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2005-12-03 06:26:08

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party said on Saturday it had won a majority of seats in local government elections, a race viewed as a mid-term test for President Chen Shui-bian.

2005-12-01 20:55:50

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent CARLSBAD, California (Reuters) - Republican governors said on Thursday the mounting political troubles of President George W. Bush and the national party would not drag them down in 2006 elections when 36 governorships will be up for grabs.

2005-11-18 16:34:42

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday approved a resolution to keep the federal government running through December 17, giving Congress more time to complete spending bills and President George W.

2005-11-13 09:00:24

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's political woes are rattling the Republican-led Congress where his majority party is starting to lose control of its conservative agenda, congressional officials and political analysts say.

2005-11-07 16:13:24

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives this week will try to approve nearly $54 billion in spending cuts, and Republican leaders on Monday were still looking at ways to fine-tune the measure to avert defeat.

2005-11-02 17:46:34

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats tapped a state premier from the former communist east to be party chief and neared a deal on tax reform as the country's top parties strove to keep fragile coalition talks on track.

2005-10-10 04:31:15

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Economy Minister Wolfgang Clement said on Monday he will be succeeded in his post by Christian Social Union (CSU) leader and former conservative chancellor candidate Edmund Stoiber.

2005-10-02 13:25:13

By Lars Rischke DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's conservatives looked set to extend their lead over German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats after a delayed election in Dresden on Sunday, strengthening their hand in power-sharing talks.

2005-09-25 13:59:34

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Center-right parties rooted in Poland's pro-democracy Solidarity movement crushed the ruling left in an election on Sunday, winning a broad mandate for reforms in the new European Union member, exit polls showed.

2005-09-25 03:32:48

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poles began voting on Sunday in elections expected to push the European Union's biggest new member to the political right and set the pace of economic reform stalled under the ruling left.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.