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  • General Motors fires 2,700 in Venezuela after plant closure: workers

    04/24/2017 8:32:13 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2017 | Corina Pons
    General Motors' (GM.N) Venezuelan subsidiary has sent a message to almost 2,700 staff informing them that they are no longer employed by the company and had received severance pay in their bank accounts, according to two employees. A Venezuelan court last week ordered the seizure of the company's Valencia plant, ruling in favor of two dealers that had filed a case in 2000 against the subsidiary on grounds they had not complied with an agreed sale of 10,000 vehicles. Workers say that before the seizure was announced, GM had been dismantling the plant, which has not produced a car since...
  • Report: Only 2.65 Percent of Immigrants into Italy Are Refugees

    04/24/2017 2:03:35 PM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    According to official reports, during the year 2016, only 2.65 percent of those immigrating into Italy were awarded asylum as refugees, with the vast majority staying on in the country as illegal, undocumented immigrants. According to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), a total of 181,436 migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Italy during 2016, a record year in recent history. This figure does not include those who were able to enter the country undetected, but only those who were officially registered either by Italian officials or NGOs. Of these, only 4,808 were recognized as refugees and awarded asylum in...
  • Italian Emma Morano, last known survivor of 19th century, dies at 117

    04/15/2017 11:34:16 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | April 15, 2017 | AFP
    Rome (AFP) - Emma Morano, an Italian woman believed to have been the oldest person alive and the last survivor of the 19th century, died Saturday at the age of 117, Italian media reported... "She had an extraordinary life, and we will always remember her strength to move forward in life," the mayor of Verbania was quoted as saying... Morano's death means there is no one living known to have been born before 1900. "I eat two eggs a day, and that's it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth," she said in her...
  • Fresh Clues of Iranian Nuclear Intrigue

    01/16/2009 8:44:24 AM PST · by mojito · 8 replies · 646+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/16/2008 | Glenn R. Simpson and Jay Solomon
    U.S. security and law-enforcement officials say they have fresh evidence of recent efforts by Iran to evade sanctions and acquire metals from China used in high-tech weaponry, including long-range nuclear missiles. Iran's efforts are detailed in a series of recent emails and letters between Iranian companies and foreign suppliers seen by The Wall Street Journal. Business records show one Iranian company, ABAN Commercial & Industrial Ltd., has contracted through an intermediary for more than 30,000 kilograms (about 66,000 pounds) of tungsten copper -- which can be used in missile guidance systems -- from Advanced Technology & Materials Co. Ltd. of...
  • NIGERGATE THE TRUTH: HOW THE FRENCH TRICKED THE USA

    02/17/2006 11:12:20 AM PST · by parnasokan · 2 replies · 469+ views
    il giornale ^ | 02/17/2006
    NIGERGATE THE TRUTH: HOW THE FRENCH TRICKED THE USA “I was employed by the French since 1996. I handed the false documents on the uranium trade between the Africa and Iraq to them” –-- With this startling declaration Rocco Martino, the freelance spy at the centre of the false Niger dossier, has confirmed that France was responsible for some of the information later used by Britain and the United States to promote the case for war with Iraq. Before examining Martino’s deposition it’s worth taking a look at some of the details regarding France contained in the Senate Select Committee...
  • Stefano Gabbana Tells Followers to ‘Go to Hell’ After Receiving Backlash for Melania Trump Support

    04/08/2017 1:56:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Fashion Magazine ^ | April 6, 2017 | Madelyn Chung
    While many people have plenty of (not-so-good) things to say about Melania Trump’s first official White House Portrait, designer Stefano Gabbana is making it known that he’s a fan. The Dolce & Gabbana designer took to his personal Instagram account to share the image of the First Lady of the United States, thanking her for wearing his label for the portrait and “all those who appreciate our work.”(continued)
  • Why we owe our seven musical notes to John the Baptist

