27 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Spain unveils their 2013 ‘austerity’ budget

Madrid is expected to outline a further $50bn worth of savings, tax rises, and structural reforms.

Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 15:49 GMT

Syrian refugees could ‘double by year end’

UN refugee agency says numbers could reach 700,000 by end of 2012, as it appeals for more humanitarian aid.
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 12:21 GMT

Middle East

Tunisia rape victim accused of ‘indecency’    

Civil society groups express outrage after woman was accused of “immoral behaviour” by policemen jailed for raping her.

Nauru calls on UN to fight climate change

The tiny island nation has called for help as global warming threatens to claim millions of lives.

Are US drones terrorising civilians?

 Inside Story Americas

27 Sep 2012 09:24 GMT
A new report reveals the programme is counter-productive and causing great harm to civilians and US national security.

German court warns Catholics: pay church tax or face expulsion

Judges back bishops’ cash demands over grassroots opposition

A German court gave its backing yesterday to a decree by the country’s Catholic bishops declaring that believers who refused to pay an eight per cent church tax could not be considered Catholic and would automatically lose the right to receive Holy Communion and a religious burial…………………………

Mitt Romney with his running mate Paul Ryan

Could Romney’s ‘stench’ be more than a joke?

27 September 2012 01:45 AM

Paul Ryan didn’t really say Mitt was becoming a problem – but, writes Rupert Cornwell, it seemed all too plausible

Mitt Romney is under pressure from his most loyal supporters to beef up his campaign

Carry on campaigning: Mitt Romney sweeps critics aside

24 September 2012 09:10 AM

Republican battles to revive his fortunes in Ohio as allies turn their anger on candidate

‘Bainport’ workers seek Romney-Obama debate on outsourcing

Romneyville at Republican national conventionAmy Goodman: Freeport, Illinois hosted a famous 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debate. Now, its citizens ask why Bain is sending their jobs to China

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