Monday , December 11 2017

Politics

China airs pessimism on North Korea as Kim touts UN talks

epa05933753 Wang Yi (L), Foreign Minister of China, and Antonio Guterres (R), Secretary-General of the United Nations, gesture at the start of a meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 28 April 2017. Earlier in the day the two attended a United Nations Security Council meeting about the proliferation of nuclear weapons in North Korea.  EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Bloomberg China expressed pessimism about bringing the North Korean standoff to a peaceful resolution, even as Kim Jong Un’s regime touted new United Nations support for “regular” talks. Chinese Foreign Minster Wang Yi said on Saturday “the outlook is not optimistic” on the Korean Peninsula and urged all sides to ...

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‘South Africa’s ruling ANC faces challenge to unite party’

Bloomberg Cyril Ramaphosa, one of two leading candidates to win a divisive contest for the presidency of South Africa’s ruling Afri- can National Congress, said the party’s leaders must unite the party after this month’s elective conference. “Our movement is divided and there are factions in our movement,” Ramaphosa, the ...

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