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Almost $30 million seized in raids linked to Malaysian ex-PM

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police said Friday they found cash amounting to almost $30 million in a raid on a luxury apartment as they probed corruption allegations swirling around ousted leader Najib Razak.

No evidence of 'spy' in Trump camp, Democrats say after intel brief

Washington - US intelligence agencies offered no evidence to back President Donald Trump's claim that the FBI planted a "spy" in his campaign, congressional Democrats said Thursday after a closed-door briefing.

Ex-Panama president to stop fighting extradition from US

Miami - Panama's former president Ricardo Martinelli, currently in a US prison and wanted in his own country on corruption and espionage charges, announced Thursday he would end his fight against extradition.

Venezuela's Maduro seeks oil output boost as he is sworn in

Caracas - Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro was sworn in Thursday for a second term as president of the crisis-wracked Latin American country, just days after winning an election boycotted by the opposition and decried abroad.

Two killed in fresh Nicaragua clashes after talks collapse

Le - At least two people were killed and 50 wounded as clashes flared in Nicaragua after peace talks between the government and opposition collapsed, the Red Cross and victims' relatives said Thursday.

Facebook, Twitter tighten rules for political ads

Washington - Twitter on Thursday announced new guidelines to clearly mark political ads on its platform as Facebook said it began implementing a policy requiring labeling and verification of identities of those paying for political messages.

Facebook begins labeling, verification for political ads

Washington - Facebook said Thursday it began implementing a new policy requiring labeling of political ads and verification of identities of those paying for the messages.

Venezuela's Maduro sworn in for second six-year term

Caracas - Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro was sworn in Thursday for a second term as president of the crisis-wracked Latin American country, just days after winning an election boycotted by the opposition and decried abroad.

Are automobile and truck imports a threat to national security?

Are automobile and truck imports a threat to national security? They could be a threat - as the US Department of Commerce launches an investigation into vehicle imports at the request of President Trump.

Spain's ruling party found guilty in major graft trial

Madrid - Spain's ruling conservatives have been found guilty of benefiting from illegal funds in a mega graft trial in which 29 former officials, businessmen and their spouses were also jailed, a court announced Thursday.

Cuba regrets CIA Bay of Pigs veteran died without trial

Havana - Havana expressed regret Thursday that a former CIA agent who led a bloody campaign against Fidel Castro had died without ever being brought to justice for "terrorist" crimes against Cuba.

Pakistan votes to bring tribal areas into political fold

Islamabad - Pakistan passed legislation Thursday paving the way for its restive tribal areas, long a focal point in the global war on terror, to enter the political mainstream, ending a colonial-era arrangement that endorsed collective punishment and fuelled milit...

Trump canceled summit with U.S. journalists still in North Korea

President Donald Trump canceled his much-awaited summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday while about 30 international journalists, including many US citizens, were still in the country.

Lebanon's Saad Hariri gets new term as PM: presidency

Beirut - Lebanese lawmakers designated Prime Minister Saad Hariri for a third term in office Thursday, less than three weeks after elections that saw his movement lose ground in parliament.

Russia cracks down on opposition activists after protests

Moscow - Russian authorities have detained several members of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny's team for organising protests ahead of President Vladimir Putin's fourth inauguration.

Pakistan votes to bring tribal areas into political fold

Islamabad - Pakistan passed legislation Thursday paving the way for its restive tribal areas to enter the mainstream political fold, bringing an ending to a colonial-era arrangement that endorsed collective punishment and fuelled militancy.

EU says US car import threat 'difficult to understand'

Apo - A top EU official on Thursday expressed deep surprise at the fresh threat by the Donald Trump administration to hit European auto imports with tariffs as transatlantic trade tensions worsened.

Italian PM nominee begins work on forming cabinet

Rome - Italy's prime ministerial nominee Giuseppe Conte on Thursday began lining up a cabinet after being endorsed to lead a populist coalition government.

Malaysian ex-PM quizzed for second time over graft claims

Putrajaya - Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned Thursday by anti-graft investigators for the second time this week over a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal following his shock election loss.

China, Russia rise in C. Africa as Western influence shrinks

Libreville - Russia and China are muscling their way into the Central African Republic as Western clout in the mineral-rich, strategically important nation seems to wane, analysts say.

Cuba's new leader brings hope for gay rights

Havana - Gay rights in Cuba have come a long way since the early years of the Communist revolution, when countless people were marginalized or forced to flee because of their sexual orientation.

Poisoned ex-spy's daughter says wants to return to Russia 'in future'

Moscow - Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in Britain in March, said in a video statement Wednesday she would like to eventually return to Russia but first needed to get better.

Nicaragua's way out of crisis is early elections: OAS

Washington - Early elections are the only way for crisis-gripped Nicaragua to restore peace, the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) said Wednesday, after a spate of recent anti-government unrest left at least 76 dead.

Poisoned ex-spy's daughter says wants to return to Russia 'in future'

Moscow - Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in Britain in March, said in a video statement Wednesday she would like to eventually return to Russia but first needed to get better.

Spain PM gets backing for budget despite Catalan crisis

Madrid - Spain's minority government won parliamentary approval Wednesday for its 2018 budget after Basque nationalists made a last-minute U-turn on a vow to withhold their crucial support unless Madrid lifts direct rule on Catalonia.

Brexit plan to leave customs union not ready until 2021: tax chief

London - A post-Brexit blueprint to replace Britain's customs union with the European Union will not be ready until the end of 2020, tax chief Jon Thompson has told lawmakers.

Spain PM gets support from Basque party to pass 2018 budget

Madrid - After months of suspense, Spain's government finally got the guarantee it needed that the 2018 budget would be approved after a Basque nationalist party said Wednesday it would vote in favour of the spending plan.

Erdogan hits Turkey currency storm month before polls

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing a potentially severe crisis just a month ahead of elections over the sharp depreciation of the lira which risks buffeting his campaign and even influencing voters.

Italy's PM candidate arrives for talks with president

Rome - Italy's would-be prime minister Giuseppe Conte headed into talks Wednesday with the country's president who must decide whether to approve his nomination to lead a government formed by far-right and anti-establishment parties.

New Lebanon parliament re-elects Hezbollah ally Berri as speaker

Beirut - Lebanon's new parliament on Wednesday elected veteran speaker and Hezbollah ally Nabih Berri to a sixth consecutive term, making him one of the longest-serving parliamentary heads in the world.
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