Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World for Mon. 190408

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World for Mon. 190408

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California woman in Uganda is rescued

A California woman and her driver, kidnapped last week at gunpoint by a group of men in a Uganda national park, have been rescued from their captors, authorities said Sunday. Kimberly Sue Endicott, 56, an aesthetician from Costa Mesa, Calif., and her driver, Congolese national Jean-Paul Mirenge Remezo, were rescued by security forces, the Ugandan government tweeted. No other details about their rescue were available. "The duo are in good health & in the safe hands of the joint security team," the Uganda police said on social media. Their kidnappers used Endicott's cellphone to demand a $500,000 ransom, but it was unknown if any money was paid or if the abductors had been arrested.

Brexit talks will resume this week - Cross-party talks to jump-start plans for Brexit are expected to resume before the U.K.'s Friday deadline for leaving the European Union, and the opposition Labour Party is hopeful the country's political impasse can be resolved, a party negotiator said Sunday. British Prime Minister Theresa May reluctantly reached out to Labour lawmakers Tuesday after Parliament voted down her divorce deal with the EU for the third time. The move infuriated pro-Brexit lawmakers in her Conservative Party, and three days of bargaining with the opposition didn't yield a compromise agreement.

Sudanese billionaire cites benefits of migration - The migration of Africans to Europe and North America should be viewed as a positive phenomenon, not a threat, Sudan-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim said Sunday. Experts said at a weekend conference hosted by Ibrahim's foundation in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, that Africans make up about 14 percent of the global migrant population, a much smaller share than the 41 percent from Asia and 23 percent from Europe. "Migration is healthy. It's not a disease," Ibrahim told The Associated Press in an interview. …

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