Government http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23079/all en Peru buys surveillance satellite from France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140424/peru-buys-surveillance-satellite-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lima, Apr 24 (EFE).- Peru's government signed on Thursday a $213 million contract to acquire a French-made surveillance satellite that Lima says will be the most modern spacecraft operated by any nation in South America.</p> <p>The "government-to-government" transaction was ratified by Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano and France's ambassador in Lima, Jean-Jacques Beaussou.</p> <p>Besides the satellite, the purchase agreement includes a ground control station and the transfer of key technologies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140424/peru-buys-surveillance-satellite-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Peru Politics Technology Agencia EFE Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:36:29 +0000 Agencia EFE 6129926 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish king offers warm welcome to Ecuadorian leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140424/spanish-king-offers-warm-welcome-ecuadorian-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Apr 24 (EFE).- King Juan Carlos of Spain welcomed Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Thursday for talks on bilateral relations and Ibero-American matters.</p> <p>"Just a few of you today, eh?" the monarch joked upon entering the audience chamber at the Zarzuela Palace and observing the big crowd of journalists waiting to take pictures and videos of him greeting Correa.</p> <p>The visiting head of state shook hands with the king while expressing his gratitude for being received and said he was "very happy" to see him.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140424/spanish-king-offers-warm-welcome-ecuadorian-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Rafael Correa Socialism Technology Agencia EFE Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:35:33 +0000 Agencia EFE 6129925 at http://www.globalpost.com The five Senate reform questions the Supreme Court will address Friday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140424/the-five-senate-reform-questions-the-supreme-court-will-ad-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - When the Supreme Court hands down its advice Friday on what it will take to reform or abolish the Senate, it will answer five questions asked by the federal government:</p> <p>1.Can the federal government unilaterally limit the term served by senators?</p> <p>The government asked the court to consider various options, including term limits of nine years, 10 or more years, eight or fewer years, terms covering life of two or three Parliaments, and whether the term could be renewable.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140424/the-five-senate-reform-questions-the-supreme-court-will-ad-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Constitution of Canada Government Hospitality Law Politics Politics of Canada The Canadian Press Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:47:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 6129852 at http://www.globalpost.com The five Senate reform questions the Supreme Court will address Friday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140424/the-five-senate-reform-questions-the-supreme-court-will-addr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - When the Supreme Court hands down its advice Friday on what it will take to reform or abolish the Senate, it will answer five questions asked by the federal government:</p> <p>1.Can the federal government unilaterally limit the term served by senators?</p> <p>The government asked the court to consider various options, including term limits of nine years, 10 or more years, eight or fewer years, terms covering life of two or three Parliaments, and whether the term could be renewable.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140424/the-five-senate-reform-questions-the-supreme-court-will-addr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Constitution of Canada Government Hospitality Law Politics Politics of Canada The Canadian Press Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:47:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 6129853 at http://www.globalpost.com High court to issue constitutional road map Friday on Senate reform, abolition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140424/high-court-issue-constitutional-road-map-friday-senate-refor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper went to the Supreme Court looking for a road map for Senate reform.</p> <p>He may end up with a road block instead.</p> <p>The top court will hand down Friday its opinion on how the disgraced, scandal-plagued upper house can be reformed or abolished.</p> <p>"The Supreme Court's opinion will provide a legal instruction manual on how we can proceed with Senate reform," Pierre Poilievre, the minister responsible for democratic reform, said in an email.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140424/obama-attends-welcome-events-hosted-emperor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Exonumia Government Knights of the Golden Fleece Politics Kyodo News International Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:39:01 +0000 Kyodo News International 6129560 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey holds rates steady despite government pressure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/turkey-holds-rates-steady-despite-government-pressure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey's central bank refused to bow to government pressure and kept its key interest rates unchanged on Thursday.</p> <p>In a statement on its website, the bank said the overnight lending rate was being held at 12.0 percent, while the borrowing and one-week repo rates were left at 8.0 percent and 10.0 percent.</p> <p>The announcement came after the bank's monetary policy committee meeting, which agreed that the tight monetary policy would be maintained until an improvement in the inflation outlook was secured. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/turkey-holds-rates-steady-despite-government-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Government Macroeconomics Technology AFP Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:20:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6129662 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama says Russia not abiding by Geneva agreement on Ukraine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/obama-says-russia-not-abiding-geneva-agreement-ukraine-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama said Thursday Russia was not abiding by the letter or the spirit of the Geneva deal to ease tensions in Ukraine, and said new sanctions against Moscow were already teed up.