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Vatican rejects Bulgarian envoy for writing ‘homosexual act’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Aug 6 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican rejected the candidacy of a Bulgarian diplomat to become the next ambassador of his country because he is the author of a best-selling ... Read more...

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Gay Italian politician to run for PM in 2013


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS/AKI) An openly homosexual politician in Italy has announced his candidacy for prime ministership in the elections to be held in 2013, in what could pave the ... Read more...

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Berlusconi, 75, gets fit for election campaign


July 14th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 14 (IANS) Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was forced to quit over rising debt and a sex scandal, has taken to jogging and studying issues in ... Read more...

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Chavez to launch re-election bid


June 7th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, June 7 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will officially register his candidacy in upcoming presidential elections to secure a third six-year term to continue his socialist reforms, according to ... Read more...

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Obama, Romney tied in presidential race: Poll


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Americans are split between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney less than six months before the presidential poll in November, according to ... Read more...

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Italian politician jumps to death


May 9th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 9 (IANS/AKI) A 58-year-old politician in Italy died Wednesday after he allegedly jumped from a building in Bologna city.Maurizio Cevenini was the councillor for Emilia-Romagna region and city ... Read more...

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Russia needs new system of defence procurement


May 9th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Effective system of placement and implementation of state defence orders will be established once new Russian government is forged, the new Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ... Read more...

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Putin proposes Medvedev as prime minister


May 7th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin proposed Dmitry Medvedev for the post of prime minister Monday, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament said.Putin first put forward ... Read more...

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Prague to host 2015 European athletics indoor championships


May 6th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sofia (Prague), May 6 (IANS) Prague will host the 33rd European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2005."We are very pleased to confirm that Prague will be the hosts of the European ... Read more...

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Russia to back US nominee as world bank chief


April 14th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russia will back Jim Yong Kim as head of the world bank, Finance Minister Anton Silyanov has said.In late March, the White House named Kim, ... Read more...

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Rai supports Leonardo’s candidacy for CBF president


March 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) Rai, Brazilian soccer star and brother of recently deceased soccer legend Socrates, declared his support for Leonardo to become the next president of the ... Read more...

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Romario supports Ronaldo’s run for president of CBF


March 24th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 24 (IANS) Brazil football legend Romario declared that he has no intention of running for the president of the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer (CBF). However, the ... Read more...

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Ronaldo reveals desire to become president of CBF


March 19th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 19 (IANS) Retired soccer star Ronaldo revealed his aspirations of entering the world of politics and becoming the next president of the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer ... Read more...

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Santorum sweeps south; setback for Romney


March 14th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) In a major setback for frontrunner Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, former senator Rick Santorum scored twin victories in Alabama and Mississippi primaries to turn ... Read more...

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Van Basten named new coach of SC Heerenveen


February 14th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague (Netherlands), Feb 14 (IANS) Former football coach of the Dutch national side Marco van Basten was unveiled as the new coach of Dutch Eredivisie club Heerenveen, on ... Read more...

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Obama leads Romney in poll


February 7th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama is preferred by 52 percent of Americans compared with 43 percent who favour Mitt Romney, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, ... Read more...

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3,000 candidates approved for Iran polls


February 5th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 5 (IANS) Iran's high legislative body, the Guardian Council, has approved more than 3,000 candidates for the parliament elections, Press TV reported.Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, spokesman of the Guardian Council, ... Read more...

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Madrid officially launches bid for 2020 Olympics


January 31st, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 31 (IANS) The Spanish Olympic Committee (SOC) has officially launched its campaign for Madrid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.The event, which was held in the offices of ... Read more...

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Callista Gingrich’s hair cut and styling is the topic of a great debate


January 28th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The hairstyle of Callista Gingrich has been a subject of debate since her husband stepped up to bid for the Republican candidacy for the presidency. Inquistir.com ... Read more...

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Russian billionaire Prokhorov joins presidential race


January 26th, 2012 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS) Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has become the latest candidate to join the country's presidential race, Xinhua reported.The Central Election Commission Wednesday approved his candidacy.It has approved ... Read more...

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Russian opposition needs two years to challenge Putin


January 7th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The opposition in Russia will only be able to put forward a presidential candidate popular enough to challenge Vladimir Putin "in one and half or ... Read more...

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Will Nikki Haley pay for backing Mitt Romney?


December 17th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) South Carolina state's Indian American governor Nikki Haley's endorsement of front runner Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is threatening her own support at home.Former Massachusetts ... Read more...

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Donald Trump pulls out of debate as he hints at presidential run


December 14th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Real estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon announced he has decided not to host the Newsmax presidential debate because he is unwilling to ... Read more...

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Putin confirms Medvedev to be PM, given election win


December 2nd, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin confirmed to switch posts with outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev if voters supported the pro-Kremlin United Russia party and Putin's candidacy ... Read more...

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Spanish Olympic Chief: Why we need 2020 Games


November 29th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Alejandro Blanco, the president of the Spanish Olympic Committee and the man who will head the campaign to take the 2020 Games to Madrid, has highlighted ... Read more...

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Putin nominated for 2012 presidential polls


November 27th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was officially nominated as a candidate for the March 2012 presidential elections at a United Russia party congress at Moscow's ... Read more...

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Pakistan thanks India for UNSC backing


November 10th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani Thursday thanked India for its supporting Pakistan's election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and for ... Read more...

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Greek PM wins crucial confidence vote (Second Lead)


November 5th, 2011 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 5 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived Saturday a crucial parliamentary confidence vote, RIA Novosti reported.A total of 153 lawmakers, including all MPs from Papandreou's parliamentary faction ... Read more...

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Opposition rejects Greek PM’s coalition government proposal (Lead)


November 5th, 2011 - 6:29 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 5 (IANS) The Greek opposition Saturday refused to join the new coalition government under Prime Minister Papandreou's leadership and called on him to resign, RIA Novosti reported.Earlier, the ... Read more...

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Moscow holds contest for grandmoms


November 1st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow will hold Wednesday its first contest for grandmothers, Moscow Super-Babushka 2011, authorities said.A total of 105 women aged over 50 have put forward their ... Read more...

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Joe Biden to run on 2012 ticket


October 12th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US Vice President Joe Biden is positive that he will be the running mate of President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential race. The 68-year-old told NBC’s ... Read more...

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Former astronaut runs for US Congress


October 12th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) Former astronaut Jose Hernandez said Tuesday he is seeking the Democratic nomination to represent California's just-created 10th District in the US Congress.Hernandez, who grew up working ... Read more...

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Ilves to be sworn in as Estonia’s president


October 10th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Tallinn, Oct 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who was re-elected for a second term as Estonian president in late August, will be sworn in Monday, Estonian Parliament said.In line ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin not to run for president


October 6th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 6 (IANS) Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says she will not run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012."After much prayer and serious consideration, I have ... Read more...

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Medvedev backs Putin for Russian president


September 24th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to run for Russian president in next year's election, bringing an end to months of ... Read more...

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