Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals

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Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals

President Barack Obama scored a major victory on May 22 when the US Senate voted to give him "fast-track" powers that would help wrap up negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central to projecting American influence in Asia.

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U.S. House votes to end spy agencies' bulk collection of phone data

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U.S. House votes to end spy agencies' bulk collection of phone data

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill on Wednesday that would end spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone data, setting up a potential showdown with the U.S. Senate over the program, which expires on June 1.

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Britain votes in election which could define its future

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Britain goes to the polls on Thursday in the closest general election for a generation – but voters may have to wait days for a new government as politicians battle to take power.

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United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

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United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

British voters get to decide on May 7 who they want to rule the world's fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the United Kingdom towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession.

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Election 2015: Leaders in last-ditch bid for votes

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Election 2015: Leaders in last-ditch bid for votes

Party leaders and candidates are making a last-ditch grab for votes on the final day of campaigning before the general election polls open.

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Two Cubans lose bids to become first opponents elected to office

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Two Cubans lose bids to become first opponents elected to office

Two Cuban dissidents on Sunday lost attempts to become the first openly declared political opponents to win election in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, each failing in races for Havana municipal assemblies.

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Russian President tops the list of 100 most influential people

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Russian President tops the list of 100 most influential people

(VOV) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held first place among all the world leaders in Time magazine’s readers poll for the year’s most influential people.

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Russian President V.Putin tops the list of 100 most influential people

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Russian President V.Putin tops the list of 100 most influential people

(VOV) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held first place among all the world leaders in Time magazine’s readers poll for the year’s most influential people.

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Cambodian parliament approves new National Election Committee

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Cambodian parliament approves new National Election Committee

The Cambodian parliament approved the list of nine members of the new National Election Committee (NEC) with 113 out of 117 votes on April 9.

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Burkina votes to bar ex-Compaore figures from office

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Burkina Faso's interim parliament voted yesterday to bar figures linked to deposed president Blaise Compaore from running for office, hours after several of the toppled leader's allies were arrested.

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Malaysia’s Parliament passes anti-terrorism law

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Malaysia’s Parliament passes anti-terrorism law

Malaysia's parliament has passed the 2015 Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) by 79 to 60 votes.

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Close race between Jonathan and Buhari in tense Nigerian elections

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Opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari had a slender lead over President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria's knife-edge general election on Monday with just over half of all states declared.

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Belgium-Australia proposal added to IPU-132 agenda

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Belgium-Australia proposal added to IPU-132 agenda

A joint proposal by Belgium and Australia calling for cooperation between parliaments in the fight against the terrorist group Boko Haram, has been added to the agenda of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) as an emergency item.

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Boehner defends his U.S. House leadership amid conservative unrest

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Boehner defends his U.S. House leadership amid conservative unrest

Fresh from an embarrassing rebuke at the hands of conservatives in his own party, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner played down any risk to his continuing leadership on Sunday, saying disagreements with fellow Republicans were merely over strategy, not goals.

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U.S. Senate approves Carter as new defense secretary

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The U.S. Senate votes overwhelmingly to confirm Ashton Carter as President Barack Obama's next secretary of defense.

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