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 2018-01-23 00:05 

Reuters Africa

Hurry up, German conservative urges Social Democrats on coalition...

A leading member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has urged Social Democrats (SPD) to finish coalition talks within two to three weeks, warning that Germans were losing trust in democracy after months without a new government....

 2018-01-22 23:14 

Reuters Africa

Reuters reporters accused under Official Secrets Act due in Myanmar court...

Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar are due to appear in court on Tuesday, when a judge could review a bail request for the pair accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act....

 2018-01-22 19:32 

Reuters Africa

'Put Trump in his place' - nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential race...

Donald Trump's habit of slapping down Mexico is feeding nationalist sentiment in the country's presidential election campaign, prompting contenders to defy him and strengthening the hand of the frontrunner, who is courting the anti-establishment v...

 2018-01-22 19:23 

Reuters Africa

EU mulls new link between budget and civic rights...

The EU's justice commissioner is working on a proposal that could oblige member states such as Poland, which has clashed with Brussels over reforms to its courts, to pass tests on the independence of their judicial systems before receiving funding....

 2018-01-22 17:46 

Reuters Africa

Pakistani PM says 'committed' to seizing Islamist charities...

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said his government will push ahead with plans to seize control of charities run by an Islamist designated a terrorist by Washington, and warned the United States not to weaken Pakistan....

 2018-01-22 17:25 

Reuters Africa

U.S., EU discordant notes on Jerusalem underline Mideast policy rift...

In a fresh display of Western discord over Middle East peace efforts, the United States said on Monday its Israel embassy would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, while its European Union allies voiced support for East Jerusalem as capital of a Palesti...

 2018-01-22 17:17 

Reuters Africa

Maldives ex-leader claims Chinese land grabbing; government denies...

Exiled former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, who is fighting for the right to contest a presidential poll this year, said on Monday that land grabbing by China was threatening peace and stability in the Indian Ocean....

 2018-01-22 15:53 

Reuters Africa

Assange team hopes UK could declare him persona non grata...

Julian Assange and his advisers are preparing to try to use Ecuador's decision to grant him diplomatic status to force Britain to declare him persona non grata and expel him, a source close to Assange said....

 2018-01-22 15:07 

Reuters Africa

Pope defends in-flight wedding from conservative headwinds...

Pope Francis on Sunday defended his decision to marry a couple aboard a plane in Chile last week, responding to criticism by conservatives that it flew in the face of Church rules and set a bad precedent....

 2018-01-22 15:06 

Reuters Africa

Prize camels keep tradition alive in changing Saudi, but please no Botox!...

RUMAHIYA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Crowds of men watched from the bleachers, hooting when the beasts representing their own tribe loped down th...

 2018-01-22 14:43 

Reuters Africa

EU puts more North Koreans under sanctions over nuclear tests...

The European Union imposed travel bans and asset freezes on North Koreans accused of helping Pyongyang evade United Nations sanctions linked to the secretive country's nuclear and ballistic missile tests....

 2018-01-22 14:10 

Reuters Africa

United States needs to pay attention to 'treasured' relationship with Britain, Tillerson says...

The United States needs to pay attention to its...

 2018-01-22 14:03 

Reuters Africa

IMF cuts South Africa's growth forecast for next two years...

The International Monetary Fund cut South Africa's economic growth forecast for the next two years on Monday, citing rising political uncertainty that has dented investor confidence....

 2018-01-22 13:59 

Reuters Africa

Saudi-led air strike kills seven Yemenis - residents...

Saudi-led coalition aircraft on Monday struck a building in northern Yemen that housed a clinic, killing seven people, five of them children, residents said, the latest in a series of raids that have drawn international condemnation....

 2018-01-22 13:48 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's ANC debating Zuma's exit, no date agreed...

South Africa's ruling party discussed this week removing President Jacob Zuma as head of state but no decision or date for his departure was agreed, Secretary General Ace Magashule said on Monday....

 2018-01-22 13:47 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's ANC discussed Zuma's exit this week - secretary general...

South Africa's ruling party discussed this week removing President Jacob Zuma as head of state but no decision or date for his departure was agreed, Secretary General Ace Magashule said on Monday....

 2018-01-22 13:33 

Reuters Africa

Kenya central bank holds main lending rate at 10.0 pct - Reuters News...

Kenya's central bank held its benchmark lending rate at 10.0 percent on Monday, the bank's monetary policy committee said....

