11 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



South Africa’s Marikana miners defy deadline

Thousands of striking workers have refused to return to work, despite threats that up to 40,000 jobs are at risk.
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2012 18:45 GMT


Egypt protesters tear down US embassy flag

Demonstrators against amateur film deemed offensive to Prophet Muhammad replace Stars and Stripes with Islamic flag.
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2012 19:27 GMT

Middle East

US teachers strike for second day in Chicago

Tens of thousands of teachers and their supporters return to streets as walkout becomes issue in presidential election.
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2012 16:25 GMT


Should US schools be run like businesses?

Inside Story: US 2012

11 Sep 2012 15:19 GMT
Increased private sector involvement in US education is raising questions over the future of the public school system.

9/11 attack victims remembered

Americans have paused to mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks but some said it is time to move forward.

Romney election triumph would sink US reputation in Europe, poll finds

Europeans hold strongly negative views about GOP contender but Obama’s favourability poor in Pakistan and Middle East in Washingto.,  

Mitt Romney in Ohio

Mitt Romney: only one in 20 of those surveyed in Britain, France and Germany held a positive view of him. Photograph: Mark Duncan/AP

The reputation of the US in Europe risks sinking back to Bush-era levels of unpopularity if Mitt Romney becomes president, according to new international polling published on Tuesday.

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