No room for Le Pen France's National Front führer, Jean-Marie Le Pen, and his European Right faction in the European parliament had to cancel a planned conference in Edinburgh when all the hotels refused to accommodate them. The
By Brian Martin The belief that electoral politics is the same as democracy is deep seated. It is held by people across the political spectrum. To be sure, there is much dissatisfaction with electioneering. Politicians are sold like
By David Robie PORT MORESBY — Ever since Prime Minister Paias Wingti gained power last year, his government has had its sights on a second national daily newspaper. Although Papua New Guinea had long enjoyed the most vigorous press in
The Cuban government has rejected as "grotesquely false" US claims that Cuban guards had shot and killed Cuban citizens seeking asylum in the US military base at Guantánamo. In Havana on July 8, Cuban foreign minister Roberto Robaina,
Irish unsafe in British prisons "Catholic, Irish nationals, once found guilty of offences against the security forces, are subject to systematic or retaliatory harm, physical detention or potential death in Northern Ireland. The security
A beef about nutrition There's more than one way to use women's bodies to sell products. The Australian Nutrition Foundation beef advertisement series hints that the majority of women who feel "run down" or tired are likely to be
Timewatch: Dereliction of Duty Screening on SBS Television Monday, July 19, 7.30 p.m. (7 p.m. in Adelaide) Reviewed by Norm Dixon BBC reporter George Alagiah examines the United Nations' callous and wilful disregard for the plight of
By Deb Sorensen Darwin — At sunrise on July 5, a symbolic fire was lit and the ashes of the first World Indigenous Youth Conference were thrown into it. Traditional dances were performed in the light of the flames. More than 2000
By Irina Glushchenko MOSCOW — "I'm standing before a sign: Construction Administration of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The name of this modest little town is to be transferred to one of the giants of nuclear power generation ... The
By Chris Spindler "It seems incredible that in supposedly the most efficient farming sector in the world, people are starving on their own property. In a number of centres there are already breakfast programs starting so that children will


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