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Dallas Morning News (April 15)

2018/ 04/ 17 by jd in Global News

“We’ll give President Donald Trump this: The coordinated strikes over the weekend that apparently destroyed the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program were a serious, disciplined and appropriate response to a regime seemingly bent on using such weapons against its own people.” We now hope he’ll “now offer a clear plan for what’s next” in Syria.

 

Chicago Tribune (November 5)

2013/ 11/ 06 by jd in Global News

“The U.S. drone program has come under enormous pressure from critics who say it claims innocent victims. President Barack Obama has vowed to provide more transparency in how targets are chosen and more accountability for strikes. But the death of Mehsud shows the enormous value of this high-tech warfare…. An international threat who was most likely beyond the reach of conventional troops has been felled. His predecessor met the same fate by the same means.”

 

New York Times (February 9, 2012)

2012/ 02/ 09 by jd in Global News

The “Greek Tragedy” continues to unfold. “By forcing all Greeks to suffer with no real prospects of relief, Europe is uniting the country, now beset by strikes, against further reforms.” Unfortunately, Greece has little choice. “It cannot survive without Europe’s money, even if it chokes on Europe’s conditions.”

 

BBC (October 27)

2010/ 10/ 27 by jd in Global News

The French National Assembly will vote on President Nicolas Sarkozy’s proposal to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. Most French agree pension reform is essential, yet the measure is explosive. Massive strikes crippled the country and Sarkozy’s approval ratings fell below 30%. The strikes and protests appear to be abating, with employees back to work at 5 of 12 oil refineries. However, a BBC correspondent reports, “the last skirmishes of this battle will still be dangerous both to the government and the economy.”

The French National Assembly will vote on President Nicolas Sarkozy’s proposal to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. Most French agree pension reform is essential, yet the measure is explosive. Massive strikes crippled the country and Sarkozy’s approval ratings fell below 30%. The strikes and protests appear to be abating, with employees back to work at 5 of 12 oil refineries. However, a BBC correspondent reports, “the last skirmishes of this battle will still be dangerous both to the government and the economy.”

 

Financial Times (June 11)

2010/ 06/ 14 by jd in Global News

The rumbling in the world’s “assembly plant” is healthy. Striking Chinese workers are merely doing what has been done in “every successful east Asian country.” Rising wages are “a natural consequence of the country’s development and of the operation of labour markets.“ Both worker skill and productivity have increased throughout China, making it “entirely natural for pay… to rise to reflect those returns.”

 

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