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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

Israel to Assad: Get rid of your Iranian allies, they will harm you

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Defence Minister warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday to renounce the Iranian military presence in his country, saying the activities of Assad’s staunchest regional ally would only cause “damage and problems”. from Reuters: World News https://ift.tt/2I9Z1MH via IFTTT

Spain to extradite ex-Uruguayan army officer for human rights trial

(Reuters) – Spain has approved the extradition of a former Uruguayan military officer to the South American country, where he faces charges of human rights violations during Uruguay’s 1973-1985 military dictatorship, the Spanish government said on Friday. from Reuters: World News https://ift.tt/2IdDDls via IFTTT

Pentagon to keep backing Lebanon military, despite Hezbollah gains

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military is committed to supporting and providing assistance to the Lebanese armed forces, the Pentagon said on Friday, despite the Iran-backed Hezbollah group and its allies making significant gains in parliamentary election from Reuters: World News https://ift.tt/2jOLgo0 via IFTTT