Category: Politics

Ukraine’s Tymoshenko Presses Yanukovich In Parliament

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko sought on Monday to force a quick parliamentary vote she hopes will back her government before President-elect Viktor Yanukovich has time to muster support to bring it down.

France politics: Regime change?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The deterioration of France’s public finances since the start of the financial crisis has not been as sharp as in some other developed economies, but France’s starting position was nevertheless poor and rising concerns over…

Tories Keep Double-Digit Lead in Britain

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The opposition Conservative Party remains ahead of its rivals in Britain, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 40 per cent of respondents would support the Tories in this year’s general election, up…

Ukraine’s Tymoshenko drops legal challenge on election

KIEV, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Saturday dropped her legal case challenging the election of rival Viktor Yanukovich as president, saying the court could not be trusted to reach a fair verdict.

Libya suspends issuing visas to Europeans

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya has suspended the issuing of entry visas to European citizens apart from British nationals, an official at the country’s main international airport said on Monday.

Celebration of 31st anniversary of Islamic revolution, clashes across Tehran

Security forces cracked down on opposition supporters as tens of thousands of Iranians gathered at a Tehransquare to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution of Iran on Thursday. According to sources, clashes continue across Tehran, particularly at Amir Abad, in the…

Obama’s empty threats weaken US

The Guardian: The US’s inability to back threats with tangible actions in response to Iran’s nuclear trickery has cost America a key non-proliferation tool and suggested the waning of a global power. There is a glimmer of hope for President Barack…

Iran arrests activists before expected protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)— Iranian authorities have rounded up alleged opposition activists ahead of celebrations Thursday to mark the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution when anti-government groups have called for protests, the country’s top police official said.

Yanukovich narrowly wins Ukraine run-off

Reports have Yanukovich narrowly winning Ukraine’s presidential run-off.   Yanukovich is a pro-Russian candidate who was ousted from power during the Orange Revolution.

Russia’s Iran Policy: A Curveball for Obama

Heritage Foundation Abstract: Russia‘s interests in Iran fundamentally diverge from those of the United States. Russia considers Iran a partner and de facto ally in its plans to reshape the power balance in the Middle East and dilute U.S. influence…