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Irregularities in Nicaragua Election Prompt US Aid Review

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says Nicaragua’s recent elections were “a setback to democracy” and warned it would now review aid to country. In a statement Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the November 6 re-election of President Daniel Ortega was marred by significant irregularities. The statement said the process was not transparent or impartial, and […]

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Mitt Romney Releases Long Sought-After Tax Returns

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has released his federal tax records, showing he earned more than $42 million during the last two years and paid an estimated $6.2 million in taxes. The records for Romney and his wife Ann, released by his campaign early Tuesday, put their tax rate at 13.9 percent in 2010, […]

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Mitt Romney to Release Long Sought-After Tax Returns

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has released his federal tax records, showing he earned over $42 million during the last two years and paid an estimated $6.2 million in taxes. The records for Romney and his wife Ann, released by his campaign early Tuesday, put their tax rate at 13.9 percent in 2010 with […]

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Mitt Romney to Release Long Sought-After Tax Returns

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney earned over $42 million during the last two years, according to federal tax forms released by his campaign Tuesday. Romney’s decision to release his tax records comes in the aftermath of his upset loss in last week’s South Carolina primary election to former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who attacked […]

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New Government Takes Power in Croatia

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A new center-left coalition government has taken power in the former Yugoslav republic of Croatia, ending eight years of conservative rule. Zoran Milanovic of the SDP party and his 22-member cabinet were sworn in Friday in the capital Zagreb. At 45, Mr. Milanovic is Croatia’s youngest prime minister since independence in 1991. In remarks to […]

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Former Illinois Political Fundraiser Sentenced to 10 Years

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A former fundraiser for U.S. President Barack Obama has been sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in prison. A judge in Illinois Tuesday sentenced Antoin “Tony” Rezko and said she hoped it would send a message that “enough is enough” and corruption in the state must end. Rezko will receive credit for the nearly four years he […]

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Berlusconi Resigns, Ending Scandal-Plagued Era

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has resigned, ending a 17-year political era marked by allegations of corruption and sex scandals, and criticism over his failure to control the country’s massive debt. Mr. Berlusconi formally submitted his resignation to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano late Saturday after announcing that he was stepping down at a cabinet meeting […]

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Berlusconi to Resign Saturday, Ending Scandal-Plagued Era

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is set to resign Saturday after a new budget law was approved in parliament, making way for a transitional government that will try to steer the country out of a potential economic crisis. Mr. Berlusconi, who has been in power for 10 of the past 17 years, said Tuesday that […]

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Berlusconi to Resign Saturday, Ending Scandal-Plagued Era

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is set to resign Saturday after a new budget law is approved in parliament, making way for a transitional government that will try to steer the country out of a potential economic crisis. Mr. Berlusconi, who has been in power for 10 of the past 17 years, said Tuesday that […]

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Presidential Candidate Supports US Military Involvement in Mexico Drug War

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate Rick Perry says he would get the U.S. military involved in Mexico’s war against drug cartels. Perry, who is governor of the border state of Texas, said Saturday U.S. military involvement would be similar to helping Colombia deal with drug trafficking. The U.S. military’s work in Colombia has been as […]

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