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The coalition government in the UK is accused by welfare groups and trade unions of a confused, cynical and heartless approach to massive public spending cuts.
Campaign group Unlock Democracy has asked for a clear timetable from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg regarding the date of a referendum on changing the electoral system.
The World Council of Churches General Secretary has welcomed the British Methodist Conference's “forward looking" resolutions on a just peace for Palestine and Israel.
Democracy campaigners have expressed concern that the government's desire to involve people in scrapping laws may give way to populism rather than deliberation.
Three organisations involved in the observation process for long-awaited elections in Somaliland have welcomed the announcement of provisional results in the presidential poll.
The High Court has triggered sharp criticism from civil liberties campaigners by approving the eviction of peaceful demonstrators, including Brian Haw, from Parliament Square.
The former leader of Germany's Protestant's, the Rev Margot Kässmann, has criticised her country's government in an interview for cut-backs affecting the poorest in society.
Around the time that Norman Tebbit made his famous comments about unemployed people getting on their bikes, my father was doing just that.
David Cameron has tried to use Armed Forces Day to whip up support for the unpopular war in Afghanistan, but the ruinous cost of ineffective military spending is clearly at odds with his government's rhetoric about the urgent need for cuts.
A leading Christian anti-poverty charity has warned the coalition government that its determination to cut welfare spending could have disastrous - even fatal - effects on the poor,