Reuters: World News, 09-10 Feb 2019

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Exclusive: Venezuela shifts oil ventures’ accounts to Russian bank – document, sources

 

Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its joint ventures to deposit oil sales proceeds in an account recently opened at Russia’s Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday.

Exclusive: Venezuela shifts oil ventures’ accounts to Russia’s Gazprombank – document, sources

 

Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its oil joint ventures to deposit sales proceeds at an account it recently opened at Russia’s Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday.

Seven jailed for life over Tunisian museum, hotel massacres

 

A Tunisian court jailed seven people for life on Saturday for their involvement in two deadly militant attacks in 2015, one on a museum in Tunis and the other on a hotel in a Mediterranean resort.

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Indigenous Pemon on Venezuela’s border with Brazil vow to let aid in

 

Venezuela’s Pemon, an indigenous people living along the border with Brazil, are determined to allow into the embattled country any foreign aid that may arrive, even if that means a showdown with Venezuelan security forces and the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

East Libyan forces launch air strikes near el Feel oilfield -engineer

 

Eastern Libyan forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar carried out four air strikes near the El Feel oilfield as a warning to a rival commander, a field engineer said on Saturday.

Fatal fire exposes poor conditions for young Brazilians

 

The deaths of 10 teenagers in a fire at Brazil’s Flamengo soccer club highlighted the precarious conditions many youngsters face as they chase the dream of becoming professional footballers.

Fatal fire caused by energy spike: Flamengo CEO

 

The fire that killed 10 young footballers at Flamengo’s training ground in Rio de Janeiro was caused by a spike of electricity that led to a fire in an air conditioning unit, the club’s CEO Reinaldo Belotti said on Saturday.

Mexican radio journalist shot dead in Tabasco state

 

A radio news host in Mexico’s Gulf Coast state of Tabasco was shot dead on Saturday, officials said, marking the second journalist murder this year as the country grapples with record violence that has claimed the lives of numerous reporters.

Britain’s Prince Philip gives up driving license after crash

 

Queen Elizabeth’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving license after a crash last month, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.

Britain’s Prince Philip gives up license after crash: UK media

 

Queen Elizabeth’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving license after being involved in a crash last month, the BBC quoted Buckingham Palace as saying on Saturday.

Tunisian court hands life sentences to seven over museum, hotel attacks

 

A court in Tunis sentenced seven individuals on Saturday to life imprisonment for involvement in two deadly militant attacks in 2015, one on a museum in Tunis and the other on a hotel in the resort of Sousse.

Israel arrests Palestinian over killing of Israeli woman

 

Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian man on Saturday suspected of killing an Israeli woman found dead two days ago in a forest on the outskirts of Jerusalem, police said.

U.S.-backed Syrian force launches ‘final battle’ against Islamic State

 

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of the jihadist group’s “caliphate” in the SDF’s area of operations.

U.S.-backed Syrian force launches ‘final battle’ against Islamic State enclave

 

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of the jihadist group’s “caliphate” in the SDF’s area of operations.

East Libyan forces launch air strikes near oilfield: engineer

 

Eastern Libyan forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar carried out four air strikes near the El Feel oilfield, a field engineer told Reuters on Saturday.

Exclusive: Venezuela moves to replace U.S. executives on Citgo board – sources

 

Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA is taking steps to remove at least two American executives from the board of directors of its U.S. refining subsidiary, Citgo Petroleum Corp, according to people close to the matter.

More violence in Paris as ‘yellow vests’ keep marching

 

Thousands of French “yellow vest” demonstrators marched on Saturday for their 13th weekend of action, with scuffles in Paris and a demonstrator’s hand mangled by a small explosive.
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