01 Nov

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Greek journalist on trial over ‘Lagarde list’

 Veteran editor Costas Vaxevanis in court after publishing names of 2,000 Swiss bank account holders.
A Greek journalist has appeared in court in Athens after publishing a list of 2,059 high-profile alleged tax-dodgers in the cash-strapped country.

Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 11:00 GM

US calls for overhaul of Syrian opposition

 Secretary of state Clinton says meeting in Qatar will bring more people to broaden coalition against Bashar al-Assad.
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 11:12 GMT

Middle East

Caribbean nations still reeling from Sandy

Haiti is worst affected country with dozens killed and there are fears of a cholera outbreak following severe flooding.
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2012 22:55 GMT


America’s prison problem

People & Power

01 Nov 2012 13:42 GMT
Why does the US put so many people behind bars and what lies behind California’s new push for leniency?

Fifty states of voter suppression

Paul Rosenberg
………That’s why today’s GOP and conservatives aligned with it have adopted a three-pronged approach to voter suppression, and the exact mixture of these three approaches varies significantly from state to state, depending on state-level political …….realities.

Romney sidesteps Fema questions in Florida as he tries to arrest poll slide

Republican challenger avoids praise of government’s Sandy response in first of three campaign stops in crucial swing state

in Tampa

Mitt Romney in Tampa

Mitt Romney in Tampa. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Mitt Romney sidestepped a controversy over whether he plans to shut down the federal emergency response agency at an election rally in Florida where he is struggling to hold onto a once commanding lead in the opinion polls.

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