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Will the UK government ban Donald Trump? They responded

The UK Government has responded to a petition signed by more than half a million people who called for the government to stop businessman and US presidential candidate, Donald Trump from entering the UK.

Op-Ed: On character — Scandals, cynicism and Stephen Harper

The following is a brief review of Stephen Harper's tenure as Canada's 22nd prime minister, written with an aim to gauge the character of the man.

Analysis finds lakes, rivers lost key protections in Harper govt.

Ottawa - Recent statistical analysis of changes made to environmental laws and procedures by Canada's conservative government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper show that protections for lakes and rivers have been "all but abandoned," The Canadian Press reports.

Greece's leader resigns, calls for new elections next month

Athens - Leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigned Thursday and called for new elections he hopes will bolster his support and ratify his decision to accept tougher austerity to keep Greece in the shared European currency.

Op-Ed: How Canadian NDP leader Thomas Mulcair would look clean-shaven

Facial hair can change the way we look at politicians, as I've noticed in the many polarizing reactions to NDP leader Thomas Mulcair's beard. Is Canada ready for a bearded Prime Minister?

Singapore Prime Minister publishes his code for his Sudoku solver

In a rather unusual technology story, Singapore's Prime Minister has posted the code for his C++ Sudoku solving program onto his Facebook page and then asked members of programming communities to help him to debug the source he wrote a few years ago.

Radio Canada employees hate conservative values, says PM Harper

During a recent interview, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the FM93 Québec radio station that many employees at Radio-Canada "hate" conservative values.

Israel's ex-PM Ariel Sharon has died at 85

Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli general and prime minister who was in a coma for eight years following a stroke, died at a hospital near Tel Aviv. He was 85.

Libyan prime minister kidnapped by gunmen

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been kidnapped by armed gunmen according to the justice minister, and the government itself.

Spain takes to streets tonight calling for Rajoy's resignation

In over 50 cities all over Spain as well as in several other European cities, protesters will take the streets on Friday evening to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and to call for new elections.

Former actor/model, now Spanish politician in trouble over tweets

Madrid - Former actor and model now Spanish politician, Toni Cantó, is famous for his many gaffes, particularly on Twitter. Now he has sent a tweet mocking Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's slurry diction.

Spanish PM to give 'version' of slush fund story to Parliament

Madrid - After massive demonstrations throughout Spain, together with pressure from the opposition party, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday that he will appear in the Spanish Parliament to give his side of the "slush fund" story.

Spain's Luis Bárcenas: 'I made cash payments to Spanish PM'

Madrid - According to judicial sources, on Monday Luis Bárcenas, former treasurer of Spain's ruling Partido Popular (PP) party, told the court that he had given secret cash payments to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from a "slush fund."

Turkish Prime Minister's power reaches even into daily bread Special

Istanbul - As Ramadan continues in Turkey, so do protests that are quickly quelled by the Turkish Prime Minister whose wealth and power reach even into the formula for tasty bread.

Hamas PM: Israel will never be recognized

The Hamas Premier Ismail Haniyeh has stated that Palestinians have never acknowledged the existence of Israel and never will, and condemned Israel's blockade policy towards Palestine.

Aussie PM 'playing the gender card'?

Canberra - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's recent speech on "Men in Blue Ties" has reignited the gender debate. So is the PM simply 'playing the gender card' for political gain?

Palestinian Premier Hamdallah requests resignation

Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has requested a resignation, merely three weeks after he took the position, said two Palestinian Government sources on Thursday.

Czech Premier to resign amid corruption and spying scandal

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has announced his resignation on Sunday, over a corruption scandal involved with his Chief of Staff, Jana Nagyova.

Turkish Prime Minister vows to expel 'lawbreakers' from park

Ankara - Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayipp Erdogan has called on "lawbreakers" camped out at Gezi Park and Taksim Square to leave or "be removed."

Japanese PM in vehicle accident, escapes injury

Tokyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was involved in a five-car pile-up at a toll gate in Tokyo en route to a rally on Saturday. He escaped unhurt, but two guards sustained facial injuries.

Op-Ed: Great Britain's Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain's first woman Prime Minister, like her or not, saved Great Britain from economic collapse and irrelevance! Thatcher was an Adam Smith type of free market economic conservative governed by conviction, not consensus.

Mixed responses to Margaret Thatcher's death

Following the news of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death, there has been an outpouring of both support and criticism highlighting the Iron Lady's controversial legacy.

Video: Margaret Thatcher dies at 87 following a stroke

Widely regarded as Britain’s best peacetime Prime Minister of the twentieth century and known as the ‘Iron Lady’, Baroness Thatcher has sadly passed away today.

Israeli Prime Minister cancels his annual 'ice cream budget'

Jerusalem - Revelations that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had an annual ice cream budget have some Israelis criticizing the leader.

Op-Ed: Rajoy denies secret payment scheme, Spanish say 'Resign'

Madrid - While Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy continues to strongly deny media claims that he and other PP members received secret payments, the people don't believe a word he says. (Includes video update of Málaga protest.)

PM releases White Paper — 'Australia in the Asian Century' Special

Sydney - The Australian Prime Minister released the White Paper ‘Australia in the Asian Century’, which details the rise of Asia as an economic power and Australia’s strategy to fully capitalise on the growth in this region of the world to 2025.

Italian court sentences former PM Berlusconi to 4 years in prison

An Italian court handed down its verdict against former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and 10 others in a six-year-old tax fraud trial. Berlusconi will serve four years in prison, the Milan court announced.

Video: GetUp! exclusive interview with Julian Assange

London - GetUp! is an independent movement to build a progressive Australia and bring participation back into the country's democracy. They support human rights, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

Israeli PM's cartoon bomb at UN sparks Internet meme

It didn't take much time for the Internet to respond to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bomb cartoon at the United Nations.

Justin Trudeau to run for Canada's Liberal leadership

Radio-Canada is reporting that the Quebec MP and son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau will announce early next week that he will run for the leadership of the federal Liberal Party.
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