Home
Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Politics  >  World
Latest

Pro-Moscow separatists stay put despite Ukraine PM’s overtures

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

Despite a vow by the country’s premier to cede more power to the regions

Read More →
Latest

Afghan presidential hopefuls raise fraud concerns

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

Voiced concern that voting was tainted by fraud

Read More →
Latest

Russian forces ‘gradually withdrawing’ from Ukraine

  /  March 31, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  2 Comments

US and EU officials estimated over the weekend that Russia’s sudden military buildup along Ukraine’s eastern frontier had reached 30,000 to 40,000 soldiers.

Read More →
Latest

Whispers of dissent in Kremlin-ruled Crimea

  /  March 23, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

Ukraine’s government estimates there are 25,000 people in Crimea like Anastasiya who want to flee the region after its Russian takeover.

Read More →
Latest

Putin moves to take Crimea, defying Western sanctions

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  3 Comments

The Russian strongman was due to address both houses of parliament at 1100 GMT after he signed a decree on Monday recognising Crimea’s independence.

Read More →
Latest

Ukraine faces few options after Crimea breakaway vote

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

The Black Sea region that Moscow gifted to Kiev during the Soviet era but seized back in the days after the February 22 fall of Ukraine’s pro-Kremlin regime is now at the heart of the most dramatic East-West showdown since the height of the Cold War.

Read More →
Latest

Crimea asks to join Russia as west readies sanctions

  /  March 17, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

Official results from Sunday’s poll showed 96.77 percent of the voters in the mostly Russian-speaking region opted to switch to Kremlin rule, in the most radical redrawing of the map of Europe since Kosovo’s 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia.

Read More →
Latest

Crimea declares independence from Ukraine, applies to join Russia

  /  March 17, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  2 Comments

The document was approved by all 85 deputies present in the 100-seat assembly, after a disputed referendum on Sunday in which Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to join Russia.

Read More →
Latest

Crimea holds referendum to split from Ukraine

  /  March 16, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  2 Comments

Ukraine’s new government and most of the international community except Russia have said they will not recognise a result expected to be overwhelmingly in favour of immediate secession.

Read More →
Latest

Kerry pressuring the wrong side: Israel minister

  /  March 16, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

AFP – An Israeli minister on Sunday said Washington’s top diplomat was “wrong” for pressuring Israel in peace talks, a day before Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas visits the White House. His remarks came two days read the rest…

Read More →
Latest

Ukraine vows not to fight Russia over Crimea

  /  March 12, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

Turchynov said Russian President Vladimir Putin had so far resisted intense international pressure and refused all contacts with Kiev aimed at resolving the worst breakdown in East-West relations since the Cold War.

Read More →
Latest

Crimea votes for independence ahead of referendum to join Russia

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  2 Comments

Yanukovych still enjoys Moscow’s recognition and remains a political wildcard who the Kremlin says is pushing for Russia’s immediate invasion of Ukraine in the most explosive east-west standoff since the Cold War.

Read More →
Latest

Yanukovych says still president, expects return to Kiev

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

Yanukovych told the new pro-West authorities in Ukraine who took over after he fled to Russia last month that “sooner or later, most likely sooner” they would be held responsible for their actions.

Read More →
Latest

N. Korean leader enjoys 100% ‘poll’ win

  /  March 10, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  3 Comments

“All the voters of the constituency took part in voting and 100 percent of them voted for Kim Jong-Un,” the North’s official KCNA news agency said.

Read More →
Latest

Kerry arrives in Ukraine

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  2 Comments

Putin says Yanukovych has no political future

Read More →
Latest

No need yet to send troops to Ukraine: Putin

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

AFP - Russia has no need yet to send troops into Ukraine but reserves the right to use “all means” to protect citizens should the necessity arise, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. “We reserve the right read the rest…

Read More →
Latest

No Ukraine solution, German FM says after talks with Lavrov

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

AFP - No “solution is in sight” on the Ukraine crisis, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday after a “difficult” talk in Geneva with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. “I had a difficult, long and very serious talk read the rest…

Read More →
Latest

Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk to meet EU leaders Thursday in Brussels

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

The crisis, seen as the worst in Europe since the Cold War, has sparked a flurry of diplomatic activity in response to Russia’s move into the Crimean peninsular, a largely Russian-speaking area and home to its Black Sea fleet.

Read More →
Latest

US spied on Merkel’s predecessor as well: German press

  /  February 5, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

The NSA has been at the heart of a spying scandal which erupted last year.

Read More →
Latest

Ukraine PM resigns, MPs scrap protest laws to ease crisis

  /  January 28, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  3 Comments

The European Union and United States cranked up pressure on Yanukovych to impose serious reforms to end a standoff that has turned parts of Kiev into a war zone patrolled by masked protesters and that has left three activists dead.

Read More →
Latest

Klitschko says Ukraine PM resignation only ‘a step to victory’

  /  January 28, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

“For several months we have been saying that what is happening in the streets is also the result of the policies of the current government”

Read More →
Latest

Iran says no need for UN watchdog office in Tehran

  /  January 25, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said on Friday he might seek Iran’s permission for a Tehran office for inspectors.

Read More →
Latest

New C. African president set to take reins of crisis-wracked country

  /  January 23, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

Samba Panza, the first woman to take charge of the poor, landlocked nation, is expected rapidly to appoint a prime minister

Read More →
Latest

Tribal elders in India order gang-rape of woman: police

  /  January 23, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

A 20-year-old village woman was gang-raped on orders from tribal elders who objected to her relationship with a man

Read More →
Latest

Ukraine’s opposition leader urges truce in Kiev clashes until 1800 GMT for talks

  /  January 23, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  2 Comments

Ukrainian opposition leader and world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko on Thursday urged protesters to observe an eight-hour truce in clashes with security forces

Read More →
Latest

Shrouded in smoke, Kiev becomes battle zone

  /  January 22, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

Protesters stepped up their attacks, flinging stones and Molotov cocktails but could do little against the tear gas and stun grenades used by the elite Berkut riot police who also fired rubber bullets.

Read More →
Latest

Obama signs spending bill after rare Washington compromise

  /  January 18, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

Obama signed the massive bill, passed by Congress this week in a rare budget truce, in front of officials from his Office of Management and Budget.

Read More →
Latest

Tens of thousands at anti-Erdogan protest amid vast graft probe

  /  January 11, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

Some protesters were also handing out fake dollars with Erdogan’s photo on them.

Read More →
Latest

Merkel: pastor’s daughter to world’s most powerful woman

  /  December 17, 2013  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was sworn in for a third term

Read More →
Latest

North Korea troops pledge loyalty en masse as Seoul on alert

  /  December 16, 2013  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

The mass rally in Pyongyang came ahead of Tuesday’s second anniversary of the death of longtime leader Kim Jong-Il, whose sudden demise thrust his young son to the helm of the secretive state.

Read More →