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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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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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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 Restricts EPA from Reducing Emissions From Power Plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one blow for the fight against climate changeOn Thursday, the Supreme Court restricted how the country’s key anti-air pollution law could be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By 6-3 votes, with conservatives in the majority, the court said the Clean Air Act would not give the Environmental …

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Anti-Roe Tries Part Of Catholicism’s Conservative Wing

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade at a time when it has an unprecedented Catholic supermajority. That’s no coincidence. It’s also not the whole story. The judges who voted to overthrow Roe are formed by a church whose catechism affirms “the moral evil of any abortion performed” and whose US bishops have declared opposition …

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Chinese president returns to Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of British handover

HONG KONG — When Chinese President Xi Jinping got off a high-speed train to Hong Kong on Thursday, which followed crowds of flag-waving residents and a traditional lion dance performance, it marked his first trip outside the borders of mainland China in nearly 900 days, since the very beginning. of the pandemic and also the …

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Libyan rival officials disagree on election criteria

CAIRO (AP) – After two days of UN-brokered talks in Geneva, two senior Libyan officials from the country’s rival camps have failed to reach an agreement on a constitutional framework for national elections, the envoy for national elections said. United Nations in Libya Thursday. According to Stephanie Williams, the UN special adviser to Libya, the …

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Crypto Rules to Make Europe a Global Leader While Prices Fall

LONDON (AP) — Europe ready to lead the world in regulating the freewheeling cryptocurrency industry at a time when prices have plummeted, wiping out fortunes, fueling skepticism and fueling calls for stricter surveillance. The European Union took a first step late Wednesday by agreeing new rules that would subject cryptocurrency transfers to the same money …

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