A young woman accused of murdering a teenage boy and injuring four others by smashing into them with her car has wept in a Perth court while watching a police interview in which she insisted she only wanted to 'threaten' them. … [Read more...] about ‘Vengeful’ woman, 22, accused of deliberately running over and killing a teenager and trying to murder his friends ‘because they bullied her brother’ sobs in court
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In 2009, when Mr Obama was swept to power, Democrats had large majorities in the US Congress and control of 29 of 50 governorships. Since then, he has seen his party's power steadily erode. The House of Representatives has been in Republican hands since 2010; the Senate since 2014. Democrats control the governor's mansion in only 16 states. … [Read more...] about What marks does Obama’s presidency deserve?
Hishmeh admitted she had been 'fuming' when she learnt her younger brother had been struck in the face during a brawl between rival groups of boys at a park and her sister had later been slashed on the arm. … [Read more...] about ‘Vengeful’ woman, 23, who drove a speeding car into a group of teenagers – killing one – ‘because they bullied her brother’ is CLEARED of murder – as confronting footage of the crash emerges
He said she had been planning to find the boys so she could inform police of their whereabouts, and it was up to the prosecution to prove Hishmeh had intended to cause them serious harm and had not simply taken the corner too fast. … [Read more...] about ‘Vengeful’ woman, 22, ‘deliberately ran over and killed a teenager because he beat up her little brother’
Short argues that Mitterrand "changed the ground rules of French social and political debate in ways more far-reaching and fundamental than any other modern leader before him". This is an exaggeration, for to a large extent, Mitterrand did little more than acquiesce in and preside over changes already under way. In fact, he arguably squandered the opportunity to move France towards a more open, flexible form of social democracy, loosening the dirigiste rigidity that still dominates so much of French economic planning and labour relations. He might, for instance, have done more to weaken the influence of the grandes écoles: the small, privileged institutions whose like-thinking graduates have a stranglehold on the highest circles of French government, business and academia. His weak gestures in this direction were summarily reversed by Chirac in 1986 and never reintroduced. … [Read more...] about Mitterrand: A Study in Ambiguity by Philip Short – review