WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey on Sunday informed the U.S. House members that FBI has not changed its July advice not to charge Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her use of personal email server during her stay in the State Department.
In a letter to several members of Congress, Comey said the agency had finished its review and found nothing to change its position. (US-FBI-Clinton)
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SOFIA — Bulgaria’s new head of state will be elected in a runoff, two exit polls indicated on Sunday evening after the first round of presidential elections in the Balkan country.
The Bulgarian Socialist Party-backed Major General Rumen Radev is expected to have 24.8 percent of the valid votes, against 23.5 percent for the GERB party candidate Tsetska Tsacheva, according to Alpha Research agency. (Bulgaria-Presidential elections)
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AMMAN — The military operation against the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq’s Mosul is ahead of schedule, said U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter IS Sunday.
The envoy, Brett McGurk, told a press conference that it is the third week of the operation and “everything is ahead of schedule.” (Jordan-US-IS)
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MOGADISHU — Clashes erupted in the central Somali town of Galkayo between two rival federal state forces on Sunday, killing 24 people and injuring 50 others, medical sources and eye witnesses said.
The sources said mortar shelling and intense gunfire could be heard across Galkayo as there was heavy fighting between Galmudug and Puntland forces despite a peace deal brokered by Dubai and signed on Nov. 1. (Somalia-Clashes) Enditem