Section 44 of Australian constitution precludes members of parliament from being a dual national. I have been chasing the fabled documents which prove Mr Abbott has or has not renounced his British citizenship. I am no closer to finding out the truth about the most important man in the country
No matter what high-blown claims the politicians make each year on Remembrance Day, The Great War was essentially a fight between two branches of a single royal family over the balance of power on the continent of Europe, British foreign policy holding to a longstanding principle that no one nation should ever be permitted to dominate the continent
The Kiev authorities may soon see the armed forces of Ukraine rising against Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk and Kolomoysky, while Novorossiya will grow as new regions may decide to join the formation. It is even more ridiculous, when the United States or the European Union announce recognition or non-recognition of elections
Russia is ready to wait for the delivery of the first French Mistral helicopter carrier till the end of November. If France does not meet obligations under the contract, Moscow will present a significant financial claim. If France decides to transfer the Mistral to Russia, the move may cause panic in Poland and the Baltic countries
(Mumbai, 13 November) - UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and women's empowerment, today announced the appointment of actor-filmmaker-singer Farhan Akhtar as its South Asia Goodwill Ambassador. Farhan is the first man to be chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador in the organization's history.
It is believed that by the beginning of 1991, the USSR had about 20-22,000 units of tactical nuclear weapons. This impressive arsenal was the result of forty years of an intensive arms race. Noteworthy, it was not the "totalitarian" USSR that started the arms race, but the liberal and democratic USA
In the Yamal region of Russia, a team of scientists completed the third scientific expedition to the giant crater that was discovered on the peninsula near the floodplain of the Mord Yaha River last summer. The disсovery received a lot of attention in the media. The video showing an aerial view of the giant sinkhole appeared last summer
The issue of the relationship between freedom of speech and the Internet has become front-page news again because of two very recent events. The first was the minor demonstrations around the world--except for some bigger demonstrations in Anglo-Saxon countries-- organized by the "Anonymous" with the well-known Guy Fawkes mask
The number of new reported cases in one of the world's worst outbreaks of Legionnaire's disease appears to be decreasing, as the noose tightens around the possible source of infection in the geographical location in an industrial area just north of Portugal's capital city, Lisbon.
On September 1, 2014 the US State Department published a report, in which it was stated that for first time since the collapse of the USSR, Russia reached parity with the US in the field of strategic nuclear weapons. Thus, Washington admitted that Moscow regained the status that the Soviet Union had obtained by mid-70's of the XX century
The Kiev authorities together with their NATO chiefs have been silent recently prior to another large scale offensive in the south east of Ukraine. A political scientist from Luhansk told Pravda.Ru that Ukraine was about to receive a batch of military hardware from France. Another military standoff in the east of Ukraine may lead to many victims
From November 12 to 17, Sydney, Australia is home to the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress, the world's most influential and international venue which focuses on protecting the world's protected areas. "The Promise of Sydney" is the name given to this year's final document, the result of discussions among 5,000 participants.
Russian President Vladimir Putin reminded the world of his "machismo" as he made a polite gesture at the APEC summit in China. However, Putin's act was unacceptable from the point of view of Chinese conduct. Putin wrapped Xi Jinping's wife with his blanket. Residents of China are known for their high sensitivity to being touched