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  • Ugandan police disperse backers of lawmaker with presidential ambitions
    Ugandan police fired teargas and water cannon on Monday to disperse supporters of popular musician and lawmaker Bobi Wine after they gathered at a beach resort near Kampala where he was planning to hold a news conference and stage a concert. ... Read more »
  • U.S. to end all waivers Iran oil imports, crude price jumps
    The United States on Monday said it will eliminate in May all waivers granted to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, as it ratcheted up pressure to choke off all oil revenues of the Islamic Republic. ... Read more »
  • Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks
    Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded. ... Read more »
  • Trump says OPEC can step up output after Iran waivers
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations could "more than make up" for any drop in Iranian oil supplies to global markets now that his administration has decided to end waivers that allowed some nations to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions. ... Read more »
  • Mali's Keita names finance minister as new PM
    Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita appointed finance minister Boubou Cisse as prime minister on Monday, days after the government resigned following pressure to respond to the vigilante massacre of about 160 Fulani herders which shocked the nation. ... Read more »
  • China wants 'tranquillity', navy chief says ahead of new warships reveal
    China's navy wants maritime "tranquillity and good order", its chief said on Monday, ahead of a parade to mark its 70th anniversary at which the military is expected to display new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers. ... Read more »
  • Ukraine enters uncharted waters after comedian wins presidency
    Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically upended the status quo and won the country's presidential election by a landslide. ... Read more »
  • Team Zelenskiy: behind the scenes in Ukraine election win
    When comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy strode onto stage on Sunday to claim victory in Ukraine's presidential election, he was accompanied by several teammates who could become familiar faces in Ukrainian politics in the coming months. ... Read more »
  • Cyprus probes 'unprecedented' killings by serial killer suspect
    Police in Cyprus are probing the actions of a possible serial killer after two women were found murdered and dumped in a mine shaft and a third, a six-year-old child, is still missing. ... Read more »
  • Saudi security forces arrest 13 accused of planning attacks: SPA
    Saudi Arabia said on Monday it had arrested 13 individuals in connection with planning attacks in the kingdom, a day after security forces said they had thwarted an attack north of the capital, state news agency SPA reported. ... Read more »