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France's Sarkozy faces second day of questioning in Gaddafi funds case


NANTERRE, France France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy was questioned for a second day on Wednesday by police investigating allegations that his 2007 election campaign received funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya should resist rushing to elections this year: Human Rights Watch

TRIPOLI Libya should resist rushing into elections this year because the country is too violent and authorities cannot guarantee freedom of assembly or free speech, which are essential for a vote, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations, 9:33am EDT

Executions, torture and slave markets persist in Libya: U.N.

GENEVA Armed groups execute and torture civilians in Libya in almost complete impunity seven years after the revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations, 8:26am EDT

Former French president Sarkozy held over Gaddafi cash inquiry

PARIS Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was questioned on Tuesday by police investigating whether late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign. | Video

World, Campaign Finance Mar 20 2018

Tuesday Morning Briefing

Britain is investigating whether Facebook did enough to secure data after reports that a political consultancy hired by Donald Trump improperly accessed information about 50 million Facebook users, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said on Tuesday. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cambridgeanalytica/uk-investigating-facebooks-response-to-alleged-data-breach-idUSKBN1GW0WX

China, France, Japan, Facebook, Mar 20 2018

Militant blows self up during stand-off with Tunisian forces

TUNIS A militant blew himself up as Tunisian security forces surrounded him and another fighter in a house near the Libyan border on Monday, the interior ministry said.

World, Tunisia, Mar 19 2018

Italy seizes ship that picked up migrants in Mediterranean

ROME Italian authorities seized a charity's ship on suspicion it had helped illegal immigration by picking up migrants in the Mediterranean instead of letting Libya's coastguard take them back to North Africa, the aid group said.

World, United Nations, Italy, Mar 19 2018

EU aims to step up help to Libya coastguards on migrant patrols

TUNIS The European Union wants to rapidly expand training of Libyan coastguards to stem migrant flows to Italy and reduce deaths at sea, an EU naval mission said on Thursday, signaling a renewed push to support a force struggling to patrol its own coasts. | Video

World, Italy Mar 16 2018

Case of commander wanted by ICC opens rift in east Libyan forces

TUNIS Uncertainty over the status of a Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court has opened a rift between military leaders who detained him for questioning, and fighters who staged protests to force his release.

World, United Nations, Mar 15 2018

Migrant death in Italy points to dire conditions in Libya: aid workers

ROME A 22-year-old Eritrean man died of tuberculosis exacerbated by severe malnutrition after being rescued at sea and brought to Italy, showing how dire conditions are in Libya for migrants, aid workers said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations, Italy, Mar 14 2018