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from The Great Debate:

Last of Saddam Hussein’s lieutenants may have fallen in Iraq, but Baathists fight on

By Mohamad Bazzi
May 6, 2015

The body of a man believed to be Ezzat al-Douri, is seen as it is delivered by fighters of the Shiite militia group Kataib Hezbollah, to the Iraqi government in Baghdad

The body of a man believed to be Ezzat al-Douri, is seen as it is delivered by fighters of the Shiite militia group Kataib Hezbollah, to the Iraqi government in Baghdad, April 20, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

from Breakingviews:

UK politics is failing the trust test

By Hugo Dixon
May 4, 2015

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

UK politics is failing the trust test.

In the run-up to the May 7 election, the public has lambasted leaders of the established parties for breaking promises and lack of candour. While the critique is healthy, Britain has yet to give birth to leaders who score highly on integrity. This is needed, not just in the United Kingdom.

from MacroScope:

Observations on Britain’s election

By Mike Peacock
May 1, 2015

British PM Cameron speaks during a campaign visit in Frinton-on-Sea

British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses supporters during an event in Frinton, Britain April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

from The Great Debate:

Britain votes: Who’s who in the UK election?

By Reuters
May 1, 2015

Britons head to the polls for the UK general election on May 7 in what has been described as the closest race to No. 10 Downing Street since the 1970s.

from Breakingviews:

Ready-reckoning the markets post-UK election

April 29, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

What does this election tell us about modern Britain?

April 29, 2015
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Britiain’s Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech during an election campaign visit to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in London, England, on April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Adrian Dennis/Pool

from The Great Debate:

Russia building nuclear reactors – and influence – around the globe

By Hannah Thoburn
April 29, 2015

Russia's President Putin, his Egyptian counterpart Sisi and Russia's Defence Minister Shoigu attend a welcoming ceremony onboard guided missile cruiser Moskva at Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd L), his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (2nd R) and Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) meet onboard a guided missile cruiser at the port of Sochi, August 12, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

from The Great Debate:

Hostage deaths prove it’s time to rein in ‘signature’ drone strikes

By David Rohde
April 28, 2015

American hostage Warren Weinstein is shown in this image captured from an undated video courtesy of SITE Intelligence Group

American hostage Warren Weinstein is shown in this image captured from an undated video courtesy of SITE Intelligence Group. Reuters/SITE/As-Sahab Media released by SITE Intelligence Group/Handout via Reuters

from Breakingviews:

Labour to gain from “follow the money” UK voting

April 24, 2015

By Robert Cole

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Building the perfect leader: North Korean propaganda’s secret sauce

By Andray Abrahamian
April 23, 2015

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets Korean People's Army pilots during a visit to the summit of Mt Paektu

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets Korean People's Army pilots during a visit to the summit of Mt. Paektu, April 18, 2015, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 19, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA