Category Archives: Politics
Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency, said China‘s top legislature has formally adopted a resolution easing the country’s one-child policy. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed a resolution allowing couples to have two children if either parent … Continue reading
Former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been released from jail following a pardon from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin signed a decree earlier pardoning Khodorkovsky on the basis of the principles of humanity.
According to Der Spiegel, The United States has been spying on Angela Merkel‘s mobile phone since 2002. The German publication claims to have seen secret documents from the National Security Agency which show Merkel’s number on a list dating from … Continue reading
Nearly 30 million people around the world are living as slaves, according to a new index ranking 162 countries. The report’s authors hope it will help governments tackle what they call a hidden crime.
Enrico Letta, Prime Minister of Italy, has won a confidence vote after a last-minute U-turn by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Letta had earlier said that if he were defeated in the vote, it might prove a fatal risk for Italy.
If someone is wondering whether the two halves of Germany are becoming truly one 24 years after the country was officially unified, just have a look at the map of voting patterns in Berlin. The picture is stark: the former … Continue reading
Official result show that Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s conservative party has won Germany’s election, but finished just short of an absolute majority. Merkel urged her party to celebrate a super result, as she looked set for a historic third term.
Barack Obama, President of the United States, said the US can’t turn a blind eye to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. He was speaking after returning to the United States from a G20 summit in Russia, which failed … Continue reading
Egypt‘s presidency has declared a state of emergency after scores of people were killed when security forces stormed protest camps in Cairo. The camps had been occupied by supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi, who was deposed in early July.