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World&#39;s 100 Most Powerful Women

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World's 100 Most Powerful Women

Angela Merkel is No. 1, with Hillary Clinton in the second spot

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women, with the top 10 a mix of mostly familiar names from the worlds of politics, humanitarianism, and tech:
  1. Angela Merkel: The German chancellor is trying to reshape the European Union.

Chavez Suggest US Gave World Leaders Cancer

Secret cancer-causing technology could be at work, he speculates

(Newser) - Argentina's Cristina Fernandez has become the latest Latin American leader to be diagnosed with cancer , prompting Hugo Chavez to wonder if the US is to blame. "Would it be strange if they had developed a technology to induce cancer, and for no one to know it?" pondered the...

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Angela Merkel, followed by Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Want to get onto Forbes ’ annual 100 Most Powerful Women list? Better get yourself into one of these six categories, which is where all of this year’s candidates came from: billionaires, business, lifestyle, media, nonprofits, and politics. Candidates were ranked by money, traditional and social media influence, and...

More Than 500 Dead in Brazil Landslides, Floods

And the rain that caused them hasn't stopped

(Newser) - Torrential rains continued to pour down on Brazil’s Serrana region today, fueling floods and mudslides that have now killed at least 529 people—a total that’s expected to rise, as rescuers continue to uncover new bodies. “The rain did not stop at dawn and is continuing in...

Brazil's First Female President Sworn In

Dilma Rousseff faces challenge of living up to predecessor

(Newser) - Dilma Rousseff was sworn in as Brazil's first female president today, capping a rapid political trajectory for the career technocrat and former Marxist rebel who was imprisoned and tortured during the nation's long military dictatorship. Rousseff, 63, takes the helm of Latin America's largest nation, which has risen both financially...

Hu Jintao Unseats Obama on Forbes' Most Powerful List

And you can bet Forbes knew it would provoke headlines like this one

(Newser) - As if Barack Obama wasn’t having a bad enough week, Forbes has dropped him to No. 2 on its annual “Most Powerful People” list, citing his electoral defeat as a major reason. “It's quite a come-down for last year's most powerful person, who after enacting widespread reforms...

Brazil Elects First Woman President

Dilma Rousseff takes 56% in runoff vote

(Newser) - Brazil has elected its first woman president: Dilma Rousseff took the top slot after yesterday’s runoff election. The former energy secretary and chief of staff to president Luiz Inácio da Silva declared in her victory speech that her “mission is to eradicate poverty,” CNN reports. A...

Meet World's Next Most Powerful Woman
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Meet World's Next Most Powerful Woman

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's likely next president and former guerrilla

(Newser) - You might not have heard of her, but Dilma Rousseff is likely to be the most powerful woman in the world about a week from now. The stout 63-year-old ex-guerrilla and cancer survivor is poised to become Brazil's next president in elections next Sunday, reports the Independent, with a 50%-to-30%...

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