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Hezbollah and allies lose majority in Lebanese parliament, final results show – Reuters

May 17 (Reuters) – Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies have lost their majority in Lebanon’s parliament in a general election, a Reuters tally of final results showed on Tuesday, a major blow to the heavily armed group that reflects anger with Lebanon’s ruling elite. The Shi’ite Muslim movement and factions that support its possession of …

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Ukraine hopes to swap steel mill fighters for Russian POWs – The Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol were taken to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory, and a top military official hoped they could be exchanged for Russian prisoners of war. But a Moscow lawmaker said they should be brought to “justice.” The Russian parliament planned …

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Pope Francis shares secret recipe for a bad knee: A shot of tequila – FOX 5 New York

Timeline of the life of Pope Francis Pope Francis, whose birth name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He’s the first pope from South America and from the Jesuit order. ROME (AP) – Doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and physical therapy to help heal Pope Francis’ bad knee. …

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World’s ‘most inconvenient’ convenience store hangs on side of cliff – Insider

The world’s “most inconvenient” convenience store hangs off a cliff in China’s Hunan province. The wooden box in Shiniuzhai National Geological Park sells refreshments to climbers. According to China’s CCTV media outlet, only one worker is stationed inside the box at any time. LoadingSomething is loading. It takes a bit of work to get to …

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Canada introduces bill to ban Russia’s Putin and others from entering country – Reuters Canada

OTTAWA, May 17 (Reuters) – Canada on Tuesday introduced a bill in the Senate that will ban Russian President Vladimir Putin and some 1,000 other members of his government and military from entering the country as it continues to ratchet up sanctions after the invasion of Ukraine. “Banning close associates and key supporters of Putin’s …

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A former Trump advisor on Russia recalled how Putin smelled odd and neither ate nor drank at dinner – Yahoo News

Russian leader Vladimir Putin “really could have done with glasses,” according to Fiona Hill, a former advisor on Russia during the Trump administration.Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Former Trump advisor Fiona Hill recalled her encounter with Vladimir Putin over dinner. She observed that Putin smelled “like he had stepped out of some special preparatory bath.” She claimed …

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Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s Return Set to Reshape Horn of Africa – Bloomberg

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s return as Somalia’s president is set to reshape the war-torn nation’s relationship with neighboring Eritrea and Ethiopia, with far-reaching repercussions across the Horn of Africa region.  Mohamud, 66, who governed Somalia from 2012 to 2017, beat incumbent Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known locally as Farmajo, in a final round of voting to reclaim …

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EU Says Opening Ruble Accounts for Russian Gas Breaks Sanctions – Bloomberg

European energy giants are pressing ahead with plans to keep buying Russian gas as the European Union’s guidelines appeared to allow them to do so without breaching sanctions. Even as conflicting messages continued to emerge from Brussels over the legality of complying with Moscow’s demands to pay for gas in rubles, Italy’s Eni SpA said …

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From civilian to soldier: Ukrainian army volunteer buried – The Associated Press – en Español

ZORYA TRUDA, Ukraine (AP) — The countryside was in full bloom when Iuliia Loseva buried her husband in the village cemetery near her home. On her knees in the grass, she bowed her head over the open coffin and kissed him one last goodbye before they lowered him into his grave. There was a military …

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Amber Heard’s first witness iO Tillett Wright called: What Wright said on day 17 of defamation trial – Fox News

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Amber Heard’s first witness was called Tuesday and recalled a defecation incident during a pre-recorded deposition to the court. In a taped deposition from March 2022, iO Tillett Wright — an author, producer and longtime friend of Heard, 36 — testified during the ongoing defamation trial that he …

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