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Biden’s first steps The term “affront” has been used to describe the AUKUS deal that saw Australia cancel without notice a 2016 contract worth $60 billion to purchase diesel submarines from France. Instead, Australia would now buy nuclear submarines from the U.S. and the UK. The French were understandably offended by the switch and particularly… Read the full article

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Ariaferma (Still Air), starring Toni Servillo and Silvio Orlando, is a new film directed by Leonardo Di Costanzo presented out-of-competition at the Venice Film Biennale of 2021. Originally from Ischia, the director studied documentary cinema at France’s Ateliers Varan. He mainly deals with social and human problems, which often have no definitive solutions but do… Read the full article

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In the last two years the world order has been shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has generated new and increasingly aggressive variants, causing millions of deaths in many countries – especially where vaccines are scarce – and by the climate crisis, which is becoming more acute and worrying every year, so much so that… Read the full article

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“I express my closeness to the thousands of migrants, refugees and others in need of protection in Libya. I never forget you. I hear your cries and I pray for you. Many of these men, women and children are subjected to inhuman violence. Once again I call on the international community to keep its promises… Read the full article

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Born in 1982 in Tripoli, Arwa Abouon never knew the hot wind of the Libyan desert or the suffering of a people wounded by wars. Her family soon moved from Libya to Canada. Raised in a multi-cultural environment and always interested in dialogue between cultures and religions, she graduated from in Design, Art and Photography…. Read the full article

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The Gospel According to Jack Kerouac by Luca Miele (published by Claudiana Editrice, 2021) is a careful reading of the work of the famous father of the Beat Generation. Above all, Kerouac is famous for his ideal of freedom from strict American social conventions, and his rebellion against ‘The System’, especially in his most famous… Read the full article

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As we live through the tragic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is useful to reflect on the current vaccination process and, in particular, the innovative contribution of Pope Francis’ teaching and action. Michael Rozier, a Jesuit professor of health management and policy, has reflected on the importance of commitment to health care and identified… Read the full article

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The March 2021 elections in Israel unsurprisingly resulted in the Likud Party, led by incumbent Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, retaining its position as the largest party, with 30 out of 120 seats in the Israeli parliament. However, the surprise came when Netanyahu was unable to form a government. Among Netanyahu’s closest ideological allies were those… Read the full article

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