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The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers

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The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers. The 225-201 vote along party lines...

Argentina has defaulted on its debt for the second time in 13 years after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders ended in failure

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Ratings agency S & P declared Argentina in default after the government missed a deadline for paying interest on $13 billion of restructured bonds. Argentina...

The House of Representatives is voting to pass a resolution authorizing it to sue President Barack Obama

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The House of Representatives is voting to pass a resolution authorizing it to sue President Barack Obama for what Republican leaders describe as his...

G7 leaders say Russia will face further economic sanctions if it continues to support rebels in Ukraine

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Russia will face further economic sanctions if it continues to support rebels in Ukraine, G7 leaders say. In a statement on Wednesday, the G7 group...

Argentina can't afford to pay the so-called hold-out creditors and risks a new bond default

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Economy Minister Axel Kicillof has returned to the negotiating table in a last-ditch attempt to prevent Argentina defaulting on its bonds.Axel Kicillof's talks with...

The average US price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted nine cents a gallon over the past two weeks

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The average US price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58, the largest drop this...

The Sarah Palin Channel bills itself as a direct connection between the former Alaska governor and her supporters

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a...

Venezuela’s PSUV is holding its first congress since Hugo Chavez died

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Venezuela's key party - United Socialist Party (PSUV) - has begun its first congress since President Hugo Chavez died in March 2013. Party leaders have...

Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's highly contested presidential election

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Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's highly contested presidential election. The election commission said Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo - widely known as...

Both candidates, Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo, claim victory in Indonesia’s presidential election

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Indonesia will name its new president, following a hotly-contested election that saw both candidates claiming victory. Most "quick counts" after the July 9 election placed...

Bolivia has passed a law allowing children to work from the age of 10

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Bolivia has passed a law allowing children to work from the age of 10 as long as they also attend school and are self-employed. The...

The Australian Senate has voted to repeal the carbon tax

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The Australian Senate has voted to repeal the carbon tax, a levy on the biggest polluters passed by the previous Labor government. PM Tony Abbott,...

Barack Obama was interrupted by two people while delivering a speech on the economy at the Paramount Theater in Austin

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President Barack Obama was interrupted by two people while delivering a speech on the economy on Thursday at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas.The...

Ashraf Ghani came out ahead in preliminary results from the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential election

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Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani has called for an "extensive audit" of votes. Ashraf Ghani made the appeal before meeting US Secretary of State John...

China's trade surplus narrowed to $32 billion in June 2014 after export growth slowed and imports increased

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China's trade surplus narrowed to $32 billion in June 2014 after export growth slowed and imports increased, showing the economy is still stabilizing after...

US diplomats at the Beijing talks are expected to discuss China's currency, North Korea and tensions in the South China Sea

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Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Beijing for the annual China-US dialogue. China’s President Xi Jinping has called for mutual respect between the...

Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential race, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani

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Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in the second round of Afghanistan’s presidential race, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani. Addressing supporters...

Germany is planning to tax the millions of foreign drivers who use its roads from 2016 onwards

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Germany is planning to tax the millions of foreign drivers who use its roads, including the famous autobahn highway, from 2016 onwards. Transport Minister Alexander...

Ashraf Ghani is leading the Afghan presidential race after preliminary results

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Ashraf Ghani is leading the Afghan presidential race, according to preliminary results.The former finance minister won 56.44% of votes cast in the June 14...

Angela Merkel has begun a three-day visit to China with trade issues high on the agenda

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German leader Angela Merkel has begun a three-day visit to China with trade issues high on the agenda. Germany and China are important trading partners...

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has asked Aminata Toure to stand down, after less than a year in office

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Senegal’s PM Aminata Toure has been sacked after her ruling party's poor results in local elections last Sunday. Local officials said President Macky Sall had...

Russia's State Duma has passed a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country

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Russia's State Duma (lower house of parliament) has passed a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country.The Kremlin...

Mitt Romney has denied any interest in another campaign

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According to a recent Quinnipiac University survey, 44% of Americans think the US "would be better off than it is today" if Mitt Romney...

Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats approved the national minimum wage as part of a power-sharing deal with the Social Democratic Party

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Germany has approved its first minimum wage, in a vote in the Bundestag on Thursday. The wage will be set at 8.50 euros ($11.50) per...

The US economy added 288,000 jobs in June 2014

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According to latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US economy added 288,000 jobs in June 2014. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1%,...

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