Thursday , June 27 2019

Politics

Russia to release jailed US investor before trial

Bloomberg Russia’s Investigative Committee has requested that Baring Vostok Capital Partners founder Michael Calvey be moved to house arrest after two months in a Moscow jail in a closely watched case that’s shocked investors. Calvey’s next hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Moscow, when the Investigative Committee’s petition will be ...

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Tripoli fighting intensifies as rivals ignore truce call

Bloomberg Eastern-based warlord Khalifa Haftar struck Tripoli’s only functioning international airport, drawing a rebuke from the United Nations and escalating an advance on the capital that threatens to spark civil war and convulse oil markets. Mitiga International Airport, Libya’s largest, temporarily suspended flights after the airstrike, which the UN’s secretary-general, ...

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Sudanese army rejects using force on protests as crisis escalates

Bloomberg Sudan’s military said it rejected any use of violence to quell the protests against embattled President Omar al-Bashir, as security forces tried to storm an anti-government demonstration in the capital. As four months of anti-government unrest intensified, the military said that protesters could only be dispersed through peaceful means, ...

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Russia defends Artic military buildup, US warns

Bloomberg Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defended his country’s military buildup in the Arctic amid US warnings of rising tensions in the remote and energy-rich region. “We don’t threaten anyone. We ensure sufficient defense capabilities given the political and military situation around our borders,” Lavrov said during a panel at ...

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New Kazakh president calls snap ballot

Bloomberg Kazakhstan’s new president called snap presidential elections less than a month after he replaced leader-for-life Nursultan Nazarbayev in a carefully-choreographed transfer of power. “I’ve taken the decision to call early presidential elections” on June 9 after consultations with Nazarbayev, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in a televised address to the nation. ...

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Pompeo warns Haftar forces to halt advance on Tripoli

Bloomberg The Trump administration issued a stern warning to Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar to halt his forces’ advance on Tripoli, and urged all sides to continue with political negotiations. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in a statement that the US was “deeply concerned” about the warlord’s threat to ...

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Modi pledges $1.44trn on infrastructure to woo voters as elections near

Bloomberg Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party pledged spend $1.44 trillion on infrastructure to boost the economy and raise living standards, in a bid to match its main rival’s populist promises. The BJP, which is seeking to retain power in elections starting April 11, released its manifesto in ...

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