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Partial Count Shows Romania’s Center-Left Winning Election

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Partial results from Romania’s parliamentary election are giving the ruling center-left ruling alliance a clear victory in Sunday’s vote. With about 80 percent of polling stations reporting, Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s ruling Social-Liberal Union has take about 60 percent of the vote. President Traian Basescu’s Right Romania Alliance is trailing at a distant second with […]

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Romanian Ruling Alliance Set for Majority

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls from Romania’s parliamentary election are giving the ruling center-left ruling alliance a clear victory in Sunday’s vote. Two polls indicate Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s ruling Social-Liberal Union was expected to take about 57 percent of the vote. President Traian Basescu’s Right Romania Alliance was trailing at a distant second with close to 19 […]

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Parliamentary Elections Under Way in Romania

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Parliamentary elections are under way in Romania, with polls indicating the center-left ruling alliance is expected to win. Opinion polls put Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s ruling Social-Liberal Union at about 57 percent, with President Traian Basecu’s Right Romania Alliance trailing at a distant second with around 20 percent. The two candidates have been locked in […]

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Italy’s Prime Minister to Resign

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti says he will resign after parliament passes next year’s budget law. The prime minister’s office announced the plan Saturday. Mr. Monti said if the budget law can be passed “quickly,” he would immediately confirm his resignation. Mr. Monti’s announcement came after a two-hour meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano, who has […]

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Nurse Fooled by Prank on Royal Family Found Dead

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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London hospital officials say a nurse who mistakenly accepted a prank phone call for Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge this week has been found dead. Authorities at the King Edward VII Hospital on Friday confirmed the death of Jacintha Saldanha and said she had been the first recipient of the prank call for the Duchess, […]

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Russian PM Defends Raid on Filmmaker’s Home

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has defended a police raid on the home of a filmmaker working on a documentary about modern Russian politics and political protest. Speaking in an interview with a group of broadcasters Friday, Mr. Medvedev said the police who conducted the raid on the home of Pavel Kostomarov earlier that morning […]

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Clinton Travels to Belfast Amid Tensions

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Hillary Clinton travels to Northern Ireland Friday, one of her last trips as U.S. Secretary of State. She visits Belfast amid renewed tensions in the city between the Protestant and Catholic communities after city lawmakers voted earlier this week not to fly the British flag all year long on government buildings. Violence broke out in […]

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Bosnian Islamist Gets 18 Years For US Embassy Attack

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Bosnia-Herzegovina has sentenced an Islamist radical to 18 years in prison for last year’s gun attack on the U.S. embassy in Sarajevo. The state court in Sarajevo Thursday found Mevlid Jasarevic guilty of a terrorist attack by shooting at the U.S. embassy from an automatic weapon in October 2011. Jasarevic’s alleged accomplices […]

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Russian News Host Shot Dead in North Caucasus

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A television news host in Russia’s troubled North Caucasus region has been shot to death, in the latest deadly attack in an area where Islamic militants are active. Russian officials said Thursday that 28-year-old Kazbek Gekkiyev was shot to death late Wednesday by unknown assailants. His colleagues at a regional branch of the state channel […]

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Dutch Suspend Search for Victims of North Sea Ship Collision

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers have called off a search for six missing crewmembers after a ship collision that killed five in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. Dutch Coast Guard officials said Thursday that given the frigid water temperature and the time that has passed, it is unlikely more survivors will be found. Rescue efforts were hampered […]

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