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New Zealand leaders vie to woo kingmaker Peters

New Zealand leaders vie to woo kingmaker Peters

Both of New Zealand’s major political parties moved to open coalition negotiations with maverick MP Winston Peters yesterday after the country’s general election stalemate left him in the position of kingmaker.

Chainsaw attacker wounds five people in Swiss town

Chainsaw attacker wounds five people in Swiss town

A man armed with a chainsaw wounded at least five people, two of them seriously, on Monday in a small Swiss town that was then put into lockdown as police hunted for the suspect.

Seven food outlets closed

Seven food outlets closed

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has closed seven food outlets (partially/completely), for periods ranging from 10 to 30 days, for violating regulations.

 Clock ticks down to QE in Europe with bond yields at record lows

Clock ticks down to QE in Europe with bond yields at record lows

The final countdown is under way for the European Central Bank’s programme of government-bond purchases...