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Left-wing parties unite to increase social spending in Spain

Oct 11, 2018

Spain's Socialist minority government has agreed with an anti-austerity party to raise the country's minimum wage and increase taxes for the rich if next year's national budgets get parliamentary approval

Taiwan leader calls on China to not be 'source of conflict'

Oct 10, 2018

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has called on China not to be a "source of conflict," and has pledged to boost the island's defenses against Beijing's military threats

Libertarian says Trump, Democrats need a swing-vote senator

Oct 10, 2018

2016 presidential candidate Gary Johnson is steering back into the eye of the Washington political storm with a bid to join the Senate as a Libertarian swing vote

Tokyo Olympics: Costs hit almost $25 billion _ may go higher

Oct 10, 2018

Tokyo Olympics: Price tag hits almost $25 billion _ may go higher; the original estimate to host the 2020 Games was about $7 billion.

IOC picks Senegal as first African host for Youth Olympics

Oct 8, 2018

The IOC has picked its first African host of any Olympics, awarding the 2022 Youth Games to Senegal

Stricter US screening splits anguished refugee families

Oct 8, 2018

"Every night he cries about mom": A long, painful wait for relatives to be cleared as US employs stricter screening of refugees

Italy says 'no plan B' to spending plans despite EU alarm

Oct 6, 2018

Italy's deputy premier is vowing to press ahead with spending plans after the European Commission expressed 'serious concern' over what it termed a 'significant deviation' from previous targets

Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $10B for Bahrain

Oct 4, 2018

Bahrain says Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $10 billion to support its island kingdom

Future of Alaska oil check program weighs on governor's race

Oct 4, 2018

Excitement over distribution of Alaska's oil-wealth fund checks has been muted in recent years as Gov. Bill Walker and state legislators have capped the payout in response to Alaska's budget deficit

Fighting for seat, Rauner rips Pritzker as 'trust fund baby'

Oct 4, 2018

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, battling to keep his seat, attacked Democrat J.B. Pritzker during a debate Wednesday as a "trust fund baby" and a self-dealing tax cheat

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