25 May

News and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Pope Francis calls Israeli-Palestinian stalemate unacceptable Associated Press in Bethlehem Pope Francis visits Israel’s separation barrier in Bethlehem. Photograph: AP 25 May 2014: Pope also chose to arrive in West Bank from Jordan rather than via Israel in a symbolic nod towards Palestinian statehood Pope Francis has called the stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians […]

09 Jan

News and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Chris Christie and his deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly, right, in September 2013. Photograph: Phil Stilton /Getty Images Chris Christie ‘outraged and deeply saddened’ over bridge closure scandal Ed Pilkington in New York Governor Christie says he was ‘misled’ by staff, but has not dismissed the aide nor did said what measures he […]

16 Dec

Pope assures critics he’s no Marxist

Al Jazeera and Reuters Pope Francis last month called unfettered capitalism “a new tyranny.” Franco Origlia/Getty Images Pope assures critics he’s no Marxist Pope Francis, responding to criticism from some conservatives that his economic and social ideas smack of socialism, said in an Italian newspaper interview Sunday that he is not a Marxist – but […]

11 Dec

News and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

  Thousands queue to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela Queues reminiscent of South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994 line up to see body of former present. Thousands of people waited to see Nelson Mandela lying in an open casket on Wednesday in queues reminiscent of South Africa‘s first democratic election in 1994. There were […]

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