16 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



UK hacker’s extradition to US blocked

The McGlynn: Yea!!!!

British government says human rights of Gary McKinnon would be at risk if he was sent for trial in the US.
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 15:03 GMT


Clinton takes responsibility for Libya attack

US secretary of state says “I take responsibility” for last month’s deadly attack on US diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 09:40 GMT


Obama and Romney set for second debate

Candidates will face off in a high-stakes debate that comes at a crucial juncture in the presidential campaign.
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 10:10 GMT

Cuba ends travel exit permit policy

The decision eliminates stringent travel restrictions that have been a major impediment for Cubans travelling abroad.
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 08:37 GMT


Asia and Latin America have generally reduced the number of hungry people, while the number is on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa.

In Pictures: World Food Day

16 Oct 2012 07:05 GMT
UN focusses on global food security as 870 million world-wide suffer from starvation and undernourishment.

May says No to US over McKinnon extradition

Jerome Taylor: The shock decision will be hailed as a significant milestone for those who have campaigned against Britain’s extradition agreement with the US.
Speaking in Parliament this afternoon, Home Secretary Theresa May confirmed that she would halt Mr McKinnon’s extradition because it would be “incompatible with his human rights”. The 46-year-old suffers from Aspergers Syndrome and depression and his supporters have warned that he would be at risk of suicide if he was held overseas. After seeking medical and legal advice, the Mrs May has concluded that Mr McKinnon would not be fit to stand trial in the United States. …………………..

Gary McKinnon’s Mum Celebrates

The New York Police at work.

Colorado’s working poor: ‘Suddenly, I’m living below the poverty line’

The US poverty rate has risen 19% since 2000. Gary Younge talks to voters in Fort Collins about the struggle to stay afloat – and whether Obama or Romney offers any kind of solution

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