Nigel Farage, the leader of the British EU-skeptical party UKIP, is reportedly “shocked” that his party is now ahead of the Tories in the latest opinion polls on the upcoming EU parliamentary elections. 23% of voters say they will back UKIP in the 2014 elections.
In other news, Saudi Arabia has reacted defensively to worldwide criticism of its execution of a young Sri Lankan woman for murdering her employer’s child. The Saudis deny that the beheaded woman was a minor when she committed the crime, and say that the Kingdom is always assiduous in its principled application of juridical practices. In addition, they warned foreigners not to interfere in their internal affairs.
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