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World 09 Jun 2013 | 11:44 AM

Brazil President Rousseff's popularity falls for first time - poll

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's approval rating fell for the first time since her term began in January 2011 as concern about inflation and sluggish economic growth grew, the Datafolha polling agency said on Saturday.

World 14 Nov 2015 | 12:25 AM

France faces mounting pressure to loosen labour laws

PARIS (Reuters) - Pressure is mounting on the French government to reform strict labour laws as evidence suggests they are deterring companies from hiring full-time staff and could act as a brake on the country's sluggish economic recovery.

World 13 Jun 2018 | 5:23 AM

Colombia's rightist contender Duque seeks high investment to bolster growth

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Ivan Duque, the frontrunner to win Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, said tax cuts he is proposing would bolster investment in the Andean nation by a third over the next four years and help stimulate sluggish economic growth.

World 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. Republicans capture House, gain in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama faced a bleak political landscape on Wednesday after voters punished Democrats over high unemployment and a sluggish economic recovery, delivering a divided Congress in Tuesday's midterm elections.

World 01 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Mexico's Pena Nieto takes power vowing to end violence

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Enrique Pena Nieto took over as Mexico's president on Saturday, promising to end years of violence and sluggish economic growth, and giving the party that shaped modern Mexico a shot at redemption after 12 years out of office.

World 11 Mar 2017 | 8:39 PM

Water price hike sparks rare public protest in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - More than 100 people gathered in Singapore's Speakers' Corner on Saturday for a rare protest against a government plan to hike water prices that has stirred discontent over sluggish economic growth and rising unemployment in the city-state.

World 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. Republicans capture House, gridlock looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama faced a bleak political landscape on Wednesday after voters punished his Democrats over the sluggish economic recovery and delivered a divided Congress in Tuesday's midterm elections.

World 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. Republicans capture House, gridlock looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama faced a bleak political landscape on Wednesday after voters punished his Democrats over the sluggish economic recovery and delivered a divided Congress in Tuesday's midterm elections.

World 11 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gifts in the name of a comic hero cheer Japan

TOKYO (Reuters Life!) - A wave of anonymous donations of toys and money to underprivileged Japanese children in the name of a comic hero was spreading on Tuesday, cheering a nation still shadowed by the impact of a sluggish economic recovery.

World 07 Feb 2016 | 3:58 AM

Dutch 'no' on Ukraine pact would force rethink, minister says

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government would be obliged to reconsider its position on an EU pact establishing closer ties with Ukraine if it loses an upcoming referendum on the issue, the country's foreign minister said, but he stopped short of saying a "no" vote would scupper the treaty.