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Zambia's Scott becomes Africa's first white leader in 20 years

Oct 30, 2014

Zambia's Scott becomes Africa's first white leader in 20 years

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's Guy Scott became Africa's first white head of state in 20 years on Wednesday after the president, "King Cobra" Michael Sata, died in a London hospital aged 77. Scott, a Cambridge-educated economist born in Zambia to Scottish parents, had been Sata's vice president. #Business #Economy #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #Russia #Africa #President #Mexico #opinion
Uruguay's Vazquez in strong position in election runoff

Oct 28, 2014

Uruguay's Vazquez in strong position in election runoff

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Leftist ruling party candidate Tabare Vazquez is in a strong position to win Uruguay's presidential election race after taking a big lead in the first round of voting, official results showed on Monday. Vazquez, who was president in 2005-10 and is the ruling Broad Front's candidate again this time around, won 47.2 percent of votes in Sunday's election with returns counted from more than 99 percent of polling stations. Although he fell short of the 50 percent majority needed for an outright win, he had a bigger than expected lead over his closest rival, Luis Lacalle Pou of the center-right National Party #Economy #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate but wary of Russia

Oct 28, 2014

Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate but wary of Russia

KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and steer the country further out of Russia's orbit into Europe's mainstream. Poroshenko held preliminary power-sharing talks with Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Monday after their political groups led other pro-Western forces committed to democratic reforms in sweeping pro-Russian forces out of parliament. #Business #Economy #facebook #United States #Japan #Arabic #Argentina #Mexico #Ukraine
Rousseff win rattles Brazil markets, focus turns to economy

Oct 28, 2014

Rousseff win rattles Brazil markets, focus turns to economy

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff's narrow re-election victory met with cold reality on Monday as Brazil's financial markets tumbled on doubts that she can restore confidence in the economy and maintain political support in a sharply divided nation. #Economy #facebook #India #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia
Vietnam PM on India visit Economic ties tops agenda

Oct 27, 2014

Vietnam PM on India visit Economic ties tops agenda

Highlighting the growing closeness in their ties and the strategic nature of their relationship, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins his two-day state visit to India on Monday. #Economy #India #Defence #NewsTracker #Tourism #PM #Vietnam #Modi #economic ties #Nguyen Tan Dung
Japanese PM Abe's public support slumps in wake of resignations - poll

Oct 27, 2014

Japanese PM Abe's public support slumps in wake of resignations - poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Public approval of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government slumped after the resignation of two high-profile cabinet ministers last week, according to a poll published on Sunday, adding more pressure on Abe as he struggles to turn around the Japanese economy. Japan's biggest daily the Yomiuri surveyed 1,059 people by telephone on Friday and Saturday and found support for Abe's government had fallen to 53 percent from 62 percent in less than a month #Business #Economy #United States #India #Japan #climate change #Russia #Latin America #japanese
Ukraine votes in poll likely to elect pro-West assembly

Oct 26, 2014

Ukraine votes in poll likely to elect pro-West assembly

KIEV (Reuters) - War-weary Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election that is likely to install a pro-Western parliament and strengthen President Petro Poroshenko's mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but could fuel tension with Russia. People wrapped up warmly on a cold, clear day to vote in the first parliamentary poll since protests in the capital Kiev last winter forced Moscow-backed leader Viktor Yanukovich to flee and ushered in a pro-Europe leadership under Poroshenko #Business #Economy #facebook #India #Brazil #France #Arabic #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Ukraine #opinion
Protesters march against Renzi labour reforms in Rome

Oct 25, 2014

Protesters march against Renzi labour reforms in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - Demonstrators from across Italy filled the streets of Rome on Saturday to protest against labour market reforms which the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has made a cornerstone of its policy. Red flags bearing the logo of Italy's largest union, the CGIL, waved over town squares as thousands of people rallied behind the group's call for job creation and job security #Economy #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #France #Arabic #Government #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America
Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel

Oct 25, 2014

Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel

ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year. The violence prompted Egypt to declare a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai, where the violence took place, the state news agency reported. The attacks are a setback for the government, which had managed over the past few months to make some progress in the struggle against an Islamist militant insurgency in the Sinai as it focuses on trying to repair the economy #Economy #India #Japan #Technology #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
As Cuban economy stagnates, economists press for deeper reforms

Oct 25, 2014

As Cuban economy stagnates, economists press for deeper reforms

HAVANA (Reuters) - Some of Cuba's best-known economists are openly questioning the very core of the Soviet-style command economy and saying market reforms under way are too modest to boost weak growth. Emboldened by freer debate in the country, they are increasingly vocal in criticizing rigid instructions coming down from the top and the uneven management of policies across the economy, from banking to agriculture. Their influence on government policy-makers is difficult to gauge due to the secretive nature of the ruling Communist Party, but they clearly have been given leeway to call for changes. #Economy #facebook #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Argentina #Mexico #opinion