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World leaders pay tribute to Biden as he ends re-election bid

Joe Biden has announced he will not be contesting the 2024 US presidential election [Win McNamee/Getty-archive] World leaders lined up to pay tribute to Joe Biden after he announced on Sunday that he was dropping out of the US presidential race. Biden notified the public of his decision in a letter, a stunning move that […]

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World leaders pay tribute to Biden as he ends reelection bid

Joe Biden has announced he will not be contesting the 2024 US presidential election [Win McNamee/Getty-archive] World leaders lined up to pay tribute to Joe Biden after he announced on Sunday that he was dropping out of the US presidential race. Biden notified the public of his decision in a letter, a stunning move that

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US dollar eases as President Joe Biden ends re-election bid

The dollar eased on Monday in the initial reaction to Joe Biden’s decision not to seek re-election as US president [Yevgen Romanenko/Getty-file photo] The dollar eased on Monday in the initial reaction to US President Joe Biden’s decision to end his reelection campaign, clearing the way for another Democrat to challenge Donald Trump. China’s yuan

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Sudan, Iran trade ambassadors after eight-year rupture

Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan is the North African country’s de facto leader [TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty-archive] Sudan’s de facto leader, army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, received on Sunday an Iranian ambassador and sent his own to Tehran, the government said, cementing a rapprochement after an eight-year rupture. Sudan and Iran agreed last October to

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Defiant Netanyahu to face US Congress amid Biden’s withdrawal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to deliver a landmark speech to the US Congress this week, a visit that has now been thrown off balance by President Joe Biden’s decision on Sunday not to seek re-election. Israel’s longest-serving premier will on Wednesday become the first foreign leader to address a joint meeting of the

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Azerbaijan proposes principles of peace before deal with Armenia

Azerbaijani President Ilam Aliyev said that the text of the treaty was 80 to 90 percent ready [Getty] Azerbaijan is proposing to sign a document with Armenia on the basic principles of a future peace treaty as an interim measure as they wrangle over a broader deal, a senior Azerbaijani official said on Sunday. Both

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Israel’s latest airstrikes in Gaza kill at least 15 including children

Israel has been waging a brutal war on Gaza for more than nine months [Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/Getty-archive] Israeli airstrikes killed at least 15 people including women and children overnight in Gaza, according to hospital officials and a body count by an Associated Press journalist on Sunday. The latest strikes occurred as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared

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Iraq arrests 39 suspected members of outlawed ‘Sacrificers’ sect

Ashura is a period of mourning in remembrance of the seventh-century martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Hussein, who was killed in the Battle of Karbala in modern-day Iraq in 680 AD. [Getty] Iraq‘s National Security Service announced on Saturday the arrest of 39 suspects linked to an outlawed religious movement known as the al-Qurban Group, or

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LeBron rescues USA from South Sudan shock in Olympic warm-up

South Sudan’s basketball team nearly delivered a stunning upset to a United States team of NBA superstars on Saturday before losing 101-100 in an Olympics warm-up game in London. LeBron James, 39, the all-time NBA scoring leader, registered a game-high 25 points, including the deciding points on a driving layup with eight seconds remaining at

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