13 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective




Obama’s speech rose to the moment and transcended it

By Jonathan Freedland

Barack Obama spoke more like a pastor than a politician in Tucson, carving out a moment of calm amid the toxic rhetoric

Barack Obama speaks at memorial service for Tucson shooting victims

Barack Obama calls for an end to ‘sharply polarised’ US

Arizona shooting: Obama speech and Palin’s statement compared

Video: Barack Obama calls for unity in Tucson speech


Hundreds dead in Brazil floods

At least 330 people reported dead after floods and landslides devastate towns in southeast of the country.
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 15:06 GMT

The ‘new’ rhetoric of Islamophobia

MJ Rosenberg 13 Jan 2011 12:42 GMT
Islamophobes in and outside Congress are claiming that a mass ‘radicalisation’ of American Muslims is taking place.

Deadly bombs mar Biden’s Iraq visit

US vice-president arrives in Baghdad for talks on the future of American troops in Iraq, amid continued violence.
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 09:36 GMT

Turkish PM seeks Israel FM removal

Erdogan asks Israel to fire Avigdor Lieberman, its foreign minister, who ia known for controversial public remarks.
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 14:47 GMT


Assange: I’ve got secret files on Murdoch as ‘insurance’

Ian Burrell: WikiLeaks founder claims to be in possession of secret documents damaging to the media mogul .


Brisbane: The city that drowned

Kathy Marks: Scores missing, thousands homeless as raging floods devastate Queensland state capital.


Inside Americas

Obama makes unity plea as Giffords opens eyes

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Barack Obama appealed for unity at a memorial service for those attacked in the Arizona shooting rampage and implored a divided America to honour them by becoming a better country.

Sarah Palin denied her actions had inspired the man accused of carrying out the Tucson shootings

Palin: Blaming me for shootings is ‘blood libel’

Thursday, 13 January 2011

David Usborne: Right-wing firebrand goes on offensive as Obama leads national mourning for victims of Tucson shootings.

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