Thursday, October 23, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

#SOUTHAFRICA; #ANC Calls Democratic Alliance Whip's Question of Chief Whip's Education "Racist"

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A private request by the Whip of the opposition Democratic Alliance Party for the ANC's Chief Whip to provide evidence that she had actually earned a Doctorate in Philosophy was made public, with ANC officials calling it "racist" to question her qualifications, something she has yet to make public. The DA Whip says the request was not racist.

#JAPAN: Liberal Democratic Pty Seeks Law to Ban "Revenge Porn"

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Japan's Liberal Democratic Party will submit a bill to the Diet to criminalize so-called revenge porn, the act of posting sexually explicit images of former partners online without their consent.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#GERMANY: Greens Urge Reluctant #Merkel Gov't to Send Ground Troops to #Syria to Fight #ISIS

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#UK: Conservative MP Resigns After Admitting Affair With Married Women, Sexting, "Battling Demons"

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Conservative MP Brooks Newmark, who has revealed he is quitting Parliament over a second sex scandal, said he has been “battling demons - and losing to them”. The MP for Braintree in Essex quit as minister for Civil Society in September following a newspaper scandal in which he sent an explicit photo of himself to a Sunday Mirror journalist posing as a young Tory party activist.

#BOLIVIA: Socialist Pres. #Morales Wins Landslide Unprecedented Third Term

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Amid a growing economy bolstered by high worldwide natural gas prices, Bolivia's Socialist President Evo Morales won an unprecedented third term in Sunday's election, winning by nearly 60 points, far ahead of his nearest rival, Samuel Doria Medina, who garnered only 24 percent.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

#DENMARK: PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt Offers Referrendum on Opting Out of EU Justice, Home Policy Rules

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PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt has promised to support a referrendum after the next election (sometime after Sept. 2015) on whether to opt out of EU rules on Justice and Home Affairs policies. The EU has warned a Justice opt-out would end participation in EUROPOL, the joint police agency.