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    SANTIAGO, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera said at the end of the ecumenical Te Deum ceremony in Santiago for the Fiestas Patrias commemoration that the country’s Catholic Church “knows better than anyone” that it erred regarding the sexual abuse scandal affecting the institution. “Regarding those who are complaining about the abuses that have been committed in

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  • Merkel, Algerian Officials Discuss Migration, Libya

    ALGIERS, ALGERIA, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday during a one-day visit to the country to discuss migration and the situation in neighboring Libya. Algeria’s official APS news agency reported the meeting happened in the presence Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and other government members. The discussions take on particular

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  • UNHCR: $270M Needed for Syrian Refugees, Displaced

    GENEVA, The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) warns it is running out of cash to provide life-saving assistance to millions of Syrian refugees and internally displaced living in dire and extremely precarious conditions. UNHCR says it urgently needs $270 million to make it through the end of the year. This, it says, will provide millions of

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  • Security Council extends mandates of UN peace operations in Libya, Colombia through next September

    By unanimous agreement on Thursday, the Security Council extended the mandates of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Organization’s Verification Mission in Colombia. Adopting resolution 2434 (2018) the Security Council extended, until 15 September 2019, UNSMIL’s mandate as an integrated special political mission to support an inclusive political process, taking into

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  • U.N. renews Libya mission but no date for elections

    The U.N. Security Council Thursday extended its political mission in Libya for a year but did not endorse a Dec. 10 date for elections that was agreed during a Paris meeting four months ago. Four key leaders from Libya agreed in May to hold the landmark polls on Dec. 10 as part of a French-led

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  • Rockets fired at airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli

    Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya’s capital, residents said, forcing flights to be diverted, less than a week after the United Nations brokered a fragile truce between rival armed groups in Tripoli. A spokesman for a faction controlling Matiga airport, the only one functioning in the capital,

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  • Aid Group: More Than 100 Migrants Die Off Libya Coast

    More than 100 migrants in two rubber boats died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya in early September, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The international aid agency said in a report on its website Monday that most of the migrants were from Sudan, Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Libya, Algeria

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  • Secretary-General Condemns Continuing Escalation of Violence in Libya, Deadly Indiscriminate Shelling by Armed Groups

    The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General condemns the continued escalation of violence in and around Libya’s capital, and in particular, the use by armed groups of indiscriminate shelling leading to the death and injury of civilians, including children. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to

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