were just entering the U.S. market. Minskoff, who had just started medical school in Utah, wondered whether the devices might have saved his mother's life by helping her quit smoking. Later, he sent some samples to his boyhood friend Nathan Terry, a mechanical engineer, and asked for his opinion. Terry, who was working in Germany for the French industrial firm Areva, took apart the...
Il Giornale: Le vergogne di Scalfari Eugenio Scalfari, fondatore di La Repubblica, nei giorni scorsi ha festeggiato il novantesimo compleanno, una età alla quale a un uomo è quasi tutto permesso. Ma è anche una età nella quale la memoria tradisce. Se alla carenza di fosforo si aggiunge poi una cronica overdose di malafede, ecco che il pensiero diventa falso e l'uomo ridicolo. Ieri, sul suo giornale, Scalfari ha scritto «di provare vergogna per il mio Paese e per me che ne faccio parte» per la mitezza con cui è...
The Guardian: Real Madrid held by Valencia to give Atlético breathing space at summit Real Madrid failed to take full advantage of slip-ups by the leaders Atlético Madrid and Barcelona when they needed an acrobatic Cristiano Ronaldo volley in stoppage time to rescue a 2-2 home draw withValencia. A Real win would have put them level on 85 points with second-placed Barça, who drew 2-2 at Getafe on Saturday, with a game in hand but they stayed third on 83 points with three games left. Atlético, who like Barcelona have two matches remaining including the meeting between...
La gazzetta dello Sport: Real Madrid, la Spagna esalta Ancelotti e gli eroi di Champions: "Ora la Decima" Il complimento più bello per Carlo Ancelotti dopo lo storico 4-0 inflitto dal Real al Bayern arriva dalla voce entusiasta di Cristiano Ronaldo. Il portoghese dovrebbe festeggiare il suo record di gol in una sola edizione di Champions (16), e in effetti lo fa, ma prima ancora dell'auto-celebrazione produce un encomio per il suo allenatore: "Il merito è tutto suo: ha cambiato la mentalità, ha cambiato tutto". Il riferimento ai fallimenti europei del predecessore Mourinho, diventato...
The Economist: Religious studies IT IS known as the Trojan Horse plot, but it may have been less subtle. Late in 2013 an anonymous letter was uncovered, outlining a hardline Muslim plan to “overthrow” teachers and governors in several Birmingham state schools and replace them with people who would run the schools on orthodox Islamic lines. The furore has grown, eventually involving Peter Clarke, once the head of counter-terrorism in London’s Metropolitan Police, who will lead a government investigation. The...
The Guardian: As a straight woman, why shouldn't I have a civil partnership? Would extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples "undermine the sanctity of marriage"? It's a real risk, according to David Cameron, if we are to believe reports in the Sunday Times that the prime minister intends to veto such proposals in direct opposition to Clegg and the Liberal Democrats. How exactly it would do that is unclear, of course –civil partnerships were set up so that the government at the time could have its cake and eat it on the...
The Telegraph: Huge crowds gather in Rome for canonisation of two popes Hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful are converging on St Peter’s Square ahead of the joint canonisation by Pope Francis of two of his predecessors – Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. In what has been dubbed “the day of the four Popes”, the Vatican confirmed that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – who last year became the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to resign – will be in attendance. Thousands of pilgrims slept out in St Peter’s Square and...
Huffpost.com: Climate Change: Who Will Lead? With the latest warnings delivered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) over the past few weeks, no world leader will ever be able to claim that they were caught off-guard by climate change. As former heads of state ourselves, we've experienced global crises from within the corridors of power. Some may take the world by surprise, but sometimes the warning signals are such that there is no excuse not to act. The IPCC report is such a signal. The report of Working Group II...
il Corriere della Sera: Milan, la soluzione: via Seedorf Un’altra chance a Balotelli Esiste un problema Seedorf in generale e un problema più tecnico che riguarda Balotelli. Nessuno dei due facilmente risolvibile. In tre mesi Seedorf è riuscito a cancellare qualunque tradizione del Milan, di solito un buon presepe comandato da un dio irascibile ma comprensivo. Non è chiaro cos’abbia combinato Seedorf per mettersi tutti contro. I suoi ex compagni, anche quelli del Botafogo, lo definiscono un rompiscatole illuminato, a cui perdoni le manie di grandezza perché bravo e ormai...
Open Democracy: Ukraine: lessons from the Balkans nightmare A confrontation between neighbouring Slavic states with deep historic and cultural connections, and a shared political past in which both were members of a one-party communist federation. One of the states is significantly larger, more populous and militarily more powerful than the other. The bigger, more powerful state has a sizable population of co-nationals who live in the smaller state. This population constitutes a minority of the citizens of the smaller state, but are the local majority...
The Independent: Health atlas shows greatest lung cancer risk is in big cities The risk of skin cancer is highest in the south-west of England, while the chances of developing lung cancer are higher in London and the big northern cities, according to a new “health atlas”, which has been launched today. Using existing health data, researchers have for the first time produced maps which will allow people living in England and Wales to check the risk of 14 different diseases and health conditions – including common cancers and heart disease – in...
The Independent: Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful' They are male and female, young and old, black, white and Asian, with hijab and without, but they are all Muslims. And they are all happy. That's the message of a new video which shows dozens of British Muslims dancing their hearts out, laughing, singing and smiling along to Pharrell Williams' hit single "Happy". Produced by a group of young Muslims called Honesty Policy, the four-minute video is infectious and its unashamedly positive message has gone viral more than 300,000...