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Jihadi video shows child fighters executing Nigeria soldiers

An Islamic State-linked extremist group accused of killing hundreds in northeast Nigeria has released a video purporting to show child soldiers executing two men identified as members of the Nigerian military
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Maduro, Putin talk after diplomat hints at military activity

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has spoken by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about cooperation between the two countries
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro clasps his hands as he arrives to deliver his State of the Nation address at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
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Police: Road accident in Ghana causes huge explosion, deaths

Police in western Ghana say a vehicle carrying mining explosives has collided with a motorcycle and blown up, causing an unknown number of fatalities
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French energy giant joins push for new Myanmar sanctions

French energy conglomerate TotalEnergies has asked the American and French governments to support targeted sanctions against Myanmar’s oil and gas funds
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Serbia scraps planned Rio Tinto lithium mine after protests

Trying to defuse large protests by environmentalists, Serbia’s populist government said Thursday that it was canceling all licenses for mining giant Rio Tinto to open a lithium mine in the Balkan country
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Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Trying to defuse protests by environmentalists, Serbia's populist government declared Thursday it is canceling all rights that would help mining giant Rio Tinto launch a lithium mine in the Balkan country. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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Groups: 6 killed in rocket attack on northern town in Syria

Syrian rescuers and a war monitor say a rocket attack on a town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters in northern Syria killed six civilians and wounded over a dozen people
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian White Helmet civil defense worker, extinguishes flames rising from a burning car, in the town of Afrin, north of Aleppo, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The rocket attack on Afrin, controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killed several civilians and wounded over a dozen people on Thursday, Syrian rescuers and a war monitor said. Both blamed U.S-backed Syrian Kurdish forces for the attack. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
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Australian open, Biden’s presser, Beijing snow: World in Photos, Jan. 20

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Australian open, Biden’s presser, Beijing snow: World in Photos, Jan. 20
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Cuban protesters await sentencing, facing long prison terms

Cuban courts have wrapped up the hearing phase of six mass trials for people accused of involvement in the largest and most unruly protests on the island in decades
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Odlanier Santiago Rodríguez, who was accused of participating in the recent protests against the government and released after 22 days in prison, waits by the door of his home in La Guinera neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Six months after surprising protests against the Cuban government, more than 50 protesters who have been charged with sedition are headed to trial and could face sentences of up to 30 years in prison. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Belarus calls referendum that could strengthen Lukashenko

Belarus’ authoritarian president has called a referendum next month on constitutional amendments that could allow him to further cement his grip on power after months of mass protests and remain in office until 2035
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3 countries investigate Morocco attacker who killed tourist

A Moroccan judge has ordered a man suspected of fatally stabbing an elderly French tourist and injuring a Belgian visitor in southern Morocco to undergo psychiatric evaluation
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Tonga devastated by volcanic eruption

A massive eruption near Tonga left the nation’s many islands littered with ash.
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A massive eruption near Tonga left the nation’s many islands littered with ash.
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South Korean satellite captures volcano near Tonga

The satellite images show the moment ash spewed from the ocean.
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The satellite images show the moment ash spewed from the ocean.
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US says nuclear talks with Iran at 'decisive moment'

U_S_ Secretary of State Antony Blinken says talks with Iran over its nuclear program are at a “decisive moment.”
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Annalena Baerbock, Foreign Minister of Germany, holds a press conference with her counterpart from the US, Antony Blinken, after talks with the foreign ministers of Great Britain and France at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan.20, 2022. (Kay Nietfeld/Pool via AP)
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US says it will not resume Sudan aid after recent violence

Two senior American diplomats say the United States will continue withholding aid from Sudan until the country's military rulers stop the killing of anti-coup protesters and a civilian led-government takes power
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People chant slogans during a demonstration against the killing of dozens by Sudanese security forces since the Oct. 25, 2021 military takeover, in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
January 20

Bombing in Pakistan's 2nd city Lahore kills 2, wounds 26

Pakistani police say a powerful bomb has exploded in a crowded bazar in Lahore, the country's second-largest city, killing at least three people and wounding 28
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Police officials examine the site of bomb explosion, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Police said the powerful bomb exploded in a crowded bazar in Pakistan’s second largest city of Lahore, killing several people and wounding dozens of others. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults former pope

A report on sexual abuse in Munich has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI.
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FILE - The sun goes down behind the Church of Our Lady, right, the city hall and Church Alter Peter in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 28, 2008. Munich archdiocese, whose current archbishop is a prominent ally of Pope Francis and which was once led by retired Pope Benedict XVI, is being released on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
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Montenegro government urges early vote to resolve crisis

Montenegro’s embattled government has called for an early election to be held in the Balkan country
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California coasts flood following Tonga eruption

Santa Cruz's streets were filled with water on Jan. 15 following volcanic activity in the Pacific Ocean.
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Santa Cruz's streets were filled with water on Jan. 15 following volcanic activity in the Pacific Ocean.
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Waves from Tonga’s volcanic eruption reach Vanuatu

The strong tides crashed along the shoreline in Port Vila on Jan. 15.
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The strong tides crashed along the shoreline in Port Vila on Jan. 15.
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Tonga volcano viewed in 3D

A Dutch visualization specialist created the image to show how far the volcano extends beneath the ocean surface.
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A Dutch visualization specialist created the image to show how far the volcano extends beneath the ocean surface.
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Volcano erupts near Tonga

Video from the Tonga Geological Services showed the most recent volcanic eruptions on Jan. 14.
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Video from the Tonga Geological Services showed the most recent volcanic eruptions on Jan. 14.
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EU orders Poland to pay 70 million euros in spat over judges

The European Union is ordering Poland to pay a fine of nearly 70 million euros ($80 million) for its failure to shut down a disciplinary chamber with the power to suspend or otherwise discipline judges
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Phone call shows brother pleading with Texas hostage-taker

A British man who held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue ranted against Jews and American wars in countries like Afghanistan as his brother pleaded with him to give up and free the captives
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This Jan. 2, 2022 photo provided by OurCalling, LLC shows Malik Faisal Akram, at a Dallas homeless shelter. Akram, the armed man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue on Saturday, Jan. 15, had spent time in area homeless shelters in the two weeks leading up to the attack, and was dropped off at one by someone he appeared to know. (OurCalling, LLC via AP)
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EXPLAINER: How sweeping EU rules would curb tech companies

European Union lawmakers have approved proposed rules that would require online companies to ramp up efforts to keep harmful content off their platforms and take other steps to protect users
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FILE - An iPhone displays the apps for Facebook and Messenger in New Orleans, Aug. 11, 2019. Online companies would have to ramp up efforts to keep harmful content off their platforms and take other steps to protect users under rules that European Union lawmakers are set to vote on Thursday Jan. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
January 20

Barbados PM sworn in after 2nd consecutive elections sweep

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has been sworn in to a second term after her party appears to have won every legislative seat in the first elections that the island has held since casting off the British monarchy
January 20
FILE - Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley speaks during the opening ceremony of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 1, 2021. The eastern Caribbean island of Barbados is holding a snap general election on Jan. 19, 2022, more than a year ahead of schedule, and Mottley is seeking a second term for a five-year position she won in 2018, when she became the island’s first female leader. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)
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German police find 9 young Afghans in truck at rest area

German police say they found nine young Afghans in a truck after the driver reported hearing knocking noises as he took a break at a highway rest area
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Taliban storm Kabul apartment, arrest activist, her sisters

The Taliban have stormed an apartment in Kabul, arresting a woman rights activist and her three sisters
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FILE - Women and teachers demonstrate inside a private school to demand their rights and equal education for women and girls, during a gathering for National Teachers Day, at a private school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahmad Halabisaz, File)
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Stampede at religious ceremony in Liberia kills 29 people

