Mr Abbott's grip on power suffered a series of devastating body blows on Saturday, but things got worse late in the evening when Jane Prentice, a Queensland-based federal Liberal National backbencher, warned on live TV that Mr Abbott could face a leadership challenge if he did not nail a critical address to the National Press Club on Monday.
Italy MPs elect judge Sergio Mattarella as President of Italy ~ link ~
Mr Mattarella, 73, will succeed Giorgio Napolitano, 89, who stood down earlier this month citing "signs of fatigue".
The result, confirmed on a third day of voting, will be seen as a boost for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who nominated Mr Mattarella.
Spriza has the will and the political capital to leave the Eurozone - video ~ link ~
Hundreds of Thousands join Madrid anti-austerity rally ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ The European masses are waking up to the pure evil rip-offs and scams of the Global Banking Cartel and their Austerity Fascism!!! People, it is time to push this on everyone you know ... demand new parties, new leaders, and a removal of the central banksters and their class from the halls of government and finance ... throw the crooks in prison where they belong ... end the drive towards World War III by the banksters and Zionists, while we still can!!! Stirling
A sea of demonstrators chanted “Yes we can!” and carried signs reading “The change is now” as they made their way from Madrid city hall to the central Puerta del Sol square in the first major march called by Podemos, which has surged ahead in opinion polls in a crucial election year. Many in the crowd also waved Greek flags and the red and white flags of Syriza, an equally radical party whose stunning win at the polls last week has buoyed Podemos and its anti-establishment message.
“The wind of change is starting to blow in Europe,” Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias, a pony-tailed former university professor, said in Greek and Spanish as he addressed supporters at the so-called “March for Change”. “We dream but we take our dream seriously. More has been done in Greece in six days than many governments did in years,” the 36-year-old said.
Merkel rules out writing off Greek debt ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ She can rule it off all she wants, but Greece is a fully sovereign nation and they can tell her ... and the globalists who she is fronting for ... to go to hell. Stirling
In her first interview since Syriza won the Greek election last weekend, Angela Merkel has made it clear the stands but she hopes they stay in the eurozone.
Their finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has said this troika of global institutions is "rotten" and has refused to . with them to renegotiate bailout terms
Why Benjamin Netanyahu Lost His Mind ~ link ~ Sorry, but I have a very different view than this article. I see dear old Bibi 666 Netanyahu as a demonic butcher who is the one person most likely to light the fuse on World War III. He should face arrest the minute he leaves Israel for war crimes (including 9/11 and 7/7)!!! Stirling