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World 06 Aug 2019 | 11:28 PM

Zimbabwean opposition plans demonstrations over economy next week

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main opposition party is planning street demonstrations next week to protest against the government's handling of the economy

World 09 Sep 2016 | 9:56 PM

Britain should make up its mind on start of Brexit talks - Eurogroup head

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Britain must make up its mind on the start of formal divorce procedures with the European Union as its economy stands to lose the most from the prolonged uncertainty, the head of euro zone finance ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Friday.

World 09 Sep 2016 | 9:02 PM

Zimbabwe public workers reject government job cuts plan

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main public service union on Friday rejected government plans to cut 25,000 jobs and suspend annual bonuses, saying that would hurt workers already struggling to make ends meet.

World 25 Feb 2016 | 1:46 AM

Austere South African budget fails to reassure investors

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's austere budget, aimed at avoiding credit rating downgrades, failed to reassure investors and the rand fell more than 3 percent against the dollar while government bond yields soared.

World 23 Oct 2015 | 2:25 PM

South Africa's ANC risks young voter anger in education fee row

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - As thousands of South African university students protested against tuition fee hikes this week, one banner stood out for its raw summary of post-apartheid disappointment: "Our parents were sold dreams in 1994. We are just here for the refund!"

World 21 Oct 2015 | 11:15 PM

South Africa's finmin says students' disruption of parliament not constructive

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Wednesday the disruption of parliament by university students protesting planned higher fees next year was not constructive.

World 09 Jul 2015 | 3:40 AM

Britain commits to NATO two percent defence spending target for next five years

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Wednesday it would commit to NATO's defence spending pledge of two percent of GDP for the next five years, a decision which will help ease U.S. fears about their future ability to rely on a close military ally.

World 01 Oct 2014 | 11:05 PM

France defies EU partners with 'no austerity' budget

PARIS (Reuters) - France laid down the gauntlet to EU partners on Wednesday with a 2015 budget setting out how it would bring its borrowing back to within EU limits two years later than promised, a retreat it blamed on a fragile economy.