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Mexico election body blocks 17 male candidates masquerading as transgender women

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A Mexican state electoral body on Friday rejected the applications of 17 aspiring male candidates from various parties who tried to register as transgender female contenders for the July 1 elections. from Reuters: World News https://ift.tt/2IdyCxp via IFTTT

Malaysia’s ousted PM says to take a break amid reports of flight

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Twitter that he would take a short break to spend time with his family, hours after reports that his name was on the flight manifest of a private jet scheduled to leave for Jakarta on Saturday morning. from Reuters: World News https://ift.tt/2rDYZkW via […]

Malaysia’s Najib says to take short break, follows reports he may leave for Jakarta

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Twitter that he would take a short break to spend time with his family, hours after reports that his names was on the flight manifest of a private jet scheduled to leave for Jakarta on Saturday morning. from Reuters: World News https://ift.tt/2G7vnBR via […]

Activist held after posting video critical of Egyptian government: Amnesty International

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian police on Friday detained an activist after she posted a video on social media criticizing the government for failing to protect women against sexual harassment and over worsening living conditions, Amnesty International said. from Reuters: World News https://ift.tt/2rDbVrp via IFTTT

Pompeo promises North Korea future ‘brimming with prosperity’ if it denuclearizes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea faces “a future brimming with peace and prosperity” if it gives up its nuclear weapons soon, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday as the two countries prepare for a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. from Reuters: World News https://ift.tt/2wxYiQ2 via IFTTT

U.S. says denuclearization by Pyongyang will require ‘robust’ oversight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the complete denuclearization by Pyongyang will require “robust verification,” while his South Korean counterpart insisted sanctions against North Korea would not be lifted before a June 12 leaders’ summit. from Reuters: World News https://ift.tt/2G8j2NQ via IFTTT

Macau billionaire gets four years prison for bribing U.N. officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Billionaire Macau real estate developer Ng Lap Seng was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday after being found guilty last July of bribing two United Nations ambassadors to help him build a multibillion dollar conference center. from Reuters: World News https://ift.tt/2rBFjOU via IFTTT