Syriza win forces Europe's center-left to reconsider austerity

Jan 28, 2015

Syriza win forces Europe's center-left to reconsider austerity

European politicians at opposite ends of the spectrum celebrated the election victory of Greece’s anti-austerity Syriza party on Monday, but Alexis Tsipras’ post-communist triumph is forcing mainstream leftists to reconsider their position. Tsipras has promised to reverse five years of “humiliation and suffering” caused ...

Austerity-battered Greeks favor radical left before vote

| Jan 24, 2015

Austerity-battered Greeks favor radical left before vote

The winds of political change are coursing through austerity-weary Greece, but a financial whirlwind may lurk round the corner. Opinion polls ahead of Sunday’s closely watched national election agree: The radical left opposition Syriza party, which has vowed to rewrite the terms of Greece’s ...

Impeached Thai ex-premier Yingluck says democracy is dead

Jan 24, 2015

Impeached Thai ex-premier Yingluck says democracy is dead

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday that democracy in her country is dead after the military-appointed legislature voted to ban her from politics for five years and the prosecutor announced plans to indict her on criminal charges in connection with a money-losing ...

Social media pressure Cambodian leaders

Jan 22, 2015

Social media pressure Cambodian leaders

The CCTV footage is blurry but graphic. A gunman stands over a cringing victim, firing bullet after bullet into his body until the Phnom Penh street is spattered with blood. The brazen killing of Cambodian businessman Ung Meng Cheu by an unknown assassin on ...

Jan 21, 2015

Greek neo-Nazi party vows comeback in elections

The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is vowing to bounce back in Sunday’s elections, a year after its leadership was placed in pre-trial detention over a barrage of criminal charges, including murder. “The people are with us. We will increase our strength,” promised the ...

Jan 21, 2015

Small Greek parties will be key in election

The anti-austerity leftist party Syriza is the clear front-runners in Sunday’s Greek elections, which will determine the future of economic reforms and possibly the nation’s future in the eurozone, but a handful of smaller parties are likely to play a key role in the ...

Jan 18, 2015

Taiwan's embattled ruling party looks to new leader

Taiwan’s Beijing-friendly ruling party appointed a new leader on Saturday in the hope of reversing its fortunes after its worst-ever local election setback reflected growing fears over Chinese influence. President Ma Ying-jeou resigned as chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) over the election defeat in ...