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Pedro Sanchez, tenacious survivor of Spanish politics

Pedro Sanchez, tenacious survivor of Spanish politics

A former basketball player, Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez who was confirmed by parliament Tuesday as prime minister for another term is a tenacious risk-taker who has survived a rollercoaster political career.He had hoped to boost his party's standi

Zoran Milanovic, Croatia's comeback politician

Zoran Milanovic, Croatia's comeback politician

Zoran Milanovic, Croatia's former leftist prime minister who was elected the country's new president Sunday, is an experienced politician who made a comeback after being absent from politics for three years.While intelligent and articulate, the 53-year-old i

Lebanon PM-designate vows expert govt but faces protests

Lebanon PM-designate vows expert govt but faces protests

Lebanon's premier-designate Hassan Diab vowed Friday to form a government of non-political experts to lead the protest-hit country back from the verge of economic collapse.But Lebanon's sectarian politics flared again as Sunni protesters rallied and blockade

Peru's Fujimori in political pause ahead of new court hearing

Peru's Fujimori in political pause ahead of new court hearing

Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, released last month after more than a year in pre-trial custody, announced Wednesday she would take a break from politics, before a new detention hearing in her corruption case.Fujimori, 44, is accused of accepting $1