Democratic Republic of Congo’s state mining company Gecamines plans to boost copper output 46 percent this year even as it’s still seeking funding for new projects, Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Kalej Nkand said.
The U.S. and European allies have room for compromise with Russia over Ukraine if Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t act “impulsively” to seize more territory, said Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former U.S. national security adviser.
Taiwan should use trade talks with the U.S. to prove its commitment to economic reforms needed for entry to the broader Trans-Pacific Partnership before seeking to join that pact, said the U.S.’s unofficial envoy to the island.
President Barack Obama honored the civil rights legacy of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, saying the late president understood that the “true purpose” of his office was to make a historic stand for equality.
The U.S. told Iran that the ambassador it’s chosen for the United Nations is “not viable” because he was part of a group that took over the American embassy in Tehran in 1979, President Barack Obama’s spokesman said.