Politics and Elections News

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai said on Monday that his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.In a speech marking the start of th ...more

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(Reuters) - U.S. discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc <DLTR.O> offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc <FDO.N> for an enterprise value of about $9.2 billion. Dollar Tree's offer of $74.50 per share in cash and stock represen ...more

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. HOW MORE POLLUTION BECOMES A BIG EXPORT AS U.S. AIMS FOR CLEANER AIRAs America tries for a greener approach to energy by relying mor ...more

Reuters News - 46 minutes ago

(Reuters) - European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of next week's U.S. PGA Championship with a shoulder injury, the Irishman said on Monday. The 47-year-old McGinley has suffered from bursitis in his left shoulder, an afflict ...more

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LONDON (AP) — An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay over $50 billion in compensation to the former majority shareholder of now-defunct oil producer Yukos over the expropriation of the company more than 10 years ago.In one of the ...more

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GENEVA (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.Pillay, the U.N.'s top human rights official, called for a thorough investigation into the violation of ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.President Barack Obama, who has said he was one of the untold millions of people around ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.The i ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - When gymnast Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to reach the finals of the “American Ninja Warrior” fitness TV competition show, faces an unfamiliar challenge she closes her eyes and pictures herself co ...more

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HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure, the latest sign of mounting tensions as the semiautonomous Chinese city braces for a possible shutdown of its financial center by activists fighting Beiji ...more