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U.S. halts some Cameroon military assistance over human rights: official

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:01
The United States said on Wednesday it was halting some military assistance to Cameroon over allegations of gross human rights violations by its security forces in the northwest, southwest and far north regions.
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UK's May set to delay second parliament vote on Brexit deal: report

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:46
British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to delay the second parliament vote on her Brexit deal until the end of February, the Telegraph newspaper reported late on Wednesday.
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Libya's sovereign wealth fund chairman detained: official

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:45
The chairman of Libya's sovereign wealth fund, Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed, was detained on Wednesday for an investigation into alleged "corruption and exploitation of (his) position," an official in the attorney general's office said.
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Venezuela opposition plans to get oil money from U.S. fund

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:46
Venezuela's opposition on Wednesday said it would use a U.S.-based fund to receive some of the country's oil income in a key step to bankroll its efforts to dislodge President Nicolas Maduro.
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Nigeria leader's ally says foreigners who intervene in poll face 'body bags'

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:31
A key ally of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said people from overseas who sought to intervene in the country's election to be held in little over a week would go back in body bags.
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Trump says may declare Islamic State defeated next week

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:52
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expected a formal announcement as early as next week that the coalition fighting Islamic State militants has reclaimed all of the territory previously held by the extremist group.
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Eastern Libyan forces take over El Sharara oilfield

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:50
Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar captured the El-Sharara oilfield on Wednesday, officials said, apparently taking over the facility from armed tribesmen and state guards in a challenge to the Tripoli government.
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Slovakia declines to back Venezuela's Guaido as Maduro faces rising pressure

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:48
Slovakia declined to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate head of state on Wednesday, joining Italy in breaking the coordinated action of European Union nations and the United States.
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U.N. warns against politicizing humanitarian aid in Venezuela

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:48
The United Nations warned on Wednesday against using aid as a pawn in the Venezuelan crisis after the United States sent food and medicine to the country's border, even though it was unclear how it will get past the objections of President Nicolas Maduro.
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U.S. might lift sanctions on Venezuelan military who back Guaido: Bolton

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:48
The United States would consider lifting sanctions on senior Venezuelan military officers if they recognize the government of self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday.
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Venezuela opposition plans U.S. fund to secure oil money

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:48
Venezuela's opposition on Wednesday disclosed a key step to secure financing in its effort to dislodge President Nicolas Maduro, the opening of a U.S. fund to receive oil income, and decried the government's overseas gold sales.
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French jets strike Chadian rebels to head off Deby destabilization

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:31
French warplanes destroyed about 20 pick-up trucks in a third day of air strikes on Wednesday against a Chadian rebel convoy that crossed last week from Libya, an operation the French military said was aimed at preventing the destabilization of its former colony.
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Trump says expects announcement soon on recapturing Islamic State territory

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:27
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expected a formal announcement as early as next week that the coalition fighting Islamic State rebels has reclaimed all of the territory previously held by the extremist group.
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Dutch police shoot and kill gunman near central bank

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:23
Dutch police said on Wednesday they shot and killed a man on a path behind the country's central bank in Amsterdam after he brandished a firearm at them.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to eye pension reform choices when health allows: spokesman

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:03
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro will analyze a series of proposals to reform the country's costly pension system when his health allows it, presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Wednesday.
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Mexico to send police and military force of 10,200 to murder hot spots

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:00
Mexico began beefing up law enforcement in its most violent districts this week, officials said on Wednesday, sending the first of 10,200 troops and police to reduce murder rates in 17 hot spots, in the first phase of a program it plans to expand.
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Venezuelan opposition readies U.S. fund to receive oil revenue

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:30
Venezuela's opposition is opening a U.S. fund to receive the proceeds of oil sales, a key measure to secure revenue for its effort to dislodge President Nicolas Maduro, an opposition lawmaker said on Wednesday.
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U.S. lawmakers criticize Saudi Arabia, ask about weapons restrictions

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:14
A senior U.S. lawmaker said on Wednesday he was troubled by a report that Saudi Arabia transferred weapons to extremist groups in Yemen and questioned whether Congress should consider more restrictions on weapons sales to the Saudi-led coalition.
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At least two killed after building collapses in Turkey's Istanbul: official

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:08
At least two people were killed and six wounded after an eight-storey residential building collapsed in Istanbul on Wednesday, the governor's office said.
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Venezuelan opposition to open U.S. fund to receive oil sale revenues: lawmaker

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 13:46
Venezuela's opposition is opening a U.S. bank fund in which income from oil sales could be received, a key measure to secure financing for their effort to dislodge President Nicolas Maduro, an opposition lawmaker told Reuters on Wednesday.
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