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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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Ex-Thai PM Charged With Murder Over Crackdown on ‘Red Shirts’

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will face murder charges related to a military crackdown against protesters at a 2010 “Red Shirt” opposition rally. The decision to charge Mr. Abhisit along with ex-Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban represents the first charges against government officials for the clashes that left more than 90 people dead. Tarit […]

Ukraine’s Government Resigns

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s government Monday, a surprise move following the country’s controversial elections and ongoing economic woes. However, the president has ordered ministers to remain in their posts until the new government forms. The country’s new parliament is preparing to meet for the first time after […]

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Israeli Defense Minister Barak Quits Politics

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is quitting politics. In a surprise move Monday, Mr. Barak announced he will not run in the country’s January elections, but will stay in his post until a new government is formed. The 70-year-old former prime minister said he has “exhausted dealing with political life” and wants to spend more […]

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Israeli Defense Minister Barak Quits Politics

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is quitting politics. In a surprise move Monday, Barak announced he will not run in the country’s January elections, but will stay in his post until a new government is formed. The 70-year-old Barak, who is also a former prime minister, said he has “exhausted dealing with political life” and […]

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Japan Dissolves Parliament, Setting up Election

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has dissolved the lower house of parliament, setting up a general election expected to bring a defeat to his ruling Democratic Party of Japan. Mr. Noda’s move to dissolve the lower, more powerful legislative body came after the opposition Liberal Democratic Party agreed to a series of key reforms, including […]

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Romney: Obama’s Government ‘Gifts’ to Voters Cost Him Election

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Defeated U.S. presidential contender Mitt Romney is telling his campaign donors that he lost last week’s national election because President Barack Obama showered “financial gifts” from the government on segments of the American electorate who then voted for him. In a post-election call to the donors Wednesday, the Republican challenger said the Democratic incumbent had […]

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Obama Wins Florida, Widens Margin over Romney in Final Tally

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has been declared the winner of the closely-divided battleground state of Florida, four days after winning re-election. The southern state had been the only state still tallying its votes after Tuesday’s election, which pitted the incumbent Democrat against Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Florida’s Department of State says President Obama received 50 […]

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Djukanovic Selected to Return as Montenegro’s Prime Minister

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Montenegro’s president has asked controversial ruling party leader Milo Djukanovic to once again become the nation’s prime minister. President Filip Vujanovic announced the appointment of the former president and prime minister Friday after Mr. Djuknovic’s candidacy was put forward by his Democratic Party of Socialists, or DPS. The party won the former Yugoslav republic’s parliamentary […]

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Obama to Address Economic Issues

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement on the U.S. economy Friday, as a January 1 “fiscal cliff” looms that would institute automatic deep spending cuts and tax hikes. The president is expected to urge members of Congress to arrive at a budget plan before the deadline. Experts fear the cuts could […]

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