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“We will not be cowed by these sick terrorists,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron after ISIS produced a grisly video of the mass beheading of Syrian captives by foreign...
This is what former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, subsequently driven from office by mass protests in Kyiv, said to German Chancellor Angela Merkel just one year ago, at...
“I need to hear the voice of the people,” said Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “I will step down if we fail to keep our majority because that would mean our Abenomics is...
Russian politician Andrei Zhirinovsky is all mouth, so it would not normally have caused a stir when he suggested earlier this year that Russia should simply annex the parts of...
When news got out that U.S. President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping had reached an agreement on climate change, the American blogosphere lit up with negative...
“The world is on the brink of a new Cold War. Some say that it has already begun,” said Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union and the man who inadvertently...
In China, the Communists had just massacred the students in Tienanmen Square and won themselves another quarter-century in power. On the other hand, the Poles voted overwhelmingly...
“What we have today is a story based on speculation about what [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel might have said about something [British Prime Minster] David Cameron might say in...
The European Union’s decision-making processes lend new depth to the word incoherent, and the current British government’s default mode is nastiness, but they have both outdone...
Last Sunday (October 26), was a busy day: three elections, in three different continents, all of them offering at least the hope of better times. First, Brazil, where President...

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