Libyan gunmen halt water pipeline to besieged Tripoli

unmen have cut off the main water pipeline to Libya’s besieged capital, Tripoli, spelling more misery for residents already reeling from weeks of fighting. The United Nations said the water blockage was a possible war crime as Libya’s internationally recognized government accused forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, which have been …

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Swiss voters approve tighter gun control, avoid EU clash

wiss voters agreed by a nearly two-to-one margin on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels. The measure passed in the binding referendum under the Swiss system of direct democracy by a 64-36% margin, provisional final results …

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Algeria election may be postponed, protests continue

lgeria’s imminent presidential election looks likely to be postponed, a source said on Friday, as protesters returned to the streets for the 13th successive Friday to demand the removal of the nation’s ruling elite. After two decades in power, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit last month under pressure from protesters and …

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Austrian leader calls crisis meeting after deputy filmed discussing deals

ustrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called a crisis meeting late on Friday after two German newspapers published footage purportedly showing his deputy discussing state contracts with a potential Russian backer in return for political support. Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache was filmed talking about the contracts with someone posing as the niece of …

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Former CIA officer jailed for 20 years for spying for China

former spy for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in prison after being convicted on charges of conspiring to transmit U.S. defense secrets to China, the Justice Department said. Kevin Patrick Mallory, of Leesburg, Virginia, was found guilty by a federal jury in June …

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