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Italy’s Eni signs $8b Libya gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli

(Left to right) Italian multinational oil and gas company ENI's CEO Claudio Descalzi, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Libya's Tripoli-based Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah and National Oil Corporation chief Farhat Bengdara attend an agreement-singing ceremony in the Libyan capital, on Jan 28, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) ROME/TRIPOLI – Italian energy company Eni and Libya's National Oil […]

Burkina Faso ends military pact with France, says to defend itself

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest to support the Burkina Faso President Captain Ibrahim Traore and to demand the departure of France's ambassador and military forces, in Ouagadougou, on Jan 20, 2023. (OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP) OUAGADOUGOU – Burkina Faso has decided to end a military accord that allowed French troops to fight insurgents […]

Brazil defense minister: Military not directly involved in Brasilia riots

File photo of Brazilian future Defense Minister Jose Mucio. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA – Brazil Minister of Defense Jose Mucio said on Friday that the country's armed forces were not directly involved in the riots by supporters of far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed government buildings calling for a coup. President Luiz Inacio […]