Saturday, August 31, 2013

#RUSSIA

Oppo. Leader Novalny Calls "Foreign Funding" Accusation a Smear [world politics news]


#INDONESIA

11 to Vie for Dem. Party's Pres. Nomination, But Frmr. Army Chief Leads [world politics news]

Former Army Chief of Staff Pramono Edhie Wibowo, who has close ties to Pres. Yudhoyono, is said to be a shoe-in for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

#COLOMBIA

Pres. Santos Mobilizes Troops After Violent Farmer Protests in Bogota [world politics news]


#GERMANY

Merkel Slams Russia, China for Blocking UN Action Against Assad [world politics news]

Germany's Angela Merkel says Russia's and China's threat to block UN action on Assad weakens he United Nations.



Friday, August 30, 2013

#TURKEY

PM Erdogan Seeks Regime Change in #Syria, Not Limited Strikes [world politics news]


#GERMANY

Steinbr├╝ck Gains on Merkel But Still Trails in the Polls [world politics news]


#IRELAND

50k Irish Emigrated in 2012; Youth Council Official Calls for Gov't Action [world politics news]


#NORWAY

Border Between Norway and Russia to be Opened; Strict Immigration Rules Promised [world politics news]


#AUSTRALIA

Coalition Announces Support for Greater Autonomy for Public Schools [world politics news]

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

#JAPAN

Officials Irritated by UN Sec. General's Comments About Japan's Relations With Neighbors [world politics news]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a former South Korean foreign minister

#GREECE

Germany's Merkel Blames "Mistake" of Greek Entry into Eurozone on Political Opponents [world politics news]

#ITALY

Anti-Extremism Experts Question Milan Mayor's Plan to Ban Neo-Nazi Festival [world politics news]


#CANADA

Fed. NDP Ldr Opposes Quebec Bill to Ban Public Employees Wearing Religious Garb [world politics news]


Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has come out against the "principal" of a leaked Quebec secularism proposal to ban public employees from wearing religious head coverings and other religious symbols at work.

#LIBYA

Gov't Admits Shortcomings, Asks for More Time to Address Them [world politics news]

General National Congress (GNC) spokesman Omar Hamidan

#SYRIA

US "Leaks" 2-Day Attack Plans on Syria "Before Obama's Russia Visit" Next Week [world politics news]

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

#SOUTHKOREA

Preparedness Comments by S. Korean Pres. Park Slammed by N. Korean Gov't [world politics news]

#CHINA

Nov. Communist Party Mtg Likely to Focus on Deeper Economic Reforms [world politics news]

"Less restriction from the government means more vitality from the market,"says professor with knowledge of the upcoming meeting's agenda.

#SYRIA: Opposition Holds West, Arab League "Responsible" for Not Stopping Bloodbath

[world politics news]


The head of Syria’s main opposition group said on Saturday that U.S. President Barack Obama, Arab leaders and the international community should be held responsible for their inaction over the Syrian conflict that killed more than 100,000 people since it began more than two years ago. “I demand Obama, [French President Francoise] Hollande and [UK Prime Minister David] Cameron and leaders of Arabic countries to be responsible [for] the massacre of the Syrian people,” Ahmed al-Jarba, head of the Syrian National Council, said.

#SPAIN

Mayor Sparks Fury With Faked "Spanish Invasion" Pics of UK-Run Gibraltar [world politics news]

The Photoshopped image created by the mayor of Callosa de Segura of Spain attacking British-held Gibraltar.



#FRANCE

Pres. Hollande Tells Obama that Assad Regime Behind Chemical Attack [world politics news]


#GERMANY

Euro-Skeptic Party Leader Attacked by Leftists; Calls for Crackdown [world politics news]


#NORWAY

Far-Left "Red Party" Wants 100% Tax Rate over $15 million Incomes [world politics news]


Thursday, August 22, 2013

#GERMANY

Law Recognizing Hermaphrodites the First to Give Status to "Third Sex" [world politics news]


#TUNISIA

Islamist Gov't to Negotiate With Secular Parties for New Elections, Ending Stalemate [world politics news]

Rached Ghannouchi, chairman of the ruling Islamist Ennahda Party

#TURKEY

Foreign Minister Says "Red Line" Crossed in Syria After Chemical Attacks [world politics news]

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

#MYANMAR

Ethnic Coalitions Drafting Possible Federal Constitution [world politics news]

#BRAZIL

Rio Mayor Calls for Federal Funds, Policies, to Support Olympic Preparations [world politics news]

#NEWZEALAND

David Shearer Resigns As Labour Pty Leader, Cites Polling, Loss of Confidence [world politics news]


#MEXICO

Teacher's Union Forces Parliament To Move Reform Debate to Convention Ctr. [world politics news]

Teacher's Unions are upset about reforming education and banning practices such as buying and selling jobs.

