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India takes a NAM-style route on $11bn fighter contract, The Foreign Desk

India takes a NAM-style route on $11bn fighter contract

DELHI: India used to be a proud leader of the old Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), standing notionally between the US and Soviet blocs, but always tilting towards Moscow.
It is therefore both apt and heartening to hear today reports that the government is taking a truly NAM-style route on an $11bn contract for fighter jets by rejecting [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 1:59 pm

A welcome reconciliation, The Foreign Desk

A welcome reconciliation

Divide and conquer. One of the oldest methods of colonialist powers.  Sow seeds of division amongst the people you are there to “civilise”, in order to weaken their resistance against your occupation of their land.
Since 2006, when democratic elections in Palestine led to the victory of Hamas, and the subsequent US-backed Fatah attempted coup to [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 1:41 pm

Caught & Social: Beckham cock-a-hoop at game, Notebook

Caught & Social: Beckham cock-a-hoop at game

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 11:13 am

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Trailer!, Film

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Trailer!

The final installment of the Harry Potter franchise is nearly here. Check out the trailer for the second half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

By | Film | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 11:10 am

Today from <i>i</i>: Top Movie Brides, Notebook

Today from i: Top Movie Brides

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 11:03 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 11:00 am

The unofficial beer of the Olympics, Uncategorized

The unofficial beer of the Olympics

Not everyone is looking forward to the Olympics. Incredible to relate, but plenty of people think next year’s sporting bonanza will be something of a waste of money at a time when, as we’re constantly reminded, Britain is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
There is a reason to be glad about 2012, though, even if [...]

By | | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 10:49 am

Cameron Trashing of past PMs Spoils the Party, Eagle Eye

Cameron Trashing of past PMs Spoils the Party

A cardinal rule of Britain’s unwritten constitutions is that the royals stay out of party politics. By class, upbringing, wealth and lifestyle they are not on the left. The Prince’s Trust would fit comfortably into the Blue Labour ideas of faith, flag and country and his work is pure Big Society. By contrast, Prince Charles’ [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 10:29 am

How can Masterchef ever serve up a better final?, Notebook

How can Masterchef ever serve up a better final?

At last the winner did more than avoid a coq-up.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 7:57 am

Online House Hunter: Buyers v sellers, Property

Online House Hunter: Buyers v sellers

The shortage of buyers is forcing ’serious sales’ tactics. Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver reports.

By | Property | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 6:00 am

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