1. Hysterical Conference Speech Shows Miliband Is Unfit to Lead

    The Labour leader’s recriminations say more about his own delusions than the ruling Conservative Party he attacks.

    In a rambling conference speech on Tuesday, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband once more made clear why he's unfit to lead Britain. The country of haves and have nots that he imagines simply does not exist, nor are voters prepared for the class…
  1. Arab-American Alliance Launches Strikes Against Islamic State

    Bringing America’s Arab allies into the fold is no small feat. But airstrikes alone are unlikely to defeat the Islamic State.

    Convincing Arab allies to join in airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria is a political and strategic victory for American president Barack Obama. But it might not be enough to…
  1. Sarkozy Laments France’s “Humiliation” Under Socialist Hollande

    The former president says he has “no choice” but to return to politics given the desperate situation France is in.

    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy said on Sunday he had "no choice" but to return to politics because his country lacked hope and perspective. "The fifth power in the world should not have to choose between the humiliating spectacle of today…
  1. Miliband Won’t Link Scottish Devolution to Autonomy for England

    The Labour Party leader rejects David Cameron’s suggestion to give England and Scotland more autonomy simultaneously.

    British Labour Party Ed Miliband on Sunday rejected as a "back of the envelop, fag packet" calculation Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal to link further devolution to Scotland to a ban on Scottish lawmakers voting on English affairs. "We…
  1. Shared Values Don’t Make an Indo-American Alliance

    India and the United States may have similar values but even Narendra Modi can’t gloss over divergent interests.

    India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, is confident his country can deepen ties with the United States, given the cultural and political similarities that exist between the world's two largest democracies. But after more than a decade of trying,…
  1. Ukraine, Separatists Agree to Ceasefire, Establish Buffer Zone

    Ukraine agrees to a truce with pro-Russian separatists yet fighting continues in Donetsk and Mariupol.

    Ukraine agreed to cease fire with pro-Russian separatists on Saturday and establish a buffer zone thirty kilometers wide around the territory they control that will be monitored by the…
  1. Sarkozy to Return to French Politics, Stand for Party Leadership

    The former president says he “loves France too much” to remain a spectator while the country declines.

    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his return to politics on Friday, saying he would stand for the leadership of his conservative Union pour un mouvement populaire. The position could be a stepping stone to another presidential bid…
  1. Undeterred by Scottish “No” Vote, Catalonia Demands Referendum

    Regional president Artur Mas intends to consult Catalan voters on the question of independence within two months.

    Undeterred by Scotland's vote against independence a day earlier, the leader of Catalonia said on Friday his region would organize a referendum in less than two months on whether or not to secede from Spain. "What happened in Scotland is not a setback for us, because…
  1. Scottish Referendum Hasn’t Settled United Kingdom’s Future

    If more powers are devolved to Scotland, the other parts of the United Kingdom will want additional autonomy as well.

    A 55 percent majority of Scots rejected independence on Thursday but the future political structure of the United Kingdom is still in doubt. If Scotland gets additional autonomy, as promised, the remaining three parts of the island nation may expect the same. With 3.6 million…