Showing posts with the label 18 July 2013.

From the desk of Jhon Micklewait, Editor's Picks - Thursday, 18 July 2013.

thursday July 18th 2013 Italy's ambitious prime minister Shirtsleeve time For the head of a government meant to be living from day to day, Enrico Letta has some strikingly long-term plans READ MORE » Sport, doping and game theory Athlete’s dilemma Sportsmen who take drugs may be prisoners of a different game READ MORE » Russia's ace aviatrix Nadia Popova Nadezhda (Nadia) Popova, night bomber pilot, died on July 8th, aged 91 READ MORE » Politics this week Mexican marines arrested Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, the head of the Zetas criminal mob. The capture of Mr Treviño, whose gang is notorious for its brutality, was a victory for Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, who has pledged to cut violence but has downplayed the "drug war" waged by his predecessor SEE ARTICLE » MORE FROM: POLITICS THIS WEEK » The E