Kerry Heads to Europe for Anti-corruption Summit
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry begins a four-day diplomatic mission to Europe Monday where he will meet with officials from several countries and participate in an anti-corruption summit.
The anti-corruption gathering Thursday is being hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron, and will be attended by heads of state from Afghanistan, Colombia and Nigeria, among others.
Cameron’s summit is aimed at tackling global corruption, and comes just a few weeks after he was exposed in the leak of the so-called Panama Papers as having a stake in an offshore fund set up by his father.
The British leader said he has done nothing wrong. The public will have access to the Panama Papers, which mention various world leaders and dignitaries, beginning Monday.
Cameron called corruption “the root of so many of the world’s problems,” and said it is “an enemy of progress.”
Canada Reaches Turning Point in Combating Wildfire
Canadian officials say they have reached a turning point in combating the huge wildfire that has destroyed a large area of the province of Alberta in western Canada.
Cooler temperatures and light rain in the region have made for "great firefighting weather," said Chad Morrison, an Alberta fire official. "We can really get in there and really get a handle on this fire and really get a death grip on it."
While the flames so far have not reached any major oil processing facilities, they remain closed and global oil prices have soared over concerns about the Canadian fires.
It is not immediately clear when processing facilities will open. Many oil workers have been evacuated and are camped out with their families.
Experts estimate oil production will be shut down for at least two or three weeks.
Alberta is home to the world's third-largest oil reserves, behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.