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Rival Libyan leaders agree to set elections for December

Rival Libyan leaders agree to set elections for December

World
May 29 (UPI) -- Representatives of 20 countries met in Paris Tuesday where four rival Libyan leaders agreed to set parliamentary and presidential elections for December. At the meeting were leaders from Libya's neighboring countries, regional and European powers, the United States and international organizations. Electoral laws for the election will be adopted this summer. The elections were set for Dec. 10. "We reaffirm the existence and the need for a constitutional basis to organize an election and the need for everyone to work hand-in-hand to make sure the elections are a success," Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said at a news conference Tuesday. Al-Sarraj said he called the meeting to try and end the civil war in Libya. The country was divided in 2011 after a NATO-backed revo...
The Queen of England gets a supreme salary … see how other world leaders stack up

The Queen of England gets a supreme salary … see how other world leaders stack up

Finance
At 92 years of age, Britain's beloved Queen Elizabeth is in a league of her own when it comes to income. Her earnings add up to 2,660.4 times the per capita GDP of the United Kingdom. Sounds like a lot, but if the queen's salary were equally distributed across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, each citizen would only get £1.16, or $ 1.62 at current exchange rates, apiece.Sources: IG Group, Google/World BankLet's block ads! (Why?) Financial Advisor Hub
Western leaders mull joint response to suspected Syrian chemical attack

Western leaders mull joint response to suspected Syrian chemical attack

World
Western leaders are weighing up a coordinated military response against the Syrian government over an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held neighborhood near Damascus on Saturday. President Donald Trump, France's President Emmanuel Macron and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May held phone conversations Tuesday discussing how the West should act in order to reinforce an international prohibition against chemical warfare. Macron on Tuesday evening said he wants "a strong and joint response" to the attack, saying that France would decide in the coming days alongside the U.S. and Britain. Meanwhile, leading officials from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have requested access to the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack that took place on a Syrian rebel-he...
Crowds jeer French far-right, far-left leaders after 'anti-Semitic' murder

Crowds jeer French far-right, far-left leaders after 'anti-Semitic' murder

World
France's far-right and far-left leaders have been booed during a Paris rally after a Jewish woman was killed in what is being treated as anti-Semitic crime.Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN) and Jean-Luc Mélenchon of France Unbowed joined the silent march, defying wishes of Jewish groups. The groups accuse the two parties of having anti-Semites in their ranks - a claim denied by both organisations.Mireille Knoll, 85, was stabbed and then burnt in her Paris flat on Friday.As a child in 1942, she evaded the notorious Vel d'Hiv round up of some 13,000 Jews in Paris, who were then deported to Nazi death camps.Two men have been held and placed under formal investigation over her murder.A police source told French media that one of those detained had previously been convicted of molesting
EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame

World
EU leaders have agreed it is "highly likely" that Russia is responsible for the Salisbury nerve agent attack.Following a working dinner at a Brussels summit on Thursday night, European Council President Donald Tusk revealed the bloc's member states have backed the UK Government's assessment there is "no other plausible explanation" than Moscow's culpability.He posted on Twitter: "#EUCO agrees with UK government that highly likely Russia is responsible for #SalisburyAttack and that there is no other plausible explanation."The comment is likely to satisfy Theresa May's hopes of a strong statement from EU leaders over the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.The UK Government has directly blamed Moscow for the attack in Wiltshire, with traces of nerve a...