WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says that Vice President Joe Biden is more "likable" than Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Mining companies operating in Zambia's Copperbelt have agreed to reduce power usage by between 10 and 15 percent to ease pressure on the national grid, the chamber of mines said on Wednesday. "We reached an agreement yesterday with the Copperbelt Energy Corporation and the government to put in place measures that will cut back consumption of power," Zambia Chamber of Mines president Jackson Sikamo said.
A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday postponed to Sept. 28 the trial of a local hunter accused of failing to stop American dentist Walter Palmer illegally killing the country's most prized lion last month. Theo Bronkhorst was arrested last week and charged with breaching hunting rules when he helped Palmer lure Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, out of Hwange National Park and shoot him with a bow and arrow, in a case that caused international outrage online and put the spotlight on big game hunting in Africa. Bronkhorst has yet to plead in court but has publicly denied any wrongdoing.
Hundreds of Latvians protested on Tuesday against a government decision to accept 250 asylum seekers over the next two years as part of a European Union plan to deal with migrants flooding into Greece and Italy. The economies of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania still bear the scars of the recent downturn, and EU plans to relocate some of the 40,000 migrants now in Greece and Italy to the Baltics over the next two years has sparked heated debate. "In my view, the way the European Union tackles the issue only deepens the problem," said Raivis Dzintars, a parliamentarian from the National Alliance All For Latvia! – For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK party, part of the coalition government, told Reuters during the demonstration.