AlJazeeraEnglish | October 24, 2010 - Following a meeting in the Vatican, Roman Catholic Bishops have urged Israel to stop displacing Palestinians, saying that religion is not a basis for settlement building.
The bishops were attending a summit on the plight of Christians in the Middle East and the statement will strike a chord in Gaza, which has one of the oldest Christian communities.
The Greek Orthodox Church conmmunity in the territory is just one of several Christian communities in the Gaza Strip that are less obvious than their counterparts in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
PressTVGlobalNews | October 23, 2010 - This program is about the bursting of the predictions that bubble in the stock markets. The guest, Rick Ackerman, says that the market is very fragile and it is inherited from the past economic mistakes. The US government is blamed for creating such mammoth bubble by helping the creditors after the 2007 financial crisis. If debtors and foreclosure-hit house owners were aided, today the economy would be back on its feet.
The US housing market and fraud allegation is also a hot-button issue in this program. The guest says the dollar would finally collapse and such a collapse would be sudden, without any advance warning. He is, however, upbeat about the future of resource-based countries like Canada and Australia.
:The Europeans including France are redefining their struggle.
:It's not about Nations against Nations anymore...
:It's about the manipulations, the abuses and the oppression of the weakest within a nation
'Sarkozy betrayer, France fights for dignity'
RussiaToday | October 22, 2010 - There's more protest pain ahead for France - as strikers commit to yet more stoppages to vent their anger over plans to make them work longer. Tear gas and water cannon have been used against demonstrators, while President Sarkozy tries to hurry the Senate vote on raising the retirement age to 62. There is more to it! RT talks to Pierre Concialdi - economist from Economic and Social Research institute.
Engdahl on France: Cutting pensions instead of military spendings?
RussiaToday | October 22, 2010 - French police have broken the blockade of a refinery crucial for the capital's fuel supplies. A workers union that captured the depot said at least three people were injured in the clashes. A special operation ended the blockade that had lasted for more than a week, causing significant fuel shortages. Meanwhile, the Senate is expected to approve president Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal to raise the retirement age to 62 - the reason behind the protests. Frederick William Engdahl, an American writer and journalist based in Germany, questions the reform saying it could be aimed at protecting tiny elite in France.
AlJazeeraEnglish | October 19, 2010 - Calls for reform have been mounting since Liu Xiaobo, a jailed Chinese political activist, won the Nobel Peace Prize on October 8. Will China follow through on promises to reform its political system, and what are the prospects for true social change there?
france24english | October 18, 2010 - Germany's attempts to create a multicultural society have "utterly failed", Chancellor Angela Merkel has said, urging immigrants to do more to integrate, including learning to speak German.
Russia has re-issued an international arrest warrant for Ahmed Zakaev (pic), a prominent figure among Chechen militants of the past. The man lives in Britain, where he was provided political asylum.
Zakaev is charged with a number of crimes in Russia, including the organization of gangs, attempted murder and attempted overturning of constitutional order. In 2001 he was put on the international wanted list. However, due to changes in legislation and new evidence of his crimes, the request had to be updated, a spokesperson for the Russian General Prosecutor’s Offices said on Tuesday.
VOAvideo | October 11, 2010 - US and British officials will investigate how a British aid worker was killed during a rescue attempt in eastern Afghanistan. British Prime Minister David Cameron says new evidence has emerged that the worker may have been killed by her rescuers, not her captors as initially reported. As Jennifer Glasse reports, the news comes as the Afghan war becomes increasingly unpopular in the US and Britain and the Afghan government says he has been negotiating with the Taliban.
"The President’s decision to escalate the war in that region alone costs the nation $33 billion," the legendary musician, actor and activist Harry Belafonte said at Saturday’s "One Nation Working Together" in Washington. "That sum of money could not only create 600,000 jobs here in America, but would even leave us a few billion to start rebuilding our schools, our roads, our hospitals and affordable housing. It could also help to rebuild the lives of the thousands of our returning wounded veterans."
Householders in Didcot have become the first in the UK to use gas made from their own human waste and supplied via the national grid to heat their homes.
Up to 200 Oxfordshire homes will be using biomethane made from sewage they had flushed away three weeks earlier.
British Gas, Thames Water and Scotia Gas Networks now hope to roll out the process across the UK.
According to an EU directive, by 2020 the UK must ensure 15% of the energy it produces comes from renewable sources.
Martin Orrill, head of energy, technology and innovation at British Gas told the BBC News website supplying this type of gas through the national grid was a logical step in the UK's bid to meet these targets.
He added that customers had no need to feel squeamish but should be proud of taking part in the unusual recycling effort.
RussiaToday|October 05, 2010 - Protests have raged across Europe over government austerity measures, with populations angered that they're having to pay for other's mistakes. Meanwhile, Americans facing similar struggles have shown very little passion, compared to the fury displayed overseas. Priya Sridhar takes a look at why Europeans are doing better at trying to protect their pockets.
TheRealNews | October 04, 2010 - No "too big to fail" bailouts & the workers in Europe are demanding that the rich pay for crisis.
While workers in the US talk about "One Nation" more like a movie than a movement!
"Sadly, the One Nation that came together in Washington was not there to be organized into an ongoing force," writes longtime media analyst Danny Schechter. "No follow-up program was announced, no emails collected, no vision on how to turn all that energy on the Mall into a powerful progressive alternative to the tea party was offered. No longer march strategy was announced. It was a moment in itself not for anything more.
VOAvideo | October 01, 2010 - An international agricultural research institution in Cali, Colombia is conducting a study into the effects of climate change on the world's top crops. The study by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture is scheduled for release later this year. VOA producer Zulima Palacio recently visited Colombia to meet with researchers at the center, and to speak with local farmers.