Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Italy

Global Pulse: Italy has voted, and exit polls indicate that there is no clear majority

According to exit polls, Italy might have the 31 year old Luigi Di Maio as PM, but the country would have to wait to find out what kind of govt it will get.

Global Pulse: Italy is witnessing the resurrection of Silvio Berlusconi in its search for stability

In the run up to the upcoming Italian elections, Silvio Berlusconi has somehow become a reliable "candidate of calm."

Global Pulse: It looks like Berlusconi is going to be back in power in Italy

Ireland will hold a referendum on abortion in May, in which the people will be asked whether they want to repeal of retain the the ban on abortions.

Italy’s acquittal of AgustaWestland execs will have no bearing on case in India

The evidence shows middlemen and collusion, but connecting the dots has always been a weakness for Indian investigators. The case is far from over in India.

Global Pulse: Saudi Arabia might stand to learn something from South Korea, and the fate of 200,000 Salvadorans are in Trump’s hands

The Trump administration is about to deport thousands of immigrants from El Salvador, showcasing yet another weak policy in his scandalous presidency.

Global Pulse: A food crisis in Yemen & a global failure to act in Zimbabwe

While Yemen finds itself in the middle of a food crisis, in Zimbabwe a collective failure to act by world leaders has resulted in the present crisis.

Global Pulse: Power is the name of the game

There seems to be an emerging global trend of overtly corrupt leaders strengthening their vice-like grip on power, whether with electoral backing or not.

Italian marines case may complicate India’s access to AgustaWestland middleman

After internal meeting, India decides to hire lawyers in Italy; Carlo Gerosa arranged kickback network but had no political connections in India.

On Camera


Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.