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  • Japan politicians play 'game of chicken' over financial cliff

     
    Locked in a political standoff over a crucial budget bill, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is under mounting pressure to hasten elections -- a step likely to push his party out of power. The bill, which would allow the Japanese government to borrow more...
  • Russian lawmakers vote to expand definition of treason, espionage

     
    The upper house of Russia’s parliament voted to broaden the definition of espionage and high treason, continuing what many activists view as a crackdown on dissent in the country....
  • Wave of bombings, killings goes on in Syria

     
    BEIRUT -- A series of blasts claimed more civilian lives Tuesday in the vicinity of the Syrian capital as scores were reported killed across the country in bombings, shelling, air raids and clashes between government forces and rebels seeking to overthrow...
  • Eurozone unemployment figures hit a new high

     
    Europe’s economic gloom deepened Wednesday on the back of news that unemployment in the 17-nation Eurozone hit another record high in September as the region’s debt crisis continued to sap the confidence of business owners, investors and...
  • Afghan commission sets presidential election for April 2014

     
    The Afghan government announced Wednesday that presidential and provincial elections will be held in April 2014 -- a critical step demanded by an international community eager for signs of stability in Afghanistan. The date, April 5, 2014, was hailed as...
  • Greece hit by 48-hour nationwide strike on eve of key austerity vote

     
    Greek workers launched a 48-hour nationwide strike to protest proposed new austerity measures that would slash pay, raise taxes and increase the retirement age....
  • France to consider bill allowing same-sex marriage

     
    The French Cabinet approved a draft bill legalizing same-sex marriage, which now goes to the legislature for consideration....
  • Conservatives welcome Obama victory -- in Britain

     
    Britain's lawmakers, including from the ruling Conservative Party, greeted Brack Obama's reelection with hearty applause in Parliament on Wednesday, a reflection of the warm relationship between Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron....
  • Malawi minister reportedly denies move to suspend anti-gay law

     
    Malawi's minister of justice has reportedly denied saying that the country's law banning homosexual acts would be suspended pending a parliamentary vote on whether to decriminalize such acts. The minister, Atty. Gen. Ralph Kasambara, said this week that...
  • Recess appointment decision excerpts

     
    From the Canning vs. National Labor Relations Board (pdf) opinion U.S. Court of Appeals in DC: (citations omitted) It is undisputed that the purported appointments of the three members were not made “by and with the Advice and Consent of......
  • Pictures in the News | March 18, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles, where the 28th L.A. Marathon was held early Sunday morning under a hazy sky, and with more than 20,000 runners participating....