The African National Congress is starting its “dispute resolution process” in a bid to address the a.
PRISONERS PLAN: EU justice and interior ministers agreed yesterday on a prisoner transfer system allowing convicts sentenced in EU states to serve their sentences in their home countries.
Poland, which had blocked the plan, was given a five-year exemption from the new rules, which are meant to improve prison conditions. - Sapa-AP
UN SANCTIONS: Russia's top North Korea negotiator, Alexander Losyukov, said yesterday that only the UN could lift economic sanctions imposed on Pyongyang.
North Korea agreed earlier this week to dismantle its nuclear programme in exchange for aid. But there was no mention of lifting limited sanctions imposed by the UN after North Korea tested a nuclear device in October. - Reuters
Radioactive EXPOSURE: One more person has shown signs of low-level exposure to polonium-210, the radioactive isotope that killed former Russian secret agent Alexander Litvinenko in London last year, bringing the total to 16, British health authorities said yesterday. - Sapa-AP
FERTILITY fund: Cyprus is considering paying R283000 to families who have more than two children to help reverse the decline in the island state's population, the labour minister said yesterday.
The ministry is putting together a package of measures that will be put before the cabinet for approval next week. - Sapa-AF