SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, officials said Friday.
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is repatriating three military officers on suspicion they committed human rights violations during political unrest in their home country, Burundi, an internal document showed. Ten months of violence triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term has left more than 400 people dead in Burundi, which emerged from an ethnically charged civil war in 2005. A fax dated Feb. 5 sent by the U.N.'s Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in New York and seen by Reuters on Thursday notified the Central African mission, MINUSCA, of the decision to send the officers home.
Commerzbank, Germany's second biggest bank, said Friday that its profits quadrupled in 2015 and it would resume dividend payments as it expects to see further profit growth this year. Investors welcomed the strong 2015 showing by Germany's second-biggest lender which posted a net profit of 1.06 billion euros ($1.2 billion), compared with 266 million euros the year before. "2015 has shown that our strategy is right and that the implementation has been successful," boasted chief executive Martin Blessing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money, $27 at a time.