PARIS — France sent home an Algerian who was suspected of having ties with terrorist networks, the interior ministry said on Thursday.
Addelkarim Mostefai was detained as soon as he had been spotted in French territory and was sent back to Algeria “given the serious threat” he may cause to the public order, the ministry said in a statement. (FRANCE-TERRORISM-EXPULSION)
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ZAGREB — Former Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic on Thursday withdrew her campaign for the post of UN secretary-general before the Security Council’s second straw poll on candidates.
In a press release, she said that the first poll showed her chances were not realistic and the post would likely go to some one who has already worked or works at the UN. (Croatia-UN)
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BRASILIA — Brazil’s Senate impeachment commission on Thursday recommended the full Senate remove suspended President Dilma Rousseff in an impeachment trial for alleged fiscal irregularities.
The report, compiled by Senator Antonio Anastasia, from the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), received 14 votes in favor, five against and one abstention by the commission members, who are in charge of looking into the case against Rousseff. (Brazil-Rousseff-Impeachment)
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BUENOS AIRES — The Argentine government will put in place a plan to receive 300 Syrian refugees in the coming months, local media reported Thursday.
“The original announcement was to bring 3,000 refugees that were escaping the war in Syria. However, yesterday it was decided … to advance gradually towards this ambitious plan, taking all the necessary steps in terms of security,” said local daily La Nacion. (Argentina-Syrian Refugees)
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ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani helicopter on Thursday crash-landed in Afghanistan’s Logar province where Taliban militants held its seven crew members hostage, local media reported.
Samaa News said the helicopter was on its way to Uzbekistan for overhauling when it likely met some technical faults and its pilot had to land it in the Logar province, bordering Pakistan’s northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency. (Pakistan-Chopper Crash) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana


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