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U.N. identifies 41 Burundi, Gabon troops accused of abuse in C.Africa | Reuters

Updated : Dec 06, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.N. identifies 41 Burundi, Gabon troops accused of abuse in C.Africa | Reuters

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS An internal United Nations inquiry has identified 25 peacekeepers from Burundi and 16 from Gabon accused of sexual abuse and exploitation in the Central African Republic in 2014 and 2015, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday. "Responsibility for further investigations lies with Burundi and Gabon," Dujarric said, adding that the U.N #Economy #Business #France #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #lifestyle
Demonetisation seals RBI rate cut deal, but that will not reboot a battered economy

Updated : Dec 05, 2016

By : Dinesh Unnikrishnan

Category : India

Demonetisation seals RBI rate cut deal, but that will not reboot a battered economy

Will an RBI rate cut make any major difference at this stage to aid growth? It is doubtful for a few reasons. #Economy #Manmohan Singh #GDP #InMyOpinion #Repo #Demonetisation #Urjit Patel #RBI rate cut #DBS Bank #MPC
Nine dead, many missing, in California party fire | Reuters

Updated : Dec 03, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Nine dead, many missing, in California party fire | Reuters

By Peter Henderson | OAKLAND, Calif. #Economy #India #Business #Middle East #Fire #Entertainment #city
'It took 20-25 years for US to go cashless, but that's not an excuse to wait'

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : Rajesh Pandathil

Category : Business

'It took 20-25 years for US to go cashless, but that's not an excuse to wait'

In the US, it was a 20-25 year journey. But that is not an excuse to wait to begin, says Jack Ringquist, global leader, consumer products, Deloitte #Economy #PayPal #Credit card #USA #GST #Debit cards #Consumer Behaviour #cashless economy #Jack Ringquist #switchover
Demonetisation: Small industrial units ready with cheques, but wary workers want cash

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : IndiaSpend

Category : Business

Demonetisation: Small industrial units ready with cheques, but wary workers want cash

IndiaSpend met numerous workers in the small-scale industrial units of Thane who were either reluctant to follow or ignorant of the Prime Minister’s exhortation to move to cashless transactions. #Economy #Business #Industry #CriticalPoint #Cash crunch #Demonetisation #note ban #currency ban
Namibia will stay in ICC - if United States joins, says president | Reuters

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Namibia will stay in ICC - if United States joins, says president | Reuters

By Claire Milhench | LONDON LONDON Namibia would remain a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) if the United States joined, Namibia's president Hage Geingob told Reuters in London on Thursday.Namibia said in March that it would withdraw from the ICC, which sits in The Hague and has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. #United States #Economy #India #Business #London #Middle East #Crime
France's Hollande says will not seek second presidential mandate | Reuters

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

France's Hollande says will not seek second presidential mandate | Reuters

PARIS French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he would not seek a second term in office in the presidential election in 2017, a surprise move that throws the selection of a Socialist candidate wide open. (Reporting By Brian Love and Ingrid Melander; Editing by Richard Balmforth) #Economy #France #Middle East #science #markets #Entertainment #article
Armed groups mobilise, exchange fire in tense Tripoli | Reuters

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Armed groups mobilise, exchange fire in tense Tripoli | Reuters

By Ahmed Elumami | TRIPOLI TRIPOLI Gunfire could be heard over Tripoli on Thursday as armed groups mobilised heavy weapons and took up positions in several parts of the Libyan capital. Militias that hold effective power across the city clash frequently, but the shooting was heavier than usual and tanks and armed convoys could be seen in some areas.The immediate cause of the latest violence was not clear.Tripoli is controlled by a patchwork of armed groups, some with a quasi official status #Economy #Business #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom
Ethnic cleansing going on in South Sudan  - U.N. commission | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Ethnic cleansing going on in South Sudan - U.N. commission | Reuters

By Tom Miles and Ed Cropley | GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG Ethnic cleansing is taking place in some areas of South Sudan and the stage is set for a repeat of the Rwandan genocide, the head of the U.N. commission of human rights in the country said on Thursday at the end of a 10-day visit."There is already a steady process of ethnic cleansing under way in several areas of South Sudan using starvation, gang rape and the burning of villages; everywhere we went across this country we heard villagers saying they are ready to shed blood to get their land back," Yasmin Sooka said in a statement."The stage is being set for a repeat of what happened in Rwanda and the international community is under an obligation to prevent it," she said, referring to Rwanda's 1994 genocide in which 800,000 people died.The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, strongly denied the U.N. allegations."There's no such thing in South Sudan #Economy #Middle East #Africa #Entertainment #Foreign policy
GDP: Expect bigger shock from note ban; PM Modi needs an exigency plan

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Dinesh Unnikrishnan

Category : Business

GDP: Expect bigger shock from note ban; PM Modi needs an exigency plan

It is time for PM Modi himself to take the lead to minimise the damage caused by one of the boldest reform measures initiated by him, the intention of which isn’t doubted even by his political opponents #Economy #GDP #Black money #Agriculture #manufacturing #Monsoon #Growth #GST #Consumption #Demonetisation #Rabi crop #ATMs #Prime Minister Narendra Modi