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Cash for doping cover-up: trial of former athletics chief Diack to begin

老虎机技术打法Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics' governing body IAAF, goes on trial in Paris on Monday on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal.

Niger sacks army chief after deadliest attacks in years

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou has replaced the head of the army after two of the country's deadliest attacks in living memory killed at least 160 soldiers and prompted a rethink in the battle against jihadist groups, the government said.

Zimbabwe finance minister sticks to 3% growth forecast despite poor rains

老虎机技术打法Zimbabwe's finance minister maintained on Monday that the country's economy would grow 3% this year despite poor rains that have hurt some crops and persistent power cuts that have hit mines and industry.

Libyan rivals, cajoled by Putin and Erdogan, to hold Moscow peace talks

老虎机技术打法Libya's warring leaders were due to hold peace talks in Moscow on Monday with Russia and Turkey urging the rivals to sign a binding truce to end a nine-month-old war and pave the way for a settlement that would stabilize the North African country.

EU welcomes Libya ceasefire, says U.N. must lead reconciliation

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed on Monday a ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia, but cautioned that the United Nations must lead the process of rebuilding the country.

Former Pope Benedict breaks silence on celibacy debate after synod

老虎机技术打法Former Pope Benedict, in a new book written with a conservative cardinal, defends priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church in what appears to be a strategically timed appeal to Pope Francis to not change the rules.

Angola holds off on chasing dos Santos' assets abroad: prosecution

Angolan courts have refrained from action to seize billionaire ex-first daughter Isabel Dos Santos' assets abroad but will not hesitate to do so if necessary, a prosecution spokesman said.

Germany plans to hold Libya summit on Jan 19: participants

Germany plans to hold a summit aimed at plotting a path to peace in Libya on Jan. 19, two participants in the preparatory negotiations said on Monday,

Three teachers killed in suspected militant attack near Kenya's Somalia border: police

Suspected al Shabaab militants shot dead three teachers in Kenya near the border with Somalia on Monday and burned down a police station, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of assaults by the group since the New Year.

France and Russia want to safeguard Iran nuclear deal, Macron says

France and Russia have a shared desire to safeguard Iran's nuclear deal, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

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