01 Jun

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective




UN rights chief warns Syria in ‘grave danger’

Navi Pillay warns of descent into civil war that could endanger the entire region, as UN body discusses Houla massacre.
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2012 15:24 GMT

Middle East


Early results show Irish back EU fiscal pact

Early results from constituencies across the country show support for fiscal pact, as some opponents concede defeat.
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2012 14:45 GMT


Suu Kyi urges ‘scepticism’ on Myanmar reforms

Democracy icon tells World Economic Forum in Bangkok that her country needs to diffuse “time bomb” of high unemployment.
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2012 11:17 GMT

US students remember slain Syrian friend

Death of 28-year-old filmmaker in the city of Homs personalises the conflict for Syracuse University’s students.

US unemployment rate rises as job growth dismal.

Rise to 8.2% is the first in nine months as employers add just 69,000 jobs in May

America’s murderous drone campaign is fuelling terror


Obama’s escalation of a war that’s already caused thousands of deaths will only destabilise his own allies and bolster al-Qaida

North Carolina tries to wish away sea-level rise

US state proposes new law that would ignore grim projections of a one-metre sea-level rise by the end of the century.

Some lawmakers will go to great lengths to deny the reality of climate change. But this week, North Carolina lawmakers reached new heights of denial, proposing a new law that would require estimates of sea level rise to be based only on historical data—not on all the evidence that demonstrates that the seas are rising much faster now thanks to global warming.

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