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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders: 'I am running for president'

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he will run for president as a Democrat, promising to fight what he deems “obscene levels” of income disparity and vowing to do more than just raise progressive issues. In an interview with The Associated Press, Sanders confirmed his plans to formally join the ...

Cameron in last-minute push to hold onto power

May 3, 2015

Cameron in last-minute push to hold onto power

Accused of fighting a lackluster election campaign, British Prime Minister David Cameron has turned up the passion in its dying days but risks having left it too late to convince voters. Opinion polls suggest Cameron’s center-right Conservatives may not have done enough to stay ...

May 1, 2015

Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the decision said Thursday, placing the permanent monument to his legacy in the city that launched his improbable ascent to the White House. Obama’s ...

Apr 29, 2015

Russia withdraws authorization for opposition party

Russia has withdrawn the opposition Progress Party led by arch Putin foe Alexei Navalny from the list of authorized parties, the justice ministry announced on Tuesday. The decision came 10 days after the announcement of the creation of a new opposition movement, the Democratic ...

Lynch sworn in as U.S. attorney general

Apr 28, 2015

Lynch sworn in as U.S. attorney general

President Barack Obama’s choice for U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch, was sworn in at her new job on Monday, becoming the first African-American woman to hold the post. A career prosecutor known for trying high-profile anti-terrorism trials in New York, Lynch, 55, said she ...

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer team gaffe leaves Cameron with red face

Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to forget which soccer team he supported Saturday, drawing ridicule on social media just days ahead of an election in a country known for its love of sport. Cameron, a descendant of King William IV and an alumnus of ...