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SATURDAY, 24 MARCH 2018, 19:50


Greek shipping tycoon denies drugs charges

Today at 18:04 PM, via Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek shipping tycoon and the owner of Olympiakos Piraeus and Nottingham Forest soccer teams, Vangelis Marinakis, denied any links to drug trafficking on Saturday, a day after a Greek prosecutor brought preliminary charges against him.

Bulgarian border officers suspended over airport security lapse

Today at 17:24 PM, via Reuters

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said on Saturday it had suspended 13 border officers over accusations that dozens of people arriving from France this week had passed through passport control at Sofia airport without having documents checked.

Ivorians vote in senate poll likely to shore up president’s power

Today at 16:54 PM, via Reuters

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivorians voted for a new senate on Saturday in a poll likely to shore up President Alassane Ouattara’s grip on power, amidst an opposition boycott, while doing little to relieve ethnic tensions lingering from a decade of crisis.

Italian election winners reach deal on parliamentary speakers

Today at 16:09 PM, via Reuters

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement hooked up with conservative parties on Saturday to elect the speakers of both houses of parliament, but there was no sign yet they might extend this pact and form a government.

Former Catalan leader faces arrest in Finland

Today at 15:38 PM, via Reuters

HELSINKI/BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont faces arrest in Finland after authorities there received an international warrant for his detention issued by Spain, the latest legal action against separatist politicians from the wealthy northeastern region.

Bomb kills two in Alexandria ahead of Egypt presidential vote

Today at 14:29 PM, via Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) – A bomb placed under a car exploded in Egypt’s second city Alexandria on Saturday, killing two people including a policeman, two days before the country is due to hold a presidential election.

Exiled rights activist accuses Bahrain of persecuting kin

Today at 14:26 PM, via Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) – Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei, a prominent Bahraini rights campaigner exiled in Britain, said on Saturday a Bahraini court had sentenced his wife to two months in jail in absentia this week and that his mother-in-law had begun a hunger strike in jail.

Britain’s Times condemns Egypt over journalist’s deportation

Today at 13:50 PM, via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Egypt has deported a British journalist working for The Times, the newspaper said on Saturday, describing an “increasingly oppressive environment” for media in the country ahead of next week’s presidential election.

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