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Opposition candidate vows to reverse Uruguay’s cannabis revolution ahead of Sunday vote
Presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou has told Reuters he plans to halt Uruguay’s world-leading reform to regulate the sale of marijuana, just four days ahead of what is likely to be one of the closest elections in the country’s history.

22.10.2014 17:22

Carbon crusade: Green calls for MPs’ pension divestment of fossil fuels
A Green Party MP has called for Parliamentary pensions to be divested from the fossil fuels industry. Caroline Lucas says the Contributory Pension Fund, worth £487million, should join 800 corporations in withdrawing $50 billion in investments.

21.10.2014 13:51

Neck & neck Brazil presidential race casts doubts on Mercosur, BRICS
About a year ago everyone expected an easy ride for President Dilma Rousseff in her reelection campaign. Now, in the final week of Brazil’s election season, she is technically tied with opposition’s Aécio Neves.

21.10.2014 06:52

Democrats to suffer big losses if black voters ignore midterms - report
With the US Senate up for the taking this November election, a prominent pollster has warned in a confidential memo that Democrats face “crushing” losses nationwide if the party cannot turn out black voters to the polls, according to a new report.

20.10.2014 16:23

Tens of thousands of Catalans rally, demand early elections (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
About 110,000 people gathered in the center of Barcelona to call for snap regional elections after Catalonia was forced to cancel its November 9 independence referendum under pressure from Madrid.

19.10.2014 15:40

Google ‘beats Goldman Sachs’ in political campaign donations
Google has ramped up its political contributions and spent more money on political campaigns this year than global investment bank, Goldman Sachs. The tech giant is looking to gain more political clout in Washington,it was revealed.

18.10.2014 09:39

Tennessee to vote on banning income tax in perpetuity
On Election Day, Tennesseans will vote on whether or not to amend the state constitution to permanently ban income and payroll taxes in the Volunteer State. But even if the resolution fails, it is unlikely the legislature will institute new taxes.

15.10.2014 19:18

Russians’ approval of Putin hits near all-time high, poll shows
President Putin’s average approval marks from the Russian public have approached the record level of early 2008, independent research has shown.

15.10.2014 13:43

Nicola Sturgeon takes the reigns of Scottish National Party
Coming after a failed referendum that could have seen Scotland achieve its independence, Deputy SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon will replace Alex Salmond next month as the head of the SNP to become Scotland’s first female first minister.

15.10.2014 12:31

24-hr public strike grips UK – 200,000 protest pay freeze
Striking public sector workers have caused widespread disruption to UK services including museums, courts and job centers, as a 24-hour national walk-out grips the nation.

15.10.2014 09:07

Lobbying laws: Charities ordered to monitor employee’s social media
Charities must record when their employees use social media to campaign or comment on political issues, the Electoral Commission has said, adding that it would monitor social media activity to confirm posts comply with lobbying laws.

15.10.2014 08:26

MPs mull more powers for Scotland post referendum
MPs are to debate the future of the UK constitution and the extent of devolved powers to regional parliaments on Tuesday, in the wake of the Scottish independence referendum which saw the United Kingdom maintained.

14.10.2014 08:13

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