An Focal Five – News you need to know
Thursday, 12 July
An Focal brings you the top five news stories you need to know today.
1. British army to provide Olympic security
THE British Army will help provide security at the Olympic Games to supplement the private security firm, G4S, which revealed it does not have enough staff. The Olympics will open in two weeks and the security changes have angered opposition politicians, who claim G4S should be sanctioned.
2. Pressure mounts on Syrian government
MORE problems have emerged for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad today as the country’s ambassador to Iraq defected to the rebels. Israeli sources have also said that Israel may go to war to Syria to prevent the regime creating chemical weapons. The violence in Syria continues.
3. Romney booed by African-American rights group
US REPUBLICAN Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was booed three times while giving an address to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The boos came as Governor Romney told the meeting he would repeal Obamacare and was a better bet for black families.
4. Health Minister’s problems are not over
MINISTER for Health Dr James Reilly failed to satisfy critics with a statement in the Dáil last night. The minister has been accused of clouding his statement in legal jargon and possibly giving misleading information in his declaration of members interests.
5. San Francisco will boycott some Apple products
SAN FRANCISCO will boycott Apple computers but not iPads and iPhones. The decision was caused by Apple withdrawing from an environmental standards rating body. Computers are required to meet certain environmental standards in San Francisco.
Posted by Darragh Roche, Editor on at 11:19 am.
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