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WASHINGTON (AP) — If Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't back down in Crimea, he will face penalties from the West that will hurt the Russian economy and diminish Moscow's influence in the world, the White House said Sunday.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbs voted in an election on Sunday that could give a parliamentary majority to a center-right party that has vowed to overhaul the nation's struggling economy and push for membership in the European Union.
South Africa's biggest union has called a one-day strike for Wednesday to highlight youth unemployment in the country, where one in four people are jobless, the union said. The 340,000-member National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) draws its members from car manufacturing, the metal industry, transport and general workers. The strike would be the latest in a string of work stoppages in Africa's largest economy, weeks before a May 7 general election. We think half a million workers will take part," Karl Cloete, deputy general secretary of NUMSA, told Reuters on Sunday.