Washington (Estados Unidos) - El senador republicano Bob Corker dijo el jueves que Venezuela se encamina a días “muy difíciles” a menos que los sectores políticos logren políticas que favorezcan el libre mercado y elecciones libres y purguen la corrupción.
Leghorn - Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi has met the management and staff of the Leghorn refinery as part of the company's 'Programma Sicurezza Italia' safety information campaign. He visited the Taranto refinery last May on the first leg of the Safety Road Show, one of Eni's major safety and training awareness initiatives.
Rome - Greece's Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, said on Thursday that he will resign if Greeks vote "yes" in Sunday's referendum on the country's bailout.
Varoufakis said Athens will not sign any deal with its creditors that does not include debt restructuring.
Rome - The year 2015 will certainly not be remembered as one of the best for Google. After the Google Glass fiasco, the Mountain View company finds itself in a new fiasco with its Google Photo algorithms, which appears to have problems in differentiating people of African origins from gorillas.
Rome - The world's largest home-appliance maker Whirlpool has reached a preliminary deal with Italian trade unions not to lay off staff or close down plants in the country. An agreement was signed at the Ministry of Economic Development on Thursday. The news was announced by union representatives who expressed great satisfaction.
Caracas (Venezuela) - The letter follows efforts in recent weeks to reduce tensions, after the US had declared Venezuela a “threat”. U.S. Foreign Minister John Kerry issued a letter on Thursday addressing how the US and Venezuela are seeking ways to strengthen the relations between both countries.
Bogotà (Colombia) - Un italiano en Bogotà. En el Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (Mambo) abrió una de sus salas a los Museos Vaticanos fotografiados por el artista italiano Massimo Listri, considerado uno de los mejores fotógrafos de interiores del mundo.
Maiduguri - Two violent attacks by Boko Haram occurred in northeastern Nigeria, killing 145 people. The first attack occurred in the village of Mussaram, 8 kilometres from the city of Monguno where 48 men were held by rebels and killed, according to eye-witnesses. Another attack took place in the village of Kykawa, near Lake Chad. Witnesses said that about 50 men opened fire on the faithful, who were gathered together for prayer in the village mosque during Ramadan. The death toll from that attack was 97, including women and children. (AGI)
Rome- The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) unanimously approved Rome's candidacy for the 2024 Olympics on Thursday. The voting took place at the Expo in Milan, with all 64 votes of the CONI Council in favour.
Rome - Kimi Raikkonen seems unconcerned by Ferrari reconsidering his position for next season. "Obviously, they've made their decision," the driver shrugged, "I try to do good races although, obviously, the last race was a bit difficult. But that's part of the game and, sometimes, you have that.