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If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer6/23/2017 10:18:48 PMBAGHDAD - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets6/23/2017 2:00:13 PMWASHINGTON/MOSCOW - Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran6/23/2017 8:12:27 PMDUBAI - Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply.North Korea says U.S. student's death a 'mystery to us as well'6/23/2017 10:53:40 PMSEOUL - North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless".Russia's election commission says Navalny can not run for presidency6/23/2017 6:23:38 PM - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency because of his criminal conviction, the Central Election Commission, said in a statement on Friday.British PM May defends Brexit rights offer in face of EU doubts6/23/2017 10:51:47 PMBRUSSELS - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her offer to let millions of EU citizens stay in Britain after Brexit as fellow EU leaders responded coolly on Friday to her opening move in negotiations on Britain's withdrawal.Sicily's cornered Mafia primed for reversal of fortune6/23/2017 8:01:01 PMPALERMO, Italy - Shortly before 8 a.m. on a sunny spring morning, Mafia boss Giuseppe Dainotti was cycling down a quiet street when two men on a motorbike drew alongside and shot him three times, killing him on the spot.Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, no longer in ICU: source6/23/2017 10:27:32 PMWASHINGTON - U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives who was shot while practicing baseball last week, is no longer being held in the intensive care unit at the hospital where he is being treated, a source familiar with his condition said on Friday.What does Italy's Berlusconi like about Trump? His wife6/23/2017 11:07:41 PMROME - Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies' man, said on Friday that what he likes most about U.S. President Donald Trump is his wife, Melania.Brexit forever or Brexit never?6/23/2017 8:10:10 PMLONDON - In the year since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the future of Brexit has been thrown into question by Prime Minister Theresa May's failed gamble on a snap general election.