30 October 2003 Edition

Sectarian attacks

30 October 2003

This week's roundup of sectarian attacks across the North Free article

Pharmaceutical deal offers new hope in AIDS battle

30 October 2003

Agreement between four pharmaceutical companies and the governments of developing countries to facilitate access to cheap drugs is bringing hope that the battle against AIDS may yet be won. AIDS organisations have hailed the deal as a breakthrough, with the potential to save millions of lives. Free article

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30 October 2003

Dishonesty marked London hearings

30 October 2003

After 13 long and difficult months, the Saville Inquiry's sojourn in London finally drew to a close last week. It has been a memorable period, partly because the major players in the events of Bloody Sunday have been called, in person, to provide an honest of their role on that day, and partly because of the refusal of most of them to do so. Free article

Ten million strike in Italy

30 October 2003

Ten million Italian workers downed tools and left their desks last week for four hours in protest at plans by Silvio Berlusconi to raise the retirement age by five years. Free article

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Economy: DUP strong on rhetoric weak on responsibility

30 October 2003

Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson, Mid Ulster Assembly candidate Cllr Francie Molloy has hit back at DUP deputy leader Peter Robinson's accusations that the main political parties are 'fiscally irresponsible'. Free article

LVF drugs captured in the Netherlands

30 October 2003

A drugs haul of more than 750,000 ecstasy tablets with a street value of around £8 million, destined for the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF), was seized outside Amsterdam by Dutch police before it could be transported to the Six Counties. Free article

Council homelessness plan a 'disgrace' says Morgan

30 October 2003

Dublin City Council's plan to remove homeless people from city centre's streets was attacked by Simon and Sinn Féin's Arthur Morgan at a housing meeting this week. Free article

"Publish Barron Report without delay" - Ó Caoláin

30 October 2003

As the Report of Justice Barron on the Dublin and Monaghan bombings and a number of other tragedies in the 26 Counties arising from the conflict in the North, was presented to the Dublin Government on Wednesday, Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin called for its publication "without delay". Free article

Military jets in near miss with Irish airliner

30 October 2003

According to the Celtic League, which has a long history of military minororing in the Irish Sea area, an incident during a NATO exercise last month in which RAF fighter jets strayed into the path of an Irish civil airliner flying between Cork and Edinburgh is being classed by the British Ministry of Defence as an 'Airprox'. Free article


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