Indonesian president's son also rises, but what will his role as new VP be?

Everything about Indonesia's 36-year-old presumed incoming vice president - from his looks and mannerisms to his baritone voice - is reminiscent of his father, the outgoing and wildly popular President Joko Widodo, known as Jokowi.

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European Commission outlines upcoming defence strategy proposal

The European Commission will present a defence industrial strategy proposal in three weeks, commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday, and will also open a defence innovation office in Ukraine.

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France's Macron opens door to recognising Palestinian state

The recognition of a Palestinian state is no longer a taboo for France, President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday, suggesting Paris could make the decision if efforts for a two-state solution stalled because of Israeli opposition.

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Ukraine aid bill inches forward in US Senate

The U.S. Senate on Friday edged closer to passing a bill that includes $95.34 billion in aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, but faces an uncertain path to becoming law due to Republican opposition in both chambers of Congress.

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Italy bids quiet farewell to Vittorio Emanuele, son of its last king

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral in the northern Italian city of Turin on Saturday of Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, the only son of Italy's last king, who died last week aged 86.

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King Charles gives thanks for support after cancer diagnosis

Britain's King Charles on Saturday expressed gratitude to well-wishers following his cancer diagnosis, his first public comment since Buckingham Palace announced he would postpone some engagements to undergo treatment.

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Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, son of Italy's last king, dies aged 86

Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, the only son of Italy's last king, who lived in exile in neighbouring Switzerland for most of his life, has died aged 86 at his home in Geneva, the Royal House of Savoy said.

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Around 200,000 gather across Germany in latest protests against far-right

Around 200,000 people took to the streets in Germany on Saturday, most of them in the capital Berlin, as nationwide protests against the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party entered their fourth week.

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Death toll from Chile's forest fires rises to 46, president says

At least 46 people have died from forest fires raging in central Chile, President Gabriel Boric said on Saturday, warning that the death toll is likely to rise.

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Shunned in computer age, cursive makes a comeback in California

A generation of children who learned to write on screens is now going old school.​​

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