The Hub: International Perspectives

The decriminalization of drugs: the debate is open

By Gualberto Rodriguez San Martin

For the first time in the history of the hemisphere, the Organization of America States VI Summit of the Americas, held in Cartagena on April 14-15, put on the table, at the highest political level, the decriminalization of drugs.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 15:55

Prosecutor: Tymosenko to be charged with murder 'in two weeks time'

By Georgi Gotev, originally published by EurActiv
The Ukrainian prosecution will press murder charges against the country’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in two weeks time, Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin, responsible for her case, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 13:53

China suspends tours to PH

By The Manila Times

China told its citizens on Thursday they were not safe in the Philippines and its state media warned of war, as a month-long row over rival claims in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) threatened to spill out of control.

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 13:47

PM institutes land concessions moratorium

By Bridget Di Certo and Meas Sokchea, originally published by The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued an immediate and indefinite moratorium on the granting of new economic land concessions and called for a review of all existing concessions, a regulation signed by the premier yesterday states.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 13:53

Grandeur, Russian Style

by Mauro De Bonis

Vladimir Vladimirovic Putin has often reassured the West that he has no intention whatsoever to recreate the Soviet Union. He's content with being the President – a role that's more to do with his destiny than his job, as he explained – of a Russian Federation that in order to be regarded as a global power, has to come to terms with huge domestic problems, as well as find a way to rein in the former Soviet space (an beyond).

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 13:05

Czech PM condemns Swiss 'safeguard' on Eastern EU workers

By Georgi Gotev, originally published by EurActiv

Avoiding terms like "discrimination", Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas yesterday (19 April) told that he regretted the decision by Switzerland to re-introduce an authorisation requirement for workers from the eight East European countries that joined the EU in 2004.

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 14:23

The threat of a Russian threat

by The Messenger

With elections coming closer and closer, Georgia’s leadership has started publicly speculating about military threats facing the country.

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 15:20

Aquino's rating drops

By: Joyee Marie N. Dela Cruz and Jaime Pilapil, The Manila Times

THE net satisfaction rating of President Benigno Aquino 3rd has dropped by nine percentage points, according to the recent survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations.

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 15:11


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