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Month: September 2023

Jimmy Carter turns 99 at home with Rosalynn and other family as tributes come from around the world

By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter has always been a man of discipline and habit. But the former president broke routine Sunday, putting off his practice of quietly watching church services online to instead celebrate his 99th birthday with his wife, Rosalynn, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Plains. The

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Ukraine aid left out of government funding package, raising questions about future US support

By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional supporters of Ukraine say they won’t give up after a bill to keep the federal government open excluded President Joe Biden’s request to provide more security assistance to the war-torn nation. Still, many lawmakers acknowledge that winning approval for Ukraine assistance in Congress is growing more

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A populist, pro-Russia ex-premier claims victory in Slovakia’s parliamentary elections

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A populist former prime minister and his leftist party have won early parliamentary elections in Slovakia, staging a political comeback after campaigning on a pro-Russian and anti-American message, according to almost complete results.With results 99.2% from some 6,000 polling stations counted by the Slovak Statistics Office early Sunday, former Prime Minister

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One year on from stadium disaster that killed 135, these families are still seeking answers

By Heather Chen, CNN (CNN) — One year on from the Kanjuruhan football stadium disaster that killed more than 130 people in Indonesia, families of the victims are calling on authorities to reopen investigations and declare the incident “a serious human rights violation.” Video footage aired by CNN affiliate CNN Indonesia showed emotional scenes as

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Indonesia is set to launch Southeast Asia’s first high-speed railway, largely funded by China

By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is preparing to launch Southeast Asia’s first high-speed railway, a key project under China’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative. The 142.3-kilometer (88.4-mile) railway is to begin commercial operations Monday, and President Joko Widodo is slated to inaugurated the line. It will cut the travel time

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