Iran could have nuclear weapon by 2012: Britain

LONDON (Reuters) – Western powers should work on the assumption that Iran could have a nuclear weapon by next year and an Israeli intelligence assessment of 2015 could be over-optimistic, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox said on Monday. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/98pJwkZQsjo/us-iran-nuclear-britain-idUSTRE70U5SV20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

U.S. envoy to China, with eye on 2012, to step down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, plans to resign soon, a White House official said on Monday, as he prepares for a potential campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/xRIrIv_wTm8/us-usa-politics-ambassador-idUSTRE70U4NV20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Judge may escalate battle over healthcare reform

MIAMI (Reuters) – A Florida judge could on Monday become the second U.S. judge to declare President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law unconstitutional, in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/GDTqdbaIHs8/us-usa-healthcare-states-idUSTRE70U0T220110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

White House to launch job-creating start-up effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House will announce an effort on Monday to encourage job-creating start-up businesses in hopes of reducing the country’s stubbornly high unemployment rate. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/EPMKXI6PfEw/us-obama-economy-startups-idUSTRE70U2BY20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Clinton presses OAS solution to Haiti impasse

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Haiti’s leaders on Sunday to adopt an internationally backed solution to untangle an election dispute, saying the poor, earthquake-battered country needed a stable government to rebuild. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/SiE63KmULzo/us-haiti-elections-clinton-idUSTRE70T23G20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Obama presses Mubarak for transition to democracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Sunday urged an “orderly transition” to democracy in Egypt, stopping short of calling on President Hosni Mubarak to step down but signaling that his days may be numbered. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/ZEhNeef1Ues/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE70R6A920110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Tough times for diplomacy in post-WikiLeaks world

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – If ministers and diplomats have learned a single lesson from the WikiLeaks saga, it is this: write nothing down. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/kJM38NUPnmA/us-davos-wikileaks-diplomacy-idUSTRE70T2NY20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

House Speaker Boehner warns against debt default

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said that the United States must continue meeting its obligations to fund government debt or risk a global financial disaster. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Wbu05R2vCHY/us-usa-economy-debt-idUSTRE70T2ZT20110130\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

U.S. presses Mubarak for transition to democracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday urged an orderly transition to democracy in Egypt but stopped short of calling on embattled President Hosni Mubarak to step down as Washington sought to avoid a power vacuum. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/olvQ5-LKi8o/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE70R6A920110130\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Clinton says U.S. wants OAS plan on Haiti enacted

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday the United States wants to see Organization of American States recommendations enacted to provide a solution to the electoral crisis in Haiti. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/FMsKIWV9FBs/us-haiti-elections-clinton-idUSTRE70T23G20110130\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?