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  • Mali's foot-dragging traps peace mission in unending conflict

    8 Dec 2016 at 2:35am
    Debris is seen after an attack on UN offices at the airport in GaoBy Tim Cocks BAMAKO (Reuters) - Last week, the offices of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the desert city of Gao in northern Mali were flattened by a truck bomb. On Tuesday, just five suspected Islamist militants succeeded in freeing 93 inmates f...
     
  • South Korea parliament introduces bill to impeach Park; vote due Friday

    8 Dec 2016 at 2:32am
    South Korean President Park Geun-Hye speaks during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in SeoulBy Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's parliament introduced a bill on Thursday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, setting the stage for a historic vote to oust the embattled leader engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal. ...
     
  • Iraqi official: Anti-IS airstrike killed, wounded civilians

    8 Dec 2016 at 2:29am
    BAGHDAD (AP) ? Iraq's parliament speaker says an airstrike targeting an Islamic State-held town in western Iraq near the Syrian border has killed and wounded "dozens" of civilians.
     
  • Tunisian union reaches wage deal with government, cancels strike

    8 Dec 2016 at 2:24am
    Tunisia's powerful UGTT union has cancelled a planned public- sector general strike after reaching an agreement with the government on salary increases covering the next two years, officials said on Wednesday. The agreement reduces the prospect of...
     
  • If impeached, South Korean president's fate in hands of nine judges

    8 Dec 2016 at 2:22am
    By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - If South Korean President Park Geun-hye is impeached in parliament on Friday, she faces an uphill court battle to overturn the motion, experts say, even though the judges were all appointed by her and ...
     
  • Iran minister says in U.S. interest to stay committed to nuclear treaty

    8 Dec 2016 at 2:16am
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida attend a joint news conference in TokyoIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday it was in the interest of the United States to remain committed to a multilateral nuclear treaty. The U.S. Senate voted last week to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years, a...
     
  • Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

    8 Dec 2016 at 1:56am
    Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the government in Jakarta promised tons of emergency aid and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake ...
     
  • Trump taps China ambassador, consults Obama

    8 Dec 2016 at 1:49am
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad speaks to the press after meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on December 6, 2016President-elect Donald Trump selected a political ally with close ties to China as ambassador to Beijing, stressed his determination to create US jobs and revealed he consulted with Barack Obama on his cabinet picks. Trump antagonized China last w...
     
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