Politics and Elections News

Reuters News - 12 minutes ago

By Sumanta Dey and Rahul Karunakar BANGALORE (Reuters) - Growth in emerging Asian countries will be lackluster this year and contribute less to the global economy, despite signs of recovery in the region's major trading partners in the West, ...more

AP News - 14 minutes ago

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks tumbled Friday after tensions over Ukraine mounted and Standard & Poor's cut Russia's credit rating, warning of capital flight and risks to investment due to the crisis.Oil declined but stayed above $101 per barr ...more

AP News - 16 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson put his agency's former internal watchdog on leave within hours of the publication of a Senate report that concluded the employee was too cozy with senior agency officials and delayed or classif ...more

AP News - 35 minutes ago

MOSCOW (AP) — The Standard & Poor's credit agency on Friday cut Russia's credit rating for the first time in more than five years, raising the financial stakes flowing from the crisis in Ukraine as tensions rise and the United States and its allies ...more

AP News - 37 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants.But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes?The food industry is clos ...more

AP News - 52 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who took their own lives.The overall totals provided by ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The pilot of a Virgin Australia plane flying to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali reported a hijacking attempt on Friday after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit, an Indonesian transport official said. Metro TV had ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's government is to ask the army to deploy more troops in the capital, Bangkok, as fears mount that the country's lengthy political crisis could move into a more violent phase. Sura ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of this month no longer receiving assistance and aid to millions more could soon dry up, according to a report obtained by Th ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The death toll from violence during a major day of voting in the world's biggest election rose to nine Friday, according to police, who say suspected rebels killed five paramilitary soldiers and four polling officials who were tr ...more