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Berlin peace plan for Libya: main points

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Key players in the Libya crisis and world leaders held a high-stakes summit in Berlin on Sunday to discuss the way forward to end the conflict. Here are the main points they agreed on their final communique, to be put forward as a UN Security …

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UN: Stop interfering in Libya affairs

Libya ‘needs foreign interference to stop’: UN envoy Berlin, Germany | AFP |  International players must stop meddling in the Libyan conflict, the UN’s special envoy told AFP on Saturday, on the eve of a summit of world powers to try to bring peace to the North African nation. “All …

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Pakistan PM Khan says Trump asked him to mediate with Iran

United Nations, United States | AFP | Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday Donald Trump had asked him to mediate with Iran to defuse tensions, though the US president later suggested it was Khan who approached him and nothing was final. Khan met Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani …

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Iran foreign minister Zarif makes surprise visit to G7 summit

Biarritz, France | AFP | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew into Biarritz in southwestern France for the G7 summit on Sunday in a surprise attempt to break a diplomatic deadlock over Tehran’s disputed nuclear programme. Zarif’s presence had not been announced and represented a gamble by French host …

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PM Boris Johnson supports new digital tax

Johnson insists US digital giants must be taxed ‘fairly and properly’ Biarritz, France | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said that US digital giants needed to be taxed “fairly and properly” in a growing dispute with the United States over taxing the likes of Amazon, Apple, …

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Davos elites warned on populist rage, economic uncertainty

Goodbye Nairobi. Hello #Davos2019 Tomorrow we @Oxfam launch our #inequality report. Here & around the world we will sound the alarm on the frightening, widening gap between rich & poor. We will offer solutions & point to +ve examples. Watch this space! #wef19 #FightInequality pic.twitter.com/kNavqZVYKP — Winnie Byanyima (@Winnie_Byanyima) January …

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EAC Burundi crisis summit postponed again

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | An East African summit scheduled for December 27 to help broker an end to Burundi’s political crisis has been postponed for a second time, according to a regional bloc organising the talks. Burundi has been caught up in crisis since President Pierre Nkurunziza sought a …

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