</p> <p>The president weighed into an increasingly bitter US-Russian dispute over the actions of separatist militias in the east of the country Washington says are backed by the Kremlin, during his tour of Asia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/obama-says-russia-not-abiding-geneva-agreement-ukraine-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Government of Russia Russian Orthodox Christians War AFP Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:50:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6129624 at http://www.globalpost.com Macedonia's conservative PM set to win snap election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140424/macedonias-conservative-pm-set-win-snap-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kole Casule</p> <p>SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonian voters look likely to hand conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski a third term in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday, opting for relative economic stability and shrugging off opposition claims of creeping authoritarianism.</p> <p>Gruevski, 43, has run the small, landlocked former Yugoslav republic of two million people since 2006, in coalition with the DUI party of former ethnic Albanian guerrillas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140424/macedonias-conservative-pm-set-win-snap-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:49:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6129596 at http://www.globalpost.com Senegal ex-president's delayed homecoming set for Friday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/senegal-ex-presidents-delayed-homecoming-set-friday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senegal's exiled former president Abdoulaye Wade is to make his controversial homecoming two days later than planned, his party said, with supporters claiming he was deliberately held up en route.</p> <p>Wade, 87, who held power from 2000 to 2012, was expected in Dakar on Wednesday for his first trip back to the west African nation since he moved to France after a bitter election defeat to arch rival and current leader Macky Sall.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/senegal-ex-presidents-delayed-homecoming-set-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdoulaye Wade Africa Government Senegal AFP Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:32:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6129525 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecution looks into cult in ferry accident probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140424/prosecution-looks-cult-ferry-accident-probe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>INCHEON/BUSAN, April 24 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors said Thursday they are tracking a flow of money from a mysterious religious group to the operator of a capsized ferry, as part of their widening investigation into the cause of the deadly accident.</p> <p>Prosecutors suspect that funds from members of the religious group, the Evangelical Baptist Church, were used in business operations of Cheonghaejin Marine Co. and Yoo Byung-eun, a billionaire man whose family appears to control the shipping company.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140424/prosecution-looks-cult-ferry-accident-probe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Law Prosecution Religion Yonhap News Agency Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:32:43 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6129503 at http://www.globalpost.com Abe, Obama stress security pact, standoff on free trade remains http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140424/abe-obama-stress-security-pact-standoff-free-trade-rem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Barack Obama on Thursday stressed that the Japan-U.S. alliance will help secure peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region, while Obama urged Tokyo to improve market access for foreign companies under a Pacific free trade accord.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140424/abe-obama-stress-security-pact-standoff-free-trade-rem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Government Politics Shinz┼Ź Abe Technology Kyodo News International Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:32:20 +0000 Kyodo News International 6129347 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama attends welcoming ceremony by emperor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140424/obama-attends-welcoming-ceremony-emperor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> U.S. President Barack Obama attended a welcoming ceremony Thursday morning at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, marking the first meeting between the president and the emperor since November 2009.</p> <p> Obama, who is travelling without the first lady, Michelle Obama, became the first U.S. president to be received as a state guest in 18 years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140424/obama-attends-welcoming-ceremony-emperor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Exonumia Government Illinois Kyodo News International Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:02:00 +0000 Kyodo News International 6129242 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia hints at armed 'response' if Ukraine interests attacked http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/russia-hints-at-armed-response-if-ukraine-interests-attacked <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia said on Wednesday that it will strike back if its "legitimate interests" in Ukraine are attacked, raising the stakes in the Cold War-like duel with the United States over the former Soviet republic's future.</p> <p>NATO responded by cautioning against "veiled threats", saying they violated the spirit of an agreement reached in Geneva last week to try to pull the crisis-hit country back from the brink of civil war.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/russia-hints-at-armed-response-if-ukraine-interests-attacked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Government Politics Ukrainian studies War AFP Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:05:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6129198 at http://www.globalpost.com