Politics and Elections News

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CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility for Sunday's bomb blast in a busy downtown Cairo street near the Foreign Ministry that killed two senior police officers and wounded several other policemen.Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers o ...more

Reuters News - 21 mins ago

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese militants from the western region of Xinjiang have fled from the country to get "terrorist training" from Islamic State fighters for attacks at home, state media reported on Monday. The report was the first time st ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, and he pledged to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court.Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai planned to hold his first news c ...more

AP News - 37 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama.He turned them down.< ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan student died last week after setting himself on fire, in the first such protest in five months, a London-based activist group said Monday.The Free Tibet group said Lhamo Tashi burned himself to death on Sept. 17 in the c ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet.The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderat ...more

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SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military ruler was sworn in as the South Pacific nation's elected leader Monday after results confirmed his big win in the first election since he led a coup eight years ago.Voreqe Bainimarama was sworn in as prime minis ...more

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(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed several legislations on Sunday to encourage the electric car market in the state, which accounts for 40 percent of all electric vehicles sold in the United States. The legislations are meant ...more

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(Reuters) - A New York City police officer died, and eight others were injured when their van crashed into a barrier in the Bronx on Sunday morning, police said. Michael Williams, 25, was thrown through a back window of the police van after i ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong students are gearing up to boycott classes Monday over Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms in a weeklong strike marking the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city.< ...more