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Breaking: Yemen’s Houthis announce former President Saleh ‘killed’

Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed, the rebel Houthi-affiliated Interior Ministry said on Monday, less than a week after disputes erupted between the former allies. Saleh ruled Yemen for more than three decades, carrying out several wars against the Houthis before he was forced to step down in 2012. He then formed Read more

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Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I.; Will Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December, becoming the first senior White House official to cut a cooperation deal in the special counsel’s wide-ranging inquiry into election interference. Mr. Flynn’s discussions with Sergey I. Read more

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Top Lafarge officials charged with financing jihadists

Three top officials of Swiss-French cement-maker Lafarge were charged Friday with indirectly financing jihadists through the company’s activities in war-torn Syria, one of their lawyers and judicial sources said. Lafarge stands accused of paying the Islamic State group and other militants through a middleman in order to allow the company’s factory in Jalabiya, northern Syria, Read more

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London mayor chides Trump over anti-Muslim videos

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, on Thursday, accused U.S. President Trump of betraying the “special relationship” between Britain and the U.S. by re-tweeting anti-Muslim videos posted by the far-right group Britain First. Khan joined a growing number of British politicians calling for a planned visit by Trump to be cancelled. Opposition Liberal Democrat party Read more

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UN considers sanctions to fight Libya slave trade

France’s ambassador to the UN has urged the Security Council to impose sanctions on the people involved in Libya’s slave trade of African refugees and migrants. Francois Delattre’s comments come as human trafficking in Libya has become a burning topic since a CNN investigation produced footage of West Africans being sold at slave markets in November. “France will propose Read more

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New Zealand PM denies Trump mistook her for Trudeau’s wife

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday played down suggestions US President Donald Trump confused her with Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s wife at a summit in Asia last week. Trudeau was supposedly making the introductions as Ardern attended her first major forum since taking office last month when Trump mixed-up the 37-year-old with the Read more