WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the US electoral system, a senior US official said on Friday.
SEOUL (Reuters) – Protestors demanding that South Korean President Park Geun-hye step down marched yesterday for a seventh straight weekend, a day after parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach her and put the fate of her presidency in the hands of a nine-judge court.
Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow said yesterday that outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh had no authority to reject the results of the December 1 election, while the United Nations and African Union piled pressure on Jammeh to step aside.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian government on Friday reached a deal with eight of the 10 provinces to introduce a landmark national carbon price, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says will help Canada meet its international climate change obligations.
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Royalty, presidents, prime ministers and spiritual leaders joined hands with Nobel peace prize winners yesterday in the fight for child rights, saying they wanted to “globalise compassion for children” in a world which has forgotten to care.
ACCRA, (Reuters) – Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won Ghana’s national election, becoming president elect at the third attempt and cementing the country’s reputation as a standard bearer of democracy in a region that has been blighted by civil wars and coups.
AMSTERDAM, (Reuters) – Judges yesterday convicted Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders of discrimination against Moroccans but levied no punishment in a ruling that could influence elections just three months away.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – A former director of Brazilian engineering firm Odebrecht SA told prosecutors that the company made several illegal contributions to politicians from the ruling PMDB party including President Michel Temer, according to a report aired last night by Globo TV.
BATON ROUGE, La, (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump yesterday pledged to stop companies from abusing the visa process for foreign workers in a way that undermines the labour market for Americans.
SEOUL, (Reuters) – South Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country’s first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi handpicked a trusted bureaucrat, little known outside India’s financial circles, to spearhead a radical move to abolish 86 percent of the country’s cash overnight and take aim at the huge shadow economy.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who came to power promising to run an open and ethical government, is embroiled in allegations over political fund raisers that could tarnish his image as a youthful reformer.