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Putin’s party has domination cut in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several thousand protesters took to the streets on Monday to demand an end to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule after voters cut his party's parliamentary majority in an election that was condemned as unfair by European monitors. Police said they detained 300 people in Moscow, where they confronted a crowd of 3,000 to 5,000 chanting "Revolution!" and "Russia without Put ...

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Belgium secures government after record

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium finally secured a government on Monday after record-long talks to form a coalition that promises the most profound state reform in decades and a commitment to restore the country's finances. The new six-party coalition has a mammoth 180-page deal to enact having already lost a year and a half of a four-year term. The government must satisfy demands of the Dutch-speaking Flemish ...

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Clashes erupt in Congo ahead of vote results

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Clashes erupted between protesters and security forces in parts of Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday as diplomats scrambled to defuse tensions ahead of the country's full election results. Police fired tear gas at opposition supporters in Kinshasa, and gunfire rang out in a city in West Kasai province, an opposition stronghold, after the government shut down a television and radio ...

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Afghanistan’s allies pledge to stay for long haul

BONN (Reuters) - Foreign governments pledged on Monday to support Afghanistan long after allied troops go home, with or without a political settlement with insurgents once seen as the best way to prevent a new civil war. At a conference of more than 80 countries but boycotted by Pakistan, they said even after most foreign combat troops leave in 2014, the Afghan government will not be allowed to meet the fat ...

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U.S. official says Iran becoming a pariah state

SEOUL (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official on Monday said the situation over Iran's nuclear program was becoming increasingly worrying and an urgent diplomatic solution needs to be found. The United States and Israel have not ruled out military action against Iran's nuclear facilities if diplomacy fails to resolve a dispute over a program they suspect is aimed at developing atomic weapons. Iran denies it is s ...

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Egypt awaits election results

Cairo (CNN) -- Initial results of Egypt's first parliamentary elections since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak are due as early as Thursday. Both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Al Noor Salafi Muslim Party have claimed a lead in ballot counting, but election officials have been tight-lipped. Voting took place Monday and Tuesday, the first in a multi-step process to pick members of the lower house of parli ...

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