The Foreign Desk
On Sunday, Spain’s economic powerhouse is taking its quest for sovereign independence to the polls backed by unprecedented nationalist support- and the Spanish central government is watching closely.
The election will test the nature of the Catalan identity, the power struggle between Madrid and Barcelona at a time of economic uncertainty for Spain, but also Artur [...]
The 22nd November 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy. The city of Dallas has announced that the day the 35th American President was killed in 1963 will be remembered with an official memorial. Kennedy was killed as his motorcade drove through Delaney Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.
“This is an event to [...]
Unsettling news reaches me from Islamabad – news of the I’d-not-want-to-join-any-club-that-would-have-me nature.
It has emerged that a member of the British media has been told he is not allowed to attend events at the British social club, attached to the British High Commission and located inside the diplomatic compound, simply because he is a journalist.
Rob Crilly, [...]
How about making Sonia Gandhi, currently leader of India’s Congress Party and of the governing coalition, the country’s Prime Minister? It is most unlikely to happen because it would be too much of a dynastic gamble for the Gandhi family, but Congress has a leadership crisis with the current dual role of Sonia and prime [...]
Your guess is the same as mine: Mitt Romney will get the delegate counts he needs.
You’d be forgiven for believing that American voters don’t care about climate change. After all, studies have suggested that reducing carbon emissions ranks at the bottom of the public’s priorities: who has time to deal with a future catastrophe when the Pentagon needs planes, ASAP?
Indira Gandhi told me during a Financial Times interview in February 1983 that her government would wait until the situation in Assam cooled down before taking the next step to resolve a crisis in which some 3,000 people had just been killed. There had been controversial state assembly elections in the state and the government [...]
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