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27 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Face to face with the world’s most repressive regime

‘Independent’ correspondent David McNeill, travelling under cover falls foul of North Korea’s authorities……………………….

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Obsession with growth is asset stripping the planet

Obsession with economic growth and the greed of financial speculators are destroying efforts to conserve the world’s diminishing resources………………………………………….

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Accused bishop vows to fight

Monday, 27 September 2010

The famed pastor of a Lithonia, Georgia megachurch said that he will fight allegations that he lured young men into sexual relationships, stressing that he’d be back to lead the church the following week……………………

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The former guerrilla set to be the world’s most powerful woman

 Brazil looks likely to elect an extraordinary leader next weekend 

By Hugh O’Shaughnessy
 

Dilma Rousseff in her 1970 police mugshot, when she led a revolutionary group
reuters 

Dilma Rousseff in her 1970 police mugshot, when she led a revolutionary group 

The world’s most powerful woman will start coming into her own next weekend. Stocky and forceful at 63, this former leader of the resistance to a Western-backed military dictatorship (which tortured her) is preparing to take her place as President of Brazil. 

As head of state, president Dilma Rousseff would outrank Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor, and Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State: her enormous country of 200 million people is revelling in its new oil wealth. Brazil’s growth rate, rivalling China‘s, is one that Europe and Washington can only envy. 

Her widely predicted victory in next Sunday’s presidential poll will be …………………………

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Pakistan furious over Nato raids 

apache helicopter

Nato claims it acted in self-defence after US helicopters crossed ‘very briefly’ from Afghanistan attack to Taliban fighters ………………………………..

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Shell increases oil trade with Iran – despite sanctions

 Oil giant stepped up orders of Iranian crude while others halted trade amid sanctions imposed by UN, EU and US ………………….

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Abbas delays decision on talks

Palestinian president holds back from quitting talks with Israel as Netanyahu allows construction freeze to end.
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2010 15:06 GMT

 

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