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Libyan presidency seeks consensus on electoral law
The head of the Libyan Presidency Council said on Saturday he would urge candidates in the proposed December elections not to participate unless there is consensus on the legal framework for the vote. Speaking to Reuters in New York, Mohamed al-Menfi said his goal was to ensure that the national presidential and legislative elections go ahead as scheduled on December 24.
US border officials briefly arrest 14 Mexican soldiers in El Paso
Fourteen Mexican soldiers were detained early Saturday morning for several hours by U.S. border officials after passing through the city of El Paso, Texas from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said ( CBP). “Just after midnight today, CBP officers working at the Bridge of the Americas international crossing in El Paso noticed two Mexican military vehicles crossing the border and entering the United States,” CBP told Reuters in a statement sent. by e-mail.
Germans vote in close election to decide Merkel’s successor
The Germans vote on Sunday in a national election that seems too close to be called, with the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) posing a major challenge for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. Merkel has been in power since 2005, but plans to step down after the election, making voting an age-changing event https://reut.rs/3hfDamG to set the future direction of Europe’s largest economy.
Kosovo says offices attacked in volatile north as Serbs block roads
Two Interior Ministry offices in northern Kosovo were attacked near blocked border crossings by local Serbs angry at banning cars with Serbian license plates from entering the country, said on Saturday the police. The Zubin Potok Town Car Registration Office was set on fire and two hand grenades were thrown at the Zvecan Town Civil Registration Office, but they did not explode, a indicated the police.
Quad leaders push for a free Indo-Pacific, with a wary eye on China
The leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia on Friday pledged to pursue a free and open Indo-Pacific region “without being intimidated by coercion” at their first in-person summit, who presented a united front amid shared concerns about China. The two-hour White House meeting of the Quad, as the grouping of four major democracies is called, will be closely watched in Beijing, which has criticized the group as “doomed to failure.”
UK has warned visa plan to address truck driver shortage will not solve crisis
Britain’s move to issue temporary visas to 5,000 foreign truck drivers is a short-term fix that will not solve a severe labor shortage that threatens to disrupt retailers significantly in the run-up to Christmas , warned business leaders. Long lines of vehicles formed at gas stations for a second day on Saturday as motorists lined up, some for hours, to refuel after oil companies reported the lack of drivers was causing transportation problems from refineries to forecourt, leading some ration operators and others to close gas stations.
China welcomes Huawei executive house, Trudeau embraces Canadians freed by Beijing
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou arrived in China on Saturday, ending her nearly three-year extradition fight to the United States, the same day two Canadians held by Beijing for more than 1,000 days returned. at home, potentially paving the way for improved ties between China and the two Western allies. Meng https://www.reuters.com/business/huawei-heir-apparent-prepares-life-after-three-years-canada-court-battle-2021-09-24, daughter of Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei , was allowed to return home after reaching a deal with U.S. prosecutors on Friday to end a bank fraud case against her.
Catalan separatist leader to attend hearing in Italy on October 4
Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont said on Saturday he would be in Sardinia on October 4 to attend a hearing on his European arrest warrant after being held in police custody in Italy for less than 24 hours. A Sardinian court freed Puigdemont on Friday, a day after Italian police arrested him under a European arrest warrant issued by Spain, as he traveled to the Italian island to attend a festival of Catalan folklore in the town of Alghero.
Exclusive – Under US sanctions, Iran and Venezuela reach oil export deal – sources
Venezuela has agreed to a key contract to swap its heavy oil for Iranian condensate that it can use to improve the quality of its tar-type crude, with the first shipments expected this week, five people familiar with the deal said. As the South American country seeks to boost its declining oil exports in the face of US sanctions, sources say the agreement between state-owned companies Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) deepens cooperation between two of Washington’s enemies.
Lavrov says Mali asked for help from private Russian military company
Mali has asked a private Russian military company to help it fight the insurgents, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the United Nations on Saturday. Mali’s one-year-old military junta is set to strike a deal to recruit Russian private military contractors from the Wagner Group, sources told Reuters, sparking opposition from France, who said that it was “incompatible” with a continued French presence in the West African state. .
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