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11.02.2013

The Catholic Church has no right to give out moral guidance

The Catholic Church has no right to give out moral guidance

Following the announcement today that Joseph Ratzinger will resign from the position as Spiritual leader for the world’s one billion catholics, Pressenza republishes this article questioning the authority of the Catholic Church to give out lessons in morality. Tony Robinson writes in a personal capacity about proposals in the UK… »

23.01.2013

UK must review measures affecting right to peaceful assembly – UN expert

UK must review measures affecting right to peaceful assembly – UN expert

A United Nations expert today urged the United Kingdom (UK) to revise a series of legal and policing measures that are having a negative impact on its citizens’ right of peaceful assembly and association. Measures such as the use of undercover police officers embedded in protests, containing protesters through ‘kettling’,… »

19.12.2012

Britain to pull nearly 4,000 troops from Afghanistan

Britain to pull nearly 4,000 troops from Afghanistan

Britain will slash its military force in Afghanistan next year, withdrawing nearly 4,000 troops as local security forces become increasingly capable, Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday. Cameron told parliament that the current force of 9,000 British troops would be reduced to 5,200 by the end of 2013 and that… »

16.10.2012

UK: Protests end National Gallery’s arms trade links

UK: Protests end National Gallery’s arms trade links

The National Gallery’s long-standing sponsorship arrangement with weapons manufacturer Finmeccanica has ended, following a campaign by Campaign Against Arms Trade to ‘Disarm the Gallery.’ The arrangement has been terminated one year early and just weeks before the next protest event was planned. A Gallery spokesperson told CAAT that Finmeccanica had… »

12.10.2012

Open Letter from the Argentinean Ambassador to the UK to The Daily Telegraph

Open Letter from the Argentinean Ambassador to the UK to The Daily Telegraph

  We publish here the open letter from Alicia Castro, Argentinean Ambassador to the UK, to The Daily Telegraph in response to an article published by it. ARGENTINA: FACTS AND HISTORY On 8 October the Telegraph published an article stating that Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “was using the… »

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