#AUSTRALIA

Debate Make-Up Artist Blasts PM Rudd, Praises Tony Abbott, in Facebook Post [world politics news]


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

#JAPAN

Foreign Ministers of Japan, #Russia, In Talks Over Disputed Northern Islands [world politics news]


#SOUTHAFRICA

Opposition Pty Wants #Zimbabwe Election Observer's Report Endorsing Mugabe Released [world politics news]


#CANADA

Watchdog Group: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's Gov't Mislead Over Deleted Emails [world politics news]

Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has issued an addendum to a scathing report she released in June which found Liberals in former premier Dalton McGuinty's office broke the law by deleting all gas plants emails.

#EGYPT: White House Denies Reports Military Aid to be Cut After Crackdown

[world politics news]


Monday, August 19, 2013

#NEWZEALAND

Rally Against Bill Some Fear Will Allow Spy Agency to Spy Domestically [world politics news]

Kim Dotcom speaks during the anti-GCSB meeting held in front of a packed house at the Auckland Town Hall.

#NEWZEALAND

PM Key Defends Security Legislation, Says Spying on Citizens Not Allowed [world politics news]

PM John Key's appearance on a TV news show defending the GCSB bill was widely watched.

#HOLLAND

Gov't Talks Austerity; €6 Billion in Cuts, Tax Hikes, Needed to Balance Budget [world politics news]
€6bn in cuts and tax increases
€6bn in cuts and tax increases
€6bn in cuts and tax increases
€6bn in cuts and tax increases
€6bn in cuts and tax increases
€6bn in cuts and tax increases
€6bn in cuts and tax increases
€6bn in cuts and tax increases

#UK

Partner of Reporter Who Broke Snowden Story Questioned at Heathrow 9 Hours [world politics news]

#IRELAND

Planning Minister Supports Taxing Vacant Land "Hoarded" By Developers [world politics news]


#BRAZIL

Foreign Min. Antonio Patriota Demands Clarification on NSA Spying in Brazil [world politics news]
Brazil's Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota and US Sec. of State John Kerry

#INDONESIA

In State of the Union, Pres. Yudhoyono Projects GDP Per Capita of $5k in 2014 [world politics news]

Pres. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivers the state of the nation address at the House of Representatives building in Senayan, South Jakarta, Aug. 16, 2013. (Rumgapres Photo)

#USA

Sen. Cruz Also a Canadian Citizen, Say Canadian Lawyers; Could Run For Parliament [world politics news]


#SOUTHKOREA

Pres. Park Criticizes Japan's Recent Handling of History of Occupation and War [world politics news]


Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

#AUSTRALIA

Poll Shows PM Kevin Rudd's Popularity Nosediving; Labor Slipping in NSW [world politics news]

#INDIA

Auditors Criticize 356 Million Euro Helicopter Deal with Italian Firm [world politics news]


#JAPAN

3 Cabinet Members Visit Controversial War Shrine; But PM Abe Sends Gifts [world politics news]



#CANADA

Financial Audit of Senator Leads to Restrictions on Lawmakers' Travel Expenses [world politics news]

Sen. Pamela Wallin is under fire after a gov't audit showed seemingly extravagant travel expenses

#GERMANY

Merkel Launches Election Campaign in Tiny Town Amid Positive Economy  [world politics news]


#GREECE

Monks in Ancient Monastery Get 1-Month Delay on Gov't Eviction Order [world politics news]


#INDONESIA

Dem. Pty Convention Could Disqualify Cands for Pres. Who Don't Support Policies [world politics news]


#IRAN

Female City Councilor Removed from Office for Being "Too Sexy" [world politics news]