WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday opens the first in a series of investigative hearings in Congress on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny, as the political storm over the scandal shifts to Capitol Hill.
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By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's president announced an amnesty on Tuesday for about 100 prisoners, a senior official said, 56 of whom were confirmed as political detainees by a group monitoring activists held in the country's jails. The release is the latest in a series of amnesties decided by reformist President Thein Sein and came a day after the European Union lifted all
Just like Twitter, it was only a matter of time before Vine became a political platform. On Friday, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) released what might be the very first political ad to be published on Vine.In the six-second ad, the NRCC attacks Elizabeth Colbert Busch, democratic candidate for congress in South Carolina, and sister of comedian Stephen Colbert. The ad shows
YANGON (Reuters) - For almost two decades in Myanmar's notorious Insein Prison, Win Tin wore the blue shirt issued to all inmates. He kept it after his release in 2008 out of solidarity with other...
Optimists hope the Cyprus fiasco will provide the euro zone with the impetus to complete its banking union. But it is equally possible that core countries like Germany and Finland will reject the idea.
ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi repeated a demand on Monday to be included in any new Italian government, but there was no sign his center-left rival would renege on a promise not to ally with the tycoon as a way out of political stalemate.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will give his State of the Union address on Tuesday with one eye on the political calendar as time ticks down on his bid to advance an agenda that will help shape his White House legacy.
The ministers of Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki's CPR party were on the verge of quitting the Islamist-led government on Sunday, party official Chokri Yacoub said. A decision on the possible resignation is expected on Monday.
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The potential risks that banking problems pose for the reputation of the E.C.B. are probably even bigger than they are for national central banks.
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Stock markets in Europe and the United States turned out to be good investments in 2012, even as governments battled economic problems that threatened disaster.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The international envoy seeking a negotiated solution to Syria's 21-month-old conflict said on Thursday political change was needed to end the violence which has killed 44,000 people. Speaking in Damascus at the end of a five-day trip during which he met President Bashar al-Assad, Lakhdar Brahimi called for a transitional government to rule until elections and said only su
KABUL (Reuters) - Pakistan is genuine about backing the nascent Afghan peace process and shares the Kabul government's goal of transforming the Taliban insurgency into a political movement, a senior Afghan government official told Reuters. "They have told us that they share the vision contained in our roadmap which is basically to transform the Taliban from a military entity into a political enti
The European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi may be the most powerful man in the region, thanks to his personal traits and increasingly important position.
Mark Penn made a name for himself in Washington by bulldozing enemies of the Clintons. Now he’s trying to do the same to Google, on behalf of its rival Microsoft.
A banking union will not solve the euro zone crisis. Centralization would undermine national sovereignty, and there are alternatives to an integrated regulatory structure for the zone's 6,000 banks.