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  • Sweden's Reinfeldt says open to deals with opposition parties

    NYKOPING Sweden (Reuters) - Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Tuesday he was ready to strike deals with the opposition if neither wins a majority in Sunday's general election, countering fears of political stalemate. Reinfeldt is...
  • Why the world should care about Scottish independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - An opinion poll showing Scottish independence campaigners have a slim lead nine days before a crucial referendum has highlighted reasons for the wider world and investors to pay heed to the Sept. 18 vote, which could see Britain lose 5....
  • New Iraqi government named, but parliament delays vote on 2 ministers

    BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament Monday elected Haider al-Abadi, a Shiite legislator, as the country's prime minister, endorsed his political program and approved nearly all of his proposed cabinet in a major political advance after three chaotic months that saw...
  • Tunisia's main Islamist party to stay out of presidential election

    TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's main Islamist party, Ennahda, said on Sunday it would not contest a presidential election in November, in the interest of ensuring an inclusive government for all Tunisians. Ennahda is one of the two front-runners to win...
  • Romania allows local party-swapping, critics see threat to democracy

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's government approved a temporary emergency ordinance on Thursday to let local administrations change political affiliations in a pre-election move it says will unblock policymaking but which critics say threatens democracy....
  • Majority of Israelis see no winner in Gaza conflict, post-truce poll shows

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s first public comments since a  cease-fire this week ended fighting in the Gaza Strip were determined and confident. Israel had secured both “a great military achievement and a political achievement,&...
  • Pakistan's Khan says will not stop protest against prime minister

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan said on Thursday he and his supporters would not abandon their protest movement against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and would continue to rally in central Islamabad demanding his resignation....
  • Japan's Abe eyes more women in cabinet; ministers may struggle to make mark

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to boost the number of female ministers when he reshuffles his cabinet next week in a show of commitment to promoting women, but the appointees may struggle to convince skeptics they are...
  • Turkey's Erdogan consolidates power with ascent to presidency

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan will cement his position as modern Turkey's most powerful leader when he is sworn in as president on Thursday, advancing his drive to reshape the country but heralding what critics fear will be an increasingly...
  • Thai court dismisses murder charges against former PM, deputy

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai criminal court on Thursday threw out charges of murder and abuse of power faced by a former prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, and his then deputy over a deadly crackdown on street protesters in 2010. The decision, three months...
  • Pakistan's prime minister resolved to ride out protests crisis

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told parliament on Wednesday he would not be cowed by thousands of demonstrators camped outside the assembly demanding his resignation. Protesters led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan...