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

Cameron Seeks to Give English MPs Veto Over English Laws

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said he would aim to give lawmakers from England a veto over laws that do not apply to other parts of Britain, a move that could appeal to voters flirting with a surging

Cameron Seeks to Give English MPs Veto Over English Laws

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

King Of Sweden Sends Support Message On Palestine National Day

The King of Sweden has sent Palestine a message of support on its National Day, which celebrates their Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Israel. King Carl XVI Gustaf sent the personal message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday. The

King Of Sweden Sends Support Message On Palestine National Day

Senior Tory Admits Party Will Lose Rochester By-Election

A high-ranking Conservative has admitted that Rochester and Strood will fall to the UK Independence Party this Thursday, and that the Conservative party’s best hopes are now to keep the “defeat to single digits”. Meanwhile, six more Conservatives are rumoured

Senior Tory Admits Party Will Lose Rochester By-Election

EU's Chief Scientific Advisor Forced Out By Green Campaigners

Environmental lobby group Greenpeace has forced the European Commission’s chief scientific advisor out of her post – because she supports genetically modified crops. Professor Anne Glover’s post will be abolished in January following a letter sent to Commission President Jean-Claude

EU's Chief Scientific Advisor Forced Out By Green Campaigners

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

The Pakistani Village that Gave Its Sons to Fight for Britain

Down a broken road winding through a corner of Pakistan’s Punjab province lies a silent graveyard, the resting place of hundreds of soldiers who fought for Britain in two world wars. Nestled in the rocky hills of Punjab’s salt ranges,

The Pakistani Village that Gave Its Sons to Fight for Britain

Veteran’s Day: Liberty Dies Without Soldiers to Defend It

On November 11, 1918 the “Guns of August” fell silent, and the First World War—the “War to End All Wars”—mercifully came to an end. The fighting began after a quarter century of peace in Europe, when many believed that a

Veteran’s Day: Liberty Dies Without Soldiers to Defend It

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

Cameron Says Britain Should not Stay in EU 'Come What May'

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that Britain should not be willing to stay in the European Union “come what may”, as his main political rival said the promise of a referendum on membership of the

Cameron Says Britain Should not Stay in EU 'Come What May'

Indian Army Admits 'Mistake' in Killing Two Teenagers

The Indian Army has admitted it made a mistake in shooting dead two teenagers in restive Indian-administered Kashmir this week, a rare public admission of fault by the armed forces. The teenagers died after soldiers fired at a car on

Indian Army Admits 'Mistake' in Killing Two Teenagers

EXCLUSIVE: Labour Challenge For Lord Mayoralty of London

The former Labour Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, is secretly planning to run for the City of London Council, in a move that will further politicise the once independent body. Breitbart London can exclusively reveal Scotland is planning the run for

EXCLUSIVE: Labour Challenge For Lord Mayoralty of London

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

Spain Govt Warns Catalonia against Using Public Funds for Poll

A Spanish central government official on Thursday warned the wealthy region of Catalonia that it is banned from using public resources to stage a symbolic independence referendum this weekend. Spain’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered the Catalan government to suspend

Spain Govt Warns Catalonia against Using Public Funds for Poll

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

Kosovo Mired in Worst Political Crisis Since Independence

Just when Kosovo appeared to be heading for a degree of stability and normalcy, feuding politicians and fresh corruption scandals have plunged the fledgling Balkan nation into its worst political crisis to date. A quirk in the young nation’s constitution

Kosovo Mired in Worst Political Crisis Since Independence

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

Iceland Rejects Further EU Membership Talks, Will Stay Independent

Iceland’s finance minister Bjarni Benediktsson has told his party conference that the country’s accession talks with the EU have come to an end, according to reports by the country’s paper Morgunblandid. The application for joining the bloc was submitted in

Iceland Rejects Further EU Membership Talks, Will Stay Independent

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'

Labour Hold South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Despite UKIP Surge

UKIP have failed in their attempt to take the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, after the previous holder was forced to resign over his handling of child sex abuse cases. Labour comfortably held the seat because heartlands like Sheffield

Labour Hold South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Despite UKIP Surge

Zimbabwe Opposition Hopes to Reboot and Challenge Mugabe

Enfeebled by its electoral loss to veteran leader Robert Mugabe and a post-vote split, Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change meets on Friday to elect new leaders and forge a new plan against Mugabe’s 34-year rule. MDC spokesman Nelson Chamisa

Zimbabwe Opposition Hopes to Reboot and Challenge Mugabe