Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#EU: #Merkel Says Tough New EU Sanctions Against #Russia Were "Inevitable"

[world politics news]

In a statement, Merkel called the tough new sanctions against Putin's Russia "inevitable," and said, "the illegal annexation of the Crimea and the continued destabilization of eastern Ukraine are not acceptable."

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

#IRAQ: Parliament Will Meet Next Week to Try Forming Gov't After Criticism Monday Over Plan for 5 Week "Summer Break"

[world politics news]

In the face of intense criticism of its Monday decision to adjourn until August 12 after repeated failures to form a new government, Iraq's parliament will now meet next week, on July 13, to try again. Meanwhile, the ISIS terrorist army continues to solidify its military gains in the country.

#SLOVENIA: Center-Left PM Candidate Miro Cerar Would Reconsider Privatization of Airport, Communications Company

[world politics news]

Miro Cerar, a college professor who formed a new Center-Left party just last month ("Miro Cerar's Party") and who is leading in the polls to become the next Prime Minister of Slovenia, says he would reconsider the current caretaker government's plans to privatize some public utilities.