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Pakistan believes it has uncovered a network of spies working from India’s mission in Islamabad. The Pakistani authorities have accused India of running a ‘spy ring’ and the names and photos of the accused officials were leaked to the press.
Thai authorities announced that Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will assume the throne on December 1 following after the death of his father, King Bhumibol, in October.
South Korean prosecutors have announced that they intend to bring criminal charges against Choi Soon-sil. Choi, a longtime friend of President Park Geun-hye, has been detained for questioning since Monday, with reports saying that she used her influence with President Park to coerce companies into donating 70 million USD to two companies she controlled.
The British High Court ruled that government does not have the right to invoke Article 50, the legal mechanism for triggering Brexit, without the approval of the Parliament. Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the European Union, meaning that government cannot not trigger Article 50 on its own.
More than 200 migrants have reportedly drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya attempting to make the make the expedition to Italy. More than 4,200 migrants have died attempting to make the journey across the Mediterranean Sea this year.
This past Sunday, Italy was struck with an earthquake, which is believed to be strongest to hit the country since 1980. The 6.6 magnitude quake damaged buildings and left thousands of people homeless in the area.
After over two years without a head of state, the Lebanese parliament finally selected a new president, Michel Aoun.
Russian and Syrian government forces implemented a 10-hour ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo on Friday. The short ceasefire was short-lived, with Russian and Syrian security forces quickly resuming their offensive on the rebel-controlled East Aleppo. Analysts claim that if the Syrian government recaptures Eastern Aleppo it would be a big victory for President Bashar Al Assad.
Three U.S. military trainers were shot in Jordan after their vehicle did not stop at the gate of a Jordanian training bases. American and Jordanian officials are investigating the fatal incident.
The Kenyan government deported a top South Sudanese opposition member, James Gatdet Dak, on Friday. Dak has been engaged in a prominent rebel group operating in South Sudan that has fought on and off against government forces.
Earlier this week FBI Director James Comey announced that a new batch of possibly Hillary Clinton-related emails were found in an investigation relating to former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Comey's decision to go public about the emails angered the U.S. Justice Department, which warned Comey against doing so because they claimed it would be see as meddling in the presidential election.
Venezuela’s leftist government, which blocked a referendum to to recall president Nicolas Maduro this past week, began negotiations with the Venezuelan opposition in a meeting mediated by the Vatican. The meeting covered an array of topics, including human right violations, restoring the rule of law, in addition to the schedule for elections.
Police in El Salvador have arrested former president, Elias Antonio Saca, on suspicion of money laundering and embezzlement. Saca was president from 2004-2009, during which officials reportedly stole roughly 250 million USD of public money.
Research firm, Forrester, says that the next U.S. president could face a cyber crisis in the first 100 days of their presidency. In their report, Forrester said the crisis could come as a result of hostile actions from other countries or internal conflict over legislation.