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Ericsson cuts 51 jobs in Finland

Mobile network equipment maker will cut 51 jobs in Finland as part of its cost-saving program, the Swedish company said on Tuesday.

Japan Tobacco's new CEO lights up Imperial with M&A talk

Japan Tobacco Inc sparked takeover speculation on Tuesday by naming a new chief executive who wants the world's third-largest international tobacco maker to do more overseas acquisitions to offset falling cigarette sales at home.

Interview: Education revolution needed to spur African leadership

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Progress in improving Africa's education has nearly ground to a halt and nothing short of a complete overall can create a system good enough to underpin leadership and growth on the continent, said Sudanese billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim.

Sale of migrants in Libya 'slave markets' sparks global outcry

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A video appearing to show African migrants sold as slaves in Libya sparked a global outcry on Monday as protests erupted in Europe and Africa, while soccer stars to U.N. officials made impassioned pleas for the abuse to end.

Pioneering climate fund for developing world gets a boost at U.N. talks

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From protecting coastal slum dwellers on Pacific islands against floods to helping poor farmers keep up harvests battered by drought in Africa, a global fund to help developing countries adapt to climate change received a vote of confidence at the latest round of U.N. climate talks.


White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

WASHINGTON The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.