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Diplomacy & Peace

US wants cut to UN Congo troop cap

Call for troop cap in MONUSCOThe United States wants to cut by a quarter the troop cap for the UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo, said diplomats, despite warnings by France and others against drastic changes to the world body's largest and most expensive operation.
   

G7 host Italy wants U.S. to do more to foster stability in Libya

The Libyan flag.Italy will push for greater U.S. involvement in fostering stability in Libya when President Donald Trump and other world leaders meet in May, Italy's deputy foreign minister said on Monday.
   

ICC orders Congo militia leader to pay victims

Militia leader to pay victims orders ICCThe International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday found Congolese former militia leader Germain Katanga liable for $1 million in damages to his victims, in a landmark ruling for the permanent war crimes tribunal.
   

Russia/Libyan commander link – US general

Haftar/Russian linkThe head of US forces in Africa has told reporters there was an "undeniable" link between Russia and powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, underscoring US concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya.

   

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