Libya promises to investigate slave trade allegations – World

Libya’s UN-backed government said on Thursday it was investigating the reports of slave trading that have caused international revulsion, promising to bring any perpetrators to justice. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been among world leaders expressing horror after footage broadcast on CNN of the bidding and sale of migrants seeking a better life. Guterres has called for an immediate investigation ...

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Slave sale video prompts France to push for UN meeting on trafficking of migrants – World

France demanded on Wednesday an urgent UN Security Council session on human trafficking in Libya and raised the possibility of sanctions on the country after a video appearing to show African migrants being sold as slaves there sparked global outrage.  Convened by Italy, which struck a deal with Libya to slash the number of migrants reaching its shores, the council ...

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1st-round leader Sebastian Pinera no sure thing for Chilean runoff election – World

A strong performance by Chile’s left-wing parties in Sunday’s election left conservative presidential front-runner Sebastian Pinera facing a tight battle to win a December runoff and likely opposition to tax breaks in Congress if elected. Pinera came first with more than 36 per cent of the vote, but his two main leftist rivals made a stronger-than-expected showing, garnering a combined ...

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Turkey bans LGBT events in capital, citing ‘public security’ – World

Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country’s capital, in a move LGBT organizations call illegal and discriminatory. The ban took effect Saturday for an “indefinite” period and applies to all LGBT film screenings, theatres, panels and exhibitions. The Ankara governor’s office announced Sunday that the ban was imposed to protect “public ...

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