Officials in Liberia say that at least 29 people in Liberia, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony in a densely populated area of the capital, Monrovia
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This photograph provided by Augustine D Wallace shows a woman searching through shoes Thursday Jan. 20, 2022 at the entrance of a field where 29 persons, including 11 children and a pregnant woman have been confirmed killed after they were trampled upon in a stampede at a Christian crusade in New Kru Town, outside Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday night. The stampede erupted when a group of gangsters, some carrying knives moved on the crusade ground and attacked worshipers. (Augustine D Wallace via AP)
January 20

Africa renews push for favorable UN Security Council reforms

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is urging U_N_ Security Council reforms that would give Africa permanent representation there, saying such changes would prevent “aggression against Africa.”
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Tunisian party blames death of member on police violence

Tunisia’s moderate Islamist party has blamed the death of one of its party members who was hospitalized following protests last week on the “excessive violence” of the country's security forces
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Sri Lanka settles sovereign bond payment as reserves dwindle

Sri Lanka has paid $500 million due on sovereign bonds from its badly depleted foreign reserves despite calls by experts to defer it and use the sum to import essential food and medicine
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FILE- Sri Lankans wait in a queue for a refill of their cooking gas cylinders in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Sri Lanka has paid $500 million due on sovereign bonds from its badly depleted foreign reserves despite calls by experts to defer the payment and use the sum to import essential foods and medicine. The Indian ocean island nation is in its worst crisis in decades, with people facing shortages of essentials like milk powder, cooking gas and kerosene. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
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Vatican includes group backing women's ordination on website

The Vatican has included a group that advocates for women’s ordination on a website promoting a two-year consultation of rank-and-file Catholics
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Members of the Women's Ordination Conference group stage a protest in front of St. Peter's Basilica, in Rome, on Oct. 17, 2011. The Vatican has included a group that advocates for women’s ordination on a website promoting its two-year consultation of rank-and-file Catholics in the latest sign that Pope Francis wants to hear from all Catholics during the process. The Women’s Ordination Conference has launched a “Let Her Voice Carry” campaign in conjunction with the Vatican’s 2023 “synod” or gathering of the world’s bishops. In the run-up to the meeting, the Vatican has asked dioceses, religious orders and other Catholic groups to embark on listening sessions to hear from ordinary Catholics about their needs. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
January 20

Russia accuses West of plotting 'provocations' in Ukraine

Russia has accused the West of plotting “provocations” in Ukraine.
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This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows battle group deployments at the Pogonovo training area in Voronezh, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. President Joe Biden said Wednesday, Jan. 19, he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does. (Maxar Technologies via AP)
January 20

Vaccines to Africa must have good shelf lives, says expert

The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that at least 2.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated to the continent's countries have expired, citing short shelf lives as the major reason
January 20
A man receives an AstraZeneca vaccination against COVID-19, at a district health center giving first, second, and booster doses to eligible people, in the low-income Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. At least 2.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated to African countries have expired, the Africa Centers for Disease Control said Thursday, citing short shelf lives as the major reason. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
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NATO starts work to upgrade Albanian communist-era air base

NATO has started work to upgrade Albania’s communist-era Kucova Air Base, which will allow it to be used for alliance operations
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Turkey's central bank ends string of interest rate cuts

Turkey’s central bank has kept a key interest rate unchanged, halting a string of rate cuts that triggered a currency crisis and sent prices skyrocketing
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A vendor waits for customers at a food shop, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Turkey's central bank kept a key interest rate unchanged on Thursday, halting a string of rate cuts that triggered a currency crisis and sent prices skyrocketing. Inflation in Turkey surged 36% last month - reaching a 19-year high and leaving many in the country of nearly 84 million struggling to buy food and other basic goods.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
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Multiple-car crash as heavy snowfall closes Czech highway

A heavy snowstorm that has hit the Czech Republic caused a multiple-car crash and completely shut down one of the major highways near the capital, Prague
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Six people were injured in a crash of 36 vehicles on a highway D5 near Zebrak in Beroun Region, Czech Republic, on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The police is investigating the cause of the accident, bad weather is being taken into account. (Ondrej Deml / CTK via AP).
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Pope to soon declare 37th doctor of the church: St. Irenaeus

