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  • Fractious politics to test new Swedish leader's negotiating skills

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - At the height of the global financial crisis trade union leader Stefan Lofven, now set to become Sweden's prime minister after Sunday's election, did the unthinkable and cut a deal with employers agreeing pay cuts and shorter hours....
  • Crist team explores Medicaid expansion

    Crist team explores Medicaid expansion
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist said his team is researching the prospect that he could sign an executive order on his first day in office to immediately and unilaterally expand the state's Medicaid program to cover uninsured Floridians....
  • Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday - an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future - and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them...
  • German government says Bavaria following Scots' example 'absurd'

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Monday ridiculed the suggestion that the rich southern region of Bavaria could try to break away if Scotland votes to split from the United Kingdom this week. One local party, the Bavaria Party, has...
  • New Zealand dismisses Snowden's claim it planned mass domestic spying

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand was preparing to conduct mass domestic surveillance last year, a U.S. investigative journalist said on Monday, five days before the country goes to the polls, provoking immediate denials from Prime Minister John Key....
  • From bad to worse for French President Francois Hollande

    From bad to worse for French President Francois Hollande
    Supporters of French President Francois Hollande have awoken each morning for the last four weeks thinking things surely could get no worse. Already, unemployment figures remained stubbornly high. Economic growth was close to zero. The president's...
  • Betfair pays up early to gamblers backing Scottish 'No'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Polls say the outcome of the Scottish independence vote is too close to call but gambling company Betfair is already paying out more than 100,000 pounds ($162,000) to customers who backed a "No" vote. Bookmakers sometimes pay out early...
  • Foley And Malloy Drive Home Their Differences On Traffic And Transit

    Foley And Malloy Drive Home Their Differences On Traffic And Transit
    NORTH HAVEN — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley agree on one point: Traffic in Connecticut is bad. But at a transportation forum Monday morning, the two rivals offered starkly different visions on how to alleviate the...
  • Mayo: Time to stop write-in election hijinks

    If you just landed from Mars and tried to figure out Florida's confusing election rules, your head (and antennae) would probably explode. Municipal and school board races are non-partisan, while county commissioners and Broward officers like sheriff and...
  • Robert B. Reich: Berkeley vs. Big Soda

    I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey. Rather than hang up, I agreed to answer his questions. He asked me if I knew a soda tax would be on the ballot in Berkeley,...
  • An unlikely hero, Gordon Brown wrestles with Scotland's fate

    GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - Once mocked for claiming to have saved the world after the 2008 financial crisis, former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown may now have the fate of Scotland in his hands. For many English, Scotsman Brown is an unlikely hero....