Politics & Corruption

With the closing year, we are witnessing the weakening of President Barack Obama and the embarrassing differences revealed between him and his Secretary of State, John Kerry

Two Different Versions

Eviathar H. Ben-Zedeff 05.09.2013
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Marking Israeli goods

Eviathar H. Ben-Zedeff 25.07.2013
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Following the EU's instruction to mark Israeli goods

the three terrors

alex levin 03.03.2012
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Defiant Ahmadinejad wins backing of four LatAm allies

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad headed for home on Friday after achieving his goal of securing the backing of four Latin American allies in his country's nuclear standoff with the West.

Russian Ad Compares Putin Foe to Hitler

ROBERT MACKEY and GLENN KATES The New York Times 14.01.2012
Russian Ad Compares Putin Foe to Hitler

While Republican voters in South Carolina are being warned in a new ad not to trust Mitt Romney because, “like John Kerry, he speaks French,” politicking in Russia, where a new president will be elected in March, is a good deal less subtle.


Iranian president arrives in Cuba; U.S. warns of ‘dangerous alliance’

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Cuba Wednesday for a brief visit that is the third stop in his Latin American tour.

Iranian, Venezuelan leaders rebuff U.S., joke about bomb

Andrew Cawthorne and Brian Ellsworth Reuters 11.01.2012
Iranian, Venezuelan leaders rebuff U.S., joke about bomb

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez lavished each other with praise on Monday, mocked U.S. disapproval and joked about having an atomic bomb at their disposal.


Boycott threat overshadows last stage of Egypt vote

Islamists aim to deepen their control over Egypt's lower house of parliament on Tuesday in a final phase of voting overshadowed by a threat from a liberal party to boycott elections for the upper chamber.

Fidel Castro: 'robot' better than Obama, Republicans

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro said Monday that a "robot" would be better in the White House than President Barack Obama -- or any of the Republicans candidates in the 2012 election race.


Egypt activists call mass rally against army rule

Edmund Blair and Marwa Awad Yahoo! News Canada 24.12.2011
Egypt activists call mass rally against army rule

Egyptian activists have called a mass rally in Cairo on Friday against the army's handling of protests that killed 17 people and drew international criticism of the ruling generals.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, 69, has died

Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader, has died of heart failure. He was 69.


Vaclav Havel, former Czech president, leader of "Velvet Revolution," dies at 75

Michael Winfrey and Jana Mlcochova Reuters 19.12.2011
Vaclav Havel, former Czech president, leader of "Velvet Revolution," dies at 75

Vaclav Havel, an anti-Communist playwright who became Czech president and a worldwide symbol of peace and freedom after leading the bloodless "Velvet Revolution," died at the age of 75 on Sunday.

Vladimir Putin 'would lose honest presidential election', says former Russian PM

Vladimir Putin has been rattled by recent protests against his rule and would lose an honest presidential election if he had the guts to allow one, a former Russian prime minister has claimed.


Egypt's Islamists claim sweep of second round vote

Marwa Awad and Tamim Elyan Reuters 19.12.2011
Egypt's Islamists claim sweep of second round vote

Egypt's two leading Islamist parties said on Sunday their separate party lists secured about three-quarters of votes cast in the second round of a parliamentary election, extending their lead in the three-stage vote.

Vladimir Putin mocks and dismisses protesters

Andrew Osborn Telegraph 16.12.2011
Vladimir Putin mocks and dismisses protesters

Vladimir Putin has mocked the tens of thousands of Russians who have protested against his rule in recent weeks, dismissing his critics as paid-up agents of the West.


Israeli officials say Syria’s Bashar al-Assad is doomed

Joel Greenberg The Washington Post 15.12.2011
Israeli officials say Syria’s Bashar al-Assad is doomed

In a shift, Israeli officials are welcoming the prospect that Syria’s embattled president, Bashar al-Assad, will be overthrown, an event Defense Minister Ehud Barak says could be weeks away.

Iran to exploit power vacuum as US quits Iraq: analysts

Patrick Markey Breitbart.com 15.12.2011
Iran to exploit power vacuum as US quits Iraq: analysts

The US withdrawal from Iraq will leave a power vacuum in the Gulf, analysts say, paving the way for Iran to increase its influence in this economic and politically strategic region, a concern echoed by America's Gulf allies.


Medvedev's Twitter obscenity provokes shock

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev caused shock and jeers on Wednesday after an obscene insult directed at political opponents appeared on his official Twitter feed.

Russia: Clinton playing politics

MJ LEE Politico.com 08.12.2011
Russia: Clinton playing politics

Russia lashed out at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday, accusing her of attacking Moscow only to “impress her voters in the Democratic Party.”



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