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Germany's SPD leaders nominate Schulz as chancellor candidate – sources

BERLIN: Leaders of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Sunday unanimously nominated former European Parliament President Martin Schulz to run against conservative Angela Merkel in a national election in September, sources familiar with the decision said. The decision is to be formalised at a special party conference to be held on March 19, the sources… Read More »

Italy arrests four suspected leaders of human trafficking and prostitution ring

ROME: Italian police on Wednesday arrested four men accused of being the leaders of a human trafficking ring which smuggled people from Africa to Europe and forced women into the sex trade upon arrival in Italy. Another two men were arrested on suspicion of financially supporting the network and selling illegal drugs. The group, which… Read More »

Leaders pay tribute to Fidel Castro, but critics scathing of 'tyrant'

REUTERS: World leaders paid tribute on Saturday (Nov 26) to Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States, but in death just as in life he divided opinion, and critics labelled him a “tyrant”. Castro died on Friday aged 90, his younger brother and successor… Read More »

Kenyans tell leaders of frustration over delays tackling land corruption

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A prominent Kenyan industrialist offered to hire 100,000 people to help the government tackle corruption in the land sector at a summit on Monday, as others called for faster action to issue title deeds and reclaim irregularly-issued public land. Hundreds of politicians and experts attended a red carpet breakfast at… Read More »

Kerry tells South Sudan leaders to stick to peace deal or face sanctions

NAIROBI: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s leaders to “get the job done” by fully implementing a peace deal or face a U.N. arms embargo and sanctions. His warning followed meetings in Nairobi on Monday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and foreign ministers from Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan to discuss… Read More »

North American leaders strike climate change deal

OTTAWA: Canada, the United States and Mexico announced a new clean energy and climate deal on Wednesday (Jun 29) that pledges to produce 50 per cent of their nations’ electricity from clean energy sources by 2025.  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto spoke at a joint… Read More »