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Palestinians protest US visa denials

UNITED NATIONS — The Palestinians protested the U.S. refusal to grant visas to six experts from the prime minister’s office to visit the United Nations to present a report on Palestinian implementation of U.N. goals for 2030.


Extremist convicted of PM murder plot

LONDON — An extremist loyal to the Islamic State group has been found guilty of plotting to kill the British prime minister.

Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman was convicted Wednesday of planning to bomb the entry gates to the prime minister’s residence.


President-elect gives ‘blank check’

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s future interior secretary said President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given her “a blank check” to seek ways to pacify the violence-wracked country.

Olga Sanchez Cordero said Lopez Obrador was familiar with her writings about possible drug decriminalization and had told her she had “a blank check, whatever is necessary to pacify this country, let’s open the debate.”