Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Rousseff fears “Paraguay-style democratic coup” to remove her from office

Rousseff likened her situation to that faced by Fernando Lugo, a former Catholic bishop who was forced out as Paraguay's president in 2012.

President Dilma Rousseff said in a closed-door meeting that Brazil is experiencing a “Paraguayan-style democratic coup,” alluding to the 2012 removal of Paraguay's then-head of state, the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Friday.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 07:11 UTC

Opposition will push for impeachment proceedings against Rousseff next week

PSDB will support an impeachment against Rousseff, said Neves: “we're not the only ones asking Rousseff to step down, 60% of Brazilian are saying the same”

Brazil opposition lawmakers will push for impeachment proceedings to begin next week against embattled President Dilma Rousseff, local media reported Friday. It comes after the country’s top audit court, the TCU, ruled that the government’s 2014 accounts had been manipulated in the run-up to last year’s presidential elections to give a better impression of the economy and sustain spending on social programs.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 06:52 UTC

Nobel Peace Prize to only surviving member of the 'Arab spring”

A coalition that carried Tunisia through a constitutional crisis and laid the groundwork for the only democracy that remains after the 2011 Arab Spring demonstrations has won the Nobel Peace Prize

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for its efforts to bring democracy to the country, where the political upheaval in 2011 sparked pro-democracy movements throughout the Arab world.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 06:37 UTC

Nobel literature for lady in love with kind Russia, “not that of Stalin or Putin”

“I love the Russian world, but the kind, humane Russian world”. “But I do not love Beria, Stalin, Putin... how low they let Russia sink,” she said

Belarusian writer and dissident Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Global Unions call on IMF and World Bank should take recession threats seriously

Burrow said it was ironic that IMF deplores the increase of income inequality and at the same time encourages countries to make labour markets even weaker

Given the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank taking place in Lima, Peru, the International Trade Union Conference, ITUC, and its Global Unions partners call on the international financial institutions to adopt policies that counter the global economic slowdown.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 06:11 UTC

The Pope’s Subversive Message

The central theme of Francis’ visit was a call for unity. He urged us “to dialogue together, to shorten the distance between us, to strengthen our bonds of brotherhood.”

The following piece by Arthur C. Brooks (*) was published in The New York Times opinion page. It is a strong view on Francis's visit significance for US Catholicism.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 02:56 UTC

FIFA in turmoil: Blatter appeals suspension; emergency meeting 20 October

Blatter's lawyers on Friday confirmed they had filed an official appeal and asked for further hearings with the ethics committee.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has appealed against the 90-day ban that forced him out of office, as world football's sleaze-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 02:38 UTC

“Enough is enough”, FIFA needs 'credible external presidential candidate', says IOC head

“They must act swiftly to regain credibility because you cannot forever dissociate the credibility of FIFA from the credibility of football”, said Bach

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has issued his strongest critique of FIFA and urged the scandal-tainted federation to seek a “credible external presidential candidate” to regain credibility.

Saturday, October 10th 2015 - 02:20 UTC

Gibraltar invited to high level security briefing at Ministry of Defense in London

The move was revealed by Penny Mordaunt, Britain’s Armed Forces Minister, who met Mr. Picardo this week at the Conservative Party conference.

Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has been invited to attend a high level security briefing at the Ministry of Defense in London next week, part of a drive by the British Government to foster closer links with the Government of Gibraltar.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 10:20 UTC

Corriere Della Sera apologizes to Cristina Fernandez for publishing 'false news on her shopping'

Cristina Fernandez holds the front page of the Italian newspaper

A Roman appeals court has confirmed a ruling against Italy’s Corriere Della Sera newspaper for a defamatory piece on Argentine president Cristina Fernández.


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