May

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Con-Lib coalition deal could mean 170 new peers

LONDON (Morning Star) -- The coalition agreement between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats could result in the parties appointing more than 170 new peers [House of Lords members].

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Colombian elections offer something new, something old

The process of finding a successor to Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has yielded an unconventional favorite.

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Germany: Left goes in, right goes out - or does it?

BERLIN -- The state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the valleys of the Rhine and Ruhr is far and away the most populous German state, with 18 million people.