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Oprah says no to Palin interview

Oprah Winfrey, America's favourite daytime TV star, has refused to have Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin as a guest on her talk show

Why has Obama stalled? No one mentions race

Standing next to his stall of glassware in downtown Denver, Jim Butcher was delighted that Barack Obama was holding his convention in his city,

US Democrats waver over offshore drilling ban

Under fire from Republicans, top Democratic politicians in the United States are considering lifting a ban on new offshore oil drilling.

Ex-cop could take down elite New York food dynasty

In New York, one name has always stood out among restaurants: Cipriani. But now the Cipriani family has been hit by a series of legal disasters.

The hunt is on for a female US Veep

Speculation is running wild that either, or even both, US presidential candidates will pick a woman as running mate.

Scramble to save deal on Mugabe sanctions

Gordon Brown will hold urgent talks with European leaders about Zimbabwe on Sunday after a UN sanctions plan collapsed in disarray.

Barbie versus Bratz in battle of the dolls

It is a classic tale of industrial espionage: top employees secretly speak to rival firms; computer files are destroyed; billions are at stake.

Republicans fear Obama victory after polls shock

A Democratic win in the solidly conservative Mississippi capped a week in which Senator Barack Obama finally turned his eyes to the coming November election and his opponent, John McCain. Now many Democrats believe the signs are good that the tide of American public opinion is firmly swinging their way.

The state that may seal Hillary’s fate

Hillary Clinton's audacious bid to take her fight with Barack Obama all the way to Denver in August is now threatening to tear their party apart. Pennsylvania is now the next do-or-die battle in that grim fight. The state goes to the polls on April 22 and for Clinton it is a must-win.

Republicans urged to vote for Clinton

Some pundits are calling them the HillPublicans. They are hardcore Republicans who are going against their previous political beliefs and voting for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. The emergence of the HillPublicans now has many political observers poring over poll data and wondering what is going on.

Obama, the comeback kid, learns to talk tough

Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama once electrified the United States by preaching a ''politics of hope''. Unfortunately Obama then found himself outsmarted and outfought by his chief rival, Senator Hillary Clinton. Now Obama has, in effect, relaunched his campaign, coming out fighting against Clinton.

G8 leaders fight over agreement on climate change

A fierce battle is under way this weekend to rescue a proposed global climate agreement in time for the Group of Eight (G8) summit in a fortnight's time in Germany, after sources close to the talks said Washington appeared to be edging away from outright rejection of moves to halt rising world temperatures.

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