GENEVA – Swiss authorities are preparing to lift a freeze on tens of millions of dollars’ worth of assets linked to former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, a decade after the longtime autocrat was driven from power in an uprising that set off the so-called “Arab Spring” movement.The release that could benefit relatives of Ben Ali, who fled with his family to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and died in 2019, has drawn the fury of advocacy groups in Tunisia who say the stash in Swiss banks should go to the Tunisian people.The assets, totaling 60 million Swiss francs at the time (about $67 million today), were frozen for a maximum of 10 years as part of a Swiss government order that targeted the funds of Ben Ali and nearly 50 of his relatives.
WASHINGTON - Vice President-elect Kamala Harris resigned her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn-in.Harris, who was just the second Black woman senator representing California, confirmed the news on Twitter."Thank you California—it has been an honor serving as your senator for the past four years. Our country has faced many challenges, but I remain certain that our best days are ahead.
temporarily shut down post offices in the nation’s capital in preparation of next week’s Inauguration Day.Collection boxes also were moved or locked, suspending mail locations from certain areas in Washington.But a spokesperson for the federal mail service told Fox News that the process was a part of its protocol."It’s part of our normal procedures to keep our employees and customers safe during times of protest or when large crowds are gathered near postal facilities, on postal routes, or by mailboxes," the USPS said in a statement Saturday.More than 15 different USPS locations have been were disrupted in D.C., with varying days of reopening.D.C. will see massive street closures on Jan.
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