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Berlusconi ‘declares war’ on Italian PM

Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi’s warning that his party could withdraw its support for the government was seen by the press Sunday as a declaration of war against Prime Minister Mario Monti and a bid to show he still carries political weight. However analysts saw it as an empty threat made…

Union members campaign for Obama in battleground state Ohio

There are few places in America where the dividing line in the 2012 election is as clear-cut as the desolate stretch that is Harrison Avenue on the outskirts of Canton, Ohio. On one side of the street is the massive, smoke-belching Timken steel plant, its owners generous contributors to the…

Ohio papers report dead heat between Obama and Romney

VANDALIA, Ohio — After trailing President Barack Obama for months in the most crucial battleground of the US election, Republican Mitt Romney has drawn even with his rival in Ohio, newspapers in the state said Sunday. “49-49: Dead Heat,” the Cleveland Plain Dealer front page headline blared, citing the latest…

Drone strikes hit terror suspects in northern Yemen

SANAA — Suspected US drone strikes killed three Al-Qaeda militants on Sunday in the northern Yemeni province of Saada in the first such raid against the militant network there, tribal sources told AFP. “Three Al-Qaeda suspects were killed in three separate drone strikes in Saada,” a tribal source said, adding…

Hurricane Sandy has Obama campaign worried: Axelrod

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s campaign is concerned that Hurricane Sandy could hurt the president’s re-election chances by keeping voters from going to the polls, a top strategist said Sunday. Republican challenger Mitt Romney has surged in the polls since an October 3 televised debate, eroding Obama’s slender lead in key…

Space capsule heads home from ISS

WASHINGTON — The unmanned Dragon space capsule set off from the International Space Station Sunday for the cargo-laden return trip to Earth after successfully delivering its first commercial payload, NASA said. Using a robotic arm, an astronaut aboard the floating laboratory detached and released the capsule at 1329 GMT after…

New York City to shut down transit system ahead of Hurricane Sandy

New York City’s subway and bus services are due to grind to halt from Sunday night as a precaution against flooding ahead of the arrival of hurricane Sandy, it has been confirmed. Erring on the side of caution, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said the emergency suspension was due to…

Four Gaza rockets hit Israel after militant killed

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Four rockets fired from Gaza crashed into southern Israel on Sunday without harming anyone, Israeli police said, hours after an air strike killed a Hamas militant. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP two rockets fell in open areas within the Eshkol district which flanks the…

How the 2014 elections tip prospects for a ‘grand bargain’ on the deficit

How the 2014 elections tip prospects for a 'grand bargain' on US deficits (via The Christian Science Monitor) If President Obama wins a second term, a top White House aim is to work with Congress to strike a “grand bargain,” a massive debt-reduction deal that would shore up the government’s…

Romney, Obama target women’s issues as election nears

WASHINGTON — Women could well swing the outcome of the US presidential election, and both candidates know it, playing up issues like healthcare and abortion in the countdown to November 6. Women make up 53 percent of the electorate in the United States and they vote in greater numbers than…

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