Politics & Corruption

Chavez to 'get cancer treatment in Brazil'

Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, will travel to Brazil for cancer treatment, a source in the Brazilian government has told Reuters news agency.

U.S. recognizes Libya rebels as legitimate government

Rebel leaders won recognition as the legitimate government of Libya from the United States and other world powers on Friday in a major boost to the rebels' faltering campaign to oust Muammar Gaddafi.


US Secretary Of State Clinton To Visit Hong Kong, Indonesia This Month

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Hong Kong and Indonesia later this month on a five-day visit to East Asia, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Tuesday.

France says time for political solution in Libya; U.S. sticks to guns on ousting Gaddafi

A French minister said on Sunday it was time for Libya's rebels to negotiate with Muammar Gaddafi's government, but Washington said it stood firm in its belief that the Libyan leader cannot stay in power.


Egyptian frustrations with army, government mount

Patrick Werr and Dina Zayed Reuters 12.07.2011
Egyptian frustrations with army, government mount

Egyptian activists vowed on Sunday to stay camped in Cairo's Tahrir Square, accusing the army rulers of failing to sweep out corruption, end the use of military courts and swiftly try those who killed protesters.

China warns U.S. officials not to meet Dalai Lama

China's Foreign Ministry warned U.S. officials on Thursday not to meet with visiting exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, saying it hoped Washington "appropriately dealt" with Tibet-related issues.


US and Russia stir up political tensions over Arctic

Terry Macalister The Guardian 07.07.2011
US and Russia stir up political tensions over Arctic

The seventh ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council in May looked set be a mundane affair, with its focus on signing a new search-and-rescue agreement and handover of the chairmanship to Sweden. But the atmosphere in Nuuk, the capital of Greenla...

Qaddafi Seeks Exit Guarantees: Russian Envoy

Henry Meyer Bloomberg.com 06.07.2011
Qaddafi Seeks Exit Guarantees: Russian Envoy

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi will have to receive security guarantees to relinquish his four decades of rule over the North African nation, said Mikhail Margelov, Russia’s envoy for negotiating Qaddafi’s departure.


Chavez gets hero's welcome after cancer surgery

President Hugo Chavez received a hero's welcome as he rallied thousands of supporters upon his return to Venezuela, vowing to beat cancer after undergoing surgery in Cuba.

Iran Ridicules July 4th: America is Not Independent

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu Arutz Sheva 05.07.2011
Iran Ridicules July 4th: America is Not Independent

Iran ”celebrates” Independence Day in the United States by saying the US has lost independence to foreign creditors and, of course, Israel.


Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says he was treated for cancer

Daniel Wallis and Andrew Cawthorne Reuters 01.07.2011
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says he was treated for cancer

Venezuela's flamboyant socialist leader Hugo Chavez said on Thursday he had undergone a successful operation in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumor and was on the road to full recovery.

Vladimir Putin says Russian 2012 election will be dirty

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that the March 2012 presidential election campaign would be dirty, but stopped short of saying whether he would seek another stint as Kremlin chief.


Athens burns in riots: Protests explode as Greek MPs debate EU's call for £25bn in cuts

David Williams and Christine Pirovolakis Daily Mail 29.06.2011
Athens burns in riots: Protests explode as Greek MPs debate EU's call for £25bn in cuts

Riot police fought running battles with hooded youths in Athens yesterday as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets against tough austerity measures. Parts of the Greek capital were ablaze and dozens were injured as youths hurled roc...

Report: Hugo Chávez in Critical Condition In Cuban Hospital

Hugo Chávez extended stay in a Cuban hospital is because he is in critical condition, according to a report in El Nuevo Herald.


Libyan rebel ambassador: Get it together, Washington!

Josh Rogin Foreign Policy 24.06.2011
Libyan rebel ambassador: Get it together, Washington!

The Libyan rebels are running out of money, but the Obama administration and Congress can't get their act together to provide urgently needed help to those fighting against Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi, according to the rebel's top envoy in Wa...

Hugo Chavez may return to Venezuela within 12 days

President Hugo Chavez is recuperating well from his surgery in Cuba and is expected to return to Venezuela within 12 days, one of his brothers said Wednesday.


Surgery silences Venezuela's Chavez, controversy grows

Andrew Cawthorne Yahoo! News 23.06.2011
Surgery silences Venezuela's Chavez, controversy grows

The most verbose president on the planet is strangely silent. Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, an avid tweeter whose speeches routinely go on for hours, has barely communicated in public since a June 10 operation in Cuba that has become increasingly shrou...

Jacob Zuma snubs Michelle Obama during First Lady's South Africa visit

South Africa President Jacob Zuma has snubbed the visiting Michelle Obama by sending his prisons minister to meet the first lady at the airport and failing to see her during her three-day stay.


Greek PM Wins Crucial Vote, But Outlook Remains Dire

Greece's parliament backed Prime Minister George Papandreou's new cabinet in a midnight vote of confidence, a crucial hurdle towards approving the country's austerity package and restarting the flow of bailout funds that are staving off default.

Tens of thousands protest against cuts in Madrid

Gabriel Rubio Yahoo! News 21.06.2011
Tens of thousands protest against cuts in Madrid

Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Madrid Sunday blaming bankers and politicians for causing a financial crisis that forced the country to adopt painful spending cuts.



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