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Shakira will face a tax-fraud trial in Spain
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The Associated Press | September 27, 2022
Shakira poses for photographers at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, in southern France, on May 25. A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial for the Colombian pop singer on charges of tax fraud. Daniel Cole | AP BARCELONA, Spain — A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial ...
Cuba remains in the dark after hurricane knocks out power grid
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The Associated Press | September 27, 2022
A couple walks down the middle of a street in the dark during a blackout in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Ramon Espinosa | AP Updated September 28, 2022 at 12:29 AM ET HAVANA — Cuba remained in the dark early Wednesday after Hurricane Ian knocked out its power ...
The protests won’t lead to regime change, Iran’s foreign minister tells NPR
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Arezou Rezvani, Steve Inskeep | September 27, 2022
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian speaks with NPR in New York City on Monday. Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for NPR Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says he is telling Western diplomats that the protests in his country will not destabilize Iran. Protests erupted across dozens of cities in Iran in recent ...
Journalists are being trained to gather evidence of war crimes — starting in Ukraine
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Juana Summers, Kai McNamee, Patrick Jarenwattananon | September 27, 2022
A cemetery worker takes a rest from working on the graves of civilians killed in Bucha during the war with Russia, in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, in April. Rodrigo Abd | AP Investigators appointed by the United Nations have confirmed that Russian armed forces have committed war crimes in ...
Japan holds a controversial state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
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Anthony Kuhn | September 27, 2022
A portrait of Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe hangs above the stage during his state funeral in the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo on Tuesday. Takashi Aoyama | Pool/AFP via Getty Images Updated September 27, 2022 at 8:57 AM ET TOKYO — Japan held a rare state funeral for ...
At least 41 are dead, scores missing after a boat capsizes in Bangladesh
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The Associated Press | September 26, 2022
In this image made from a video, people conduct search operation in the River Karatoa, where an overcrowded boat overturned in Bangladesh on Sunday. AP DHAKA, Bangladesh — Rescuers recovered 17 more bodies on Monday from a boat that capsized while carrying about 100 Hindu pilgrims in northern Bangladesh, raising ...
Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden
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Charles Maynes | September 26, 2022
In this image made from video and released by WikiLeaks, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow in 2013. AP Updated September 26, 2022 at 1:10 PM ET MOSCOW — Former National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted Russian citizenship. The news was confirmed ...
Ukraine war updates: Regions vote on joining Russia, Putin orders a draft (Sept. 26)
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NPR Staff | September 26, 2022
Police officers detain a man in Moscow on Wednesday, following calls to protest against mobilization announced by President Vladimir Putin. Alexander Nemenov | AFP via Getty Images As the week begins, here's a look ahead and a roundup of key developments from the past week. What to watch this week ...
The British pound hit a record low over fears about income tax cuts and debt
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Willem Marx | September 26, 2022
Exchange rates are advertised outside a Bureau de Change on Monday in London. The British pound fell against the U.S. dollar, fluctuating between $1.03 and $1.07 Monday morning. Chris J. Ratcliffe | Getty Images LONDON — The British pound weakened to a record-low level against the U.S. dollar soon after ...
Russian men flee the country. Many are showing up in Istanbul
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Fatma Tanis | September 26, 2022
Passengers walk in the new hall of Istanbul Airport on the first day after moving from Ataturk International airport on April 6, 2019, in Istanbul. Many Russian men (not pictured) have been buying up tickets for Turkey since their government issued a draft to fight in Ukraine. Ozan Kose | ...