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Germany's interior minister announces run for state office

Germany’s interior minister says she plans to run for governor of her home state this fall but to remain the country’s top security official in the meantime
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'Squid Game' star goes on trial for sexual misconduct

The 78-year-old actor is accused of inappropriate physical contact with a woman.
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South Korean actor Oh Yeong-su at Lotte Cinema Box on July 26, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea.
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Major textile factory in Haiti to close plant, lay off 3,500

One of Haiti’s biggest textile factories says it is closing an assembly plant and laying off 3,500 workers in yet another blow to the country’s crumbling economy
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Nordic PMs: Keep calm, we still plan to join NATO together

The prime ministers of Finland and Sweden have reaffirmed their intent to have the two countries join NATO at the same time
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Rhino poaching in Namibia reaches record high

Namibia's government data shows rhino poaching rose by 93% in 2022.
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FILE PHOTO: A southern white rhino is seen inside Nairobi National Park in Kenya, June 15, 2020.
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US ambassador's views on Hungary 'irrelevant,' minister says

Hungary's foreign minister says what the United States ambassador to Budapest thinks about Hungarian policies is “completely irrelevant,” and that the ambassador should stop interfering in Hungary's internal affairs
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What to know about the Wagner group, a 'brutal' Russian military group in Ukraine

The U.S. has labeled them a "criminal organization."
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In this Oct. 13, 2022, file photo, service members of Russian private military company Wagner Group bring combat groups to their positions, as Russia's military operation in Ukraine continues, in Luhansk.
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Indian Ocean species caught between local, EU interests

Indian Ocean countries who want better safeguards for marine life by updating fishing quotas and restricting harmful catch methods are being resisted by the European Union who has interests in the region, conservation groups say
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Military places restive areas of Myanmar under martial law

Martial law has been declared in several areas of military-run Myanmar, a day after authorities announced that a state of emergency has been extended throughout the country, which is wracked by violence that some U.N. experts have described as a civil war
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Blood-flavored ice helps zoo animals beat Rio's heat

Rio de Janeiro’s brutal summer heat has reached 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) on some recent days, sending locals to cool off at the beach
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Netanyahu visits France amid spike in Mideast tensions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet with France’s president amid one of the deadliest periods of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in years
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Special Kosovo court upholds most convictions of 2 veterans

Appeals judges at a European Union-backed court have upheld most of the convictions of two leaders of a Kosovo war veterans’ association who were found guilty last year of witness intimidation and obstructing justice
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In Greece, artists’ strike closes theaters, music schools

Performing artists and art students — some banging drums, playing trumpets and dressed in clown outfits — have gathered outside Greece’s parliament during a strike that closed theaters, halted TV shoots and disrupted art school classes
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9 held in Netherlands, Belgium over German ATM explosions

German authorities say that nine men suspected of involvement in blowing up dozens of cash machines in Germany and stealing some 5.2 million euros (nearly $5.7 million) have been arrested in the Netherlands and Belgium
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Italian mob suspect held in France after 16 years on the run

Interpol says police in southeastern France have arrested a convicted murderer linked to Italy’s most powerful organized crime group, the ’ndrangheta, who was on the run for 16 years
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Putin invokes Stalingrad battle as justifying Ukraine fight

Russian President Vladimir Putin has marked the 80th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi forces in the battle of Stalingrad, and evoked the long and grueling fight as justification for the conflict in Ukraine
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UK to probe whether 1998 Omagh bomb could have been stopped

The U.K. government says it will hold a public inquiry into whether the deadliest bombing in Northern Ireland’s decades of violence could have been prevented
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European Central Bank head says "we know that we are not done" with interest rate hikes even after plan for March rise

European Central Bank head says "we know that we are not done" with interest rate hikes even after plan for March rise
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Iranian film director goes on hunger strike in prison

An Iranian director who was arrested last summer, weeks before his latest film was released to widespread acclaim, has gone on hunger strike
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Serbia could become 'pariah' over Kosovo, president warns

Serbia’s populist president has warned during a chaotic parliamentary session that the Balkan nation could become a European “pariah” state if it rejects a Western plan for normalizing relations with Kosovo
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European Central Bank pushes through large half-point interest rate hike to combat inflation, intends the same in March

European Central Bank pushes through large half-point interest rate hike to combat inflation, intends the same in March
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Share debacle a rare setback for Indian tycoon Adani

India's Gautam Adani was Asia's richest man when the U.S. short-selling firm Hindenburg Research put out a report last week alleging his businesses have engaged in fraud and stock price manipulation
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African countries lack 'immediate access' to cholera vaccine

