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Spain's Sanchez seeks backing to remain in power

Spain's Sanchez seeks backing to remain in power

Spain's outgoing socialist prime minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday outlined a government programme with a boost in social spending in the hope of persuading the far-left to help him back into power amid tough negotiations.Sanchez, currently caretaker premier a

Expelled German ambassador returns to Venezuela

Expelled German ambassador returns to Venezuela

Germany's ambassador to Venezuela has returned after being expelled by President Nicolas Maduro's government in March over Berlin's backing of opposition leader Juan Guaido's claim to the presidency, the German embassy said on Monday.Daniel Kriener arrived

US mistrust on the rise, with government seen as worst: poll

US mistrust on the rise, with government seen as worst: poll

Americans distrust the news media, but see government and political leaders as even more untrustworthy, a survey showed Monday.The Pew Research Center found 69 percent of Americans say the federal government intentionally withholds important information from t

Democrats, White House near deal to raise debt ceiling

Democrats, White House near deal to raise debt ceiling

US Democrats have nearly reached a deal with the Trump administration to raise the debt ceiling, allowing the government to borrow more money and avoid a disastrous default, sources close to the negotiations said Monday.The "near-final agreement" would suspe