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Letters: Manufacturing war as civilian jobs vanish

Terry Jones makes the link between the arms industry’s need for wars and its influence over the politicians who regularly provide them (War drums are beating for Iran. But who’s playing them?), 7 December. This relationship is all the more exposed as venal when the same politicians shrug as civilian manufacturing jobs disappear. Our ferries, […]

Bill Gates Teams With China on New Nuclear Reactor

Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has teamed with China to jointly develop a new type of nuclear reactor, which would be better for the environment and reduce the need for uranium enrichment and reprocessing. Gates says the traveling wave reactor technology is low-cost, very safe and will generate little waste. He spoke at […]

Obama: Russia, China United With US on Iran Nuclear Issue

U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking in Hawaii at the conclusion of the Asia-Pacific leaders summit, says the United States, China and Russia are united on the need to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. President Obama says his talks with the Chinese and Russian presidents in Hawaii produced agreement on one major objective. “All […]

Economics, Iran; Issues in Obama APEC Talks

U.S. President Barack Obama, in Hawaii hosting the APEC summit, has met with leaders from China, Russia and Japan. Mr. Obama’s talks with Presidents Hu Jintao and Dmitry Medvedev covered economic issues, non-proliferation efforts, and Iran’s nuclear program. Mr. Obama and President Hu last met in Cannes, France on the sidelines of the G20 summit […]

News Corp suffers investor rebuke

25 October 2011 Last updated at 04:47 GMT James Murdoch was sharply rebuked by News Corp shareholders A third of News Corporation investors voted against James and Lachlan Murdoch being re-elected to the board on Friday, newly released figures show. Almost 35% voted against James Murdoch, who is the company’s deputy chief operating officer, while […]

America’s child abuse epidemic | Seema Jilani

When I arrived to provide medical care, the four-year-old girl was unconscious. She had multiple bruises, skull fractures, a brain contusion, vaginal and anal tears, venereal disease, and was hemorrhaging from places a little girl should not. The perpetrator? Her stepfather. I actually sighed with relief when I learned she later died of her abusive […]

Hillary Clinton: ‘Gaddafi’s death closes a very unfortunate chapter in Libya’s history’

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, speaks about the death of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who died fleeing his hometown of Sirte on Thursday. She also discusses the need to deny militants safe havens on both sides of the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan