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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RAMAT GAN, Israel (Reuters) - Israeli acting Prim
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.
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.
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