QWorld: Cruz & Sanders’ Victories, Iceland PM Resigns and More
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Republican Cruz and Democrat Sanders Score Key Victories in Wisconsin
Republican Ted Cruz won the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump’s hopes of amassing the delegates needed for the party’s nomination ahead of the July convention and boosting the chances of a rare contested convention.
Iceland’s Leader Resigns, First Casualty of Panama Papers
Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson announced his resignation on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from Panamanian law firm which brought to light the finances of an array of politicians and public figures worldwide.
Germany Warns Italy Not to Send Migrants its Way
Italy should refrain from sending migrants north towards Austria and Germany or face restrictions on traffic along an important north-south transport corridor, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.
Panama Law Firm Says Data Hack was External, Files Complaint
The Panamanian lawyer at the centre of a data leak scandal that has embarrassed a clutch of world leaders said on Tuesday that his firm was a victim of a hack from outside his company, and has filed a complaint with state prosecutors.
Zika Mystery Deepens With Evidence of Nerve Cell Infections
Top Zika investigators now believe that the birth defect microcephaly and the paralysing Guillain-Barre syndrome may be just the most obvious maladies caused by the mosquito-borne virus.
Brazil Justice Orders Impeachment Process for VP, Heightens Crisis
A Supreme Court judge ordered Brazil’s Congress to start impeachment proceedings against Vice President Michel Temer, deepening a political crisis and uncertainty over leadership of Latin America’s largest country.
South Africa’s Zuma Defeats Impeachment Vote
South Africa’s scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma survived the impeachment vote in parliament launched after a constitutional court ruled that he ignored an order to repay state funds spent on his private home.
Rebels Shoot Down Second Syrian Jet in a Month
Rebels shot down a second Syrian warplane in less than a month and a monitoring group said they captured its pilot in an area near Aleppo where heavy fighting has erupted in recent days despite a cessation of hostilities agreement.
Congo Opposition Calls on Government to End ‘War Operations’
Seventeen people died in clashes that erupted in the wake of President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s disputed re-election, according to a government statement released on national television and radio.
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