Politics and Elections News

Reuters News - 20 mins ago

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Femme fatales and brutish men form a complex web in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," as old and new faces from Frank Miller's noir graphic novels are brought to life in film. "A Dame to Kill ...more

AP News - 34 mins ago

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks drifted lower on Wednesday as investors awaited the release of minutes to Federal Reserve's last policy meeting. Some Asian indexes closed higher on the back of positive U.S. economic figures the day before, but Europe traded ...more

AP News - 38 mins ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.< ...more

AP News - 40 mins ago

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it is prepared to arm the Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq.Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says Germany would closely coordinate its efforts with France, Britain and other European c ...more

Reuters News - 46 mins ago

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament voted to dismiss the minister of science on Wednesday, removing an official viewed with distrust by conservatives and dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani's liberalization program.    An imp ...more

AP News - 49 mins ago

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton said Tuesday that a U.S. federal appellate court agreed to a new hearing on his latest appeal.The Grammy-winning singer is serving a 10-year sentence for conviction ...more

AP News - 53 mins ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers met Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters thronged outside the assembly calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.Sharif and other lawmakers were able to ente ...more

AP News - 57 mins ago

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.AUG. 9 — Brown and a companion are confronted by an officer as they walk back to Brown's ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - At least one Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants in eastern Turkey as tensions escalated, local media reported, potentially undermining government efforts toward direct peace talks. ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic extremists fired rockets and tank shells Wednesday at a major air base in northeastern Syria, kicking off a long-anticipated offensive to seize the last position held by the Syrian government in a province that is a stronghold of ...more