US Calls For 'Genuine Transition' In Zimbabwe As Mugabe Resigns

“What we don’t want is a manipulation by the government or by the ruling ZANU-PF party - holding rush elections, not taking into consideration a lot of the reform issues that the opposition wants to implement; also, not giving political space for Zimbabwe people for them to express what they want to see in a new government..."

Bankrupt Venezuela Is Demanding Oil From JV Partners Without Payment

A cash-strapped, and bankrupt, PDVSA has resorted to siphoning oil from its cash-paying joint ventures with foreign firms to feed its domestic refineries: "PDVSA started requesting some cargoes from Petrocedeno. Now it is asking Petropiar to relinquish almost half of its crude production."

US Airstrike In Somalia Kills More Than 100 al-Shabab Militants

More than 100 al-Shabaab militants were killed Tuesday in the latest US airstrike in Somalia the Pentagon announced, the latest in a series of strikes against the al Qaeda affiliated group and ISIS fighters in the war-torn country meant to support the local government. This was the 29th such strike since the start of 2017, and 7th since November 9.


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FCC Unveils Plan To Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

"In 2015, the prior FCC bowed to pressure from President Obama. On a party-line vote, it imposed heavy-handed, utility-style regulations upon the Internet. That decision was a mistake. It’s depressed investment in building and expanding broadband networks and deterred innovation."