Hundreds of gangsters in court
Italy has the largest organized crime trial in decades. It informs about it BBC. A total of 355 alleged gangsters and corrupt officials have been charged with working for the ‘Ndrangheta’ mafia group. They were to be involved in murder, extortion, drug trafficking and money laundering. The biggest fish is sixty-six-year-old Luigi Mancuso, nicknamed “Uncle”, whom the police consider a clan leader. The lawsuit plans to call more than nine hundred witnesses. The process will begin on Wednesday and is expected to last at least two years. It will take place in a specially fortified courtroom in the southern Italian region of Calabria, ie in the heart of the Mafia territory.
McConnell is also said to be supporting the lawsuit against Trump
In the US House of Representatives, a second constitutional lawsuit is being filed against the outgoing US President Donald Trump. In addition to members of the Democratic Party, some Republicans have spoken out in favor of Trump’s impeachment. For example, Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and the third highest-ranking member of the Republican Party in the lower house of the US Congress. According to the diary New York Times Republican Senator Mitch McConnell agrees to file a constitutional lawsuit. The president continues to deny his responsibility for last week’s unrest.
From markets and stock exchanges
Stock exchanges did not move much
Shares in the United States strengthened slightly yesterday. Investors were cautious. The quarterly financial results of some large companies are awaited. The Dow Jones index rose 0.19 percent, the S&P 500 gained 0.04 percent and the Nasdaq Composite strengthened 0.28 percent. In Europe, stock markets tended to fall. The German DAX fell 0.08 percent. The French CAC weakened by 0.2 percent and the British FTSE 100 fell by 0.65 percent. The only exception was the pan-European STOXX Europe 600. It increased slightly by 0.05 percent.
Tesla is expanding to India
The gigantic electric car manufacturer Tesla, the richest man in the world, Elon Musk, is close to operating in India, the fifth largest car market. Tesla has registered two companies, Tesla Motors India and Energy Private in Bangalore. The city is the center of the Indian technology industry. Based on the opinion of the local authorities, but it is not yet very clear what American society’s plans are in the country. Shares of Tesla rose another 4.72 percent to $ 849.44 a share on Tuesday.
Tweet of the day
Coon Cheese rebranded after a long-running campaign https://t.co/5zXYmdztt4
The Canadian company Saputo is changing the name of its cheese after more than 80 years Coon Cheese. The popular product will now be sold in Australia under the name Cheer. The company has been under pressure to rename the cheese for many years. The term “coon” is used in slang English as racist insult for dark-skinned people. However, the product is named after the American cheese maker Edward William Coon. The decision of the company unleashed passionate discussion on social networks.
It will happen today
- German Minister of Health Jens Spahn will inform members of the Federal Assembly about the beginning of vaccination in Germany and in the European Union.
- Bosses of companies that supply COVID-19 vaccine to the countries of the European Union, will discuss at a distance with representatives of the EU institutions.
- The Court of Justice of the European Union will resolve the dispute between Poland and Germany over the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream.
- Brussels will publish a report on development of industrial production in the EU for October.
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