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Spain’s main parties hit by scandals, crisis—analysis

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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, center, arrives for a meeting of the EPP party  in Brussels on Thursday, March 14, 2013. European Union heads of state and government meet for a two-day summit, beginning Thursday, to discuss the current financial crisis. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Scagnetti)

Spain’s two major political parties, the pillars of a democratic system re-born after the 1975 death of General Francisco Franco, face an historic crisis as they battle popular distrust in the face of corruption scandals and recession, analysts say.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

500 Myanmar ‘swim’ into Malaysia, one dead

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About 500 Myanmar nationals swam the last 500 meters to enter Malaysia illegally at the end of a 15-day boat journey at the weekend, leaving one dead, police said Tuesday.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama reelected US president

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Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer after networks project Obama as reelected during the Obama Election Night watch party at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Networks project Obama has won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.   Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

US President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, creating history again by defying the undertow of a slow economic recovery and high unemployment to beat Republican foe Mitt Romney.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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