Articles by Alberto Riva
- Health Care Reform Supreme Court Decision: 'Victory For Obama' Makes Big Headlines In Europe
June 28 2012 2:01 PM
For the first time since Bush v. Gore 12 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court was news around the world.
- What Euro Summit? Italians And Germans Transfixed By Soccer As Monti, Merkel Clash On Finances
June 28 2012 6:03 AM
National stereotypes and the European debt crisis entwine as Italy and Germany meet Thursday for the European Cup semifinal.
- Airbus Smells Good Business In Wider Plane Seats For Bigger Americans
May 25 2012 1:02 PM
U.S. government data says that one American in three is obese -- and a European plane maker sees it as a sales opportunity.
- What's Johnny Depp Doing With A Communist Newspaper?
May 10 2012 2:27 PM
A small, far-left-wing daily newspaper in Rome has snagged a Hollywood superstar as its testimonial in a campaign to drum up subscriptions -- and it turns out Depp isn't the only big-name actor lending support to Il Manifesto.
- European Rescue Fund Agrees To Give Greece 5 Billion Euros
May 09 2012 2:33 PM
The entity set up by eurozone countries to provide emergency funds for member nations in crisis has agreed on Wednesday to issue a payment of 5.2 billion euros ($6.7 billion) to Greece -- but not before bickering about it.
- What Now For Europe? What Could Happen After French And Greek Elections Changed Political Landscape
May 07 2012 2:46 PM
Socialist Francois Hollande will lead France after Nicolas Sarkozy got ousted by voters fed up with austerity. In Greece, the far-left and far-right have made big gains. But it may not be time just yet to start worrying about the fate of the euro zone.
- Last Of The Raptors: Lockheed Delivers Final F-22, As Pilots Refuse To Fly It
May 03 2012 6:37 PM
Lockheed Martin has delivered the last of its controversial F-22 stealth fighters to the U.S. Air Force. At 400 million dollars each, it's the most expensive jet fighter ever -- but some say it's not the most capable. And some pilots are afraid of it.
- 'Liar!' 'I'm Not Your Pupil!' Hollande, Sarkozy Mince No Words In French Presidential Debate
May 02 2012 7:18 PM
The French had one chance of seeing a debate between the two men facing off for the presidency. On Wednesday, they certainly got a lively confrontation.
- Lufthansa Takes Delivery Of First Boeing 747-8
May 02 2012 12:45 PM
With a ceremony in Frankfurt, Lufthansa became the first airline in the world to take delivery of the 747-8, the latest version of the Queen of the Skies.
- Obama In Afghanistan Signs Pact With Karzai, Announces End Of War By 2014
May 01 2012 8:25 PM
President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Tuesday evening during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, confirming that U.S troops will leave by the end of 2014.
- Danish Police Arrest Three On Terror Attack Suspicion
April 27 2012 9:06 AM
Police have detained three young men in Copenhagen, Denmark, on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack.
- U.S. Agriculture Department Reports Case Of Mad Cow Disease In California
April 24 2012 3:40 PM
The USDA confirmed the fourth case of BSE in the United States, in a dairy cow in central California.
- United Continental May Buy 200 Jets From Boeing For $17 Billion
April 23 2012 4:40 PM
The world's largest airline is looking to expand its fleet of narrow-body jets, and has dropped European planemaker Airbus from pre-order talks.
- Socialist Francois Hollande Beats Sarkozy In First Round Of French Election
April 22 2012 2:39 PM
Socialist candidate Francois Hollande won on Sunday the first round of the French presidential election, with 28.4 percent of the vote versus 25.5 percent for the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy.
- Pakistan Plane Crash Kills 127
April 20 2012 11:39 AM
A Boeing 737 belonging to Pakistani airline Bhoja crashed Friday in bad weather near the city of Rawalpindi, killing all the 122 passengers and crew on board.
- Spain Disrupted By General Strike Against Government's 'Very, Very Austere Budget'
March 29 2012 12:41 PM
Unions brought Spain to a halt to protest heavy budget cuts by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's three-month-old government, but the government vowed to press on with its tough austerity measures and labor reforms.