World Leaders http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18839/all en Mugabe plans to send "Noah's Ark" to North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/zimbabwe/100616/mugabe-sends-noahs-ark-north-korea <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/zimbabwe/100616/mugabe-sends-noahs-ark-north-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Zimbabwe Fri, 18 Jun 2010 11:15:00 +0000 Zimbabwe Correspondent 5560755 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil elects Dilma Rousseff as first female president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/brazil/101101/brazil-president-dilma-rousseff <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/brazil/101101/brazil-president-dilma-rousseff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Brazil Mon, 01 Nov 2010 11:50:00 +0000 Solana Pyne and Erik German 5596306 at http://www.globalpost.com Nuclear North Korea: timing is everything http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/101122/north-korea-nuclear-program <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-korea/101122/north-korea-nuclear-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders South Korea Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:52:00 +0000 Bradley K. Martin 5601307 at http://www.globalpost.com WikiLeaks: limited damage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/diplomacy/101129/wikilieaks-state-department-documents <p>WikiLeaks: Political meltdown or limited damage?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/diplomacy/101129/wikilieaks-state-department-documents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Diplomacy France Europe Germany Turkey United Kingdom Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:37:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5602299 at http://www.globalpost.com Ivory Coast: 2 rival presidents claim office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101204/ivory-coast-president-election <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101204/ivory-coast-president-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa World Leaders Diplomacy Sat, 04 Dec 2010 18:30:00 +0000 Marco Chown Oved 5603298 at http://www.globalpost.com Year in photos: elections around the world http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101222/year-photos-elections-world <p> Elections in 2010 highlighted the progress made by women in some countries and the instability of democracies in others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101222/year-photos-elections-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa World Leaders Sun, 26 Dec 2010 13:23:00 +0000 News Desk 5605326 at http://www.globalpost.com Top 10 stories of 2010 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/global/101223/top-stories-2010 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From WikiLeaks and the Afghanistan War to volcanos and earthquakes, 2010 had them all. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Meldrum </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> &nbsp;</p> <style type="text/css"> .incontent{ display:none; }</style><style type="text/css"> div.leadphoto { display:none; }</style><p> <br /> BOSTON &mdash; 2010 bristled with fascinating news. GlobalPost&#39;s top 10 stories of the year tours the high points of 2010 and looks toward those yet to come in 2011.</p> <p> <img alt="WikiLeaks" class="imagecache-full-column" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full-column/Wikileaks-Diplomatic-cables_11.jpg" style="height: 317px; width: 475px;" title="" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/global/101223/top-stories-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Africa World Leaders Americas Business Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Europe Germany Iraq Culture & Lifestyle Ireland Middle East Chile Italy South Africa Spain Pakistan Mexico South Korea Wed, 29 Dec 2010 20:03:00 +0000 Andrew Meldrum 5605345 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia revolt: Will it spread? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110114/tunisia-will-revolt-spread-north-africa <p> Some in Egypt, especially members of the fractured opposition, are looking to the recent events in Tunisia with hope. They see that a popular movement can challenge an entrenched regime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110114/tunisia-will-revolt-spread-north-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt World Leaders Sat, 15 Jan 2011 03:44:00 +0000 Jon Jensen 5610969 at http://www.globalpost.com US-China: Why Obama's weakness could be his greatest strength http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china-and-its-neighbors/110119/china-obama-hu <p> When it comes to the complex U.S.-China economic relationship, a little calculated subservience on Obama&#39;s part might go a long way in helping Hu Jintao manage a very difficult situation back home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china-and-its-neighbors/110119/china-obama-hu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Business Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Emerging Markets China Global Economy Opinion Japan Thu, 20 Jan 2011 10:50:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5611571 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada: Harper remakes country in his image http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/110124/prime-minister-stephen-harper-election-opposition <p> Prime Minister Stephen Harper marked the fifth anniversary of his coming to power by describing Canada as safer and more prosperous under his government&rsquo;s watch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/canada/110124/prime-minister-stephen-harper-election-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Canada Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:01:00 +0000 Sandro Contenta 5612914 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to Brazil? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/obama-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newspaper says U.S. president will travel to Brazil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solana Pyne </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Without citing sources, the newspaper <a href="http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mundo/865536-por-nova-relacao-obama-deve-visitar-brasil-em-marco.shtml">Folha de Sao Paulo says</a> Barack Obama will travel to Brazil in March. So far there&rsquo;s been no official announcement of the visit by either government and a date has yet to be confirmed. But Folha says the trip is a sign of warmer relations between the two countries under Brazil&rsquo;s new president, Dilma Rousseff. While former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva&rsquo;s friendliness toward Iran had angered the U.S., Lula&rsquo;s successor has been more critical, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/03/AR2010120303241.html">particularly of Iran&#39;s treatment of women</a>. And observers are taking this as one sign that Rousseff hopes for closer ties to the White House.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/obama-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Diplomacy Brazil BRIC Yard Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:42:19 +0000 Solana Pyne 5616048 at http://www.globalpost.com Bihar chief minister cracks down on bureaucrat corruption http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/bihar-chief-minister-cracks-down-bureaucrat-corruption <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asks civil servants to declare assets if they want to draw salary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> True to his pre-election promises, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is cracking down on government corruption, India&#39;s <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/declare-assets-or-go-without-salary-nitish-to-babus/articleshow/7364281.cms">Economic Times newspaper reports.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/bihar-chief-minister-cracks-down-bureaucrat-corruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Asia-Pacific Politics India BRIC Yard GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 26 Jan 2011 06:29:21 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616055 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy: Dissecting Berlusconi's staying power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/italy/110126/silvio-berlusconi-sex-parties <p> The Italian prime minister has survived several sex scandals but is now facing serious charges of underage prostitution and extortion that could ultimately bring him down.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/italy/110126/silvio-berlusconi-sex-parties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Italy Wed, 26 Jan 2011 22:08:00 +0000 Josephine McKenna 5612948 at http://www.globalpost.com Commonwealth Games probe covers $6 billion in potential scams: Probe committee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/commonwealth-games-probe-covers-6-billion-potential-scams-probe-committee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And you thought gold was a good investment? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Commonwealth Games works under investigation are worth some $6 billion, so the committee entrusted with the probe needs more time to snoop around, a local report cites probe head&nbsp;V K Shunglu as saying.</p> <p> &quot;The total project costs worth Rs 28,000 crore ($6 billion). How do you expect me to complete the probe within three months,&quot; V K Shunglu told the Press Trust of India.</p> <p> The term of the panel has been extended till March 31 to submit its full report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/commonwealth-games-probe-covers-6-billion-potential-scams-probe-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Business Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets Politics India BRIC Yard GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 01 Feb 2011 05:47:29 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616096 at http://www.globalpost.com Revisionist journalism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/revisionist-journalism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leaked report shows investigators censured top BJP politician for role in riots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Overdorf </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> This December, Indian newspapers reported that a special investigation team (SIT) tasked with probing the role of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in riots that killed some 2,000 people in Ahmedabad in 2002 had given the leader a &quot;clean chit.&quot; &nbsp;But the real story is very different, <a href="http://www.tehelka.com/story_main48.asp?filename=Ne120211coverstory.asp">reports India&#39;s Tehelka magazine</a>, which claims to have gained access to the original SIT report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/world-leaders/revisionist-journalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Business Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets Politics World Religion Culture & Lifestyle India BRIC Yard GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 04 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5616117 at http://www.globalpost.com