Israel Parliament Approves Avigdor Liberman as Defense Minister
Avigdor Liberman, a lightning rod for international criticism, became Israel’s defense minister as part of a political deal that widens the base of Netanyahu’s fractious coalition government
Spotlight on Libertarian convention amid voter unease over Trump-Clinton race
When voters hold deep reservations about the likely Republican and Democratic nominees, the third-party Libertarian ticket has a rare chance this year to be more than a footnote in the race
Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ may be thorn in own leaders’ side
Returning to Ukraine, Savchenko will bring much trouble to Poroshenko
Austrian Nationalists Look Likely To Ride Migrant Crisis To First Presidency Since WWII
Norbert Hofer of the nationalist Freedom Party holds a slight edge in Austria’s presidential election as a winner will be called Monday
The Danderous Acceptance of Donald Trump
First, Trump disgusted us, then we pitied his supporters and now we are ready to embrace him
Poland: no good way out on the horizon
The Polish political deadlock continues. Obviously, the current situation cannot continue for long, but the unfortunate aspect is that there seems to be no good way out. That is, no good way out for the people; otherwise, one of the cabals of the local elite shall finally prevail.
World Powers Seek Progress on Syria Cease-fire, Humanitarian Aid
The war in Syria is the focus of diplomats in Vienna where the 17-nation International Syria Support Group is discussing stalled political talks, difficulties in maintaining a cease-fire deal and failed humanitarian aid
The brown past of the socialist / social-democratic party of Austria SPÖ
It is first and foremost the socialists who were massively involved in the decades after WWII in the recycling of the former members of the National Socialist party.
Venezuela’s ‘state of emergency’: How the country slid into crisis
President Nicolas Maduro has declared a "constitutional state of emergency"
The presidency is Hillary Clinton’s to lose
Clinton is more likely than not to be president at this time next year, but the election will probably be closer than you think and Trump could actually win if she doesn’t play her cards right
Weekly Risk Outlook
Syrian Support Group meets. Argentina reenters global debt bond market. Russia-Iran trade deals loom. Global metals conferences on the horizon. G7 convenes in Japan over economic policy.
Ukrainian politically-charged ballad wins Eurovision contest
Ukrainian singer Jamala has won the 2016 Eurovision song contest with a controversial piece about Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars