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December 2, 2018 7:51 PM Mexico's new president takes aim at violence during first day in office

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - On his first full day in office, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended a plan to end lawlessness with a new national guard, an initiative that risks upsetting some supporters who favor a less militarized approach. In a Sunday morning speech, Mexico’s first leftist president in decades continued to pivot from an emphasis 77

December 2, 2018 3:07 PM Spain's Andalusia region votes in key test for PM Sanchez

SEVILLE, Spain (Reuters) - Voters went to the polls in Spain’s Andalusia region on Sunday in a first electoral test for Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, whose minority government has struggled to pass a budget since taking office last summer. The election in Spain’s most populous region, a stronghold for Sanchez’s ruling Socialists for decades, is taking 108

December 1, 2018 3:37 PM Citing Russia threat, Ukraine boosts security at ports, power plants

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday his country had stepped up security at vital infrastructure sites such as nuclear power stations and Black Sea ports in the face of what he called a Russian test of the world order. Russia opened fire on and seized three Ukrainian navy ships and their crews on Nov. 25 in an incident 101

November 30, 2018 4:33 PM Republicans name top member of House banking committee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A North Carolina Republican will serve as the party’s top member on the House of Representatives committee overseeing banks and financial services, lawmakers announced Thursday. House Republicans voted to name Representative Patrick McHenry as the ranking Republican on the Financial Services Committee, where he will serve as the main bulwark 155

November 29, 2018 10:54 AM OSCE says one side in Georgian presidential election had 'undue advantage'

TBILISI (Reuters) - The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said on Thursday that one side in Georgia’s presidential election had enjoyed an “undue advantage” after a ruling party-backed candidate Salome Zurabishvili won a run-off on Wednesday. French-born Zurabishvili who was backed by the ruling party won 59.6 percent of the vote in the runoff 84

November 27, 2018 9:10 PM Democrat Cox extends lead in California US House contest over Republican Rep. Valadao

T.J. Cox, seen here, has edged ahead of Republican David Valadao in a U.S. House race in California's farm belt, where votes continue to be counted. (Andy Alfaro/Modesto Bee via AP) Democrat T.J. Cox pulled ahead of Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao following an updated vote count Monday in one of the last House race to be decided the election season 252

November 27, 2018 10:50 AM Suspect in catholic store shooting could face death penalty, report says

The man accused of sexually assaulting two women and fatally shooting another at a Catholic store in suburban St. Louis could be eligible for the death penalty if convicted, the St. Louis prosecutor said last Wednesday, according to reports. Thomas Bruce, 53, appeared for his first court appearance in shackles on Monday. Bruce, of rural Jefferson County 96

November 27, 2018 5:42 AM Fractured Australian government sets stage for May election with early budget

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday his government will deliver its annual budget early as it prepares for an election due by May, but suffered an immediate setback when one of his MPs said she was quitting his party. Morrison said his conservative Liberal-National coalition government would deliver Australia’s 88

November 22, 2018 11:17 AM Ethiopia names exiled dissident to head election board

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia chose a former exiled dissident to head its election board on Thursday - part of a dizzying shake-up by the new prime minister that has brought rebels back into the political mainstream and curbed the establishment. The job went to Birtukan Mideksa just weeks after she returned from the United States under an amnesty 103

November 20, 2018 11:53 AM European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech to MPs of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) ANKARA, Turkey – The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release the former head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from detention 81