08 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace prize


The McGlynn: And from the Chinese Government (what did you expect?):

The announcement provoked a furious reaction from Chinese authorities, who warned that the decision would hurt relations with Norway.

“Liu Xiaobo is a criminal who has been sentenced by Chinese judicial departments for violating Chinese law,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Awarding the peace prize to Liu “runs completely counter to the principle of the prize and is also a blasphemy to the peace prize”, the statement said.

Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace prize

Decision to honour jailed Chinese dissident for his rights campaign angers China which calls the move an “obscenity”.
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2010 12:45 GMT


Danger on Gaza’s border

Many Palestinians especially children living near Gaza-Israel border feel targeted by the Israeli border patrol.
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 21:22 GMT


For the people of Gaza, living and working close to Israel’s border can be life-threatening.According to the UN, since the end of Israel’s attack on Gaza in January 2009, 25 civilians have been killed and another 146 injured for being too close to the border.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from the town of Juhor Ad Dik, right along the Israeli border.



Novelist, politician, literary bruiser – and Nobel winner  

Boyd Tonkin: Mario Vargas Llosa has been many things in his life, and now is rightly recognised as one of the world’s great authors.


FBI seizes John Lennon fingerprint card from auction house

The McGlynn: Some things never change.

8 Oct 2010:

Late Beatle’s application for US residence confiscated by authorities in ‘raid’ on New York memorabilia dealer…………………………..

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