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The Lion, the chainsaw and the populist: The rallies of Argentina’s Javier Milei

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Batman and the Joker, a man decked out in a full-body lion costume, and another whose head and arms have been replaced by chainsaws. This isn’t Carnival or Comic-Con, but rather the outlandish campaign rally for Argentine presidential candidate Javier Milei. In just a few short years, the right-wing populist …

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UK top court says a plan to send migrants to Rwanda is unlawful because they would be at risk

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s contentious plan to send some migrants on a one-way trip to Rwanda is illegal. Five justices on the country’s top court said Wednesday that asylum-seekers would be “at real risk of ill-treatment” because they could be sent back to their home countries once they …

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Israeli forces raid Gaza’s largest hospital, where hundreds of patients are stranded by fighting

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces raided Gaza’s largest hospital early Wednesday, where hundreds of patients, including newborns, have been stranded with dwindling supplies and no electricity, as the army extended its control across Gaza City and the north. Shifa Hospital has become a symbol of the widespread suffering of Palestinian civilians during …

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Some of the 40 workers trapped in India tunnel collapse are sick as debris and glitches delay rescue

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Some of the 40 construction workers trapped in a collapsed road tunnel for a fourth day were sick as falling debris and technical glitches delayed the work to free them, officials in northern India said Wednesday. Wide pipes are set to be drilled through excavated rubble to create a passage to …

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The European Union is struggling to produce and send the ammunition it promised to Ukraine

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations acknowledged Tuesday that they may be on the way to failing Ukraine on their promise of providing the ammunition the country dearly needs to stave off Russia’s invasion and to win back occupied territory. With much fanfare early this year, EU leaders promised to provide 1 million rounds of …

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North Korea says it tested new solid-fuel engines for intermediate-range ballistic missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday it successfully tested new solid-fuel engines designed for intermediate-range ballistic missiles as it continues to work on developing nuclear-capable weapons targeting its rivals in the region. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country’s military scientists tested the first-stage and second-stage missile engines on …

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A man convicted in the 2006 killing of a Russian journalist wins a pardon after serving in Ukraine

A man convicted in the 2006 killing of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya received a presidential pardon after he did a stint fighting in Ukraine, his lawyer said. Sergei Khadzhikurbanov was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2014 for his role as an accomplice in the killling of Politkovskaya, 48. She worked for the …

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A suspect in the 1994 Rwanda genocide goes on trial in Paris after a decadeslong investigation

PARIS (AP) — A Rwandan doctor who has been living in France for decades goes on trial Tuesday in Paris over his alleged role in the 1994 genocide in his home country. Sosthene Munyemana, 68, faces charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and complicity in such crimes. He has denied wrongdoing. If convicted, he faces …

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Finance may be junked from EU climate law, leaked memo shows. Critics say it could be unenforceable

LONDON (AP) — A flagship EU law intended to push European companies toward net zero faces being seriously weakened by member states, a confidential document passed to The Associated Press reveals, with firms seemingly no longer forced to implement Paris Agreement goals. The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive was designed to make companies eliminate environmental …

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Airstrike kills renowned doctor in Gaza and relatives who sought shelter together

CAIRO (AP) — It was the call Shaymma Alloh had been dreading, the news from Gaza she hoped would never come: The house where 26 members of her family were sheltering was hit by a missile strike. Among the four confirmed deaths from the strike late Saturday was her 36-year-old brother, Hammam Alloh, a renowned …

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