10 Jun

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



 Hollande seeks majority in French vote

 French voters go to polls to elect National Assembly with Socialist president seeking mandate to tackle economic crisis.
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2012 08:46 GMT

French soldiers killed in Afghan blast

Francois Hollande says troop withdrawal from Afghanistan to begin in July, as four killed by suicide bomber in Kapisa.


German FM: ‘Europe and the euro are healthy’

 Talk to Al Jazeera

 We ask Germany’s most senior diplomat if the collapse of the eurozone is just a matter of time.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai

Afghan president Karzai: US to cease air strikes on residential areas

President says Washington has given Afghanistan commitment after raid that killed 18 civilians in Lognar province last week

Mariano Rajoy Press Conference

Spanish PM: bailout a victory for the euro

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy makes upbeat claims for the €100bn deal, calling it a soft loan rather than a bailout

Has Lavrov bid adieu to Assad?

The best thing that can be said about the latest press conference held by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is that this included an invitation to negotiate over Assad’s future.

On visiting Jerusalem: Catching at straws?

Of all the arguments used to justify visiting Jerusalem under occupation, what is the most dumbfounding one to date?

Can hungry stomachs unite Egypt?

ON May 20, a symbolic 24-hour mass hunger strike began in Egypt to protest the continued detention of Egyptian activists in military prisons.

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