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Finmeccanica: Oil powers fuel confidence of Italian conglomerate

July 14, 2008 Leave a comment

By Guy Dinmore

Published: July 14 2008

Soaring commodity prices and falling incomes have hit many Italian companies but for Finmeccanica – the defence-aeronautics-rail-power-plants conglomerate – oil-rich states offer expanding markets while the US remains a constant in big weapons spending. Read more…


Jewish lobby for peace with Palestinians gathers pace in US

October 24, 2006 Leave a comment

By Guy Dinmore in Washington

Published: October 24 2006

Israel’s summer war with Lebanon’s Hizbollah ended after 34 days, but a fierce debate within the American Jewish community over the nature of Israel’s relationship with the US rages on, spurring efforts to create a powerful voice to lobby for peace with the Palestinians.

George Soros, the financier and philanthropist, is said by friends to be considering giving his support to a new initiative for an influential alternative that would lobby for US engagement and a negotiated two-state settlement.

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