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2008-06-19 12:00:34

By Reed Fujii, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jun. 19--Farmers and ranchers are again being encouraged to join local water coalitions to comply with state clean-water rules, and those who apply by June 30 will avoid an application fee being proposed by regulators, officials said. Owners with land where irrigation or stormwater runs off and reaches streams, rivers or lakes are required to regularly test the runoff for pesticides, fertilizer and other contaminants, and file extensive reports...

2006-07-12 15:49:24

By Boris Groendahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria brought forward general elections to October 1 on Wednesday, kick-starting a campaign which is set to focus on the parties' economic track records and may lead to acrimonious coalition negotiations. All parties agreed to dissolve the 183-seat parliament on Friday and ask the government to call new elections eight weeks ahead of the statutory date, the parliament's president said. Pressure to speed up the campaign mounted since President...

2006-07-07 10:44:58

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said on Friday a coalition of liberal parties backing the "Orange Revolution" had all but collapsed and called for a new grouping to form a government. In comments to journalists broadcast on Ukrainian television, Yushchenko also acknowledged that the country's parliament could be dissolved if no government was formed within deadlines set down by the constitution. He said he remained a supporter of a coalition of three liberal...

2006-06-30 11:09:25

By Jan Lopatka PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech rightist President Vaclav Klaus said on Friday he would not accept the resignation of Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek, calling it an irresponsible step as they clashed on how to break a political stalemate. The leftist Social Democrat Paroubek said this week he would step down on July 3 after an inconclusive June 2-3 election where the rightist Civic Democrats took the most votes, but not a parliamentary majority. "I would consider (the...

2006-06-06 09:11:06

By Jan Lopatka PRAGUE (Reuters) - Leaders of three Czech centrist and right-wing parties launched talks on forming a government on Tuesday after an election stalemate that will take weeks or even months to resolve. The conservative Civic Democrats led by Mirek Topolanek won the biggest share of the vote in the weekend election. But together with two centrist allies, the Civic Democrats hold just 100 seats in the 200-member lower house -- exactly the same as the ruling Social...

2006-06-06 02:51:09

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Leaders of three Czech centrist and right-wing parties will hold initial talks on forming a government on Tuesday under the cloud of a weekend election stalemate that may take weeks to clear. Mirek Topolanek, leader of the conservative Civic Democrats was due to meet top officials from the centrist Christian Democrats and the Green Party in separate meetings, their first official discussions since the election. "There will be talks today with the Christian...

2006-05-31 11:36:06

By Darius James Ross VILNIUS (Reuters) - The Lithuanian government fell on Wednesday after Labor, the biggest party in the minority coalition, withdrew following allegations of misuse of party and state funds by senior Labor politicians. Lengthy efforts are now expected to build a new coalition, failing which fresh elections would have to be held. Analysts said the European Union's decision earlier this month not to allow Lithuania to join the euro zone in early 2007 because of its...

2006-04-27 12:46:56

RAMAT GAN, Israel (Reuters) - Israeli acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Kadima party and the centre-left Labor Party signed a coalition agreement on Thursday that will form the backbone of a new government Negotiating teams for the two parties signed the deal which had been finalized earlier in the day in a meeting between Olmert and Labor leader Amir Peretz, who is set to take the deal to his party's central committee on Sunday for approval. "We achieved results and that is the...

2005-11-22 11:49:24

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - An unusual "grand coalition" took power in Germany on Tuesday with two rival parties crossing the aisles of the Reichstag to end nearly four decades of bitter feuding and form a tenuous new government. Burying their hatchets, the center-left Social Democrats helped elect Christian Democrat Angela Merkel -- and then stood to applaud the leader they attacked and belittled in the past. "The 'Cold War' is over," CDU deputy Friedbert Pflueger told...

2005-11-21 18:15:13

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel is set to become Germany's first woman chancellor on Tuesday, but must avoid infighting in a coalition with former leftist foes to implement reforms designed to revive Europe's largest economy. The 51-year-old pastor's daughter, also set to be the first chancellor to have grown up in Germany's formerly communist east, is widely expected to win strong backing from parliament to take over the post from Gerhard Schroeder. But a majority...


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