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Le Togo, où les deux-tiers des habitants vivent de l’agriculture de subsistance et plus de la moitié avec moins d’un dollar par jour, est en proie à une grave crise politique depuis septembre. Photo prise dans le quartier de Bè le 4 octobre 2017.

President Emmanuel Macron has said the bill is meant to ensure «women are not afraid to be outside», after a wave of sexual assault allegations levelled against men in the public eye around the world triggered a protest movement online.

Zuma failed to abide by recommendations made by the country’s anti-corruption watchdog in 2014 over $15 million of taxpayer-funded refurbishments at his personal home in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province.

«We want to put an end to this group cyber-harassment by making clear that every single person that is taking part will have to answer for it, even if they just sent a few tweets,» Schiappa said on Tuesday. ($1 = 0.8161 euros) (Writing by Ingrid Melander Editing by Alison Williams)

Last month the court found the president guilty of violating his oath of office by refusing to pay back the cash and order the National Assembly to draw up procedures that could be used for his removal.

Parliament´s subcommittee on reviewing procedures said it would convene Wednesday and Thursday «to deliberate on a draft procedure for implementing section 89(1) of the Constitution: Removal of President.»

Higher U.S. yields can put pressure on the currencies of emerging market countries that run current account deficits such as Indonesia and India, said Satoshi Okagawa, senior global markets analyst for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in Singapore.

The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield rose above 3 percent on Tuesday for the first time in more than four เครื่องมือแพทย์} years as investors reduced their U.S. bond holdings on worries about rising inflation and growing government debt supply. The 10-year reached a top of 3.003 percent, above yesterday’s close at 2.973 percent.

«Watching the BOJ is quite important because if they start to move on that, that’s the last major central bank liquidity provider disappearing. That would have an impact on Europe, and one way that would happen is to see steeper yield curves.» (Reporting by Dhara Ranasinghe; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) — Cuba’s commercial creditors have offered «very significant debt relief» in a proposal sent to cash-strapped Havana in late January, according to two advisers to the group, in a sign that holders of the defaulted debt are ready to ramp up the pressure.

Under the legislation, which still needs to be approved by parliament, under-age victims of rape will have until they are aged 48 to file a complaint, taking the deadline to 30 years after they turn 18, from 20 now.

The creditor group holds obligations representing a face value of $1.4 billion worth of Cuban debt and is made up of three funds — Stancroft Trust Ltd, Adelante Exotic Debt Fund Ltd and CRF I Ltd — as well as one commercial bank.

Ramaphosa is set to distance himself from Zuma as the ANC seeks to retain its absolute majority in next year’s general elections even if the latter still retains a constituency of support within the movement after ten years as its leader.

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) — Franklin Templeton’s David Zahn said on Wednesday he had halved holdings of Italian debt in his flagship fund amid expected pre-election volatility, although any selloff would be an opportunity to increase exposure to Italian bonds.

It added that once the subcommittee had finalised a draft procedure it would need to go before the National Assembly for adoption, and that «in keeping with the Assembly´s commitment to comply fully with the Constitutional Court´s majority judgment», lawmakers had been notified and furnished with documentation for consideration.

While details of the proposal were confidential, it would convey «very significant debt relief» said Lee Buchheit at Cleary Gottlieb Steen editing by Bernard Orr and Tom Brown)

The communist-run island has seen its financial situation deteriorate in recent months following the deepening of Venezuela’s economic crisis, lower revenue from commodity and related exports, devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma and tightening of business and travel restrictions by the U.S. administration under President Donald Trump.

«In the longer run we’ve seen that tariffs generally don’t work and actually they generally hurt the economy. In the immediate to longer run it’s probably seen as a step towards trade wars (and) retaliation.»

Until recently, the ruling African National Congress has steadfastly supported Zuma. But, a year out from the expiry of his second term, corruption allegations have tarnished his image and eroded his support base.

«Cuba negotiated a generous debt relief package with most of its bilateral creditors at the very end of 2015,» Buchheit told Reuters. «The London Club offer draws on certain features of the deal with the bilateral creditors but in some respects it is even more generous to the Cubans.»

Greenback gains on Tuesday drove the euro down slightly past the two-month low hit yesterday, on growing concerns that firmer U.S. Treasury yields would reduce incremental demand for the region’s bonds and stocks at a time when hedge funds have amassed record long bets in the single currency.

Worry not, wine drinkers. Some of the world’s most popular wines, grown in California’s Napa Valley and the Bordeaux region of France, are more resistant to drought than previously believed, researchers have concluded.

March 1 (Reuters) — Shares of U.S. steel and aluminum companies posted solid gains on Thursday, while major manufacturers fell after President Donald Trump said his administration will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports next week.

Zahn said that in the run-up to the election, talk from eurosceptic parties on membership of the single-currency bloc could weigh on Italian bonds, but that once election risks had passed the market offered a «good return vis-à-vis the risks embedded.»

Last month also saw him suffer a blow when his vice-president Cyril Ramaphosa, who campaigned on an anti-corruption ticket, was elected ANC president after seeing off Zuma’s former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Together with the age of consent, one of the most eye-catching aspects of the bill, whose main points have been publicly debated over the past few months, has been the plan to punish sexual harassment on the street with fines.

NANTES, France, April 13 (Reuters) — French riot police clashed with protesters for a fifth day on Friday as their operation to clear squatters from an abandoned airport site evolved into a violent standoff that looked like it could go on for some time.

PARIS, March 21 (Reuters) — France will announce a series of measures against sexual violence on Wednesday, including on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment on the street and extended deadlines for filing rape complaints.

The activists, known as «Zadists» due to their occupation of what they call a ZAD or «zone à défendre» («zone to defend») said there had been several injuries from police grenades. (Writing by Brian Love Editing by Ingrid Melander Editing by Robin Pomeroy)


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