The week of Africa in pictures: June 24-30, 2022

A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond: Short presentation gray line Traditional dancers perform as a coffin with a tooth – the only known remnant of the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba – arrives Sunday in Shilatembo, the place where he was murdered in 1961… A marching band …

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McConnell warns Democrats of fallout for reviving Biden bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday threatened to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled climate and social policy package. The rejuvenation of the Democratic reconciliation package, which is central to President Joe Biden’s agenda, remains a work in progress and …

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Fan spends 40k on stock to ask Nintendo about F-Zero

Screenshot† Nintendo Many Nintendo fans are eager to see a new installment in the popular sci-fi racing series, F-zero† However, only one diehard fan was reportedly committed enough to spend more than 5 million yen (about $40,000 US) in Nintendo stock, giving him the opportunity to ask the Japanese publisher about F-zero and his future …

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Here Hong Kong’s heavy-handed leaders are rewarded in new cabinet

(Bloomberg) – Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee will install a cabinet Friday that will retain national security hardliners and elevate officials with strong ties to China, while President Xi Jinping touts his greater control over the financial center. Most read by Bloomberg The 21-strong group approved by China’s State Council is keeping just six …

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In Iowa, Nikki Haley says she will run for president in 2024 ‘if there’s a place for me’

SIOUX CENTER – Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley said on Thursday she will run for president in 2024 “if there’s a place for me,” but she dodged a question about whether the ongoing hearings into the former president’s role Donald Trump in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riots will influence her decision. Haley was an …

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Many far-right candidates wiped out in this week’s GOP primaries

The Republican Party The extreme right-wing swing of recent years is unmistakable. His last flag bearer set a attempted coup in the US Capitol, and almost the entire party is celebrating the Supreme Court roll back of the constitutional right to abortion. As the party has become more hostile to democracy itself, it has attracted …

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Genshin Impact Fans Are Angry Over ‘Whitewashed’ Sumeru Leaks

Screenshot† HoYoverse / YouTube / Kotaku Genshin impact fans have been eagerly awaiting the new Sumeru region since it was first mentioned in a launch trailer long ago in 2020. But since the new one Sumeru characters leaked online yesterdayfans have expressed concern that the developers money laundering the characters. The community broadly agrees that …

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China’s Xi will preside over the muted anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover

Chinese leader Xi Jinping was set to chair Friday’s tightly choreographed celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to Britain, with once-annual silenced demonstrations and a massive security presence. Xi’s two-day visit, which will also include inauguration of Hong Kong’s new government on Friday, is an opportunity for the Chinese Communist Party to …

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Supreme Court decision could delay the transition to cleaner energy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Supreme Court ruling limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants could have far-reaching implications for the energy sector — and make it more difficult for the Biden administration to achieve the target of the The American electricity grid will run on clean energy …

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