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Britain’s defeated Conservatives launch race for a new leader, with the winner announced in November

Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain’s defeated Conservatives will spend more than three months picking a new leader to replace former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the party has announced. Sunak remains acting leader until his successor is announced on Nov. 2. The right-of-center party was kicked out by voters in a July 4 election that

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Prominent Algerian opposition figures blast ‘authoritarian climate’ ahead of presidential election

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Eleven prominent Algerian opposition figures have written an open letter this week, denouncing “the authoritarian climate” surrounding the country’s upcoming presidential election and calling for a broad democratic transition. Under the rule of military-backed President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, freedom of expression has witnessed a rollback, experts say. In their open letter Sunday,

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In Washington state, Inslee’s final months aimed at staving off repeal of landmark climate law

Associated Press SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) — Voters in Washington state will decide this fall whether to keep one of the country’s more aggressive laws aimed at stemming carbon pollution. The repeal vote imperils the most significant climate policy passed during outgoing Gov. Jay Inslee’s three terms, and Inslee — who made climate action a centerpiece

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Netanyahu is in Washington at a fraught time for Israel and the US. What to know about his visit

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington this week is looming as a fraught one between the two allies, coming at a moment of extreme political flux in the United States, and wariness among American leaders about Netanyahu’s history of interjecting himself into U.S. domestic politics. The main purpose

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Maduro seeks to shore up Venezuela military’s support ahead of vote threatening his hold on power

Associated Press AGUA CALIENTE, Venezuela (AP) — At a crossroads not far from a gas station overgrown with weeds, young men and women in faded green fatigues stop vehicles returning from a rally for opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, ask passengers for their identifications, and inspect their cars, trucks and motorcycles. Such checkpoints have

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Thousands of migrant kids have reached the Canary Islands alone. Local officials want Spain’s help

Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The children sometimes won’t stop crying. Health workers dealing with migrants arriving on Spain’s Canary Islands try to understand if the tears are from illness, injury or, as is often the case, from pure shock. One young Senegalese boy who disembarked recently kept fainting every few minutes, troubling doctors

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