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Image : Fresh protest pushes defiant S. Korea president to resign

Fresh protest pushes defiant S. Korea president to resign

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 19,2016

Up to half-a-million protestors were expected to take to the streets of Seoul on Saturday for the fourth week in a row, demanding President Park Geun-Hye resign over a corruption scandal. The weekly mass demonstrations -- among the largest seen in

Image : Rajoy, the under-estimated survivor who wore his rivals down

Rajoy, the under-estimated survivor who wore his rivals down

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 30,2016

Spain's conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won back power Saturday, at the age of 61, after a war of attrition against younger rivals who under-estimated his resistance after 35 years in politics. Just like in 2005 when he emerged from a

Image : 2 suicide bombers die in blasts near market in Nigerian city

2 suicide bombers die in blasts near market in Nigerian city

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 11,2016

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Two suicide bombers died when they exploded Sunday in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, injuring 17 people, rescue officials said.

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UN counts on Trump to combat climate change, advance rights: Ban

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UN counts on Trump to combat climate change, advance rights: Ban

Marrakech (Morocco) (AFP) - The UN's climate chief on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump, who has called global warming a hoax and threatened to "cancel" the climate-rescue Paris Agreement, on his victory in the US presidential election.

"We look forward to engaging with his administration to take the climate action agenda forward for the benefit of the peoples of the globe," Patricia Espinosa said in a statement.

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Second phase of bank restructuring process kicks off

Vietnamese commercial banks have started the second phase (2016-2020) of restructuring which sets higher requirements in settling existing problems and improving competitiveness. The most outstanding outcome of the first phase of restructuring is the establishment of a series of new names formed up by merger and acquisition (M&A). The Vietnam Construction Bank and GP Bank, which were bought by the State Bank at zero dong, have changed their brand identification. TP Bank, with new owners,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

France's scandal-hit Fillon says 'leave my wife out' of election

Paris (AFP) - French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon on Sunday hit back at allegations he paid his wife 500,000 euros ($540,000) for a suspected fake job, telling a packed rally his critics should "leave my wife out" of the election."If someone wants to attack me they should attack me straight on, but leave my wife out of this political debate," Fillon, a conservative who has been leading the presidential race so far, told thousands of cheering supporters, watched by his Welsh-born wife… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

As Syrian deaths mount, world's 'responsibility to protect' takes a hit: experts

By Tom EsslemontLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are battered by air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, what has happened to the world's responsibility to protect populations under threat?The Geneva Conventions and the United Nations Security Council were established after World War Two to maintain peace and protect people in conflict zones.But a 21st-century U.N. doctrine called Responsibility To Protect (R2P), set up by the world body's… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Italy's Renzi next to be swept aside by 2016 populist wave?

Rome (AFP) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi heads into a career-defining constitutional referendum this weekend hoping a last-minute turnaround in voter sentiment will help him hold on to power.The latest polls point to a defeat for the centre-left leader's proposals to streamline parliament -- an outcome that would cast him as the next victim of the populism that has buffeted global politics in 2016.After Britain's vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump's presidential triumph in the United… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Thai retail giant Big C coughs up $22 mln in tax arrears

When the tax man tells you to pay, you pay. Big C Vietnam, currently controlled by Thailand’s retail giant Central Group, has paid VND500 billion ($22 million) to fulfill its capital gains tax obligations, state media cited an official from the Finance Ministry as saying. The group had a tax bill of VND2 trillion, so it still owes VND1.5 trillion in taxes, said the ministry. “Big C has pledged to pay the rest before August 31.” said the official, adding it took time to transfer the funds from… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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