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Pedro Sanchez, riding Spain's rollercoaster politics

Pedro Sanchez, riding Spain's rollercoaster politics

A year after his surprise climb to the post of prime minister, Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday failed to secure the support of other parties to stay on in the role, in the latest turn in a rollercoaster political career.The 47-year-old led S

Family releases name of Australian woman detained in Iran

Family releases name of Australian woman detained in Iran

One of three Australians recently revealed to be detained in Iran was identified by her family on Saturday as a Melbourne University lecturer.Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who specialises in Middle Eastern politics with a focus on Gulf states, has been held fo

French rightwing power broker jailed for tax fraud

French rightwing power broker jailed for tax fraud

A French court on Friday jailed a rightwing power broker who has dominated politics in a wealthy suburb of Paris for decades, after convicting him of hiding millions of euros' worth of assets from the tax authorities.The sentence handed down by a Paris court

French right-wing power broker jailed in fraud trial

French right-wing power broker jailed in fraud trial

A French court on Friday jailed for four years a right-wing power broker who for decades along with his wife dominated politics in a wealthy suburb of Paris on charges of hiding millions of euros worth of assets from the tax authorities.The Paris tribunal conv

AMLO's Mexico: a glossary

AMLO's Mexico: a glossary

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is reshaping the language of politics in Mexico with his colorful, folksy take on Spanish. Here is a glossary of key terms to understand the man known as "AMLO" and his opponents.- AMLO -Short for Andres Manuel Lopez Obr

AMLO reshapes Mexico's language along with its politics

AMLO reshapes Mexico's language along with its politics

The jury is still out on whether President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will "transform" Mexico as he has promised. One thing is sure, though: he is reshaping its language.Elected last year in a surge of anti-establishment disgust, the folksy populist has eli