Military spending on the rise, except in the West

Military spending on the rise, except in the West

Even as many countries increase their militaries’ budgets, global defense spending dropped by almost 2 percent in 2013, according to a new report. Most of the cuts are due to shifting spending in the West. n 2013, worldwide military expenditures dropped by 1.9 percent. The drop was due mainly to defense budget cuts in the United States resulting More...

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National election divides Macedonia

Macedonia’s national election divides the country

The small Balkan nation of Macedonia is due to elect a new president and parliament this month. Its new leaders will face a country plagued by political polarization, restricted press freedom and a poor economy. Macedonia’s More...

Abdullah Abdullah emerges as leader in partial Afghanistan vote count

Abdullah Abdullah emerges as leader in partial Afghanistan vote count

Afghanistan’s election commission has said that with less than 10 percent of votes counted, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah has a presidential election lead. Full preliminary results are scheduled More...

Guinea-Bissau votes in landmark polls

Guinea-Bissau votes in landmark polls

Voters in Guinea-Bissau have headed to polls to elect a president and parliament. The much-delayed election aims to draw a line under a 2012 military coup that plunged the West African nation into chaos. Nearly More...

Ukraine moves to retake Slovyansk buildings

Ukraine moves to retake Slovyansk buildings

Ukraine’s government has launched an assault on separatists in an eastern town of Slovyansk. The move comes one day after pro-Russia activists seized government buildings in the city amid warnings of a crackdown More...

Bird flu outbreak reported in Japan

Bird flu outbreak reported in Japan

Japan has ordered the killing of more than 100,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu infections at a poultry farm in the south. It is the first confirmed outbreak in the country since 2011. DNA tests confirmed More...

Russian homosexuals turn to US for help

Russian homosexuals turn to US for help

An increasing number of gay Russians are applying for asylum in the US. Many feel threatened in their home country and have experienced physical attacks. Russia’s new “anti-propaganda” laws have More...

Tunisia's Ben Ali's organized plunder

Tunisia’s Ben Ali’s organized plunder

More than one-fifth of the Tunisian private sector’s profits went to the family of former dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali. That is the result of a study entitled “All in the Family,” published More...

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