News Headlines - 01 November 2010

▽Parcel bomb plot shows Saudi al Qaeda challenge - Reuters
The likely involvement of a Saudi national in a plot to mail parcel bombs on U.S.-bound planes shows Saudi Arabia's battle against al Qaeda is far from over.

▽Security stepped up around President Sarkozy after Greek police intercept letter bomb addressed to Elysee Palace - Daily Mail
Security has been stepped up today around Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni after a letter bomb was sent to the French President.
Anti-terrorist police in Athens intercepted an explosive device wrapped in brown paper that was addressed to the Elysee Palace in Paris.
It was one of a number of booby trapped devices addressed to embassies in Belgium, Holland and Mexico.

▽Defence groups urge France-UK tie-up - FT.com
Leading defence contractors in Britain and France want Tuesday’s summit between David Cameron, the UK premier, and Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, to boost bilateral industrial collaboration to help create a new generation of unmanned surveillance and combat aircraft programmes.

▽Barack Obama braced for horror show at midterm elections - The Guardian
Barack Obama spent today holed up at the White House bracing himself for what polls suggest will be the worst Democratic election results for a generation, a shift that could leave Washington gridlocked.

▽'Yes, women can' – Brazil's first 'presidenta' pledges gender equality - The Guardian
Exactly 60 years after the election of Brazil's first female MP, the country's first female president has promised to fight for women's rights with the battle cry: "Yes, women can."







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