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Libya congress to vote after renegade general’s threat

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's parliament on Sunday prepared to vote under heavy security to approve a new government a week after forces loyal to a renegade former general attacked the congress to demand lawmakers hand over power. Libya's legislature is at the center of a standoff between anti-Islamist forces claiming loyalty to […]

Anxiety grips Malawi as vote count delays drag on

By Frank Phiri BLANTYRE, Malawi (Reuters) – Anxiety mounted in Malawi on Friday as the wait for results from a presidential election dragged on, with only 12 percent of votes counted in the three days since they were cast. Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairman Maxon Mbendera said the delays were caused because results were having […]

Obama urges Democrats to vote in midterms, attacks Republicans

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Democrats to vote in November elections, saying the chance to pass immigration reform is at risk if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. "We have a congenital defect to not vote in midterm elections," he said at a fundraising reception for Democratic Senate candidates. "The midterm comes […]

Senate set to vote on $12.3 billion water bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on the cusp of passing its first infrastructure bill of the year. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

GOP congressman pushes for immigration vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman is pressing for a vote on his immigration legislation over House GOP leadership objections. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Mexican opposition holds leadership vote that may impact reforms

Mexico's biggest opposition party on Sunday holds a leadership election whose outcome could shape how quickly President Enrique Pena Nieto can pass pending legislation to open up the oil industry and increase competition in telecoms. The center-right National Action Party (PAN), has been badly divided by a bitter internal power struggle, making it harder for […]

Modi on brink of power as India vote count begins

By Aditya Kalra and Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Counting of votes began on Friday after India's mammoth election, which could usher in the most profound economic change in a generation if opposition leader Narendra Modi wins a clear mandate for his agenda to revive growth and create jobs. Early returns showed Modi's Hindu […]

U.S. Senate Republicans block energy bill, forfeit Keystone vote

By Thomas Ferraro and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. On a nearly party-line vote of 55-36, President Barack Obama’s Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance […]

U.S. Senate Republicans block energy bill, forfeit a Keystone vote

U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. On a vote of 55-36, President Barack Obama’s Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bipartisan energy bill supported by the White House. Senate Majority […]

South Africans vote in first ‘Born Free’ election

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election on Wednesday, although polls suggest the allure of the ruling African National Congress as the conqueror of apartheid will prevail even among those with no memory of white-minority rule. Opinion polls suggest there is no doubt about the overall result, […]