Switzerland gets majority female cabinet
Switzerland’s parliament on Wednesday gave women
a majority of cabinet posts for the first time in the history of one
of Europe’s most conservative countries, in a vote hailed as a
triumph for women.
Afghan troops pullout:
No final exit date
Afghanistan is stabilizing more slowly than
expected, the Chief US envoy for the region said Tuesday, but that
is unlikely to keep President Barack Obama from beginning to
withdraw combat troops next year.
S Korea awaits US trade deal
South Korea is waiting for a US proposal to
resolve auto industry concerns over a free trade agreement but is
confident of striking a deal before President Barack Obama arrives
in Seoul in November for a Group of 20 Summit.
African leaders urge action
African leaders said Tuesday they could do more
to meet UN goals to slash extreme poverty and urged stronger
leadership among developing countries to tackle hunger and disease
and attract investment.