Public-service union Unison's examination of the impact of the government decision to stop council tax benefits lays bare the falsity of the conservative coalition's pledge to look after low-paid workers.
Asil Nadir and his hangers-on are whingeing, but to be sentenced to just five years in jail, with five on probation, after nicking nearly £29 million and going on the run for 17 years should be regarded as a result.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras cobbled together a coalition headed by his conservative New Democracy party in June, claiming that he would renegotiate the terms of the financial loan imposed on his country.
There can never be justification for a massacre of striking workers and it is essential that the committee of inquiry set up by Jacob Zuma to examine the tragic events at Marikana makes this a central conclusion.
One year on from the riots that swept England's cities last August we're told by Eric Pickles that the Tories are going to adopt a harder line and that the main problems then were not enough police and people swept up in "straightforward greed."
Tory cuts kill. It's a stark truth proved by the shocking case of Christine and Clive Arnold, who are living under the shadow of a benefit cut that threatens their home, Christine's health - and even her life.
Invading Iraq "will open the gates of hell in the Middle East," warned the then Arab League chief Amr Moussa in 2002 as it became clear that George Bush and Tony Blair were determined to send in the bombers despite international law and global outrage at the looming attack.