Tag: Politics

Kyrgyzstan/Civil unrest: Death toll in clashes reach 2,000

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Russian media citing Interim President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva reported on Friday that the death toll from the ethnic clashes which began last Thursday in the Osh and Jalal-abad provinces goes up to 2,000.

Sudan politics: All eyes on the south

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT With the elections in Sudan out of the way and a new cabinet finally in place, attention is focused squarely on the referendum on the future of the south. We consider that this referendum is…

Discussion over Brussels district topples government

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Election Date: June 13, 2010 At stake: Federal Parliament Background Today, Belgium is one of the most prosperous members of the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Independent since 1830, the country was invaded by Germany…

Turkey to Ship Gasoline to Iran

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Iran is expected to receive its first shipment of gasoline from Turkey in at least 18 months in June, industry sources said on Tuesday.

Bomb blast outside Athens’ prison, two injured

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A powerful bomb has exploded outside Korydallos prison in the west of Greek capital Athens on Thursday, leaving two people wounded and causing extensive damage to nearby homes and shops, security officials and media reported.

Leak exposes anti-EU feeling in UK’s Tory party

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EUObserver Today @ 09:25 CET A confidential memo drafted by the British foreign ministry has indicated the depth of anti-EU feeling in the British Conservative party. The paper was written last week by UK officials in the form of a letter…

Morales Faces First Workers Protests

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LA PAZ, Bolivia (IPS) – Strikes and demonstrations against the Bolivian government’s wage policy have marked the end of a honeymoon period between workers and leftwing President Evo Morales.