24 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Bank freezes Ivorian leader’s funds

West African central bank denies access to funds for Laurent Gbago’s government as UN recognises rival as president.
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2010 14:08 GMT


US tips off airlines of bomb tactic

US Homeland Security is alerting airlines to be on the lookout for a potential new “terror tactic” involving thermoses.
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2010 10:10 GMT


Don’t go, don’t kill!

Cindy Sheehan 23 Dec 2010 19:38 GMT
The repeal of don’t ask, don’t tell for gays in the US military is not a positive step for equality, activist says.

Swine flu surge alarms doctors

Number of recorded cases this season doubles as fears grow of swine flu resurgence in vulnerable ..


Medvedev welcomes US arms treaty

Russian president says country is ready to ratify the Start nuclear arms reduction pact with the US


Iraq’s Christian exodus gathers pace

Churches empty and Christmas decorations are put away after al-Qaida renews deadly threat 

In pictures: Christians in the Middle East 



Under-Appreciated Person One: Bradley Manning  

Johann Hari: The under-appreciated heroes of 2010

The endless whirr of 24/7 corporate news ignores the people who actually make a difference. 


Expect more extreme winters thanks to global warming, say scientists

Steve Connor: Link established between snowy winters in Britain and melting sea ice in the Arctic. 


Unrepentant: the country's former ruler (1976-81), Jorge Rafael Videla

Dictator jailed in final judgment on Argentinian junta’s dirty war

David Usborne: Jorge Videla found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to 25 years in prison.


The past seven days in photographs



Motorists push a car in the snow on the A3 near Guildford, in southern England. Fresh snow
brought much of Britain to a standstill on Saturday, on what is traditionally the
busiest weekend for shopping and travel in the run-up to Christmas.



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