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NAIROBI, Kenya | AU force in Somalia says not involved in ex-al-Shabab arrest

NAIROBI, Kenya — The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia says it had no part in the arrest of the former No. 2 leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate for a regional presidency. The statement released overnight called for “utmost restraint” after several deaths were reported in the gunfire-fueled … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | AU force in Somalia says not involved in ex-al-Shabab arrest

LONDON | UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote by lawmakers

LONDON— British politics was thrown into chaos and Brexit into doubt Wednesday as Conservative lawmakers triggered a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May that will see her removed as party and government leader if she loses. May vowed to fight the challenge “with everything I’ve got,” after Graham Brady, who heads a committee overseeing … Continue reading LONDON | UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote by lawmakers

PARIS | The Latest: NGOs urge Europe to take in 12 stranded migrants

PARIS— The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 5:55 p.m. __ Three European non-governmental organizations are criticizing ongoing negotiations by the European Union to return to Libya 12 migrants rescued last week by a Spanish fishing vessel in the Central Mediterranean. The Nuestra Madre de Loreto trawler has been stranded in waters north … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: NGOs urge Europe to take in 12 stranded migrants

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Kremlin critic salutes Interpol president choice

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— The Latest on the election of Interpol’s next president (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Kremlin critic Bill Browder says common sense has prevailed with Interpol’s decision to bypass a longtime veteran of Russia’s security services and choose a South Korean as its new president. Browder spoke out against Alexander Prokopchuk’s candidacy, … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Kremlin critic salutes Interpol president choice

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: SKorea’s leader proud of next Interpol chief

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the election of Interpol’s next president (all times local): 1: 20 p.m. South Korea’s president says he’s “very proud” of the fact that fellow national Kim Jong Yang has been elected as Interpol’s next president. President Moon Jae-in tweeted from Seoul on Wednesday that Kim is the … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: SKorea’s leader proud of next Interpol chief

United States | Joint Statement on U.S.-Italy Strategic Dialogue

United States – The United States and Italy strengthened their ongoing commitment to the bilateral relationship during the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Italy Strategic Dialogue, November 19-20, 2018. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte launched the dialogue at the White House on July 30 to focus on improving security and stabilization efforts in … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement on U.S.-Italy Strategic Dialogue

AUCKLAND, New Zealand | New Zealand makes biggest cocaine bust in banana shipment

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — New Zealand police have made the country’s largest cocaine seizure, with 190 kilograms (418 pounds) of the drug found in a container of bananas shipped from Panama. New Zealand police and customs officials say in a joint statement the cocaine was contained in five duffel bags on top of bananas in … Continue reading AUCKLAND, New Zealand | New Zealand makes biggest cocaine bust in banana shipment