Syrian non-Islamist U.S.-backed rebels bombed by
Russian opposition protests
Russia democratic opposition leader has recently
conducted rallies in several cities across Russia,
attracting thousands who have rallied against the corrupt and authoritarian
regime of the Russian
Opposition is not tolerated by the dictatorship, which violates basic
freedoms, such as freedom of assembly.
Demonstrators are often arrested, fined and imprisoned for expressing
support for liberty and representative government. A small group of demonstrators in Moscow were arrested this
weekend, for example.
Italian intervention in Libya
The ruling conservative party won the most seats in New Zealand’s parliamentary elections last week, but the party of the Prime Minister will have to form a coalition with a smaller populist anti-immigrant party in order to obtain a majority of seats to allow the Premier to form another government, as he is expected to be able to do.
Zealand is an ally of the United States.
The ruling center-right party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is bidding for a fourth term, won the most seats in the German parliamentary elections today, but with fewer seats than currently, thus necessitating a coalition government. However, this coalition will likely be different from the current one. Like the ruling center-right party, the main opposition party, which is center-left, also lost parliamentary seats, as populist parties gained significantly. A far-right party, for example, won seats in the German Parliament for the first time, although fewer than originally projected. It will be difficult for the ruling party to form a coalition, as the center-left has ruled out a grand center-right/left coalition.
One reason populist parties were blunted somewhat was because the major parties had made a pact not to use any leaked information for political gain, out of concern about Russian interference, as in the American and French presidential elections.
is a strong ally of the United
Ruling center-right parties have won the most seats in the elections in all three major states this month:
New Zealand and Germany.