Sanna Marin: Finnish PM’s drug test comes back negative
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She submitted to a drug test after opponents made a scandal of her partying with friends.
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Sweden is keen to join the alliance, but Erdogan has taken a dim view over Stockholm's attitude to pro-Kurdish groups, but PM Ulf Kristersson is hoping to change the Turkish president's mind.
Pita Limjaroenrat, the frontrunner for prime minister, has faced a number of challenges. Last month the Election Commission set up a special committee to investigate whether he was qualified to run for office.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to be the guest of honor at France's traditional Bastille Day parade, reflecting growing strategic ties between the two nations. But the planned visit has its share of critics.
Not even the pouring rain could spoil Lionel Messi's Inter Miami welcome party on Sunday (July 16) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the new face of Major League Soccer was introduced to a packed stadium of adoring fans.
Although Baghdad maintained diplomatic ties with Syria during the civil war, no Iraqi prime minister has visited Damascus for over a decade.
Thailand's Constitutional Court will temporarily suspend Pita as it hears a case regarding his stake in a now-defunct media company. The announcement came as lawmakers were about to vote for a new prime minister.
The billionaire said it was due to a medical examination, but with a constitutional ruling set for August 16, he may be waiting it out after 15 years in self-exile following corruption charges in 2007.
General elections must be held within 90 days of the dissolution of the parliament's lower house, which occurred earlier this week. But elections could be delayed as the Election Commission redraws constituencies.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi was detained shortly after giving a press conference in which he slammed authorities for seeking to delay the election. Some experts think the vote, due in November, could be pushed to next year.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday his government was looking to change the law following reports British nurse Lucy Letby was refusing to leave her cell for sentencing. Letby was convicted on Friday (August 18) of murdering seven babies and trying to kill another six at the hospital where she worked in northwest England, making her one of the country's worst serial child killers.
Former Prime Minister Thaksin returned to Thailand last month, after some 15 years in self-imposed exile. He was arrested and sentenced to eight years in prison shortly afterward.
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Since 2019, when two French citizens were kidnapped from Benin's Pendjari National Park and their local guide murdered, the West African country has been dealing with regular incursions by armed groups, including terrorists. According to official figures, 40 civilians and 20 soldiers have been killed over the past three years. Our regional correspondents followed the Beninese army in the northern border areas, where it has beefed up its presence.
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The president has ordered officials to "take a firm stance." Germany's human rights commissioner has raised concern over the rights situation in the region that forces many to flee.
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In 2021, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko began letting migrants cross his country's border into Poland to retaliate against EU sanctions. Poland strengthened its border controls, but the number of illegal migrant crossings into Germany has been surging in recent months. The Brandenburg region in eastern Germany now finds itself at the crossroads between the Belarus and Balkans migrant routes.
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The Cook Islands and Niue have been recognized by the United States as "sovereign and independent states." The move appeared to be aimed at curbing further Chinese inroads into the Pacific region.
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Mali's military leadership has said presidential elections could not be held on schedule due to "technical" reasons. Since taking power in 2020, the junta has promised to hold elections, but has repeatedly issued delays.