11 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective






South Sudan voters die in ambush

Voting held for third day in referendum, but at least 10 are killed in attack while heading to cast their ballots.
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2011 14:39 GMT



Tunisia schools shut amid turmoil

Government orders closure of schools and universities as protests in north African state show no sign of abating.
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2011 13:23 GMT


Death penalty fears for Wikileaks founder new

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said today they fear he could face execution in the United States if he is extradited to Sweden.


Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, observe a moment of silence with staff outside the White House yesterday

Briefly united, America falls silent in grief and remorse

David Usborne: A minute’s silence to honour those slain in Arizona was therapeutic, but quickly over.


Inside Americas

Arizona shooting suspect could face death penalty

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The 22-year-old looked on impassively as a judge told him he could face the death penalty.

The Sportsman's Warehouse allegedly sold the gun used in the attack

‘Before they tighten up the state laws, I’m buying more guns’

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Guy Adams finds a brisk trade at the Tucson shop that apparently supplied Jared Loughner

Senior Republican to be sentenced

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The former US House majority leader Tom DeLay, who with the nickname “The Hammer” has seen his share of political battles, now faces the toughest fight of his life: staying out of prison.

Suspect in Tucson shootings appears in court

Jared Loughner appeared in court charged with trying to assassinate congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killing six others.

 Giffords was narrowly re-elected against a Tea Party Republican named Jesse Kelly, who, as a 6ft 8in former sergeant in the US Marine Corps, found it natural to conduct his political campaign in the language of warfare

The victim of a debased political culture

Jonathan Raban: The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords was an event that seemed to grow out of America’s current climate.

 Remarkable signs of life in shot Congresswoman

The congresswoman shot in the head when a gunman opened fire at a political gathering in Tucson was said to be showing remarkable signs of life and mental activity last night, as the police search for a second suspect in the shooting intensified.

 Barack Obama

Toxic political climate blamed for shooting

A new reality in American politics was taking shape yesterday as members of Congress, commentators and ordinary citizens saw ominous connections between the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson and the sometimes inflammatory atmosphere seen of late in this country’s political discourse.

Loughner in his 2006 high school yearbook.

Jared Lee Loughner: A young man who lost his way, and left a tragic mark on his country

Troubled background of alleged mass killer Jared Lee Loughner


Arizona shootings fallout – live blog

Live Paul Harris has all the latest as US politics continues to be rocked by the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others  

Jared Loughner in court over shooting

Blog: Has the backlash damaged Sarah Palin?

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