Nigerian tribunal says it adjourns judge's trial until after election

Nigerian tribunal says it adjourns judge's trial until after election

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ABUJA (Reuters) – A tribunal on Friday charged Nigeria’s suspended chief judge with breaching asset declaration rules, but adjourned his trial until after Saturday’s presidential elections. The government has come under criticism and accusations of meddling in the judiciary after President Muhammadu…

Catalan pro-independence parties reject talks proposed by Madrid

Catalan pro-independence parties reject talks proposed by Madrid

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MADRID (Reuters) – Catalan pro-independence parties have rejected the framework for talks proposed by the Spanish central government aimed at resolving the separatist crisis between Madrid and the wealthy northeastern region, Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo said on Friday. The rejection comes…

South Africa's EFF party says in election manifesto to nationalize mines

South Africa's EFF party says in election manifesto to nationalize mines

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PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa’s radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will nationalize all mines by 2023 if elected this year, the party said in its election manifesto launched on Saturday. The party is using an anti-corruption, jobs creation and state control…

South Africa's EFF party says in election manifesto to nationalize mines

South Africa's EFF party says in election manifesto to nationalize mines

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PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa’s radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will nationalize all mines by 2023 if elected this year, the party said in its election manifesto launched on Saturday. The party is using an anti-corruption, jobs creation and state control…

Trump phones Venezuela's Guaido as U.S. pushes for Maduro to go

Trump phones Venezuela's Guaido as U.S. pushes for Maduro to go

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CARACAS/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president by phone on Wednesday, reiterating support for his “fight to regain democracy,” as Washington’s push to force socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power picked up steam. The White House…

Venezuela's Guaido aims for peaceful transition, free elections: CNN interview

Venezuela's Guaido aims for peaceful transition, free elections: CNN interview

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition movement can achieve a peaceful transition away from President Nicolas Maduro and eventually free elections, its leader Juan Guaido told CNN in an interview that aired on Tuesday. “We are sure we can achieve a peaceful transition…