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South Sudanese rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar have seized control of Bor, the capital of restive Jonglei state, the town's Mayor said on Wednesday.
Nhial Majak Nhial told Reuters government troops loyal to President Salva Kiir had made a "tactical withdrawal" to Malual Chaat army barracks, 3 km (2 miles) south of the town on Tuesday, after fighting that started earlier in the day.
"Yes they (rebels) have taken Bor," Nhial said from the national capital Juba, 190 km south of Bor by road.
Opinion polls put the Conservatives far ahead of Labour, a few weeks out from the general election.
Raul Castro has been cautiously opening up Cuba's state-run economy and strengthening its foreign relations -- notably by re-establishing diplomatic ties with the United States.
Bipartisan agreement makes a Friday shutdown unlikely
On Saturday, the White House said Trump had invited Duterte in a "friendly" call in which the leaders discussed the Filipino president's fight against drugs and the two countries' alliance.
The pope's call for a "negotiated solution" came in response to waves of protests by Venezuelans demanding new elections to pull the country out of a downward spiral.
At least 11,000 people flee from clashes in Democratic Republic of Congo to Angola in past few weeks
Both were "dangerous terrorist elements", and one, probably a foreigner, was a leader in a group linked to AQIM
Nationalist demonstrators forced their way into the building on Thursday evening and the ensuing riots left scores injured, including Social Democrat (SDSM) leader Zoran Zaev and other MPs.
Given the "challenging" security situation, the 28-nation alliance was weighing an increase of the personnel of its "Resolute Support" train, assist and advise mission from about 13,000 now, he told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.
Le Pen has made a series of targeted campaign stops in a bid to close a 19-point gap in voter surveys with centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron, 39.
Renzi, 42, resigned as prime minister in December after Italians overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional referendum.
German prosecutors said Friday police had arrested a Swiss man they identified only as Daniel M., 54, who was suspected of espionage activities since early 2012.
The hope is that Brexit will solve a decades-old sovereignty dispute over the waterway between British-ruled Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
US president telephones President Rodrigo Duterte and discusses visit and other challenges facing Philippine leader
Another five Iraqis trying to flee western Mosul were executed by ISIL militants
Here are the main points in the worst natural disaster in Canadian history: