Violent protests against the hated Equitalia, the Italian tax collection agency, are making headlines in several cities in the past few days. In Rome mail bombings have been ongoing since December. Via Google Translate, this time in Italian, please consider a trio of articles.
Yesterday, in the aftermath of the stunning report that 17 "massive" bomb explosions rocked Chinese city of Liuzhou, killing at least 7 and wounding at least 51, we asked if as a result of China's economic hard-landing and the surge in layoffs, the widespread popular unrest - which we suggested over the weekend is due for a comeback - has finally landed in China with tragic consequences, especially since the incident is clearly being treated as a criminal act.
SANAA, Yemen — The death toll from airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition that hit a wedding party in Yemen’s Taiz province has risen to 131, Yemeni medical officials said Tuesday.
Details about the strikes, which took place Monday, were sketchy but a UN official said that if confirmed, the high death toll would make it one of the deadliest incidents in the conflict.
If the numbers are as high as suggested, this may be the single deadliest incident since the start of the conflict
I had been reorganizing and thinning out my bookshelves for a good part of the week.
My collection of books on Israel, due to inheriting the collections of a few family members, is half in boxes. It is a problem because it has now grown so large it could take over one entire floor-to-ceiling bookcase on its own.
A few months ago, I shelved all the Israel books, just to see what it would be like, and it was more war than I wanted around me every day in my office, and so I put some back in boxes, feeling guilty.
Caterpillar announced its Q4 profits, which have dropped by 55%. Investigation showed that batteries are not the reason for the emergency landings of Boeing 787. Italian interest rate on government bonds dropped to 1.434%. Yahoo announced its Q4 profits’ report, showing an improvement.
A powerful homemade bomb exploded Sunday at a court in a southern Italian city, in an attack the authorities blamed on the local mafia.The device, consisting of a gas cylinder with dynamite attached to it, detonated at 5:00 am (0400 GMT) in an entrance to the court in Reggio Calabria, damaging the building, according to police quoted in the media.No-one was injured in the explosion, which happened in the entry to the building housing the prosecutor's office in the centre of the city.