Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Channel 4 News since 2003. - I always believed that whatever had to be written would somehow get itself written. - Seamus Heaney

Ebola: Commonwealth athletes fight for right to remain in UK

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. With Ebola ravaging their nation, 26 of the Commonwealth Games boxing squad from Sierra Leone are begging the UK government to let them stay. They tell Jonathan Miller about their plight.

Those Alison Lundergan Grimes Obituaries Were Premature-She’s Hanging On

thedailybeast.com — Several weeks ago, it looked like I had made a bad bet when I picked the young, brash filly to upset the old war horse in the high-profile U.S. Senate derby in Kentucky this fall. U.S.

Credit Crunch Lives on in Housing

bloombergview.com — Don't be fooled by low mortgages rates, which once again are below 4 percent: Credit for buying a home or refinancing an existing mortgage has almost never been tougher to get. What's behind this? Leading up to the financial crisis, the U.S. housing bubble was a symptom of the broader decline in credit quality.

Rent Control's Winners and Losers

bloombergview.com — Any renter in New York City has probably has felt the pain of coming up with the monthly payment. There are plenty of reasons for the city's steep rents: limited land and housing stock; a wealthy populace that bids up all prices; and, of course, rent control, which leads landlords to make up on unregulated units what they can't get on those with restrictions.

The F-35 Was Built to Fight ISIS

ciceromagazine.com — Despite continuing debate, it is inevitable that the F-35 will become America's workhorse air platform. After billions spent on its procurement, the ageing of its current fleet, the lack of investment in developing alternatives, and given its capabilities applicable to the conditions of the current air campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the F-35 will and should become America's central fixed-wing combat aircraft.

Only Brooklyn Is Over the City's Housing Bust

bloombergview.com — Housing prices in four of New York's five boroughs still haven't reached their pre-crash highs. The outlier? Brooklyn. Housing prices in Brooklyn now are more than 8 percent above the peak reached in 2007. The other four boroughs, meanwhile, are all more than 10 percent below their highs, with the Bronx still down by almost a quarter.

Meet the Sports Host Who Could Decide the McConnell-Grimes Matchup

thedailybeast.com — Nearly a decade into my own political recovery, I'm still confronted by incredulous outsiders who can't understand how a Jewish pischer like me could get elected to statewide office in an inner notch of the Bible Belt. It's easy, I explain. There's only one state-sanctioned religion in our Commonwealth.

What Happens to Housing When Rates Rise?

bloombergview.com — U.S. housing has become less affordable because of rising prices.

When $7 Million Is Average for Manhattan

bloombergview.com — It's pretty much universal knowledge that Manhattan real estate is expensive. What isn't so well known is what's happening at the top of the market: Price

Ebola crisis: 'five new cases an hour in Sierra Leone'

channel4.com — "The demand for treatment beds and nurses to halt the rapid spread of Ebola across Sierra Leone is far outstripping supply," Save the Children says, adding that 765 new cases were reported last week, while there are only 327 beds in the country.
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Oct 23, 2014

Sierra Leonean wrestlers, who competed in C'wealth Games, but don't want to risk going home bit.ly/1FKhh5b pic.twitter.com/KD5TzyTYkx

Oct 23, 2014

Ebola stigma: ‘we’re all affected, but we’re not infected’ - Liberia: the country, not the virus... bit.ly/1tgnaTy #c4news

Oct 23, 2014

Ebola 'refugees': Commonwealth athletes fight for right to remain in UK bit.ly/1FKhh5b #c4news

Oct 23, 2014

Sierra Leone's Ebola Refugees in UK: their Commonwealth Games boxing star, still fighting four months on. #c4news 7pm pic.twitter.com/9tHWJwBqOR

Oct 22, 2014

RT @jrug: My interview with Russian pop star Valeriya. Friend of Vladimir Putin making nice at Albert Hall: channel4.com/news/valeriya-…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @krishgm: In case you missed my rather post-modern interview with the very funny Richard Ayaode - #c4news channel4.com/news/richard-a…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Channel4News: "Ebola kills very efficiently indeed" - @TomClarkeC4 reports from the Ebola frontline on the outskirts of Freetown bit.ly/1tdsR3l

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