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Rising SNP could back a minority Labour government in 2015 – Salmond
Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has hinted the Scottish National Party (SNP) would be prepared to back a minority Labour government in Westminster by allowing its MPs to vote on laws that only affect England, on which they currently abstain.

19.12.2014 09:26

‘When you start thinking about ratings they start to fall’ – Putin
For President Putin its real work rather than the photo-op that’s putting him high in the opinion polls.

18.12.2014 12:49

Anti-austerity coalition? SNP, Greens and Plaid Cymru consider pact
The Scottish National Party (SNP), Green Party and Welsh nationalists Plaid Cymru have vowed to join forces whenever possible to fight the mainstream parties’ ‘obsession’ with austerity.

16.12.2014 15:10

Nationalist party leader wants parliamentary seats cut by a third
The head of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party is suggesting the number of lawmakers in the country is cut by a third because of the financial situation. Those left would have their salaries cut by 30 percent.

16.12.2014 14:45

Jeb Bush makes first step in launching presidential campaign
​Former Florida governor and brother and son of United States presidents, Jeb Bush, announced that he will "actively explore" a possible presidential campaign for 2016.

16.12.2014 15:16

Nuclear ultimatum: Scottish National Party challenges Labour on Trident
The Scottish National Party (SNP) will only support a Labour government in a hung parliament after the May 2015 general election if they agree to scrap Britain’s nuclear weapons program, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

16.12.2014 13:05

Russian public names Putin ‘Man of the Year’ – fresh poll
An overwhelming majority of Russians named President Vladimir Putin ‘Man of the Year’ when pollsters asked them to choose from among serving Russian politicians.

16.12.2014 08:39

Haiti PM steps down amid anti-govt protests (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has announced his resignation following an eruption of long-brewing political discontent, and a commission’s recommendation that he step down.

14.12.2014 13:53

Oregon GMO-labeling initiative defeated by Monsanto-sponsored groups
Supporters of an Oregon ballot initiative requiring labels on genetically-modified food acknowledged defeat on Thursday after an automatic recount failed to sway the results of November’s vote and a judge denied their plea for a count of rejected ballots.

12.12.2014 15:04

‘UK base in Bahrain is not about stability, but greater role in the region’
The UK wants to again become a major international player in the Middle East, so it ignores human rights abuses and a mass move away from any kind of democracy in Bahrain, Dominic Kavakeb from the Bahrain Justice and Development Movement told RT.

09.12.2014 08:43

Opposition in central Russian city demands preservation of direct mayor elections
A group of left- and right-wing oppositionists held a rally in the industrial city of Yaroslavl protesting against the plan to cancel the recently restored direct mayoral elections and demanding the resignation of the current regional governor.

08.12.2014 08:11

Quick comeback: Ex-SNP leader Alex Salmond to stand for UK parliament
Alex Salmond, who nearly led Scotland to independence earlier this year, has announced his candidacy for a seat in Westminster in 2015. He said the surging SNP will demand more self-rule in exchange for propping up a likely minority government.

07.12.2014 14:18