Press review from 9 to 15 November
An Italian victory in the world of tennis sees Jannik Sinner 19 year old from Bolzano, winner of his first ATP tournament, excel on the podium. The boy won the Sofia Open in the last tournament of the ATP 250 season, beating his Canadian rival Vesek Pospisil with a score of 6-4,3-6,7-6.
His victory surpasses the previous record of the Italian Claudio Pistolesi in 1987. A great success that will allow him to be part of the top 40 for the first time, winning the 37th place in the world ranking.
Sinner wins the first prize of his very young career by becoming the 26th Italian tennis player to win a title, bringing the number of trophies raised by Italian tennis players to 68.
COVID IN SWEDEN
The pandemic spares no one and is also proceeding in Sweden, the only country in the world that does not foresee any form of lockdown.
Thousands of infections a day and an uphill epidemiological curve push the government to act. Prime Minister Lofven says that "all the indicators go in the wrong direction, the death rate of cases in Sweden is at least three times that of Norway and Denmark".
In Stockholm the epidemiological curve continues to grow unprecedented. According to reports from the Guardian, patients admitted to hospitals increased by 60% compared to last week and for the health authorities the situation is very serious.
According to data from the European Center for Disease Control (Ecdc) it is the highest acceleration in Europe.
A line that is always too soft is that adopted by the Swedish government which today finds itself dealing with victims and realities trying in every way to run for cover.
To contain the infections, the government has decided to ban the sale of alcohol in bars, restaurants and nightclubs after 22pm from November 20 until February 2021.
After Joe Biden's victory in the American presidential elections, the accusation launched by Donald Trump on the electoral irregularities that saw the triumph of the new president of the United States of America continues to make noise.
On November 12, the Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA), which is dependent on the Department of Homeland Security, said that the 2020 presidential election "was the safest in US history and that it has not emerged. no irregularities ".
Former President Barack Obama in an interview with CBS said that Donald Trump's refusal to accept defeat "risks undermining US democracy".
The International Organization for Migration, on 12 November announced the death of 74 people in a shipwreck off the coast of Homs, a port city in the northwest of the country. Since the beginning of 2020, at least nine hundred people have lost their lives in the waters of the Mediterranean in the hope of reaching Europe.
According to reports from the local newspaper El Heraldo de Tabasco, the violent floods that occurred in Mexico this week, especially in the south-eastern area, caused extensive structural damage but also a dangerous invasion of crocodiles in the capital, in Villahermosa.
Very dangerous reptiles that live in the rivers of the region, as the newspaper explains, which with the flooding of the Rio Grijalva that crosses Villahermosa, appeared on the streets of the city generating panic and terror among the inhabitants of the place.
Crocodiles can reach about three meters in length and their deadly ferocity terrifies the inhabitants who have not been able to leave their homes despite the floods and are forced to enter the waters that flow between the streets to look for food and any form of sustenance.
Some intelligence sources cited by the New York Times claim the death of al-Qaeda number two, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, alias Abu Muhammad al-Masri, killed on 7 August in the Iranian capital Tehran along with his daughter Miriam by Israeli agents on behalf of the USA.
According to a reconstruction, the murder took place in a Tehran street on behalf of two men on a motorcycle. Al-Qaeda has not yet announced the 58-year-old's death. The FBI had offered $ 10 million for his capture.
The choice of August 7 is not a coincidence. On 7 August 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were attacked, resulting in a death toll of 224. Al-Masri was accused as the "mastermind of the attack".
Dies of Covid, 74-year-old Peter Sutcliffe, the well-known Yorkshire ripper who had killed 13 women and injured 7 others. A monster who had sowed terror in the streets of London, the most feared man in the country, the most heinous killer since the time of Jack the Ripper.
He acted with edged weapons and clubs, mutilating his victims. The youngest was only 14, she was attacked with a hammer in the head but luckily managed to survive.
Between 1975 and 1980 the Sutcliffe case was the best known in England, engaging a team of two hundred officers for his arrest. The man died at the age of 74, had been ill for some time and had been hospitalized after refusing treatment for Covid.
He suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and served part of his sentence in the maximum security wing of a hospital. Prime Minister Boris Johnson called him "a depraved and evil person whose crimes have caused unimaginable pain to the country."