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28.05.2014

Will Election Unite Ukraine? Dozens Killed in Airport Battle as President-Elect Vows Russia Talks

Will Election Unite Ukraine? Dozens Killed in Airport Battle as President-Elect Vows Russia Talks

At least 30 pro-Russian rebels have reportedly died in fierce fighting at the airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The Ukrainian government bombarded the airport with air strikes, then paratroopers, after rebels seized it on Monday. The fighting began just hours after the pro-European billionaire candy tycoon Petro… »

08.05.2014

Separatists Reject Putin Call to Delay Secession Referendum

Separatists Reject Putin Call to Delay Secession Referendum

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on separatists to delay a referendum on breaking off from Ukraine. Areas in eastern Ukraine occupied by pro-Russian forces are set to vote this Sunday on whether to seek autonomy. Amidst continued violence over the past week, Putin called on the separatists to… »

09.04.2014

Is India on a Totalitarian Path? Arundhati Roy on Corporatism, Nationalism and World’s Largest Vote

Is India on a Totalitarian Path? Arundhati Roy on Corporatism, Nationalism and World’s Largest Vote

By Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! As voting begins in India in the largest elections the world has ever seen, we spend the hour with Indian novelist and essayist Arundhati Roy. Nearly 815 million Indians are eligible to vote, and results will be issued in May. One of… »

04.04.2014

Afghanistan’s Tryst with History: A Crucial Weekend for Afghans

Afghanistan’s Tryst with History: A Crucial Weekend for Afghans

On Saturday April 5, Afghans will gear up for their tryst with history by taking part in elections. This presidential election is by far the most significant event in 2014 in Afghanistan, and possibly one of the most important in the contemporary history of the country. Evidently, Afghan leaders throughout… »

01.04.2014

Vote in local elections reveals a polarised Turkey

Vote in local elections reveals a polarised Turkey

There is no doubt that Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has come out stronger from the local elections on Sunday. Similarly there is no doubt that the Kurdish regions confirm they are going their own way, which is not the same as the rest of the country. The Justice and… »

31.03.2014

Is Voting Habit-Forming?

Is Voting Habit-Forming?

By Linda Gorman.- Economists and political scientists have observed that a citizen who votes today is more likely to vote in the future, but determining whether that is the result… »

10.02.2014

Anti nuclear camp lose out in Tokyo elections

Anti nuclear camp lose out in Tokyo elections

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s man won February 9 2014 election for governor of Tokyo, denying the post to the anti-nuclear camp, which should have teamed up for this important election battle. According to media exit polls, the 65-year-old Masuzoe, backed by Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, was the winner by a… »

19.11.2013

Chilean politician applauds young parliamentarians, criticizes Bachelet

Chilean politician applauds young parliamentarians, criticizes Bachelet

By Brittany Peterson for The Voice of Russia Chileans took to the polls Sunday to elect a new president and Congress, but only came away with the latter. Brittany: Michelle Bachelet is a former president to Chile and for the last three years, was the head of UN Women in New… »

26.03.2013

Netanyahu’s new Israeli government: Here we go again

Netanyahu’s new Israeli government: Here we go again

By Alon Ben-Meir, Professor of International Relations, Center for Global Affairs at NYU. At the eleventh hour, Prime Minister Netanyahu hustled to put his coalition government together only two days before President Obama’s visit to Israel. Undoubtedly, Netanyahu’s last-ditch effort was prompted by his incontrovertible desire to be the… »

26.03.2013

Maduro warns of sabotage plans in Venezuela

Maduro warns of sabotage plans in Venezuela

Venezuela’s acting president has accused political opponents of drawing up plans to sabotage the Latin American country’s electricity grid and disrupt food distribution ahead of the April 14 presidential election. Nicolas Maduro made the remarks during a televised speech on Monday, The Associated Press reported. He did not provide further… »

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