Press Roundup Tuesday 19 August 2009

By Press Office
August 19, 2009

A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's work, produced daily by James Vincent and covering papers such as The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent and Guardian.

Religion & Society

Annie Lennox opens Politics Festival with attack on Pope's Aids record
Annie Lennox opened the Edinburgh Festival of Politics yesterday with a stinging attack on the Pope’s approach to HIV/Aids prevention in Africa.

Globalisation & Development

Comment: ‘Working for an aid agency makes us a target for kidnappers’
A local aid worker in Afghanistan explains the risks he runs working for the UN.

Life & Death

Arms trade: UK dealers accused of selling Soviet weapons to blacklisted countries
Britain has launched an urgent investigation into allegations that UK arms dealers have been buying up old Soviet weapons and selling them on to blacklisted countries.

Peace & War

Arms review urged over fears British weapons were used against Tamils
Fears that British weapons were used against civilians in Sri Lanka’s war against the Tamil rebels have prompted calls for a review of the arms trade.

People & Power

Republic group urges transparency over Prince Charles’ lobbying
Fresh allegations of lobbying by the Prince of Wales demonstrate the “urgent need for greater transparency” around his influence, campaigners said last night.

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