JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – A judge threw out corruption charges against South African opposition firebrand Julius Malema today, a ruling hailed as a major victory by the vocal critic of President Jacob Zuma.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several US politicians sharply criticized the Obama administration yesterday over an annual global report on human trafficking in response to a Reuters article chronicling how senior US diplomats had watered down rankings of more than a dozen strategically important countries.
(Reuters) – UN sanctions experts have accused British company Soma Oil and Gas of making large payments to Somalia’s oil ministry that created a “serious conflict of interest,” some of which appeared to have been used to pay off senior officials.
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan authorities warned yesterday that diseases might break out in the eastern city of Benghazi due to imported meat left rotting for months in containers at the city’s closed commercial port.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Disapproval of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet reached an historic high of 70 per cent in July, as her government scaled back its reform program and struggled with a sluggish economy, an opinion poll showed yesterday.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – The United Nations 193-member states agreed yesterday on an agenda for the world’s sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday called a parliamentary election for Oct. 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power.
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece may seek 24 billion euros in a first tranche of bailout aid from international lenders in August to prop up its banks and repay debts falling due at the ECB, a pro-government Greek newspaper said in its early Sunday editions.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported yesterday.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN(Reuters) – The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released yesterday amid reports his predecessor’s family members opposed his selection.
ADEN, YEMEN (Reuters) – Yemeni vice president Khaled Bahah arrived in the southern port city of Aden yesterday, the most senior official from Yemen’s exiled government to visit since local fighters drove out the Iranian-backed Houthis.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and its allies launched 19 air strikes in Iraq and 11 in Syria on Friday in the coalition campaign against Islamic State militants, the US military said yesterday.