Argentina’s Fernandez charged with treason, arrest sought

BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – A federal judge in Argentina indicted former President Cristina Fernandez for treason and asked for her arrest for allegedly covering up Iran’s possible role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people, a court ruling said.

Venezuela inflation reaches quadruple digits, hitting 1,369 pct

CARACAS, (Reuters) – Crisis-stricken Venezuela’s inflation rate reached quadruple digits for the first time, according to figures released by the opposition-led Congress, which show consumer prices rising by 1,369 percent between January and November.

OAS may request new Honduras election to correct ‘irregularities’

TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) – The Organization of American States (OAS) said  yesterday it may call for new Honduran elections if any “irregularities” undermine the credibility of results in last month’s disputed vote that has sparked a crisis in the Central American nation.

Ex-president Saleh dead after switching sides in Yemen’s civil war

SANAA/DUBAI, (Reuters) – Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a roadside attack yesterday after switching sides in Yemen’s civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favour of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said.

OAS refuses to back Honduran results after vote count chaos

TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) – The Organization of American States yesterday said it could not be sure Honduras’ president won a second term in an election last week, citing irregularities and errors in the process and calling for a recount of nearly a third of the votes.

Irish border row thwarts May bid to clinch Brexit trade deal

BRUSSELS,  (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May failed to clinch a deal yesterday to open talks on post-Brexit free trade with the European Union after a tentative deal with Dublin to keep EU rules in Northern Ireland angered her allies in Belfast.

U.S. top court lets Trump’s latest travel ban go into full effect

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

Malta police arrest 10 suspects in murder of blogger, PM says

Daphne Caruana Galizia   VALLETTA, (Reuters) – Maltese police have arrested 10 suspects in the murder of anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, the country’s prime minister said today, almost two months after she was killed when her car was blown up.

Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns yesterday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into “peril” by commenting on the probe.

Yemen’s Saleh says ready for ‘new page’ with Saudi-led coalition

ADEN (Reuters) – Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he was ready for a “new page” in ties with the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen if it stopped attacks on his country, in a move that could pave the way to end nearly three years of war.

US Senate approves major tax cuts in victory for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Senate narrowly approved a tax overhaul on Saturday, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump a big step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offering everyday Americans a mixed bag of changes.