13 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Calls for firm UN action after Syria killings

Main opposition bloc urges binding resolution after activists said regime forces killed scores in Hama.
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 15:32 GMT

Middle East

Russia MPs pass ‘foreign agents’ law

Controversial bill is seen as government ploy to stifle opposition and dissent and has been criticised by EU and US.
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 12:57 GMT


Egypt: A second republic?


13 Jul 2012 15:19 GMT
After the first truly democratic elections in a generation, will Egypt become a secular, religious, or military state?
Which way now? François Hollande and David Cameron this week

 A multi-speed Europe, yes. But we’re on a road to nowhere          

Adrian Hamilton: To hope that the eurozone will now fall apart is just wishful thinking.

Mitt Romney, 3rd from left, poses with other partners at Bain Capital during his tenure at the firm. He has been accused of staying on at Bain for three years longer than his claimed departure date

Was Romney’s blighted spell at Bain three years longer than he admits?

13 July 2012 12:00 AM

Mitt Romney wants the election to be about the under-performing US economy. Alas however, the main topic on the campaign trail this week has been his business affairs, and yesterday brought more trouble: charges that he stayed on as head of Bain Capital, the private equity group where he made his fortune, for three years beyond his claimed departure date…….

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggests a campaign stressing the dangers that migrants to Israel face

Netanyahu plan for negative media campaign to deter African migrants emerges

12 July 2012 07:15 PM

A proposal by Israel’s Prime Minister for a negative media campaign to deter potential African migrants surfaced today as three Eritreans were in hospital after their Jerusalem home was torched by arsonists as they slept.

jp morgan losses

JP Morgan reports trading losses of $5.8bn

Jamie Dimon says bank has clawed back  compensation from bankers involved in losses

Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, with Jerry Sandusky in 1999

Paterno was ‘integral’ to cover-up

Freeh report reveals just how crucial a role the idolised coach played in the plan to cover up Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse

Warren Hill Georgia inmate

Georgia to execute disabled inmate

Last updated two minutes ago

Move would pit Georgia against the will of the supreme court, which bans death penalty for inmates with learning disabilities



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