Aug 10, 2015

Fed-up Aussie dad asks MPs to fund family holiday

An Australian father outraged by taxpayer-funded travel perks for politicians and their families has turned the tables by asking members of parliament to help fund his own vacation with his children. Australian politics has been consumed with stories about the “entitlements” elected representatives are ...

Iran's Ahmadinejad eyeing political comeback

Aug 4, 2015

Iran's Ahmadinejad eyeing political comeback

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February’s parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month. Few expect a repeat of Ahmadinejad’s surprise victory in the 2005 elections, ...

Report says Merkel will run for fourth term in 2017

Aug 2, 2015

Report says Merkel will run for fourth term in 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has ruled Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, according to an unsourced report Saturday in Der Spiegel news magazine. A spokeswoman for Merkel’s Christian Democrat (CDU) party ...