You cut me deep! UK loses global ambition with job & budget slashing

21 October, 2010

The UK government has announced its largest cuts in public spending since World War Two. The new austerity plans will have the budget slashed by 83 BLN pounds and cut of around half a million public sector jobs. Thousands have taken to the streets to oppose the measures. It follows cuts announced yesterday to the country’s defence budget worth almost 5 billion dollars. That means renewing its nuclear deterrent system will be delayed and 20 thousand British troops based in Germany are to be pulled out comple

France paralyzed over retirement age rise

21 October, 2010

In France, public transport is paralyzed, flights cancelled and one million people protesting, demanding the government backs down from retirement age reforms. The protests erupted into violence after President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed his conservative party would press ahead with raising the retirement age from sixty to sixty-two, still lower than in most European countries. Young people took to the streets throughout the country, hurling stones and bottles, burning cars and breaking windows in stores. Police

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 20 October, 2010: Two Detainees Start Their Twenty-Fifth Year in Israeli Jails

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Netanyahu Agrees With Rabin’s Approach
IMEMC – 20 Oct 2010 – Wednesday October 20, 2010 – 17:50, At the 15 anniversary memorial of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, claims: “I am a partner to Rabin’s approach that we must always continue pushing for peace.”

Israeli Military Invades Ethna near Hebron
IMEMC – 20 Oct 2010 – Wednesday October 20, 2010 – 12:39, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, the town of Ethna, north-west of Hebron and searched the house of Abed al-Qaisi and many other houses.

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