Peruvians back anti-corruption reforms in referendum: exit poll

Lima (Reuters) – Peruvians showed strong support in a referendum on Sunday for political and judicial reforms introduced by the new President Martin Vizcarra to target corruption in one of Latin America’s most promising economies, according to an exit poll. Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra votes during a referendum on judicial and political reforms in Lima, Peru December 9, 2018. Peruvian ...

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The last man standing on the Calf of Man

Image copyright Paul Corrin Image caption From a young age, Daniel Woollard’s dream was to become an estate warden When a fellow warden slipped and broke his ankle, Daniel Woollard was left in charge of a tiny nature reserve in the Irish Sea. What is it like living on one of the UK’s most isolated islands? When the 22-year-old from ...

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Prosecutors set to indict Ghosn and Nissan as CEO’s role in focus: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo prosecutors are due to indict ousted Nissan Motor (7201.T) Chairman Carlos Ghosn as well as the automaker itself on Monday, sources said, intensifying scrutiny of CEO Hiroto Saikawa’s role in the financial misconduct scandal. FILE PHOTO: Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, attends the Tomorrow In Motion event on the eve of press ...

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More than 150 governments to adopt U.N. migration pact in Morocco

MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) – More than 150 countries will join a United Nations conference to adopt a global pact to better handle migrant flows, a senior U.N. official said on Sunday, less than the number that initially worked on the plan. In July, all 193 U.N. members except the United States finalized the so-called Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and ...

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Tom Brady breaks Peyton Manning record for NFL touchdown passes

Tom Brady has won five Super Bowl titles with the Patriots New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has broken the record for the most touchdown passes in NFL history. The 41-year-old eclipsed Peyton Manning’s mark of 579, moving to 582 with three touchdown passes during a 34-33 defeat by the Miami Dolphins. Brady, a five-time Super Bowl winner, broke the ...

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Huawei CFO seeks bail on health concerns; Canada wants her in jail

TORONTO/BEIJING (Reuters) – A top executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] argued that she should be released on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing, citing fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada along with other factors, court documents showed on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Executive Board Director of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, attends a session ...

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Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker’s murder

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old arrived in New Zealand in mid-November for the second part of her round-the-world trip A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane. Miss Millane disappeared in Auckland on 1 December – police ended their search on Sunday after finding a ...

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Stocks extend decline as trade woes batter sentiment

FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) – Stocks extended their slump in early Asian trade on Monday, with U.S. equity futures off to a softer start for the week as worries over U.S.-China trade tensions battered investor sentiment. S&P futures were down 0.6 percent and ...

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