 2018-01-22 13:08 

Reuters Africa

Abbas wins EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem...

The European Union's foreign policy chief assured President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting in Brussels on Monday that the EU supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state....

 2018-01-22 12:58 

Reuters Africa

Ruthless South Africa take aim at series sweep against India...

South Africa have promised a ruthless approach as they seek to inflict an historic series sweep when they host India for the third and final test at The Wanderers in Johannesburg on Wednesday, says captain Faf du Plessis....

 2018-01-22 12:36 

Reuters Africa

Chung stuns Djokovic in Australian Open...

Six-times champion Novak Djokovic bowed out of the Australian Open in the fourth round as relentless South Korean Chung Hyeon ground him down to claim a stunning 7-6(4) 7-5 7-6(3) victory on Monday....

 2018-01-22 12:32 

Reuters Africa

France condemns Congolese security forces after six killed...

France on Monday blamed Congolese security forces for the shooting dead of at least six people and wounding of dozens during a protest against President Joseph Kabila organised by the Catholic Church....

 2018-01-22 11:07 

Reuters Africa

France says Iran not respecting U.N. text on ballistic missiles...

France's foreign minister accused Iran on Monday of not respecting part of a U.N. resolution that calls on Tehran to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads....

 2018-01-22 11:04 

Reuters Africa

Pence, in Jerusalem, says honoured to be in 'Israel's capital'...

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pointedly referred to Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Monday as he met the country's leader, further vexing Palestinians who have already snubbed his visit over a U.S. policy shift towards the holy city....

 2018-01-22 11:01 

Reuters Africa

Malaysian prosecutors to call final witnesses in Kim Jong Nam murder trial...

Malaysian prosecutors in the trial of two women accused of the poison murder of the North Korean leader's estranged half-brother will call their final witnesses in coming weeks as the defence zeroes in on the motive behind the sensational killing....

 2018-01-22 10:49 

Reuters Africa

Kenya fiscal deficit to fall to 6.0 pct of GDP in 2018/19 fiscal year...

Kenya's fiscal deficit is projected to fall to 7.2 percent of GDP in the financial year to the end of June, from 8.9 percent in the previous period, the Treasury said in a draft budget policy statement seen by Reuters on Monday....

 2018-01-22 10:46 

Reuters Africa

Rex Tillerson visits new U.S. embassy in London that Trump criticised...

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the new $1 billion (815.73 million) U.S. embassy in London on Monday, just days after his boss Donald Trump criticised the move to new diplomatic premises as part of a bad deal agreed by the administration of Barac...

 2018-01-22 10:38 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's Eskom approaches banks to borrow $1.7 billion...

South Africa's Eskom will ask local banks to reopen lending facilities that were suspended last year, its spokesman said on Monday, as the state utility seeks to drag itself out of a crisis that poses a risk to the country's financial stability....

 2018-01-22 10:31 

Reuters Africa

Manchester United simply had to go for Sanchez, says Irwin...

Players of the calibre of Alexis Sanchez do not become available very often so Manchester United had no choice but to make a move for the Arsenal forward, former Ireland defender Denis Irwin has said ahead of the Chilean's expected move to Old Traffor...

 2018-01-22 10:19 

Reuters Africa

Malaysia arrests two men linked to Islamic State over planned attacks...

Malaysia has arrested two men believed to have links with militant group Islamic State, including one who allegedly walked around its capital armed with a knife aiming to kill Buddhist monks, police said on Monday....

 2018-01-22 10:02 

Reuters Africa

Rescuers in rebel-held Syrian area accuse government of gas attack...

Rescue workers in a Syrian rebel-held enclave east of Damascus accused government forces of using chlorine gas during bombardment of the area on Monday, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 13 people had suffered suffocation....

 2018-01-22 09:57 

Reuters Africa

Halep beats pain, Osaka to reach quarter-finals...

World number one Simona Halep shook off a sleepless night racked with ankle pain to sweep past rising Japanese star Naomi Osaka and into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-2 victory on Monday....

 2018-01-22 09:50 

Reuters Africa

S.Africa utility Eskom's Eurobond up 1.4 cent as new board apppointed...

South African power utility Eskom's 2021 dollar-denominated Eurobond rose to 2-1/2-month high on Monday after a new board was appointed at the weekend....

 2018-01-22 09:00 

Reuters Africa

Federer makes light of day shift to ease into last eight...

