Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Aug. 11

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-11 08:53:29|Editor: huaxia
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CARACAS -- Venezuela's government on Friday asked Interpol to issue an international arrest warrant against former opposition deputy Julio Borges.

Borges is wanted in connection to the failed assassination attempt against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday. (Venezuela-Interpol-Warrant)

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MOSCOW -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by phone that Russia categorically rejects new U.S. sanctions over alleged Russian involvement in the Skripal case.

Lavrov reiterated Russia's position that Moscow played no role in the alleged nerve agent attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the British city of Salisbury, the foreign ministry said. (US-Russia-Relations)

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ISLAMABAD -- Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will be sworn in on Aug. 18 as the new prime minister, a spokesman for Khan's party said on Friday.

Imran Khan's PTI, or Movement for Justice, had emerged as the single largest party in the July 25 parliamentary elections. The PTI now claims to have attained the support of the required lawmakers to elect Khan as the prime minister and form the next government. (Pakistan-Politics-PM)

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TRIPOLI -- The Libya's eastern-based army, led by Gen. Khalifa Haftar, on Friday explained its request for Russian intervention to solve the country's crisis.

The Russian intervention in Libya will be requested through the UN to lift the international weapons embargo on the army, Ahmad Al-Mesmari, the army spokesman, said in a statement. (Libya-Russia-Request) Enditem