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  • Sweden's Moderates say could cooperate with center-left government

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Social Democrat and Green government could get support from the center-right on key issues, a senior member of the Moderate Party said on Friday, easing worries that the country faces parliamentary gridlock. The Social...
  • Uganda's Museveni ditches former ally PM Mbabazi in power struggle

    KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has replaced his prime minister, the government said in a statement on Friday, removing a former ally some analysts had seen as a potential contender for the top job. Amama Mbabazi, a lawyer, had...
  • Obama's promise about combat troops is a rhetorical dodge

    WASHINGTON -- In Barack Obama's determination to preserve his legacy as the president who got America off a permanent war footing after the 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is relying on transparent semantics. He has repeatedly...
  • In shift, U.S. officials fight release on bond of migrants: lawyers

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is routinely arguing against the release on bond of Central American women and children at a New Mexico detention center in a policy shift meant to discourage others like them from entering the United...
  • Politicians, we the people and power: My Word

    Politicians, we the people and power: My Word
    The other day, someone sent me one of those Internet rants about good old days, bad new politicians, and taxes from cradle to beyond the grave. "Why?" it lamented, and "How?" Well … Money — for gazillion-dollar attack ads. Who's paying? The...
  • Special Report: Scotland stays in UK, but Britain faces change

    EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - When 3.6 million Scots voted on Thursday on whether to leave or stay within the United Kingdom, they were answering one simple question: Should Scotland be an independent country? But for a time some politicians on both sides...
  • Australian PM says police raids follow threat of beheading

    Australian PM says police raids follow threat of beheading
    Militants connected with radical group Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation. Abbott said...
  • 'No' vote appears headed to win in Scotland, ending push for independence

    EDINBURGH, Scotland The United Kingdom survived the threat of being ripped apart through a Scottish independence referendum, with voters rejecting breaking a 307-year-old union with England by a comfortable margin. The vote total was still being...
  • Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign

     Bad Jobs Report Adds Fire To Gubernatorial Campaign
    The second-to-last jobs report before the election was full of bad news. Cities, towns and casinos cut 4,000 jobs in August, and Connecticut had about 3,600 fewer jobs than it did the month before, according to preliminary estimates issued Thursday by...
  • Bush family member angered by Republican Senate candidate's ads in Georgia

    (Reuters) - Neil Bush, son and brother of two former presidents, has denounced assertions in political ads for Republican Senate nominee David Perdue in Georgia that an organization founded by Bush's father funneled money to extremist groups. Bush is...
  • 5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration

    5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration
    Five Democratic senators broke from their party Thursday to side with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in an effort to derail President Obama's executive actions on immigration. The procedural move failed in a tie vote, 50-50. Although largely symbolic, it...