Myanmar's top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – Myanmar’s top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy. “They were sentenced for seven years and this decision stands, and the appeal is rejected,” Supreme Court Justice Soe […]

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Brazil's president does not think truckers have reason to strike: spokesman

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro believes there is no reason for the country’s truckers to go on strike, his spokesman said on Monday. General Otavio Rego Barros told reporters in Brasilia that the government’s talks with truckers were aimed at securing a good outcome to avoid a strike. A 2018 truckers strike paralyzed Brazil’s economy, and the government […]

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Tripoli forces push opponents back slightly south of Libyan capital-witnesses

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on the capital, witnesses said on Sunday. The Libyan National Army (LNA) force loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar allied to a parallel government in the east started an offensive […]

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Algiers court summons former PM Ouyahia in public waste probe: state TV

ALGIERS (Reuters) – An Algerian court has summoned former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and current Finance Minister Mohamed Loukal, two close associates of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in a probe into the wasting of public money, state TV said on Saturday. They are being investigated over “dissipation of public money” and “illegal privilege,” state TV said. No other details were […]

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Tens of thousands of protesters back on Algeria's streets, demanding radical reform

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of demonstrators returned to Algeria’s streets on Friday to press demands for wholesale democratic change well beyond former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s resignation after six weeks of mass protests, witnesses said. Parliament named an interim president and a July 4 election date was set in a transition endorsed by the country’s powerful military. But Bouteflika’s […]

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Mali struggles to disarm ethnic militia suspected of massacre

DAKAR (Reuters) – Shortly after rolling into the central Malian town of Koro to detain a leader of an ethnic militia suspected of massacring about 160 villagers, a pickup truck of army soldiers was swarmed by hostile residents. Video provided to Reuters by a senior member of the Dan Na Ambassagou militia appears to show the troops beating a retreat […]

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