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Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective


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Obama and Romney go on offensive in debate

 President and his Republican challenger trade barbs on the economy, taxes and foreign policy in New York debate.
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2012 09:21 GMT

Earth-size planet found orbiting nearest star

Ground-breaking discovery in the hunt for worlds that exist in other solar systems.
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2012 08:54 GMT

Europe

Israel ‘set calorie limit’ for Gaza Strip

Document in Israel reveals army calculated minimum calories Gazans needed to eat during blockade to avoid malnutrition.
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2012 14:15 GMT

Middle East

Suicide bomber hits joint NATO-Afghan base

Attack on an army base in eastern Afghanistan has wounded at least 45 Afghan soldiers, local officials say.

Last Modified: 17 Oct 2012 10:16 GMT

Central & South Asia

US elections

David Usborne: The President aggressively countered Mitt Romney on topics from taxation to foreign policy, reigniting his campaign for a second term.

Ultra-Orthodox students are angry at Eud Barak's plans to end their exemption from military service

Ultra-Orthodox up in arms as Israel prepares to end army exemption

17 October 2012 12:00 AM

The Israeli Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, has announced plans to draft thousands of Ultra-Orthodox students into the army – a move that could set him at loggerheads with the religious parties in the run-up to a general election in January.

US accuses Hezbollah of aiding Assad

17 October 2012 12:00 AM

The United States has accused Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia, of stepping up support for the Syrian government, saying it has become part of President Bashar al-Assad’s “killing machine”.

Foxconn workers at a rally in Guangdong province, China

Foxconn used 14-year-old interns at its factory in China

Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner admits breaking law by taking on children as workers via schools programme

The case is in breach of national law and raises further questions about its intern programme.

Employment rights activists in China have accused Foxconn and other big employers  in the country of using young student interns as a cheap source of labour for production lines, where it is difficult to attract adult workers to lower-paid jobs.

Geoengineering iron fertilisation in Canada : Aerial of the Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian government ‘knew of plans to dump iron into the Pacific’

Chief executive of company responsible for controversial geoengineering test implicates several departments

As controversy mounts over the Guardian’s revelations that an American businessman conducted a massive ocean fertilisation test, dumping around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate off Canada’s coast,  it has emerged the Canadian government may have known about the geoengineering scheme  and not stopped it……………….

One Response to “Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective”

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    mary Says:

    “Israel set calorie limit for Gaza strip. . .” What does this remind you of?

    If we have ever wondered if enduring extreme cruelty and victimization makes the victims more or less humane, we have in the policies of Israel toward the Palestinians some troubling facts.

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