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Australia’s ruling coalition loses 50th straight Newspoll

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative government is heading for defeat in a looming election, a widely watched opinion poll showed…

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Brazil vice president calls on Bolsonaro to rein in sons

FILE PHOTO: Flavio Bolsonaro (L) and Carlos Bolsonaro, sons of the Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (not pictured) are seen before…

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New Lebanese government to prepare statement on policy goals

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri speaks after the announcement of the new government at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon…

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UAE’s Noor Capital says it bought 3 tonnes of gold from Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi investment firm Noor Capital said on Friday that it bought 3 tonnes of gold on…

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Hungary’s Jobbik party says might disband after second audit fine

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s largest opposition party, Jobbik, has been pushed to the brink of insolvency by a second monster…

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India government steps up rural funding, cuts tax in pre-election budget

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Hindu nationalist-led government pledged 750 billion rupees ($10.56 billion) to support farm incomes and reduced…

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India government steps up rural funding in last budget before election, deficit rises

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Hindu nationalist-led government poured extra money into support for farmers and a rural jobs program,…

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India PM Modi looks to budget on Friday to shore up political base

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is expected to try and shore up its political support…

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Looking for friends, Sudan’s Bashir reopens Eritrea border

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, apparently searching for regional friends amid weeks of protests against his 30-year rule,…

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Lebanon announces formation of government

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri meet ahead of a new government announcement at the presidential palace…