Syria crisis: Geneva talks offer last chance for peace, says Turkish minister

Foreign affairs chief Omer Celik states June meeting is only chance for nations to salvage credibility after 80,000 deaths If the planned Geneva peace talks on Syria fail, it will mark the end of the road for attempts to find a negotiated solution to the conflict, and should open the door to the wholesale delivery […]


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Letters: ‘Orwellian’ changes to legal aid provision

As a practising member of the criminal bar, I am horrified at the proposed changes to the provision of legal aid, currently undergoing a so called “consultation period” by the Ministry of Justice (Editorial, 22 May), albeit the justice minister refuses to meet the chairman of the Criminal Bar Association. It is clear that the […]


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Obama talks tough over fiscal cliff and refuses to buckle on GOP tax demands

President insists wealthy must pay their share and says he will not extend Bush-era tax cuts for wealthiest 2% of Americans Barack Obama adopted a tougher approach to the fiscal cliff showdown on Wednesday when he made an unequivocal pledge that he will not cave in to Republican demands for tax cuts for the wealthy. […]


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