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Peru’s president fights back against calls to resign

LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski scrambled for his political survival Thursday as opponents demanded he resign over revelations of decade-old payments from a Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America’s biggest graft scandal. In a televised address to the nation shortly before midnight Thursday, Kuczynski offered his first explanation of the $782,000 that his consulting ...

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China says war must not be allowed on Korean Peninsula

BEIJING–The crisis over North Korea’s weapons programs must be resolved through talks, not war, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of “sleepwalking” into conflict. Xi made his comments to visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with ...

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China says war must not be allowed on Korean Peninsula

BEIJING–The crisis over North Korea’s weapons programs must be resolved through talks, not war, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of “sleepwalking” into conflict. Xi made his comments to visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with ...

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DR Congo: War crimes judges to award child soldiers compensation

War crimes judges will rule how much Thomas Lubanga must pay in compensation to the boys and girls he abducted to fight in his Union of Congolese Patriots International war crimes judges will hand down on Friday landmark reparations to former child soldiers conscripted into a Congolese militia about 15 years ago, who were left brutalised and stigmatised by their ...

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