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Bertie Boris

International | The unlikely ascension of Britain’s new prime minister
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/25/19, 01:12 pm

BRITAIN: The Conservative Party has named the Bertie Wooster of British culture, Boris Johnson, the country’s new prime minister. Pledging to take the U.K. out of the European Union—as former Prime Minister Theresa May was unable to do—by the statutory deadline of Oct. 31, Johnson has ascended to head of government through an unlikely path resembling U.S.

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North Korea launches short-range missiles

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/25/19, 11:34 am

North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea early Thursday, marking the first missile test since the country agreed to resume talks with the United States. The two missiles were fired near the coastal city of Wonsan and flew about 267 miles and 428 miles, respectively, before landing in the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. “Our military is closely monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture,” the statement said.

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Gambians march over rape accusations against former president

International | Commission also accuses Yahya Jammeh of financial misconduct
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/09/19, 03:36 pm

Hundreds of activists turned out last week for a solidarity march in support of three women and several witnesses who accused former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh of sexual assault and described the attacks in shocking detail.

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