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  • Kashmiris shun polls as Modi challenges for power in India

    ANANTNAG, India (Reuters) - Mohammad Amin Pandith, a smallholder and father-of-three from Indian-controlled Kashmir, was lured from his home at night by a man in army uniform, dragged along a potholed lane and shot in the back of the head. His execution,...
  • Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies

    Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies
    TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he had drawn any new "red line" and urged peaceful dialogue...
  • California's water wars reach 'new level of crazy'

    FRESNO, Calif. California water authorities are killing salmon and destroying farming. They're endangering shorebirds, threatening city taps and quite possibly raising the crime rate. That's a sampling of the four dozen comments and protests on the...
  • On this date in history: Churchill knighted

    On this date in history: Churchill knighted
    On April 24, 1953, Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. After an illustrious military career, Churchill resigned his commission to focus on literary and political pursuits. He was elected to Parliament in 1900 as a Conservative MP...
  • Tokyo governor says "great significance" to Beijing visit

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The governor of the Japanese capital Tokyo said on Thursday there was "great significance" in his visit to the Chinese capital and the trip could be a step toward repairing strained bilateral ties. Hopes have run high for the visit at...
  • China welcomes Palestinian unity deal, hopes will help peace

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry welcomed on Thursday a unity pact agreed between the Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas' Palestine Liberation Organisation, saying Beijing hoped this would help peace talks with Israel....
  • Local Armenian-American leaders say Turkish Prime Minister's statement falls short

    Leaders of the Armenian community in Glendale said a  statement by the Turkish Prime Minister on Wednesday offering his condolences to descendants of Armenians massacred by the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago fell short because the country continues...
  • California judge named head of state's political ethics agency

    California judge named head of state's political ethics agency
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for...
  • Quinn taken to court over patronage hiring at IDOT

    Quinn taken to court over patronage hiring at IDOT
    A Chicago attorney who has long crusaded against patronage is asking a federal judge to investigate hiring under Gov. Pat Quinn, alleging the Democratic governor has continued to stack the Illinois Department of Transportation with political hires....
  • France deficit plan treads fine line, betting on growth

    PARIS (Reuters) - France outlined a slower roadmap on Wednesday to reduce its chronic deficit to the European Union's treaty limit next year, based on growth assumptions described by an independent watchdog as risky. Europe's second-biggest economy, with...
  • Thai opposition leader seeks compromise to avert bloodshed

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Alarmed by the prospect of bloodshed in Thailand as a six-month political crisis nears a critical juncture, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has called for talks between the government and its foes, urging compromise to...