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VILNIUS (Reuters) – Lithuanians return to the polls on Sunday for the second round of a parliamentary election where the centre-right opposition expects victory as unemployment and debt hurt the government. The Baltic Sea state of less than 3 million people has fared relatively well in the coronavirus crisis, though cases have spiked of late
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A referendum next month on legalising recreational cannabis has divided opinion in New Zealand with ruling party politicians staying clear of the contentious issue ahead of a general election they are likely to win. If passed, New Zealand would be only the third country in the world after Uruguay and Canada to
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ISTANBUL/CARACAS (Reuters) – Two high-profile Venezuelan opposition leaders are in talks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro to participate in the upcoming legislative elections despite a planned boycott, a Turkish official involved in the talks said on Tuesday. Opposition parties had agreed to sit out the parliamentary vote slated for December, arguing the poll
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FILE PHOTO: Smoke is seen coming out of a chimney at the Tata steel plant in Ijmuiden, Netherlands April 3, 2019. Picture taken April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Employees at Tata Steel’s (TISC.NS) Dutch plant in IJmuiden on Thursday voted to go on strike over planned job cuts and the plant’s further
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Confusion, complaints of missing mail-in ballots and long lines at some polling centers marred primary elections on Tuesday in eight states and the District of Columbia, the biggest test yet of voting during the coronavirus outbreak. A voter casts his ballot at Dona Ana County Government Center during the New Mexico primary
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(Reuters) – Republican legislative leaders in Wisconsin rejected Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ call on Friday to cancel in-person voting and delay next week’s presidential primary, saying it must proceed despite fears about the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers speaks to supporters at a campaign event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. November 4,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Thomas Massie enraged President Donald Trump and leaders of Congress by trying to delay a planned Friday voice vote on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue plan, drawing calls from the White House to throw him out of the Republican Party. Even before the 49-year-old drew Trump’s ire on Twitter,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Armed with hand sanitizer and discouraged from using elevators, members of the U.S. House of Representatives aimed to quickly pass a sweeping $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill on Friday, though it was unclear if they would be forced to delay a day. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she expected the chamber to pass an estimated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill when it meets on Friday, after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the unprecedented economic rescue legislation Wednesday evening. “Tomorrow we’ll bring the bill to the floor. It will pass with strong bipartisan support,” Pelosi,
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FILE PHOTO: Pat Toomey (R-PA) questions David Marcus, head of Facebook’s Calibra (digital wallet service), during testimony before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on “Examining Facebook’s Proposed Digital Currency and Data Privacy Considerations” on Capitol hill in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey
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DETROIT (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden will focus campaign efforts on Monday on Michigan, the biggest prize of the six states to hold contests this week, where a win could give him an insurmountable lead. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop at Tougaloo College
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