BERLIN, (Reuters) – Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party agreed yesterday to pursue a “grand coalition” with the Social Democrats (SPD) to break the political deadlock in Europe’s biggest economy.
EGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, a center-right U.S. ally, cited multiple exit polls yesterday to declare himself victorious in a bid for a second term in the Central American nation, despite the opposition saying it was winning.
KATHMANDU, (Reuters) – A state-owned Nepali power company will develop the Himalayan country’s biggest hydroelectric plant after the government scrapped a deal with a Chinese company, a government official said yesterday.
JAKARTA, (Reuters) – Implicated in five corruption scandals since the 1990s but never convicted, the speaker of Indonesia’s parliament Setya Novanto is a political survivor.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Representative John Conyers is stepping down as senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement yesterday.
NEW DELHI/ KOCHI, India (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court will begin hearing a case on Monday that prosecutors say shows how Islamic State sympathisers are using “Love Jihad” – marrying Hindu women and converting them to Islam – to win recruits and spread their message.
HARARE (Reuters) – Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, among those detained by the military before Robert Mugabe resigned as president, was charged on Saturday with corruption, including trying to defraud the central bank in 2004.
PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday unveiled measures aimed at educating the public and schoolchildren about sexism and violence against women and improving police support for victims.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Michel Temer is well after a surgical procedure he underwent on Friday to clear three coronary arteries, a doctor told a news conference on Saturday.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s government on Saturday called on the army to help clear a sit-in by Islamist hard-liners blockading the capital after police clashed with activists and religious protests spread to other cities.
GENEVA/SANAA (Reuters) – Humanitarian aid workers and medical supplies began arriving in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday, UN officials said, after the easing of a nearly three-week military blockade that sparked an international outcry.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday that he would not accept Iran-backed Hezbollah’s positions that “affect our Arab brothers or target the security and stability of their countries”, a statement from his press office said.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Elections organized by the Kurdish-led authorities of northern Syria will be held on Dec.
DAKAR, (Reuters) – Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara called on the International Criminal Court on Saturday to indict criminals who are selling black African migrants in Libyan slave markets.
MCAIRO, (Reuters) – Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai yesterday, detonating a bomb and gunning down fleeing worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt’s modern history, state media and witnesses said.
HARARE, (Reuters) – New President Emmerson Mnangagwa laid out a grand vision yesterday to revitalise Zimbabwe’s ravaged economy and vowed to rule on behalf of all the country’s citizens.
LIMA, (Reuters) – The Peruvian attorney general’s office accused former president Alejandro Toledo yesterday of taking bribes from Brazilian construction firm Camargo Correa SA in exchange for a lucrative highway contract during his 2001-2006 term.
LUANDA/LONDON, (Reuters) – On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola’s first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.
CALGARY, Alberta, (Reuters) – Low oil and gas prices have spurred an exodus on foreign oil companies from Canada’s energy sector over the last year.
HARARE, (Reuters) – Emmerson Mnangagwa will cap a stunning political comeback when he is sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president on Friday, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States yesterday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population “ethnic cleansing” and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it called “horrendous atrocities.” “The situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya,” U.S.
HARARE, (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare yesterday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe’s removal as president after nearly four decades in power.
BOGOTA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With thousands left homeless by hurricanes in Caribbean island farming and fishing communities, international donors have pledged more than US$2 billion to support rebuilding efforts.
KAMPALA, (Reuters) – Uganda on Wednesday denied its foreign minister had engaged in corrupt activities with a Hong Kong man who has been charged with bribery and other violations by U.S.
THE HAGUE, (Reuters) – A U.N. tribunal yesterday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a “Greater Serbia”, and jailed him for life.