The Indian rupee has been one of Asia’s worst-performing currencies this year, and this week it plummeted to a 3.6% to 68.75% against the USD. Other currencies such as the Indonesian rupiah have also drastically plunged this week, while the dollar and stock markets weaver weakly as decisions on Syria are being discussed. Chiara Romano… Read More Currencies fall as situation in Syria brings increasing uncertainty
Who has not seen Hannibal Lecter’s movies? None of us believe that the terrifying scenes of certain movies can actually happen in reality. In this case, however, cannibals do exist- and just in Papua New Guinea. Issei Sagawa was born in Tokyo in 1949 and, at an early age, young Issei began to be obsessed… Read More Issei Sagawa, the Japanese cannibal
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, dozens of people were killed or injured in the bombing of the night of the Syrian army in the area of Ghouta, near Damascus. “Hundreds of martyrs and wounded, including women and children, are the result of the barbaric use of lethal gas by the criminal regime… Read More Syria, more chemical weapons?
A recent academic study on the conditions that slum-dwellers live in, in the area of Cape Town, showed that the biggest negative to come out of the interviews conducted with these people was the sense of hopelessness and fatalism that they had succumbed to. Although the study was limited to certain slums in Cape Town,… Read More Slums in India and South Africa: From Hopelessness to Innovation
A new wave of immigrants disembarked on the coast of Sicily and Calabria (South of Italy) throughout the month of August in inhumane conditions and after a blunt rejection from the Mediterranean neighbour, Malta. 600 immigrants only on 15 August between Sicily and Calabria, including 106 people saved offshore 90 miles south of Lampedusa, and… Read More Italy faces another wave of immigrants, emergency or not emergency?
He killed himself at age of 14, when he jumped from the terrace of the house; in a note he has written the reason: “No one understands me, I can’t do it anymore”. He felt marginalized because of his homosexuality. It happened in Rome and it was not the first time. In November 2013 the… Read More Homophobia alarm is back in Italy
Due to the turmoil and chaos that has been taking place in Egypt, the US is threatening to stop the economic aid of 1.3 billion dollars in military assistance that it gives Egypt every year. Cutting aid to Egypt could have dire consequences on the relationship with Israel, as Egypt is one of the two… Read More US threatens to cut financial aid to Egypt