November 27th @ 7:51 PM GMT
Yahoo! Braslia (AFP) - Brazil's President Michel Temer, together with congressional leaders, vowed on Sunday to block any attempt by legislators to grant themselves a corruption amnesty as he sought to defuse a series of scandals. In a rare weekend news conference, the president sought to reassure Brazilians that he is fighting corruption among the political elite and working to restore an economy that he predicted will see an upturn in the second quarter of 2017. Temer -- a center-right veteran ... (Politics)
November 26th @ 6:42 AM GMT
Yahoo! Thousands of protesters braved sleet and freezing temperatures in Seoul on Saturday to demand President Park Geun-Hye resign over a corruption scandal or face impeachment. Police said 25,000 officers had been deployed across the South Korean capital and roads leading to the presidential Blue House had been blocked as organisers estimated up to 1.5 million people could attend the rally. ''I don't think Park would step down voluntarily, but we need to raise our voice as much as possible to... (Top Stories)
November 27th @ 8:42 PM GMT
Yahoo! A top Donald Trump adviser warned Sunday that the president-elect's supporters would feel ''betrayed'' if he tapped former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as secretary of state, a move that would put a once fierce Trump critic in a powerful Cabinet post. (Politics)
November 26th @ 3:25 PM GMT
Yahoo! Castro died Friday night aged 90 after defying the United States during a half-century of iron-fisted rule. Trump's shock victory this month has cast uncertainty over two years of moves by President Barack Obama to end more than 50 years of Cold War enmity with the communist island. Blocked from ending the US embargo on the island by a Republican-controlled Congress, Obama pushed smaller reforms using executive authority. (Politics)
November 27th @ 3:20 PM GMT
Yahoo! President Michel Temer said on Sunday that he and leaders of Brazil's Congress will not allow an amnesty for election slush funds sought by some lawmakers to avoid prosecution for receiving graft money. Temer called a news conference to staunch a deepening crisis over new corruption allegations against members of his government that are causing new political uncertainty that is delaying economic recovery from a severe recession. ''We agreed there will no consideration of an amnesty for s... (World)
November 25th @ 6:13 PM GMT
Yahoo! Colombia's Marxist FARC will support a presidential candidate in 2018 to prevent a peace accord being modified or scrapped, rebel leader Rodrigo Londono said on Friday, an apparent bid to block former President Alvaro Uribe's right-wing party taking office. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a peace agreement with the government on Thursday, converting it into a political party that will have some weight when President Juan Manuel Santos stands down. (World)
November 27th @ 3:10 PM GMT
Yahoo! Nico Rosberg won his maiden Formula One world title Sunday by securing second place behind Mercedes arch-rival Lewis Hamilton in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Reigning champion Hamilton ignored team orders in a last bid to block his German teammate. Rosberg's second place meant he clinched his first championship by five points. (World)
November 26th @ 12:55 AM GMT
Yahoo! Carl Jenkinson admits Arsenal must cut out their habit of making lethargic starts if they are to get back on track against Bournemouth on Sunday. Arsene Wenger's side have failed to win their last three matches in all competitions and Jenkinson believes the Gunners have only themselves to blame. In both last weekend's 1-1 draw at Manchester United and Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Paris Saint Germain, Arsenal were slow out of the blocks and eventually fell behind. (World)
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