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UK Parliament: Money, MPs And Transparency

Following the scandals of misappropriations of public funds by MPs to cover personal expenses, the British Parliament  just released today  extensive documents on MPs salaries and allowances. The current  annual salary for an MP is 64,766 British Pounds. In addition, MPs receive allowances to cover the costs of running an office, employing staff and having […]

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Iran: Is It A Lost Battle for Ahmadinejad And The Clerics?

Iran: Is It A Lost Battle for Ahmadinejad And The Clerics?

Despite the crack down by the Iranian regime, protesters are marching in huge numbers in Iran again today. The “Velvet Revolution” seems to be getting more momentum every day, despite the pre-election warning from the political leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard that it would be “nipped in the bud.” The sea of green from the […]

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British PM Announces Probe Into Iraq War

Today, Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that an independent probe into the 2003 Iraq war would take about a year to complete. Brown stated to the House of Commons: “I am today, announcing the establishment of an independent privy councilor committee of inquiry. It will consider the period from summer 2001, before military operations […]

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Abbas: Netanyahu ‘Disarmed’ Palestinian State Offer A ‘Deadly Blow’ to Peace Process

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday Israel would back a peace agreement with Palestine but only if Palestinians agree that they have no control over their airspace, would give up the right to have an army, and would agree to a prohibition to bring in arms. “In my vision of peace, two people live […]

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Win of Iran’s Election Sparks Riots

Ahmadinejad has been re-elected as president of Iran with a substantial poll win. With 80 % of the votes counted, Ahmadinejad had 65% of the vote against 32% for his main rival Mousavi. Mousavi had claimed victory earlier, at the closing of the polls and has complained about large scale voting irregularities. Nobody was expecting […]

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