Spain, Greece Erupt, As Protests Threaten Effort to Consolidate Budget Decisions in Central Authority

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 7:35 am

Yesterday, protests in Spain led to clashes with police. Today, a general strike in Greece also led to clashes with police. Greek police have fired tear gas to disperse anarchists throwing petrol bombs near Athens’ parliament on a day-long strike against austerity measures. Clashes erupted during the first trade union-led action since a conservative-led coalition [...]

Independence for South Sudan Assured, but Fighting in Darfur, Border Regions Continues

By: Thursday January 20, 2011 1:56 pm

It looks like South Sudan already has the necessary votes in hand to secede from Sudan and become the planet’s 195th country. Some regions are showing 99% of the vote for secession. What will follow after certification is a five-month process that eventually will lead to independence, no sooner than July. This is a great [...]

Election Violence Mars South Sudan Sovereignty Vote

By: Monday January 10, 2011 11:55 am

The landmark vote in Southern Sudan, which could result in the South seceding from the rest of the country, has so far been described in celebratory terms. The week-long vote has featured high turnout thus far, and most observers expect it to end with a new state in the South. But recent history suggests that [...]

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