A boozy brawl in Canada over a new online sales law for wine.
Chávez kicks off his presidential campaign in earnest in Venezuela.
Mexican presidential candidates faced off Sunday night in a debate: Animal Político weighs in with reactions. Juan Manuel Henao reacts here.
The Leveson inquiry is starting to cleave the UK’s governing coalition.
Italy’s prime minister Mario Monti brings together the president and top political leaders in a crisis meeting as Europe enters another choppy period.
Neo-nazis on the rise in Saxony.
Putin’s anti-protest law is giving new life to Moscow protesters.
Rajoy meets the Spanish press, take two.
The economics blogosphere — from all sides of the debate — is noting with some alarm Martin Wolf’s latest column in the Financial Times:
Before now, I had never really understood how the 1930s could happen. Now I do. All one needs are fragile economies, a rigid monetary regime, intense debate over what must be done, widespread belief that suffering is good, myopic politicians, an inability to co-operate and failure to stay ahead of events.
Former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade, who was defeated by Macky Sall in March 2012, is now under suspicion of embezzlement of public assets upon leaving office.
More Tahrir Square protests demanding Ahmed Shafiq’s disuqalification from June 16’s Egyptian presidential runoff.
Recently defeated Serbian president Boris Tadić says his party may be close to forming a parliamentary majority with the Progressives.
Germany’s Pirate Party has growing pains.
More evidence that Kim Han-gil is emerging as the Democratic United Party’s presidential candidate for December’s election.
In an apparent dirty trick, someone is putting up “Diosdado for president” posters in Caracas — Diosdado Cabello is president of the Asamblea Nacional and an ally of ailing Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, who would be one of several potential PSUV candidates for Venezuela’s presidency in the event of Chávez’s death.
More confirmation that the Greek election comes down to who can get the best deal from Europe without getting booted from the eurozone.
In losing the ‘no’ campaign on the Irish referendum, did Gerry Adams win the next general election?
Voting in Libya’s first post-Gaddafi parliamentary elections, scheduled for June 19, has been postponed.
In Australia, Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull both remain more popular than their respective rivals, Labor prime minister Julie Gillard and Coalition opposition leader Tony Abbott.
Lesotho’s opposition parties have done better than expected in the election and are now in discussions to replace the ruling Lesotho Congress of Democracy. The leading opposition party is the All Basotho Convetion, headed by former LCD member and former foreign minister Tom Thabane. Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili has been in office in Lesotho, a small African kingdom of 2 million people, completely surrounded by South Africa, since 1998.
More polling data from Greece showing that New Democracy is surging.
More polling data from Greece showing that SYRIZA is surging.
Which European country is the biggest slacker?
La Presse has the latest polling numbers from Quebec (the headline finding is that Liberals and PC are tied).
Hollande-Merkel schism watch: Syria.
The afterlife of former British prime minister Tony Blair.
Kim Han-gill may be outpacing former South Korean prime minister Lee Hae-chan to become leader of the Democratic United Party. Presidential elections will be held in December.