Monday , February 19 2018

Politics

Secessionist crisis in Cameroon risks sliding into a rebellion

Bloomberg A secessionist push in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions is on the brink of a full-blown revolt, threatening political stability in a country ruled by one of Africa’s longest-ser-ving leaders. Following a crackdown on independence supporters who tried to raise flags on government buildings in the central African nation’s English-speaking regions ...

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Putin tries to lure $1trn home as US sanctions fear deepens

Bloomberg President Vladimir Putin is using the threat of additional US sanctions to encourage wealthy Russians to repatriate some of their overseas assets, which exceed $1 trillion by one estimate. Putin told lawmakers that a new capital amnesty program was needed “given the foreign restrictions, which instead of lessening are ...

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China steps up to broker peace in Afghan-Pakistan conflict

Bloomberg China hosted top diplomats from Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday in a bid to mediate a long-simmering conflict between the neighboring countries. Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif joined their Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Tuesday to discuss possible economic and security cooperation. The ...

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