By Ivan Nechepurenko | The New York Times (free)
The leader of Armenia said Tuesday that at least 49 of the country’s servicemen had died overnight in clashes with the Azerbaijani Army. It was the worst escalation of hostilities between two countries since the 2020 war over Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed mountain enclave, and a threat to both a loyal Russian ally and a cease-fire that Russia brokered.
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By Abdi Latif Dahir | The New York Times
William Ruto was sworn in as Kenya’s fifth president Tuesday in a ceremony attended by dozens of global leaders and diplomats—a peaceful handover of power following a bitter election campaign that underscored the entrenched if troubled place of democracy in East Africa’s largest economy.
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