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Japan’s Ruling Party Wins Big in Polls Following Abe’s Death
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's governing party and its coalition partner scored a major victory in a parliamentary election on July 10 imbued with new meaning after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe amid...
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Sri Lankan President to Resign Amidst Historic Social Unrest
According to a Sri Lankan Parliament spokesperson, on Sunday, July 10, Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he intends to resign within the next few days, as massive protests rock the capital of Colombo amidst...
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US Tells China Its Support for Russia Complicates Relations
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — China’s support for Russia’s war in Ukraine is complicating U.S.-Chinese relations at a time when they are already beset by rifts and enmity over numerous other issues, U.S. Secretary of...
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Biden Admin Seeks Supreme Court OK on Deportation Policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to allow it to put in place guidance that prioritizes deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk. The...
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Ruling Clears Louisiana to Enforce Near-Total Abortion Ban
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana can now enforce its ban on almost all abortions under a judge's order issued Friday, July 8 amid a flurry of court challenges to state "trigger" laws crafted to take...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Resigns
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation on July 7 after droves of top government officials quit over the latest scandal to engulf him, marking an end to three tumultuous years in...
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Cut Off From Russian Gas, Bulgaria Opens New Pipeline Via Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Greece and Bulgaria on Friday, July 8 inaugurated a new pipeline that will supply natural gas from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria, whose vital supply of Russian gas was cut...
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State of Florida Posts Record $21.8 Billion Surplus, Highest in State History
The state of Florida, led by Gov. Ron DeSantis since 2019, has posted a record budget surplus of $21.8 billion for the 2022 fiscal year, the highest recorded surplus in state history.  Per a press...
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Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Shot Dead During Campaign Speech
NARA, Japan (AP) — Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated Friday, July 8, on a street in western Japan by a gunman who opened fire on him from behind as he delivered a campaign...