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Huge blow for Boris Johnson as senior UK government ministers Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid resign

Huge blow for Boris Johnson as senior UK government ministers Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid resign

London CNN — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a huge blow on Tuesday when two of his top ministers announced their resignations, saying they could no longer work for a government mired in scandal. Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid both announced they were quitting in letters posted to Twitter within …

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House Republicans push legislation to require Biden administration to detail the status of major arm sales to Taiwan

House Republicans push legislation to require Biden administration to detail the status of major arm sales to Taiwan

The bill, introduced on Friday by California Rep. Young Kim and Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, comes as members of Congress are looking to understand what the current environment — particularly the demand for weapons into Ukraine and mounting pressures on US supply chains — means for the delivery timeline of weapons to Taiwan. In total …

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DeSantis responds to judge ruling abortion ban unconstitutional

DeSantis responds to judge ruling abortion ban unconstitutional

Govt. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Thursday afternoon in Sanford where he briefly addressed a judge’s ruling that found Florida’s 15-week abortion ban unconstitutional.The governor made it clear that his office was expecting a battle.”That was likely going to be what was decided in that case. We knew that we were going to have …

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Abortion, women's rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll

Abortion, women’s rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women’s rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. wadeespecially among Democrats and those who support abortion access. With midterm elections looming, President Joe Biden and Democrats will seek …

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Recent attacks on pro-Russian officials in southern Ukraine indicate signs of growing resistance movement

Recent attacks on pro-Russian officials in southern Ukraine indicate signs of growing resistance movement

The Kremlin “faces rising partisan activity in southern Ukraine,” Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence, said during a conference in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. Ukraine has also conducted limited counterattacks near Kherson, further straining Russian forces. The region is critical to Russia’s hold on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast and controls access to the Crimean …

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New fight over abortion jolts Democratic battle to take on Johnson in Wisconsin

New fight over abortion jolts Democratic battle to take on Johnson in Wisconsin

“I think it eliminates whatever advantage Republicans have,” said Tom Nelson, an Outagamie County executive who’s a Democrat running for Senate, about the ruling last week. The battle shaping up in Wisconsin is emblematic of the landscape confronting Democrats nationwide. The top candidates — Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, Wisconsin Treasurer …

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'Stay or go?'  Hong Kong's handover generation faces tough choice |  Human Rights News

‘Stay or go?’ Hong Kong’s handover generation faces tough choice | Human Rights News

Taipei, Taiwan- “Should I stay or should I go?” This is the question facing many of Hong Kong’s young people, 25 years after the city returned to Chinese rule. At the time of the handover in 1997, Beijing promised the former British colony 50 years of self-government, as well as civil and political rights that …

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Takeaways from the blockbuster victories conservatives secured at the Supreme Court

Takeaways from the blockbuster victories conservatives secured at the Supreme Court

The cascade of sweeping rulings was the culmination of a generational effort to transform the high bench with the appointment of reliably conservative justices. Here’s a look at what the court accomplished this term, and what its decisions mean for the future: Red states — with the green light from the Supreme Court — moved …

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