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algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters


algerian voters are choosing new local leaders in an election marred by frustration over growing poverty caused by low oil prices.






algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters


algiers, algeria (ap) — algerian voters are choosing new local leaders in an election marred by frustration over growing poverty caused by low oil prices. more than 50 political parties are fielding candidates in thursday’s elections for mayors and council members in 1,541 towns and 48 local assemblies. voter apathy is widespread, despite anger at […]






algerians head to the polls amid expected low turnout


despite fierce government campaign, algerians are more worried about rising costs of living than by election outcome.






india's economy falters under modi


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editorial: caltrain electrification needed for both u.s. and local economy


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white house, republican leaders join new push for obamacare repeal as bipartisan


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twin cities' gravel needs grow, but there's less of it every day


the region is increasingly reliant on mines in the southeast metro to make our concrete and asphalt, a resource that's a lot cheaper if it's local.






gov.-elect phil murphy to address local government summit


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the twin cities needs gravel to grow, but our supply is dwindling


new land use data shows that the region is growing increasingly reliant on mines in the southeast metro to make our concrete and asphalt, a resource that's a lot cheaper if it's local.






the twin cities needs gravel to grow, but our supply is dwindling


new land use data shows that the region is growing increasingly reliant on mines in the southeast metro to make our concrete and asphalt, a resource that's a lot cheaper if it's local.






editorial: gop deliberately obscured its sudden repeal of online users’ privacy


the president and gop leaders in congress relish keeping the american public in the dark while they plot strategy that threatens to damage the innovation economy that is driving the u.s. economy.






spain demands catalonia elect new leaders weeks after region voted for independe


in the latest escalation to a conflict that has galvanized europe for weeks, spanish prime minister mariano rajoy vowed saturday to sack catalonia's leaders and to hold a fresh round of elections "within the next six months." madrid's announcement came after an emergency cabinet meeting, where...






agriculture leaders slam trump’s usda budget cut proposal


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california business, political leaders blast trump for pulling out of climate ag


business leaders said trump's move would harm california's economy, and state leaders vowed to press on with state laws aimed at boosting solar, wind and other renewable energy technologies.






far-right populism falters with dutch vote, but remains a powerful force


first came the sighs of relief — and now come hard questions. has the march of far-right populism in europe been halted? or is it still a force to be reckoned with? congratulations poured in thursday from leaders across europe after dutch prime minister mark rutte’s center-right party garnered...






algeria votes amid expected low turnout


despite fierce government campaign, many algerians are more worried about rising costs of living than by poll outcome.






leaders gather to elect au chair, re-examine key issues


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algerians vote in parliamentary poll marked by apathy


fln and ally widely expected to win but many voters seem disillusioned amid soaring unemployment and a financial crisis.






algeria: low voter turnout expected in legislative poll


despite fierce government campaign, algerians are more worried about rising costs of living than by election outcome.






tusk wins second term as eu chief despite polish fury


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emmanuel macron's win welcomed by european leaders


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china's xi promises reform in event with us business leaders


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$1 million vfw raffle game to resume after local leaders make it legal


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african union to elect new leader in addis ababa


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congressman-elect seeks extension for appearance on charge


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global finance leaders dodge conflict with trump white house


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new minneapolis leaders pledge work on affordable housing, public safety and pol


but first, mayor-elect jacob frey said he must repair fractured relationships and build trust with the left side of the minneapolis dfl that fought his election.






new minneapolis leaders pledge work on affordable housing, public safety and pol


but first, mayor-elect jacob frey said he must repair fractured relationships and build trust with the left side of the minneapolis dfl that fought his election.






bloomberg to launch $17m contest for us cities


new york (ap) — eager to help local leaders bypass washington, new york billionaire michael bloomberg’s foundation is putting up more than $17 million for a new contest that encourages the nation’s mayors to address critical issues themselves. the new effort, to be announced publicly on monday, comes as local leaders are increasingly concerned about […]






distrust of government, apathy loom over algerian elections


algerians are voting in parliamentary elections the government hopes will give it a mandate as it struggles with low oil prices, dismal job prospects and islamic extremism.






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beijing (ap) — instead of dramatic new reforms, chinese leaders are likely to emphasize reining in surging debt and financial risks to keep growth steady at this year’s meeting of the ceremonial national legislature. the ruling communist party is trying to build an economy driven by consumer spending instead of trade and investment. but that […]






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