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U.S. tariffs, China trade tensions overshadow G20 finance meeting

Argentina’s Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne and Germany’s Finance Minister Olaf Scholz leave a news conference during the 2018 G20 Conference entitled “The G20 Agenda Under the Argentine Presidency”, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 18, 2018. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian March 19, 2018 By David Lawder and Luc Cohen BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Worries about the potential for […]

Trump to visit Peru, Colombia in April

U.S. President Donald Trump gives out pens he used to sign presidential proclamations placing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to workers from the steel and aluminum industries at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis March 10, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will travel to the […]

U.N. says Russia’s eastern Ghouta aid plan not enough

Smoke rises from the besieged Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria. REUTERS/ Bassam Khabieh March 1, 2018 By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – A Russian plan for a five-hour pause in fighting in Syria’s eastern Ghouta needs to be expanded to allow aid deliveries to enter and civilians and medical cases to leave, […]

Brazil’s Temer says he will not run in October presidential election

Brazil’s President Michel Temer arrives to the Military Defense Council meeting in Brasilia, Brazil February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado February 23, 2018 BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Michel Temer said on Friday that he will not run in the October 7 election and denied that a federal security intervention in Rio de Janeiro […]

Iranian president pledges to stick to nuclear deal commitments

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad, India, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui February 17, 2018 NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 international nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear […]

South African police raid Gupta home, ANC to sack Zuma via parliament

Police raid the home of the Gupta family, friends of President Jacob Zuma, in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/James Oatway February 14, 2018 By Ed Cropley and Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s ANC unveiled plans on Wednesday to sack President Jacob Zuma via a parliamentary no-confidence vote, hours after armed police […]

Activist files contempt of court case against Kenya government over TV closures

Kenyan activist Okiya Omtatah files a lawsuit seeking the arrest of two Kenyan ministers and a senior official for contempt of court after the government ignored a court order to reopen three television channels shut down over their political coverage, at the Milimani Court in Nairobi, Kenya, February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner February 5, 2018 […]

Lebanon’s Aoun urges stability after street protests

Lebanese President Michel Aoun speaks during a meeting in Rome, Italy, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile January 30, 2018 BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Tuesday called on leaders to assume their responsibility in protecting the country’s stability and security after a political row involving his son-in-law triggered street protests. Supporters of Parliament […]

Pro-Russian president, academic challenger face off in tight Czech presidential vote

Incumbent president Milos Zeman casts his vote as his wife Ivana watches at a polling station during the second round of the presidential election in Prague, Czech Republic January 26, 2018. REUTERS/David W Cerny January 27, 2018 By Robert Muller PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czechs wrapped up voting on Saturday in a presidential election run-off where […]

Swiss marchers protest against Trump, break through Davos security cordon

People attend an Anti-Trump demonstration to protest U.S. President’s coming to the World Economic Forum of Davos, in Geneva, Switzerland January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy January 24, 2018 By Michael Shields and Fedja Grulovic ZURICH/DAVOS (Reuters) – Anti-capitalists marched through Swiss cities on Tuesday to protest a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to […]