    04/04/2017 11:31:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 4, 2017 | Daniel Esparza
    Guido D’Arezzo, the inventor of modern musical notation, named his notes with an acrostic drawn from a hymn for the saint's feast day. Maybe you thought the names of the musical notes originated with Maria von Trapp, making up songs to entertain her stepchildren-to-be as they rode their bicycles through the Austrian countryside. But the real origin is much older.Modern musical notation was born around 1025 in Pomposa, on the Adriatic shore of Ferrara in Italy, when the Benedictine monk and music theorist Guido D’Arezzo noticed his fellow monks had difficulties remembering the melodies they were supposed to sing while...
  • Barack Obama to speak at Milan food summit this summer

    04/03/2017 5:28:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 3 April 2017 15:29 CEST+02:00
    Former US President Barack Obama will visit Milan in May, where he will be a keynote speaker at a summit on innovation in the food industry. Milan mayor Giuseppe Sala announced on Monday that Obama would be taking part in the Global Food Innovation Summit between May 8th and 11th this year. Together with his White House chef Sam Kass, Obama will hold a conference on the impact of technological innovation on climate change and food. The event will take place on May 9th, confirmed Sala, who first announced that Obama had been invited to the summit last month. […]...
  • Italy Is About To Fall

    04/02/2017 1:53:50 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 39 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | April 2nd, 2017 | S.P.
    It has been suggested that Italy leave the Eurozone until it has sorted out its own failings, but that is not likely to be an option for a country on the verge of collapse. Its people won't likely choose to take their leaky rafts out into an unstable sea alone. They would surely sink. The country's 12% unemployment rate should be a clear indication to the world that things are not alright in a country fraught with devastating economic prospects. UniCredit approved a rights issue in February to sell shares at discount. As one of Italy's largest lenders, UniCredit began...
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....
  • Italian police foil plot to blow up Rialto Bridge in Venice

    03/30/2017 9:10:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 30 March 2017 09:41 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Three men from Kosovo and an unidentified minor have been arrested in Venice on suspicion of plotting to blow up the city’s celebrated Rialto Bridge, Italian police said on Thursday. “With all the unbelievers there are in Venice, you put a bomb under the Rialto and you go straight to heaven,” one of the alleged jihadist plotters said in a wiretapped conversation, said Adelchi d’Ippolito, the Venice prosecutor in charge of the case. “That was one the most worrying and alarming remarks we heard,” he said at a press conference, revealing that the group had been under surveillance since last...
  • Italy could soon offer menstrual leave

    03/30/2017 5:44:06 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | March 29, 2017 | Hina Alam
    It’s that time of the month and all you want to do is stay in bed. If you are a woman employed in Italy, you might soon get to do that if you can prove you suffer from painful periods. The Italian parliament is considering a bill that would require employers grant women three days of paid leave every month, according to the Washington Post. To qualify for menstrual leave, the Post said, women would need a certificate from a medical specialist. The bill, which says that between 60 and 90 per cent of women suffer from painful periods, was...
  • Italian Officials Call For Investigation Of Soros-Supported NGO Migrant Fleet

    03/27/2017 2:37:11 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-27-2017 | William Craddick
    Authored by William Craddick via Disobedient Media. Italian authorities are calling for monitoring of the funding of an NGO fleet bussing migrants into the EU from the North African coast after a report released the European Border and Coast Guard Agency has determined that the members of the fleet are acting as accomplices to people smugglers and directly contributing to the risk of death migrants face when attempting to enter the EU. The report from regulatory agency Frontex suggests that NGOs sponsoring ships in the fleet are now acting as veritable accomplices to people smugglers due to their service...
  • Mafia godfathers can't be church godfathers, bishop rules [Sicily]

