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French President Macron says he won't rush through voting reforms that triggered New Caledonia riots

French President Macron says he won't rush through voting reforms that triggered New Caledonia riots

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday on a visit to riot-hit New Caledonia that he won’t force through the contested voting reform that sparked the French Pacific territory's deadly unrest, saying he wants local leaders to come up with an al
Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has issued a $6 million fine against a political consultant who sent AI-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden’s voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire’s presidential primary.
Group of graduates walk out of Harvard commencement chanting 'Free, free Palestine'

Group of graduates walk out of Harvard commencement chanting 'Free, free Palestine'

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A group of graduates walked out of the Harvard commencement on Thursday chanting “Free, Free Palestine” after weeks of protests on campus.
Far-right grouping in European Parliament expels high-flying Alternative for Germany party

Far-right grouping in European Parliament expels high-flying Alternative for Germany party

BRUSSELS (AP) — A German far-right party set for big gains in upcoming European elections suffered another setback on Thursday when it was expelled from a right-wing group in the European Parliament.
Supreme Court finds no bias against Black voters in a South Carolina congressional district

Supreme Court finds no bias against Black voters in a South Carolina congressional district

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a Republican-held South Carolina congressional district, rejecting a lower-court ruling that said the district discriminated against Black voters.
Top UN court declines to issue preliminary orders in Mexico-Ecuador dispute over Quito embassy raid

Top UN court declines to issue preliminary orders in Mexico-Ecuador dispute over Quito embassy raid

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top United Nations court declined Thursday to issue an immediate order for Ecuador to protect Mexican diplomatic property following the storming of Mexico's embassy in Quito to arrest a former vice president.
US will announce $275 million more in artillery and ammunition for Ukraine, officials say

US will announce $275 million more in artillery and ammunition for Ukraine, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is expected to announce an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine on Friday as Kyiv struggles to hold off advances by Russian troops in the Kharkiv region, two U.S. officials say.
Toronto awarded WNBA's first franchise outside US, with expansion team set to begin play in 2026

Toronto awarded WNBA's first franchise outside US, with expansion team set to begin play in 2026

Toronto has been awarded the WNBA’s first franchise outside the United States, with the expansion team set to begin play in 2026. Larry Tanenbaum-led Kilmer Sports Ventures is paying $50 million for the team.
Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet next week for the first time since 2019

Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet next week for the first time since 2019

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet next week in Seoul for their first trilateral talks since 2019 , South Korea's presidential office announced Thursday.
Strong winds topple stage at a campaign rally in northern Mexico, killing at least 9 people

Strong winds topple stage at a campaign rally in northern Mexico, killing at least 9 people

SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCIA, Mexico (AP) — A strong gust of wind toppled the stage at a campaign rally Wednesday evening in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, killing at least nine people — including a child — and injuring 63, the state's governor