Here are some brief UK/International news items of relevance.
Anti-Muslim graffiti found on French mosque
CASTRES, France—Police say assailants have scrawled a Nazi slogan and hung pig feet on a mosque in southern
The announcement comes before Defense Secretary Bob Ainsworth is set to outline cuts in other parts of the military’s budget to make concessions for Afghan operations.
“Our forces on the frontline in
The purchase will increase the size of
The Chinook purchase was announced just ahead of a sweeping series of cutbacks aimed at shifting resources to
Swiss deny entry to controversial Muslim preacher
Pierre Vogel intended to speak at a demonstration in the Swiss capital
The German former professional boxer who converted to Islam is known for his conservative positions.
Frontier corps spokesman Markus Zumbach says Vogel was turned back as he tried to cross into
An ICM poll for the Guardian newspaper published Dec. 15 puts Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour party at 31 percent, nine points behind the Conservative party.
A poll released last month by another firm, Ipsos Mori, put Labour just six points behind the Conservatives—though most other recent polls have shown a Conservative lead with about 14 points.
(Compiled from Associated Press reports.)