North Carolina Terminates Contract with Gruber

Citing the “appearance of an independence impairment,” North Carolina’s Democratic state auditor Beth Wood terminated the state’s contract with MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber in a phone conversation with him on Wednesday. The official letter terminating his contract was executed on Thursday.

North Carolina Terminates Contract with Gruber

Tunisia Heats Up Ahead of Presidential Election

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s first free presidential election is boiling down to two candidates with divergent views of the revolution that transformed this former dictatorship. The clear front-runner in Sunday’s ballot is veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi, who has

Tunisia Heats Up Ahead of Presidential Election

UKIP Set for Landmark Poll Win

Britain’s anti-European UK Independence Party (UKIP) was on Thursday set to claim its second seat in parliament a month after gaining its first foothold as voters went to the polls in Rochester. The by-election in southeast England was called after

UKIP Set for Landmark Poll Win

Obama Says 'No' to Tibetan Independence

While in China for this year’s APEC summit, U.S. President Barack Obama was asked about the ongoing situation in Tibet. Shortly after the President agreed to a climate change deal on behalf of the United States Wednesday, he said, “We

Obama Says 'No' to Tibetan Independence

Top EU Court Rules Against 'Welfare Tourism'

The EU’s top court ruled on Tuesday that member states do not have to provide social welfare payments to EU citizens moving to their country solely to claim benefits. Charges that the European Union’s core freedom of movement principle has

Top EU Court Rules Against 'Welfare Tourism'

Catalonia Votes for Independence from Spain

MADRID (AP) — The Catalonia region’s president is riding a wave of enthusiasm among independence seekers Monday, a day after a non-binding vote on secession from Spain showed strong though not overwhelming support for breaking away. Artur Mas received an

Catalonia Votes for Independence from Spain

Scottish Nationalists Storm Back after Referendum Defeat

LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Just weeks after seeing their dream of an independent Scotland wiped out in an historic referendum defeat, Scottish nationalists have turned failure into a revival which could transform British politics at next year’s UK general election. The

Scottish Nationalists Storm Back after Referendum Defeat

Britain Must Lance EU Membership 'Boil': Commissioner

Britain’s new European Commissioner sought to calm tensions between London and the EU Thursday, saying the question of its membership was “a boil that needs to be lanced”. Jonathan Hill’s comments came after the fault lines between Britain and the

Britain Must Lance EU Membership 'Boil': Commissioner

Burkina Faso: Military Promises to Hand over Power

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s military said Monday it will hand over to a transitional government under a leader chosen by all sectors of society to fill the power vacuum created since long-time President Blaise Compaore resigned and

Burkina Faso: Military Promises to Hand over Power

Obama Endorses Kay Hagan in Radio Ad

After spending much of her reelection bid distancing herself from President Obama, a new radio ad is making the rounds featuring Obama endorsing Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC).  “Voting’s easy. Just stand with me, President Obama, and take responsibility in moving

Obama Endorses Kay Hagan in Radio Ad

Cameron's Policies 'Make EU Exit More Likely'

Prime Minister David Cameron is increasingly hawkish on Europe ahead of a key election battle but his policies seem rudderless and could make an EU exit more likely, analysts said. As he tries to rally eurosceptics from his Conservative party

Cameron's Policies 'Make EU Exit More Likely'