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EU looks for 'big pot of money' to handle migration
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will promise during talks in Brussels "sufficient and targeted funding" for migration projects in Africa and elsewhere, according to a draft statement that shows they have yet to put their money where their mouth is.
Sonangol's dos Santos says new Angola president backs oil firm's reforms
LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Angola's new President Jo�o Louren�o backs the reform plans of oil company Sonangol, the state firm's powerful chief Isabel dos Santos said on Wednesday.
UPDATE 2-House Democrats seek documents on former Trump aide Michael Flynn
WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic lawmakers called on Wednesday for a congressional committee to issue subpoenas to the White House and three companies for documents about fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.
UPDATE 1-Financial, security woes put Libyan oil recovery on shaky ground
TUNIS/TRIPOLI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Libya's oil production revival is being undermined by the same financial, economic and security problems that threaten the promise of stability and a better life for the divided North African nation.
One dead at protest against extending Ugandan president's rule
KAMPALA (Reuters) - At least one person died as police fired bullets and teargas to disperse a crowd of opposition supporters rallying on Wednesday against plans to extend Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's rule.
EU parliament chief snipes at UK over Brexit
BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The head of the European Parliament derided British plans to leave the EU on Wednesday, saying they had not thought it through and faced problems for their trade, including vital food imports.
Italy breaks up Libyan fuel smuggling ring involving mafia
ROME (Reuters) - Sicilian police on Wednesday sought the arrest of nine people, including a suspected mobster, for running a Libyan fuel-smuggling ring in which at least 30 million euros ($35 million) of diesel was sold in gas stations in Italy and Europe.
Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state media
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday.
UPDATE 6-Kenyan election head: No guarantee vote will be free and fair
NAIROBI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The head of Kenya's election commission said on Wednesday he could not guarantee next week's presidential election will be free and fair, citing interference from politicians and threats of violence against his colleagues.
Turkey says will not submit to 'impositions' from United States in visa crisis
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday Ankara would not submit to "impositions" from the United States to resolve a feud which has seen the two NATO allies stop issuing visas to each other's citizens.
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