from Global News Journal:

Britain prepares to leave Iraq

December 17, 2008

BASRA - It may not be the end-game Britain was hoping for when it ventured into Iraq, but it's the end of the game nonetheless.

from Global Investing:

To spend, or not to spend?

November 25, 2008

A day after Britain unveiled a multi-billion-pound fiscal stimulus package to spend its way out of recession, market analysts have been busy figuring out what it all means, in the context of a sharply slowing economy.

from Global News Journal:

Ice cream and football on the road to Damascus

November 19, 2008

    British Foreign Secretary David Miliband hopes his Middle East trip will help nudge Syria away from supporting the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, but on a visit to Damascus he let slip that other Syrian allegiances were troubling him.

Are modern cancer drugs worth the money?

August 7, 2008

herceptin.jpgWhat price a longer life?

Britain’s National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) reckons four new drugs for kidney cancer are not cost effective, even though they may extend patients’ lives by several months.

Is Vegemite better than Marmite?

May 12, 2008

vegemite.jpgAustralian athletes have asked the Chinese authorities to allow them permits so they can take, what some might say, is their secret weapon for success at this year’s summer Oympics – Vegemite.

Vive the entente — until July

March 27, 2008

anglo1.jpgCommentators are revelling in President Nicolas Sarkozy’s effusive praise of Britain and drooling over the fashion sense of his wife but several see stormier waters ahead — specifically in the second half of the year from July when France takes over the presidency of the European Union.

Vive la difference?

March 26, 2008

eiffel1.jpgThe entente hasn’t been quite so cordiale for some time, judging by a ragbag of pointers in the newspapers over recent weeks.

Should Britain boycott the Olympics over Tibet?

March 17, 2008

tibet.jpgThe idea of a boycott of this Summer’s Beijing Olympics in protest at the handling of events in Tibet is not yet an official policy of any government or major human rights organization.