News Headlines - 20 January 2011

▽Johnson resigns to save marriage - The Sun
LABOUR was rocked last night as shadow chancellor Alan Johnson quit to save his marriage - amid claims of an affair between his wife and a protection officer.

▽Banned Tunisian parties win recognition - Financial Times
The new national unity government in Tunisia has decided to recognise all banned political parties and extend an amnesty to all political prisoners.
Ministers said after the government’s first cabinet meeting that Ennahda, the outlawed Islamist party, would be legalised and prisoners jailed for membership of the party would be among those freed under the amnesty.

▽U.S. Warning to China Sends Ripples to the Koreas - New York Times
President Obama warned President Hu Jintao that if China did not step up its pressure on North Korea, the United States would have to redeploy its forces in Asia to protect itself from a potential North Korean strike on American soil, a senior administration official said Thursday.

▽Blair faces fresh Iraq grilling - The Press Association
Tony Blair faces fresh questions about his decision to take Britain to war with Iraq when he makes his second appearance before the Chilcot Inquiry into the war.
The former prime minister has been recalled to explain gaps in his earlier evidence and apparent discrepancies between his account and official documents and other witnesses' testimony.

▽Sacha Baron Cohen to make film of 'Saddam Hussein book' - BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12240086Borat and Bruno actor Sacha Baron Cohen is to star in a comedy inspired by a book thought to have been written by the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein...
Paramount Pictures said the film would tell "the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed".
It will be released on 11 May 2012.







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