VILNIUS — Lithuanian politics were in turmoil Monday after the president moved to block three opposition parties from forming a new government because one of them is accused of vote buying and fraudulent financing.
The unexpected development complicated coalition talks after Sunday’s parliamentary election, which saw the center-right government punished by austerity-weary voters in the recession-scarred Baltic nation.
But President Dalia Grybauskaite told reporters she couldn’t accept a government that includes Labor due to fraud allegations against it.
New “atlas” links climate change, health
GENEVA — Two U.N. agencies have mapped the intersection of health and climate in an age of global warming, showing there are spikes in meningitis when dust storms hit and outbreaks of dengue fever when hard rains come.
The joint project of the World Health Organization and World Meteorological Organization said Monday that their “Atlas of Health and Climate” is meant to be a tool for leaders to use to get early warning of disease outbreaks.
Though the data or conclusions aren’t necessarily new, the way in which they are presented may sharpen governments’ ability to respond to the threats posed by rising temperatures and changing climate.
Since 2005, for example, the atlas shows that the weekly number of cases of meningitis, which is spread by bacteria and germs, has risen when the dry season hits sub-Saharan Africa, where it has killed an estimated 25,000 people over the past 10 years.
Riot police fire tear gas at students
CONAKRY — Residents of the northern town of Labe said riot police fired tear gas at hundreds who gathered to protest the firing of a teacher who allegedly criticized the Guinean government in class.
Another student said police fired tear gas at the students and some were hurt but that they would not give up until Ms. Diallo is reinstated.View Entire Story
By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
What does the middle-class conservative think about everything? Find out here.
Television commentary, reviews, news and nonstop DVR catch-up.
Born in 1930 in rural Missouri, Charles Vandegriffe, Sr., brings his time and place to the Communities.
The world impacts us. What happens in our towns, cities, states, country and on this planet makes a difference to us.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention
California wildfires wreak havoc