by MONITOR
IN Hungary violent clashes between police and demonstrators marred the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the anti-Soviet uprising, which was attended by many prominent international figures. Britain announced restrictions on migrants from Bulgaria and Romania when they join the EU in 2007; only six EU countries have said that their doors will be open to all workers from the new members. The German government said that its armed forces should have a more active role overseas; under the country's existing constitution the army cannot take part directly in fighting.
IN the United States Iraq remained a key issue in the impending mid-term elections, although the Republicans tried to move the debate to domestic issues. In Iraq prime minister al-Maliki said that deadlines for dealing with militias were a matter for the democratically elected Iraq govenrment. Israel's Kadima government moved from the centre when prime minister Ehud Olmert brought the extreme right-wing Yisrael Beitenu Party into his coalition to strengthen his position after the failures of the Lebanese war.
Bulletin Headlines of the Week. l SUNDAY/MONDAY: A Tragic Saturday (Fatal traffic accidents and a double-stabbing in Palma marred the weekend). l TUESDAY: Spain's Fraud Crackdown (The Spanish government launched a crackdown on construction scandals on the mainland). l WEDNESDAY: Warmer Weather Forecast For Islands (A three-year forecast predicted warmer weather because of global warming). l THURSDAY: Gas Alert (A gas leak between Palmanova and Portals Nous caused road closures and delays). l FRIDAY: Drugs Plan Targets 4-Year-Olds (A Balearic government campaign against the use of drugs will include children from the age of four). l SATURDAY: Thank You (Equipment for disabled children bought with funds raised by the Robert Winsor Charity Golf event was handed over in Palma).

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