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Margaret Thatcher: How Iron Lady changed Britain forever. Turkmenistan Attacks Azerbaijan In Caspian, Aliyev Asks Help From Russia.

April 10 2013, 16:39

BBC - Margaret Thatcher: How Iron Lady changed Britain forever - Baroness Thatcher, who has died aged 87, presided over one of the greatest transformations of the nation's economy as prime minister.

The woman born as Margaret Hilda Roberts went on to change the face of Britain, altering the balance of the economy in favour of privatisation and lower taxes.

However, Mrs Thatcher tapped into public resentment about the power of the unions, and many remain upset about the impact this had on their livelihoods.

Spear's - After Borat: Luxury in Kazakhstan - Can a man called Burak banish memories of the nation’s embarrassing imposter and really make benefit for glorious nation of Kazakhstan, asks John Arlidge

Malta Today - Kazakh exile in Malta lives in fear that he will be kidnapped - New autobiography accuses Kazakh dictator of ‘making his life impossible in Malta’

Eurasinet - Turkmenistan Attacks Azerbaijan In Caspian, Aliyev Asks Help From Russia - Azerbaijan has asked Russia to relocate some of its Caspian Fleet to Baku after Turkmenistan's naval forces fired on some of Azerbaijan's offshore oil drilling facilities.

The Telegraph - Helmut Kohl: I acted like a dictator to bring in the euro - Germany's former chancellor, has admitted that he acted like a "dictator" to bring in the single currency to the country, otherwise he "would have lost" had he held a referendum.

Trend - U.S. calls upon Nagorno-Karabakh conflict parties to achieve peaceful settlement - The U.S. remains deeply committed to working with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict parties to achieve a peaceful settlement, Acting Deputy Spokesperson at the U.S. Department of State, Patrick Ventrell said at a press briefing.

The Diplomat - North Korea Is the Boy Who Cried Wolf: There Will Be No War - "Because North Korea has such a rich history of extreme rhetoric, they must be more and more extreme in each crisis..."

RIA Novosti - French Senate Approves Gay Marriage - The upper house of the French parliament, the Senate, has approved the first and most crucial article of a draft law on gay marriage which met with fierce opposition in the predominantly Catholic country, Le Figaro reported.

Deutsche Welle - Topless protesters assail Putin at Hanover Trade Fair - Three women protesters from the Femen group have disrupted Vladimir Putin's tour of the Hanover Trade Fair with Angela Merkel. The Russian president said afterwards that he had enjoyed their display.

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