08 Nov

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



China opens Communist Party congress

Chinese President Hu Jintao urges a clampdown on corruption as ruling party begins leadership transition.
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 14:06 GMT

Assad vows to ‘live and die’ in Syria

 Syrian president rejects calls for him to seek exile, warning that foreign intervention will have global consequences.
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 16:27 GMT

Middle East

Obama returns to work as ‘fiscal cliff’ looms

Challenges to the US president’s second term include a struggling economy on the verge of a $600bn crisis.
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 10:04 GMT


How to Rob Africa

People & Power

08 Nov 2012 09:56 GMT
 Why does the Western world feed Africa with one hand while taking from it with the other?

Cameron confronted with list of alleged Tory paedophiles

Fears that Phillip Schofield may have revealed names to camera during live This Morning broadcast

Severe storm brings more chaos to US

08 November 2012 08:40 AM

A winter storm brought gusting winds, rain, snow and the threat of flooding to America’s north-east coast, menacing travellers with icy roads, snarling a railway line – and knocking out power to thousands who only recently got it back after Superstorm Sandy.

US President Barack Obama waves at supporters following his victory speech

A second term – and a second chance at the greatness he promised

08 November 2012 12:00 AM

Barack Obama emerged early yesterday from the mincing machine of the presidential election, bruised but politically intact after decisively dispatching Mitt Romney and thus securing a second chance at becoming the transformative leader he had always promised to be.

Barack Obama to visit Burma

Barack Obama to visit Burma ‘this month’

Burmese government source says US president will visit on 19 November, meeting Aung San Suu Kyi as well as Thein Sein

An open letter to Obama from the world’s poorest countries

As president you have helped those who cause climate change more than those affected most by it. Helping the world’s poorest adapt is now a matter of urgency, and it can be your great legacy

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