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World 15 Sep 2014 | 10:45 PM

Election shows Kremlin's grip on Russian regions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The ruling United Russia party and state-backed candidates won decisive victories in Russian regional elections at the weekend in what Kremlin critics said was the result of vote-rigging and a stifling political climate.

World 15 Sep 2014 | 9:30 PM

Swedish far right set for action after storming win on welfare worry

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Shrugging off scandal and condemnation from their political rivals, the far right Sweden Democrats have more than doubled their vote to hold the balance of power in their country - cementing immigration worries into mainstream political debate.

World 15 Sep 2014 | 8:30 PM

German government says Bavaria following Scots' example 'absurd'

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Monday ridiculed the suggestion that the rich southern region of Bavaria could try to break away if Scotland votes to split from the United Kingdom this week.

Nation 15 Sep 2014 | 11:48 AM

Pengkalan Kubor by-election: PKR will continue to support PAS, says Kelantan rep

TUMPAT: PKR members in Pengkalan Kubor hold no grudge against PAS in the by-election and are working alongside their Pakatan Rakyat allies to win over the assembly seat from Barisan Nasional, said Guchil assemblyman Mohd Roslan Puteh.

World 15 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM

Sweden votes for minority left government, far right surges

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven emerged as victor in Sunday's general election after a voter backlash against tax cuts and trimmed welfare by a centre-right government, but faced challenges forming a strong coalition as he fell short of a parliamentary majority.

World 15 Sep 2014 | 4:51 AM

Sweden left heads for election victory, short of majority

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's centre-left opposition headed for an election victory on Sunday but fell short of a parliamentary majority, the first election projection showed, as voters backed increased spending on job schemes, schools and hospitals after eight years of tax cuts and trimmed welfare under the centre-right Alliance.

World 14 Sep 2014 | 9:30 PM

Sweden votes with centre-left opposition holding narrow lead

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Polls showed Sweden's centre-left opposition heading for a narrow election victory on Sunday, on a platform of increased spending on job schemes, healthcare and schools after eight years of tax cuts under the centre-right Alliance.

Education 14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Worthy videos

CONVEYING a message clearly through a short video is not a walk in the park. This is especially true if you have the busy schedules of today’s students.

World 14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Why more are going for a ‘yes’

The Scottish vibe is now different. Female voters sense optimism about the possibility of real change.

Tennis 13 Sep 2014 | 1:37 AM

Scottish independence would redefine landscape

LONDON (Reuters) - Alex Ferguson, a Scotsman who has made his name in England as an icon of British sport, puts it this way: "We don't live in a foreign country; we are just in another part of the family of the UK."