Showing posts with label NATO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NATO. Show all posts

Monday, August 22, 2011

The dawn of a New Libya

The fall of Tripoli is the end of the tyranny of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, You can follow the latest reports in our breaking news video as we witness the dawn of a new Libya.

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22 Aug 2011
16:19 Switzerland appeals for the protection of civilians in Libya
15:27 European Union Leaders on Developments in Libya
07:52 Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton on developments in Libya
18 Aug 2011
13:39 Libya / ICRC urges respect for health-care workers and civilians
17 Aug 2011
21:19 Islamic Relief USA: Despite Sluggish Economy, American Muslims Give Generously to Drought Victims in East Africa
14:24 Terror Tagging of an Iranian Dissident Organization
13:12 Asamer Organises a Second Relief Convoy for Libya from La Spezia to Benghazi
09:00 NBAD Strengthens Lending Operations With Misys Loan IQ
07:54 The African Union Commission regrets recent attacks in Libya and their civilian casualties

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Libyan negotiations and political directions

5 Jul 2011 19:34 Africa/Lagos

Focus-Libya - Frattini on Libyan negotiations and political directions

ROME, July 5, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Focus-Libya - Frattini on Libyan negotiations and political directions

“The Libyans should be the ones to define negotiations and the political directions of the new Libya, we cannot negotiate in place of the Libyans”, Minister Frattini stated, underscoring that “this flurry of denials and counter-denials gives the idea of an unclear situation”. Frattini explained that “one thing only is clear: that Gaddafi must step down and that there is an international mandate for his arrest; Italy must work toward a political solution without the Colonel, but no one has ever thought of targeting or killing him”.

“Italy's position is well known and extremely clear”, foreign ministry spokesman Maurizio Massari stated in an interview with Al Jazeera, “we recognize the NTC as the only legitimate representative of the Libyan people, and believe that meetings and contacts with the Tripoli regime must be coordinated by the United Nations. This is our position and our hope is obviously for a political solution without Gaddafi”.

Source: Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Americanization of British Politics

30 Apr 2010 19:43 Africa/Lagos

The Americanization of British Politics

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the British election less than a week away, Americans may not have to wait until November to see which direction the political tide is moving in the United States. Voting results overseas may portend results here later, says David Coates, author of the new book Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments, and a political science professor at Wake Forest University.

Coates, a former Brit, says the parallels between the U.S. and British elections are striking. "A moderately progressive Obama-like government is facing off against a party of compassionate Conservatives and a third party parading its concerns for individual liberty," Coates says. "Like voters in the United States next November, UK voters will be choosing between 'Big Government' and 'Big Society.'"

Britain also is contending with many of the same issues that are facing this country - from the economic slowdown and unemployment to immigration and crime. "Will the Labour Government survive?" Coates adds. "It is the question of the hour, certainly for the Brits, and possibly even for us."

Coates says there are a number of other reasons why the UK election is important for the United States. For starters, Britain is a major NATO ally, with troops in Afghanistan. In addition, the UK is Europe's leading financial center, strongly linked to Wall Street.

"The links between our political parties and theirs are close and ongoing. Where the UK moves today, we might move tomorrow," Coates says.

Currently, the opinion polls are giving the Conservative opposition a single figure lead, but no matter who ultimately wins, the closeness of the election is indicative of the deep unpopularity of the Labour Party under Gordon Brown, Coates says.

"That unpopularity is partly a product of Brown's own poor performance as prime minister. But it also represents another chapter in a growing alienation with Labour that began with Tony Blair's decision to invade Iraq," Coates says. "It also tells us how deep the recession has been in the UK since the financial crisis struck in September 2008. British electorates traditionally reward governments for good times and punish them for bad. Times in the UK right now are very bad indeed. "

Since the last election in 2005, incomes are down, job insecurity is up, and debt and foreclosures have increased. Says Coates: "All New Labour's considerable achievements on the economic and social front - unbroken economic growth, reduced unemployment, less child poverty, bigger spending on health and education - have been swept away in 18 traumatic months."

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Source: Wake Forest University

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