The war in Afhganistan is heading towards a new stage militarily and diplomatically after news that r...
Meanwhile the US is facing difficulties keeping its coalition together as more criticism is heading its way over the handling of the Israel-Palestine issue and aid agencies are becoming more vociferous about its food drops into what is essentially the world's biggest patch of landmines.
And the list of civilians killed because of the bombings in Afghanistan is starting to climb, both there and in countries such as Pakistan and in the autonomous Gaza Strip, where Palestinians are on the verge of civil war over the fact their own security forces have spent another night shooting protesters.
The FT reports Britain's intelligence forces are set to get a bumper rise in money from the next budget, even though they completely failed to stop the attacks in the US on 11 September.
In economic news, the FT reports that Brussels is urging more preparation ahead of the launch of the Euron in general circulation at the year-end.
And the Railtrack saga continues, with the FT reporting that chairman John Robinson tried to broker a deal with the government that would have seen the company returned to state ownership in return for the guarantees of funding that were, and are, so desperately needed.
Stephen Byers, the DTI minister, is now facing the prospect of another four frosty years in dealings with private companies over his shady meetings behind the back or the rail regulator and his insistence on pulling the rug from under the company.
The Times adds that Railtrack is now taking legal action to recover soem £350m in assets frozen by the HSBC bank in the wake of last weekend's events.
Railtrack's problems might in turn hasten the departure of ever troubled Huntingdon Life Sciences, the company pilloried by animal rights groups for its position as Europe's largest animals experiements company.
The company is reported to be seeking a Nasdaq listing says The Times, which would lead to the company reversing into a shell company and being listed as an over-the-counter (OTC) stock.
The aviation sector's constant evaluation of errors in order to improve safety should be applied to defined benefit (DB) schemes, as too many are repeating the same mistakes again and again, research has shown.
IA sectors – help or hindrance?
Despite multiple complaints
Annuity market worth £4bn in 2017
For ‘distress’ caused