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West African Nations Threaten Military Action Unless Niger Coup Is Undone

By Declan Walsh | The New York Times

West African leaders on Sunday threatened military action against Niger, where soldiers seized power in a coup on Wednesday, unless the country’s democratically elected president is restored to office within a week.

More from WPR: Africa’s Stalled Post-Coup ‘Transitions’ Are Telling Us Something

At Least 40 Killed in Blast at Pakistan Political Convention

By Rick Noack, Shaiq Hussain and Haq Nawaz Khan | The Washington Post

The blast struck a gathering for Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, a right-wing political and religious party led by hard-line cleric Maulana Fazlur Rehman, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, near the border with Afghanistan, and injured nearly 200 people, according to the provincial information minister, Feroze Jamal Shah Kakakhel.

IMF Agrees to Release $7.5 Billion to Cash-Strapped Argentina

Associated Press

The International Monetary Fund said Friday that it reached an agreement with Argentina that would open the door for the cash-strapped South American country to receive $7.5 billion over the next few months as part of an existing program.

More from WPR: Argentina Needs More Than a ‘Super-Minister’ to Save Its Economy

UK to Grant Hundreds of New Oil and Gas Licenses, Ignoring Calls From Environmentalists

By Danica Kirka | Associated Press

Britain said on Monday it will grant hundreds of new oil and gas licenses in the North Sea in a bid for energy independence, ignoring calls from the environmental campaigners and the United Nations to stop the development of new fossil fuel projects.

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