Roger Federer was a strictly nocturnal beast throughout the first week of the Australian Open but proved just as effective with the sun on his back as he sauntered into the quarter-finals for the 14th time on Monday....

 2018-01-22 08:56 

Reuters Africa

VTB in talks to prolong Angola's $1.5 bln loan to 10 years...

Russia's VTB is in talks with Angola on changing the terms of, and extending, a $1.5 billion loan, the bank's Chief Executive Andrey Kostin told Reuters in an interview....

 2018-01-22 08:53 

Reuters Africa

Turkey says campaign against Kurdish YPG in Afrin will be swift...

Turkey shelled targets in northern Syria on Monday and said its three-day-old operation against Kurdish YPG fighters who control the Afrin region would be completed swiftly....

 2018-01-22 08:38 

Reuters Africa

Catalonia's Puigdemont arrives in Denmark without being detained...

Carles Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalonia, arrived on Monday in Denmark and left the airport without being detained, Reuters reporters said....

 2018-01-22 08:31 

Reuters Africa

S.Africa bourse may suspend trade in Steinhoff bonds over results delay...

South Africa's bourse said on Monday it may suspend trade in the bonds of retailer Steinhoff if the company's delayed financial results are not published before the end of February....

 2018-01-22 07:38 

Reuters Africa

Operation in Syria to have very limited impact on Turkish economy - Simsek...

Turkey's military operation against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin region will have a very limited impact on the Turkish economy and budget, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Monday....

 2018-01-22 07:29 

Reuters Africa

Lonmin reports 65 percent fall in 2017 profit on higher costs...

Platinum miner Lonmin reported a 65 percent drop in 2017 profit on Monday citing higher costs and subdued commodity prices but reiterated its 2018 targets....

 2018-01-22 07:28 

Reuters Africa

Steinhoff to place shares in PSG Group worth around $620 million...

South African retailer Steinhoff plans to sell about 7.5 billion rand ($620 million) of shares in investment firm PSG Group as it scrambles to plug a liquidity gap after it disclosed...

 2018-01-22 07:23 

Reuters Africa

Grateful Obafemi keen to kick on after Southampton debut...

Southampton forward Michael Obafemi is eager to kick on after becoming the first player born after the year 2000 to feature for the club in a Premier League match....

 2018-01-22 07:18 

Reuters Africa

Messi, Suarez lead Barca romp, Real crush Deportivo...

Barcelona rode further away from their crumbling title rivals on Sunday as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored twice each in a 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis which opened up an 11-point gap at the top of the La Liga standings....

 2018-01-22 07:15 

Reuters Africa

Ethiopia leader rejects call for World Bank arbitration in dam dispute...

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has rejected a call by Egypt for World Bank arbitration in a dispute over a hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is building along its share of the Nile....

 2018-01-22 07:07 

Reuters Africa

Tunisia forces kill the new leader of local branch of al-Qaeda...

Tunisia special forces killed a local leader in al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) during an operation in which a top aide to the group's leader died, the interior ministry said on Sunday....

 2018-01-22 07:07 

Reuters Africa

Congolese security forces kill six while dispersing anti-Kabila protest...

Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and wounded dozens more as they fired tear gas to disperse a protest against President Joseph Kabila organised by the Catholic Church on Sunday, a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country said....

 2018-01-22 07:05 

Reuters Africa

Nigeria's central bank says won't hold interest rate meeting, rate to be held at 14 pct...

Nigeria's central bank said on Monday a key interest rate setting meeting intended for January 22-23 will not be held due to an inability to form a quorum, adding that the benchmark rate will be maintained at 14 percent....

 2018-01-22 07:02 

Reuters Africa

South African rand hits fresh 2-1/2 year high, government bonds firm...

South Africa's rand hit a fresh two-and-a-half year high in early trade on Monday, extending a rally driven by optimism about the prospects for change under the new leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC)....

 2018-01-22 06:43 

Reuters Africa

Protesters greet North Korean Olympic delegation touring Seoul...

Small but vocal groups of South Korean demonstrators on Monday protested North Korea's participation in next month's Winter Olympics, as a delegation of North Korean officials led by star singer Hyon Song-wol visited Seoul and inspected Games'...

 2018-01-22 06:36 

Reuters Africa

Bangladesh says Rohingya return to Myanmar is delayed...

Bangladesh said that the repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees to Myanmar will not happen on Tuesday as planned because arrangements were incomplete....

 2018-01-22 06:07 

Reuters Africa

U.S. government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms...

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will wake up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration....

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