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Puerto Rico gov sues elections commission in primary debacle

Puerto Rico’s governoris adding new demands to conflicting proposals for rescuing the U.S. territory’s botched primary election

EU refuses to monitor Venezuelan election, urges delay

The European Union says it won’t send observers to monitor Venezuela’s upcoming congressional election, citing a lack of fair conditions for a vote that could erase the opposition’s last major domestic stronghold of power

Russia, Germany emphasize shared interest despite frictions

Germany’s top diplomat has emphasized Russia’s global role in resolving international conflicts and the issues that have caused tension between the two countries

Serbia considers buying Chinese missiles despite US warning

Serbia is considering the purchase of a modern Chinese air defense missile system as the United States warned that such deals with Beijing could jeopardize the Balkan country’s proclaimed European Union membership goals

UK minister in France seeks crackdown on migrant boat flows

Britain’s immigration minister has said after a meeting with French officials that the two countries are looking to put new muscle into their efforts to stop a record number of migrants successfully crossing the English Channel to Britain in small boats

Lebanon marks one week since deadly Beirut explosion

Lebanese are marking a week since the explosion that flattened much of their capital’s port, damaged buildings and left thousands of people dead and injured

Taliban warn against attacks on freed prisoners going home

The Taliban are warning the Afghan government against any attacks on Taliban members who are to be freed from prison in the final prisoner release under a U.S.-Taliban deal

Nigeria singer sentenced to death in north for blasphemy

A young musician in northern Nigeria’s Kano state has been sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad

Police say 19 inmates, guards killed in Somalia prison riot

A Somali police officer says at least 19 people were killed during a riot in the central prison in Somalia’s capital on Monday evening

3 face years in Burundi prison for stone-throwing at leader

Three people have been sentenced to 30 years in prison in Burundi after being accused of throwing stones at the president’s convoy

Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free boycott activist

Dozens of Palestinians have protested outside a German diplomatic office in downtown Ramallah, seeking to draw attention to Israel’s arrest of a leading coordinator of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel

German authorities conduct raids in money laundering probe

German authorities have raided an import-export company and the home of a businessman in the state of Brandenburg on suspicion he was involved in a scheme to launder millions of euros (dollars) for Russian criminals

Egypt allows Gazans to leave strip for first time in months

Egypt has reopened Gaza’s main passenger crossing point for the first time in months for thousands of Palestinians who have been stranded on both sides of the border due to the coronavirus crisis

UK lawmaker asks for virtual trial in diplomat's wife crash

A U.K. lawmaker has asked the government to hold a virtual trial for the wife of an American diplomat who left Britain after being involved in a road accident that killed a British teenager
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