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Biden calls on Afghans to ‘decide their future’ as withdrawal nears end

Reuters
WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his former political foe, Abdullah Abdullah, on Friday at the White House where he called on Afghans to decide the future of their country as the last U.S. troops pack up after 20 years of......

Peru’s Fujimori leads protest to annul votes as Castillo nears win

Reuters
Peruvian right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, who is likely to lose a runoff election against a socialist rival, on Saturday led a protest in Lima, calling again for the annulment of votes that did not favor her. “If the (electoral) jury analyzes this, the election will be flipped, dear friends,”......

Peruvians vote to elect president, divided by class, geography

Reuters
Peruvians began voting to pick a president on Sunday in an election that has bitterly divided them by class and geography, with urban and higher-income citizens preferring right-wing Keiko Fujimori while the rural poor support leftist political novice Pedro Castillo. Polls in the runoff election began to open at 7......

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