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Police file terrorism charges against Pakistani Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police have filed terrorism charges against former prime minister Imran Khan, heightening political tensions in the country as the ex-prime minister holds mass rallies to return to office. The terrorism charges follow a speech Khan gave in Islamabad over the weekend in which he pledged to prosecute police officers and a female judge and alleged that a close aide was tortured after his arrest. Khan himself was still free on Monday. His party said a court in Islamabad had issued a so-called “protection bond” for Khan for the next three days, preventing police from arresting him on the charges. Meanwhile, supporters gathered outside his home as the charges heightened political tensions in the nuclear-armed country.

Trump’s turbulent years in the White House culminate in Florida

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has always had a habit of collecting objects. This was combined with more recent activities: breaking government record-keeping rules, carelessly handling classified information and promoting a chaotic transition as he refused to concede defeat in 2020. Now , a federal investigation into Trump’s handling of documents poses extraordinary legal and legal problems. political challenges for him. One of Trump’s national security advisers, John Bolton, says he and others often tried to explain the risks of exposing sensitive information, but it was not understood. Bolton says he thinks Trump likely viewed the documents as collectible “souvenirs.” .

‘Time has stood still’: Ukrainians eager to return home as war drags on

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Russia’s war on Ukraine reaches its sixth month, many refugees are realizing bitterly that they won’t be returning home anytime soon. With bombings around a nuclear power plant and missiles threatening even the western regions of Ukraine, many refugees do not feel safe in their homes, even though these regions are under Ukrainian control. Although some plan to start a new life abroad, many are simply biding their time until they can return. Some are reluctantly enrolling their children in schools in Poland, Germany and elsewhere, fearing they will fall behind. Meanwhile, some professionals accept jobs below their skill levels simply trying to survive.

Watch: Top Democrats face off in Florida, New York

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday’s primary election features two leading Florida Democrats vying for the right to face Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. He’s a conservative rising star frequently mentioned as a great alternative to Donald Trump in the 2024 GOP presidential contest. In New York, the redistricting has left two longtime Democratic colleagues, Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler, vying for the same headquarters. Oklahoma Republicans will choose between two Trump loyalists competing in a runoff to be their party’s nominee to replace retired GOP Senator Jim Inhofe. He has more than four years left in his term.

Kenyan presidential loser files Supreme Court challenge

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s legal team said it filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging his electoral defeat last week. Lawyer Dan Maanzo told reporters Monday morning that the petition was filed online. Odinga is expected to deliver physical copies of the petition shortly. The court will have 14 days to rule. Vice President William Ruto was declared the winner of the tight August 9 election. The peaceful election turned chaotic in the final minutes before the declaration when the electoral commission split and a majority of commissioners said they could not support the results.

US, South Korea open biggest drills in years over North threats

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and South Korea are holding their largest combined military training in years as they bolster their defense posture against the growing North Korean nuclear threat. The exercises could provoke an angry reaction from North Korea, which has pushed its weapons testing activity to a record pace this year. The Ulchi Freedom Shield exercises will continue until September 1 in South Korea and will include field exercises involving aircraft, warships, tanks and potentially tens of thousands of troops. Similar drills have been canceled or scaled back in recent years due to COVID-19 or to create space for diplomacy. Last week, North Korea harshly criticized the South Korean president for continuing military exercises with the United States.

China fights bushfires, extends power rationing amid drought

BEIJING (AP) — Bushfires have forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 people in southwest China and power rationing for factories has reportedly been extended amid weeks of record heat and drought hit the region. A notice reported by Chinese media said the power rationing that forced factories in the southwest to close has been extended until at least Thursday due to lack of water in hydroelectric dams. This is exacerbating losses from China’s hottest and driest summer in decades. The disruption adds to challenges for the ruling Communist Party, which is trying to shore up sluggish economic growth ahead of a meeting that is expected to award President Xi Jinping a third five-year term as leader of the country.

Gays hail Singapore’s sex ban repeal, see long way to equality

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s gay community says the government’s plan to decriminalize sex between men is “a triumph of love over fear.” But they warned there was still a long way to go to equality and that further bans on same-sex unions could entrench discrimination against them. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong surprised many when he announced in a National Day speech that the government would repeal the colonial-era law that punishes sex between men with a sentence of up to go up to two years in prison. Lee, however, pledged to change the constitution to avoid challenges to allow same-sex unions. Religious groups say the changes must not impede their freedom to preach on public morals or cause “reverse discrimination” against them.

The closing arguments in the trial of 2 men in the Whitmer conspiracy

Jurors will hear oral arguments Monday in the retrial of two men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020. Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. declined to testify on Friday as defense attorneys closed their case in federal court in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The government portrayed Fox and Croft as leaders of a savage plan to snatch Whitmer from his vacation home in Elk Rapids, Michigan, and unleash chaos across the United States. But defense attorneys say Fox and Croft were an awkward, crass couple exercising free speech and incapable of leading anything as extraordinary as a kidnapping. Croft is from Bear, Delaware, while Fox lived in the Grand Rapids area.

California hog welfare rule delays frustrate small farmers

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hog farmers who already comply with a California animal welfare law approved by voters in 2018 will benefit from the implementation of the regulations. But we don’t know if it will ever happen. The law was supposed to go into effect in January, but the state has yet to fully draft and approve the necessary regulations, and a state judge delayed enforcement because of it. Then the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case brought by a national pork industry group that opposes the regulations. Given all the delays, some of the few farmers who have upgraded their facilities to comply with the rules wonder if they will ever see the increase in demand they expected when the measure was passed.

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