German parties aim to present coalition deal next week

By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) -The three parties trying to form Germany’s next government have made progress in negotiations and aim to present a coalition agreement next week, senior party officials said on Tuesday. The centre-left Social Democrats...

European Parliament demands freeze of EU recovery money for Poland

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The main political groups in the European Parliament have written jointly to the European Commission, demanding it freeze billions of euros in recovery money for Poland until Warsaw respects the rule of law and the primacy of EU law. In a...

Argentina’s Peronists on the ropes after bruising midterm defeat

By Hugh Bronstein and Nicolás Misculin BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -Argentina’s ruling Peronist party was reeling on Sunday after a midterm vote that saw its center-left coalition lose its majority in Congress for the first time in almost 40 years and taste defeat in...

Kuwait’s emir grants pardons and reduced sentences to dissidents

By Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT (Reuters) – Kuwait’s emir issued two decrees on Saturday granting pardons and reduced sentences to 35 dissidents, meeting a key demand of opposition lawmakers locked in a months-long standoff with the government. Emir Sheikh Nawaf...