    03/18/2017 10:02:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 17 March 2017 16:56 CET+01:00 | AFP
    A bishop in Sicily has banned known mafia criminals from acting as godfathers at baptisms in churches in his diocese. Michele Pennisi, bishop of Monreale, near Palermo, said Friday he had issued a decree to that effect in a bid to challenge any notion that the bosses of organized crime have a paternalistic side to them. “The mafia has always taken the term ‘Godfather’ from the Church to give its bosses an air of religious respectability, whereas in fact the two worlds are completely incompatible,” the bishop told AFP. Pennisi’s diocese includes Corleone, a vendetta-haunted village inland from Palermo which...
  • Hitler Painting on Show for First Time at Italy Museum

    03/12/2017 4:01:25 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-10-2017 | Staff
    The exhibition's curator sees little artistic merit in the undated painting. "It's a piece of crap," says curator Vittorio Sgarbi. "It's a painting by a hopeless man, it could have been done by Kafka, it says a lot about his psyche: here you do not see greatness, you see misery." Hitler famously applied to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in the 1900s but was rejected twice. Despite being considered a mediocre artist, his work has fetched considerable sums at auction in recent years.
  • Sex orgies, prostitution, porn: Allegations shake Catholic Church in Italy

    03/10/2017 7:29:44 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 9, 2017 | Josephine McKenna
    Lurid accusations of priests involved in sex orgies, porn videos and prostitution have emerged from several parishes in Italy recently, sending shock waves all the way to the Vatican and challenging the high standards Pope Francis demands of clergy. In the southern city of Naples, for example, a priest was recently suspended from the parish of Santa Maria degli Angeli over claims he held gay orgies and used Internet sites to recruit potential partners whom he paid for sex.
  • MY VOICE IS YOUR TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-9-17 | Holy Spirit
    Your submission to strict obedience has released angels of favor never heard of or known before, Truly your obedience has lowered a ladder and opened a door , much in the way I did for Jacob I NOW do for you , Remember My Virtue "abides in you ", For truly your walk of Holiness changes others DNA, As the woman with the issue of blood was healed that day, So pay no attention to those that say with them you must go, For Truly My Voice is all you need to KNOW , I" AM your TRUE SHEPHERD "...
  • Italian region bans women in face veils from entering hospitals [Liguria]

    03/08/2017 5:01:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 8 March 2017 09:46 CET+01:00 | Catherine Edwards
    The northern region of Liguria on Tuesday announced plans to ban the Islamic face veil from hospitals and other public institutions, in a bid to “defend women’s freedom”. Regional president Giovanni Toti, of the Forza Italia party, described the burqa as “the worst symbol of the oppression of women”. He defended the ban against accusations that it is discriminatory and possibly anti-constitutional. “Those who live in Italy need to grasp and respect at least the minimum rules of equality between men and women,” said Toti, who proposed the measure together with Liguria’s health councillor, Sonia Viale of the far-right Northern...
  • Outrage as School SEGREGATES Foreign Pupils From Local Classmates... for an EXPERIMENT

    03/07/2017 11:03:42 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Tue, Mar 7, 2017 | Joey Millar
    YOUNG students were left furious when they were told their foreign friends would be separated and taught in isolation - before being informed it was all an experiment. Teachers told five classes in a school in the Italian town of Vercelli they would be segregating students based on nationality. They said students who had at least one foreign parent would be taught separately from others and then given special extra exams at the end of the school year. The teachers said these exams would test pupils on their “knowledge of the Italian language and culture”. The experiment, which parents were...
  • France, Germany, Spain, Italy call for a multi-speed Europe

    03/06/2017 3:20:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2017 2:33 PM EST | Sylvie Corbet
    Leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy have called for a European Union which allows groups of member states to advance at their own pace, in a joint effort to cushion the impact of the Brexit. French president François Hollande hosted his counterparts on Monday evening in Versailles, near Paris, to prepare for a larger EU meeting later this week. “Europe must be able to draw the consequences of the Brexit,” he said in a joint statement with the other leaders of the European Union’s major economies. […] Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni joined...