Wednesday, October 29, 2014

#TUNISIA: Secular Pty Defeats Islamist Party in Parliamentary Election

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#ITALY: Nationalist Ptys Criticize American Military's Ebola Containment Plans in Italy

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Luca Zaia, the speaker of the Veneto Assembly and a member of the nationalist Northern League, has criticized plans by the American military to quarantine US soldiers returning from Liberia in Italy while they are tested for Ebola. Members of other parties also expressed concern.

#INDONESIA: Politicians, Corruption-Fighters, Call for Pres. Widodo to Appoint a "Brave" Attorney General

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Politicians and corruption fighters have called on President Joko Widodo to pick a new attorney general who can reform the law enforcement agency, long beleaguered by graft cases. The post, previously occupied by career public prosecutor Basrief Arief, is now vacant after his term ended last week.

Monday, October 27, 2014

#BRAZIL: Incumbent #DilmaRousseff Wins Narrow Re-Election Victory After Bitter Campaign

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Brazilians re-elected incumbent President Dilma Rousseff Sunday by a narrow margin. Results Sunday night showed her winning 51.6 percent of the vote against her opponent, Aecio Neves, who was viewed as a more pro-business candidate.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

#DENMARK: New Pro-Immigrant Pty Reports Facebook Death Threats to Police

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Three brothers of Pakistani descent is challenging the populist Right wing and asserting their patriotism by forming the "National Party." The party opposes banning religious symbols and supports more open immigration policies and the establishment of a Palestinian State.

#UK: A Furious PM #Cameron Says He "Won't Pay" Surprise £1.7 Bill from the EU

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Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK will not pay a surprise bill of £1.7bn in adjusted dues demanded by the European Union. "If people think I am paying that bill on 1 December, they have another think coming. It is not going to happen."


Friday, October 24, 2014

#CANADA: #Ontario Pol Apologizes After Campaign SUV Parks in Handicapped/Stroller Spots

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An SUV covered in ads for Tito-Dante Marimpietri, an Oshawa Regional and City Councillor seeking re-election this month, was spotted in a parking lot in Oshawa on the weekend. Marimpietri later posted an apology online, saying a family member was using the van and inadvertently parked in the reserved spaces.

#GERMANY: #Merkel Pulls a Perry, Forgets the "Third Thing" During Speech

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During a speech on the future of digital technology, Chancellor Angela Merkel forgot the word "Landline" in a list of three things important for the country's digital future. The slip was reminiscent of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's failure to remember the third agency he'd eliminate during a 2012 presidential debate.

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