Africa’s public health agency says countries with deadly cholera outbreaks on the continent have no “immediate access” to vaccines amid a global supply shortage
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Bank of England raises interest rates by half-point to tame high inflation that's driving cost-of-living crisis

Bank of England raises interest rates by half-point to tame high inflation that's driving cost-of-living crisis
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Israeli police: American arrested for vandalizing church

Israeli police have arrested an American tourist after he allegedly knocked down and broke a statue of Jesus in a church in Jerusalem’s Old City
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Bus drives through shoulder-high floodwaters in New Zealand

The driver of a bus in Auckland, New Zealand, decided to forgo a detour and drive straight through deep floodwaters.
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VIDEO: Bus drives through shoulder-high floodwaters in New Zealand
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British Gas sorry its agents broke into customers' homes

The U.K. government says is responding to “deeply shocking” revelations that debt collectors working for British Gas broke into customers’ homes to install prepay gas meters that left vulnerable people at risk of having their heating cut off
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Syria slams chemical watchdog report on 2018 attack

Syria has dismissed the global chemical weapons watchdog's statement that said investigators found “reasonable grounds to believe” Syria’s air force dropped two cylinders of chlorine gas in 2018 on the rebel-held town of Douma
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Bulgaria’s president calls nation's 5th election in 2 years

Bulgaria’s president has dissolved the National Assembly and called early parliamentary elections for April 2
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Spain and Morocco renew ties with migration, business deals

The governments of Spain and Morocco have signed deals on managing migration and boosting Spanish investment in Morocco
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Separate shootings in South Africa towns leave 10 dead

Police in South Africa say 10 people have been killed in separate shootings in Eastern Cape province
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Norway PM says oil profits to fund more aid to Ukraine

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre of Norway says the oil-rich Scandinavian country will become one of the world’s top donors to Ukraine when his government presents another planned military and civilian aid package
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EU assembly lifts immunity of 2 lawmakers linked to scandal

The European Parliament has removed the protective immunity of two lawmakers linked to one of the EU’s biggest corruption scandals
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Pope urges Congo youth to reject corruption and they respond

Pope Francis has led Congo’s young people in a rousing denunciation of political corruption
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Shell profit doubles to record as war drives up energy costs

Global energy giant Shell says annual profits doubled to a record high last year as oil and gas prices soared after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
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Turkey slams West for security warnings 'harming' tourism

Turkey has slammed a group of Western countries which temporarily closed down their consulates in Istanbul over security concerns
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High-level Kyiv visit aims to deepen EU-Ukraine ties

Senior members of the European Union's executive branch are in Ukraine looking to boost relations with the war-torn country and pave the way for it to one day join the bloc
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European Central Bank hikes rates, vows 'we are not done'

The European Central Bank has hiked interest rates by another half-point and vows a similar hike at its next meeting
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EU officials visit Kyiv as Russia strikes civilian target

Ukrainian officials say Russian missiles have struck residential areas in an eastern city for the second time in 24 hours
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Militant who killed 101 at Pakistan mosque wore uniform

Pakistan's police say a suicide bomber who killed 101 people at a decades-old mosque on Monday disguised himself by wearing a police uniform
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Israel, Gaza militants exchange fire amid soaring tensions

The Israeli military says it struck targets in the Gaza Strip hours after Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel
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Austria expels 4 Russian diplomats based in Vienna

Austria's government says it has ordered four Russian diplomats based in Vienna to leave the country
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India's Adani scraps $2.5B share sale after fraud claims

Embattled Indian billionaire Gautam Adani's flagship company says it is reviewing its fundraising options after calling off a $2.5 billion share offering that was seen as a crucial test of investor confidence
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Israeli AG: Netanyahu cannot be involved in legal overhaul

Israel’s attorney general says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must not be involved in an overhaul of the country’s judicial system proposed by his government
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Vienna court convicts 2020 gunman's alleged helpers

An Austrian court has convicted four men of terrorist offenses and participation in murder over their alleged links to a sympathizer of the Islamic State group who carried out a deadly shooting in Vienna in 2020
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Iran blames Israel for drone attack, threatens retaliation

Iran has formally blamed Israel for a drone attack that targeted a military workshop in its central city of Isfahan over the weekend, warning that it “reserves its legitimate and inherent right” to retaliate
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Hong Kong woos tourists with air tickets and vouchers

Hong Kong will give away air tickets and vouchers to woo tourists back
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Bank of England rate hike says 'too soon to declare victory'

The Bank of England has announced another “forceful” increase in interest rates
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Sunak marks 100 days as UK prime minister as problems mount

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is marking 100 days in office
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Israeli settler population in West Bank surpasses 500k

A new report says that Israel’s West Bank settler population now makes up more than half a million people
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