Given these facts, it may be hard to understand why the Supreme Court hearing is considered the most significant in modern times and why for the first time since the Law Lords were created in 1876 all 11 Supreme Court judges have been assembled to hear a case.
Analysts did, however, expect Mattarella to ask Renzi to stay on long enough to pass the new budget, with a target date of December 23. The PD has the largest number of parliamentarians, so it is unlikely any new government could be formed without his backing.
Nearly certainly, her departure signals failure to adequately wrestle with forces that sometimes prevent her agency from rushing to the rescue of children in crisis, and deals a blow to de Blasio's approach to rejiggering child protective services.
Iraqi security forces have been slowed in their almost two-month-old offensive against IS, which has occupied Mosul for more than two years. "The Iraqi army has come back from near-defeat two years ago, and now they are attacking this major city", Townsend said.
He said the church's current "just war" theory was no longer adequate for today's world. "Violence is not the cure for our broken world". His slogan? "Non-violence as a style of politics for peace". And those with clout in an increasingly poisonous society should be "refusing to discard people, harm the environment, or seek to win at any cost". The pontiff said his message was not just aimed at the faithful but was "a programme and a challenge for political and religious leaders, the ...
Most of the victims are thought to be women and children. "I would like to express a special closeness to my dear brother Pope Tawadros II [the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church] and to his community, and I am praying for the dead and the wounded", Pope Francis added.