JOHANNESBURG — Pik Botha, the last foreign minister of South Africa’s apartheid era and a contradictory figure who staunchly defended white minority rule but eventually recognized that change was inevitable, died on Friday at age 86. Botha died in “the early hours of the morning” at his home after an illness, his son, Roelof, told … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era South African minister, dies at 86
BERLIN — Germany’s top security official says mistakes were made in the cases of two asylum-seekers who have been implicated in the slaying of a German man that sparked large-scale far-right protests in Chemnitz. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Tuesday that poor communication between Germany’s migration office and other authorities meant the deadline was missed … Continue reading BERLIN | German minister: Mistakes made in Chemnitz suspects’ cases
WASHINGTON — The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Kathy Kraninger as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as Republicans overlooked the protests of Democrats who said President Donald Trump’s nominee is unqualified to lead the consumer watchdog. Kraninger’s nomination received approval in a 13-12 party-line vote. The nomination now goes to the full Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate panel approves Trump’s nominee for consumer watchdog
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s prime minister has resigned after protests over the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices. By Associated Press
McALLEN, Texas — Protests and rallies focused around the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border are scheduled this weekend, while more than two dozen congressional Democrats plan to visit detention facilities in Texas. More than 2,300 children were taken from their families in recent weeks under a Trump administration “zero tolerance” policy in which … Continue reading McALLEN, Texas | Protests, facility visits planned amid immigration confusion
BUCHAREST, Romania/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Viorica Dancila is expected to win parliamentary approval Monday to become Romania’s first female prime minister and the third premier in a year. The left-wing government faces protests and criticism from the European Union over legislation it is passing that critics say will make it hard to prosecute high-level corruption. Dancila, … Continue reading Romania to vote for first female premier amid protests
SEOUL, South Korea/January 24, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— South Korean activists have torn photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a day after the North warned such actions could derail reconciliation efforts around next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. It seems unlikely North Korea would follow through on its threat, after going so far with its … Continue reading A flurry of exchanges, protests: What’s next for Koreas?
BEIJING/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors. The implosion of Qianbao.com adds to a string of failures of Chinese financial ventures blamed on fraud or mismanagement that have prompted protests and complaints of … Continue reading China faces protests after investment scheme collapses