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Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners before peace talks

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners before peace talks Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Israel began an operation to free 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday hours before the two sides were to hold new direct peace talks amid a growing row over settlements.
Clashes erupt in Cairo as Morsi supporters march

Clashes erupt in Cairo as Morsi supporters march Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Egyptian police fired tear gas to break up clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and residents of a central Cairo neighbourhood, security sources said.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita wins Mali presidential election Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election, after his opponent Soumalia Cisse conceded defeat late on Monday, avoiding a protracted legal battle over the outcome. 
Zimbabwe's Mugabe tells election critics to 'go hang'

Zimbabwe's Mugabe tells election critics to 'go hang' Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in his Heroes' Day speech has made a scathing attack on those who challenged his disputed presidential elections victory.

Norwegian Prime Minister works as taxi driver to discover voter issues Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Norway's prime minister worked secretly as a taxi driver in central Oslo for a day in June, leaving his passengers wondering whether their elected leader had quit the day job.
Mali votes in presidential run-off

Mali votes in presidential run-off Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

People in Mali are voting in a presidential election run-off. Despite the rain that started earlier in the morning and turns quite heavy in some of the six districts of the capital.
Senator Unveils Bill to Limit Semiautomatic Arms

Senator Unveils Bill to Limit Semiautomatic Arms Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

WASHINGTON — During a lengthy and at times emotionally wrenching news conference, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday announced legislation that would ban the sale and manufacture of 157 types of semiautomatic weapons, as well as magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
G.O.P. Mulls a Strategy From Obama’s Playbook

G.O.P. Mulls a Strategy From Obama’s Playbook Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As Republican leaders gathered here on Thursday to consider how to rebuild their party, President Obama was at the center of the conversation. But the sharp criticism directed at him was replaced by something new: envy over his campaign.

Senate approves modest restrictions on filibusters Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

WASHINGTONThe tradition-laden Senate voted Thursday to modestly curb filibusters, using a bipartisan consensus rare in today's hyper-partisan climate to make it a bit harder but not impossible for outnumbered senators to sink bills and nominations, The Associated Press reported.

 

The rules changes were broken into two pieces and approved by votes of 78-16 and 86-9. In both roll calls, Republican opponents were joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who usually sides with Democrats. Many of the GOP "no" votes came from tea party-backed senators like Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah; Rand Paul, R-Ky.; and Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

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A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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