Founder of Italy’s Northern League found guilty in fraud case

MILAN Umberto Bossi, the founder of Italy’s opposition Northern League, was found guilty on Monday of illegally using party funds to pay for family expenses and sentenced to two years and three months in jail. The court in Italy’s financial...
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Israel backs Hungary, says financier Soros is a threat

By Luke Baker | JERUSALEM JERUSALEM Israel’s foreign ministry has issued a statement denouncing U.S. billionaire George Soros, a move that appeared designed to align Israel more closely with Hungary ahead of a visit to Budapest next week by Prime...
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Cypriot president says wants zero forces, guarantees from Turkey

By Michele Kambas | ATHENS ATHENS President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said on Monday he remained ready to negotiate a peace deal with estranged Turkish Cypriots and Turkey, after U.N.-backed talks ended in acrimony last week. The talks, sponsored by...
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Spyware used on investigators probing missing students in Mexico: report

MEXICO CITY An international investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico was targeted with spying software sold to governments to fight criminals and terrorists, according to a report published on Monday. The spying attempt was the latest exa...
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Outsider Gabbai wins Israeli Labour Party leadership contest

By Ori Lewis | JERUSALEM JERUSALEM Outsider Avi Gabbai was elected chairman of Israel’s opposition Labour party on Monday by beating veteran Amir Peretz, a former defense minister and labor union chief, in a leadership runoff. Gabbai, 50, a relative...
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Suspects remanded in Israel-Germany submarine deal probe

JERUSALEM Three suspects were remanded in custody and a fourth ordered held under house arrest on Monday after Israeli police questioned six people on suspicion of corruption in a $2 billion deal to buy submarines and patrol craft from Germany....
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Peru recalls ambassador from Ecuador in row over border wall

LIMA Peru has recalled its ambassador to Ecuador after Quito refused to stop building a wall along a canal separating the two, Peru’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Monday as both countries expressed concern over flood risks. Peru said construction...
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British judge looks for new evidence in case of critically-ill baby

LONDON The parents of a critically ill British baby have a few days to compile new evidence their son would benefit from experimental treatment in the United States, a judge said on Monday, adding that he would not be swayed...
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Guyana hunts inmates after riot destroys prison, kills warden

By Neil Marks | GEORGETOWN GEORGETOWN Authorities in Guyana were on the hunt on Monday for a death-row inmate believed to have masterminded a weekend prison riot that destroyed the country’s largest jail and killed a warden. The Camp Street...
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Amnesty says Iraq and allies violated international law in Mosul battle

ERBIL, Iraq Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had identified a pattern of attacks by Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led military coalition backing them in the battle for Mosul that violated international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes....
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