Rosario Crocetta smokes two to three packs of cigarettes a day, lighting them without putting them to his lips, often glancing at the three cellphones arrayed before him as he does so. If you are speaking to him, as an emissary from Turin named Antonio Saitta was on the day I first met Crocetta, he often picks up one of the phones in midconversation, without apology, and urgently begins reading text messages. Sinceit has been the seat of the Regional Assembly, the governing body of Sicily, whose current president is Crocetta, a year-old gay Catholic leftist with a penchant for romanticism and poetry, who is unlike any president the region has ever seen.
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President Barack Obama has mixed blunt messages to Kenya's leaders on gay rights, corruption and counter-terrorism with warm reflections on his family ties to a nation that considers him a local son. His comments during a news conference with Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta reflected the unusual nature of his long-awaited visit to this East African nation. His official agenda has been sprinkled with opportunities to reconnect with his late father's sprawling Kenyan family, including some meeting the American president for the first time.
Verified by Psychology Today. Rabble Rouser. Three scholars have published a slew of intentionally ridiculous papers at major peer-reviewed "scholarly" journals designed to expose the intellectual corruption of parts of academia. The papers make intentionally absurd arguments or present highly implausible and fabricated data to justify overturning supposedly or actually oppressive and inegalitarian systems of power and status.
This week the Sunday Times of London published a pack of lies so transparent, so thoroughly discredited, that its appearance can't be chalked up to mere journalistic sloppiness. Rather, the timing of the piece, its willful disregard of the truth, and the behavior of the journalists themselves indicate a deliberate political hit job purposefully dressed up in the garb of one of the most internationally respected newspapers. Charles Roselli is experimenting on gay sheep to try to cure homosexuality -- total nonsense, but PETA saw that by targeting Roselli's work they could exploit the gay rights community and promote their anti-research agenda.
Approximately 30 percent of the national budget came from foreign aid in Past corruption scandals have had a direct impact on human rights. Despite investigations, none of the high-ranking government officials who managed the implicated offices have faced criminal sanction.
Ukraine's most popular politician lives far away from the country's capital. The mayor of Lviv is admired for his pragmatic approach to politics and for his refusal to do the president's bidding. Many believe he could soon bring his leadership style to Kiev.
Corruption is an issue which adversely affects India 's economy of central, state and local government agencies. Not only has it held the economy back from reaching new heights, but rampant corruption has stunted the country's development. The largest contributors to corruption are entitlement programs and social spending schemes enacted by the Indian government. The media has widely published allegations of corrupt Indian citizens stashing millions of rupees in Swiss banks.
Posted June 12, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's Government has faced its first major political scandal, after a video appearing to show a cabinet minister having sex with another man was circulated to journalists and widely shared online. Sodomy remains a crime in Malaysia, punishable by up to 20 years in prison under a British colonial-era law.