Election

“Leave Euro, retake democracy!” Nigel Farage in passionate Tsipras address (VIDEO)

In an impassioned speech, the un-resigned UKIP leader Nigel Farage told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to take “courage” and quit the euro after the latest emergency bailout talks broke down. Farage said it was time to “get back control of your country,” adding the banks would “give you no more.”

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Swiss anti-immigration party remains most popular – poll

The right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) continues to receive the highest levels of support in Switzerland, according to the latest survey released ahead of autumn elections. The party is popular for its immigration restriction proposals. The SVP is the most widely-backed political force in Switzerland, with the support of over 26 percent of the voters, […]

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Jill Stein announces 2016 Green Party presidential bid

The most successful female presidential candidate in US history is making another White House bid. Dr. Jill Stein announced she would seek the Green Party nomination, joining sixteen other contenders in the 2016 presidential race so far. The third woman to join the campaign, Stein made the official announcement on Tuesday, at the National Press […]

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Finland: Exhibiting strain of northern independence

Finland has struck a blow for genuine exceptionalism in Europe. Anti-NATO parties dominated polls while Euroskeptic cred was championed not only by the longstanding anti-EU party, but also, uniquely within the eurozone, by the Social Democratic party. Depending on your perspective, Finland may conjure recollections anywhere from Sibelius’ exquisitely lyrical Karelia Suite to the speedy […]

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Israelis vote against pretence of peace

Despite the predictions, the Israeli left has been soundly beaten in Tuesday’s elections by its more honest “right wing”, whose commitment to the total eradication of the Palestinians as any kind of political entity is openly stated. The defeat of the Zionist Union, ostensibly committed to negotiations and a two-state solution, should not, therefore, be […]

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Greece’s anti-austerity Syriza party officially wins parliamentary elections

Greece’s radical leftist party, Syriza, is leading the country’s parliamentary election, claiming 36 percent of the vote, and leaving the ruling New Democracy party in second place with 28 percent, according to the preliminary results.

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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. The latest research conducted by an independent Russian pollster Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) showed that 68 percent of Russian citizens consider Putin worthy of the title.

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Not jumping for joy: Ukraine, a year later

Just over a year ago, thousands of Ukrainians took to Kiev’s main square, angry at oligarchs and corruption. But instead of “Europe” and prosperity, they got a coup, more oligarchy, and war. During the three-month “people power” spectacle in Kiev’s Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) that began on November 21, 2013, one of the protesters’ favorite […]

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Is “third world” Europe finished?

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says “third world” Europe is finished and some British industrialists agree. However, the reality is far more complicated. It’s not the continent that’s finished – it’s Europe’s neoliberal elites who are in peril. Andy Street, the managing director of Britain’s prestigious retailer John Lewis claimed recently that France was “finished.”

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The bullying of Hungary – the country that dared to disobey the US and EU

25 years ago, Hungary was being toasted in the West for opening its border with Austria to East Germans, in a move which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now the Western elites are not happy with Budapest which they consider far too independent. The refusal of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his […]

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October ’14 in pictures: Major news stories through the camera lens

From Spider Man protesting in Hong Kong to Darth Vader running for parliament in Ukraine’s elections; a world search for North Korea’s ‘missing’ leader and Sweden’s hunt for a mysterious ‘Russian submarine’ – RT offers you October headlines, made visual. The ongoing epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus has shown no sign of abating, being […]

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Donbass self-proclaimed republics vote to elect leaders, MPs

The self-proclaimed people’€™s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk are electing their leaders and MPs. The Kiev government has started criminal proceedings against elections in the southeast despite them being sanctioned by the Minsk peace deal. As soon as the polling stations opened at 8 am on Sunday morning, high voter activity was noted in both […]

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Ukraine’s election: Behind the looking glass

The vote taking place this weekend in Kiev-controlled territories is part of the Maidan junta’s desperate quest for legitimacy. Nazis still dominate Ukrainian politics, while Kiev dreams of a military “final solution” for the east. In 2001, the Austrian economist Hans-Hermann Hoppe wrote a book titled ‘Democracy: The God that Failed’, in which he – […]

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Democrats abandon unpopular Obama on eve of midterm elections

With his second and final term in office nearly half-way done, United States President Barack Obama, who enjoyed record popularity after first being elected in 2008, is struggling to keep up with the ratings of wildly unpopular predecessor George W. Bush. Fallout isn’t unexpected during so-called “lame duck” sessions in which reelection is ruled out […]

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Ukraine recovery in Russia’s national interest – Putin

Moscow is ready to support Ukraine in its overcoming of the crisis, as the recovery of the bordering country is in Russia’s national interests, President Putin said, adding that the state is keen to have a ‘reliable, predictable partner and neighbor.’ Speaking at VTB’s Russia Calling! annual investment forum on Thursday, Putin said Russia’s “closest, […]

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