Italy PM Renzi resigns after crushing referendum defeat

Italy PM Renzi resigns after crushing referendum defeat

talian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on Monday, hours after it was confirmed he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform. “My experience of government finishes here,” Renzi told a press conference, acknowledging that the No campaign had won an “extraordinarily clear” victory in a vote on which he […]

Gambia’s President Jammeh concedes defeat in election

Gambia’s President Jammeh concedes defeat in election

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh has congratulated opposition coalition leader Adama Barrow, who won the most votes in an election that will remove Jammeh from power after 22 years. Speaking on state television Friday night, Jammeh praised the election and vowed not to contest the result. The election commission had earlier declared Barrow the newly elected […]

Promote education, fight corruption to defeat terrorism: Kerry

Promote education, fight corruption to defeat terrorism: Kerry

WASHINGTON: Educa­tion is key to defeating terrorism, says US Secretary of State John Kerry, pointing out how during a visit to Pakistan he saw children even in remote mountainous areas attending schools. Equally important, he added, was to fight corruption as officials in developing countries steal billions of dollars every year from state funds. Secretary […]