31 Mar

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



China punishes websites over ‘coup rumours’

Sixteen websites shut down, two social media sites penalised and hundreds arrested, according to state media reports.
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2012 11:49 GMT


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Obama signs off new Iran oil sanctions

US president imposes measures to further isolate Iranian central bank, judging move will not hit US consumers or allies.
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2012 06:54 GMT


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European far right to stage anti-Islam rally

Police on alert and counter-demonstrations planned as English Defence League and continental allies meet in Denmark.
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2012 09:50 GMT


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Gulf’s dolphins pay heavy price for Deepwater oil spill

New studies show impact of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster on dolphins and other marine wildlife may be far worse than feared

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Rising Republican star Paul Ryan, left, championed the budget that would cut into Medicare and give millionaires a tax cut. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Republican House passes Paul Ryan budget that would cut deficit by $5tn

Deep-cut plan targets clean energy and Medicare in bid to trim deficit, setting up possibility of gridlock ahead of election

A Republican budget plan that aims to cut the burgeoning US deficit has passed the House in a vote that split down party lines and sets up the battleground for the November elections.

The 2013 budget, put together by one of the Republicans‘ rising stars, Paul Ryan, passed 228 votes to 191. Ten Republicans voted against it, largely reflecting the desire of some fiscal conservatives for even deeper spending cuts; no Democrat supported it………………………….

Audit finds Apple’s Chinese factories in violation of employment laws – video

31 Mar 2012: Video (1min 04sec)Apple and Foxconn have pledged to seriously improve working conditions at factories in China where millions of iPads and iPhones are assembled each year following an audit by the Fair Labor Association.

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