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World 22 Jan 2014 | 2:50 AM

Venezuela opposition leader wary of Maduro's rapprochement

HIGUEROTE, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition leader has welcomed President Nicolas Maduro's dialogue with once-vilified political foes but also suspects it may be a ploy to defuse anger over his failure to control crime and end economic scarcities.

World 10 Jan 2014 | 6:00 PM

India's election regulator drops plan to partner Google

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's election regulator dropped plans on Thursday to partner Google Inc on a project to ease voter access to information, after a backlash against the move from campaigners who claimed Google and the U.S. government could use the data for spying.

World 31 Oct 2013 | 10:25 AM

U.S. spy agency's defence: Europeans did it too

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The political uproar over alleged U.S. eavesdropping on close European allies has produced an unusual defence from the National Security Agency: NSA says it was the Europeans themselves who did the spying, and then handed data to the Americans.

World 24 Oct 2013 | 10:41 PM

India looks to China, Iran for onions to cool political heat

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has become so desperate for fresh stocks of the onions it uses in spicy curries that it is turning to regional rival China and sanctions-hit Iran for supplies, and there is even talk of airlifts to ease soaring prices.

World 13 Sep 2013 | 1:35 PM

China makes clear full democracy not on cards in choosing Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong has ruled out open nominations for candidates to become its next leader, the strongest sign yet that China's pledge of democracy for the former British colony by 2017 comes with conditions.

World 12 Sep 2013 | 3:51 AM

Canadian government to outline new priorities next month

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government will outline its policy priorities for the second half of its four-year mandate on October 16, after delaying the start of Parliament by a month.

World 11 Sep 2013 | 5:05 AM

Brazilian president's popularity rebounding from post-protest slump

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's approval ratings are recovering from a wave of popular discontent and she has broadened her lead over other possible contenders in next year's election, a poll published on Tuesday showed.

World 07 Aug 2013 | 6:26 PM

Indian government under fire over handling of border attack

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - India's parliament was paralysed on Wednesday as opposition lawmakers angrily protested over the government's response to an ambush in which five soldiers were shot dead on the border with Pakistan in the disputed region of Kashmir.

Business 30 Jul 2013 | 8:07 AM

What Next For The 'Wall Street Refiners' As JPM Exits Physical Commodities?

NEW YORK: As JPMorgan Chase & Co prepares to exit physical commodities trading, the spotlight is turning to the future of the two banks that have dominated Wall Street's involvement in the natural resources supply chain for 30 years.

Nation 27 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

GE13: Sabah’s ‘fixed deposit’ status to stay

Despite the Sulu intrusion, Barisan is set for a big win in the Land Below the Wind, thanks to a fragmented Opposition.