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Politics

 

Elections marked by violence and tension

After presidential and legislative elections on Saturday, 29 March, Nigeria continues to await results amid uncertainty and fear.The northeast of the country was marred by ...

Three protesters dead in Kiev

The crisis in Ukraine is getting worse. At least three protesters have been killed in the violent clashes with the police which began in Kiev ...

Obama re-evaluates aid to Cairo

The tension in the Egyptian streets is increasingly high. Morsi supporters announced that a major protest will take place Friday, and the United States stated ...

The Pope's meeting with Prime Minister Mario Monti

The meeting between Pope Francis and the Prime Minister of Italy lasted 20 minutes. It took place late yesterday afternoon, Friday 26 April, in the ...

Anglicans against the cuts of grants for families

Concern at the growing risk of ever increasing poverty among families with children was expressed by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. The Prelate — to ...

Kenya goes to the polls fearing violence

The death toll has reached at least 17 in the last few hours in Kenya, where today presidential elections are being held. This announcement was ...

A constitution of discord

Anticipating the deadlines scheduled in the attempt to put an end to the violence in Egypt since President Mohammed Mursi issued a sweeping decree on ...

New unrest in Tahrir Square

New clashes between the police and the opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi were reported in Tahrir Square in Cairo, where yesterday tens of thousands ...

National debate before any decision

“Whether or not we want it, we as the French have a special responsibility that goes beyond ourselves. The Government has posited as a general ...

Four more years for Obama

Four more years with Obama: the United States chose to place their trust in the current president, guaranteeing him a second term. And the victory ...

Going to the polls

Five votes a piece: this is the verdict of the polls in Dixville Notch, the tiny New Hampshire town where the first ballots for the ...

No shocks from Denver

No shocks were felt from the University of Denver, Colorado at the first and much awaited televised debate between the American presidential candidates. In 90 ...

German court says yes to Europe

Germany's high court in Karlsruhe ruled the ESM, European Stability Mechanism, and fiscal compact as constitutionally legitimate, but imposed certain conditions for ratification. More specifically, ...

The Holy Thursday of Vittorio Emanuele Orlando

During the summer months Vittorio Emanuele Orlando was in the habit of writing a diary. In the forced seclusion of the winter of 1943 to ...

The body of Meles Zenawi returns to his homeland

The body of Meles Zenawi has been taken back to his homeland. The Prime Minister of Ethiopia died yesterday at the age of 57 in ...

Greece chooses Europe

The victory of the Conservatives in Greece does not seem to have convinced the markets. After a positive beginning in the wake of the Asian ...

Greek polls reward the anti-austerity parties

This morning Greece woke up in a climate of great uncertainty, given that yesterday's vote has led to a severely fragmented Parliament, thus promising to ...

After 17 years a Socialist returns to the Élisée

Paris, 7 May. What had been predicted came true in France where the Socialist François Hollande has been elected President. He defeated Nicolas Sarkozy, the ...

Opportunity seen as problems

The topic of the juridical status of religious confessions in the law of the European Union has acquired importance, especially in recent times. As is ...

Common goals

Seventeen months ago, I had the immense honour of meeting His Holiness Pope Benedict during his momentous visit to the United Kingdom. His visit cemented ...

The need to look ahead with courage

“The Pope's Magisterium and his personal, strong testament, important contribution of the Holy See and Italian Episcopal Conference, are propelling and critical elements of fundamental ...

U.S. sanctions on Iran

The United States President, Barack Obama, is closing in on Iran, which is explicitly accused of having chosen, “the path of international isolation,” violating every ...

Cameron attacks Europe

Economic growth of the old continent is stifled by European Community rules that are, “pointless,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron in a speech yesterday ...

Greece committed to remaining in the euro

Greece will do everything necessary to remain in the euro and default will be avoided if necessary measures are adopted immediately, Greek Finance Minister, Evangelos ...

A new citizens' pact for young Europeans

The financial and economic crisis which has shaken Europe to its core, cannot be resolved only by accounting and fiscal measures to balance the budget. ...

The IAEA report on Iran

Last night the report of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tehran’s nuclear program was released. In the document, the IAEA said that it is ...

Turning the page In Post-tsunami Japan

With the election of the new leader of the democratic party, and hence of the Prime Minister, Japan is starting a new and decisive phase ...

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