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UN Secretary General: Foreign intervention in Libya at “outstanding levels” | News

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) that the conflict in Libya has entered a new phase “with foreign interventions reaching unprecedented levels”. Libya was thrown into chaos by the NATO-backed uprising in 2011, which toppled and killed its longtime leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Since 2014, the oil-rich country has been divided with an internationally recognized government …

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Amadou Gon Coulibaly, prime minister of Ivory Coast, dies at 61

In a statement, President Alassane Ouattara said the nation was in mourning over Coulibaly’s death on Wednesday afternoon, which happened shortly after he attended a cabinet meeting in the presidential palace. He described the prime minister as his closest partner during a 30-year period. Coulibaly, 61, had been selected to participate as the ruling party’s candidate in this year’s presidential …

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China’s experts expect TikTok ban “by the end of this week” as press assembly on Trump administration

State Secretary Mike Pompeo extended his considerations to ban the TikTok mobile app, saying that only one of a number of Chinese companies had to be held accountable for threatening Americans’ data. “We have been involved in a continuous evaluation, to ensure that we protect the integrity of US citizens and their information … This does not apply to any …

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Facebook cancels disinformation networks tied to Brazil’s Bolsonaro staff

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc. (FB.O) On Wednesday, a network of social media accounts was interrupted, which it said was used to spread divisive political messages online by employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and two of his sons. FILE PHOTO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro looks after a meeting at the Department of Defense headquarters, in the midst of coronavirus disease …

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Canada projects $ 343 billion deficit amid Covid ‘uncertainty’

Image copyright Reuters caption Finance Minister Bill Morneau Canada estimates $ 343 billion ($ 241 billion, £ 200 billion) in deficit – more than a 1000% increase – for the coming fiscal year. The government has been pumping money into the economy since March to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. It is the largest deficit, compared to the country’s …

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Facebook removes Roger Stone for ties to fake accounts

Facebook on Wednesday said it removed personal accounts from Roger J. Stone Jr., President Trump’s friend and ally, as they had ties to many fake accounts active around the 2016 presidential election. The company made the announcement as part of its monthly report to remove disinformation. Stone’s personal accounts on Facebook and Instagram, owned by Facebook, were linked to a …

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Democrats are waking up with cash in the battle for the Senate

A wave of cash is building behind the Democrats as they look to take full control of the government. Democratic candidates are collecting huge sums of money four months from Election Day, with several Democratic challengers of the Senate smashing collection records in states that will decide which party has the majority in the upper chamber. Presumptive Democratic presidential election …

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Burkina Faso: 180 bodies found in ‘death field’

Image copyright Burkina24 / HRW caption HRW urged government to reveal who had turned Djibo into a “death field” At least 180 bodies have been found in mass graves in northern Burkina Faso where soldiers are fighting against jihadists, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report said. “Available evidence suggests that government forces were involved in lots of extraordinary executions,” HRW …

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Facebook removes networks of inauthentic behavior associated with Roger Stone

Roger Stone arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, DC, on February 20, 2020. Marvin Joseph | The Washington Post | Getty Images Facebook announced on Wednesday that it has removed a network of more than 100 accounts and pages that published misinformation on the company’s social network with ties to Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative and …

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The United States hits 3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus because some states are seeing the increase in infections

The number confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed $ 3 million on Wednesday, according to a compilation from Johns Hopkins University. The virus has killed more than 131,000 people across the country. Globally, more than 11.8 million cases have been reported and over 545,000 people have died due to the virus. The dismal milestone for the United States, …

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