Magazine article The Spectator

Abroad

Magazine article The Spectator

Abroad

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Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, speaking in America, said that his country was 'determined to prevent Iran having nuclear weapons' and 'none of us can afford to wait much longer'. President Barack Obama of the United States, had, a day earlier, warned against 'loose talk of war' with Iran.

Thousands of refugees crossed from Syria into Lebanon. Syrian forces moved into the heavily shelled district of Baba Amr in Homs. Video footage was circulated of men smashing dozens of gravestones of Christians and at least one Jew at the British military cemetery in Benghazi and the Benghazi war cemetery; 'This is a grave of a Christian, ' one man is heard to say as he uproots the headstone.

Vladimir Putin was elected as President of Russia, for a term of six years, with 64 per cent of the vote, according to official figures. In a rally in Pushkin Square, Moscow, 20,000 protested against electoral fraud. Mitt Romney won six out of 10 states, including Ohio narrowly, on ' S uper Tuesday' in the Republican primaries. Turkish Airlines began regular flights to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. An ammunition dump at a military base in Brazzaville, Congo, exploded, killing at least 180 and wounding 1,500. …

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