A 2nd-century saint known as a bridge between eastern and western Christianity has taken another step toward being declared a doctor of the church, one of the highest honors in the Catholic Church
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Island nation of Tonga devastated by historic volcanic eruption

The eruption blanketed the country with ash and produced tsunami waves up to 50 feet high.
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The eruption blanketed the country with ash and produced tsunami waves up to 50 feet high.
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Trying to stem the pandemic, Uganda creates a fuel crisis

A dispute over COVID-19 testing fees for truckers has created a fuel crisis in Uganda, highlighting an economic impact of the pandemic in a landlocked country with virtually no fuel reserves of its own
January 20
In this image made from video, a view of queues of trucks near Bungoma, Kenya, close to the border with Uganda, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. A dispute over COVID-19 testing fees for truckers crossing from Kenya has created a fuel crisis in Uganda, highlighting an economic impact of the pandemic in a landlocked country with virtually no fuel reserves of its own. (AP Photo)
January 20

German FM: Diplomats shared blame for Holocaust

Germany’s foreign minister says that the country’s diplomats during the Nazi era shared blame for the Holocaust and she wants more training for staff to speak up against all forms of discrimination
January 20
The 'Haus der Wannseekonferenz' (House of the Wannsee Conference) is pictured in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. On Tuesday, two days before the 80th anniversery of the conference, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited the historic site of the meeting of high-ranking representatives of the authorities, SS and NSDAP. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Slovenia's president to set general election for April 24

Slovenia's president says parliamentary election in Slovenia will be held on April 24
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January 20

Polish airliner struck by lightning, returns to airport

LOT Polish Airlines says lightning struck one of its planes and prompted the aircraft to return to Warsaw
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January 20

Prosecutor: Norway mass killer still 'a very dangerous man'

A prosecutor in Norway says a far-right extremist who killed 77 people in 2011 still is “a very dangerous man” and should not be released
January 20
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik sits in the makeshift courtroom in Skien prison on the second day of his hearing where he is requesting release on parole, in Skien, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Breivik, the far-right fanatic who killed 77 people in bomb-and-gun massacres in 2011, argued Tuesday for an early release from prison, telling a parole judge he had renounced violence even as he professed white supremacist views and flashed Nazi salutes. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB scanpix via AP)
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Hungary's Orban to discuss nuclear power project with Putin

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban plans to meet with President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 1 to discuss the progress of a project to expand a Hungarian nuclear power plan
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Report faults retired Pope Benedict XVI for his handling of sexual abuse cases when he was an archbishop in Germany

Report faults retired Pope Benedict XVI for his handling of sexual abuse cases when he was an archbishop in Germany
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January 20

British police arrest 2 men in probe of hostage-taking incident at Texas synagogue

The pair "remain in custody for questioning," police said.
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A law enforcement vehicle sits near the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, on Jan. 16, 2022, where a gunman held four people hostage for more than 10 hours.
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Teen breaks record of youngest woman to fly solo around the world

In five months, Zara Rutherford flew over 40 countries and five continents.
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Pilot Zara Rutherford smiles after she landed with her Shark ultralight plane at the Egelsbach airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan.19, 2022.
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Israel inks multi-billion dollar submarine deal with Germany

Israel has signed a three billion euro ($3.4 billion) deal to buy three cutting edge submarines from Germany, the defense ministry announced
January 20
FILE - An oil platform in Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field is seen from on board the Israeli Navy Ship Atzmaut as a submarine patrols in the Mediterranean Sea , Sept. 1, 2021. Israel signed a three billion euro ($3.4 billion) deal on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, to buy three cutting edge submarines from Germany, the defense ministry announced. The Dakar-class diesel-electric submarines will be produced by German manufacturer Thyssenkrupp and are expected to be delivered within nine years, the ministry said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
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EXPLAINER: How UK Conservatives can change their leader

Some Conservative lawmakers in Britain are talking about ousting their leader, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, over allegations that he and his staff held lockdown-breaching parties during the coronavirus pandemic
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