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Macron Narrowly Overcomes No-Confidence Vote as Anger in France Intensifies

By Adam Taylor | The Washington Post

French President Emmanuel Macron’s fraught effort to raise France’s retirement age from 62 to 64 has pushed long-simmering political tensions past the point of crisis, prompting large-scale street protests that have escalated into violent clashes.

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EU Officials Agree to Supply More Artillery Shells to Ukraine

By Steven Erlanger | The New York Times

European Union foreign and defense ministers agreed on Monday to spend up to 2 billion euros, or $2.14 billion, to supply Ukraine with badly needed artillery shells, replenish their own national stocks and ramp up Europe’s ammunition production.

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Northern Ireland Impasse to Persist After Unionist Party Rejects Brexit Compromise

By Max Colchester | The Wall Street Journal

Efforts by the British government to end political paralysis in Northern Ireland suffered a blow Monday after the Democratic Unionist Party said it would reject a compromise agreement recently hammered out by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the European Union over the region’s trading status.

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London Police Institutionally Racist and Sexist, Major Review Finds

By Muvija M | Reuters

London’s Metropolitan Police is institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic and unable to police itself, an independent review said Tuesday, heaping pressure on the Met’s new chief to reform Britain’s biggest police force.

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