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Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer won’t seek re-election

/  04.05.2016  /  World 

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Controversial Australian mining magnate and politician Clive Palmer said on Wednesday he will not stand for re-election in the lower house of parliament when the country goes to the polls in July.

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Brazil prosecutors ask to investigate President Rousseff: Globo

/  04.05.2016  /  World 

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot has asked the Supreme Court to open an investigation of President Dilma Rousseff as part of a massive corruption investigation involving state-run oil firm Petrobras, Globo News reported on Tuesday.

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El Salvador arrests mediator of controversial gang truce

/  04.05.2016  /  World 

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – El Salvador has arrested former congressman Raul Mijango, who brokered a controversial gang truce in 2012 that reduced murders in the violent Central American nation by half.

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Duterte’s election campaign fizzing among thirsty Filipino voters

/  04.05.2016  /  World 

MANILA (Reuters) – Filipinos have scoffed and slurped to show their backing for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ahead of next week’s presidential elections.

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‘Bongbong’, the son, leads Marcos revival in the Philippines

/  04.05.2016  /  World 

MANILA (Reuters) – For the son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, winning the vice presidency in next week’s election is as much about restoring his family’s tainted image as it is about making the country a better place.

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Brazil prosecutor asks Supreme Court to investigate Lula

/  04.05.2016  /  World 

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s prosecutor-general asked the Supreme Court to investigate former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the court said on Tuesday, as a senator’s testimony opened new fronts in a massive corruption case.

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Australia PM Turnbull says will call election for July 2

/  04.05.2016  /  World 

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday he plans within the next week to call an election to be held on July 2.

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Nobel laureate urges Modi to curb child slavery as India reels from drought

/  04.05.2016  /  World 

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has appealed to the prime minister of India to prioritize children and ensure they are not trafficked, forced into marriage or put into bonded labor as the country reels from its worst drought in decades.

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Russia delays U.N. council condemnation of North Korea missile tests

/  04.05.2016  /  World 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A United Nations Security Council condemnation of North Korea’s latest missile tests has been delayed by Russian amendments to a statement that had been agreed by the remaining 14 members, including Pyongyang’s ally China, diplomats said on Tuesday.

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Kerry says confident Syria ceasefire can be reached, warns Assad

/  03.05.2016  /  World 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he believed a ceasefire deal could still be restored in Syria despite escalating violence and warned President Bashar al-Assad of “repercussions” unless he sticks to the agreement.

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