Armed group attacks air base in southern Libya controlled by Haftar - source
BENGHAZI, Libya, April 18 (Reuters) - An armed group on Thursday attacked a major air base in southern Libya controlled by eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar, an eastern military source said.
Salvini advisor under investigation for alleged corruption - judicial sources
ROME, April 18 (Reuters) - Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into corruption allegations against a junior transport minister who serves as economic adviser to Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, judicial sources said on Thursday.
UPDATE 2-Gunmen kill 14 after kidnapping them from buses on Pakistani coast
QUETTA, Pakistan, April 18 (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen killed 14 people in southwestern Pakistan after pulling them from several passenger buses, sifting through their identity cards and kidnapping them, a Pakistani official said on Thursday.
Time-lapse shots of Notre-Dame spire may offer clues on blaze
PARIS, April 18 (Reuters) - A time lapse camera installed just hours before Monday's devastating blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris may contain vital clues as to what caused the inferno, a French scaffolding company working at the cathedral said on Thursday.
Rights group urges Myanmar to drop charges against satirical performers, filmmaker
YANGON, April 18 (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch urged Myanmar on Thursday to drop charges against four satirical performers and a filmmaker arrested after criticizing the military, as an army spokesman defended "rules and limits" on freedom of expression.
UK consumers keep calm and carry on shopping before Brexit deadline
LONDON (Reuters) - British shoppers ignored worries about an impending Brexit deadline and spent heavily in March, official data showed on Thursday, supporting the country's sluggish economy while companies were cutting back on investment.
Russia's govt weighs new support for sanctioned GAZ Group -TASS
MOSCOW, April 18 (Reuters) - The Russian government is looking at the expediency of providing further support to sanctioned businessman Oleg Deripaska's GAZ Group, TASS news agency cited a government official as saying on Thursday.
UPDATE 2-Portugal's fuel-tanker truckers call off damaging strike
LISBON, April 18 (Reuters) - Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers have ended a national strike after agreeing to return to negotiations over demands for better pay and conditions, the government said on Thursday, ending the country's worst outbreak of industrial unrest in years.
Trump adviser visits Moscow for Kremlin talks
MOSCOW, April 18 (Reuters) - Fiona Hill, an adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, visited Moscow this week and discussed bilateral relations with Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.
Peace talks postponed as Taliban objects to size of Afghan delegation
KABUL (Reuters) - A meeting between the Taliban and Afghan politicians and civil society aimed at ending more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan has been postponed, officials and diplomats said on Thursday, citing Taliban objections to the size of the Afghan delegation.
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