Greek PM eyes chance to normalize relations with Turkey, but demands rhetorical de-escalation

Greece’s prime minister said Monday that his government wants to take full advantage of an improving political climate with neighboring Turkey in order to improve bilateral relations despite a string of decades-old disputes. But Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that didn’t mean Turkey had “substantially changed” its stance on key differences between the two…

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UN chief welcomes Kenya’s offer to curtail Haitian gang crisis with multinational police force

The United Nations chief on Monday welcomed Kenya’s offer to “positively consider” leading a multinational police force to help combat Haiti’s gangs and improve security in the violence-wracked Caribbean nation. Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry sent an urgent appeal last October for “the immediate deployment of a specialized armed force, in sufficient quantity” to stop…

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Senegalese government dissolves top opposition party, restricts internet

The Senegalese government on Monday disbanded Patriots of Senegal for Work, Ethics and Fraternity (PASTEF), a leftist party generally considered President Macky Sall’s most formidable opposition. Its founder and leader, Ousmane Sonko, was barred from seeking the presidency earlier this year after being convicted of corrupting the youth. Sonko’s arrest was reportedly ordered hours before…

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