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  • Islamic State drags Obama back into Mideast quagmire

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - American-led and Arab-backed air strikes carrying the fight against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria have dragged Washington into a new Middle East war - exactly the kind of conflict Barack Obama spent his presidency trying to avoid.
  • Tesco-style accounting risks well known in retail industry

    LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco Plc's disclosure of huge accounting mistakes over contracts with its suppliers shocked industry analysts and executives, but not because they didn't realise the potential for disaster. On the contrary, they assumed that...

    Obama strategy in Iraq, Syria hinges on long shots

    Obama strategy in Iraq, Syria hinges on long shots
    As the United States pivots back onto a war footing in the Middle East, President Obama's strategy is rooted in at least three basic assumptions, all of them highly questionable. In his prime-time speech Wednesday, Obama envisioned the emergence of a...

    Shades of France

    Shades of France's notorious Third Republic! The latest French government has been summarily dismissed after only six painful months. It was certainly time for a change. President François Hollande's poll ratings have plumbed new depths at 17 percent,...

    Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil

    Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil
    When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf. Farooq is one of many young Muslim women living in Britain who have, for various reasons, chosen to...