Thursday, May 30, 2013

NIGERIA: House of Reps Passes Senate Bill Imposing 14-Year Jail Terms for Gay Marriage [world politics news]

IRAN: Law Allowing Adulterers to be Stoned to Death Amended; Execution Still the Law [world politics news]

AUSTRALIA: Sandwich-Throwing Epidemic Continues: Another hits PM in the Arm [world politics news]

RUSSIA: Duma Considering Law Giving Women Equal Rights to Fight in Uniform [world politics news]

UGANDA: Gov't Allows Newspaper to  Reopen After Printing General's Critical Letter [world politics news]

Monday, May 27, 2013

JAPAN: Osaka Mayor Apologizes for Suggesting US Troops Use Prostitutes to Prevent Rape [world politics news]

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto apologized for comments suggesting US Troops stationed in Okinawa use that city's prostitutes rather than raping local women, which has occurred in the recent past. He was criticized by neighboring countries outraged over Japan's refusal to apologize for using locals as "comfort women" for its soldiers.
EU: Merkel Pledges to Avert EU-China Trade War [world politics news]

KUWAIT: Opposition Will Boycott All Future Elections Under Amended Election Rule [world politics news]

Friday, May 24, 2013

BRAZIL: Relations Thaw with US as Pres. Rousseff Plans Washington Visit [world politics news]

SYRIA: Assad Gov't  to Attend US/Russian Peace Conference Next Month [world politics news]
SERBIA: Orthodox Church's Entry into Politics Causes Concern, Alarm [world politics news]

GREECE: Golden Dawn Party to "Become Like Hezbollah"; Provides Social Services [world politics news]

CANADA: Fed. Court Won't Throw Out Six MPs Over Conservative Party Robocalls  [world politics news]

Thursday, May 23, 2013

IRELAND: Referendum Planned to Consider Abolishing Upper Chamber [world politics news]
ICELAND: All Rookie Team Takes the Helm as Ministers Today [world politics news]

For the first time since 1944, when Iceland became a fully-independent republic, none of the ministers taking office today have ever before held office at the cabinet level. Davíð Gunnlaugsson of the Independence Party becomes Prime Minister. Members from his party and the Progressive Party will form the new cabinet.
INDIA: Political Firestorm Over Police Snooping on Records of 93,000 Cell Phone Users [world politics news]
SWEDEN: Rioting Revives Debate Over Generous Immigration Policies [world politics news]

Monday, May 20, 2013

MALAYSIA: Experts Warn "Chinese Tsunami" As Start of Divisive Ethnic Politics  [world politics news]
UGANDA: Police Raid Newspaper Seeking General's Letter Critical of Succession [world politics news]
PAKISTAN: Secular Party Denies Khan Allegation of Killing Sr. Aide [world politics news]

RUSSIA: Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Fine, Jail Nazi Sympathizers [world politics news]
CANADA: Top Aide to PM Harper Resigns Amid Expense Scandal [world politics news]

BOLIVIA: Pres. Morales to Meet Jimmy Carter Over Territorial Dispute with Chile [world politics news]

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Friday, May 03, 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: Powerful Family's Use of Air Base for Private Wedding Jet Sparks Firestorm [world politics news]

UK: #Cameron to Introduce EU Referendum Legislation to Thwart UKIPs Rise

[world politics news]

David Cameron is preparing to introduce legislation to ensure that a referendum is held on Britain’s membership of the European Union, in an attempt to avert the growing electoral threat from the UK Independence Party.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

BANGLADESH: PM Says Gov't Will Quickly Reform Garment Industry [world politics news]
GERMANY: In Rare Political Statement, President Attacks Tax Dodging [world politics news]

JAPAN: China Warns US of Rising Japanese Nationalism Amid Island Dispute [world politics news]

CANADA: British Columbian Election Plagued with Ditched Candidates [world politics news]

IRELAND: Russia Denies Blackmailing Ireland With Adoption Loss Over Blacklist [world politics news]
Russia supposedly threatened to end adoptions of Russian babies by Irish couples if Ireland didn't kill a "blacklist" of alleged corrupt politicians and oligarchs. Word is, they're caving in. Russia says the list is insulting and inaccurate.