Annalisa Ratti

  • Current Affairs
    Judge refuses to relieve Hasan attorneys in Fort Hood trial

    Defense attorneys helping the Fort Hood sho...

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    Rajoy rejects calls for resignation and admits “mistake” over corruption scandal

    At a special session of parliament yesterday, Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, denied accepting bribes, refused to resign or call early elections, and was accused of being involved in a corruption scandal by the former PP treasurer, Luis Barcenas – now behind bars.  The ruling conservatives have a large majority to stay...

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    Royal baby named George Alexander Louis

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced yesterday that they named their son George Alexander Louis. In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George...

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    Detroit files for largest municipal bankruptcy in US history

    On Thursday the city of Detroit’s emergency manager filed all the necessary documents allowing the city to file for bankruptcy after accruing more than $18 billion worth of debts, and making it the largest city to file in US history. The filing will start a 30 to 90 day period during which...

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    Battersea power station works finally begin after over 30 years

    Prime minister David Cameron, his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak and London Mayor Boris Johnson opened the official ground breaking ceremony at Battersea power station on Thursday. The power station was built in 1933 and became a London landmark featured in The Beatles’ 1965 movie Help! and used as the cover of Pink...

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    Police launch new Madeleine McCann investigations

    Scotland Yard announced on Thursday that 12 Britons are on a list of possible suspects in a new criminal inquiry into the case of missing Madeleine McCann. The toddler vanished in Portugal’s Algarve region on May 3rd 2007, just days before her fourth birthday, and detectives say it’s possible that Madeleine is...

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    UK house prices on the rise

    UK house prices have seen a rise of up to 0.3% in June, according to Nationwide. 10 out of 13 areas of the country experienced a recovery, as shown by the price rise over the past year (1.9%), which has pushed the average price for a property up to £168,941. Property prices...

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    Hassan Rouhani wins Iran’s presidential elections

    Hassan Rouhani, the only cleric running in the Iranian presidential elections, will succeed Mahmoud Ahamdinejad as President, Iran’s Interior’s Minister announced on Saturday. Rouhani secured his place winning just over the 50% of the vote needed to avoid a runoff, which had an overall turnout of 72%. His victory was an incredible...

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    Max Clifford pleads not guilty to indecent assault charges

    PR consultant Max Clifford on Tuesday pleade...

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    Bombs kill 76 in Iraq leading to fear of civil war

    A series of bombs which exploded throughout Sunni regio...