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France: Challenges For New President Francois Hollande

Francoise Hollande enjoying his victory

Francoise Hollande enjoying his victory

France has voted for change in their national elections, removing Nicolas Sarkozy from his top spot and replacing him with the Francois Hollande. He takes the role at a time when the eurozone is facing a host of problems, with the obstacle requiring the most urgent attention being the economy.

Obama trying to woo the younger generation

Barack Obama: Slow Jams On Late Night TV

With the US elections coming up, President Barack Obama made an attempt to appeal to the younger generation by slow jamming on the TV chat show ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’. There is a strong feeling that Obama will not be re-elected as President, ending his one term reign in the hot seat.

Galloway celebrates with fans

Bradford Spring: George Galloway Makes Victory Speech

George Galloway is man that is able to draw the masses like no other politician in the country. On winning the Bradford West byelection he celebrated with dozens of fans under the moonlight, in his own very unique way.

Obama takes Cameron too NCAA tournament

Obama And Cameron: Basketball Then Business

The President of America Barack Obama has treated the British Prime Minister to his favourite sport of Basketball, taking Cameron to an NCAA tournament game. The game was taking place in the presidential election state of Ohio which could have the swinging vote.

Salmond and Cameron to meet next week

Scottish Referendum: Salmond And Cameron To Meet

With the first meeting between Alex Salmond and David Cameron looming, Salmond has been accused of trying to ‘spin’ the date of a Scottish Independence referendum.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Politics: Osborne Calls Bank Bonuses ‘Necessary’

Chancellor George Osborne has said that although the extremely large bank bonuses are reviled, they are a necessary evil, as long Sir Phillip Hampton and Stephen Hester from the Royal Bank of Scotland would have been much worse for the country.

Nick Clegg

Politics: Clegg Demands Tax ‘Fairness’

The Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, called for more ‘fairness for the middle’ in the tax regime yesterday and vowed that the Lib Dems would ‘stick to our guns’ over a mansion tax that would see those with homes worth more than £2m pay more.

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Kim's death brings uncertainty to the region

South Korea: Markets Down on Kim Jong-il’s Death

Both the currency and main stock index for South Korea have dropped after the news that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-il had died. The Bank of Korea is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the death and the possible upheaval in the country that could follow. Succession plans Questions about who will succeed [...]

Reverend Jesse Jackson

Reverend Jesse Jackson: Stand Up And Fight Back

Reverend Jesse Jackson, the US civil rights activist and anti-poverty campaigner has told the Occupy London movement at St Paul’s Cathedral to ‘stand up and fight back’.  Jackson stood in front of a strong number of people and addressed the crowds to attack the culture of corporate greed and while he hailed the protest as [...]

New IAEA report says Iran is developing nukes

Iran: EU to Impose New Sanctions

Iran’s controversial nuclear programme, which the government maintains are for peaceful purposes, has led the European Union to impose new sanctions. The fresh sanctions come just two days after Iranian protesters wrought havoc on the UK embassy in Tehran, the capital. As a result, Britain has announced that it is pulling all of its dimplomatic [...]

The worlds most corrupt nations President

Corrupt Nations: North Korea Reigns Supreme

It comes as no surprise that even in the highly evolved world we live in now there is still more than an underlying current of corruption in many nations. This comes as no surprise when you think of less developed countries where money holds weight and a blind eye will be turned, but it is [...]

Osborne still emphasies austerity as key to growth

Osborne: Stimulus Plans in Autumn Statement

Against decidedly gloomy forecasts for growth, George Osborne is set to outline plans that the government hopes will stimulate the economy and get the UK out of contraction. He is set to deliver the autumn statement, his update on the UK economy, in the House of Commons after 12:30 GMT. Details of the statement Some [...]

Obama vows to veto attempts to undo automatic cuts

Debt: US Fails to Reach Budget Deal

The “super committee,” a bipartisan body comprised of 12 members of the US Congress, has announced that it failed in its task to cut $1.2 trillion (£762 billion) from the country’s deficit. Automatic trigger The six Republicans and six Democrats announced their failed talks after the closing of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. [...]

Riots In Egypt

Cairo Riots: Men In Black Come Back

Egypt have gone through a crazy period of time recently and the trouble they have gone through has not ceased as riots and chaos grip Cairo once again. The most recent update has shown that since the riots have started 22 people have died and a near enough 2000 more have been injured as the [...]

Saif al-Islam. Gaddafi's son

GADDAFI’S SON CAPTURED: Saif Al-Islam Captured

Saif al-Islam, the son of Muammar Gaddafi, who has been on the wanted list of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the alleged murders of civilian protesters, was caught in southern Libya near Ubari. Caught and detained The 39-year-old has been on the run, he has been elusive since the National Transitional Council had forced his [...]