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Beijing Olympics: Closing Ceremony

2 months ago

World News - French city votes to allow Muslim women to swim in burqa-bikini suits - Muslim women in Grenoble, France, are now permitted to wear burqini swimsuits at state-run swimming pools, the municipal council decided.

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World News -- Queen Elizabeth II makes surprise visit to London rail line named in her honor -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise visit Tuesday at London's Paddington train station to mark the opening of the $25 billion Elizabeth Line, which is named in her honor.

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World News -- Finland's parliament votes to join NATO amid Russia's war in Ukraine -- Finland's parliament voted 188-8 Tuesday to approve its application to join NATO in response to Russia's war with Ukraine.

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World News -- Kolmar Korea acquires global ownership of cosmetics brand -- Kolmar Korea, a cosmetics contract manufacturer based in Seoul, announced Tuesday it has acquired the global trademark rights to the Kolmar brand from the Kolmar headquarters office in the United States.

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U.S. News -- Agents uncover drug tunnel running from San Diego to Tijuana in Mexico; 6 arrested -- Federal authorities say they have uncovered a long and sophisticated tunnel that runs from Southern California to Mexico and was built to send large amounts of drugs past border guards.

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World News -- North Korea reports 270,000 new 'fever' cases related to COVID-19 outbreak -- North Korea is scrambling to contain an outbreak of fever cases connected to the country's first reported COVID-19 infections, with nearly 270,000 new cases and six deaths reported on Tuesday.

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World News -- France says it will defend Sweden, Finland against attacks as they seek NATO membership -- France will defend Sweden and Finland, Elysee said Monday, as the two Nordic countries have received threats from Russia over their decisions to join the NATO defensive military alliance.

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U.S. News -- Biden administration to expand flights to Cuba, resume family reunifications -- After a months-long review, the Biden administration announced Monday it will allow flights to more Cuban cities and reinstate a family reunification program suspended by former President Donald Trump.

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World News -- EU downgrades growth forecast as war in Ukraine stokes inflation -- The European Union slashed its growth forecast Monday as Ukraine war continues to fuel inflation. The European Commission downgraded its 2022 economic forecast by 1.3 points to 2.7%.

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World News -- Sweden approves historic NATO membership application -- Sweden's government has made a historic decision to apply for membership in the NATO western military alliance, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced Monday.

18 hours ago

World News -- Elisabeth Borne appointed France's first woman prime minister in 30 years -- France's President Emmanuel Macron appointed Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne prime minister pm Monday. She is the country's first woman to serve in the post in 30 years.

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U.S. News -- U.S. Coast Guard ends search for survivors of 'illegal voyage' near Puerto Rico -- The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its dayslong search for survivors after a vessel with dozens of passengers capsized Thursday in the Mona Passage waters between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

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World News -- Zelensky addresses U.S. universities on rebuilding higher ed, bringing back students -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told students, professors and university officials Monday that they have a choice to take an active role in current conflict in his country against Russia or they can be bystanders.

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World News -- VP Kamala Harris, high-powered U.S. delegation visits UAE to honor late leader -- U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris led a high-powered delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to honor the country's late ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and support its new president.

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World News -- New Zealand announces 'landmark' 15-year climate change action plan -- In a major step forward for New Zealand's commitment to climate change action, the country's government announced Monday its 15-year plan to combat climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

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World News -- 'Dr. Strange' actress Zara Phythian gets 8 years in prison for child sexual abuse -- Actress Zara Phythian, known for her role in Marvel's "Doctor Strange," was sentenced to eight years in prison for sexual abuse of a teenaged girl.

10 hours ago

U.S. Air Force says it successfully tested hypersonic weapon

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Russian shelling destroys residential building in Bakhmut, Ukraine says

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Defense officials: Reports of unidentified objects 'frequent, continuing'

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Drug dealer sentenced to 17 years in prison deadly fentanyl sale to Mac Miller

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