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Greece Is Quickly Turning Into Europe's Worst Nightmare

Greece is quickly turning into a nightmare for Europe. Syriza, the radical left-wing political party which won the Greek parliamentary elections over the weekend, surprised the EU b y challenging economic reforms as well as the sanctions...Show More Summary

Egypt appoints controversial UAE hired gun as elections monitor

By James M. Dorsey Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's efforts to lend legitimacy to parliamentary elections scheduled for this spring have gotten off to a murky start with the appointment of a controversial, reportedly...Show More Summary

Greeks Vote Against Euro and For Democracy

Doug Bandow Greece’s parliamentary elections could reshape Europe. In voting for the radical left the Greek people have reinvigorated home rule and democracy across the continent. Greece has been in economic crisis seemingly for eternity. Show More Summary

In a new report, Europe says mass surveillance threatens human rights

The parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe said in a lengthy report that mass surveillance practices, as thoroughly detailed in many reports following the extensive Edward Snowden leaks, are a fundamental threat to human rights. Show More Summary

FIFA Urged by Council of Europe to Rerun 2022 Qatar World Cup Vote

The voting process for the 2022 FIFA World Cup—scheduled to be held in Qatar—has been branded as “radically flawed” amid suggestions of bribery and corruption by the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe, prompting claims that...Show More Summary

We Interviewed Australia's Angriest Aboriginal Rights Activists

While most of the country's citizens marked Australia Day with barbecues and beer, on January 26 a large group of protesters gathered on the steps of he nation's parliamentary buildings to mourn the continents colonization by whites....Show More Summary

Greece's Crazy Leftists Have a Good Idea

``Amid the populist rhetoric that propelled the far-left Syriza party to victory in Greece's parliamentary elections, there's one idea that Germany in particular should take to heart: revive growth in the euro area by giving the hardest-hit countries a break on their debts... Show More Summary

Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

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Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to an improbable win in parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

The Euro Is Getting Slammed After Syriza's Landslide Victory In Greece (EUR, USD)

World markets are open again and in the wake of radical left wing party Syriza's landslide victory in Greece's parliamentary elections, the euro is getting slammed. Near 7:00 pm ET on Sunday night in New York, the euro was down to as...Show More Summary

Greek Conservative Spokesman Concedes Defeat to Anti-Austerity Left

After exit polls showed left-wing coalition Syriza handily winning Greece's parliamentary election on Sunday, a senior minister with the country's ruling center-right party publicly admitted defeat, the Associate Press reports. Read more...

Exit polls show Greece’s anti-austerity party on course to win election

Greece's far left party was projected to win a national parliamentary election in the eurozone country on Sunday, according to exit polls. Continue reading ? The post Exit polls show Greece’s anti-austerity party on course to win election appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Radical Lefties Win Greek Elections

A Greek state TV exit poll is projecting that anti-bailout party Syriza has won today's parliamentary elections—in a historic first for a radical left wing party in Greece. But it's unclear whether Syriza has won a decisive enough victory over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' incumbent conservatives to govern alone....

When the state claims custody of a fetus, it requires an incubator

On Thursday, January 22, having failed to win a pardon from the El Salvadoran justice system, a young woman won her freedom after a pardon was granted by El Salvador's Parliamentary Assembly, according to Amnesty International. The young...Show More Summary

Greece exit poll shows anti-bailout party winning election

A Greek state TV exit poll was projecting that anti-bailout party Syriza had won Sunday's parliamentary elections — in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece. But it was unclear whether...

First EU "referendum" in 40 years

They're claiming it's the first EU referendum in 40 years. Two of the region's MPs and neighbouring parliamentary candidate, Tom Pursglove, have been polling three constituencies in Northamptonshire. And, hold the front page, the majority...Show More Summary

New draft law ensures Safer Lebanese Food

Lebanon Health Minister Wael Abu Faour and MP Atef Majdalani hailed on Thursday the approval of a draft-law on food safety by the joint parliamentary committees, hoping for its swift approval by the parliament “The draft-law has become a reality and we would soon have a modern law that protects food,” said Majdalani during […]

Trudeau and ISIS: the perils of local media

The federal Liberal caucus is in London, this week, planning for the coming Parliamentary session – but also to wave the Grit flag, a bit, and try and recapture the Southwest Ontario strength the party once had under Jean Chretien. As such, Trudeau has done a lot of local media. And, as is always the […]

The 'myth' of Owain Glyndwr

Was Owain Glyndwr's parliament a myth? Rhondda Labour MP Chris Bryant, doyen of parliamentary historians, think so. As part of the BBC's "Democracy Day" I appeared alongside Mr Bryant on a two-hour programme looking at democracy within and beyond the UK. My role was to summarise developments in Welsh governance through the ages. Show More Summary

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