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Rising Buttigieg formally launches presidential campaign

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign re-launch comes amid a surge of news placing the mayor of 102,000-person South Bend in the upper echelons of the Democratic presidential primary. | Darron Cummings/AP Photo 2020 Elections The mayor of South [...]

China formally arrests Xinjiang ex-governor in bribery case

BEIJING (AP) – The former governor of the restive Xinjiang region has been formally arrested on accusations of taking bribes following a monthslong investigation, the government said Wednesday, showing no letup in President Xi Jinping’s [...]

Thai King’s Sister Is Formally Barred From Running for Prime Minister

Thailand’s election commission on Monday disqualified the king’s sister from running for prime minister, formally putting an end to a candidacy that had briefly upended the nation’s political landscape. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, [...]

Ukrainian Orthodox Christians Formally Break From Russia

ISTANBUL — The spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide recognized the independence of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in a four-hour ceremony in Istanbul on Sunday, formalizing a split with the Russian church to which [...]

‘We Say Sorry’: Australia Formally Apologizes to Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia sought to atone for a decades-long epidemic of child sexual abuse on Monday, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued an official apology that acknowledged the government’s systemic failures to protect [...]
Treaty to Formally End Korean War Is Being Discussed, South Confirms
China said on Wednesday that it wanted to play a positive role in formally ending the war, in which an estimated three million Chinese soldiers fought. But it stopped short of endorsing the idea of a treaty, which is likely to involve [...]

Sweden Mourns Stockholm Attack Victims; Suspect Is Formally Identified

Investigators have been scrambling to determine the motivations of Mr. Akilov — who in December was ordered to leave the country and had once been flagged as a possible security risk — and to find out how he managed to elude the authorities’ [...]