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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 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.?
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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.?
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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.?
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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.?
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