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Op-Ed: Western countries pressure Libya to form unified government

Stuttgart - You would never know that the UN-backed Government of National Accord had just suffered the defeat of a vote of confidence in the government by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR)

British PM wants to trigger EU pull-out 'without parliament vote'

London - Prime Minister Theresa May wants to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union without a vote in parliament beforehand, a report said Saturday.

Spain's acting PM warns forming new government still 'a wish'

Madrid - Spain's acting prime minister warned Saturday that forming a government remained a "wish", in downbeat comments ahead of a crunch parliamentary vote over the country's political deadlock.

No Arab Spring in Zimbabwe: Mugabe warns protesters

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe after police fired teargas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations.

US, Russia move closer to new Syria ceasefire after talks

Geneva - Washington and Moscow have made key steps towards agreeing a new ceasefire in Syria, but a final deal has not been reached, US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart said after talks Friday.

UN council condemns N.Korea missile launches, vows new measures 

New York - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea for test-firing ballistic missiles and agreed to take "significant measures" in response the latest series of launches.

Bongo's fate in the balance as Gabon goes to the polls

Libreville - The people of Gabon voted Saturday to either re-elect President Ali Bongo or bring to power a veteran politician riding on a promise to end a 50-year-old family dynasty.

Op-Ed: Stephen Harper resigns as MP

Former prime minister Stephen Harper announced this morning that he will resign as member of parliament for Calgary Heritage, and quit politics.

Dutch far-right party says it will ban mosques, Koran

Den Haag - The political party of Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, which is leading polls ahead of parliamentary elections next year, has vowed to close mosques and "ban the Koran" in its manifesto.

Doctor who praised Trump's health says he wrote note in a rush

Washington - Donald Trump's personal doctor, who gave the Republican presidential candidate a glowing health report, told NBC News Friday that he penned that note in five minutes as Trump's car waited.

Venezuela sends opposition leader back to jail, expels Ecuadoran lawmakers

Caracas - Venezuela sent an opposition leader who was under house arrest back to jail Saturday and expelled a delegation of Ecuadoran lawmakers, amid rising political tension over a campaign to recall leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Brazil's Congress — a den of corruption

Bras - Brazil's Senate is big on decorum, not even letting men in without a coat and tie. But when it comes to corruption allegations, the politicians judging suspended president Dilma Rousseff seem less worried.

Kurd advance angers Turkey, Washington's impossible ally

Washington - As Turkish troops ostensibly hunting Islamic State (IS) group fighters shelled a US-backed Kurdish militia inside Syria, analysts warned that Ankara's alliance with the West is at stake.

US, Russia move closer to new Syria ceasefire after talks

Geneva - Washington and Moscow made key steps towards agreeing a new ceasefire in Syria, but a final deal has not been reached, US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart said after talks.

Brazil police urge graft charges against ex-leader Lula

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian police recommended corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at the state oil company Petrobras.

Libyan unity government requests more U.S. military help

Stuttgart - Faiez Serraj, the PM of the Libyan Government of National Accord, asked the US Africa Command to increase its military assistance during talks in Stuttgart with AFRICOM commander Thomas Waldhauser, and U.S. special envoy for Libya, Jonathan Winer.

Dutch PM Mark Rutte announces third-term candidacy

Den Haag - Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced Friday his candidacy to head the Dutch government for a third succesive term in office, as the countdown moves towards next year's parliamentary polls. "I'm going on.

Clinton says emails, foundation ties not a threat to White House bid

Washington - Hillary Clinton said Friday she was certain no revelations from emails or foreign entities' ties to her husband's charitable foundation will derail her bid for the US presidency.

Morales sees 'conspiracy' in Bolivia minister's murder

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that his government is the victim of a "political conspiracy" after protesting miners allegedly kidnapped and beat to death a minister who tried to negotiate with them.
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