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Obama’s new issues: Investigations

President Obama faces the bane of many a predecessor: congressional investigations. Continue reading

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Archbishop Of Canterbury Due To Be Enthroned

The new Archbishop of Canterbury talks to Sky News about the Pope, his predecessor and what he watches on TV – now he has one. Continue reading

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Brazil’s 2014 election campaign gets off to early start

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil's 2014 election season got off to an unusually early start this week with the unofficial launch of President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign by her mentor and predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Celebrating his Workers' Party's 10th year in power, Lula laid to rest speculation that he would run again by anointing Rousseff as the party's best option to stay in power. … Continue reading

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No end to Syria war if sides refuse to talk: envoy

AZAZ, Syria/CAIRO (Reuters) – The international peace negotiator for Syria pleaded with outside countries on Sunday to push the warring parties to the table for talks, warning that the country would become a failed state ruled by warlords unless diplomacy is given a chance. Lakhdar Brahimi, who inherited the seemingly impossible task of bringing an end to the war after his predecessor Kofi Annan resigned in frustration in July, has launched an intensified diplomatic campaign to win backing for a peace plan Continue reading

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Analysis: U.N. confronts failure of diplomacy in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Attempts by the United Nations to end the bloody 21-month-old Syrian conflict through diplomacy have been a resounding failure and there is little reason to expect a quick change given the Russian-U.S. rift on Syria. After a year of intensive diplomatic efforts by the world body, U.N.-Arab League peace mediator Lakhdar Brahimi of Algeria has made no more progress than his predecessor, former U.N. Continue reading

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Mali gets new prime minister after forced ouster

Mali’s interim president has named a replacement prime minister after soldiers behind a coup earlier this year forced out his predecessor and placed him under house arrest, provoking international condemnation. Continue reading

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‘I do?’ Opposition dogs French gay marriage plans

A plan to legalize same-sex marriage and allow gay couples to adopt was a liberal cornerstone of Francois Hollande's election manifesto earlier this year. It looked like a shoo-in for the French President, supported by a majority of the country, and an easy way to break with his conservative predecessor Continue reading

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Egypt president decrees pardon for protesters

Egypt's new president on Monday issued a decree pardoning all those charged with or convicted of acts “in support of the revolution” since the beginning of the popular uprising that forced his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, from power. Continue reading

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Kim Dotcom vows that new Megaupload will have ironclad legal protection

Kim Dotcom has learned his lesson and is lawyering up to ensure that when his next-generation Megaupload website launches, it won’t be vulnerable to any legal challenges. Posting on his Twitter account on Monday, Dotcom said that he is working “24/7 with lawyers, developers, designers, investors & partners” to create the “ultimate” version of Megaupload that would be free of the legal controversies that had dogged the previous version of the site. Continue reading

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AP Interview: Envoy seeks unified voice on Syria

The new U.N. special envoy to Syria admitted on Sunday that he faces a difficult job trying to broker peace in Syria and said his first task is overcoming divisions within the Security Council that stymied the efforts of his predecessor. Continue reading

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