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World 09 Nov 2016 | 5:52 AM

Irish teachers strike as pay disputes test government, finances

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish secondary school teachers went on strike on Tuesday in the latest dispute over pay to test the minority government and put pressure on the country's still-fragile finances.

World 18 Jun 2016 | 1:31 AM

Putin - Russia has no grudge against EU, ready to improve ties

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia did not hold a grudge against the European Union and was ready to improve relations, but he offered little prospect that mutual sanctions would be eased soon.

World 05 Jan 2016 | 6:50 PM

Guinea president reshuffles cabinet, aims to revive economy

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea's President Alpha Conde has appointed a close confidante as minister of mines and an economist as finance minister in a big government reshuffle aimed at kickstarting an economy recovering from an Ebola epidemic.

World 21 May 2015 | 12:05 AM

Irish abroad mobilise to return home for gay marriage vote

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of kilometres from home, Dubliner Mark Govern watched on in Sydney as Ireland's referendum on gay marriage dominated discussion. Three weeks ago, he made a big decision.

World 29 Sep 2014 | 8:42 AM

Portugal opposition Socialists choose mayor of Lisbon as candidate for PM in next year's election

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's main opposition Socialists chose the mayor of Lisbon, Antonio Costa, on Sunday as its candidate to be prime minister in next year's election, hoping to breathe new life into the party's drive to regain power.

World 05 Feb 2014 | 9:40 PM

Czech president appoints former PM Rusnok to central bank board

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech President Milos Zeman appointed former Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok to the central bank on Wednesday, tapping an ally who supports moving the country closer to adopting the euro.

World 10 Sep 2013 | 5:11 PM

Japan PM Abe moves toward tax hike, orders economic stimulus

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered his government on Tuesday to craft measures to bolster the economy to cushion the impact of an increase in the national sales tax.