Global News Journal

Argentine president’s gender card wears thin

July 31, 2009

 Since she became Argentina’s first elected female president at the end of 2007, Cristina Fernandez has often complained that things are tougher for her because she is a woman.

Austria’s Graf gets grief over “united Tyrol”

July 29, 2009

Breaking into the summer holiday lull, Austrian politics has gotten into a lather over a far-right populist’s call for a referendum on whether a mainly German-speaking region of northern Italy should rejoin Austria.

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Austrian subprime woes turn into political hot potato

July 27, 2009

The Austrian government debt agency’s two-year old foray into subprime investments has turned into a political hot potato and sparked an increasingly heated debate between the Social Democrats and conservatives, caught in an uneasy but coalition government without viable alternative.

Peace is no kiss, Israeli aide says

July 8, 2009

A top adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used an odd turn of phrase to explain what some see as a puzzling demand put to Palestinians by the right-wing leader as a condition for any any Israeli agreement to establishing a state in the occupied West Bank.

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.

Argentine election showdown: negative campaigns

June 26, 2009

Argentine electoral campaigns don’t go negative. They start negative and steadily crank up the intensity until the end.

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.

Peru’s Congress suspends land laws, but is it enough to calm Amazon conflict?

June 11, 2009

Peru’s Congress hopes to calm protests over President Alan Garcia’s plans to open up the country’s Amazon region to oil and logging by multinational companies but the conflict is far from being resolved. 

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.