Military cuts: What does it mean for Europe?

Britain plans to cut 8 percent of its $57.8 billion defense budget over the next four years and Germany’s Defense Minister says the country will begin a major restructuring of the military next year.

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Will Germany, India, Brazil and others change the current configuration of Security Council?

And BTW do we need UN Security Council? The UN General Assembly has elected India, South Africa, Colombia, Germany and Portugal as the five new non-permanent members of the Security Council. The five members elected last year – Bosnia, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria – will remain on the council until the end of the next year.

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Protests in France: Will Sarkozy compromise?

It is almost for sure he will not and after  Senate will say yes to the pension reform on Wednesday Sarkozy will sign the law.

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Job for David Miliband? Will he replace Catherine Ashton?

The source is News of the World and William Hague says for The Financial Times he will not nominate David Miliband for the post of European Union foreign minister, but anyway there is a rumor  David Miliband could replace Baroness Ashton.

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Luiz Inacio Lula: What’s next for him

And what is his legacy.

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Fears of election violence growing in Ivory Coast

By Richard Moncrieff, Africa director at the International Crisis Group.

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Is the resignation of Emanuel a “re-boot” of the Obama presidency?

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel aka Rahmbo will step down to run for mayor of Chicago, various sources confirmed. He will be replaced by Deputy Chief of Staff Pete Rouse but according to CNN he will perhaps  serve only on a temporary basis.

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