Brazil’s Temer makes concessions to survive in office

BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Michel Temer has made policy and spending concessions in an effort to survive a congressional vote on corruption charges today that has put his reform agenda at risk, analysts and political actors said.

Venezuela governors sworn in, showing opposition disunity

CARACAS,  (Reuters) – In another setback for Venezuela’s dispirited opposition, four of its five state governors broke with their coalition’s official stance on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody.

Rohingyas must go home but to safety, Bangladesh says

GENEVA,  (Reuters) – Bangladesh called on Myanmar yesterday to allow nearly 1 million Rohingya Muslim refugees to return home under safe conditions, saying that the burden had become “untenable” on its territory.

Transition to be agreed with Brexit trade deal

- UK’s PM May

LONDON,  (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled yesterday that any Brexit transition deal would be put together as part of a wider trade agreement – potentially stripping companies of the time they need to prepare to leave the European Union.

Macri’s coalition sweeps Argentina’s mid-term vote

BUENOS AIRES,  (Reuters) – Candidates allied with Argentine President Mauricio Macri enjoyed sweeping victories in yesterday’s mid-term election, strengthening his position in Congress while dimming prospects for a political comeback by his predecessor Cristina Fernandez.

U.S. senators seek answers on U.S. presence in Niger after ambush

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – U.S. senators said yesterday the White House has not been forthcoming with details about the military’s presence in Niger after the deaths of four soldiers there earlier this month and they want more answers on U.S.

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage -statement

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus GENEVA,  (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

Trump to release JFK files, subject to ‘further information’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy due for release next week.

US warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

(Reuters) – The US government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.

Malta offers 1M euro reward to find journalist’s killers

VALLETTA (Reuters) – Malta’s government said on Saturday it was offering a reward of 1 million euros ($1.2 million) for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the death of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Death of a blogger casts shadow over murky Malta

VALLETTA, (Reuters) – Daphne Caruana Galizia posted two items last Monday on her popular blog, one ridiculing Malta’s opposition leader for having rounded shoulders, the other denouncing a senior government official as a “crook”.