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Jan 11, 2015

Cameron's Conservatives vow tough new U.K. strike laws

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party says it will introduce tough strike laws for some public service workers if it wins the general election in May, prompting anger from unions that called the proposals an affront to democracy. Under the Conservatives’ plans announced ...

Obama, Congress fight on pipeline

Jan 10, 2015

Obama, Congress fight on pipeline

A battle over an oil pipeline has become the opening salvo in a power struggle between newly empowered Republicans and President Barack Obama that could consume his final two years in office and shape his legacy. The outcome of the dispute over the Keystone ...

Jan 9, 2015

Boehner douses gas tax hopes

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he doubted there were enough votes in the new Republican-majority Congress to raise gasoline taxes. “I’ve never voted to raise the gas tax,” the Ohio Republican told reporters. Boehner said that when the Democrats ...