Politics and Elections News

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HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong and crowds of students blocked the entrances to government headquarters Thursday as midnight approached — the deadline protest leaders had set for the resignation of the c ...more

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A court-martial is accusing 16 Nigerian officers and 72 rank-and-file troops of a string of charges from cowardice to refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising.Thursday's mass trial comes two weeks af ...more

Reuters News - 22 mins ago

By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - High salaries and free food aren't enough any more in Silicon Valley, where maturing companies are competing for talent with creative health care and "wellness" programs that use gadgets to promote ...more

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By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California forestry officials have opened an inquiry into a life-threatening ordeal faced by 12 firefighters who were nearly engulfed by flames in the Sierra Nevada last month before a helicopter pilot ...more

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MANILA (Reuters) - Al-Qaeda linked Islamist militants in the Philippines said on Thursday they will kill one of two German captives on Oct. 17 unless their demands are met. Rebels from the Abu Sayyaf group captured the two Germans sailing on ...more

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By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Julien Pretot BANGKOK/PARIS (Reuters) - Thailand boldly announced they were in talks to host the Tour de France on Thursday, much to the surprise of organizers of the world's greatest cycle race who said they were o ...more

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LONDON (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Games after Oslo's withdrawal left just two cities in the race, IOC President Thomas Bach told The Associated Press on Thursday.Oslo became ...more

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament was considering a motion Thursday to give the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic ...more

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By Karolos Grohmann (Reuters) - Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thom ...more

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STRASBOURG France (Reuters) - Five Swiss nationals died in a helicopter crash near the eastern French city of Montbeliard on Thursday, French authorities said. One further passenger was seriously wounded, while another was being extracted fro ...more