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One million bank workers strike across India

Around one million bank employees went on strike across India Wednesday, a union representative said, demanding better pay and a government crackdown on companies who wilfully default on loan payments. Some 5,000 workers chanted slogans and waved banners at a protest in the financial capital Mumbai, union boss Devidas Tuljapurkar …

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African nations vow to recover stolen assets

Former British prime minister David Cameron two years ago was caught talking about an anti-corruption summit and calling Nigeria “fantastically corrupt”. But meanwhile his country ranks among the top destinations for stolen assets from African countries. Nigeria and ex-British colonies in Africa hope to change that by working together to …

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UK gives Zimbabwe $100m loan first time in 20 years

Britain has extended a 100 million dollars loan to Zimbabwe’s private sector, the first direct commercial loan to the southern African country in over two decades, the state-controlled Herald newspaper reported Thursday. The newspaper quoted Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor John Mangudya as saying that the facility, in which Britain …

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92-year-old Mahathir sworn in as Malaysia’s 7th PM

Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday was sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister following his stunning election victory over the coalition that has ruled the South-east Asian nation for six decades since independence from Britain. Malaysia’s constitutional monarch, Sultan Muhammad V, administered the oath of office just before 10 p.m. (1400 …

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Trump to visit Britain mid-year, possibly July – reports

U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Britain midway through 2018, possibly in July, British newspapers reported on Saturday, citing government sources in Washington and London. A spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said officials were still working out the details of a visit by Trump after the Daily Mail, …

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