Former international football star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday, in the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.
Weah sworn in as Liberian president, completes historic transition
Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month’s Winter Olympics, saying on Sunday it would aid peace and the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Seoul: North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace, ease tensions
Tensions mounted on Sunday at refugee camps in Bangladesh holding hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims over an operation to send them back to Myanmar, from where they have fled following a military crackdown.
Tensions mount in Rohingya camps ahead of planned relocation to Myanmar
Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts about the plan among refugees and in the United Nations.
Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations
Romania’s ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) chose to nominate European MP Viorica Dancila as the new prime minister in a unanimous vote on Tuesday after Mihai Tudose stepped down following a row with the party leadership.
Romania’s ruling Social Democrats propose MEP Dancila as new premier
At least nine people were reported killed in fierce fighting that forced the closure of the Libyan capital's only civilian airport on Monday, officials said, after a militia in charge of security there said it had been attacked.
Libyan capital’s airport shut as nine killed in fighting
South Africa’s ruling party discussed removing President Jacob Zuma as head of state but no decision or date for his departure was agreed, Secretary General Ace Magashule said on Monday.
South Africa's ANC debating Zuma's exit, no date agreed
A North Korean delegation on Monday checked possible venues for performances during next month’s Winter Olympics in the South, including the National Theater of Korea in Seoul, reported.
N Korean band looks at possible S Korean venues for performances (Video)
US President Donald Trump said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.
Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program
Venezuelan government and opposition delegates meeting in the Dominican Republic will hold a new round of talks on Thursday on resolving the crisis facing the country, the Dominican president said.
Venezuela government, opposition to hold new round of talks

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