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  • Anti-bailout politician Tsipras sworn in as Greece's prime minister

    Leftist politician Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister Monday after forming a surprise alliance with a small right-wing nationalist party Independent Greeks. His rise signals a possible confrontation between Greece and its...
  • Thai Junta defends Yingluck ruling while U.S. warns on fairness

    Thailand's junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha said the impeachment of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wasn't motivated by politics, while a senior U.S. diplomat visiting the country said it appeared otherwise. A junta-appointed legislature, put...
  • GOP senators, and possible 2016 rivals, vie at Koch brothers retreat

    Three potential Republican presidential contenders parried on issues including Cuba policy and the qualities necessary to win the White House during a Sunday night panel discussion that also afforded an unprecedented, if limited, peek into the workings of...
  • Noah Smith: Democracy is the best ingredient for economic growth

    As China and Russia have surged in power during the past 15 years, more and more people have started to wonder if democracy is really the best economic system. For example, consider Hungarian President Viktor Orban's comments last July: The global...
  • Mitch McConnell and 'regular order': Just flirting or going steady?

    New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised senators late last year that he'd return to the "regular order" of debate and amendments that his predecessor, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada, had abandoned. But as the Senate struggled to...
  • Afghanistan faces economic crisis as international aid money leaves and growth stalls

    Afghanistan's fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after Western forces effectively ended their 13-year war against...
  • Rubio up, Bush down in flip-flop news cycle

    This past weekend was a big one for Republicans running for the White House -- with Florida's two aspirants prominently in the mix. Yet both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio bucked their own trends - with Bush taking some hits and Rubio picking up steam....
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launches political action committee

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launches political action committee
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign. While not a formal entry into the race, opening the political action...
  • Municipal Elections 2015: Millennials not at polls

    Municipal Elections 2015: Millennials not at polls
    Young voters proved they have power at the polls when they helped usher President Obama into office, but in Chicago they haven't flexed their voting muscle too much in local elections to pick a mayor or the aldermen who have the authority to do everything...
  • Ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu sworn in as new Zambian president

    Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday. "I am humbled eternally and debted to you all, my fellow citizens," said Lungu at the inauguration ceremony. "The bottom line is that we want the country to go foward and to banish poverty in our...
  • Municipal Elections 2015: Mayoral candidates, referendums

    Municipal Elections 2015: Mayoral candidates, referendums
    When municipal elections roll around on Feb. 24, Chicago voters will choose a mayor, aldermen and vote on non-binding referendums. Here's a look at the mayoral candidates and those referendums. CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR (in alphabetical order) RAHM EMANUEL,...