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Jul 2022
Officials in Nigeria announce that the OPEC secretary general is now dead

ABUJA (Nigeria) -- Nigerian authorities have announced Wednesday that the Secretary-General of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries had died. Mohammad Barkindo (63), died Tuesday night, a spokesperson for Nigeria's petroleum ministry said to...

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06
Jul 2022
Timeline of crises which have rocked UK's Boris Johnson

LONDON -- Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, has suffered a serious blow after two of his top Cabinet ministers resigned. They claimed they had lost faith in Johnson's leadership. After months of turmoil Johnson has endured, the departures of...

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06
Jul 2022
7 people killed in Ukraine when Russia takes over rebel-claimed territory

KRAMATORSK (Ukraine) -- Russian bombardment has killed at least seven Ukrainians in the last 24 hours, and injured 25 more, officials from Ukraine said Wednesday. According to the country's presidential office, Russian forces attacked cities and villages...

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06
Jul 2022
North Macedonia: 47 officers were injured during protests

SKOPJE (North Macedonia) -- Police said that 47 officers were injured in a protest at the North Macedonian capital in protest against a proposal to end the impasse in the country's attempts to join the European Union. After a group of mostly young people...

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06
Jul 2022
Despite arrest fears, some Russians will not stop war protests

Anastasia started every day since Russia invaded Ukraine by writing an anti-war message, and posting it on her apartment block's wall in Perm in Ural Mountains. One said, "Don't believe the TV propaganda! Read independent media!" Another reads,...

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06
Jul 2022
Saudi Arabia expects 1 million to attend the largest hajj since virus.

MECCA (Saudi Arabia) -- A million Muslim pilgrims gathered in Saudi Arabia's holy capital of Mecca Wednesday to perform the largest hajj since the outbreak of the coronavirus, which severely restricted access to one of Islam's five pillars. Saudi...

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05
Jul 2022
Algeria celebrates 60 years of independence by holding a military parade

ALGIERS ALGIERS -- Algeria celebrated 60 Years of Independence from France Tuesday with national ceremonies, the pardon of 14,000 prisoners, and the first military parade since decades. Opposition figures and prodemocracy activists called these elaborate...

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05
Jul 2022
Turkey will 'intensify" negotiations for Ukraine grain deal

ANKARA (Turkey) -- Recep Tayyip Erdan, Turkey's President, stated Tuesday that he plans to "intensify” negotiations with Russia and Ukraine in order to reach a deal on a U.N. plan for exporting Ukrainian grain to global markets. Erdogan made these...

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05
Jul 2022
Mexican navy uses net hooks to save vaquita porpoise

MEXICO CITY -- Tuesday's statement by the Mexican Navy stated that it had begun a controversial plan, to place concrete blocks on the bottom of the Gulf of California in order to capture illegal nets that would drown critically endangered vaquita Marina...

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05
Jul 2022
South African President to Attend Funeral for 21 Teenagers

EAST LONDON (South Africa) -- President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will attend Wednesday's East London funeral for 21 teens who died in a strange tragedy at a tavern nearly two weeks ago. The service will be held in a large tent. It is expected...

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05
Jul 2022
Ukraine warns town to flee before Russian attack

KRAMATORSK (Ukraine) -- As Russia intensified its offensive, the governor of Ukraine's last eastern province was urging his 350,000 inhabitants to flee. Air alerts were issued for nearly the whole country. Gov. Pavlo Kyrylenko stated that removing people...

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05
Jul 2022
Hurricane Bonnie moves westward from Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY -- Hurricane Bonnie strengthened to a hurricane off the coast south of Mexico on Tuesday. It is the first season's eastern Pacific storm of the season, but it isn't considered a threat to land. After making as a tropical hurricane a...

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05
Jul 2022
Mexico's leader in daylight saving and keeping "God's clock ticking"

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's president filed Tuesday a bill to end daylight savings time. This would end the practice of changing clocks twice per year. Jorge Alcocer, Mexico's Health Secretary, said Mexico should go back to God's clock. He argued...

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05
Jul 2022
Redevelopment plans revealed for the area surrounding Notre-Dame cathedral

Construction crews are racing to meet the deadline of 2024 set by French President Emmanuel Macron. A jury headed by Anne Hidalgo, Paris Mayor, has announced the winner project for the redevelopment area around the cathedral. Bas Smets (Belgian landscape...

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05
Jul 2022
Alpine glaciers are at risk from the warming world

Italy was suffering from a heat wave for a while before an enormous chunk of the Alpine glacier burst and killed hikers. Experts believe that climate change will increase those dangerous, hot conditions. Seven hikers were killed and many others remain unaccounted...

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05
Jul 2022
At the Swiss meeting, US focuses on Ukraine's 'urgent needs'

LUGANO (Switzerland) -- On Tuesday, a top U.S. diplomat urged Ukraine's allies to assist the country in its "immediate" and "urgent" needs. This was as a result of scores of countries wrapping up a two day conference aimed at helping Ukraine rebuild...

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05
Jul 2022
Profiles of Sunak Javid and Javid who quit Johnson’s Cabinet

LONDON -- Two of Boris Johnson's most senior Cabinet ministers quit within minutes of each another, putting his government in a new crisis. Rishi Sunak, Treasury chief, and Sajid Javid, Health Secretary, resigned because Johnson's government was...

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05
Jul 2022
Denmark theatres close in memory of victims of the mall shooting

COPENHAGEN (Danemark) -- Denmark's biggest cinema chain closed all of its theaters Tuesday due to the death of a 17-year old employee in a shooting attack at a shopping center. Nordisk Film Biografer has 23 theaters across the country. The company stated...

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05
Jul 2022
EU urges N Macedonia support the proposed deal with Bulgaria

SKOPJE (North Macedonia) -- President Charles Michel of the European Council urged North Macedonia Tuesday to support a French-proposed compromise regarding a dispute with Bulgaria that is preventing the country from a long-delayed European Union membership....

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05
Jul 2022
7 soldiers are wounded in the Philippines by a rebel land mine

MANILA (Philippines) -- Seven soldiers were wounded by a landmine set by suspected communist rebels in central Philippines. It was one of the first attacks on the government since Ferdinand Marcos Jr. assumed office last week. Army troops were examining reports...

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05
Jul 2022
Spain increases military spending to meet NATO goal

BARCELONA (Spanish) -- Spain has increased military spending to meet its NATO commitment. The country will dedicate 2% of its gross domestic product for defense, according to Tuesday's government statement. Cabinet members approved an expenditure of...

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05
Jul 2022
Carrier SAS files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection US

COPENHAGEN (Danemark) - Scandinavian Airlines filed for bankruptcy in the United States Tuesday. The airline warned that a walkout of 1,000 pilots one day earlier could have put the carrier's future at risk. This move increases the risk of travel chaos...

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05
Jul 2022
The Greek PM condemns Turkey's "constant aggressive behavior"

ATHENS (Greece) -- The prime minister of Greece said Tuesday that Russia's invasion of Ukraine was a "turning moment" for Europe. He stressed that there must be no outcome that would encourage aggression by other countries on the continent. Greece, which...

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05
Jul 2022
Spain's San Fermin bull-run festival is the subject of protest by activists

PAMPLONA (Spanish) -- On Tuesday, dozens of animal rights activists dressed up as dinosaurs ran through the Spanish city of Pamplona to protest animal cruelty at the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival. The protest Tuesday saw the dinosaurs representing...

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