Global News Journal

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

So what did happen after 9/11?

January 23, 2008

With apologies to those out there who are not fans of India's first prime minister, here is an interesting quote attributed to Jawaharlal Nehru: "You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall."

from Russia 2012:

Russia’s presidential election – over before it starts ?

January 23, 2008

The outcome of Russia's presidential election has never been in doubt.

medvedev1.jpgRight from the moment that President Vladimir Putin named his close ally Dmitry Medvedev as his preferred successor, Kremlin-watchers have assumed he will win a handsome electoral victory next March and take office.

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Flour power

January 23, 2008

Soldiers guarding Karachi flour mill

While the outside world debates who killed Benazir Bhutto and why, inside Pakistan the shortage of flour is beginning to dominate people's thoughts ahead of the Feb. 18 election. Reuters China Economics Editor Alan Wheatley highlighted quite how important food supplies are becoming with a piece on Sunday saying that across Asia food is the new oil.

from Russia 2012:

Medvedev’s New Address

January 22, 2008

The right address really matters in Russian politics. You need to be in the Kremlin, or as close as possible. From that point of view, Dmitry Medvedev, President Vladimir Putin's preferred candidate in the March 2 election, has won the best possible location for his campaign staff. According to the daily Vedemosti, dozens of Medvedev's aides will move into 8, Staraya Ploshchad - an official buildings just a mile from the Kremlin's red-brick walls.
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from Russia 2012:

Medvedev’s first foreign outing

January 21, 2008

Dmitry Medvedev in SofiaREADING THE KREMLIN BODY LANGUAGE

President Vladimir Putin's chosen successor Dmitry Medvedev made his first foreign trip last week since launching his election campaign, accompanying his mentor on a trip to Bulgaria which provided a few clues about the likely next Russian president's style and character. Our Kremlin correspondent Oleg Shchedrov, who travelled to Bulgaria to cover the trip, reports:

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Pakistan: Now or Never?

January 20, 2008

In a 1933 pamphlet, Choudhary Rahmat Ali -- credited with coining the name of Pakistan -- called on fellow Muslims in the Indian subcontinent to set up a separate nation. His pamphlet titled "Now or Never" argued that Indian Muslims risked losing their heritage if they did not fight for their own country. "Either we live or perish for ever," he wrote.Child throws petals at Bhutto’s grave