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Polls: Presidential Race Tied

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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With exactly one month to go until the U.S. presidential election, polls show the race between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney essentially tied. The Pew Research Center gives Mr. Romney a four percentage point lead while Gallup puts the president in front by three points. Mr. Romney closed the gap in the polls […]

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Netanyahu Orders Early Elections in Israel

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ordering early parliamentary elections to be held as soon as possible. Mr. Netanyahu said Tuesday he was being forced to form a new government because the current coalition was not able to agree on a budget for 2013. The next elections were scheduled for next October, but will now […]

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Ivanishvili, Georgian Dream Promise to Look West

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Georgian officials preparing for the nation’s first peaceful transition of power since breaking away from the former Soviet Union are promising the change will not impact the country’s desire to move even closer to the West. Georgian Dream coalition leader, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, whose party won last week’s parliamentary elections, met in Tbilisi Tuesday with […]

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Obama, Romney Campaign in Ohio, Polls Show Tight Race

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney are taking their campaigns to the key political battleground state of Ohio Tuesday, as they seek to win over voters four weeks before the election. Mr. Obama will appeal to supporters at Ohio State University in Columbus while Mr. Romney will hold a rally in Cuyahoga […]

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Citing Bo Case, China Vows to Get Tough on Corruption

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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China’s Communist Party says its decision to pursue charges against disgraced politician Bo Xilai shows it is serious about cracking down on rampant corruption within its ranks. He Guoqiang, the party’s top disciplinary official, was quoted in state media Tuesday as saying the case against the once-powerful Bo should serve as a warning to other […]

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Obama, Romney Vie for Key Ohio Votes

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney take their campaigns to the key political battleground state of Ohio Tuesday, as they seek to win over voters with four weeks left before the election. The latest polls indicate the two candidates are virtually tied ahead of the November 6 vote. Ohio is one of […]

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Romney Criticizes Obama Middle East Policy

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would be strong on foreign policy, and he accuses President Barack Obama of being a weak leader, especially with regard to the Middle East. In his first major foreign policy speech of the campaign Monday, Mr. Romney said that under President Obama, the United States is at the […]

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Romney Attacks Obama Middle East Policy

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mitt Romney delivered a speech Monday attacking President Barack Obama for failing to exercise American global leadership — which, he said, has heightened the risk of conflict, particularly in the Middle East. In the 30-minute address at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, the Republican presidential nominee accused Mr. Obama of seeking to put […]

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Georgian Billionaire Unveils Cabinet

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Georgian billionaire who defeated President Mikheil Saakashvili’s party in last week’s parliamentary elections is giving Georgians — and the rest of the world — a better idea of where he plans to take the country. Georgian Dream coalition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili, who says he expects to be the country’s next prime minister, unveiled most […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Willing to be President

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she is courageous enough to run for president – if that is what the people want. The Nobel prize laureate spoke Monday during a news conference at the headquarters for her National League for Democracy. Burma’s constitution currently prohibits her from holding the country’s top office but […]

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