Sarkozy’s lawyer to appeal restrictions in Libya probe

This video grab taken from footage released by French television channel TF1 shows French former president Nicolas Sarkozy speaking during an interview on March 22, 2018 at the TF1 headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt, a day after he was charged on corruption over allegations that late Libyan dictator funded his 2007 presidential election campaign, one of France’s most explosive political scandals in years. (AFP)
Updated 23 March 2018
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Sarkozy’s lawyer to appeal restrictions in Libya probe

PARIS: The lawyer of Nicolas Sarkozy told French radio Friday he will appeal restrictions imposed on the ex-president after he was charged for financing his 2007 election campaign with money from late Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
As part of preliminary charges brought against Sarkozy Wednesday, judges restricted his travel to certain countries including Libya, and forbade him from talking to nine other people involved in the investigation.


Roadside bomb targeting security convoy wounds 6 in Pakistan

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Roadside bomb targeting security convoy wounds 6 in Pakistan

  • Bombing also damaged 10 shops in the busy bazaar in the town of Chaman in Baluchistan province near the border with Afghanistan
  • There was no immediate claim of responsibility

QUETTA, Pakistan: Pakistani police say a roadside bomb has exploded near a security convoy in the country’s southwest, wounding at least six people.
Local police official Mohammad Hakim says Friday’s bombing also damaged 10 shops in the busy bazaar in the town of Chaman in Baluchistan province near the border with Afghanistan.
There was no claim of responsibility, but small nationalist groups and separatists have been blamed for previous such attacks in Baluchistan, where Islamic militants also have a strong presence.
In Quetta, the provincial capital, separatists have staged attacks for years, demanding a larger share of provincial resources and wealth or complete autonomy from Islamabad.
Authorities say they have quelled the insurgency, but violence has continued.