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UK police arrest man over plane crash death of footballer Sala


LONDON British police said on Wednesday they had arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the death of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala in a plane crash in January.

France's Sarkozy loses bid to avoid corruption trial

PARIS Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday lost his final bid to avoid standing trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, his lawyer said.

World, Jun 19 2019

Gunmen kill 41 people in central Mali: mayor

BAMAKO Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes attacked two villages in central Mali, killing at least 41 people in a part of the country where ethnic reprisal attacks have surged in recent months, a local mayor said on Tuesday.

World, Africa, Jun 18 2019

French, Malian forces kill 20 militants in operation: Mali army

BAMAKO Allied French and Malian forces killed 20 militants in an operation in a part of northern Mali where Islamic State operates, a spokesman for the West African nation's military said on Sunday.

World, Africa, Jun 16 2019

Mali president visits Dogon village where dozens killed

BAMAKO President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali on Thursday visited the site of an ethnic massacre in central Mali in which gunmen killed dozens of people, vowing once again to crack down on spiraling insecurity.

World, Africa, Jun 13 2019

Mali revises down death toll from village raid, local official disagrees

BAMAKO Mali's government has more than halved its estimate of the death toll from an attack this week on a Dogon village, even as local leaders insisted that close to 100 were killed in the latest wave of ethnic violence.

World, Africa, Jun 12 2019

Insiders uneasy as Spain's Ciudadanos expands deal with far right

MADRID Party insiders of Spain's center-right Ciudadanos have reacted with unease over its decision to deepen an alliance with far-right Vox to secure a share of power in two regional assemblies.

World, Spain, Jun 12 2019

Mali massacre victims included 24 children: PM

BAMAKO Bodies recovered from a massacre of almost 100 people by a Malian ethnic militia included at least 24 children, many of them shot in the back, the prime minister said during a visit to the crime scene on Tuesday.

World, Jun 11 2019

At least 95 killed in central Mali village attack

BAMAKO Attackers believed to belong to the Fulani ethnic group raided a rival Dogon village in central Mali overnight, killing at least 95 people and burning houses to the ground, local and government officials said on Monday.

World, Africa, United Nations Jun 10 2019

Don't take our troops for granted, France warns West African states

PARIS West African states fighting Islamist militancy in the region should not take France's military presence for granted because Paris will not be there forever, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday.