05 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Wave of bombings leaves scores dead in Iraq

 At least 70 killed and more than 100 wounded in the latest attacks in mainly Shia areas across the country.
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2012 15:57 GMT

Obama reveals ‘leaner’ US defence strategy

President announces deep budget cuts but calls for more presence in Asia-Pacific and vows to preserve US military power.
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2012 17:55 GMT

US marine’s trial begins in Haditha case

 Last member of squad accused of ambushing Iraqi civilians appears in court, six years after massacre.
Pablo Fajardo, the lead Ecuadorian lawyer, said: ‘Chevron does not want to ever recognise that indigenous or poor people have the right to access justice’. Photograph: Jose Jacome/EPA

Chevron accused of racism as it fights Ecuador pollution ruling

Oil giant vows to continue fight after appeals court rules it must pay $18bn for dumping toxic waste in Amazon basin

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