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Britain

New UK leader vows to tackle energy crisis, ailing economy – Associated Press

Photo: New British Prime Minister Liz Truss makes an address outside Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 after returning from Balmoral in Scotland where she was formally appointed by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Liz Truss became U.K. prime minister on Tuesday and immediately faced up to the enormous tasks ahead of her: curbing

Italy

Hundreds of migrants reach Italian shores over weekend – Associated Press

Photo: Migrants, left, are being rescued by volunteers of the Ocean Viking, a migrant search and rescue ship run by NGOs SOS Mediterranee and the International Federation of Red Cross (IFCR) Italian authorities scrambled on Sunday to relieve overcrowding in shelters after scores of boats carrying a total of about 1,000 migrants reached Italy’s southern

Egypt

Fire at Cairo Coptic church kills 41, including 15 children – Associated Press

Photo: Mourners attend a memorial service for victims of a fire at a church in Greater Cairo that killed dozens on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 A fire ripped through a packed Coptic Orthodox church during morning services in Egypt’s capital on Sunday, quickly filling it with thick black smoke and killing 41 worshippers, including at

Taiwan

US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing – Associated Press

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China, which quickly announced that it would conduct military maneuvers in retaliation for her presence. Pelosi arrived aboard a U.S. Air Force passenger jet and was greeted on the tarmac

Britain

One scandal too many: British PM Boris Johnson resigns – Associated Press

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation Thursday after droves of top government officials quit over the latest scandal to engulf him, marking an end to three tumultuous years in which he tried to bluster his way through one ethical lapse after another. Months of defiance ended almost with a shrug as Johnson stood outside

Iran

Iran launches rocket into space as nuclear talks to resume – Associated Press

Photo: In this frame grab from video footage released Sunday, June 26, 2022 by Iran state TV, IRINN, shows an Iranian satellite-carrier rocket, called “Zuljanah,” blasting off from an undisclosed location in Iran Iranian state television said Sunday that Tehran had launched a solid-fueled rocket into space, drawing a rebuke from Washington ahead of the

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