Correspondents' Dispatches: May 2011 Archives
Friday May 6, 2011
Jane French of Toronto shares this dispatch:
Greeting Rick and the Dispatches team:
Inspired by Rick's encouraging words to listeners to share our stories inspired by experiences in other countries, I respectfully submit the following personal essay based on a recent trip to India and the privilege of staying with our family (by marriage) in Tamil Nadu.
It was twenty years since our first visit to India and everyone wanted to know what was the biggest change?
Western-style toilets are more popular than two decades ago. The price of onions is way up. And auto rickshaws, trucks, motorbikes, buses and bullock carts now wrestle for space with SUVs and high-end imported cars. (continues...)
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- U.K. government must consult Parliament before triggering Brexit
- Britain's government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to trigger negotiations by the end of March.
- European Parliament's trade committee endorses Canada's free trade deal
- A planned EU-Canada free trade deal moved closer to reality on Tuesday after a key committee advised the European Parliament to give its backing after months of protests and heated debate.
- Trump reiterates false claims about election fraud at congressional reception video
- Even as U.S. President Donald Trump starts reaching out to lawmakers and business and union leaders to sell his policies, he's still making false claims about election fraud.
- Syria talks lead to shaky truce, but some fighting will continue
- Russia and regional powers Turkey and Iran backed a shaky truce between Syria's warring parties on Tuesday and agreed to monitor its compliance, but on the ground rebels faced continued fighting on two fronts which could undermine the deal.
- Israel approves 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes
- Israel's Defence Ministry announced plans on Tuesday to build 2,500 more settlement homes in the West Bank, the second announcement of new construction in the occupied territory since President Donald Trump took office.