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U.S. joins EU in new sanctions on Belarus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed new financial and travel sanctions on Belarus in response to the government’s crackdown after December’s disputed presidential elections, the State Department…

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,…

Jerry Brown: moonbeam to mainstream

Opinion: California is different since his first run as governor. But Jerry Brown has changed, too. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

One-fourth of Web traffic is pirated

Nearly a quarter of global Internet traffic consists of downloading of pirated content, says a report. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

W.H. scrambles to keep up with crisis

Official: “We’re struggling to figure all this out.” Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

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…

From Obama, promises, promises

Opinion: The president’s speech, despite all of its words of symbolism, was a lost opportunity. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

Frosh fundraiser’s tab: Nearly $80K

The first-term congressman’s PAC raises eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

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…

Assange: Pols put me in danger

He believes he or his staff may be assassinated. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…