BRIEFLY

Military base

YANGON – After driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar’s military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday.

A harsh security response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents on August 25 sent mostly stateless minority to Bangladesh and saw more than 350 villages destroyed by fire.

One-party vote

HAVANA – Cubans went to the polls on Sunday in a one-party vote, the last step before a new president is selected next month, as the Communist-ruled island prepares to be led for the first time since the 1959 revolution by someone whose last name is not Castro.

Trump warned

BERLIN – Germany denounced moves by President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on US metal imports, saying Europe needed a united response to the threat and echoing criticism from China that it risked undermining the global trade system.

Trump set import tariffs on Thursday of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium.

Policy concerns

MILAN – Pope Francis on Sunday expressed concern over national policies dictated by fear, speaking only one week after Italy’s general elections which brought populist and anti-immigrant parties to the forefront. The Pontiff, who has made the defence of migrants a key pillar of his five-year papacy, has repeatedly called for decisive action to solve political problems causing many to flee from their home countries.