15 May

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Deaths reported during Syria monitors’ visit

At least 21 people killed in central town of Khan Sheikhoun, activist say, while UN observers escape attack on vehicles.
Last Modified: 15 May 2012 19:14 GMT

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Greece to hold new elections

Announcement follows political parties’ failure to form a coalition government despite several rounds of talks.
Last Modified: 15 May 2012 17:53 GMT


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Ex-editor charged in UK hacking scandal

Rebekah Brooks, former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, charged with perverting course of justice.
Last Modified: 15 May 2012 10:51 GMT


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Can US banks be trusted to self-regulate?

Inside Story Americas

15 May 2012 11:34 GMT
As JPMorgan posts a massive $2bn trading loss we ask if this strengthens the case for greater regulation of Wall Street.
Carlos DeLuna and Carlos Hernandez

The wrong Carlos: Texas’s fatal error

Groundbreaking Columbia law school study sets out in shocking detail the flaws that led to Carlos DeLuna’s execution in 1989.

A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold statement. There has not been, he said, “a single case – not one – in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit. If such an event had occurred … the innocent’s name would be shouted from the rooftops.”

Scalia may have to eat his words. It is now clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit, and his name – Carlos DeLuna – is being shouted from the rooftops of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. The august journal has cleared its entire spring edition, doubling its normal size to 436 pages, to carry an extraordinary investigation by a Columbia law school professor and his students…………………

Relative holds a picture of Faizan Haider, a 21-year-old Pakistani killed by CIA agent Raymond Davis

How CIA blood money led to family killing in Pakistan

Man suspected of shooting wife and daughter dead linked to US payout for Raymond Davis killings

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