Argentina’s Peronists on the ropes after bruising midterm defeat

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

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...

Spain becomes first EU country to seek disbursement of recovery funds

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain has officially asked the European Union for the first instalment of 10 billion euros ($11.5 billion) of recovery funds, becoming the first member state to do so, the Budget Ministry said on Friday. The southern European nation received a...