The situation in the Middle East, combating international terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan were in the center of the talks between Italian and British premiers Sylvio Berlusconi and Tony Blair on Friday night on Genoa. The sides stressed the need to continue the Israeli-Palestinian talks and noted that Europe, the USA and Russia should make joint efforts to solve this problem. Apart from the political settlement of the Mideast crisis, the sides discussed the so-called Marshal plan of the economic restoration of the Palestinian autonomy, set forth by Italy. Another important issue discussed by the sides was the struggle against international terrorism, in which both political leaders pointed to Russia's growing role. They also noted the need to continue the military action in Afghanistan and arrest bin Laden.
In recent years, genetics has become a cutting-edge science, not only in the professional field of biology, but also because of the enormous social reach of its discoveries and approaches. Not in vain, practically every day the press offers us the discovery of a new gene, a new hereditary determinant directly involved in the manifestation of diseases or physical characteristics.
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign