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World 02 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

SCENARIOS - Weak Japan PM in pinch as ponders election timing

TOKYO (Reuters) - Speculation is swirling over whether unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso will soon call an election, due by October, or be ousted before the poll.

World 06 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

SCENARIOS - Japan PM in pinch, opposition has woes before poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Moves to ditch unpopular Prime Minister Taro Aso are likely to grow ahead of a national election after the ruling bloc lost a key local race on Sunday, but the opposition has its own headache over a funding scandal.

World 03 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Most violent Afghan province's governor sees talks

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. and British advance into Taliban-held parts of Afghanistan's most violent province is helping persuade insurgent fighters to negotiate, the province's governor said on Thursday.

World 20 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Berlusconi sparks rare feminist backlash in Italy

ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi's cutting remark about a female rival's lack of beauty has stirred a rare public backlash from thousands of Italian women who had largely kept silent about the prime minister's womanising and sex scandals.

World 20 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Berlusconi sparks rare feminist backlash in Italy

ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi's cutting remark about a female rival's lack of beauty has stirred a rare public backlash from thousands of Italian women who had largely kept silent about the prime minister's womanising and sex scandals.

World 01 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

ANALYSIS - Afghanistan's neighbours stir a witches brew

KABUL (Reuters) - When Afghan elders gather under a giant tent in Kabul for a peace jirga this week, they will have to be protected not just from militants trying to bomb the meeting from the hills above, but also insulated from a half dozen neighbours all battling for influence.

World 11 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

FACTBOX - Japan ruling party may need coalition partners

(Reuters) - Japan holds an upper house election on Sunday, the outcome of which could determine how smoothly the ruling Democrats can forge ahead with plans to raise the sales tax and cut huge public debt.

World 13 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Q+A - Japan DPJ has options to break deadlock, none easy

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's ruling Democratic Party, fresh from a thrashing in an upper house election, faces political deadlock unless it can find new partners to help enact bills in the chamber, but potential allies are sounding cool.

World 28 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Q+A - Is Pakistan's government hanging in the balance?

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The future of Pakistan's government appears uncertain, with an attempt to prosecute President Asif Ali Zardari for alleged corruption fuelling intense media speculation of a possible leadership change.

World 07 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Karzai's push for Afghan peace a distant dream

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's bid to start peace talks with the Taliban, setting tough conditions which have failed before, offers little hope of bringing nearly 10 years of war to an end.