QWorld: Clinton-Sanders’ Florida Debate, N Korea Fires Missiles
The Quint’s compilation of the stories making headlines across the world.
Clinton, Sanders to Debate in Crucial Primary State of Florida
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, dented by a surprise primary election loss in Michigan to Bernie Sanders, met the US senator in a televised debate in Florida, where another crucial nominating contest will be held next week.
Clinton Calls for Sanctions on Iran After More Missile Tests
US Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton called for sanctions against Iran after the Islamic Republic brushed off US concerns and test-fired two ballistic missiles that it says are designed to be able to hit Israel.
North Korea Fires Two Short-Range Missiles Into Sea
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast city of Wonsan early on Thursday, which flew approximately 500 km (300 miles), South Korea’s military said.
Myanmar on Edge as Long Wait for New President Ends
Four months after Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won a crushing electoral victory over a government made up of former generals, Myanmar’s citizens should finally find out who their new president will be on Thursday.
Brazil Prosecutors’ Methods Questioned After Lula Detained
The investigation into the massive corruption scheme centered on Brazilian state oil company Petrobras got overwhelming public support, but there is a growing concern that prosecutors may be over-reaching as they pursue politicians and executives.
Ground Zero at Fukushima: No Place for Man or Robot
Five years on, robots sent to find highly radioactive fuel at Fukushima’s nuclear reactors have “died”; subterranean “ice wall” around the plant, meant to stop groundwater from becoming contaminated has yet to be finished and authorities still don’t know how to dispose of highly radioactive water stored in the ever-mounting number of tanks around site.
Saudi Arabia, Houthis Swap Prisoners, Raising Hopes of Peace Talks
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it exchanged prisoners with its Houthi opponents and would also welcome a pause in combat on border, prompting hopes of an end to a year-long war that has killed approximately 6,000 people.
Peru Bars Fujimori’s Biggest Rival from Presidential Race
Peru’s electoral board kicked the main rival to presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori out of the race on a technicality, removing the front-runner’s biggest obstacle to winning the office once held by her jailed father.
Obama Won’t Meet Fidel Castro, Dissident Talks on Track
The White House has ruled out an encounter between President Barack Obama and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Cuba this month. It is, however, confident that the Cuban government will not create obstacles to a meeting between Obama and dissidents in Havana, a top adviser said.
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