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Op-Ed: U.K. election 2017: What do the parties say about education?

London - A hotly discussed topic during the run-up to the British General Election is education, both at school age and for further and higher education (up to university level). As with many other issues, there are key policy differences.

Op-Ed: What the U.K. parties are saying about science and technology

London - Things are heating up in the U.K. General Election, which takes place on June 8, 2017. Aside from the debates over austerity and Brexit, what do the main parties say about science?

Op-Ed: Surprise British General Election announced

London - The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Theresa May has announced plans to call snap general election on June 8, 2017.

Op-Ed: Debating science and medicine in run up to U.K. poll

London Colney - On May 7, the U.K. faces a general election. As the parties attempt to garner votes, wave hands and kiss babies, science and medical issues feature barely in policy manifestos. This is misguided and will damage the economy in the long-term.

Mexican presidential election: PRI is returned to power

Early reports have the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) of Enrique Peña Nieto winning the Mexican national election with 38% of the votes.

Op-Ed: Romney not so inevitable as GOP choice

Mitt Romney is akin to the little engine that could. He failed in his Republican nomination bid in 2008 and has been campaigning since. Yet nothing is inevitable in the race to see who is going to capture the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

Clown Tiririca reaches Brazil's Congress with highest vote

San Paulo - The controversial comedian Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, also known as "Clown Tiririca”, was elected Sunday to Congress in Brazil with over 1.3 million votes. Detractors complain that the funnyman is illiterate.

Reinfeldt’s Alliance wins election, far-right gets in Parliament

Stockholm - The center-right coalition of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has won the general election in Sweden without achieving absolute majority, while far-right Sweden Democrats managed to get over the threshold to obtain seats in Parliament.

Australian Prime Minister calls general election for Aug. 21

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that a general election will be held on August 21 and has called on Governor-General Quentin Bryce to dissolve Parliament.

Shun the Tories, leading commentator tells UK Lib Dems

As shuttle diplomacy continues among political parties to determine who will rule Britain, one of the country’s leading economic and political commentators is urging Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg to shun the Tories and throw in his lot with Labour.

Britain’s youngest voter wanted to make a difference – at age 14

Alfie McKenzie, who was the youngest voter in last Thursday’s UK general election, said he cast his vote because he wanted “to make a difference”. But he had to fool polling station staff in order to do so.

Who will rule Britain? The horse trading continues

The political horse trading to decide who rules Britain continues today, after Thursday’s general election resulted in a hung parliament.

UK faces hung parliament, Cameron wants to partner with Lib Dems

Britain has its first hung parliament since 1974, as the Conservative Party won the most seats but not enough to form a majority government. Conservative leader David Cameron has made a “big, open and comprehensive offer” to the Lib Dems.

Millions of UK voters go to the polls in tight contest

Britain’s voters are going to the polls today in what could be the closest-run general election in decades. Voting began at 7 o’clock BST this morning, and will end at 10 o’clock this evening.

Labour party candidate: 'Gordon Brown worst prime minister'

Just two days before the UK goes to the polls in a general election, a Labour Party candidate has said that his own leader is the worst prime minister the country has had.

Election projection: UK poll results will be beamed onto Big Ben

London - The BBC has announced that it will, for the first time ever, project the results of this week’s general election in the UK onto St Stephen’s Tower at the Houses of Parliament.

UK campaign using Internet to create hung parliament

An Internet campaign using social media such as Twitter and Facebook is being launched in the UK today with the specific intention of preventing any one party from governing the country.

Election broadcast features sci-fi Doctor and Doctor’s ‘son’

The UK’s governing Labour Party has turned to the Internet to screen the first party election broadcast of the 2010 campaign, and it has recruited Doctor Who and Doctor Who’s son.

Tory gay group founder may vote Labour in UK election after slur

The founder of a British Tory Party gay group says she will be voting for Labour in the UK general election on May 6 after a perceived slur from her party’s shadow Home Secretary.

It's official: UK general election to be held on May 6, 2010

London - The Right Honorable Gordon Brown MP, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has this morning called a general election for May 6. Brown will be challenged in the race for the Premiership primarily by David Cameron of the Conservative (Tory) Party.

Indonesia's Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono re-elected Special

The quick counts results showed that Indonesian presidential candidate Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY)-Boediono outplayed the other competitors.

Jesse Jackson Apologizes For Remarks Directed Against Barack Obama

Jesse Jackson made remarks criticizing Barack Obama when he thought his microphone was off and apologizes for his remarks before they are aired on a Fox Channel.
 

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