Key Democrats turn against Obama's Iran deal

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has announced he would vote against the Iran nuclear deal, in a blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to sell the measure.

Hillary Clinton aide investigated for possible criminal conduct

 An Indian-origin aide of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is being investigated for allegedly accepting overpayments from the State Department while working for the former secretary of state.

'US Justice Dept asked to probe Hillary Clinton's email use'

The US Justice Department is weighing a request by two government inspectors general to open a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton`s use of a private email account for her work as secretary of state, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Newly disclosed Hillary Clinton emails may undercut her earlier claims
Newly disclosed Hillary Clinton emails may undercut her earlier claims

A batch of 15 newly disclosed Hillary Clinton emails appears to contradict her assertion last month that memos about Libya she received from an old friend while she was US secretary of state were "unsolicited."

Hillary Clinton on course to win 2016 presidential election: Poll
Hillary Clinton on course to win 2016 presidential election: Poll

Hillary Clinton is the firm favourite to be chosen as the Democratic Party nominee for 2016 US presidential polls and go on to be elected as the first woman president of America, according to a new poll.

Hillary Clinton takes a 'just enough' strategy to fundraising
Hillary Clinton takes a 'just enough' strategy to fundraising

The stars are out to raise money for Hillary Rodham Clinton, including Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Jon Bon Jovi. But the front-runner for her party's presidential nomination for 2016 is following a "just enough" fundraising strategy that her supporters say will pay off over time.

Counting begins in key polls testing Italian premier Renzi

The centre-left party of Italian premier Matteo Renzi faced battles in regional elections, exit polls showed Monday, after balloting which is also seen as a measure of the fading fortunes of ex-leader Silvio Berlusconi.

Judge demands new plan for releasing Hillary Clinton emails

 A federal judge on Tuesday rejected the State Department`s plan to publish next January the emails of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Hillary calls for bold immigration reform

 Catching the imagination of millions of illegal immigrants, Democratic presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton has called for a comprehensive immigration reform, saying this would be part of her four big fight during her election campaign.

Hillary Clinton to announce presidential bid on Sunday: Democratic official
Hillary Clinton to announce presidential bid on Sunday: Democratic official

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 as early as this weekend, facing no substantial competition but needing to get her organization in place for the long battle to come.

Former White House aide Emanuel re-elected Chicago`s mayor

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won re-election Tuesday as Chicago`s mayor in the city`s first runoff vote, news reports said.

Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestinian state

Italian lawmakers on Friday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognise Palestine as a state, a move that underlines European frustration over stalled Middle East peace negotiations.

China seizes toilet paper ridiculing Hong Kong leader

China has wiped the smile off pro-democracy activists` faces by seizing 7,600 rolls of toilet paper featuring Hong Kong`s pro-Beijing leader Leung Chun-ying pulling a series of ridiculous expressions.

Sicilian judge Sergio Mattarella elected Italian president

Sergio Mattarella, a constitutional court judge from Sicily who has come to symbolise Italy`s battle against organised crime, was on Saturday elected the country`s president.

No consensus still on presidential candidate in Italy

Italian political parties failed to reach a consensus on the candidate for the country`s presidency, with two rounds of voting in the parliament remaining inconclusive on Friday.

Italy votes for president after Renzi shrugs off Berlusconi

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi`s choice of a senior judge as his presidential candidate appears to have unified his fractious party, but it may spell an end to a reform pact sealed with rival Silvio Berlusconi. 

Renzi backs judge to be next Italy president

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday backed a Constitutional Court judge whose brother was slain by the mafia to be Italy's next president.

US Democrats set early presidential convention date

US Democrats will convene the week of July 25, 2016 for their national convention to nominate the person they hope will succeed Barack Obama as president, a party leader said Friday.

Poll win for Italy PM but voters fire warning shots

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi celebrated Monday his centre-left Democratic Party`s victory in two regional elections, despite a record low turnout as disenchanted voters stayed away from the polls.

Mongolian MPs open talks to choose new PM: official

Mongolian lawmakers will meet Friday to start talks on choosing a new prime minister for the resource-rich country, an official told AFP, but observers say it could take weeks to fix the fractured government.