Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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15 killed in U.S. drone strike on Pakistani Taliban

PAKISTAN

15 KILLED IN U.S. DRONE STRIKE ON TALIBAN

At least 15 people suspected of being Taliban militants were killed by a U.S. drone strike late Friday in northwestern Pakistan, according to a Pakistani intelligence official and local residents. The strike, the first since Pakistan reopened NATO supply routes this week, took place in North Waziristan. A drone fired four missiles at a compound owned by a Taliban commander, said a local resident reached by telephone.

Mexico

PRI candidate won presidential vote

Mexico's election officials on Friday confirmed that Enrique Peña Nieto won the nation's presidential election on Sunday. Peña Nieto, the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, won 38 percent of the vote, with the leftist candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, receiving 32 percent. Josefina Vázquez Mota of the conservative ruling party got 25 percent.

Elsewhere

San Francisco: Scott Peterson on Thursday filed the automatic appeal of his 2004 death sentence to the California Supreme Court, saying he had nothing to do with the murders of wife Laci and unborn son Conner.

Iran: Iran's spy chief on Friday accused French and German intelligence services of working with the CIA to kill Iranian nuclear scientists.

Romania: A political crisis deepened Friday after parliament voted to impeach President Traian Basescu amid world criticism of the prime minister's apparent attempts to usurp power.

Times wires

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