- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be out of office, but he’s just starting to make some noise if his latest investment is any indication: a new organization intended to take on the National Rifle Association.
- As Egypt prepares for the first post-coup presidential elections, there is no sign to show that political violence is abating.
- Radicals have attacked two Ukrainian presidential candidates. One of them, Oleg Tsarev, was “brutally beaten,” claimed the candidate’s press office. The radicals poured green antiseptic solution and flour on another candidate, Mikhail Dobkin.
- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has drawn accusations from the ruling party that its policies can be detrimental to India’s “secular personality” if it wins the elections, and seems to have an active agenda domestically and internationally.
- Elections held last week in Afghanistan, while highly publicized as a showpiece in NATO’s lengthy intervention, will most likely achieve very little.
- First results released after the Afghan presidential elections show that with about 500,000 votes in 26 provinces counted former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is slightly ahead in a tight race with finance ex-minister Ashraf Ghani.
- Huge debt and unemployment in Greece are the result of the extreme neo-liberal policies pursued by the Troika that are just aimed at saving the banks but not the people, Kostas Isyhos, a member of the political secretariat of Syriza party, told RT.
- The State Council of the Crimean Republic has approved a draft constitution to become a new part of the Russian Federation, introducing some changes that allow smooth cooperation between regional and federal authorities.
- The predicted election as president of Field Marshal al-Sisi will lead to a new decade of rule by the country’s military junta, setting back again the will of the people and making the sacrifice of the victims of the 3-year-revolution meaningless.
- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that a constitutional court ruling that lifted a previous ban on Twitter was wrong and should be overturned.
- More than 3,000 complaints of election violations have been reported following Afghanistan’s election at the weekend. Voter turnout was unexpectedly high in spite of a wave of attacks by the Taliban aimed at disrupting the election.
- On the one side we have a government that has carried out renationalization, which has confronted the greedy foreign-owned energy companies, and presided over a rise in real wages and a fall in unemployment.