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Anti-Haftar forces near Tripoli launch counter-attack

TRIPOLI – Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government said Saturday they have launched a counter-attack against strongman Khalifa Haftar’s fighters just south of the capital Tripoli. “We have launched a new phase of attack. Orders were given early this morning to advance and gain ground,” said…

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Ousted Sudanese president investigated for money laundering after piles of cash found in home

Prosecutors have begun investigating ousted Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir on charges of money laundering and position of large sums in foreign currency without legal grounds. A judicial source said on Saturday that military intelligence had searched Mr Al Bashir’s home and found suitcases loaded with more than 6 million euros (Dh 24.7m), $351,000 (Dh 1.2m) as well as five ...

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Ukraine Quiet Ahead of Presidential Election

A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine’s president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday’s election. Saturday was a so-called “day of quiet,” on which electioneering is forbidden, a respite from a campaign of heated statements and unexpected ...

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Pompeo insists he’s ‘still in charge’ on North Korea negotiations

Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasized Friday that he is “still in charge” of the diplomatic team running negotiations with North Korea and made it clear that he plans to continue serving in that capacity despite a blistering rebuke by Pyongyang earlier this week that called for the top US diplomat to be removed from denuclearization talks. Pompeo also ...

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India’s top judge faces sexual harassment storm

India’s top judge fought off a sexual harassment storm on Saturday after a former Supreme Court staff member accused him of making unwanted advances and hounding her. Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi said the accusations made by a 35-year-old former court assistant were “unbelievable” and an attempt to stop him hearing important cases. Saying judicial independence was at stake, Gogoi, 64, ...

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CIA reportedly claims Huawei received secret funding from Chinese state intelligence services

(Reuters) — U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West. The CIA accused Huawei of receiving funding from China’s National Security Commission, the People’s Liberation Army and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence…

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