Ireland's opposition braced for historic victory

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's main opposition party was expected to be swept into power on Saturday on a wave of voter anger over the country's economic collapse and resentment at the harsh rescue terms laid down by its European partners.

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World powers struggle to find way to stop Gaddafi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - World powers struggled to find a way to stop Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi lashing out at his people as he clings to power in Tripoli, the last big city where an uprising against his rule has yet to take hold. | Video

Anti-Gaddafi protesters chant slogans during a protest in Benghazi February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Foretelling the next uprising

Many government officials in the West were flummoxed by their failure to predict the revolts throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Reuters Editor at Large Chrystia Freeland offers a methodology for forecasting which governments are most fragile.  Full Article 

An Iranian naval ship travels through the Suez Canal near Ismailia, some 120 km (75 miles) north of Cairo February 22, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Obama, Iran and a push for policy change

Could the administration of President Barack Obama hasten the downfall of Iran’s government by taking an opposition group off the U.S. list of terrorist organizations? To hear a growing roster of influential former government officials tell it, the answer is yes.  Full Article 

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