Russia to send more military trainers, equipment to Central African Republic

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday it planned to send additional military equipment to Central African Republic (CAR) and deploy 60 more instructors to train the country’s armed forces, escalating its most significant military foray in Africa in decades. Russia donated hundreds of weapons and sent 175 trainers to CAR earlier this year to bolster the government’s fight against ...

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Thomas Orchard: Devon and Cornwall Police admits restraining offence

Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Thomas Orchard was found unconscious in a cell and later died in hospital A police force has pleaded guilty to breaking health and safety rules over the use of an emergency response belt. Devon and Cornwall Police were charged in relation to the death of Thomas Orchard who was arrested and restrained by officers ...

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Daimler’s diesel troubles trigger new profit warning

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmaker Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) said its operating profit would fall by over 10 percent this year, its second earnings warning since June, blaming “government proceedings and measures in various regions” as a crackdown on diesel emissions takes a toll. The Daimler is seen during a press conference on the second press day of the Paris auto ...

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Kosovo votes to create national army over Serb objections

PRISTINA (Reuters) – Parliament in Kosovo, which relies on NATO troops for its protection, voted on Thursday to set up a 5,000-strong national army though its Serb minority said the move was illegal. Serb deputies, backed by Belgrade which does not recognize Kosovo’s independence, have blocked any such move in the past saying creation of a national army required a ...

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Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder takes legal action against Ecuador

Image copyright PA Image caption Julian Assange has lived in Ecuador’s UK embassy since 2012 Julian Assange is to launch legal action against the government of Ecuador, accusing it of violating his “fundamental rights and freedoms”. The Wikileaks co-founder has lived in its UK embassy since 2012 after seeking asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden over a rape claim – ...

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Ford CEO seeks to rally dealers as shares sink to new low

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – With Ford Motor Co’s stock at nearly a nine-year low and the company squeezed by tariffs and trade tensions, Chief Executive Jim Hackett sought to restore confidence among dealers gathered in Las Vegas this week, days ahead of announcing the automaker’s third-quarter results. Ford CEO Jim Hackett speaks to dealers at a company dealer meeting in ...

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Crimea mourns victims of mass shooting

KERCH, Crimea (Reuters) – Hundreds of residents in the Crimean port city of Kerch commemorated on Friday the victims of a college mass shooting in which an armed teenager killed 20 people, mostly his fellow pupils, and injured dozens more. People mourn during a memorial ceremony before the funeral of victims of an attack on a local college in the ...

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Ian Tomlin: Murder arrests over Battersea father’s death

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a father who was killed outside his home. Ian Tomlin, 46, was killed on Wednesday at flats on Charlotte Despard Avenue, Battersea, south London. The Met Police have refused to comment on whether Mr Tomlin, who worked as a lorry driver, had been confronting drug dealers. This breaking news story is ...

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