Thursday, October 31, 2013


Allegations of Vote Buying Threaten to Topple Gov't, Force Early Elections [world politics news]


Socialists Want Franco's Body Removed from Civil War Cemetery Franco Created [world politics news]


Legislators Stage Walk-Out over Agenda; Cyrenaica Rebellion Discussed [world politics news]

The kidnapping of PM Ali Zidan, left, was on the agenda in recent parliamentary meeting.

#IRELAND: Fine Gael Gov't Moving Cautiously on Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

[FULL STORY HERE] [world politics news]

Taoiseach Enda Kenny


Erdogan Taunts Opponents; Calls on Military to "Capture" 500,000 Draft Evaders [world politics news]

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Parties Back Cutting Top Tax Rate on Incomes over €56,000 to Below 49.5% [world politics news]


Canadian Ambassador Summoned Over Mines Ministry Spying Allegations [world politics news]


Russia Spied on G-20 Summit Using "Gift" of USB Drive with Trojan Horse [world politics news]

(Illustration. Not the actual USB pen.)


Speaker Says Constitution Should Be Amended to Allow Aung San Suu Kyi Pres. Run [world politics news]

The Constitution should be amended to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president in 2015, says Parliament Speaker Thura Shwe Mann, who chairs the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party. Article 59 bars candidates with a spouse or children who are foreign citizens. Her late husband and her children are British citizens.


Opponents Fear New State Secrets Act Could Curtail Press Freedom [world politics news]

News graphic explaining the proposed Japan Secrecy Act. The new law would dramatically expand the definition of official secrets and journalists convicted under it could be jailed for up to five years.


Blair Says He Has "Problem" With Career Politicians - Like Ed Miliband [world politics news]


China Criticizes Gov't Decision to Keep Huawei Out of Broadband Bidding Over Spy Fears [world politics news]

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013


Judge Rules Anti-Palestinian Campaign Ads "Racist" [world politics news]


Foreign Minister Defends Deportation of Teen Roma Girl [world politics news]


Ruling Party Suffers Losses But Retains Parliament [world politics news]

Socialist Party head Etienne Schneider shakes hands at the polls Sunday.


Police Block Voting Saturday in Rescheduled Pres. Election [world politics news]


US Ambassador "Summoned" to Explain US Spying on France [world politics news]

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013


Union Rallies for Minimum Wage Hike; Businesses Urge Caution [world politics news]

Over 7,000 workers rally in Jakarta on October 17 for a higher minimum wage. (JG photo/Safir Makki)


Gov't Plans to Abolish Town Councils in Sweeping Reform  [world politics news]

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, defending the plan to eliminate 700 town councilors.


Doubling of Cheese Imports in EU Trade Deal Angers Dairy Farmers [world politics news]


Social Democrats Consider "Grand Coalition" With Merkel's Conservatives [world politics news]

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Laval Mayoral Candidate Intimidated by Frmr Mayor, Aide Attacked [world politics news]

Laval, Quebec mayoral candidate Claire Le Bel speaks to reporters at a news conference, Tuesday, October 8 in Laval, She says she was contacted by disgraced former Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt, who offered financial support for her campaign


#Merkel Hopes to Announce Coalition Within a Week [world politics news]

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Parliament Approves One-Year Extension of Military Force Mandate in Syria [world politics news]

Turkey's parliament Thursday to extend by a year a mandate authorizing the deployment of troops to Syria, if needed, after the government said the possible use of chemical weapons by President Bashar Assad posed a threat to Turkey.