Politics

Spanish prime minister moderately optimistic about economic recovery

Spanish prime minister moderately optimistic about economic recovery

Published 01/09/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday he was moderately optimistic about the country’s economic recovery from its worst downturn on [more…]

Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, moved a step closer to becoming the next premier after the ruling party decided on Tuesday [more…]

Japan’s Kishida says can show strength in economic, foreign policy fields

Japan’s Kishida says can show strength in economic, foreign policy fields

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese ruling party heavyweight Fumio Kishida, who has declared his candidacy for the party leadership, said on Tuesday he can show strength [more…]

Japan’s next premier to find pandemic eroding job market gains made by ‘Abenomics’

Japan’s next premier to find pandemic eroding job market gains made by ‘Abenomics’

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Whoever succeeds Shinzo Abe as Japan’s prime minister will be confronted with growing signs that the job market is deteriorating in an [more…]

Heads of Hungary’s top arts university quit amid fears of state control

Heads of Hungary’s top arts university quit amid fears of state control

Published 31/08/2020

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The management of Hungary’s prestigious University of Theatre and Film Arts resigned on Monday in protest over the imposition of a government-appointed [more…]

Comedian mocks Zimbabwe’s government, despite fear of reprisal

Comedian mocks Zimbabwe’s government, despite fear of reprisal

Published 21/08/2020

HARARE (Reuters) - Victor Mpofu is using satire to shine a light on Zimbabwe’s political problems, reaching a growing audience despite living in fear of [more…]

Trump says he is considering pardon for leaker Edward Snowden

Trump says he is considering pardon for leaker Edward Snowden

Published 17/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a pardon for Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor [more…]

Paws for reflection: British Foreign Office cat heads for retirement

Paws for reflection: British Foreign Office cat heads for retirement

Published 07/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Palmerston, the cat who has lived at the Foreign Office for four and a half years, will trade in his London residence [more…]

Saudi King Salman, 84, admitted to hospital

Saudi King Salman, 84, admitted to hospital

Published 20/07/2020

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the [more…]

Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Tokyo governor says

Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Tokyo governor says

Published 13/07/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, often floated as a future Japanese premier, said on Monday the Olympics must go ahead next year as [more…]