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November 3, 2018 1:31 AM U.S. to end trade benefits for Mauritania over forced labor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to end trade benefits for Mauritania on Jan. 1 for not making sufficient progress on ending forced labor practices, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) said on Friday. In a statement, USTR said Trump has determined after an annual eligibility review that Mauritania is not in compliance 90

October 24, 2018 1:59 AM A Japanese Journalist Who Disappeared in Syria Is Believed to Have Been Freed in Turkey

(TOKYO) — A man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who disappeared three years ago in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey, a Japanese official said. The man is being protected by Turkish authorities in Antakya near Turkey’s border with Syria and is being identified but he most likely is journalist Jumpei Yasuda, Chief Cabinet Secretary 77

October 23, 2018 3:11 PM Japan: Man believed to be missing journalist in Syria freed

In this photo taken on Feb. 18, 2015, Japanese freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda speaks during an interview in Tokyo. Japan's government says a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who went missing three years ago while in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference late Tuesday 64

June 29, 2018 7:32 PM Islamist militants attack African military base in Mali, at least six dead

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Islamist militants armed with rockets and explosives raided the headquarters of an African military taskforce in central Mali, leaving at least six people dead on Friday, a spokesman for the force said. Assailants driving a vehicle rigged with bombs attacked the compound in the town of Sevare as some exchanged gunfire with Malian troops 49

March 7, 2018 6:08 AM Exxon CEO struggles to reverse Tillerson's legacy of failed bets

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp’s (XOM.N) $200 million write-down last month on abandoned ventures in Russia - once its next big frontier - points to challenges facing Chief Executive Darren Woods in his second year leading the world’s largest publicly traded oil producer. Some of the biggest bets taken by his predecessor Rex Tillerson, now the U.S. secretary 78

December 4, 2017 8:41 PM 1 peacekeeper killed, 3 wounded in Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. says one peacekeeper has been killed and three wounded in Central African Republic in an attack carried out by mostly Christian anti-Balaka forces at a U.N. police checkpoint. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the attack took place at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in the southeast town of Bria after peacekeepers 47

July 15, 2017 10:02 AM Six countries demand FIFA strip Qatar of 2022 World Cup, says Infantino

Six countries that cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last month have demanded FIFA strip the Gulf state of the 2022 World Cup and threatened a boycott. Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt wrote to FIFA to ask that world football's governing body remove Qatar as hosts, FIFA president Gianni Infantino told Swiss website 53

May 19, 2017 8:00 AM Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

BAMAKO, Mali – On his first official trip outside Europe, new French President Emmanuel Macron is highlighting his determination to crush extremism with a scheduled visit to French-led military forces combatting jihadist groups in West Africa. During Friday's trip to Mali, Macron will be briefed on the inner workings of Operation Barkhane. It is France's 48

May 8, 2017 12:56 PM West Africa evolving as a new natural gas frontier

BP and Kosmos Energy have announced a "major" gas discovery off the West African coast. May 8 (UPI) -- British energy company BP said Monday its joint effort off the coast of West Africa sets the partnership up for a strong regional position. The British energy company said it confirmed a "major" discovery of natural gas off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal 82

April 30, 2017 8:55 PM French forces kill 20 jihadists on Mali-Burkina Faso border

BAMAKO, Mali – French forces fighting extremism in Africa's Sahel region say they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso. A statement Sunday from Operation Barkhane says soldiers also discovered large amounts of arms, ammunition, rocket launchers and explosives in the Foulsare forest. A resident in a nearby 35