Daily Archive: February 7, 2017

Feb
07

South Africa’s Zuma to deploy 400 soldiers at state address

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has authorized more than 400 soldiers to join the security team at his annual state of the nation speech this week, drawing outrage from opponents who called it “militarization”.

Feb
07

More violence, arrests in Paris suburbs overnight: police

PARIS (Reuters) – French police arrested a dozen people in a fourth straight night of confrontation with youths in suburbs north of Paris, with tension sparked by accusations of police violence spreading to new areas, a police representative said.

Feb
07

Mexicans back president’s Trump snub despite mounting disapproval

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexicans approve of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s decision to withdraw from a planned summit with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, even as the Mexican leader’s popularity has sunk to a four-year low, a poll showed on Tuesday.

Feb
07

Bipartisan US lawmakers urge Trump to sanction Venezuela

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, a billboard along the highway near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, features an ant drawing and the Spanish slogan, CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A bipartisan group of 34 U.S. lawmakers has sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to step up pressure on Venezuela's government by immediately sanctioning officials responsible for corruption and human rights abuses, The Associated Press has learned.


Feb
07

Top bankers face off over impact of messy Brexit

Carney says architecture of financial system could collapse but Draghi disagrees

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