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U.K. police conclude probe into Johnson's 'partygate' scandal

Britain's Metropolitan Police says it has concluded its investigation into breaches of COVID-19 regulations at British government offices, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson's official residence, and has issued a total of 126 fines.
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In a world beset by conflicts and natural disasters, the number of people who fled their homes and sought shelter within their own countries hit a record high of close to 60 million by the end of last year, according to new data.
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Camille Vasquez takes centre stage in Johnny Depp - Amber Heard trial

The spotlight in a Virginia courtroom has turned to attorney Camille Vasquez this week.
Vasquez serves as one of Johnny Depp's attorneys in his defamation fight with ex-wife Amber Heard over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post.
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Boeing tries to catch up to SpaceX after plenty of drama

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company, a primary U.S. defence contractor, and a titan of a global aviation duopoly. A few years ago, the idea that it would dominate commercial space was a given, and companies like SpaceX, a relatively young business relying on a strategy of moving fast and breaking things, would take a back seat to the move level-headed and experienced Boeing.
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Female country stars to join Wynonna Judd on tour this fall

Country stars Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Brandi Carlile, Little Big Town, Martina McBride and Ashley McBryde will join Wynonna Judd on tour this fall after the sudden death of her mother and musical partner, Naomi Judd.
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Scandal-hit former king returning to Spain after 2 years

Spain’s former king is set to return to the country Thursday for his first visit since leaving nearly two years ago amid a cloud of financial scandals.
The royal household said Juan Carlos I would first visit the northwestern town of Sanxenxo, where a yachting event is scheduled.
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Mali pullout from counterterrorism force 'unfortunate': UN

The UN's top political official for Africa called Mali's decision to withdraw from the Sahel regional counterterrorism force “unfortunate and regrettable” Wednesday, especially at a time of increasing terrorist activity and insecurity.
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Sri Lanka lowers amount of foreign currency people can hold

Sri Lanka will lower the amount of foreign currency that individuals can hold to US$10,000 from US$15,000, and penalize anyone who holds foreign currency for more than three months by making it against the law, the island nation's central bank chief announced Thursday amid the worst economic crisis in recent memory.
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Russia-Ukraine war impact draws focus of G7 finance leaders

Finance ministers for the Group of Seven leading economies on Thursday will deal with the immediate effects of Russia's war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic, overtaking their more ambitious plans to reform the global economy.
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Indian court convicts Kashmiri rebel leader of terrorism

An Indian court on Thursday convicted a top Kashmiri separatist leader in a terrorism-related case that carries a maximum sentence of the death penalty or life imprisonment.
Mohammed Yasin Malik had been charged with terrorist acts, illegally raising funds, being a member of a terrorist organization, and criminal conspiracy and sedition.
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Advance voting locations open in Ontario as leaders fan out across the province

Advance voting locations open today in Ontario as party leaders fan out across the province to pitch voters on their platforms.
Voting day is officially set for June 2 but people can start casting ballots early as of today.
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Health officials to provide update on suspected cases of monkeypox in Montreal

Montreal officials are slated to give an update Thursday morning about several suspected cases of monkeypox in the city.
Montreal Public Health Director Dr. Mylène Drouin is expected to speak at 11 a.m., alongside Medical Officer in Charge of Health Emergencies and Infectious Diseases Dr.
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