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As electric car sales soar, Europe has started to build up its capacity to produce batteries on the continent but it remains far from reducing its dependence on Asia.
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Raisi, who is under U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses, secured victory as expected on Saturday in Iran's presidential election after a contest marked by voter apathy over economic hardships and political restrictions.Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, convening his first televised cabinet session since taking office last week, described Raisi's ascent as enabled by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rather than by a free and popular vote."Raisi's election is, I would say, the last chance for world powers to wake up before returning to the nuclear agreement, and understand who they are doing business with," said Bennett in a statement he read out first in Hebrew and then in English."A regime of brutal hangmen must never be allowed to have weapons of mass-destruction," he said. "Israel's position will not change on this."Raisi has never publicly addressed allegations around his role in what Washington and rights groups have called the extrajudicial executions of thousands of political prisoners in 1988.
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Vladimir Putin embraced Russian literature. President Joe Biden had a fun time at the G-7 Summit, but he does not know the difference between Libya and Syria, apparently. He also seemed to think that the media were a little mean to him. Sen. Chuck Grassley bragged about his superstar athletic prowess, while Ohio Attorney General Josh Mandel made a comparison that’s a little bit out there. Finally, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a pipehitter, and some pundits are concerned that Rep. Ale
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Atta Kenare/AFP via GettyAn ultraconservative cleric linked to the mass execution of political prisoners has been elected Iran’s new president. Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s judiciary chief who has been rumored to be a potential successor to the Ayatollah, emerged victorious in a controversial election in which critics say moderate candidates were purged. Turnout was low—48 percent, according to election officials—as many voters saw the election of a hardliner as a foregone conclusion. Raisi, who
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State is tied with Texas for most arrests stemming from 6 January insurrection, reports say
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An Egyptian court on Sunday adjourned until July 4 the case of a hulking cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year. The decision came after both legal teams of the Suez Canal and the vessel's owners asked for more time for negotiations that aim at resolving their financial dispute. The dispute centers on the compensation amount the Suez Canal Authority is claiming for the salvage of the vessel Ever Given, which ran aground in March, blocking the crucial waterway for six days.
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During more than five years of harassment, about 30 pieces of mail with homophobic names on them were sent to the couple’s home in Massachusetts.
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A survey after the insurrection in January found that 56% of Republicans agreed that force might be needed to save "the traditional American way of life."
The Portuguese soccer star bought the 2,500-square-foot pad for $18.5 million in 2015. He first put it on the market in 2019.
Kevin Durant's mom gave him a sweet hug after he air-balled the game-tying shot in the final moments of classic Game 7
Kevin Durant hit the game-tying shot in the 4th quarter, but air-balled his shot in overtime in Game 7 against the Bucks.
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Sen. Ron Johnson, who stalled the passing of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, was booed at an event commemorating the day
Johnson said it would be too costly to give federal employees another day off, but conceded his efforts on Tuesday.
Mike Pence draws jeers, apparently for his refusal to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
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Highly-contagious Delta variant likely to become dominant in US, CDC director says. Latest COVID-19 updates
Florida has been granted a preliminary injunction that could render CDC restrictions on cruising as optional starting next month. COVID-19 updates.
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Joe Biden returned from his sojourn to the UK and Europe to face a growing list of domestic headaches as his big-spending policies stalled and were also blamed for rising inflation. Mr Biden's initial "American Jobs Plan" called for a record $2.3 trillion in infrastructure spending. Republicans fought hard to stop that and it is now bogged down in Congress. While Mr Biden was meeting Vladimir Putin in Geneva a bipartisan group of 21 senators - 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats - came up with a com
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Democrats think enforcing the law on their opponents is somehow unfair
A black bear was shot and killed after it attacked a 16-year-old girl who was asleep on a hammock during a camping trip with her family
The teen was flown to a hospital by the Tennessee Army National Guard to receive medical care for her wounds.
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California is facing one of its worst droughts in years. The dry weather has turned massive lakes into pits of sand and dirt.
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It was close to 4 a.m. on Saturday in Tampere, Finland, when Aleksander Barkov officially earned the crowning achievement of his still-young career. The Frank J. Selke Trophy was recognition for the sorts of things the Florida Panthers’ 25-year-old captain has always prided himself on — two-way play, defensive excellence, making everyone around him better — and he awoke to an outpouring of support unlike any he’d ever experienced.
Ahead of the release of "Fast and Furious 9" on June 25, here's what happened to the characters in the eighth film, released in 2017.
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What Ebrahim Raisi's election means for Iran — and the U.S.