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Last week, British parliament voted against military intervention in Syria. The vote was a blow to Prime Minister David Cameron and to some British lawmakers who support an international effort of force in the region. Andrew Mitchell, a member of Parliament and former cabinet minister, explores Britain's option to hold a second vote on Syria.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Three of Britain's most powerful media executives are facing questions this morning over the phone hacking scandal that has already resulted in the shuttering of a newspaper and a spate of high profile arrests and resignations. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James are testifying before Parliament, along with Rebekah Brooks, who headed their British newspaper operations before resigning last week. Brooks was arrested, questioned by police, and released without charges on Sunday.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
All eyes will be on the British Parliament as News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch appears before the Select Committee this morning, at about 9:15 a.m. EST. The media tycoon is at a crossroads, with many of his top deputies implicated in the scandal that has engulfed his media empire and left his company's reputation in tatters. Murdoch has long been a controversial figure, but the questions surrounding his leadership of News Corp. and the corporate culture it has engendered have come under new fire in light of the phone hacking affair.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Greece is preparing this morning to vote on drastic austerity measures that have sparked nationwide strikes and rioting in the country's capital, Athens. 5,000 police were deployed to Athens over the past two days, to combat protesters with tear gas. Meanwhile, the climate inside Parliament is calm as they prepare to vote. If the austerity measures pass, Greece will be able to obtain a second bail-out from the European Union, and avoid defaulting.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
-Justin Krebs, on the Obama administration's mixed foreign policy messages.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The United Nations Security Council authorized a no-fly zone over Libya six weeks ago, but many have questioned the nature of NATO’s mission. This week, the U.K., France and Italy announced that they will send military advisers to aid Libyan rebels. The U.S. plans to give $25 million in non-lethal assistance to the Libyan rebels. Is this within the humanitarian goals of the UN Resolution? Or is this 'mission creep?'
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that he is set to step down as Labour Party leader by September. This shocking announcement comes in the wake of last Thursday's elections which saw the Conservative Party win the most seats, but not the majority.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009