News Wire | August 31, 2023 Archive

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Guatemala’s Congress Refuses to Recognize President-Elect’s Party

By Sonia Perez D. | Associated Press

Guatemala’s Congress, which is controlled by the currently governing party, on Wednesday refused to recognize the seven lawmakers from the Seed Movement party of President-elect Bernardo Arévalo, following the suspension of his party earlier this week.

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Shapps Becomes UK Defense Minister With Vow to Keep Up Support for Ukraine

By Elizabeth Piper and Andrew Macaskill | Reuters

Former energy minister Grant Shapps replaced Ben Wallace on Thursday as Britain’s defense minister, a surprise move that reaffirmed London’s support for Ukraine while raising questions over his lack of experience of the military.

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