Politics and Elections News

Reuters News - 17 mins ago

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is suffering losses at a rate of about $40 billion per year because of Western sanctions and $90-100 billion from the drop in the oil price, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday.

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AP News - 26 mins ago

ROME (AP) — Pigs root through garbage piling up in a working class neighborhood. City buses improvise routes on streets clogged with triple-parked cars. On rainy days, muck-choked sewers make crossing the road a Herculean labor.Ignazio Marino pr ...more

AP News - 35 mins ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai says the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women's rights with a deafening blast.Barakzai is lucky to be alive after her attacker ramme ...more

Reuters News - 35 mins ago

(Reuters) - China's world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang served a three-month ban for a failed doping test earlier this year, the Chinese Anti-Doping Agency said on Monday. The agency said Sun tested positive for trimetazidin, a stimu ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian prime minister's threat to "shirtfront" Russia's president during an international summit this month has prompted a dictionary to broaden its definition of the word beyond an Australian football term for a shou ...more

Reuters News - 3 hours ago

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sting will join the cast of his Broadway musical "The Last Ship" next month in a bid to push up flagging ticket sales for the $15 million show, the New York Times reported on its website on Sunday. The rock star will appe ...more

Reuters News - 3 hours ago

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A court in Hong Kong on Monday adjourned the trial of a 29-year-old British banker charged with killing two women until July because of the length of time needed for prosecutors to prepare their case. Rurik Jutting, who ...more

Reuters News - 4 hours ago

By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan women are excluded from efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban and hard-won rights could be bargained away unless more is done to include them in the process, aid agency Oxfam said in a report o ...more

Reuters News - 4 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Katy Perry will headline the halftime entertainment at February's Super Bowl, the most-watched U.S. sporting and television event, according to an announcement by the National Football League on Sunday. The ...more