2013.09.22

News Headlines - 22 September 2013

Germany goes to the polls - FT.com

Polling stations for Germany’s general election opened this morning for a vote that could see Europe’s most important economy shift to the left – but still under the leadership of Angela Merkel, the centre-right chancellor.

Bo Xilai Found Guilty Of Corruption In China

Communist Party politician Bo Xilai has been sentenced to life in prison by a Chinese court following a scandal that culminated in one of the country's highest-profile trials in decades. Bo, 64, was given a life term for taking 26.8m yuan (£2.73m) in bribes. The court also gave him 15 years in prison for embezzlement and seven years for abuse of power.

Labour promises free childcare from 8am to 6pm in huge boost to mums and dads - Mirror Online

Ahead of the party conference, Deputy Leader Harriet Harman said universal childcare was the missing part of the welfare state

The Princess of Wales: The failure to do justice to Diana and why she is no queen of arts - The Independent

The new film Diana is, by turns, vivid, bathetic, moving, torrid and subversive. It is based on the book Her Last Love by Kate Snell, published in 2000, and, even if only half-true, the story is extraordinary.

Why Japan hates the Xbox - Reader’s Feature | Metro News

To many Japanese I speak to Microsoft project an image of ‘anti-social’ multiplayer gaming. That is to say, the focus is on competitive games between players somewhere across the globe who don’t know one another. It goes against the very nature of what Japanese gamers enjoy most about multiplayer gaming: social togetherness.


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