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18 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

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French strike hits fuel supplies

Union says 1,500 petrol stations have run dry as workers step up action in protest against pension overhaul. ………………………………………..

Fact file: French pension reformStrikes cripple France

 Why Europe is protesting

 
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Pentagon braces for Iraq Wikileaks

 
Whistleblowing website prepares to release some 400,000 classified US military documents on the war in Iraq.
 

The Pentagon has assembled a 120-member team to prepare for the expected publication of some 400,000 Iraq war documents on the Wikileaks website.

The documents are thought to concern battle activity, Iraqi security forces and civilian casualties.

Colonel Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, said the timing of the leak remained unclear but are preparing for it to be as early as Monday or Tuesday – a possibility raised in previous WikiLeaks statements.

The Pentagon said on Sunday it wants the documents back to avoid “potentially damaging” information being released………………..

 

New online database lists Nazi loot for repatriation

More than 20,000 pieces of art stolen by the Nazis during World War Two can now be searched in an online catalogue for Holocaust survivors and their relatives to reclaim……………………………..

UAE rules wife ‘discipline’ cannot leave marks

The UAE’s highest judicial body says a man can beat his wife and young children as long as the beating leaves no physical marks………………………………….

Tehran frees US businessman held over rebel bomb attack

A 71-year-old Iranian-American businessman who has been released after more than two years in jail, has described his first taste of freedom as a blessing “no one can imagine”……………………………

East Jerusalem settlement revival casts doubt on peace talks

Israel yesterday cast a new shadow over prospects for a resumption of direct peace negotiations with the Palestinians when it disclosed fresh plans for 230 housing units in Arab East Jerusalem………………………………

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mary

The UAE, uncivilized barbarians.

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