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  • Few interests, fewer friends in Middle East

    Try figuring out the maze of enemies, allies and neutrals in the Middle East. In 2012, the Obama administration was on the verge of bombing the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For a few weeks he was public enemy No. 1 because he had used...
  • 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...
  • Former Haitian President Aristide in the spotlight amid criminal probe

    For a twice-deposed, twice-exiled leader who longed for home, Haiti's firebrand former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, remains holed up behind closed doors. The reclusive former leader has missed many of life's milestones since his return to Haiti 3...
  • Scotland stands to win even if secession vote fails

     Scotland stands to win even if secession vote fails
    If the polls are right, supporters of independence for Scotland are heading for a disappointing defeat in next month's historic referendum on seceding from Britain. But in many ways, they've already won. Even if Britain remains intact, Scotland...
  • 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...
  • McDonnell trial: Governor's protection unit spied for state police

    McDonnell trial: Governor's protection unit spied for state police
    RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell's protection unit eavesdropped on him as fellow state police officers went through the lengthy investigation that was eventually turned over to the FBI, according to testimony offered Tuesday during the federal trial...
  • Office Depot, Pratt & Whitney approved for government incentives

    Office Depot, Pratt & Whitney approved for government incentives
    Palm Beach County Commissioners approved millions of dollars in incentives Tuesday for Office Depot and Pratt & Whitney. The only opposition came from two county residents who raised concerns about giving public help to private companies. Palm Beach...
  • McDonnell trial: Prosecution wrapping up case against McDonnells

    McDonnell trial: Prosecution wrapping up case against McDonnells
    RICHMOND – The prosecution began winding down its case against Bob and Maureen McDonnell Wednesday, laying phone calls, texts, meetings, checks and emails into a timeline for the jury. While Jonnie R. Williams Sr. was at the mansion, delivering...
  • McDonnell trial: Prosecution rests, defense to begin Monday

    McDonnell trial: Prosecution rests, defense to begin Monday
    RICHMOND – The United States rested its case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Thursday, and the defense will present its side of this convoluted story starting Monday. McDonnell’s attorneys have promised he will testify, though...
  • Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian soldiers back rebel thrust

    Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian soldiers back rebel thrust
    Ukraine's president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow rebels who captured a key coastal town, sharply escalating a five-month-old separatist war. Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of security chiefs that...