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24 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

News Bulletin

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Documents disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the Queen asked ministers for a poverty handout to help heat her palaces

Royal Finances:

Queen tried to use state poverty fund to heat Palace

Robert Verkaik: Ministers were asked if money earmarked for schools and hospitals could be used to meet soaring fuel bills

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Einstein’s theory proved; bad news if you own a penthouse

Steve Connor: Scientists use atomic clocks to show that time moves faster at altitude, even on Earth………………………………………

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Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel?

Or is this lone voice just the most heroic? Interview by Johann Hari

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Anti-gay US cleric sought ‘massages’ from young men

Friday, 24 September 2010

Rupert Cornwell: Bishop facing sexual misconduct allegations to make first public comments on claims of three young men during services on Sunday…………………………….

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Clegg likely to cause surprise with veiled attack on Gulf war

Friday, 24 September 2010

In a gesture likely to startle as much as gratify a wide coalition of world leaders, Nick Clegg, will take the podium at the UN today and acknowledge that the invasion of Iraq was misconceived……………………………

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Mary Dejevsky: Has the US Constitution had its day?

The ignorance, bickering and sheer incompetence the present system fosters in a new administration is not worthy of a world power in the modern age

The United States Constitution is a spare and functional document, and pretty much everything a constitution should be. It eschews the high rhetoric of the Declaration of Independence, prescribing instead how the system should work. It has been widely admired and imitated, and where it has not been imitated – as with the voluminous and ill-fated European Union constitution – it probably should have been…………………………….

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Fault Lines

Looking deeper into the US and its place in the world……………………………………

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