Items tagged with: Politics

Iraq has been mediating between both sides, US and Iran, to try and avoid a crisis. #MiddleEast #Iran #Politics
July 21 vote is widely seen as an attempt to gain momentum and cement power at a high point of new leader's popularity. #Europe #Ukraine #Politics
Blaise Compaore led successful negotiations with armed groups in the past, but the government has no plans to allow him to return to the country.
Burkina Faso ex-president offers to return to broker peace deal
#Africa #BurkinaFaso #Politics
Move follows revelations MEP failed to declare lavish funding from year of the EU referendum

The European parliament is to investigate Nigel Farage for failing to declare lavish expenses funded by Arron Banks.

The European parliament president, Antonio Tajani, “today refers the Farage issue to an advisory committee”, a source told the Guardian.
EU to investigate Nigel Farage over expenses funded by Arron Banks
#NigelFarage #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews #Brexitparty #UKIndependencepartyUkip
With 751 representatives from 28 countries, the European Parliament is considered to be the human face of the EU. #Europe #Italy #Politics
It is unclear if the letter from Congress will push the White House into articulating a clear strategy for Syria. #US&Canada #UnitedStates #Politics
As Argentina's former president goes on trial for corruption, Al Jazeera looks at the impact it could have on her future political ambitions. #LatinAmerica #Argentina #Politics
Building the Brexit party: how Nigel Farage copied Italy's digital populists
#NigelFarage #FiveStarMovement #Brexitparty #Italy #BeppeGrillo #Europe #Worldnews #Politics #UKIndependencepartyUkip #Brexit
Marina Abramović, Elmgreen & Dragset and Bernard-Henri Lévy are just some of the big names involved in United Artists for Europe. Here’s why they’re taking a stand

Bernard-Henri Lévy, French philosopher
Wallop our EU punchbag! Artists talk us through their Brexit creations
#Art #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Britishidentityandsociety #Artanddesign #Culture #Europe #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews
The situation remains bleak for millions of Afghans who have suffered under war and poverty. #Asia #Afghanistan #Politics
It seems the Arab Spring has given wings to North African filmmakers whose stories are pushing the boundaries of subjects that have long been taboo in the region. #Europe #France #Politics
French presidents rarely publicly campaign in European elections but Macron is breaking with tradition. He says Europe is in crisis and he is fighting to save it. #Europe #France #Politics
Accused of wanting to overthrow the Kabila government, Katumbi returns after three years in exile.
Exiled former governor Moise Katumbi returns to DR Congo
#Africa #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #Politics
Facing multiple corruption charges, Zuma to appear in court again but says charges are politically motivated. #Africa #SouthAfrica #Politics
Jeremy Corbyn says he 'won't support new attempt at Brexit deal' - video
#JeremyCorbyn #Labour #UKnews #Politics #Brexit #TheresaMay #EuropeanUnion #Europe
Revenge #politics from #brexit "party" (a-part-heid): "Wipe the smiles from their faces on May 23rd."

This is what their founder says. Sounds familiar? #trumpism and rhetoric of vengeance, hate. #stopbrexit
Three decades ago, Olof Palme was assassinated on Stockholm’s busiest street. The killer has never been found. Could the discovery of new evidence finally close the case? By Imogen West-Knights

On the last night of February 1986, the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme and his wife, Lisbet, were strolling home through downtown Stockholm. They had taken an impromptu trip to the cin
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Burkina Faso is a Muslim-majority country but all of its presidents have so far been Christian. #Africa #BurkinaFaso #Politics

Eurovision: 60 y.o. mom with flags of "Palestina" and other provocateurs.

Why don't they dance in Gaza Strip? (the right answer: these "BSD activists" will be killed there)

Michal Shir (Likud):

"All the appreciation over the organizing of an exemplary event was erased in one moment. I do not know who is responsible for this, but the flag on the right is responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of Israelis. Since when has it become legitimate to proudly present it on the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation? I expect those responsible to be held accountable for this failure, there is a limit to our flattery to the world, and the buck stops here."

The European Broadcasting Union responded to the Madonna incident later on Saturday night, saying according to Reuters, “This part of the performance were not part of the rehearsals which had been approved by the EBU and... Show more...
Some Bolivians say Morales is acting unconstitutionally after voters expressed opposition to his fourth term. #LatinAmerica #Bolivia #Politics
From understanding the proportional representation system to voting tactically, here are the key facts

What are the European elections?
The European elections are the second-largest democratic contest in the world, second only to the Indian elections. Voters in 28 countries will elect 751 members of the European parliament for a five-year term that starts on 2 July. If Brexit goes ahead, British MEPs will quit; some of the UK’s 73 seats will be redistributed to other states, but the parliament will be reduced to 705 members.

When does voting happen?
The Netherlands and the UK vote first, on Thursday 23 May. A handful of countries go to the polls on Friday and Saturday, but most member states (21 of them) run the election on Sunday. Results cannot be announced before the last polling station closes at 11pm Central European Time (CET) in Italy. Officials at the European parliament expect to announce the first projection of results, based on exit polls and counted votes, as soon as 11.15pm CET.
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Europhiles should ignore Labour and vote for a Remain party

This Thursday, voters face an important choice. It’s not the choice they deserve: whether to approve or reject the Brexit deal Theresa May has negotiated on their behalf. But it is the most important opportunity yet to send a clear message to our political leaders that the gridlock, the lacklustre leadership and the general sense of malaise that have infected Westminster since 2016 just isn’t good enough.

For months, people have been denied their say, despite the prolonged parliamentary stalemate and the knots in which both main parties have tied themselves over Brexit. These European elections should not be treated as a proxy referendum: there is no distinct question being put to the public and turnout will probably be much lower than in a general election or referendum. But they are a precious chance for those who share the Observer’s view that Brexit would be an unmitigated disaster to show Labour and the Conservatives exactly what they think of their takeaway from the dire local e... Show more...
Evenings at Sudan's sit-in at army headquarters, where thousands have gathered to demand the military council hand power to civilians, has become an opportunity for learning to many Sudanese. #MiddleEast #Sudan #Politics
Julian Assange. In his own words: Google Is An Empire.

YouTube: Google Is An Empire (TheWikiLeaksChannel)

Australia's Labor leader Bill Shorten concedes and resigns after election loss. #AsiaPacific #Australia #Politics
There are 151 electorates in Australia, with 76 seats delivering a majority. #Australia #Elections #AsiaPacific #Politics

There's a 49 Percent #Chance the #World As We Know It Will End by 2050

source: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/05/jared-diamond-on-his-new-book-upheaval.html
"Today, the #risk that we’re facing is not of societies collapsing one by one, but because of #globalization, the risk we are facing is of the #collapse of the whole world."
#JaredDiamond #humanity #society #politics #civilization #future #interview #doomsday
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