Spain’s king begins meeting parties to form new government
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July's general election produced a hung parliament in which no clear ruling majority has been formed. The king now decides who will go on to form a new government.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has extensively revised secondary school curricula, removing all mention of the country's Mughal and Muslim history, which spanned some six centuries, as well as the identity of the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi and even Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
The Spanish men's soccer team on Monday criticised the country's football chief Luis Rubiales for his “unacceptable behaviour” towards women's player Jenni Hermoso. Rubiales forcibly kissed Hermoso on the lips after Spain won the Women's World Cup two weeks ago.
Spanish suspended football federation chief Luis Rubiales could face a sexual assault charge, after player Jenni Hermoso filed a criminal complaint over the unsolicited kiss he gave her at the Women's World Cup final.
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Gambling in Japan operates in the shadows, yet it accounts for nearly half of sales in the country's leisure sector. And for some, a harmless pastime can turn into a dangerous addiction. About three million Japanese are thought to have experienced a gambling addiction at some point in their lives. Earlier this year, the government approved plans to build Japan's first casino, a long-awaited move that has divided public opinion. Our correspondents report on Japan's troubled relationship with gambling.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his center-left coalition have been plummeting in opinion polls. But a study by the Bertelsmann Foundation finds the government has fulfilled many of its election promises.
The foreign minister from Germany's Green Party held talks with conservative Republican Governor Greg Abbott. She also visited two companies working in the green tech space.
Analysts expect North Korea to offer artillery rounds in exchange for advanced Russian technology used for missiles, nuclear weapons and submarines. However, the details are likely to be kept secret.
A journalist was allegedly groped by a man in Spain as she was live on air for a broadcaster, sparking outrage among people. Isa Balado was reporting a robbery in Madrid when a man passing by her appeared to touch her bottom in an incident that was recorded on camera.
Prosecutors have requested a restraining order against the former Spanish football boss. Meanwhile, Spanish women footballers maintained their strike pending more changes at the federation.
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