JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Jacob Zuma is considering offering to step down next year, at least 12 months before his term as South African president ends, under a deal with opponents in his ruling party that would see Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan leave office now, two senior party sources said.
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union yesterday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc’s cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown.
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – El Salvador’s Congress yesterday approved a law prohibiting all metal mining projects in a bid to protect the poor Central American country’s environment and natural resources.
ROME (Reuters) – A rubber boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean and the presumed sole survivor – a 16-year-old Gambian boy – told rescuers he believed all other passengers drowned, the International Migration Organization (IOM) said yesterday.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Wednesday that U.N. peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are aiding a government that is “corrupt and preys on its citizens.”
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has dived into a spirited debate about graffiti in Brazil’s biggest city, drawing a pointed response yesteresday from Sao Paulo’s mayor, who called the company “opportunist” and challenged it to make a public donation.
WASHINGTON (Reu-ters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question US support for an international deal to fight global warming.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – The top six of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party have approved the removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, ANN7 television reported on Tuesday, citing sources.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA (Reuters) – A Florida man killed his girlfriend and wounded five others, including her two young sons and a high school student during a shooting spree with an AK-47 rifle yesterday, police said.
TURBACO, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When fighting in Colombia forced Everlides Almanza to abandon her farm, she ended up in a slum near the coastal city of Cartagena where with only some plastic tarpaulin to shelter her, she longed for a new home.
CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Venezuela yesterday called for the suspension of an Organization of American States meeting intended to air regional concerns over the OPEC nation’s economic crisis and democratic standards.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said yesterday it had ordered three more food processing facilities to suspend production amid an investigation into alleged corruption of inspectors and unsanitary conditions in the world’s biggest meat producer.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union should consider restricting visas for senior officials from African and other states which refuse to take back illegal immigrants from Europe, Germany’s interior minister said yesterday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed yesterday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign.
MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, Russia, (Reuters) – Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia yesterday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.