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Former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba was a towering figure in business and politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo until a 2006 electoral defeat opened the way to a guilty verdict at a war crimes court.
 
Brazilian politics looks a lot like a dark and twisted TV series these days, complete with tales of betrayal, wire-tapped phone calls and a corruption scandal reaching into the highest halls of power.
 
Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will Thursday stand before U.N. war crimes judges to learn if, 20 years on, they find him guilty of the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.
 
The Federation of Sao Paulo Industries is lit up in the green and yellow of the Brazilian flag, a giant black banner cutting across its facade with a blunt message: "Resign now."
 
American Sue Pemberton rushed to Havana to experience authentic Cuba before the communist island gets swamped by capitalism. The only problem: millions of other foreigners had exactly the same idea.
 
The arrest of Europe's most wanted man Salah Abdeslam may be a "major blow" to jihadist networks but the four-month manhunt also highlights serious failures which need to be fixed, commentators and officials said Saturday.
 
The last time a U.S. president visited Cuba -- way back in 1928 -- he got a rock star's welcome and his delegation drank Havana dry.
 
European fears are mounting that Libya could once again become a hotspot in the migrant crisis, with several thousand people who fled from the troubled country rescued in the southern Mediterranean this week alone.
 
Complex corruption scandals have plunged Brazil into political instability, with leftist President Dilma Rousseff facing impeachment proceedings and her iconic predecessor and mentor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva risking jail.
 
Republican delegates -- designated during the presidential primary process -- will choose the party's candidate for the November election at a nominating convention in Cleveland in July.
 
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