Daily Archive: October 6, 2017

Oct
06

Final tally in NZ election strengthens Labour in negotiation talks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A possible Labour-Green coalition narrowed the gap with the ruling National Party in New Zealand’s final election tally on Saturday, strengthening their position in formal talks next week with a small nationalist party to form a government.

Oct
06

Brazil election campaign fund not big enough, judge says

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A political campaign fund set up in Brazil with public money to help fight corruption is not big enough for the country’s 2018 general election, the head of the country’s top electoral court said on Friday.

Oct
06

U.S. deaths in Niger highlight Africa military mission creep

NAIROBI/ABIDJAN (Reuters) – U.S. special forces soldiers were with their counterparts from Niger on Wednesday in the West African nation’s volatile southwest, a growing hot-bed of jihadist violence, when the report came in of a raid nearby.

Oct
06

Trump to unveil new responses to Iranian ‘bad behavior': White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will announce new U.S. responses to Iran’s missile tests, support for “terrorism” and cyber operations as part of his new Iran strategy, the White House said on Friday.

Oct
06

U.S. approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday, citing Iran among regional threats.

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