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  • Swiss narrowly reject tax hike to fight climate change

    GENEVA (AP) — Exit polls on Sunday indicated that Swiss voters appear to have narrowly rejected a proposed “carbon dioxide law” that would have hiked fees and taxes on fuels that produce greenhouse gases.
  • Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Sunday that humanitarian aid reach hungry people in the war-torn Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are blocking food deliveries and other assistance.
  • 2 confidants of senior Jordan royal charged with sedition

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The prosecutor of Jordan's state security court on Sunday filed sedition and incitement charges against two confidants of King Abdullah II’s half-brother Hamzah, marking the latest step in a rare, intrigue-filled palace drama that has rattled the Western-backed kingdom.
  • England players booed for taking a knee despite plea by team

    LONDON (AP) — Sections of fans at Wembley Stadium booed England players for taking a knee before the European Championship game against Croatia on Sunday.
  • Israel's designated PM vows to fight Iran nuclear deal

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's designated prime minister, Naftali Bennett, says that renewing the international nuclear deal with Iran will be a mistake.
  • G-7 leaders agree to end support for unabated coal power

    CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the Group of Seven nations have agreed to end direct government support for unabated coal power generation, or the use of coal without technology to reduce is carbon emissions.
  • Knesset meets to approve new government, end Netanyahu term

    The latest on Israel's incoming government (all times local):
  • Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

    School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Spain's right wing rejects any pardons for Catalan leaders

    MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people in Madrid are protesting the Spanish government’s plan to issue pardons to a dozen separatist leaders who were convicted for their roles in a failed push for the Catalonia region's independence, the biggest challenge to the country’s unity in recent history.
  • Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation’s largest Protestant denomination in a conflict that can look more political than theological.

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