For the second year in a row, attendees at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend picked United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) as their likely choice for the Republican Party’s next presidential nominee.
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich has announced early presidential elections. He also said that the constitution of 2004, which limits presidential powers, will be returned. This was one of the main demands by the opposition.
A country of almost 15 million people is being held hostage by a very small radical group, namely 2 or 3 thousand very aggressive rioters, with some of them toting firearms and Molotov cocktails, Professor Mark Almond of Oxford University told RT.
A leading Russian Foreign Ministry official has condemned the US State Department attempts to influence the political situation in volatile Ukraine and warned that such behavior could lead to tragic results.
The future of the Afghan-US security pact, which would allow US troops to stay in the country, is likely to get into the hands of Karzai’s successor, since Hamid Karzai shows reluctance to sign the deal.
The bill on the return to a mixed election system, passed in the second reading on Wednesday, it demands candidates from new parties running in Duma elections present additional proof of their popularity.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky holds that the growing number of political parties and increasing competition also leads to more disgruntled citizens who take to the streets after their candidates fail in elections.