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Scores arrested as French labour reform protest turns violent

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 00:32
Police in Paris arrested 130 people on Tuesday amid country-wide protests by students opposed to controversial labour reforms being championed by the Socialist government, the same day the bill was due to go before parliament.

Icelanders call for PM to resign after 'Panama Papers' leak

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 23:54
Thousands of Icelanders took to the streets late Monday calling for the prime minister's resignation after leaked tax documents dubbed the "Panama Papers" sparked allegations that he and his wife used an offshore firm to hide millions in investments.

UN peacekeepers go on trial over CAR sex abuse charges

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 23:15
The first soldiers to face justice in a huge sex abuse scandal that has rocked the UN and France went on trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday.

New Zealand ex-PM Helen Clark announces bid to lead UN

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 19:39
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said on Monday she would campaign to be the next UN secretary-general, pledging to improve transparency and touting her leadership experience in a bid to become the first woman to head the world body.