April 12, 2013

North Korea tensions, China GDP, Thatcher funeral, Italian presidential politics, and Friends of Syria – the world next week

By Jasper Wenban-Smith, international editor of ForesightNews. A round up of world news in the week ahead from journalist resource ForesightNews. Monday 15 April North Korea marks the anniversary of the birth of the country‚Äôs founder (and grandfather of its current leader) Kim Il-sung. There has been much speculation that the current regime may be […]

April 15, 2009

Paraguay’s Lugo proves no messiah

Whiter-than-white politicians surely can’t sleep well. Only saints have no skeletons in their cupboard. For the rest of us mortals, rattle hard enough and something, sometime, will eventually appear.    In the case of Fernando Lugo, president of Paraguay, it took eight months for his secret to come to light. When it did, it did so […]