• No risk of contagion from Greek vote: Italy economy minister

    ROME (Reuters) - Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Thursday that possible fallout from Greece's political showdown would not trigger a euro zone debt crisis like the one that pushed Italy close to default three years ago. "Greece in 2015 is not the same as it was in 2010-2011,"…

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  • Australian PM urged to go easy on refugees after Sydney siege

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Human rights groups and some politicians on Thursday urged Prime Minister Tony Abbott not to use a deadly siege in Sydney as a pretext to crack down on refugees after he repeatedly questioned why the attacker had received political asylum and welfare benefits in…

  • Four 49ers rank in Top 10 in Pro Bowl fan balloting

    The NFLs fan balloting for the Pro Bowl concluded with just four 49ers listed among the top-10 vote-getters at their positions.

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  • Crucial Greek presidential vote fails in 1st round

    Greece's Parliament failed to elect a new president for the financially struggling country in the first round of voting Wednesday, leaving another two tries before the government falls and early elections ...

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  • Nationalist Ishihara retires from Japan politics

    Irascible former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, who has made a decades-long career out of baiting China and offending Japan's liberals, announced his retirement from political life Tuesday. The 82-year-old, whose Party for Future Generations was almost wiped out in Sunday's general election,…

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  • Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first

    Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential — a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects.

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    Greece's Samaras: saved or shipwrecked?

    With the anti-reformist Syriza party still holding a lead in opinion polls, parliament fails to elect a new president in a first round of voting, leaving Prime Minister Samaras looking for as many as 20 votes to avoid snap national elections early next year. Amy Pollock reports.

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  • Zambia cabinet ministers ask president Scott to resign

    By Chris Mfula LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's cabinet passed a vote of no confidence in interim president Guy Scott on Wednesday and asked him to resign, intensifying a power struggle within the ruling party ahead of an election next month. The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has been rocked by a bitter…

  • New FEC chief on 'dark money' mission

    New Chairwoman Ann Ravel says she'll fight to out people behind secretive political cash, regardless of party.

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  • Support for Swedish coalition rises after call for snap vote: poll

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Support for Sweden's Social Democrat-Green ruling coalition has grown after the government earlier in December said it planned to call a snap election, a poll published in daily Dagens Nyheter showed on Thursday. The governing Social Democrats and Greens plus the Left party…

  • Greek Lawmakers Vote In Crucial Ballot, As Government Risks Collapse

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Parliament failed to elect a new president for the financially struggling country in the first round of voting Wednesday, leaving another two tries before the government falls and early elections are called.The conservative-led government's candidate, former European…

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  • Greek PM falls short in first round of presidential vote

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras secured the support of 160 lawmakers in the first round of a presidential vote on Wednesday, leaving him well short of the supermajority needed to win the final round later this month. Samaras's nominee Stavros Dimas required 200 votes in this…

  • Failure for presidential vote in Greece could lead to snap polls

    Lawmakers from Wednesday will vote for a new Greek president in a ballot that will lead to snap general elections if they fail -- putting on the line years of efforts to turn around an economy in crisis. The government brought forward the indirect election from February, when it will be locked in…

  • No doubt now: Jeb Bush eyeing 2016 race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's suddenly become crystal clear that Jeb Bush has his eye on the presidency.

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  • Tsipras vows to break Greece's 'bad spell'

    By Renee Maltezou and Deepa Babington ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's radical leftist Syriza party will cancel austerity and ask Europe to erase a big chunk of Greek debt to free the country from the dark spell it has fallen under, leader Alexis Tsipras told Reuters on Thursday. In an interview at his…

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  • Secretive nonprofits flourished — and succeeded — in 2014 state elections

    Nonprofits backed winning candidates, or bashed losers, in 63 percent of the state races in which they sponsored ads.

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