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Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts

DAKAR (Reuters) - Gambian authorities have seized assets including 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to former president Yahya Jammeh, an official said on Monday, as an investigation into the veteran ruler's wealth gathers pace.

Brazil top court ruling on Temer probe to await tape analysis

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Chief Justice Carmen Lucia Rocha decided on Monday that the Supreme Court will only rule on the suspension of an investigation of President Michel Temer when the federal police determines whether a key tape recording was edited.

Ukrainian hacker gets prison in U.S. insider trading case

(Reuters) - A Ukrainian computer hacker was sentenced on Monday to 2-1/2 years in prison over his role in a global scheme to conduct insider trading based on stolen, yet-to-be-published corporate news releases, U.S. prosecutors said...

Venezuela prosecutor decries Maduro's new congress plan, deepening rift

CARACAS/PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's state prosecutor has panned unpopular President Nicolas Maduro's plan to create a grassroots congress, deepening a rare public split among the ruling Socialists as two months of massive protests show no sign of abating.

France's Macron acts on pledge to clean up politics

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron's new government moved quickly on Monday to act on a campaign promise to tighten up on ethical standards in French politics after an election race marred by a embezzlement scandal.

Belarus backsliding badly on human rights: U.N. report

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Belarus government has returned to a policy of large-scale repression, causing a dramatic deterioration in human rights, according to a report published on Monday for submission to next month's session of the U.N. Human Rights Council.

U.N. envoy to Yemen says Houdeidah port should be kept safe

SANAA (Reuters) - The United Nations' special envoy to Yemen said on Monday he wanted to prevent any attack on the Houthi-held Red Sea port of Hodeidah and also called for the central bank's independence to be maintained to allow it to pay salaries on both sides of the conflict.

Israeli drone crashes in southern Lebanon: Lebanese state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Israeli "Skylark" drone crashed in the Aita al-Shaab area of southern Lebanon on Monday, Lebanon's state news agency NNA reported.

Trump sets out Mideast vision: backing Arab strongmen against Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - The images from the same night broadcast around the Middle East speak as loudly as the words. On the one hand: the young people of Iran, dancing in the streets to mark the re-election of a pragmatist, men and women together.

Mafia boss shot dead while riding bicycle in Sicily

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - A mafia boss was gunned down while riding his bicycle in Sicily on Monday, judicial sources said, in what appeared to have been the sort of mob killing that has become rarer in recent years as dangerous figures have been locked up.

Leader of Nigeria's ruling APC party warns of coup threat

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria has paid a high price to achieve democracy and will foil any attempts by those hoping to stage a coup, the national leader of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party said on Monday.

Macron, meeting union leaders, puts his labor reform plans to the test

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's commitment to reform will face a first crucial test on Tuesday when he meets unions and employers to talk over labor reforms he has pledged to push through quickly despite deep opposition on the Left.

Trump meets the Pope: from trading barbs to seeking common ground

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Several days after Pope Francis was elected four years ago, he was criticized by Donald Trump for returning to the Church-run residence he was staying at in Rome to pay his bill in person.

In U.S. presidential first, Trump prays at Jerusalem's Western Wall

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday, standing before the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray and saying a few words before inserting a note between the monumental stones.

Macron to meet Russia's Putin in France on May 29: Elysee

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will receive Russia's Vladimir Putin at the palace of Versailles outside Paris on May 29 to inaugurate an exhibition marking 300 years of Franco-Russian diplomatic ties, a French presidency official said on Monday.

Marking difference with U.S., France urges dialogue with Iran

PARIS (Reuters) - France wants to develop its political dialogue with Iran in the hope that it will lead to constructive efforts to solve regional crises, its foreign ministry said on Monday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump lambasted Tehran.

Turkish NBA star back in U.S. after Turkey cancels passport

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter was back in the United States on Monday and poised to speak publicly about being detained after his Turkish passport was canceled because of what he described as his "political views."

Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Iran: TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help, responding to criticism of the Islamic Republic from U.S. President Donald Trump who is visiting the region.

Turkey says summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawl

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador to Ankara to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during an official visit last week, Turkey's foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Pakistan authorities seize 20 kg heroin on London-bound flight

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities found 20 kg (44 lb) of heroin on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight bound for London on Monday during a search at Islamabad airport, a spokesman for the national carrier said.

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