Global News Journal

Stolen limo a nightmare for Merkel challenger Steinmeier

July 27, 2009

Having your car worth 93,000 euros ($132,000) stolen while you’re on holiday in Spain is bad enough.

Nuclear heats up German election campaign

July 8, 2009

A technical fault at a German nuclear power station has thrown a spotlight on one of the few issues that divide the two main parties before September’s election — atomic energy.

Indonesia’s election: faster, better … boring?

July 8, 2009

By Sara Webb

It takes India weeks to complete an election and it never passes without flashes of violence.

Angela Merkel gets her own comic book

By Reuters Staff
July 2, 2009

By Jacob Comenetz

Less than three months before Germany’s election, Chancellor Angela Merkel¬†has become the¬†unlikely subject of a new comic book.

Will Germany tamper with election law before vote?

July 1, 2009

Should Germany change its election law just a few months before September’s parliamentary vote? That’s the question that has been weighing on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s right-left coalition.

Back to the future in Malaysia with Anwar sodomy trial II

July 1, 2009

By Barani Krishnan

A decade ago, Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim was on trial for sodomy and corruption in a trial that exposed the seamy side of Malaysian justice and the anxieties of a young country grappling with a crushing financial crisis and civil unrest.

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Overdose of trouble in West Africa

June 28, 2009

That political stability is vital for investment and development goes without saying, but it seems as though too much instability can be bad for criminal enterprises too.

Wealthy businessman takes on Argentina’s Kirchner in mid-term vote

June 17, 2009

A wealthy businessman and critic of President Cristina Fernandez is spending millions of dollars in his own money to win the biggest race in Argentina’s upcoming mid-term elections.

Should voting be compulsory in European Parliament election?

June 5, 2009

As people across the European Union vote in a European
Parliament election
, is it perhaps time to consider making voting in each country compulsory by law?

Is “baron from Bavaria” a liability for Merkel?

June 1, 2009

Germany’s 37-year-old economy minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, could become a liability for Chancellor Angela Merkel in September’s election thanks to his open criticism of the government’s 11th-hour rescue of carmaker Opel.