November 25th @ 7:26 PM GMT
Yahoo! A former banker, a congressman, a former captain of industry: which one President-elect Donald Trump chooses as the US Treasury secretary will send a key message about his administration's economic plans. Several names have circulated in the race to replace Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's finance minister since 2013, but two seem to stand out: former Goldman Sachs investment banker Steven Mnuchin, 53, and the conservative Congressman Jeb Hensarling, 59. (Politics)
November 27th @ 4:06 PM GMT
Yahoo! French conservatives voted Sunday for their nominee in next year's presidential election, choosing between two former prime ministers with some similar ideas on the economy but divergent views on how to prevent further terror attacks on French soil. (World)
November 28th @ 5:50 PM GMT
Yahoo! Mixed signals from OPEC ministers caused fresh volatility on oil markets Monday ahead of a meeting in Vienna meant to nail down a deal reducing the cartel's output by up to a million barrels per day. Saudi Arabia's energy minister appeared to suggest on Sunday that Riyadh could live with OPEC failing to agree its first cut in output in eight years, saying recovering demand would ''stabilise'' prices next year anyway. ''We don't have a single path which is to cut production at the O... (Politics)
November 25th @ 6:24 PM GMT
Yahoo! Senior officials from Britain's EU partners gather next week to coordinate plans for looming Brexit negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May - but they can do little in detail until London works out what it wants. Michel Barnier, the French former minister who will lead the negotiations for the European Commission, will host Tuesday's follow-up ''seminar'' after meetings in Brussels last week with the 27 other member states which several officials and diplomats involved said revea... (World)
November 25th @ 2:23 PM GMT
Yahoo! About 400 migrants have been detained after clashes with police at a refugee camp in southern Bulgaria left several injured, and the country's prime minister said Friday that some of them would immediately be deported as threats to national security. (World)
November 28th @ 9:42 AM GMT
Yahoo! At least three South African ministers have called for President Jacob Zuma to resign, local media reported Monday, in the most serious challenge to his leadership since he took power in 2009. The News24 news agency, citing sources in the ruling ANC party, said that Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi had called on Zuma to step down. The clash came at a weekend meeting of the African National Congress (ANC) party, which was... (World)
November 28th @ 5:09 PM GMT
Yahoo! Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama on Monday criticized foreign countries for interfering in the politics of the West Balkan states at a time of widespread concern about Russia's influence. Rama did not mention Russia by name but diplomats from the region have complained for some time that Russia is trying to boost its influence in countries such as Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and now also Albania. ''In our region people from abroad who will exploit any uncertainty to ruin our relation... (World)
November 27th @ 5:02 PM GMT
Yahoo! Braslia (AFP) - Ambitious projects such as satellites that could bring the internet to the remote Amazon and construction of Brazil's first nuclear submarine will proceed despite a deep economic downturn, the defense minister told AFP. Raul Jungmann said he will be in France this Thursday to take delivery of the first of three communications and defense satellites built by France's Thales and due for launching on March 21 next year. The nearly six tonne, 2.1 billion reais ($617 million) s... (Politics)
November 27th @ 8:05 PM GMT
CNN The firestorm over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's praise for Fidel Castro is proof that, despite the U.S. government's official denunciation of the Cuban leader, Castro's legacy around the world ultimately remains far more complicated. (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 10:41 AM GMT
Yahoo! The leader of Malaysian pro-democracy group Bersih and critic of Prime Minister Najib Razak was released on Monday after ten days in detention under a widely criticized security law. Maria Chin Abdullah was arrested the day before a protest rally organized by the group saw thousands of Malaysians marching in the capital to demand Najib's resignation over his alleged involvement in a multi-billion dollar financial scandal. Najib has denied wrongdoing. (World)
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