CARACAS, Dec 13- Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party and allies took 10 percentage points more votes than opposition rivals in Sunday's election for mayors that was a test of strength for President Nicolas Maduro, final results showed on Friday.» Read More
CARACAS, Dec 8- Venezuelans voted in municipal elections on Sunday that are the biggest political test yet for President Nicolas Maduro as he tries to halt an economic slide and preserve the socialist legacy of his late mentor, Hugo Chavez.
*Protecting Mandela's image harder after his death. JOHANNESBURG, Dec 8- From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela is a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa.
To raise the minimum wage in his county, one politician asked neighboring counties to join the effort in order to prevent businesses from fleeing.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- A former Democratic state senator from Oklahoma City was convicted Thursday for her role in a bribery scheme in which she was accused of agreeing not to run for re-election in 2010 in exchange for a state job.
*France hosts over 200,000 posted workers, up 23 pct in a year. *France seeks tougher EU rules to prevent "social dumping". DUNKERQUE, France, Dec 6- At the northern tip of France, on the Channel coast, the country's second-biggest industrial building site buzzes with engines, cranes, and more than 1,000 workers.
Nilesh Shah, Managing Director & CEO of Envision Capital, discusses how much further Indian markets could rally on the back of election euphoria.
Devesh Kumar, India Country Head of CIMB, says politics now have a greater impact on Indian markets than economic data.
*Egypt says agrees timetable on $3 bln in oil arrears. CAIRO, Dec 5- Egypt's army-installed government unveiled a timetable to pay $3 billion of $6.3 billion it owes to foreign oil firms on Thursday, part of a campaign to revive confidence in an economy hammered by three years of political turmoil.
Warren has repeatedly denied she's interested in campaigning for the White House, but liberal Democratic activists have continued to speculate about a possible Warren presidential bid. Speaking to reporters in Boston after a meeting with the city's Mayor-elect Martin Walsh, Warren vowed to serve out the remainder of her term.
BANGKOK, Dec 5- Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej called on his people to do their duty for the good of the country in a birthday address on Thursday, but avoided direct reference to the latest political turmoil roiling the capital.
Exit polls in Delhi forecast a victory for the nation's opposition party in four key state elections. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 4- Mexican lawmakers will send a landmark energy bill to Senate committees on Thursday to pave the way for debate on a cornerstone of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic reform drive, a top ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 4- Mexican lawmakers are poised to send a landmark energy bill to Senate committees to start debate on a cornerstone of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic reform drive, a top ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 4- Mexico's Senate passed an electoral reform demanded by the opposition early on Wednesday, helping clear the way for Congress to focus on an energy bill crucial to President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic agenda.
It's election season in India and CNBC's Geoff Cutmore is live in New Delhi as the capital city holds its assembly poll, which is viewed as a warm-up to general elections.
NEW DELHI, Dec 4- The broken paving stones and exposed cables that mar the neo-Georgian grandeur of India's prime shopping precinct give a glimpse into why the ruling Congress party might struggle to hold on to the capital Delhi in a local election on Wednesday.
BOSTON/ WASHINGTON Dec 3- Are proxy advisory firms giving mutual funds too much help with their homework? That question is due for airing at a event in Washington on Thursday focused on the role of proxy advisers like Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass, Lewis& Co. that help funds decide how to vote at corporate annual meetings.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 3- For California's public-sector unions, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's proposed statewide ballot measure for pension reform is a call to arms- and they're bringing out the big guns.
KIEV, Dec 3- Ukraine's embattled government held onto power in parliament on Tuesday but President Viktor Yanukovich left on a trip to China with much of the centre of the capital in the hands of furious protesters who say they will not leave until he quits.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 3- Mexican Senate committees on Tuesday passed an electoral reform demanded by the opposition, taking Congress a step closer to a bill to open up the oil and gas industry at the center of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic agenda.