U.S. warns Mexican cartels on cross-border violence

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday warned Mexico’s drug cartels that any attempt to bring their violent tactics across the border would produce a powerful reaction. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/PpbbUGIc3vw/us-usa-mexico-napolitano-idUSTRE70U5TB20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Early voting starts in Chicago as Emanuel wins Sun-Times nod

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Early voting started on Monday in Chicago’s mayoral race with former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, far ahead in a recent poll, gaining the endorsement of one of the city’s newspapers. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/EiSYS0Ep0lA/us-chicago-mayor-vote-idUSTRE70U5Y320110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

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 said. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/9E_ljKw-ZGs/us-belarus-usa-sanctions-idUSTRE70U62B20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

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.?