by Corinne Purtill
This post originally appeared atGlobalPost.
With rents here and across the UK at an all-time high, the UK media has painted a picture of a squatting epidemic, with homeowners under siege by opportunistic occupiers.
In August, a doctor and his pregnant wife found their newly-purchased 1 million pound ($1.6 million) north London home taken over by a group of squatters who refused to leave until the couple secured a court order.
The same month, [...]
There have been claims that parts of Saif al-Islam’s thesis were ghost-written or plagiarised Photo: REUTERS/Paul Hackett
By Holly Watt
7:10PM GMT 01 Dec 2011
The son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2002 paid Dr Philipp Dorstewitz up to £150 an hour for tutoring and, according to one invoice, a further £600 for “essays and working papers”.
The arrangement will raise further questions over Mr Gaddafi’s time at the LSE, as a report [...]
Both Gaddafi and his son were filmed or photographed alive and relatively uninjured after their capture on Thursday, before both died of multiple gunshot wounds Photo: AP
Human rights groups and Gaddafi’s wife Safia called for an independent investigation into the deaths, which robbed victims’ families of the chance to see Gaddafi put on trial for his murderous acts.
Both Gaddafi and his son were filmed or photographed alive and relatively uninjured after [...]
NATO calls Qaddafi “delusional” even as their “hours, not days” Tripoli operation nears 1 week mark.
Aug 25, 2011
Racing desperately against both an approaching deadline on their mandate and their departing credibility, NATO is desperately declaring victory in Libya regardless of what the facts on the ground may be. Parading before the public, videos of rebels looting empty compounds and dancing briefly in a square that may or may not [...]
NATO bluff called by Qaddafi, rebels’ victory facade crumbles.
Aug 23, 2011
Once again a defiant Qaddafi has prevailed against the full might of NATO aggression including a murderous bombing campaign followed by NATO special forces on the ground supporting mobs of US/UK/French/Qatari backed Al Qaeda thugs which swarmed Tripoli over the weekend. “Illustrious” news agencies from the Qatari government’s AlJazeera, to the now exposed frauds [...]
The 42-year rule of Moammar Gadhafi appeared on the verge of collapse Monday, with rebel supporters making it to the same Tripoli square where regime loyalists had congregated for month.
But in a possible indication that the fight is not over, celebrations in Tripoli’s Green Square gave way to tension Monday after rebels told CNN that they’d heard Gadhafi army forces were heading their way. CNN could not [...]
The BBC’s Orla Guerin east of Tripoli: “On the eastern front the battle is not over”
Saif al-Islam said the rebels had fallen into a “trap” in Tripoli, and that pro-Gaddafi forces had broken their backbone.
He had been widely seen as his father’s future successor. On Sunday the rebels claimed they had captured him, along with other members of his family.
Libyan rebels fighting for control of the capital [...]
Thousands of people in Benghazi are celebrating the news from Tripoli
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The ICC has confirmed that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been detained, and NOT his father, Muammar Gaddafi.
As opposition fighters are pushing towards [...]
They examine Saif al Islam Gaddafi’s allegations that French President Sarkozy owes him money. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Business Insider’s Joe Weisenthal about being a paper bug for dollars, yen and central banking.
President Obama appeared on TV to give his update statement over Libya: there was little new in it – he repeated his calls for Gaddafi to leave or something to that nature (which Gaddafi already responded to preemptively by saying that “he is not a president so he can not step down”), but most importantly said that he has now approved the use of [...]
AL-UQAYLA, Libya (Reuters) â€“ Muammar Gaddafi struck at rebel control of a key Libyan coastal road for a second day Thursday but received a warning he would be held to account at The Hague for suspected crimes by his security forces.
Venezuela said Gaddafi had agreed to its proposal for an international commission to negotiate an end to the turmoil in the world’s 12th largest oil [...]