Politics

Israeli coalition crisis eases, making early election less likely

Israeli coalition crisis eases, making early election less likely

Published 19/11/2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition crisis eased on Monday when a coalition partner backed off a demand to be given the defense [more…]

From rugby to painting, China using global stage to diminish Taiwan

From rugby to painting, China using global stage to diminish Taiwan

Published 19/11/2018

TAIPEI (Reuters) - All Taiwan wanted to do was to host rugby teams from around the region for a series of matches. Instead, Chinese representatives [more…]

Former NYC mayor Bloomberg giving Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion for…

Former NYC mayor Bloomberg giving Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion for…

Published 18/11/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is giving $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for student financial aid [more…]

Goldman CEO ‘personally outraged’ by Malaysia’s 1MDB corruption…

Goldman CEO ‘personally outraged’ by Malaysia’s 1MDB corruption…

Published 15/11/2018

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Officer David Solomon has told employees he is “personally outraged” that any of the bank’s officials would [more…]

Swedish parliament to vote on Moderate leader Kristersson as new PM…

Swedish parliament to vote on Moderate leader Kristersson as new PM…

Published 05/11/2018

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s parliament will vote next week on whether centre-right, Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson will become prime minister, the Speaker said on [more…]

A populist makes waves in Spain – and he’s proving popular

A populist makes waves in Spain – and he’s proving popular

Published 05/11/2018

MADRID (Reuters) - When Santiago Abascal stood up to address supporters in the conference room of a Barcelona hotel earlier this year, the far-right party [more…]

Sri Lanka speaker says won’t accept Rajapaksa as PM until he proves…

Sri Lanka speaker says won’t accept Rajapaksa as PM until he proves…

Published 05/11/2018

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s speaker of parliament said on Monday he would not accept a former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the new prime minister [more…]

Is the UK getting ready for an election? ‘I hope not,’ Hammond says

Is the UK getting ready for an election? ‘I hope not,’ Hammond says

Published 30/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday that he hoped his budget was not an attempt to prepare for another national [more…]

Sri Lanka’s political crisis triggers major economic concerns

Sri Lanka’s political crisis triggers major economic concerns

Published 30/10/2018

(The story is refiled to fix ‘triggers’ in headline.) By Shihar Aneez and Abhirup Roy COLOMBO/MUMBAI (Reuters) - A decision by Sri Lanka’s president to [more…]

German AfD members monitored by spy agency are now Bavarian lawmakers

German AfD members monitored by spy agency are now Bavarian lawmakers

Published 18/10/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Some members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bavaria who are under surveillance for alleged links to extremist groups [more…]