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New South African finance minister: Budget may not stave off downgrades

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's incoming Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday that the budget tabled by his predecessor last week might not prevent further credit ratings downgrades, casting doubt on hopes it would help reduce a large national debt pile.

Thai PM now says election to be held no later than Feb 2019

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday that a general election he had promised to hold in November would take place "no later" than February 2019, the latest delay to anger critics of the governmen...

Philippines' top judge to go on leave, ready for impeachment

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' Supreme Court chief judge who has drawn the ire of President Rodrigo Duterte will take a "wellness" leave of absence to prepare for a possible impeachment trial, her spokesman said on Tuesday.

Russia-backed truce begins in Syria's Ghouta

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A five-hour truce called by Russia started on Tuesday in the Syrian rebel-held eastern Ghouta near Damascus with the stated aim of allowing people to escape the area which is being targeted in a fierce offensive by the Moscow-backed government.

Greek economy minister quits after wife caught in benefit row

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Economy and Development Minister Dimitri Papadimitriou has resigned, an aide said on Tuesday, a day after his wife, a deputy labour minister, also quit in a row over a housing allowance.

China defends controversial detention measure of new anti-graft ministry

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday defended a controversial detention measure set to become law when a new anti-corruption "super-ministry" is formally set up next month, calling it a unique step necessary to combat graft.

At least 14 dead in Papua New Guinea quake; ExxonMobil shuts LNG plant

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, police and a hospital worker said on Tuesday, with unconfirmed reports of up to 30 people killed.

With eye on U.S., China to revamp top tier of diplomats: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is expected to announce a reshuffle of its top diplomats at an annual meeting of parliament in March, aiming to deal with U.S. President Donald Trump's growing suspicion of Beijing, several sources familiar with the plan said.

Philippines open to U.N. drugs war probe, if by 'credible, objective' investigator

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will allow an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in its bloody war on drugs, but not if it is conducted by the United Nations' current special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Singapore proposes measure to bar communications from terror attack sites

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore on Tuesday proposed a new law to deal with terror attacks by preventing people in the area from taking photos or videos of the incident and communicating about police operations.

'Big data' predictions spur detentions in China's Xinjiang: Human Rights Watch

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities in the far western region of Xinjiang are detaining suspects flagged by predictive software that combines data on everything from security camera footage to health and banking records, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

Senior U.S. diplomat for North Korea to retire

SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department's special representative for North Korea policy, Joseph Yun, plans to retire for personal reasons, amid signs Pyongyang may be willing to talk with Washington.

U.S. threatens action against Iran after Russia U.N. veto

UNITED NATIONS/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen's Houthi group.

Singapore PM says will reshuffle cabinet to support his successor

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday he will reshuffle his cabinet after parliament breaks in coming months to give more responsibility to the next generation of leaders who will support his eventual successor.

Thailand arrests 10 Russians who ran sex training course in Pattaya

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police on Monday arrested a group of 10 Russians who were running a sex training class for their compatriots in the seaside town of Pattaya, and have charged them with working in Thailand without permission.

ExxonMobil shuts LNG plant in Papua New Guinea; reports of casualties

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp has shut its liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the wake of a powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea's remote highlands region that cut roads and damaged buildings, with unconfirmed reports of 20 or more deaths.

Maldives opposition protesters arrested after top court validates emergency rule

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives police arrested at least four opposition members under state of emergency laws for protesting against President Abdulla Yameen's government, the opposition said on Tuesday.

Brazil prosecutor asks top court to prevent police chief interfering in Temer case

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor on Monday requested the Supreme Court issue an order to prevent the head of the federal police from interfering in a criminal investigation that could result in new corruption charges against President Michel Temer.

Morocco's king undergoes successful heart surgery: state news agency

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's King Mohammed VI underwent successful heart surgery in France on Monday, state news agency MAP said.

New Zealand prime minister creates new cabinet post for disarmament

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Prime Minister on Tuesday used her first major foreign policy address to announce she is establishing a ministerial position for disarmament amid tensions in the Asia-Pacific region over North Korea's weapons programs.

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