22 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Gunfights in Lebanon amid simmering tension

Army vows firm action to curb violence following deaths in the wake of intelligence chief’s assassination.

Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 13:07 GMT

Middle East

Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles

The McGlynn: Good!!!

The International Cycling Union (UCI) strips Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and bans him for life.
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 12:29 GMT


Scientists await verdict in Italy quake trial

Seismologists face four years in jail if found guilty, in a case that has sparked outrage in the scientific community.
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 12:09 GMT


Taliban targets another Pakistani schoolgirl

 Hina Khan, who has criticised the Taliban in the past, found a red ‘X’ painted on her gate.
Powerful: Marcus Aurelius at the Capitoline Museum in Rome

Confessions about my father and his soft-spot for the  Fascist

Is police candidate a Trojan horse for right-wing American think-tank?

22 October 2012 12:00 AM

Mervyn Barrett’s team resign en masse after question marks are raised over funding…………………

In an extraordinary development, MrBarrett, who had been polling in third place, parted company with his
campaign team following the revelation that he had been receiving money from the Fund For the New American Century – an organisation that shares the ideology, staff and almost the same name as a now defunct neo-con think tank which is credited with helping persuade President George W Bush to wage war in Iraq……………………….

eBay joins list of firms avoiding most tax – and doing it legally

21 October 2012 07:24 PM

The auction website eBay has become the latest major company to be accused of tax avoidance after an investigation found it had paid just £1.2m in corporation tax, despite British sales totalling nearly £800m.

A construction site in the Jewish settlement of Gilo, in East Jerusalem

Israel’s cranes reprove Barack Obama’s failure to pursue two-state solution

A construction site in the Jewish settlement of Gilo, in East Jerusalem, where expansion will increase separation of Palestinian areas of the city from the West Bank. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

In the West Bank’s Jewish settlements, ‘facts on the ground’ entrench divisions between Israel and the Palestinians


The week in wildlife – in pictures

From a rare snow leopard snapped in the Himalayas to a praying mantis sitting patiently on a blossom, here is a selection of the week’s finest images from the natural world

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