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LyrArc brings in selected articles from many of the world's top publications.

Articles are selected by experts and you can see the gist of the important articles.


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DW.com looks at the increasing demand for Indonesian coal from Germany and other European nations, and the surge in coal prices. There is also a surge in demand of LNG from Malaysia. Germany is now the largest destination for Indonesian coal after China and India. The prohibition of Russian coal by the EU went into effect in August 2022.
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FR24 gives this video and account of how Giorgia Meloni channeled Italy's conservative voter sentiment and sentiment on the right to win 26% of the vote to form a new government with Mr. Berlusconi and Mr. Salvini.
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The high energy costs and the need for the funding approved by the European Union mean the new Italian government of Giorgia Meloni will work closely with the EU. Italy's difficult fiscal situation with high debt to GDP limit the possibilities for Meloni to carry out policies independent of the EU. Her election campaign was fought mainly on cultural issues, opposing immigration and calling for a return to family and Catholic values, while extending support to the European Union position ...
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Christopher Caldwell points out in this essay in NYT that Mario Draghi former head of the European Central Bank, who had the support of international financial institutions for a country with debt to GDP of 150%, was not elected, and that the new coalition was elected with 45% of the vote, giving 55% of the vote to other opposition parties. Giorgia Meloni's Brothers of Italy has 26% of the vote, the opposing New Democratic Party has 19%. Italian elections have resulted in 70 govern ...
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Not much will change in Italy's place in the European Union, says Maria Ferraresi, editor of Italy's Domani newspaper. Italy expects 200 billion euros of solidarity aid from the European Union that is dependent on following EU rules. And coalition partner Berlusconi says he will drop his support if Meloni adopts any anti EU rules positions. Meloni's Brothers of Italy party with 26% of the vote has roots going back to the Social Movement in Italy in the 1930's. ...
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The centre right coalition parties win the Italian election with 45% of the vote. Meloni's party The Brothers of Italy win 26% of the vote.  As in Sweden where a centre right party joined centrist parties to form a government immigration was an issue in the election. She campaigned for family friendly benefits, stopping immigration, and improving working families incomes.
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Giorgia Meloni's effort to revive the right wing vote in Italy after disillusionment with Mr. Berlusconi is shown in this report in the New York Post.  She was Mr. Berlusconi's Minister for Youth from 2008 to 2011. This report says she has advocated for Italy and as a mother and a Catholic, but that is nothing new in Europe with most nations looking for their national interest first. On Ukraine and the European Union there is no ambiguity as Meloni supports the European Un ...
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Stancati and Walker report from Rome on Italy's latest election and the change in government as Giorgia Meloni wins 26% of the vote to form a new government. Her Brothers of Italy party has links to 1930's Italy, which Meloni is attempting to transform into a modern version that speaks for mothers, the Catholics and Italy. Italy has seen 70 governments in a short period with a highly fragmented and changing political scene. The analysis in BBC says this government could last on ...
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Coach Gareth Southgate tackles complacency as England head into soccer games with Italy and Germany in the Nations League this week.
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Action to tackle the cost of living crisis taken by G-7 countries France, Germany, Italy, Canada, US, is shown here in The Guardian. France and Germany have taken the strongest action to protect lower income people, the US with the Inflation Reduction Act has taken broad steps to limit healthcare costs and invest in the economy. The UK appears to be the weakest in taking action and the new budget of Mr. Kwarteng is seen in this way as failing to protect vulnerable parts of the populati ...
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Agricultural experts say it would take 2 bumper harvests to restore stable food supplies in the world after the effects of drought on agriculture and the war in Ukraine.
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What Queen Elizabeth meant to the everyday lives of people in the French speaking world, as well as the English speaking world, and the world over, is seen in this video in FR24. She reflected a sense of steadfastness, of hope, wisdom and optimism for the future for 70 years through post war recovery and right into the pandemic.
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Problems for women and for childcare in Germany after the Merkel administration's failure to invest in child care. This DW.com report looks at this problem. Mothers have to send their children to grandparents or pay for expensive private day cares and nannies if they are able to do this. If they are not able to do this the mother usually reduces her work hours or delays returning to her job entirely. A German Youth Institute DJI study is cited which shows that in 2020 49% of parent ...
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The role of the former Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo, as Commerce Secretary. She pushed forward the CHIPS and Science Act through Congress securing votes from 17 Republicans and all except one Democrat in the House of Representatives. She is committed to moving fast on issues such as investments in America. Gina Raimondo believes that "the most important thing to do to compete with China is to invest in America." She says in an interview that America needs to dominate i ...
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Bread and bakeries have a special place in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and most of Europe. DW.com looks at one bakery in the city of Bonn, Kugel's Bakery with 13 employees and the concept slogan "Where there's only bread" (Da wo's nur Brot gibt) written on each and every white packaging bag. There are 10,000 bakeries in Germany many of them small family run bakeries that specialize in bread. Click on original article to see this report.

Max Kugel takes o ...
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In something new for women's soccer England win their opener with Austria in front of 69,000 cheering fans at Old Trafford. More people are watching women's soccer and more fans are at the games than ever.
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About 19% or one in five do not have access to books at home in Britain, new research shows. A recent report shows 51% of parents find books just too expensive. The National Literacy Trust Report shows 64% of parents say the amount of money they have to spend on books has decreased. The findings are alarming as 1 in 13 children do not read at all, and only half of the children read daily. 

This has serious repercussions on children's futures- in school, in college ...
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Drought conditions in the US, Europe and China are shown here in this report in the WSJ, with the impact on the regional economies in each country and region.

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