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    A Tale of Two Legislative Chambers
    Aug24

    A Tale of Two Legislative Chambers

    Yui Mok / Reuters It’s been an exciting summer for fans of parliamentary reform in the Anglosphere. On July 26, a British tabloid published front-page photos of Lord John Sewel, a 69-year-old member of the House of Lords, wearing an orange bra and little else as he allegedly used cocaine with sex workers. He resigned from the Lords two days...

    Poroshenko Urges Special Status for Separatist East Ukraine
    Aug23

    Poroshenko Urges Special Status for Separatist East Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called upon his coalition allies in the country to support plans for a constitutional change that he hopes would end the separatist conflict raging in the east. Poroshenko used a flag-raising ceremony in Kyiv on the eve of Ukraine’s Independence Day to call on all political parties to overcome their...

    Ukraine leader urges unity to bring change, combat Russian ‘aggressor’
    Aug23

    Ukraine leader urges unity to bring change, combat Russian ‘aggressor’

    Petro Poroshenko to pursue decentralization strategy to pacify separatist-minded parts of eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine Leader Urges Unity To Bring Change, Combat Russian ‘Aggressor’
    Aug23

    Ukraine Leader Urges Unity To Bring Change, Combat Russian ‘Aggressor’

    KIEV (Reuters) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on all political forces in the country on Sunday to rally behind his plans for constitutional change aimed at ending a separatist conflict in the east and defeating what he termed the “Russian aggressor.” Poroshenko used a flag-raising ceremony in Kiev on the eve of...

    Poroshenko Calls For Unity On Special Status For Eastern Ukraine
    Aug23

    Poroshenko Calls For Unity On Special Status For Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on all political forces in the country to support his plans for constitutional change aimed at ending a separatist conflict in the east and defeating what he called the “Russian aggressor.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Brothel’ cabarets thrive in breakaway Cyprus statelet
    Aug23

    ‘Brothel’ cabarets thrive in breakaway Cyprus statelet

    Nicosia (AFP) – A white stretch limousine pulls up outside a northern Nicosia hospital to drop off cabaret girls for their monthly HIV test, in a breakaway statelet where officially prostitution is illegal.Clubs with names such as Sexy Lady, Harem and Lipstick leave little to the imagination, with 50 of them in the so-called Turkish...

    Emerging economies let currencies slide to stay competitive
    Aug23

    Emerging economies let currencies slide to stay competitive

    London (AFP) – The world’s emerging economies are allowing their currencies to slide in a quest to remain competitive, following China’s devaluation of the yuan and the dollar’s strength in anticipation of US rate hikes.The currencies of emerging nations in Asia have especially suffered in recent weeks from market...

    Lopez breaks Chinese hearts to win world 20km race walk gold
    Aug23

    Lopez breaks Chinese hearts to win world 20km race walk gold

    Beijing (AFP) – Spain’s Miguel Angel Lopez broke Chinese hearts to win the men’s 20 kilometres walk at the world championships on Sunday.Olympic bronze medallist Wang Zhen had looked set to claim the host country’s first gold medal in Beijing after bursting clear at the 13km mark, only for the European champion to...

    Djokovic eyes history in Cincinnati Masters final against Federer
    Aug23

    Djokovic eyes history in Cincinnati Masters final against Federer

    Cincinnati (AFP) – World number one Novak Djokovic will be aiming for a slice of ATP history on Sunday when he takes on six-time champion Roger Federer in the ATP Cincinnati Masters final.Djokovic battled back to beat Ukrainian qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Saturday to set up his 41st career meeting with Federer...

    Belarus Frees Six Political Prisoners
    Aug23

    Belarus Frees Six Political Prisoners

    Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko has freed six political prisoners, including a former presidential candidate, in what appears to be an overture to the West. Lukashenko’s office released a statement Saturday calling the pardons a humanitarian gesture. Those freed include Mikola Statkevich who ran for president in...