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Japan electoral win brings pressure for reform

After winning control of both houses of parliament, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has the potential to be one of Japan's most influential and effective administrations in years.Full story

UK "snoopers' charter" won't happen, says deputy PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's deputy prime minister on Thursday ruled out plans to allow police and spy agencies access to details of people's Internet use, dubbed a "snoopers charter", threatening division in the coalition government over security and civil liberties. Full story

UK's Clegg on defensive as sexual harassment claims batter party

LONDON (Reuters) - British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Sunday denied covering up allegations of sexual misconduct by a former senior member of his Liberal Democrat party, already floundering in opinion polls. Full story

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Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, arrives to deliver his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, arrives to deliver his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, arrives to deliver his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton, southern England March 10, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, delivers his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, delivers his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, delivers his keynote speech at the party's spring conference in Brighton, southern England March 10, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Chris Huhne, arrives for sentencing at Southwark Crown Court in London
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Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Chris Huhne, arrives for sentencing at Southwark Crown Court in London March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth