Tag: Politics

Obama Approval Drops to 46% in United States

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Public support for Barack Obama fell slightly last month in the United States, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 46 per cent of respondents approve of their president’s performance, down two points…

Ethiopia politics: Pre-emptive strike?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The Ethiopian government claims that opposition groups are planning a campaign of destabilising street violence in the wake of May elections. Opposition groups believe the authorities are guilty of intimidation.

China slaps new penalties on US chicken imports

BEIJING (AFP)— China said Wednesday it will impose preliminary tariffs on a variety of US chicken products it claims received government subsidies as trade tensions grow between the two sides.

Kyrgyz Republic politics: Between anarchy and democracy

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The political situation in the Kyrgyz Republic has to a large extent stabilised since the overthrow of the president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, on April 7th. Sporadic outbreaks of violence are still occurring, but these appear to be localised and…

Israel ‘cuts arms sales to Turkey’

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 26 (UPI) — Israel will impose a temporary freeze on the sale of advanced weapons systems to Turkey, once a key ally, because of blistering criticism of the Jewish state by Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip…

Ukraine/Russia/Unrest: opposition protests against Russian naval base lease agreement

Thousands of opposition demonstrators rallied outside Ukraine’s parliament building on Tuesday as the bill to extend the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s base in Crimea until 2042 was granted. Inside the parliament, opposition lawmakers created unrest by setting off smoke bombs and throwing eggs…

Thailand: Red Shirts take protests to provinces; blocks police trucks form entering capital

Members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), a.k.a the Red Shirts, started fresh protests in the provinces of Pathum Thani, Udon Thani,Phayao and Ubon Ratchathani over the weekend, blocking police vehicles from entering Bangkok.

Kyrgyzstan/Civil unrest: at least 5 killed, 30 injured in violent riots

Fresh waves of violent riots flared up on Monday in the Kyrgyz villages of Mayevka and Nizhniaya Alansha, north of the capital city of Bishkek, killing at least 5 people and injuring about 30 others. Reportedly, 3 of killed people died of gunshot…

Americans Endorse Racial Profiling at Airports

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Many adults in the United States support security personnel relying on a passenger’s racial or religious characteristics to determine whether this passenger requires a more thorough review, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public…