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European Parliament elects first female president in 20 years

Maltese lawmaker Roberta Metsola has been appointed to the largely ceremonial role of presiding over the EU Parliament, succeeding Italian politician David Sassoli, who passed away at the age of 65 earlier this month. Metsola, 42, who has been serving as a member of the European Parliament for Malta since …

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Prison term reduced from 110 to 10 years under public pressure

Following public outcry, the governor of Colorado commuted the sentence of truck driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, who was involved in a crash that killed four in 2019, from to 110 to 10 years with eligibility for parole in five. “The length of your 110-year sentence is simply not commensurate with your …

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Oil records biggest annual gains in 12 years

Oil posted its biggest annual rise since 2009 as the rapid Covid-19 vaccine rollout across the world stimulated the reopening of economies, boosting consumption, while oil output remains limited after the pandemic slump. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) advanced 55% for the biggest year-to-date gain in over a decade, …

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German MPs elect new chancellor after 16 years of Merkel rule

The new chancellor received 395 votes for his candidacy. Scholz needed the support of at least 369 lawmakers – an absolute majority – out of 736 Bundestag MPs. The three-party government coalition he heads occupies 416 seats in the Lower House of the German Parliament. His election marks a major …

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