Firm settles with Justice Department in Libyan bribery probe

A Baltimore-based money management firm has settled a U.S. Department of Justice probe of an affiliate that managed investments for the Libyan government, which was then led by Moammar Gadhafi. The Baltimore Sun reports that Legg Mason sent a letter to shareholders Monday announcing that it expects to pay $71 million as part of the settlement with the Justice Department.

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North Korea’s grand scheme of things

North Korea’s grand scheme of things – of keeping its friends close and its enemies closer, seems to be playing out on a large scale now. North Korea’s nuclear ambitions began to intensify after the country witnessed the fate of Libya, the country that opened up its entire nuclear programme for inspection and fell apart as a consequence.

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The Latest: Libyan rivals agree country to hold vote Dec. 10

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, holds an International Conference on Libya is held at the Elysee Palace with representatives of twenty countries, including Libya’s neighbors, regional and Western powers and international organizations and the French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Tuesday May 29, 2018. Libya’s rival leaders meet in Paris to agree on a political roadmap including elections in an effort to bring order out of Libya’s chaos, which is feeding Islamic militants, traffics of all kind and instability in the region.

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The Latest: Libyan rivals approve declaration on elections

Libya Chief of Staff, Marshall Khalifa Haftar, President of the Libyan House of Representatives in Tobruk Aguila Saleh Issa, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj and President of Libya High Council Khaled Mechri, from left to right, attend an International Conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace with representatives of twenty countries, including Libya’s neighbors, regional and Western powers and international organizations in Paris, France, Tuesday May 29, 2018. Libya’s rival leaders meet in Paris to agree on a political roadmap including elections in an effort to bring order out of Libya’s chaos, which is feeding Islamic militants, traffics of all kind and instability in the region.

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Paris conference seeks political roadmap for lawless Libya

A top adviser to the head of Libya’s U.N.-recognized government based in Tripoli has tweeted that the country’s rival leaders reached consensus on Tuesday at a Paris meeting to hold both parliamentary and presidential elections in battered Libya on Dec. 10. Taher El-Sonni, a senior political adviser to Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, tweeted about the agreed-on date ahead of the closing of the brief international conference in Paris. Final decisions agreed to by four leading Libyan officials who symbolize the divisions in the North African country will be announced at the close of the conference, attended by representatives of some 20 countries and the U.N. special envoy for Libya.

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Medical group says many migrants killed in Libya escape

Over 100 migrants and refugees held captive by human traffickers were shot at while escaping from a clandestine prison in northwestern Libya and there were numerous deaths and injuries, Doctors Without Borders said Friday. The international medical organization, also known as Medicins Sans Frontiers, said many people in the town of Bani Walid including members of security forces, hospital and municipal workers, and elders tried to protect the escapees as they were chased by their captors and armed men attempting to recapture them.

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Pence: North Korea will end like Libya only if ‘Kim Jong Un doesn’t make a deal’

Washington (CNN)US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea that it could end up like Libya if it fails to make a nuclear deal with Washington. “There was some talk about the Libyan model last week, and you know, as the President made clear, this will …

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Africa: Briefing of AU and EU Member States to Update On the Situation of Migrant in Libya

Addis Ababa — Briefing of the African Union and European Union Member States to update on the situation of African Migrant in Libya The Special Envoy of the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson H.E. Amira El-Fadil, AUC Commissioner for Social …

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