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Tusk secures clear victory in Polish parliamentary poll

Warsaw – Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s centre-right Civic Platform Party gained a clear victory in Poland’s weekend parliamentary elections, securing 39 per cent of vote, election officials said Monday, after almost all the votes had been counted. The opposition Law and Justice Party headed by Jaroslaw Kaczynski garnered 30 per cent of the vote, apparently failing to draw support on ...

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Tusk secures clear victory in Polish parliamentary poll

Warsaw – Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s centre-right Civic Platform Party gained a clear victory in Poland’s weekend parliamentary elections, securing 39 per cent of vote, election officials said Monday, after almost all the votes had been counted. The opposition Law and Justice Party headed by Jaroslaw Kaczynski garnered 30 per cent of the vote, apparently failing to draw support on ...

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Changes to UK law won’t protect Tzipi Livni

In December 2009, a judge in London issued a warrant for the arrest of former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. The judge received significant evidence indicating her individual criminal responsibility for war crimes committed during Israel’s December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip. The Court’s straightforward application of the rule of law prompted a diplomatic ...

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Changes to UK law won’t protect Tzipi Livni

In December 2009, a judge in London issued a warrant for the arrest of former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. The judge received significant evidence indicating her individual criminal responsibility for war crimes committed during Israel’s December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip. The Court’s straightforward application of the rule of law prompted a diplomatic ...

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Germany and France Say Deal Near to Recapitalize Banks

Acknowledging that Europe’s banks still need billions of euros to cushion against a possible default by Greece, the leaders of Germany and France announced on Sunday that they would have a package of reforms by the time leaders of the Group of 20 nations meet in early November. Enlarge | Buy Photo Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, right, and  President ...

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Germany and France Say Deal Near to Recapitalize Banks

Acknowledging that Europe’s banks still need billions of euros to cushion against a possible default by Greece, the leaders of Germany and France announced on Sunday that they would have a package of reforms by the time leaders of the Group of 20 nations meet in early November. Enlarge | Buy Photo Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, right, and  President ...

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Feature: Wangari Maathai, the woman of trees, dies

Kenya’s Wangari Muta Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner, environmentalist and human rights activist, died 25 September at age 71. A mother of three, she devoted her life to promoting the environment and democracy. Ms. Maathai frequently expressed concern about poverty in Africa. In an exclusive interview with Africa Renewal shortly after winning the Nobel Prize (see full text ...

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Exit poll: Tusk’s party leading in Polish election

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An exit poll shows that the centrist Civic Platform party of Prime Minister Donald Tusk is winning Poland’s national election with 39.6 percent of the votes….

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Barack Obama: Where’s the Peace?

Dear President Barack Obama, Sometime in late 2007, a nine-year-old girl in Moscow hung a poster on the wall of her bedroom that featured an artistic rendering of your image, accompanied by a single word: “Change.” Given that children are not generally attracted to the drab, adult world of politics, that poster rammed home the power of your message and ...

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