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2006-05-05 04:31:16

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling right is set to clinch a majority after seven months of weak minority rule, bringing into government people who had vehemently opposed the ex-communist country's pro-Western course.

2006-04-30 07:45:29

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair, struggling to overcome a spate of ministerial scandals, is braced for a drubbing in Thursday's local elections, widely seen as a test of how long the prime minister can hold on to power.

2006-04-30 05:46:49

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - British P

2006-04-27 03:50:08

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced the challenge on Thursday of restoring his government's authority after it was engulfed in scandal and crisis a week ahead of crucial local elections.

2006-04-27 01:01:04

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling conservatives expect to sign a deal to form a majority coalition with two fringe parties on Thursday, with talks still ongoing with a third group, a party leader said late on Wednesday.

2006-03-20 06:17:46

By David Clarke LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced growing pressure on Monday to step down over a sleaze row which has tarnished his reputation and boosted calls for finance minister Gordon Brown to take the reins.

2006-03-18 13:01:33

By Pawel Kozlowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling conservatives said on Saturday they would file a motion to dissolve parliament, their most serious threat yet to bring forward elections they hope could strengthen their grip on power.

2006-03-10 09:48:13

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - John Profumo, the government minister at the center of one of Britain's biggest political scandals, featuring an explosive mix of high society sex and Cold War paranoia, has died at the age of 91.

2006-03-05 04:33:43

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's ruling conservatives are tying for public support with the opposition socialists after losing a two percentage point poll lead in less than a month, opinion polls showed on Sunday.

2006-03-01 18:20:41

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Liberal Democrats, potential kingmakers at the next election, will on Thursday choose a new leader tasked with reviving the party after a string of scandals which have left it in turmoil.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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